Kalaloch Lodge, located right next to the ocean on the western edge of Olympic National Park, offers a variety of accommodations. We were fortunate to be in a cabin with a clear view out to sea. Despite rain and gale force winds during the first day and night, the cabin was warm and secure. The Franklin stove was great, and the firewood supply was refreshed each day. The kitchenette was well outfitted, and the bed was very comfortable. Our dog was welcome there, and we all enjoyed exploring the beach which was only steps away. Hiking sticks were even provided.
The only drawback in the cabin was a rather dated and worn shower with an unattached drain cover that slid all over the bottom of the stall. Also, housekeeping did not remove the ashes from the Franklin stove.
We had breakfast and dinner at the restaurant in the lodge, and the food was quite good … better than one might expect in a lodge run by a park concessionaire. The view from the dining room was excellent, and the bar was well stocked. The only drawback here was a waiter who confessed to being new and unable to explain anything on the menu.
Overall, it is a great place and well worth the visit. The weather can be unpleasant, but that should not deter visitors from exploring the beach. Accommodations can be a little pricey, and shoulder season offers a better deal. Also, be prepared for little or no mobile phone service.
- 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