After reading some unflattering reviews I was worried-but ended up pleasantly surprised. We had a clean and spacious cabin, and really no complaints. We weren't first row, but had a view and was in steps from the beach. We didn't eat at the lodge, was $$ and didn't appeal to us. The beach was cool to explore and we were given a tide table so we explored early one day to see starfish in the tide pools at beach 4. Now here is the important information you MUST know. When I called I asked how far Aberdeen was because we were buying groceries, the gal I spoke to said about a half hour. It was closer to 1.5 hours. Our groceries were fine, but don't buy ice cream or take a cooler if going in hot months. The lodge has a little store-which had a better craft beer selection than the big grocer in Aberdeen-and prices weren't gouged. In fact the prices at the little store were very fair for being in the middle of nowhere. They had things like drinks, snacks frozen pizza, and an espresso machine. BUT call ahead and ask what amenities your cabin has. Once again, the gal at the front told us we had an oven. When we got there we did not. Not the end of the world just a tad inaccurate. We actually heated up food on the top of the wood stove, kind of fun too.
The other important thing is that when they say the Hoh rainforest is 20 miles away, that is the entrance to it! It is another 16 or so miles-so beware it's a lot longer of a drive than you were expecting. But it's cool.
Bring food. Check out low tide at beach 4. Good beers at little store. Has real coffee. Be cautious when told time and distances:) oh and it's rainy!!
- 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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