Enjoy the Olympic Peninsula from the comfort of Lake Quinault Lodge
Nestled between the shores of Lake Quinault and the vast rainforest of the Olympic Peninsula, Quinault Lake Cottage offers visitors a peaceful, historic, and convenient place to enjoy the lush beauty of the area.
“You don’t realize how noisy places are until you go somewhere quiet. It’s quiet here,” says Front Desk Supervisor Kimberly Booth.
If you’re not the camping type or want to visit the peninsula during our colder months, Lake Quinault Lodge is the perfect place for your visit. At the Lodge, you’re steps from Lake Quinault and rainforest trails, and a short drive from a variety of hikes, the coast, the world’s largest Sitka spruce, and wilderness exploration. end.
While you’re there, be sure to check out the abundance of settler history displayed throughout the property. Check out the wall of photos that chronicle the incredibly short time it took construction workers to construct the current building in 1926 – just 53 short days! And be sure to check out the alcove where President Roosevelt lunched in 1937, when he stopped on a tour to decide whether the Olympic Peninsula should be home to a national park; and examine the plethora of historic photographs that line the hallways.
The Lodge offers a variety of accommodation options. The lakeside rooms are a bit larger and ideal for family stays, the fireside rooms offer a more intimate setting, the boathouse is pet-friendly, and the main lodge takes you back in time with historic rooms (but not also historic – each room has a private bathroom). Not sure which room is best for you? The helpful staff will guide you to the best room for your trip and provide suggestions and tips to make the most of your stay.
Customer service is key at Lake Quinault Lodge. Booth notes that, for visitors, “we want their stay to be spectacular and we want them to come back.”
After settling in, simply choose your own adventure. Sit by the huge fire in the main room, jump off the rocks by the lake, meander through the rainforest, dive into the pool or sign up for a driving tour of the peninsula – there’s something for all tastes here, and everything is at your fingertips.
As one of four lodges in the Olympic National Park and Forest, Lake Quinault Lodge is a prime location for all kinds of adventurers. Whether you want to put a few miles on your hiking boots or view the park from your car, Lake Quinault Lodge offers the perfect location for comfortable and convenient lodging on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula.
What there is to know:
● The Lodge is located in a remote location which means dining options are limited. Located in the Lodge, the Roosevelt Dining Room offers lake views and an upscale menu. Check in with the staff for other dining options nearby, or use your hotel room refrigerator and bring your own food and snacks.
● Remote location also means remote Wi-Fi access. The Lodge offers limited free Wi-Fi and additional Wi-Fi can be purchased through the lodge.
● In the summer, guests can rent boats to take out on the lake or sign up for a boat trip on the lake.
● Join the mailing list to learn about seasonal offers and promotions.
● Surrounded by a national park, a national forest and the Quinault reserve, Lac Quinault is located within the Quinault Indian Nation.
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