Hotels and Cabins

5 Summer Lodges in Olympic National Park – How to Choose


Olympic National Park in Washington offers incredible beach hikes, rainforest adventures and alpine views. With five different places to stay in the park, it can be difficult to decide where to stay. Do you stay at a beachside resort or in a lodge by a lake? Follow this guide to find the lodging that best suits your needs.

What view do you want to see?

1. I want to stay on the coast.

Kalaloch Lodge

Kalaloch Lodge. Courtesy photo
Kalaloch Lodge. Courtesy Kalaloch Lodge
The view from a cabin at Kalaloch Lodge. Photo by Gloria Wadzinski
The view from a cabin at Kalaloch Lodge. Gloria Wadzinski

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

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2. Give me a serene lakeside room.

Log Cabin Resort

Log Cabin Resort at Lake Crescent. Photo by Gloria Wadzinski
Log Cabin Resort at Lake Crescent. Gloria Wadzinski
Lakeside Chalets at Log Cabin Resort on Lake Crescent. Photo by Gloria Wadzinski
Lakeside Chalets at Log Cabin Resort on Lake Crescent. Gloria Wadzinski

A night at the relaxed Log Cabin Resort located on the northern shores of Lake Crescent will bring you back to your summer camp days. Known by some as the “sunny side of the lake,” this resort offers a variety of accommodations and is located in the northern part of the park, easily accessed from Port Angeles.

Read more about Log Cabin Resort.

Lake Crescent Lodge

Lake Crescent Lodge in Olympic National Park
Lake Crescent Lodge in Olympic National ParkKms5333 via Wikimedia Commons
Cabins at Lake Crescent Lodge. Photo by Gloria Wadzinski
Cabins at Lake Crescent Lodge. Gloria Wadzinski

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.

Read more about Lake Crescent Lodge.

Lake Quinault Lodge

Lake Quinault Lodge. Photo by Gloria Wadzinski
Lake Quinault Lodge. Gloria Wadzinski
Lakeside lodging building at the Lake Quinault Lodge. Photo by Gloria Wadzinski
Lakeside lodging building at the Lake Quinault Lodge. Gloria Wadzinski

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. It sits on the shores of the beautiful Lake Quinault.

Read more about Lake Quinault Lodge.

3. I want hot springs out my door.

Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort

Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort by David Krause
Sol Duc Hot Springs ResortDavid Krause
The swimming pool at Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort in Olympic National Park.
Courtesy Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort

It’s rare to find a national park that has hot springs that are open to the public for soaking, which is what makes Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort so unique. If you find yourself in Olympic National Park, consider staying at Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort located in Olympic National Park’s northern forest. It provides access to several natural hot mineral pools for soaking your stress away and hiking trails depart directly into the lush Sol Duc Valley. The resort includes 32 cabins that sleep up to four and 17 RV sites, a spa for massage therapy, the Springs Restaurant, gift shop and small grocery store

Read more about Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort.