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BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale Blog

April
14
Silverdale Hotel Seagull Splat run walk port orchard


Everyone likes to help out those in need, everyone loves beautiful scenery, and everyone wants to get more exercise. This May you’ll have an opportunity to have all three at once with the Fathoms O’ Fun Seagull Splat 5k Run or Walk, a great waterfront event that is sure to be plenty of fun for all.


On Sunday, May 24th, runners and walkers of all ages will congregate at the Marina Waterfront Park to take their marks. Then, at the starter’s signal, they’ll all race (or walk leisurely) off towards the finish line 5km down the line. Sound simple? There’s more to it than that—as you make your way along the course, you’ll have to take care to avoid the titular “seagull splats” that will be dropping from above and attempting to land themselves square on your festival t-shirt. But don’t worry—these splats are only made of paint and are completely washable!

There are plenty of other events once the walking and running is done. A band of pirates will be making a rendezvous in the midst of a vendor show. They’ll even have their cannons with them! Attendees will also be invited to take their hand at seagull-calling—an incredibly difficult feat with a prize going to they who can lure the gulls best. And if all those flying birds start making you hungry, there’ll be a wings cook-off to sate all who worked up an appetite in the race. Learn more about the event’s activities here.


Aside from the fantastic fun and the beautiful location, there’s another great reason to support this event. A portion of all proceeds will be going towards the Retsil Veterans Building 9, a part of the Veterans Transitional Housing. This 60-bed facility helps veterans assimilate back into their normal lives, a cause that can’t be achieved without the help of their fellow Americans.


As if you needed more reasons to go, our hotel is just a short drive from the festivities. When you’re done your run, you’ll want a bed as comfortable as ours. Book your room today. We look forward to your visit—and watch out for those seagulls!

March
27
Silverdale may be a small town, but we’re big on culture.  From award-winning Broadway musicals to classic symphonies, here’s a look at what’s coming up this side of the Kitsap Peninsula.
 

Spring Musical: Next to Normal - March 13 to April 12

Spring Musical: Next to Normal


Written by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, and directed by Gwen Adams and Erin McKiernan, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical has received critical acclaim on Broadway for its freshness and originality. Next to Normal introduces us to a complex family and their friends who are trying to cope with tragedy, loss, and mental illness. Though indeed a serious topic, the music and dialogue will make you laugh out loud, as will its score that includes side-splitting gems like “Who’s Crazy? My Psychopharmacologist and I.” The show is playing at the Jewel Box Theatre on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm from March 13 to April 1, and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm, on March 22, 29, and April 12. Tickets are available online

Carpe Librum: The Art of the Book - April 3 to 26 

Carpe Librum: The Art of the Book

 

In Carpe Librum: The Art of the Book, visual art meets letter writing meets technical expertise, in an extraordinary showcase of artist books. The exhibit, held at the Bainbridge Arts & Crafts gallery and curated by Cynthia Sears and Hidde Van Duym, displays the work of more than 30 artists. 

The Bremerton Symphony Presents: Berlioz and Bruckner - April 11 


The Bremerton Symphony


The Bremerton Symphony presents a concert in the style of Abendconzert on the Danube and featuring Berlioz’s Grande Symphonie Finale, Mahler’s Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen, and Bruckner’s Symphony #4. A pre-concert discussion sponsored by Slippery Pig Brewing will feature microbrews along with Maestro Alan Futterman’s interesting insights into the music of Berlioz, Mahler, and Bruckner. The concert will be held at Our Lady Start of the Sea Church at 7:30 pm. Call the BSA office to order ticket at 360-373-1722. Formed in 1942, the Bremerton Symphony Association is a non-profit organization that includes the Bremerton Symphony Orchestra, the Bremerton Symphony Concert Chorale, The Bremerton Symphony Youth Orchestra, and The Bremerton Symphony League.  

If you’re planning on visiting the Kitsap Peninsula, look no further than our waterfront BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale Beach Hotel for your most comfortable, convenient, and affordable accommodation. We look forward to welcoming you today!     

 

March
14
 

We know how stressful planning a wedding can be. From finding a venue to accommodating the guests, there are about a million things to keep in mind. At the Silverdale Beach Hotel, we want to make things a little bit easier for you. When you book your wedding and reception at our hotel, we take care of all the little things you need to help you plan (and enjoy) and beautiful and most memorable event. After all, this is your special day—the day you and yours will remember for the rest of your lives!
 

Our professional and knowledgeable staff is here to assist with all of the advance party, logistics, and menu planning. Our stunning Admiral Ballroom, priced at $1,500.00 for a five-hour event, accommodates up to 200 people on round tables that seat eight guests each. This also features a dance floor, gift table, guest book take, cake table, and any other required tables and chairs that you need. Catering services are exclusively provided by La Garmache and include a private bartender for your reception. Any special linen or napkin colors (based on availability) are $4.50 per linen and $0.20 per napkin. And, of course, our gorgeous Bridal Suite is reserved for you for the wedding night.
  

As well, we have a variety of other rooms that may also suit your needs. Our spacious Waterfront Patio, priced at $1000.00 for a five hour event, seats up to 176 guests and includes a floor runner, extra tables, and, if needed, standard folding chairs. The Beachfront Room, priced from $500.00 to $750.00 for a five-hour event, accommodates up to 75 guests. The East & West Bay, priced at $500 for a five-hour event, accommodates up to 75 guests.
 

To book an appointment to discuss your special event and to view our banquet space, please call Kristie Woodrall, our Sales and Catering Coordinator, at (360) 698-1000 Ext. 503.

February
26
This March, guests of our hotel will have the chance to carve up some real fun with the Kitsap County Woodcutters Annual Juried Show—a fantastic returning event that you’ll find just 15 minutes’ drive from our beautiful Silverdale hotel. It all goes down at the Westside Improvement Center, in Bremerton, Washington. Just what is this fabulous event all about? Well, let us give you, are valued guest, a preview!

Wood Cutters, Wood Art, Art Show, Kitsap Attractions, Things to do in Silverdale
 

The event, which runs on Saturday, March 14 from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday, March 15 from 10:00am to 4:00pm, is a showcase of the amazing wood art that comes from the area surrounding our hotel. That means an opportunity to get acquainted with the artists of Silverdale, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Seattle, Sequim, and Bremerton, and of course, their amazing art.

On display will be an array of impressive wood carvings of all kinds, from beautiful renderings of birds and fish, to caricature carvings, as well as styles like whittling, chip carvings, relief carvings. In laymen’s terms, that means there will be a lot of amazing art available for sale!

Woodwork, Art, Tools, Trade Show 

 

But there’s more to this funky event than the breadth of wood carving for sale. Several other styles of woodwork will also be available, including wood-burning, driftwood arts, cabinetry, furniture, and chain saw carving. On top of that, there will also be an exciting raffle (drawing starts Sunday at 3:00), as well as fantastic wood carving classes! Best of all, this event is free to the public. Donations are encouraged, but otherwise, it won’t cost you a dime!

Whether you’re after a gift for a friend or family member, a new decoration for your home, or simply just to explore this region’s thriving art scene, this is not an event to miss. And because it happens just moments from our beautiful hotel, there’s no reason not to go!

Book your cozy room today to enjoy our beachside location and all the fantastic events that happen nearby! 

February
11
The area surrounding Kitsap is one of spectacular natural beauty. As the home to massive mountains, sprawling parks, gorgeous waterfront views, and of course, amazing wildlife, it’s a perfect example of the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Of course, the best way to get acquainted with this region’s beauty is to get out in it, but thanks to The Bloedel Reserve, which you’ll find just a half hours’ drive north of our beautiful waterfront view hotel, there’s another exciting way to witness the natural beauty of his corner of Washington. Here are the details!

Bloedel Reserve, Kitsap Art Shows, Photography, Wildlife, Owls

In addition to its gorgeous gardens and events, The Bloedel Reserve also hosts an ever-evolving schedule of art shows—from paintings to photography and everything in between. Currently, they’re showcasing the spectacular work of photographer Mark McKnight. McKnight, whose work has taken him all over the world, including amazing destinations like the Amazon, now comes to Kitsap with a new exhibit, entitled Owl People. The photographs of this exhibit, according to McKnight himself, focus on the sacred role of owls in Native American tradition.

This show will allow you to get familiar with these beautiful birds of prey, and best of all, you can enjoy the exhibit at no extra cost when with regular admission to the reserve (which is just $15 for adults $10 for seniors and military, $8 for teenagers, and $5 for children from 5-12). The show runs all the way through to March 30, which means you’ve got plenty of time to experience it.

Of course, this will not be the last show to grace The Beautiful Bloedel Reserve. When it leaves, it will be replaced by another inspired exhibit as part of the reserves ever rotating schedule of shows. Furthermore, the reserve also hosts musical events, poetry readings and more, should your interests extend outside of the visual arts.

Hiking, Nature, Gardens, Things to do in Kitsap, Silverdale Attractions

Catch the work of Mark McKnight, or the art show that follows it, all just a short distance from our hotel. And when you’ve had your fun, enjoy great amenities like our indoor pool and hot tub, relaxing sauna, and our gorgeous waterfront view. Book your stay today!  
January
26
Seeking excitement in beautiful Kitsap County this February? Well, you’re in luck, as two very cool, albeit very different events, come to our pristine peninsula in the second month of this new year. Allow us to give you a preview of what’s to come!

Annual Quilt Show | February 20 & 21

On February 20th and 21st, Kitsap’s annual quilt show returns for a 29th time. That says something about its popularity. This year, the show is entitled “Modern Vintage” and will be highlighted by the work of featured artist, Sharon Broom, with over 200 magnificent quilts on display from all over Washington and Oregon. In addition, the two-day show will feature enriching demonstrations, a silent auction, and a hip boutique and cafe. The fun runs from 10:00am to 5:00pm both days, has an entry fee of just a $5.00 donation. Find the excitement at Kitsap County Fairgrounds, in President’s Hall, just 5 minutes from our beautiful waterfront hotel. 

Quilt, Expo, Kitsap Festivals, things to do in Silverdal
 

Kitsap Wedding Expo | February 21

Also on the 21st of February, the Kitsap Sun Pavilion (which is just a 6 minute drive from our hotel) hosts the Kitsap Wedding Expo. This event is a celebration of all things wedding—from dresses and groom attire, to disc jockeys, to caterers, to photographers and florists. So, if there’s a wedding in your future, whether you’re going to be on the altar or not, this is an excellent place to start! Best of all, entry for this fantastic event is just $6.00 (and $5.00 for seniors and military). The fun lasts from 10:00 to 5:00pm.

Speaking of weddings, don’t forget that our beautiful hotel offers both a gorgeous venue and excellent rates for those hoping to tie the knot! And while you won’t find any quilts on display under our roof, we’re sure you’ll sleep soundly under our cloudlike bedding.

Silverdale Weddings, Wedding Venues, Event Venues, Catering
 

Book a room at our hotel today to experience all that beautiful Kitsap County has to offer, from the events above, and more! We look forward to welcoming you! 

January
15
posted by: BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale on: January 15, 2015 3:59:28 PM
Looking for a way to fill an afternoon in beautiful Kitsap County? Why not spend it shopping? Kitsap is home to a roster of wonderful shops of all kinds, so whether you’re after souvenirs, gifts, or simply a snack, you won’t have to look far. Here are a few shops we think our guests might enjoy! 

Bella Bella Cupcakes

Got a sweet tooth? No problem. Just a four minute drive from our luxurious waterfront hotel, you’ll find Bella Bella Cupcakes and its toothsome treats. This charming pastry shop has a selection of cupcakes that might just leave you standing at the counter in deliberation for hours. The choices are endless! There’s their root beer cupcake, their cherry cheesecake cupcake, their key lime cupcake, fruity choices like mango, pineapple and lemon raspberry, and of course, classics like chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. Is your mouth watering yet? Head down to Bella Bella and satisfy your sweet tooth today!
Cupcake, Treats, Dining, Silverdale Restaurants, Bakery

Pages Books

Need something to read while you kick back on our heavenly waterfront property? Head down to pages books, just an 8 minute walk from our hotel, and peruse their towering shelves of well-loved used books. Whether you’re after a heart-pounding mystery, a heart-breaking romance, a sci-fi epic, or some interesting non-fiction, they’ll have something for you. Grab a few paperbacks from this endlessly endearing bookstore, and lose yourself in its pages from the comfort of your cloudlike bed or our Jacuzzi. Just don’t forget to say hello to the shop’s resident cat while you’re there! 

Bookstore, Books, Reading, Silverdale Shops, Kitsap Shopping

Silverdale Antiques

Looking for some gorgeous decor or a gift for a friend back home? Turn to Kitsap Antiques, which you’ll find a mere five minutes (on foot) from our hotel. Enjoy a gorgeous selection of items, primarily procured in Europe, but let us remind you, you probably won’t leave empty handed! The selection at this antique shop is truly spectacular.
Antiques, things to do in Silverdale, Shopping, Kitsap County

Kitsap is a true destination for shopping enthusiasts, as evidenced by the awesome shops found around our hotel. And all it takes to discover everything this magnificent corner of Washington has to offer is a room at our centrally-located hotel. Book yours today

December
19
posted by: BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale on: December 19, 2014 11:42:23 AM
Feel like getting out into nature for some fresh air? You’re in luck. Kitsap County is peppered with beautiful parks of all shapes and sizes, many of which are just a short drive from our beautiful, Silverdale Beach hotel. Let us point you toward some of our nearby favorites!

Newberry Hill Heritage Park

Newberry Hill Heritage Park has something for everyone. Perhaps most notable are its 20+ hiking trails, which vary in length up to about 2.6 miles. Newberry is also an excellent destination for wildlife enthusiasts, as the home of a spectrum of birdlife, amphibians of all kinds, as well as bobcats, rabbits, coyotes—even the rare black bear! The park is open year round, just remember to dress accordingly and bring your camera! You can find Newberry Hill Heritage Park less than 10 minutes away from our beautiful hotel. 
Eagle, Hiking, Nature, Kitsap, Parks, Outdoors
 

Anderson Landing Preserve

Though not the biggest park, Anderson Landing Preserve is an excellent choice for a quick walk or bike ride. In the warmer months, it’s also an excellent destination for a family picnic in the fresh air and sunshine. The park provides an excellent vantage point of the beautiful Hood Canal, and as a result, is a bird watcher’s dream!  Best of all, it’s just an 11 minute drive from our Silverdale Beach Hotel. 

 

Scenic Beach State Park

Gorgeous vistas, picturesque walking trails, charming gazebos and event spaces—Scenic Beach State Park has it all. The park, which is less than a 20 minute drive from our hotel, is a great destination for any time of the year. In the cooler, winter months, walk its hiking trails and photograph its wildlife. In the warmer months, enjoy activities like boating, swimming, camping, and more. The park even has a beach volleyball area and horseshoe pits for guests with a competitive side! 
Nature, Mountains, Hiking, Outdoors, Things to do in Silverdale, Things to do in Kitsap County

Yes, the area around Silverdale is one of amazing natural beauty. You can experience that beauty for yourself by booking one of the cozy rooms at conveniently-located hotel, and setting out to explore from there! 

December
4
This year, Silverdale will be celebrating Christmas and New Years Eve the right way—that is to say, the former will be marked by charity and giving, and the latter with a good old fashioned party. Allow us to elaborate!

Toys for Tots: Donations Accepted until December 13

Christmas has become a holiday marked by hectic shopping trips and Holiday pops songs, but in Silverdale, we haven’t forgotten the core principles of this special time of year. So this year, Silverdale Beach Hotel will be participating in a highly-regarded philanthropic endeavour called Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots, which is helmed by the US Marine Corps Reserve, is a simple but splendid initiative that aims to provide quality, unused toys for less fortunate children.

This year, our hotel will be serving as a drop-off spot, welcoming donations of new toys. All it takes to put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas is a quick trip to the toy store, and another to our hotel. Don’t miss your chance to do some good this year.

Toys for Tots, Charity, Philanthropy, Christmas, Donations

2015 Rockin’ New Years at the Silverdale Beach Hotel

Christmas is a time of generosity, compassion, and love. New Years Eve, on the other hand, is a chance to celebrate another year gone by and ring in the next in style. This year, we give our guests the opportunity to just that with Rockin’ New Years Eve, an awesome and affordable party package. What are the perks? A comfortable, water-view room for the night and admission to a party complete with live music, appetizers, party favors, a midnight toast, and of course, a breakfast buffet in the morning!

All it costs it $175, and marginally more to upgrade to a suite. If you’re only able to attend the party, and would like to forgo the accommodations, admission is $50. So come on down at 8pm on the last night of the year, and bid farewell to 2014 with us. This will not be a party to miss! Feel free to contact us with any questions!

Yes, our hotel is plunging head first into this most festive time of year, and we’d love it if you joined us. So buy a toy, drop it off at our hotel, and make a child’s Christmas extra special. Then, welcome 2015 in style at our amazing New Years eve party. Oh, and did we mention we have a hot tub

November
24
posted by: BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale on: November 24, 2014 12:42:24 PM

Did you know that Kitsap County is home to a number of small micro-brew legends?  If you’re staying with us for a night, a week or even longer, be sure to get out and experience some of the finest beer found in all of Washington state right here in the county.  Here are a few “must-taste” breweries in Kitsap. 

Sound Brewery

650 NW Bovela Ln, Ste #3, Poulsbo, WA 98370

For several years now, Sound Brewery has drawn the attention of the state’s most respected beer & wine bloggers, once again placing number four on the Pour Fool’s  top twenty breweries list in Washington State.  On the list at the Sound are a healthy portion of Belgian IPAs, including the Koperen Ketel Belgian Style Pale Ale, with a fruity aroma and clean dry finish.  A tasting room is available for the public inside the brewery with all the sounds, aromas and sights of a working beer factory! 

Sound Brewery

 

Valholl Brewing

18970 3rd Ave NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370

Simply amazing brews is one way to describe Valholl Brewing.  Try their Brew Bitch IPA named after its creator Justin Crawford, which celebrates Yakima county hops and recently was voted the best IPA in all of Washington State by readers of PourFool.com.  Also not to be passed up are the Valkyrie Red, with spicy citrus flavors or for the aristocrat in your party, try the Crimson Cove Smoked Cherry.   Join the gang in the brewery bar on November 25th for their Kill the Keg Tuesday, where they sell pints for $2 until the keg is empty!

Valholl Brewing

 

Silver City Brewery

206 Katy Penman Ave., Bremerton, WA

“Ideally, brewers interpret history & through science they create art”: such is the lofty philosophy of the Silver City Brewery in nearby Bremerton.  Don’t miss this brewpub and restaurant that is the place to drink and eat in Bremerton!

 

If you’re coming to Kitsap County this winter and looking for great accommodations in Silverdale, book your stay with us at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale Beach Hotel.