Unique Lodging on Olympic Peninsula Make for Fun Stays
National Park Lodges to Funky Inns!
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north, and the Hood Canal on the east, the Olympic Peninsula – Washington’s premier destination for eco-conscious travelers and outdoor enthusiasts – has some of the most unique lodges travelers will ever encounter. Don’t be satisfied with the mundane – live a little and try something new.
Travel to NW Washington can be so much more with a little exploring to find places like the Red Caboose Inn and B&B in Sequim www.redcaboosegetaway.com which invites guests to explore the unique themed private caboose set on its own track fitted out with queen feather beds, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and all the comforts of home away from home. Dine aboard their private Zephyr dining car – the Silver Eagle, for a breakfast to remember.
The Bond Ranch Retreat in Sequim www.bondranchretreat.com offers accommodations in a private, country setting. Five European style bedrooms and a one-bedroom cabin furnished with antiques, Pendleton blankets and cozy down comforters available from May through September. Join them for an evening bonfire under the stars for a down-home experience. Twilight Fans may book Jacob Black’s Vacation Home in Forks www.jacobblackshouse.com. The name is a nod to the Twilight series and if you're looking for cozy, comfortable and relaxed Washington lodging, this Vacation Rental fits the bill, giving guests the feel of home. This quiet country house is equipped with a yard, a campfire and a backdrop of the woods.
Other fun lodging options include the Toad Lilly House Hostel, in Port Angeles. www.toadlilyhouse.com, a comfy hostel conveniently located in downtown Port Angeles. Prices start at $25 a night in the cost-effective dorm- or opt for more private accommodation (which you may have to book in advance). There’s even the option to book the whole house for families or overnight parties. At the other end of the spectrum is The Resort at Port Ludlow www.portludlowresort.com Nestled on the shores of the Puget Sound, Port Ludlow provides a 37-room boutique waterfront inn, a 300-slip marina, and a championship 18-hole golf course. The award winning Fireside restaurant has a daily menu that features the bounty of local farms vegetables, produce, artisan meats and cheeses. For those who seek adventure and the outdoors guests can take a kayak or a stand-up paddle board out in the bay and explore the twin islands. Hike or bike some of the 26 miles of maintained trails. If fishing or crabbing is your thing you can head out into the Puget Sound to try your luck. Guests can opt to find a chair and relax, head to the beach and soak in the views.
The lodges and cabins located throughout Olympic National Park provide a range of accommodations. Visitors may choose from rooms in historic hotels dating back to the early 1900s, modern motel type accommodations, or rustic cabins. Reservations are available at this link https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/lodging.htm
Options include Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, settled in the woods with developed mineral water hot pools and fresh water swimming pool; Lake Crescent Lodge on Lake Crescent, with canoeing, kayaking and hiking to nearby waterfall; The Log Cabin Resort on Lake Crescent near Olympic Discovery Trail http://www.olympicdiscoverytrail.com/ with its multi sports trails, RV Park, very kid-friendly; Kalaloch Lodge, with cabins overlooking the Pacific Ocean; and Lake Quinault Lodge set on the shores of the lake in the midst of the Quinault Rainforest, with hiking and waterfalls all nearby.
Whatever your style of travel, the Olympic Peninsula has options to fit your desires. For a full schedule of events and festivals or to learn more about the Olympic Peninsula; and plan your next trip, please visit www.olympicpeninsula.org.
About the Olympic Peninsula
The Olympic Peninsula in Washington is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north, and the Hood Canal on the east. It is famed for being home to Olympic National Park, over 600 miles of hiking trails and 73 miles of pristine, Pacific Coast ocean wilderness beaches. The Olympic Peninsula boasts a wide array of activities for families and outdoor enthusiasts alike, attracting visitors from near and far.