We traveled to the Olympic peninsula for the first time last year and we were very excited to take our 2 young sons to the ocean for the first time! We chose Mill Creek Inn for the cabin and the price (we stayed during their off season). We wanted to have kitchen facilities and loved the fact that there was a fire pit, outdoor seating, and a large grass area for the kids to play! I will say that the virtual tour of the grounds on the website is a little misleading, it looks as though you are away from it all and right in the woods, however, it is actually the owners backyard to their residence. It was fine for us, just not what I expected and our kids still ran around and played we just made sure that they were not too loud. We loved the fire pit area and we ate dinner outside at our own picnic table every night AND we even saw an elk right across the small creek!
The cabin itself was very cute and suited our needs well. The bed was comfortable and the cabin had everything that it was advertised to have, well except cable tv. There is tv but it only had a few basic channels. We had read reviews before booking and we knew that some reviewers said the bedding for the extra sleeping areas was dirty, so we took sleeping bags for our kids and that way we knew that they were sleeping in clean bedding plus our kids thought it was more like camping that way:) As far as extra sleeping areas go, there is a hide-a-bed in the couch and a tiny loft area, we did not check out the loft at all because our kids were 1 and 4 at the time and not old enough for the loft. I did notice some dust in various places around the cabin but nothing too bad.
Now we get to customer service. The man who runs the place was very helpful, he helped us with tide times and suggested good beaches for small children. I never saw the woman who owns the place but she left a bad taste in my mouth by the end of our stay. We decided while there that we were having such a good time and such amazing weather that we would stay an extra night, we paid the man and he said his wife would bring out more towels and such for us, we then left to go and play for the day. When we returned to our room later in the afternoon we found a note from the woman saying that no coolers were allowed in the cabin and that we had ruined some of the wood flooring! WHAT?! We never took our cooler in the cabin once and we were very respectful of the rules of the place as one of the rules is not to take your cooler inside the cabin! Our cooler was outside on the porch when we were there and in our car with us when we were out and about. To put it plainly, this accusation pissed me off! We had such an amazing time and on the last day this put a damper on my fun. I left the owners a note in the cabin saying we did nothing wrong and it must have been from a previous tenant and left it at that.
All in all the cabin worked for us and we did have a great time until we were accused of something that we did not do without even being asked about it.