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A Guide to 4th of July Activities on the Olympic Peninsula

July 4th is approaching fast and we can't help but think of all the fun things to do on the Olympic Peninsula. Summer is always an enjoyable season here, but even more so due to patriotic events. Many are happening so plan to spend Independence Day in this beautiful part of the country. The following [...]

Things to do at The Olympic National Park

With nearly one million acres, the Olympic National Park covers several distinctly diverse ecosystems. Take a romantic getaway and enjoy day trips to the wilderness of mountain streams that flow from the peaks, to the waves of the Pacific Ocean shore, to a magnificent temperate forest. The old-growth forest is rich with life and encompasses trails [...]

Another unexpected accolade

It is with a debt of gratitude that we say "thank you" to our local community for giving us this humbling honor. It challenges us to keep on keeping on.

A new year brings a beautiful labyrinth

Throughout history labyrinths have decorated gardens.

Views from a big yellow bird

Enjoy these bird's eye views of the 2014 Washington Lavender Festival.

The colonial festival takes off

What an incredible weekend it was here on the grounds of Mount Vernon West! The Washington Lavender Farm is part of the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association "Farm Tour" that has been the draw for thousands who have discovered "America's Provence" here in the Sequim Valley over the past two decades.

A great summer day for our first Hymn Sing!

The inaugural Hymn Sing by the Sea was held at George Washington Inn and Estate.

Happy Independence Day!

Enjoy a patriotic sunrise on Independence Day 2014!

A Cup of George

Did you know that coffee was called a "cup of George" long before it was called a "cup of Joe"? During WWI all the coffee output in the United States was requisitioned by the US Army. As a dominant producer at that time, the G. Washington Coffee Refining Company proudly advertised its contribution to the war effort, "G. Washington's Refined Coffee has gone to WAR." The following were some of the comments that were received from American soldiers who were fighting in the European trenches and enjoying, as they called it, their "cup of George", named for the company's owner, George Constant Louis Washington of Brooklyn, NY.

Hymn Sing by the Sea

Enjoy our country's rich hymn heritage in an inaugural Hymn Sing at George Washington Inn & Estate.