Tucked in the trees at the edge of Lake Crescent, the charming Lake Crescent Lodge, built in 1915, features a fine dining restaurant, a glassed-in porch and an extremely cozy lobby, complete with a roaring fireplace and trophy elk on the walls. You can also rent boats and slide into the water from a pier right out front. Lodging options include small rooms inside the lodge, cabins and simple rooms in several standalone outbuildings. It’s open May through December.
At the Lake Crescent Lodge’s dining room, you can eat breakfast, lunch or dinner from April 29 through Jan. 2. Featuring Pacific Northwest fare, you’ll find starters like crisp cornmeal Pacific oysters with cocktail sauce, local wild salmon with beluga lentils and basil oil and venison ragu served with root vegetables, foraged mushrooms and Washington Cabernet sauce. Don’t miss sipping a glass of wine from the award-winning Pacific Northwest wine regions.
You don’t need reservations for breakfast and lunch, but reservations are recommended for dinner. Call 360-928-3211 to reserve a table for dinner in advance.
Explore the waters of the lake on paddle board, kayak or canoe. Daily rentals are available at the beach outside the main lodge. There is also a small store with essentials inside the main lobby.
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