Kick back with a front-porch view of the Pacific at Olympic’s only oceanfront lodge settled on the bluffs above Kalaloch Beach on the park’s western border. This seaside hotel is not only charming, but everything about it encourages you to get outside, enjoy Olympic National Park and practice being a good steward of the Earth, often without you realizing it.
Kalaloch’s Eco-Friendly Commitment
Every room has a walking stick in it to encourage you to head outdoors and explore Olympic’s incredible rainforests, alpine meadows and beachside tidal pools. Encouraging you to use your feet instead of your car is part of the lodge’s eco-friendly goals. It aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2020 through its energy-efficient appliances and education initiatives related to climate change, alternative transportation and energy conservation (like turning off the lights in your room when you are not there).
Stay at Kalaloch Lodge
The main lodge offers several cozy rooms, while the cabins (some with fireplaces) have the best ocean views. Some cabins also have kitchens or kitchenettes. If you’re interested cooking, be sure to read the description, so you choose a kitchen-equipped cabin. You’ll have views of the Pacific Ocean, stunning forest or Kalaloch Creek from the windows in your cabin.
Kalaloch Lodge also has the Seacrest House, which is a two-story, hotel-style brick building. Every room has a private patio or balcony with views of the Pacific Ocean.
Your room also has features designed to help you save water and help Kalaloch meet its commitment to reduce its water use by 50 percent by 2020. They include low-flow fixtures, shower timers and a linen reused program. And speaking of water, the sunset views over the Pacific Ocean are outstanding from Kalaloch.
History of Kalaloch Lodge
The lodge has a long history in the park, which makes it all the more special. In the 1920s, Charles Becker, Sr., bought 40 acres of land where Kalaloch stands today. He built his retreat using driftwood collected from the beach and milling it into lumber. In 1953, the main lodge was built. In 1978, the property was sold to the National Park Service and today, it is run by Delaware North Companies.
In some ways, staying at Kalaloch is like going back in time. There are no TVs on the property, except in the main lodge’s Kalaloch Room and Becker’s Room. And there are no telephones or Wi-Fi in the rooms in the main lodge. This is by design to help visitors focus on enjoying the beauty of the corner of the world in which they are visiting.
When you get hungry, head to the Creekside Restaurant that has a deck with oceanside views. In keeping with the property’s commitment to sustainability, it serves locally sourced meals. There’s also a gift shop and a small grocery store on the property. It’s open year-round.
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