We loved our little bluff cabin with a wood burning stove and two little bunnies visiting daily to eat our lawn.
The cabin was very cute and clean. Bed was comfy and covered in a beautiful Pendleton blanket. Small fridge in room. Perfect size for two. Inside of the cabin looks like a log cabin. Bathroom was small but works. Water pressure (okay let's just call it what it was - "drizzle") was a problem. It took forever to wash soap off of hands in the sink because even on full blast the water came out in such a slight stream. There are notes in the room about conservation and low water pressure on purpose to save water but at some point a girls gotta wash her hands and if it takes five minutes (not too much of an exaggeration) to get the soap off, you're not really saving water. Cabin did seem private and we never heard our neighbors.
Hike down to the beach was a little tough. TONS of logs had washed up against the bottom of the beach stairs so we had to climb over 20 - 30 feet of logs to get from the stairs to the sand. Okay for me, not fun for my older beach loving mom who only visited the beach once because of the logs. She did love the view from the bluff cabin but I expected her to spend hours each day walking the beach and the logs made that almost impossible for her. I have heard from friends that have been going to Kalaloch Lodge annually for twenty plus years that they have never seen logs against the stairs like that - which seems amazing to me.
Food in the lodge was pricey but just okay. Gift shop was limited.
I loved some of the nearby hikes & beautiful big trees. check out the big cedar (you'll see the signs). Nearby Ruby beach was GORGEOUS!!!
Overall, I don't see why everyone else seems to love this place. It was nice but a bit overrated in my mind.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kalaloch Lodge is an Olympic National Park hotel property located a few sandy steps from the pristine Pacific coast. Tucked between lowland forest, temperate rainforest and marine sanctuary, Kalaloch offers accommodations with spectacular views, comfortable amenities and unrivaled outdoor recreation.Kalaloch is your Olympic Peninsula escape, whether the focus is romance, recreation or rejuvenation. The Main Lodge building is Kalaloch’s focal point, featuring 10 rooms and the Creekside Restaurant. Set just off the Main Lodge are the rustic yet comfortable Bluff and Kalaloch cabins, many with panoramic Pacific Ocean views. Several of Kalaloch’s cabins offer kitchenettes and cozy Franklin fireplaces, and are pet-friendly.Kalaloch’s two-story Seacrest Building is yet another championed Olympic Peninsula lodging option, set just a short walk from the cabins and main lodge. And the Kalaloch Group Campground offers an under-the-stars setting within sight and sound of the thundering Pacific Ocean.Part of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, Kalaloch hosts a field guide’s-worth of wildlife including puffins, sea otters and the largest convocation of bald eagles in the continental U.S. Walking, biking, hiking, beachcombing, clamming and whale watching are popular local pastimes. Olympic’s storied Ruby Beach, with legendary mountain, glacier and rain forest views, is just a few miles away. Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Kalaloch, Inc. is a Concessioner authorized by the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior to serve the public within Olympic National Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kalaloch Hotel Forks
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