The Long Beach Peninsula’s Shelburne Inn Celebrates 120 Years This Year With Events Throughout 2016

Victorian, Seaview property is the oldest, continuously operating hotel in Washington

SEAVIEW, Wash. – March 4, 2016 – The Shelburne Inn, Restaurant & Pub, located in Seaview on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, is celebrating 120 years of continuous operation in 2016. To mark the milestone, longtime owners David Campiche and Laurie Anderson are presenting a full calendar of special events for returning and new guests.

Shelburne Lobby“Being key holders to a landmark inn has many rewards,” said Laurie Anderson, innkeeper, The Shelburne Inn, with her husband, David Campiche. “We’re happy to have successfully retained the characteristic charm of the Shelburne Inn while keeping pace with the needs of today’s discerning traveler.

“We’re especially pleased to mark the 120th year of the inn’s operation with entertaining events that speak to the essence of this unique property, summarized best by our tagline, ‘The Shelburne Inn, established 1896, grounded in tradition, bound by none.’”

Toasting the occasion, a series of Wine Dinners have been planned with Arcane Cellars (March 25), William Hatcher Pinot Noir and A to Z Wineworks (May 13) and Woodhouse Wine Estates (Nov. 4).

A feast for the senses with a good cause, a Middle Eastern Dinner, complete with belly dancers, will be presented on April 29, as a benefit for Syrian Refugees.

The Shelburne will partner with local craft brewery North Jetty (Sept. 16) and Seattle’s Pike Brewing Company (Oct. 28) for Beer Dinners.

An accomplished potter, Campiche’s classic, hand-thrown tea bowls will be set for a Japanese Tea on June 26. A Hemmingway Dinner (July 9) and a Jane Austen Tea (Dec. 17) are also among the mix, as are classic cocktail (May 27) and sake (June 25) tastings. A talk about vintage lace and styles will evoke a feeling of times past at light afternoon tea on Mother’s Day (May 8). A Séance & Spirits Tasting with Ethereal Bites will invoke the Inn’s infamous ghosts on Oct. 29.

The Inn will continue to offer special holiday menus on Saint Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve, and will participate in the Long Beach Peninsula’s Wild Mushroom Celebration, Oct. through mid-Nov., by showcasing the region’s highly prized native edibles.

About the Inn

The Shelburne Inn offers fifteen welcoming antique-appointed guestrooms, all with private baths and many with private decks. A gourmet breakfast with choice of entrees is included for overnight guests as are complimentary coffee and tea in the cozy lobby accented by Campiche’s pottery and a warming fireplace.

The Inn serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily at the Shelburne Restaurant and Pub.

Building from local and sought-out Northwest ingredients, the pub fare and restaurant menu and pub fare provide choices for both casual and fine dining. Heritage breads, pastries and desserts are prepared in the in-house bakery. The welcoming dining room is notable for its signature, Art Nouveau stained-glass window, which was salvaged by the current innkeepers from a church in Morecambe, England.

A member of Unique Inns and Select Registry, the Shelburne Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Training the next generation of innkeepers

With an eye on the inn’s future, Anderson and Campiche are immersing Ilwaco High School students into the hospitality industry, with a focus on the culinary arts. With a daily class at the Inn, participants in the ProStart program are given hands-on instruction and experience in food preparation as well as hospitality and management training.

 

History

The Shelburne Inn was established in 1896 as a Pacific Coast retreat for visitors from Portland.

Charles Beaver built the Victorian-style inn as his home and boarding house, gracing it with the name Shelburne after a grand hotel in Dublin, Ireland. In 1911 the building was pulled across the street by a team of horses and adjoined to another building to accommodate increasing numbers of summer guests. During that era, visitors arrived from Portland via the side-wheeler T.J. Potter, a ferry from Astoria to Megler and the Clam Shell Railroad to one of its main stops, The Shelburne Station.

Four major phases of refurbishing have been completed to date.

David Campiche and Laurie Anderson have owned and operated the inn since 1977.

For additional information and/or reservations, please call the Shelburne Inn at 360.642.2442 or email innkeeper@theshelbureinn.com. For destination information, please contact the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau at 360.642.2400 or visit www.funbeach.com.

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