Monthly Archives: October 2011

Rooms for all

Bordeaux Room

It’s understandable that inquiring guests want to know more about sleeping accomodations.  The Retreat House has 4 bedrooms and offers sleeping for at least 12 people.  There’s the Boredaux Room with a King Size Temprapedic, The Cabernet Room with a Queen Size Bed, The Rose’ Room with a Queen and The Chablis Room also a Queen.  We have a Twin Size Mattress available in the Rose’ Room to use as a sleeping pad on the floor for added guest and two Queen Size Air Beds located in the Family Room with a privacy curtain to close off the room.

With the 4 bedrooms The Retreat House provides private comfortable sleeping accomodations for 8 people but if you get creative and everyone is close you can easily sleep up to 12 or more.

Chablis Room
Rose' Room
Cabernet Room

 

Wine Retreat

Wine Retreat

We recently offered a Wine Retreat through LivingSocial:  http://www.livingsocial.com which was a big success!!  We sold 55 packages and have had the pleasure to greet arriving guests with a Wine Tasting in the Wine Shop when it works for our schedules.

With the new Vacation Rental property available on Hood Canal:  http://www.hoodcanalwaterfrontretreat.com we could offer more Wine Retreats and what a great location!!  Hoodsport:  http://hoodsportwa.com/ on scenic Hood Canal the home of Hoodsport Winery:  http://www.hoodsport.com/ where guests can take in a Wine Tasting in the Tasting Room nearby and then stay at the Hood Canal Waterfront Retreat House for the remainder of their Wine Retreat sampling more wines from WineShop At Home: http://www.wineshopathome.com/ the premier wine tasting company bringing the vineyard to you.

Depending on the energy level of the group guests could take in some other Peninsula Wineries:  with 4 in the Port Townsend area:  Eaglemount, Fair Winds, Finn River, and Sorenson:  http://www.olympicpeninsulawineries.org/map.php about an hour drive, a little over 60 scenic drive miles and/or guests could visit:  Walter Dacon:  http://www.walterdaconwines.com/ to try some of their award winning wines-guests would have to drive 101 South to Shelton:  only about a 30 minute drive,  just over 20 miles.

A Wine Retreat:  a get away- to focus on wine, self, a bonding with a group, to enrich your wine knowledge/experience; A Wine Retreat is what you make it-contact us for more information or to help plan your Wine Retreat.  Cheers!!~

Welcome Hood Canal Waterfront Retreat Wine Tastings

Wine Tasting on Hood Canal

There’s a new Vacation Rental in the area and we are offering Private Wine Tastings there:  http://www.hoodcanalwaterfrontretreat.com/#!  Allow us to bring the ‘Vineyard’ to you while you stay on the majestic Hood Canal Waterfront.

What better way to un-wine-‘d’~ after arriving and taking in the views, than to enjoy sampling some wines with family and friends?  Contact us today for more information~Cheers!

Patience on the vine

Waiting on the Grape

Across Wine Producing Regions and especially here in Washington State -2011 is one of the latest harvests on record.

Patience is a difficult practice especially in today’s quick response world, we are used to getting things quickly at the click of a button.

The vine, the grape, the ripening process does not work that way so we must ‘adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.’

Yesterday during Yoga class there was mention of ‘soft-strength’ two words that don’t often go together.  ‘Soft-strength’ made me think of the vine, the delicate grapes hanging there trying to soak in any last minute sun, not allowing themselves to be rushed, waiting for optimum flavor; softly strongly, hanging on until the final threshold.

Siloam Retreat is known for sharing lots of quotes, phrases, and words of wisdom from all of the eclectic plaques placed here and there.  Currently we have one such plaque on the back patio near the pond that reads:

a frog in the pond at Siloam

“Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience”  Not hard to do while at Siloam.  Often guests comment that as soon as they arrive their shoulders drop, they are able to leave stresses behind them and relax into the pace, the pace of nature.

Perhaps it’s the sound of the water gently falling into the pond, perhaps it’s the sound of silence, maybe the careful preparation taken for their arrival; this all goes very well with wine.  The patience that goes into every bottle, every glass, every swirl, every sniff and every sip.

The next time you enjoy a glass of wine take time to think of the patience invloved, spend time admiring the wine; you’ll be glad you did.  Cheers ~

Napa Wine

 

Wine Club-Vineyard Delivery

It’s harvest time and every year is new and different.  With anticipation, we all wait to see what 2011 will bring, we invite you to join our Wine Club and see.  Each month you will get wine delivered right to your door always sampling new wine releases with tasting notes, recipes, and food pairing suggestions from our Wine Maker.

There really isn’t an easier way to enrich your cellar, improve your wine knowlege, and enjoy good wine, good food, good times.  Contact us for more information.

Cheers ~