Check out the new Messenger House at Grand Opening on Wednesday July 14

The new Fieldstone Memory Care facility – located in the former Messenger House site in Rolling Bay – is holding a Grand Opening celebration on Wednesday July 14, from 4-6 p.m.

The historic building, which is being transformed into the island’s newest memory care and independent assisted living facility, is physically located at 10861 Manitou Park Blvd NE.

The Grand Opening will include samples of gourmet food prepared by Fieldstone’s chef, along with a tour of the facility, including the Town Square and new courtyard.

Historic Messenger House - Rolling Bay - Bainbridge Island, WA

If you are interested in attending, Fieldstone asks that you RSVP either by phone (360)-271-2530 or by email to

Fieldstone, which began operations five years ago, purchased the building and grounds last year. They are planning to invest up to $33 million on renovations. The Kennewick, WA based company operates 11 similar facilities in Washington and Oregon, including a 200-bed property in Silverdale.

Messenger House was founded in the 1960s and some of the buildings on its six-acre property date back to the early 1900s when it was part of a resort/hotel community. It was closed in 2018.

The former Moran building, at one time a boy’s school, and later a military academy for young men, dates back to 1923 and was adjacent to the former nursing home. After unsuccessful attempts to save the historic structure, it was razed in October 2017.

Messenger House Fieldstone Memory Care Wing
Messenger House Fieldstone Memory Care Wing

The memory care section, aimed at serving people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, will include 35 apartments, and will be able to accommodate up to 39 residents.

Later this year, Fieldstone is hoping to receive building permits from the City of Bainbridge Island and break ground on its assisted and independent living wings. Community Relations Director Candy Lee said the company is targeting the summer of 2022 to open those sections.

Rendering of completed Fieldstone Memory Care Facility - Bainbridge Island, WA
Rendering of completed Facility

Those 46 residential units will be built on three floors and include studios, and one, and two bedroom apartments. Monthly rents range will from $4,700 to $5,600 for independent living, and $6,900 to $10,000 a month for assisted living.

Fieldstone is building in a number of amenities to attract residents and make them feel comfortable, said Lee. These include an outdoor terrace, movie theater, gym and art studio on the garden level and a viewing deck, game room, and fireside room with a coffee bistro on the main floor.

A Sky lounge with a deck overlooking the water is planned for the third floor. “This will be like a real restaurant and a lounge where (residents and visitors) can order a cocktail, if desired,” said Lee. A library is also planned on the same floor.


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