Lake Quinault Lodge

Lake Quinault Lodge. Photos and info about the Olympic National Park Lodge at Lake Quinault, plus restaurant, Roosevelt Dining Room, and lodging facilities.

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The Lake Quinault Lodge is located within the Olympic National Park, a bit inland from the coast. It is situated in the Quinault temperate rainforest about half-way between Forks and Aberdeen.

The Lodge is a good base for day-trips to ocean beaches and other Olympic National Park sites. Forks WA is a bit more than an hour to the north. You'll reach the Hoh Rainforest by traveling 45 minutes north and then another 45 minutes inland. Port Angeles is about 2.5 hours north.

Lake Quinault Lodge in the Olympic National Park in December

Head south for an hour to get to Aberdeen and Hoquiam. From there you can visit Ocean Shores, Westport and Grayland around 45 minutes to the west of Aberdeen on the Pacific Ocean. Or continue south for another 1.5 hours to Long Beach, Ocean Park, Leadbetter Point State Park, or Cape Disappointment State Park.

Of course, those travel times are estimates. There is so much to see that stops along the way may be inevitable.

Lake Quinault Lodge
345 South Shore Road, Quinault, WA 98575
(888) 896-3818

Lake Quinault Lodge Website

Tripadvisor Reviews of the Lake Quinault Lodge, in Quinault WA 
4*, Certificate of Excellence, Green Leaders Gold Level

More info on the Quinault Rain Forest in the Olympic National Park

The area right around Lake Quinault offers many outdoor adventures, including hiking, swimming, boating, river-rafting, guided rainforest tours, guided boat tours, a sunset cruise aboard the Lady of the Lake and more.

If your travel bug has been satisfied, relax and swim in the indoor heated pool and sauna, or enjoy board games or ping pong in the game room. Take an evening glass of wine or morning cup of java in the lobby while sitting by a huge crackling fire in the grand brick fireplace. Nothing like quiet time for finding answers to the deeper questions of life. Or choosing what you'd like for breakfast!

Lake Quinault Lodge in the Olympic National Park in DecemberBack side of the Lodge

Rustic yet elegant, the Lodge gently embraces the lush green lawn that sweeps down to the edge of a serene Lake Quinault. Evergreen trees provide shade in all the right places. What could be more perfect? If mountain lakes nestled among trees is your thing then this will be the perfect place for a relaxing retreat.

Cities Near Lake Quinault Lodge

  • Aberdeen: 66 miles (approx. 2.25 hours)
  • Forks: 67 miles (approx. 1.25 hours)
  • Port Angeles: 124 miles (approx. 2.5 hours)
  • Seattle: 148 miles (approx. 2.7 hours)

Lake Quinault Lodge Rooms and Rates

The Lodge offers four types of rooms:

Main Lodge Room - charming and cozy with all the historic ambiance of the 1920s, these antique yet comfortable, hotel-style rooms have a lake or forest view, feature a king, queen or two double beds and private bath.

Fireplace Rooms - these are main lodge rooms, newly renovated with gas fireplaces, king beds, tv, heated bathroom floors, private patio or balcony. Each has a lake view making it nice for a special occasion.

Lakeside Rooms - contemporary in style, all have a partial lake view with patio or balcony, a king bed or 2 queen beds, and private baths.

Boathouse Rooms - built in 1923 with charming wrap-around porch, these eight first floor rooms feature either a queen bed or two doubles with a private bath, with or without lake views. The Beverly Suite comprises the entire top floor of this original structure. It has a panoramic view of the forest and lake and includes two bedrooms, bath, living area and mini kitchen.

Room Rates:

Rates vary per room but range between $122 - $339 per night, but check the website for details and special deals. Most rooms are pet-friendly, for a small fee. All rooms are non-smoking.

The Lodge provides a pool, sauna, and game room for the use of its guests.

Quinault Lodge History

Funded by lumberman Ralph Emerson of Hoquiam, WA, and designed by Seattle architect Robert Reamer who also designed the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park, the Lake Quinault Lodge was built in 1926, in just 53 days. The Lodge sold in 1939, and then closed during World War II. After the war, the Walker family reopened and operated the Lodge.

In 1988, the Aramark Corporation purchased, and currently operates the Lodge. 10 years later in 1998, the Lake Quinault Lodge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Lodge still maintains all the charm of the grand National Park lodges built during the era.

Roosevelt Dining Room

The Roosevelt Dining Room enjoys panoramic lake views, comfortable seating and an excellent menu. Reservations are recommended. The establishment was so named in the years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1937 visit to the area.

Roosevelt Dining Room Website

Breakfast includes a variety of egg dishes, omelettes, buttermilk and sweet potato pancakes and yogurt. See Breakfast menu here (pdf).

Lunch features soups, salads, and a variety of sandwiches from beer-battered halibut to portobello mushroom. See Lunch menu here (pdf).

Dinner serves up baked brie in puffed pastry, corn dusted oysters, clam chowder, salads and Roosevelt's Classic pot roast, salmon, duck, chicken, seafood and pasta.
See Dinner menu here (pdf).

A children's menu is also available and includes all the kid pleasing favorites.

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