Cozy Bear room with 3 beds and roll up mattresses for more plus a separate entrance from outside. The bathroom was a good size with a jetted tub (weird part is that their is a separate door in the bathroom that connects to their laundry room. We could hear their washer and dryer so that was weird and not as private as I would like). Unfortunately I would have to agree with jiffershipper that there was used soap in the bathroom along with large costco sized hair products. Luckily we brought our own but used soap is never a good option. The beds were comfy and good blankets. The house was very cute and they had a friendly dog that did amazing tricks. There was no view from the room but if you went out back it was a gorgeous view of the river with a trial that you can walk out down to the river (be very cautious as kids need to closely watched and it's pretty slippery when damp . No TV in the room or radio so be prepared to bring your own. The only TV was in the main family room but that was a very uncomfortable as the owners were always out there watching TV on the couch and chair. They never invited us out there nor told us about it being an option so we stayed in our room when we were there. I got the feeling that there was no common area as that was their main living/tv space. I later found out that they do have a separate "Family room" for themselves but they like the fireplace in the common area more. The hot tub was nice but you either had to walk past the owners on the couch watching tv or walk around the front through gravel to get there (bring slippers). Breakfast was good, not over the top or several courses but scones and crepes with fresh whipped cream. Be prepared for the owners to sit with you at the table while you eat and talk to you. They openly said that they don't like B&B's that the owners hide in their separate rooms but like it when the owners mingle with the guests so that's what they decided to do when they opened theirs. Overall the value was great especially if you have a large family and like to be very social, but if you want a romantic/private getaway then you may have to explain that to the owners when you arrive or find another place more private. I'm giving it a Very Good for Kid Activities not because there are things for the kids to do but for the fact that a B&B allows kids and has a proper bed for them to sleep in. You still have to bring your own kid activities (TV, radio, books, etc)/.
*Also very strange but there was not key given to us to lock our door when we left. The Bear Room has a separate entrance and when we went to dinner we were told that there is no reason to lock the doors as they are there all the time and our belongings were safe. I was very nervous as there was no safe provided and I brought my Nikon SLR Camera with all the accessories (for those photographers out there you know how much value this can be). I would have thought twice about staying here or what I brought if I would have known this before arrival. Hopefully they take note of this major safety concern and change their personal safety policy. In addition you never know who could sneak in your room and wait until you return. There was a lock that you can lock inside but there had to be someone there to unlock it from the inside when you returned.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When it comes to Olympic Peninsula lodging, the Fishermans Widow B&B near Forks, Washington is worth checking out.Among the favorite activities on the Olympic Peninsula near Forks WA B&B are sightseeing, hiking, bicycle riding, beach combing, surfing and swiming, hunting and fishing.We have numerous roads and trails you can access just across the river where you have an excellent chance of viewing wildlife from deer, elk, bear to a myriad of birds for bird watchers to enjoy.Or you can relax in the dinning area while watching wildlife such as the salmon migration, ducks diving for fish, or eagles soaring above. The Sol Duc River is excellent fishing and we are located just one block from a boat launch. We are associated with numerous fishing guides to provide recreational sport fishing all year.If you aren’t a fisher person, try a scenic float trip or some white water rafting.Bring your own raft, kayak, or other water craft to navigate one of the most beautiful stretches of white water on the Sol Duc River and take out at our back door.There are guided rafting and kayak trips available at Six Peaks near the Hoh Rain forest.Our Bed & Breakfast is located right on the bank of the Sol Duc River, considered by many, the most wild and scenic river on the Olympic Peninsula.Guests are often treated to freshly baked cookies and milk or coffee while relaxing in our spacious common area in front of the wood stove. We are available for friendly conversation or history of the Forks area.We can provide information about the Olympic Peninsula, Pacific beaches, or the temperate Hoh Rainforest. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fishermen`s Widow Hotel Forks
- Fishermen`s Widow Bed And Breakfast