The North Olympic Peninsula offers a diversity of tourism experiences. The coastal region surrounding Forks, typified by the Park Beaches and the Hoh Rainforest, is exhilarating in its wildness. However, just one hour’s drive east in Port Angeles and Sequim, the atmosphere is a bit more citified. Depending on the time of your visit, you can attend one of several festivals (the Juan de Fuca Music Festival and Crab Fest in Port Angeles, as well as the Irrigation or Lavender Festivals in Sequim). Want to travel to a foreign country where they speak your language, eh? Take one of the four daily summer ferries from Port Angeles across the Strait to Victoria, BC and its world-class Butchart Gardens, or maybe just stroll among the art galleries in Victoria’s compact downtown and down a pint at a pub. Nature is still predominant in the east, nonetheless, as one can drive up Hurricane Ridge looming over Port Angeles, visit Deer Park and 600 ft deep Lake Crescent, hike
the Olympic Discovery Trail or walk
We at the Manitou Lodge don’t want you to miss any of these experiences, and, naturally, we’d like you never to stay with anyone but us. The 65 miles between Forks and Port Angeles used to pose a bit of a problem, but that problem is now solved. You can now book with us at the Lodge in Forks for the coastal/rainforest experience and either before or later at our Port Angeles vacation rental. This past year, we’ve acquired a lovely residential property right on the bluff fronting the Strait of Juan de Fuca between Port Angeles and Sequim for individual and family rentals. This location allows immediate access to Port Angeles and the Victoria Ferry, a variety of Olympic National Park venues and all that lavender in Sequim. We anticipate being completely ready for guests no later than mid-May, 2014.
Briefly, we’ll be offering a 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom house (king bed in the master bedroom, queen in the second bedroom, single bed with trundle in the third bedroom – easily sleeping 6 persons) for rent. As one would expect, there’s a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and laundry facility. Television and wireless internet service will be provided.
Just as it is at our secluded Lodge out by the beaches west of Forks, the chill factor at the Bluff property is huge. Gorgeous views are just everywhere, accompanied by the gentle sound of waves lapping on the shore well below. Eagles are frequent visitors in the firs on the west side of the house. The signature feature of this property is an expansive ocean-facing deck and a weatherproof bluff-front gazebo allowing unobstructed views of Vancouver Island, Mt. Baker, Port Angeles Harbor, shipping, smuggling, and anything else that might be floating or going on out there on the Strait.
As indicated above, we anticipate full guest-readiness no later than mid-May, 2014. Online booking of this vacation rental is best done by going to www.vrbo.com. Search for property #593708 for available dates, rates, minimum nights, deposits, cancellation policy, etc. Inquiries can be made through the messaging system on this site.