Historic Washington State accommodation within the Olympic National Forest
From its lakeside position, the Lake Quinault Lodge offers ideal accommodation for those looking to explore the Olympic National Forest in Washington State.
The 3-star property, which was originally constructed in 1926, offers an historic accommodation option that has an old world feel to it. The tranquil ambience is perfect for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation or weekend break.
Each of the hotels 92 guestrooms includes a private bathroom which features either a tub/shower combination or a walk-in shower and antique claw footed bathtub. Bedrooms feature either a king size bed or twin doubles, and are equipped with cable television, clock radio, and VCR.
A number of rooms feature spectacular views of Lake Quinault whilst others include bonus features, such as fireplaces. Some rooms also include a private balcony or patio. The Boathouse is surrounded by a verandah which is perfect for those lazing into the evening.
Guests staying at the lodge can enjoy a dip in the indoor swimming pool or visit the sauna. A games room and arcade is designed to offer entertainment to younger visitors. The lodge also features an exterior gazebo and lakeside fire pit for guests to make use of.
Lake Quinault Lodge itself is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, so guests can expect a luxury and unique stay. Perhaps the hotels best feature is its proximity to the natural landscapes of the Pacific Northwest.
The Olympic National Forest offers a wide range of activities for visitors to enjoy. A large number of hiking trails offer some of Washington States finest scenic settings, including rich flora and foliage, as well as the opportunity to spot some natural wildlife. Visitors can take a short trek or a longer trail that requires camping.
As well as hiking, these trails are also suitable for mountain biking and jogging. The varying landscapes, that include the Quinault temperate rainforest, are vivid and stunning to look at. The park is also home to a number of conservation sites.
Lake Quinault, the Pacific coastline, and some of the regions rivers and streams are also suitable for those looking to enjoy some water-based activities. Kayaking and canoeing are both popular pursuits in the area, whilst fishing is a preferred pastime for those looking to make the most of the quiet and solitude.
Those heading out to the Pacific Coast can also enjoy the likes of clam digging. Boating is another preferred activity, both on Lake Quinault and the coast. The contrasting calm lake and choppy Pacific Northwest seas appeal to a variety of different travelers.
Those that feel the need to take a break from the great outdoors can visit the likes of Seattle and Olympia. These two Washington State cities offer a multitude of recreational offerings, including famous landmarks, fine dining, and entertainment venues.
The Lake Quinault Lodge also offers suitable accommodation for business travelers. The hotels function space is ideal for those looking to host a meeting, seminar, training event, or even conference. The peaceful surroundings ensure that any such function will be productive.