A new year is on the horizon, and that has us thinking about what the next twelve months have in store. We’re thinking of discovery and possibility. We’re thinking of stoking passions and creating memories. We’re thinking of sand between our toes and gourmet memories. Like what we’re thinking?Then it’s time to think Boreas Inn!Boreas Bed & Breakfast Inn, the Long Beach Peninsula’s premier boutique BnB lodging, invites you to ring in the New Year with our special Champagne and Crab Cake Brunch. We use a delectable crab cake recipe crafted by the chef at Pelicano, a bygone Peninsula restaurant with a reputation for excellence. Our Champagne and Crab Cake Brunch offers an authentic taste of the Peninsula, and it’s complimentary for guests staying with us over New Year’s Eve. And be sure to ask about our $30 per-night discount on a two-night or longer stay until January 31, 2016.It’s our way of wishing you a terrific 2016.New Year’s Eve is a special time to visit the Peninsula, especially when staying at Boreas Bed & Breakfast Inn – hear crashing waves mingle with the pop and bang of fireworks over the ocean; experience a celestial show from the comfort of your luxurious queen bed in our “Stargazer Suite”; glimpse the rolling waves from the “Dunes Suite” deck. Enjoy our sumptuous, gourmet multi-course breakfasts, cooked in house each morning and featuring locally sourced ingredients like wild mushrooms and fresh seafood.Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula is best known as a summer getaway, but if you haven’t seen this spectacular stretch of land during winter, you’re missing half its magic.Hikers will find miles of quiet trails in Cape Disappointment State Park and Leadbetter Point State Park. Storm-watchers and photographers are treated to spectacular displays of nature at Waikiki Beach, where giant waves burst into walls of spray beneath the watchful gaze of Cape Disappointment Lighthouse.Birders, whale watchers and wildlife enthusiasts have a cornucopia of critters to observe. Gray whales sometimes cruise past the Peninsula’s southern shores in December. Snowy plovers enjoy the beach and frequent Leadbetter Point State Park, as well as some of the Long Beach Peninsula’s less-traveled stretches of sand. Trumpeter swans can be found around area lakes in December.And when you’re all done exploring, head back to Boreas Bed & Breakfast Inn and relax by your room’s electric fireplace. Or step into our enclosed cedar gazebo and soak away the evening in a therapeutic jetted spa. The gazebo’s glass front offers a tranquil view of the dunes and ocean, sometimes best seen through the lens of a hearty winter storm.We’re thinking of romance and relaxation. We’re thinking of comfort and style. And we hope you’re thinking of Boreas Bed & Breakfast Inn as your New Year’s Eve retreat.Drew C. Foster is a writer and blogger based on the Long Beach Peninsula. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.