Well firstly, the location is just beautiful. I came in on my motorcycle for the weekend, and the roads are perfect for biking. The lodge was not hard to find at all, and it was perfectly secluded off the main highway. Beautiful setting back in the Olympic woods, with close access to the town of Forks and the beaches.
You can stay in either the main lodge or on a separate tent site or cabin, both options afford more than enough privacy. I stayed in one of the upstairs rooms for the weekend, could not have been more happy. The manager and the service were both absolutely wonderful, very friendly and helpful. They also make you a breakfast-in-a-basket, meaning they make breakfast for you there and stick it in your own personal fridge located right outside your room. I loved this part, finding tasty surprises in my fridge in the morning and having my own cozy breakfast nook to eat it in. My room also had a back porch with stair access down to the horseshoe driveway, and the manager was extremely nice enough to let me park my bike right next to my room, instead of across the driveway with the cars (which was only 20 feet away anyway).
The grounds are idyllic, with benches and tables located in quiet little corners so you can eat outside, read, or do whatever.
The lodge was also beautifully decorated, antiques hanging on the walls mixed in with comfy couches, a big main table for group gatherings or games, magazines and classic novels and a complete coffee-tea bar.
All in all, this lodge was top-notch. I would highly recommend this place, and also plan on going back next year.
- Also Known As:
- Manitou Hotel Forks
- Manitou Lodge b&b