Sunday, December 20, 2009

Old Town and Mount Baker

This another Port Townsend shot taken from the ferry as it pulls away from the dock. The Water Street Hotel where I stayed is the red brick building to the left of Mount Baker. It was built in 1889 by a local pharmacist but fell into disrepair. The building was restored and currently houses a hotel, brewery and art gallery.

The hotel has an old world feel with 10-12 foot ceilings, a central atrium that rises from the second story to the third, and shared bathrooms for several of the rooms. On the street side of the building with nearly floor to ceiling windows, my room offered an excellent vantage point for watching the comings and goings of Water Street.


  1. Port Townsend is a wonderful small town and I love visiting there. Never stayed at the Water St. Hotel, but have been inside several times. Looks comfy and cozy. I'm fortunate to have friends living in PT, so have someplace to stay.

    Happy Holidays to you and your family!