I note a response from the owners to a review below that our forgettable experience might have been an abberation as they were away when we were there about the same time.
First, a problem out of their control - the Tom Tom GPS has Misty Valley's location 15km south of Forks - not north - and it took us two hours and two phone calls to find it. Perhaps the owners should contact Tom Tom to rectify this.
As for the accommodation, we were met at the door by a young woman (barefooted) whose social skills were seriously lacking. Her manner was hardly that of someone who normally operates a B&B - quite curt and disinterested.
Our room was compact, to say the least, and finding a place for our two large suitcases was difficult and one had to be put on the very small floor space. The very fluffy carpet also had a distinctive, unpleasant odor. The ensuite bathroom was OK although the door was cumbersome.
It would have been nice to have a TV but the only one available was in a common lounge next to the kitchen. When we went to watch it one evening, another young woman - she was also employed there - was asleep lengthways on the couch. Magazines were also strewn on the table and floor. We decided to sit outside on the back verandah, which was quite pleasant.
A positive were the breakfasts which were quite fullsome; the girl who "greeted" us at the front door was also the cook and did a more than capable job in that regard - although the waffles and dishes were oversized.
On another matter, a cake put out in the morning for guests remained uncovered all day... a minor quibble.
The host made the point during our stay that the owners were away which was annoying because it would have been nice to get the "real" experience at Misty Valley Inn.
We stayed two days but, in hindsight, one would have been more than enough. The area is quite pretty, particularly the coastline.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unexpected Elegance in the Mist of the Sol Duc River Valley! Magnificent view of Sol Duc River Meadows. Inn breakfast choices: Apple Souffle, Irish Waffles, Strawberry Crepes, French Toast or Moroccan Omelet. Evening tea or coffee with desserts. Breakfast time is selected by guests. Wake up beverages are delivered to your door. Four guest rooms, with private baths, central area, baby grand piano, and rose garden spa. Located near Hoh Rain Forest and Ocean beaches. ... more less