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These are suggested accommodations for the Olympic Peninsula which provide easy access to Olympic National Park and recreation areas within the Olympic National Forest. Private campgrounds and RV parks are included, as are the developed campgrounds in OlympicNational Park, which accommodate RVs and trailers, as well as tenters. The private lodges and campgrounds which are concessions of the national park and forest, including accommodations on Lake Crescent, and at Kalaloch, are shown under the park and forest heading.

Lodging in Forks

Manitou Lodge
P.O. Box 953, Forks WA 98331,
(360) 374-6295
The cedar lodge is secluded on ten acres of coastal forest, eight miles west of Forks, near Rialto Beach, off Mora Road. The lodge features a vauted-ceiling main room, with massive stone fireplace. There are six rooms, each with private bath, and one with a fireplace. There is an extensive book and music selection for guest use. Nights in the forest are really quiet here. Full breakfast is served. Children and sedate animals are welcome.

Forks Motel, 351 South Forks Avenue (Hwy 101)
P.O. Box 510, Forks WA 98331, (360) 374-6243 or 800-544-3416
This large motel is in the downtown area of this lumber town, to the west of Olympic National Park. It has standard rooms, some rooms with kitchen units, and others with refrigerator and microwave oven. The motel has a heated pool.

Olympic Suites, 800 Olympic Drive, Forks WA 98331
(360) 374-5400 or 800-262-3433
A cut above most accommodations in Forks, this motor hotel has one- and two-bedroom suites, for about the same price you would pay for a standard motel.

Pacific Inn Motel, 352 Forks Avenue, P.O. Box 1997
Forks WA 98331, (360) 374-9400 or 800-235-7344
This medium-sized motel has rooms with queen beds (including non-smoking and handicapped accessible rooms), and an on-site laundry. The Pacific Inn Family Restaurant is next door.

Bagby's Town Motel, Highway 101 (south), Forks WA 98331
(360) 374-6231 or 800-742-2429
This standard motel is located a half-mile south of downtown Forks, on the Olympic Highway. It features complimentary morning coffee, and has outdoor barbecue and picnic tables in a garden setting. Rooms with kitchen units are available.

Misty Valley Inn, 194894 Highway 101, Forks WA 98331,
(360) 374-9389
This bed and breakfast inn has just about everything you could want in comfort, and is great for a romantic interlude. It's on the Olympic Highway, two miles north of Forks, with a fine view overlooking the Sol Duc River Valley, in a rain forest setting. The rooms have queen size brass beds and the inn has a hot tub. A three-course breakfast is served in the dining room or on the outdoor terrace ($$).

Miller Tree Inn, 654 East Division Street, P.O. Box 953,
Forks WA 98331, (360) 374-6806
Located right in Forks, next to City Hall and near restaurants, this is a historic 1917 home on three acres. The ocean beaches are 12 miles to the west. The B&B home has two private half-baths and three bath rooms are shared. There is a hot tub and the management provides rain gear for rain forest visitors&emdash;a nice touch! Children over six years are welcomed, as are pets.

Forks 101 RV Park, Highway 101, P.O. Box 1041,
Forks WA 98331, (360) 374-5073 or 800-962-9964
Near Rialto and Ruby beaches, at the south end of Forks, this RV park has full hookups and large pull-through sites, restrooms, showers, and laundry.

Rain Forest Hostel, 169312 Highway 101, Forks WA 98331,
(360) 374-2270
This youth hostel is located 23 miles south of town, on the Olympic Highway. It has the same spartan amenities as other hostels, but overnight costs are what many traveling on a budget are looking for.

 

Hotels In Neah Bay

The Cape Motel and RV Park, Bayview Avenue,
Neah Bay WA 98357, (360) 645-2250
The community of Neah Bay is part of the Makah Indian Reservation, located at the northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula. The Makah Cultural Center and Museum provides a historical and cultural focus for the community and for visitors. The beach is across the street from the motel, which features regular rooms and rooms with kitchenettes, in addition to cabins. There's a boat and trailer storage area. The motel operates a medium-sized RV park and campground with hookups and a tenting area. There are restrooms with flush toilets and showers, as well as a laundry.

Lodging In Olympic National Park & Forest

Eagle's Rest, C/O Mari Reed, P.O. Box 159, Quinault WA 98575,
(360) 288-2633
This is a house sitting inside the national park, on the north side of Lake Quinault, with shake sides and roof, a front deck, and a wooden walkway to the water. If you want to rent a house with lake access and a quiet, forested ambience, this is what you need. It contains three bedrooms, sleeping eight. The house comes with a 17' fiberglass canoe, and has its own boat launch. Fishing permits are required by the Quinault Indian Tribe.

Kalaloch Lodge, 157151 Highway 101, Forks WA 98331,
(360) 962-2271
Sitting on the oceanfront at the southwestern corner of the national park, the lodge is close to the rain forests and beach areas of the western part of the peninsula. There are a variety of accommodations, including rooms in the lodge, cabins on the bluff (fully-contained), rooms in another building called Sea Crest House, and log cabins. Most of the units cost under or just over $100 per night, although several lodge rooms are much less expensive, and a few deluxe bluff cabins cost more. A park ranger station is across the highway. The restaurant has a wonderful ocean view, and there is a coffee shop.

Lake Crescent Lodge, 416 Lake Crescent Road,
Port Angeles WA 98363-8672, (360) 928-3211
The historic lodge sits beside a beautiful mountain lake, west of Port Angeles, with canoeing, nature trails and longer hikes available in the area. The old country lodge has rooms and serves as the meeting area and dining room. The season runs from late April until the end of October. Rooms are available in the Roosevelt Fireplace Cottages, Storm King Motor Lodge (standard motel rooms on two storeys), Marymere Motor Lodge (a one-storey building), and Pyramid Mountain Lodge, a recently-built two-storey facility. There are also more comfortable cottages, with one and two bedrooms. Rowboats are available to rent.

Lake Quinault Lodge, P.O. Box 7, Quinault WA 98575,
(360) 288-2571 or 800-562-6673 (WA only)
This grand old lodge is perfectly situated beside Lake Quinault and close to the Quinault Rain Forest, south of Forks and north of Aberdeen. It is located on South Shore Road. National Park lands are seen across the lake. There are rooms in the main lodge building, as well as fireplace rooms, and newer lakeside rooms. The resort sits in the Olympic National Forest and is operated by ARA Leisure Services. There is an excellent dining room in the lodge. Trails start at the door, and there is a heated pool. Rental canoes are available.

Log Cabin Resort, 3183 East Beach Road,
Port Angeles WA 98363, (360) 928-3325
This resort on the north side of Lake Crescent has been in operation for more than a hundred years, long before the area became a national park. There's an informal restaurant in the lodge building. The resort offers a variety of accommodations, including lakeside chalets, rooms in the lodge, rustic log cabins (with private bathrooms&emdash;tub or shower), and camping log cabins (more rustic, bring your own bedding or rent some here, no indoor plumbing). There are no telephones, radios or TV sets in the rooms. The resort also has RV sites with full hookups. To get there, drive on Highway 101 (18 miles west from Port Angeles) and turn onto East Beach Road. The resort is three miles from the junction. Write or phone ahead for room and RV site reservations.

Rain Forest Resort Village, 516 South Shore Road,
Lake Quinault WA 98575, (360) 288-2535 or 800-255-6936
3.5 miles from Highway 101, and complete with restaurant and lounge, rooms, cabins, and RV sites (with hookups), this resort on Lake Quinault also has a general store, gift shop, laundry, and guided winter fishing. You may stay in a fireplace cabin with whirlpool bath and kitchen, or a motel-style room. The resort is also close to several hiking trails leading into the Quinault Rain Forest.

Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, P.O. Box 2169,
Port Angeles WA 98362, (360) 327-3583
What was originally a European-style hot spring spa with a hotel, is now a more relaxed operation with single cabins, and duplex cabins with kitchens, plus a campground with tenting and RV sites. There's a bar, a pool-side deli-restaurant, and a general store. The main attraction, of course, is the water from the springs, which flows into several pools with temperatures ranging from 98° to 106°F. Massage service is available. There is a two-night minimum stay for holidays, and payment of a national park entrance fee is required (unless you have a handy Golden Eagle Pass). The resort is 12 miles off Highway 101, west of Port Angeles.

Camping in Olympic National Park

There are 16 developed campgrounds within the national park, in addition to numerous backcountry campsites. Most are open year-round, with only Altaire, Deer Park, Dosewallips, Graves Creek, and Sol Duc campgrounds closed during winter months. A majority of the campgrounds accommodate trailers up to 21 feet long. Staircase Campground has a limit of 16 feet. Kalaloch is the largest of the campgrounds, and there are large campgrounds at Heart O' the Hills (near Hurricane Ridge), the Hoh Rain Forest, Fairholm, and Mora.

The July Creek campground features walk-in sites. There is a fee charged at all but the Deer Park, Dosewallips, North Fork, Ozette, and Queets campgrounds. For information on camping facilities, visit a ranger station or the National Park headquarters in Port Angeles.

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Olympic National Park Features:

Page 1 - Hurricane Ridge, Elwha Valley
Page 2 - Lake Crescent, Hoh Rain Forest, Sol Duc
Page 3 - Queets and Quinault Rain Forests,
Seashore and Dosewallips


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