There aren't many places to rent on the ocean on the Olympic Peninsula, at least not the central/northern area. There's very little competition, but regardless, Kalaloch is a good choice. I can't speak for the Lodge since we rented a cabin. It gets bonus points for allowing dogs (in some cabins). The cabins are clean, comfortable, functional and cute inside. Each has a well-supplied kitchen and a little wood-burning Franklin stove. First bundle of wood is free, then it's a modest amount for more. So cozy. The restaurant is run by Aramark, it's not great, not bad. Very expensive. You can use your little kitchen, but you'll have to look far and wide to find groceries or many other food establishments in some of these more remote areas - may want to bring your food in with you rather than count on buying groceries around there. The lodge does have something like a convenience store on-site.
The beach was completely shrouded in fog when we were there last, my poor Texan brother-in-law says even though he could put his toe in it, he STILL hasn't seen the Pacific Ocean. But we did see a rare, endangered Fisher run across our path. Many beautiful fog-laced photos were still to be had - the landscape is quite dramatic and spectacular no matter what the weather.
- 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