Originally built in 1970, our main building is a “classic” lodge structure whose most striking feature is a huge vaulted-ceiling “Great Room” with a massive stone fireplace. The numerous couches and chairs in this room provide the space to be with others, and, at the same time, to be private.
Our Forks WA lodging, situated on ten acres of coastal rainforest, is just about as far west as you can get in the lower 48 states. The property’s hemlocks and spruce are still imposing, and there’s a Western Hemlock on the property well over 1000 years old. Rialto Beach, spectacularly rugged and log-strewn, is just 3 miles away. The Quileute Tribe resides 5 miles away at La Push, and Hiking Beaches # 1-3 south of La Push are well-known. Second Beach, for example, is probably the most photographed beach on the coast. These area beaches are among the finest pristine settings in the US.
Summer is a delight – sunshine and temperatures that rarely rise above 80 F. Winters are a different story. However, don’t reject them as merely sodden and to be avoided. Powerful winter storms shape our coastline, and it’s worth a dose of rain and wind in the face to witness one of these, especially when a couch, fire, and a warm bed are just a couple of minutes away.
With winter come the fish. Local rivers (Sol Duc, Bogachiel, Calawah, Hoh) offer world-class salmon and steelhead fishing. It’s about a 45 minute drive to the Hoh Rainforest and Sol Duc Hot Springs, and 1 hr+ to Cape Flattery (most Northwestern point in the lower 48 states) and the Makah Reservation and Cultural Museum at Neah Bay.