Built in 1926, the Lake Quinault Lodge is a charming place to relax and base out of for your Olympic National Park Adventures. Located at the southern area of the park near the Quinault Rain Forest, it’s most easily accessed from the south via Aberdeen. Amenities include a heated pool, sauna and game room. It’s open year-round and sits right on the park border near the Quinault Indian Reservation.
This beautiful resort on the shores of Lake Quinault is on the fancy side, with a stylish lobby featuring a large fireplace and fine dining, but lodging options include both rooms in the 1920s-era main lodge and more rustic rooms in several outbuildings, including the Boathouse and Lakeside buildings. There are 91 rooms total, plus one suite.
If the weather is good, take a break from hiking by sunbathing by the lakeside beach, renting a kayak or paddleboard, or relax by the heated swimming pool. Afterwards, dine at the lodge’s restaurant. Most tables have great views of the lake.
Or go for a scenic drive to rainforest hikes. Located in the towering rainforest on the park’s south side, Lake Quinault Lodge sits very close to several national champion trees and trails leading into the Quinault Valley.
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