Imagine stepping into the past by just crossing the threshold of a house.
Imagine lace curtains on every window, tables set with white linen table cloths and beautiful fine china.
Imagine antique tables and chairs and an atmosphere that is both charming and elegant at the same time.
Do you know where you are?
You've just entered the Poulsbo Tea House.
The Poulsbo Tea House is a small tea room set in a quaint house on Jensen Way in downtown Poulsbo. Experience High Tea here with scones, pastries, petits fours, little tea sandwiches, and of course, tea.
Along with delicious tea and food, this place offers gift items for purchase.
Don't be afraid to bring the children. At the Poulsbo Tea House children are welcome and are encouraged to delve into the trunk full of hats, boas, gloves, and necklaces for dress up. Moms, you can dress up too!
The Poulsbo Tea House offers a lovely, elegant experience reminiscent of days gone by.
Located four miles south of the Hood Canal Bridge in Poulsbo, Kitsap Memorial State Park is a great place for families.
With the Log Hall, Pavilion, and Caterers Kitchen shelters, this park is ideal for wedding ceremonies, receptions, reunions, and company picnics.
Kitsap Memorial State Park has grassy play fields, and children's' play equipment making this park very kid-friendly. There are picnic tables and grills so bring some food along with you!
Along with day use, Kitsap Memorial State Park offers spaces for overnight camping. Standard campsites cost about $15, utility campsites $21. Be aware that these campsites are not very secluded and are close together.
Kitsap Memorial State Park is a beautiful park with views of the Hood Canal. You are no longer charged a daily vehicle parking permit, so what are you waiting for? Spend some quality time with your family at Kitsap Memorial State Park!
Liberty Bay Auto located in Poulsbo, is more of your small town type used car dealership. Their prices are unbeatable with most of their vehicles priced below Kelley Blue Book. They have a 48 hour money back guarantee, so if you don't like the car, just bring it back! They also have a free 90 day limited warranty on each vehicle. Plus, if they don't have the vehicle you want, they'll find it for you.
Along with cars, they also have the Liberty Bay Country Store on site with old and new items for sale such as die cast cars and airplanes, porcelain garage signs, restored vintage gas pumps, traffic lights, clothing, and more.
The salesmen are friendly and send you on your own to test drive the car, so there's no hassle and no pressure to buy. The service here is top notch. When buying a car here or bringing it in for repair, expect to experience the best in customer service.
Battleground Lake State Park is located in Battleground, Washington about 25 miles from Vancouver, Washington and 35 minutes from Portland, Oregon. The lake was formed by a volcano, and you can find lava rock in the shallow areas of the lake. This state park has numerous campsites for tents, RV's, as well as four cabins, and primitive sites that one can hike into.
My family and I camped at Battleground Lake State Park from June 3rd to the 8th of this year. We stayed in a cabin for our visit. The cost of the cabin is forty dollars a night. The cabin sleeps four with a bunk bed (one bed on the bunk bed is a full size bed) and a fold out futon. The cabins have a small table with four chairs, the bunk bed and futons, a table with a small lamp, electrical outlets, and heat. The mattresses on the beds are very thin, so not the most comfortable and you must bring your own bedding. The cabin also has a small covered porch which is great for when it rains. The sites have a grill and a fire pit, as well as a picnic table. The sites are surrounded by Douglas Firs, Cedar, Maple trees and more, providing a beautiful setting.
Some of the wildlife you may see here are chipmunks, squirrels, deer, rabbits, (all of which we saw), foxes, raccoons, coyotes, hawks, jays, woodpeckers, and more. Although not listed as one of the parks regularly seen animals, we also saw a Bald Eagle and heard a bear.
The park has hiking, biking, and horse trails, a softball, baseball and volleyball field, a badminton area, interpretive activites, bird watching, and an amphitheatre.
The lake is considered a smaller version of Crater Lake in Oregon and offers fishing, swimming (though too cold when we went), a dock, and boat ramp. The lake has trout, bass, and catfish and is regularly stocked with these, making fishing here great. The park also offers paddle boats for rent for five dollars an hour though to our dismay we were told that the boats had not been fixed from last year and were unavailable.
There is a park store that offers burgers, fries, ice, firewood, fishing supplies, drinks, and candy but was only open Saturday and Sunday while we were there. However, this may be because we were there before the actual summer season.
If you want to get away from the camp for a few hours, you can drive in to Battleground, Washington (about 10 or so miles) and visit the cute little antique and thrift shops, or head for the Fred Meyer, Albertsons, or Safeway. There is also a little joint called Burgerville with the best burgers, fries, and shakes all made fresh.
Our stay at Battle Ground Lake State Park was incredible. The scenery and wildlife is stunning and refreshing and the park employees are friendly, courteous, and very helpful
JJ's Fish House is located in downtown Poulsbo. With views of the Poulsbo waterfront and a lively atmosphere, this is a fun, family-friendly restaurant.
JJ's offers locally harvested seafood and traditional American cuisine. Dine inside or dine outside on the patio. Or you can order your food to go! They have great tasting micro brews and wines, and the clam chowder and fish and chips are my favorites! The employees are always friendly and courteous. If you're in downtown Poulsbo, stop in to JJ's Fish House for a bite to eat!
This consignment shop offers a variety of baby and childrens products. They have gently used clothing, toys, cribs, and more. They also carry Mustela products. I've shopped this store many times, especially for baby clothing. They will often have sales, and you can get some good deals on clothes during these. The shop itself is great, but unfortunately, the last time I was there one of the employees was not that friendly. In fact, she can be outright rude. So, I don't know if I will shop here again.
Austin Chase Coffee is like any other coffee shop. You can get your mochas, lattes, cappucinos, americanas, etc. I suppose I would say that the difference with this coffee shop is that they have a large selection of smoothies you can choose from as well. It also has pastries like any other coffee shop. If you like mochas I would suggest trying their dark chocolate mocha. It's delicious
This store is great. You can find so many items here for such great prices! It's like a dollar store, but some items are more than that, but all reasonably priced. I love to go here for my daughter's coloring books. You can get some for 3 for a dollar. You can get pens, pencils, paper, socks, beauty items, kitchen dishes, bath items, yarn, craft supplies, toys and more here. I especially love to go here for the seasonal and holiday items.
I would have to say that Campana's has the best pizza in Poulsbo. Cooked just right, just enough sauce and toppings....mmmm... I'm getting hungry! Campanas also offers an array of other tasty Italian entrees.You can tell that they have good food, because they are always packed! But I would say that the food is worth the wait!
Not only are the employees at Sluys the friendliest around, but you couldn't find a better tasting doughnut or pastry!!! I still remember the first time I tried one of their pastries...it was like a whole new world was opened up to my taste buds! Don't believe me? I DARE you to try one of their cream cheese filled cinnamon rolls!! They also happen to be located right downtown, so after shopping around all the cutesy shops, and you've worked up an appetite, stop in at Sluys!