Shelburne Inn and Lionel Trains Christmas Promotion

offerpopbannerv2The Shelburne Inn is one of 20 Select Registry member inns to participate in a first-ever Lionel Electric Trains Christmas promotion that includes Lionel Trains as part of their Christmas decorations.

The partnership between Select Registry and Lionel Trains includes providing participating inns with a Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer Deluxe Train with extra track, a collector box of Lionel Vintage style tree ornaments and additional Christmas decor and promotional items.

The Shelburne Inn is pleased to be a part of the promotion and incorporate the Lionel Trains into our Holiday decor as trains are a traditional and fun component to many Christmas displays. We invite you to stop by our inn to view our display and enter the contest for Lionel Train items. 

“We are pleased to partner with Lionel Trains and our member inns on this promotion,” said Phil Jenkins, CEO of Select Registry. “The partnership is one founded in excellence. Select Registry and our member inns are the embodiment of excellence in the private inn industry. Lionel Trains  appeal to those who value tradition and family togetherness during the holidays. This partnership will enhance the traditional Christmas experience at the participating inns.”

Lionel Trains has a deeply rooted past in Holiday displays at New York’s Grand Central Station and Macy’s Santa Land. Both attractions have included Lionel Trains for many years and continue to grow as they impress visitors with their working railway systems. In addition, the Long Beach Peninsula has its own ties to railroad history. For a limited time, the Shelburne Inn will provide free passes to the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. There, train buffs can learn about the Clamshell Railroad that ran according to the tides, rather than a standardized time table.

Included in the promotion is a “Home for the Holidays Photo Contest.” The only requirement for entering is submitting a photo of a Lionel Train as part of holiday decorations. The photo can be of a personal display from the past or present or one from any of the participating inns. Prizes include one $500 Select Registry gift certificate, and four Lionel O Gauge sets and will be awarded to the photos that receive the most votes. Additional prizes will be awarded to 15 entrants randomly selected The contest and sweepstakes will run December 15th through January 15th. We at The Shelburne Inn invite you to come in and take a photo to submit for this contest. Who knows, you may be the lucky winner. Be creative! Dress in your holiday finery or weirdness! Remember, people like you may be voting!

In addition to The Shelburne Inn, these select Registry inns are also displaying the Lionel Train and participating in the promotion:

For more information on the partnership, contact Laurie Anderson (360) 642 – 2442 or at 



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Astoria So Close to Seaview

We really do enjoy where we live. That’s why it’s not a hard sell when we promote the area. Of course, the Long Beach Peninsula is teeming with things to see and do, but there’s a reason that you might want to extend your visit to multiple nights so that you can also take in Astoria, Oregon. Just to entice you, we’ve posted a couple of photos that capture the spirit of that town, almost as well as the bumper sticker that reads, “We ain’t quaint.”Above is a patient companion, waiting for his owner to finish a beer at the Voodoo Room on a warm summer evening.

To the left is the view from the top of the bridge on a moonlit night.

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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

Shelburne Inn, Restaurant & Pub have been awarded The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2012!

TripAdvisor has become the world’s largest travel site by recognizing the power of traveler feedback. We’re proud to have been recognized by TripAdvisor for earning exceptional traveler ratings over the past year. The Certificate of Excellence honors businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travelers. So, we thank you, our overnight guests and dining customers for providing your comments. While we may be busy providing the products and services that draw our customers to us, we always want to hear from you, as we welcome your ideas and feedback.
Please don’t forget to like us on facebook and follow us on twitter @ShelburneInn.
More importantly, bring your real selves in bodily (not virtual) form to the beach for that getaway you need. We’ll provide the rest…


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Patriotism on the Long Beach Peninsula

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 Summertime is an invitation to meander the many small back roads on the Long Beach Peninsula. As the 4th of July draws near, many homes are decorated with their own, unique version of  the celebration of the red, white and … Continue reading

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Rhonda Ringering Returns to the Shelburne

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Water Music Festival Favorite
Rhonda Ringering
October 21st and 22nd
6pm to 9pm

Rhonda has crafted a career as a pianist, a writer and an instructor.  She will play an elegant mixture of light classics and jazz standards for your dining pleasure.

Dinner reservations are recommended for this very special evening.  Call (360) 642-4150 for reservations.



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Wild Mushroom and Pike Brewing Dinner 2011

Here is the menu for this year’s Wild Mushroom and Pike Brewing Beer Dinner.  This event sells out every year, seats at 7pm, and therefore has very limited seating.  The price is $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity.  Call the restaurant at (360) 642-4150 to hold your spot for this very special dining experience.

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Sanford Hinderlie Prix Fixe Menu Announced

The Shelburne Restaurant
Sanford Hinderlie Concert
Exclusive Prix Fixe Menu 


Boudin Blanc with dirty rice, smoked tomato, chicken jus
Crawfish Gumbo with okra, heirloom tomato, local corn


Dungeness Crab Etoufee with Blackened Rockfish
Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with sweet potatoes and onion jam 


Beignets  with cinnamon sugar and hot chocolate

$45 per person

Reservations recommended, regular seasonal dinner menu also available.

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Benefit Concert for Water Music Festival


Sanford Hinderlie went to high school with Shelburne Inn proprietor Laurie Anderson, and is planning a return visit with his wife, Helma, in September. Sanford is a Professor of Music at Loyola University New Orleans. He works with students in the Music Industry Program, teaching contemporary music. He has performed throughout the world, including concerts in the Far East, the former Soviet Union, the Republics of Georgia and Armenia, the Middle East, Europe and throughout the United States. He built the first recording studio at Loyola in the 1980s and is responsible for the building of technology labs in the college. Being a composer and performer of electronic music, his compositions have been heard throughout the United States. He is also a composer for television, radio, and films, including a feature-length movie, Cut Up and AAA travel videos. Hinderlie has composed the music for past New Orleans Big Easy Awards programs. He performs as a jazz and commercial pianist in New Orleans. His latest recording,Hinderlie Plays Hinderlie, features all original compositions. An earlier CD, Solo Flight, includes several jazz standards. He is the President ofSTR Digital Records, a label specializing in New Orleans-based musicians. To visit that website, use this address:

The Shelburne Restaurant & Pub will donate a portion of the proceeds from the evening’s sales to the Water Music Festival, in support of their effort to bring high-quality, affordable music programs to the  Peninsula.  Reservations recommended. Pictured below is Sanford Hinderlie in concert at Trinity Church.

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Welcome to the Shelburne Inn!

Thank you for visiting our new website.  We look forward to using this blog in the future to highlight events and other special information about the Inn.

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Music at the Shelburne Inn, Restaurant & Pub

Gloria has arrived! If you haven’t already heard it through the grapevine, Gloria is a beautiful grand piano. She was purchased from Fandrich & Sons and delivered today by Big Al’s Specialty Movers, Inc. We took pictures of her arrival and have posted them here to share with you. We hope you’ll visit us soon to see and hear her. Soon we’ll be posting our schedule of musical evenings, starring Gloria and Friends. Stay tuned!

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