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“It grows on you” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Log Cabin Resort

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“It grows on you”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Stayed in the Rustic Cabin. The name says it all. It's very rustic - horror movie level rustic. Not much to the cabin other than beds, small bathroom, and porch. At first, the place seemed kind of gross. And it was. But it does have a rustic charm and a view of the lake. The It's really easy to rent a boat and get out on the water, and it's close to good hiking as well. If we had to do it all over, we would have stayed at Lake Crescent Lodge. Far more charming and kept up.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We stayed a night at the Log Cabin Resort in a A-frame Chalet in the beginning of august and where pretty surprised with the comfort we were enjoying. We have been reading all these coments (positive and negative) and at the end we didn't really know, what we should expect.

Just one thing: the view on lake creascent is breathtaking! And we had a great evening-diner at the restaurant.

The price is the only thing i could complain about ... just a little bit to high ... ;

We had a great time there.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank Blackies8360
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Baltimore, Maryland
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Our scatted family flew into Seattle and drove to Lake Crescent for a reunion at Log Cabin Resort in early August 2012, planning to stay in four "cabins" on the hill above the mail office. The view of the lake and surrounding mountains is spectacular and a "must see" if you visit the Olympic Peninsula.
Unfortunately, the "cabins" are aging shacks cobbled together over the decades from scrap construction materials and other houseware odds and ends. The bathrooms are inventively appointed with mismatched plumbing fixtures of ancient origin, the beds are too jiggly for two, baseboard electric heating keeps the buildings warm during chilly 50 degree nights, there are no indoor tables or chairs, and our attic hosted a raccoon during the day - he emerged at dusk to prowl around the cabins, looking for scraps. Staying in one of these old buildings is an experience you can brag about to your friends!
Seriously, the old buildings should be torn down and replaced with safer, more comfortable modern structures. I'll miss the bathroom sink mounted at mid-thigh height, pouring water from my dog's dish to bathe while sitting in the tub (no shower), and stumbling over uneven floors.
On the other hand, the view from the cabin sites is incomparable. There is a firepit, chairs and picnic table in front of each cabin and they get plenty of use. Our large family group gathered around the fire every evening until dark to chat, enjoying the sunset on the lake and mountains, and watching the moon rise above the hills. If your kids like roasting marshmallows, they'll have a blast at the firepit unless they're too worn out from playing all day. This place is great for a family adventure but don't expect anything fancy.
The NPS contracted Aramark Corp to assume management of this property in April 2012. One of the four cabins we'd reserved in January was unavailable to us because an Aramark employee was living in it. Aramark placed us in a room at Lake Crescent Lodge across the lake but we were displaced from our family reunion. Why is the NPS allowing a corporate entitiy to appropriate public property for its own use?

Room Tip: Firewood costs $7/bundle at Log Cabin - plenty of private vendors along Hwy 101 are cheaper. Meals a...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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5 Thank ArnzT100
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

The picture of the log cabin is not where we stayed. The log cabins have not running water, you share the shower house with the RV guests. We stayed in the A-frames. "They have showers--really sweet", said the manager. The view and access to Lake Crescent was directly outside our back door and was the only reason we agreed to stay at what we jokingly call "Possum Lodge"--you know, from the tv show "Red Green". The A frames, possibly built in the 1960's are made of ply wood and in need of a complete remodeling and updating. The beds are too short and too small for two adults, water pressure was low, the "kitchen" had no stove, the window frame was broken and had extra pieces of wood nailed to it that we couldn't figure out what it was for. The front door was a hollow core door with no deadbolt--is that "to code"? It wasn't quaint in a sweet way, rather it was quaint in a shabby, derelict way. They are however, very clean and acceptable accommodations, there were lots of clean white towels provided. Thank you to HouseKeeping. We laugh now and call it cabin of last resort. Using the word "resort" in the title is disingenuous and misleading. It's endureable for the view and immediate access to the lake and that's it, but, Heck, you're on vacation. So, laugh a little at an expensive joke. If they reduce the price by half, it would be an excellent value. Expectations reduce the joy in life.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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8 Thank allonesame
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Toledo, Washington
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52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

I was a little unsure about booking this place after reading some of the reviews ... However I went ahead and made reservations and I am sure glad that I did. My family and I had a great time, the resort is simple, yet beautiful. We tent camped with our 5 children and they had a blast. There is a small creek that runs through the campground and then of course the beautiful lake. The kids played in the creek and skipped rocks on the lake. There is also a large field area near the lake where you can play football or whatever you would like. We brought our own food so we never ate at the resort, but going into the resort to check in and check out, the food smelled wonderful. They have campfire wood on site, at $7 a bundle, so it's a little spendy but it does the job. Everyone we talked to was nice and seemed pretty helpful. Saturday was packed with campers but by Sunday evening we were one of the few left staying another night. From camp we traveled to and visited the Hoh Rain Forest, Cape Flattery and Port Angeles. We had a great time and it was worth the $26 a night for tent camping.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank THUMPERCW
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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We spent two nights during prime tourist season July 2012. The place was clean, excellent location and view on Lake Crescent, front desk staff was helpful, but little else to praise. Terribly expense ($160/night). We stayed in A-frame chalet, which is advertised as "sleeps 6" (2 double beds, one futon). It was built in 1950, and has original fixtures. Has kitchenette but no dishes, utensils, only microwave and small refridgerator. Heat was noisy, bathroom was clean but old and grim. Bed linens looked like they came from Goodwill. Better linens would have made the stay so much better. It's too bad, this place could be a real gem, but there is little to choose from in Olympic National Park.

Room Tip: Try the campsites, view is the same, bathhouse is ok and it is much cheaper.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Kelso, Washington
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Overpriced and I will never stay there again. The view is amazing, and my $140 motel room was right on the lake. Unfortunately, the lake water was warmer than the shower after the first 2 minutes. The kitchenette was a sink, microwave, and stove. No TV or wireless, only a little hot water, curtains did not cover the windows, and the scratchiest sheets known to man on the beds. Lodge ran out of ice, but did have other supplies for a pretty penny. Next time, I will visit Lake Crescent and stay in Port Angeles. I'm used to camping and don't mind a crappy hotel room--as long as it doesn't cost >$100. I draw the line at this "resort"--NEVER AGAIN!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Log Cabin Resort
Address: 3183 E Beach Rd, Olympic National Park, WA 98363-7102
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Location: United States > Washington > Olympic National Park
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #14 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Olympic National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 27
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A popular resort and campground with many amenities. ... more   less 
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Log Cabin Hotel Olympic National Park

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