Olympic National Park lodging and restaurants - stay comfortably and dine well at any of these five Olympic National Park hotels and their restaurants.
You can also stay in hotels in the towns, both large and small, that border the Olympic National Park, of course.
But depending on your schedule and the season, why not stay IN the Olympic National Park (ONP) in historic Olympic National Park lodging?
Some of the five lodges were built in the early 1900's, and each of them is a rustic representation of the Olympic Peninsula's early history.
Each of these Olympic National Park hotels also offers an on-site restaurant. All your needs will be covered.
416 Lake Crescent Road at Barnes Point,
Olympic National Park, WA 98363
Open May through January - see website for exact dates:
Built in 1915, Lake Crescent Lodge sits on the sandy shores of Lake Crescent, embraced by fir and hemlock. The Lodge offers 55 historic rooms, historic lobby warmed by a gigantic stone fireplace, and a sun porch overlooking the lake.
Lake Crescent Lodge allows easy access to numerous hiking trails,
canoeing, lounging or strolling on the beach.
The Lodge dining room offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and evening drinks from an impressive Wine List. Dine on gourmet omelets, fruit, pancakes, sandwiches, burgers, steaks, salmon, halibut and many more Pacific Northwest options, as you relax in this romantic setting overlooking a stunning lake.
3183 East Beach Road, Olympic National Park, WA 98363
Closed in Winter
If you need seclusion and tranquility, you'll love the Log Cabin Resort.
The original Log Cabin Hotel was built in 1895 and was a popular vacation spot until it burned down in 1932. It was subsequently rebuilt in the 1950's and renamed Log Cabin Resort; it is now a family-oriented lodge on the north shore of Lake Crescent.
This Olympic National Park lodging facility offers rooms in the lodge itself, A-frame chalets, camper cabins, an RV park and tent
Olympic National Park Restaurant at Log Cabin Resort:
The Sunnyside Cafe
The casual dining room of the Sunnyside Cafe provides a breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner in a casual dining setting. Or, grab a snack at the deli, relax on the lake shore, or enjoy the lake or mountain views.
345 South Shore Road, Quinault, WA 98575
Lake Quinault Lodge was featured in the 2008 PBS program, "Great Lodges of the National Parks." Built in 1926 with all the charm of that era, it was graced with a visit from Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937.
A massive stone fireplace is central to the large community room and its comfortable furniture. In a cool and possibly rainy environment - this is a rain forest after all - the beautiful and gracious space is a fabulous place to relax with a drink, letting the warmth of the fire and ambiance revitalize the heart, soul and body.
Olympic National Park Restaurant at Lake Quinault Lodge:
Roosevelt Dining Room
Enjoy lake and mountain views from the Roosevelt Dining Room which offers gourmet meals including smoked salmon benedict, smoked duck breast, and much more.
Sol Duc Road, Olympic National Park, WA 98363
Open end of March through mid-October; check website below for exact dates
Situated in a valley along the Sol Duc River (pronounced sole duck), the name in the Quilleute language is said to mean, "sparkling water" or "magic waters." And people come not only for the serene and quiet beauty of surrounding trees but also for this resort's mineral hot springs.
Choose one of the 32 cabins or the riverside suite, or bring your RV. The must-do activity here is a dip in the hot springs, along with a massage. With or without a long hike, this might be just what the doctor ordered.
no televisions, telephones or radios to distract from the serenity. But your nod to civilization includes a poolside deli, espresso bar, a gift shop and a convenience store.
Olympic National Park Restaurant at Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort:
The Springs Restaurant
The Springs Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in the casual dining room, featuring northwest cuisine a nice, mostly local, wine list. Menus can be found online at the above link.
Highway 101, Forks, WA 98331
"Kalaloch" is a Quinault word meaning "good place to land," and we think you'll agree after you've landed here yourself.
Kalaloch Lodge sits on a driftwood strewn edge of the wild Pacific Northwest coast in the middle of nowhere, about 40 minutes south of Forks (90 minutes south of Port Angeles).
Kalaloch sits in the southern part of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. You can stroll a variety of beaches, look for murres, puffins, and bald eagles, while keeping an eye out for whales. Don't forget the forests for hiking.
When you've exhausted your explorations, settle in just in time to catch the spectacular sunsets. Kalaloch Lodge is the 2014 winner of:
Get yourself a room in the lodge itself, or opt for a delightful cliffside cabin with wood-burning stove (wood included), which is what we did. The cabin had the ability to sleep 6. Plus, it had a sitting area, wood-burning stove, dining area, and a very adequate kitchen, not to mention restroom and shower in the cabin.
Olympic National Park Restaurant at Kalaloch Lodge:
The food is outstanding! Get breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Creekside Restaurant overlooking the spectacular Pacific Ocean. Ingredients are sourced locally, including a nice local wine and beer selection.
You can also do what we did - purchase a sack lunch and take it with you on a rainforest hiking expedition or sandy beach stroll. If you tell them the night before, it'll be ready for you when you're ready to leave for the day.
Olympic National Park lodging might be the perfect solution for your own visit to the Pacific Northwest!