That said, we didn't actually stay in the main lodge, we stayed in a ground floor room in a newer (but far from new), two-story motel-type building. Although it wasn't spectacular, it was very pleasant. A few points, though:
* On one of the two nights of our stay, there was a plague of carpenter ants, and the door to our room wasn't very tight-fitting. Although we try to show compassion for all living things, it was tiresome transplanting literally dozens of these creatures back outside and then blocking off the bottom of the door with a wet towel to impede their entry.
* No activity is allowed on or in the lake at the behest of the local tribe. I can only assume that this is for political reasons, since there is no ecological reason not to allow swimming, at least.
* As with the other properties we visited in Olympic National Park, it was our impression that maintenance and housekeeping were short-staffed and that there were problems with management.
* There was no charging station for electric vehicles. Fortunately, ours was a plug-in hybrid, so we weren't stuck, but really, shouldn't a national park care about air pollution, climate change and such?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There are some places so blissfully disconnected from the modern world that they seem to stand suspended in time. Lake Quinault Lodge is one such place - a grand and rustic lodge built in 1926 that welcomes guests with warmth, hospitality and a sincere feeling of home-away-from-home comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lake Quinault Hotel Quinault
- Lake Lodge Quinault