If you know what you're in for (Rusticity. Variable amenities (call and ask specific and repeated questions--does it have a kitchen? Does it share a wall? Does it have a wood burning stove or fireplace? Does it have a view? What kind of view? What's the Weather like now? Is the restaurant open? Is there daily housekeeping?). Seclusion. Typical national park lodging (eg, charmingly crappy), then you'll love it. It also helps to be familiar with the property and request a specific cabin or few. We bring our dogs and elect not to go with a bluff cabin (they share a wall with a neighboring cabin and can be small and noisy), and go with a partial view cabin that is stand alone. This yields a larger cabin, a kitchen, more privacy and up to a third of or even half the cost of a bluff cabin. Dogs are welcome which is a huge draw for many of those who stay here. The location is phenomenal and utterly relaxing. The cabins themselves are from another time. Pretend you're homesteading or a gold miner and you'll have a ball. Don't expect tv, phone, wifi, dustlessness, or luxury by any standard. However the free cord of wood and making smores inside on your own wood burning stove, and falling asleep to a cracking fire with your dogs at your feet, while the waves crash outside, cannot be replicated in any Four Seasons I know of.
- 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
- Kalaloch Lodge Forks