Olympic Peninsula Webcams – Know Before You Go

By |2019-05-21T18:50:52+00:00May 21st, 2019|

Wanting to check the conditions before you head out for the day's adventures? Good idea! This collection of Olympic Peninsula webcams can help you to do just that. Washington's Olympic Peninsula offers a grand variety of activities, from hiking and [...]

Visit Buddha in the Coastal Rainforest

By |2017-02-16T08:48:30+00:00February 16th, 2017|

Here's a fascinating little curiosity: We maintain a trail for guests which winds through the firs and alders that make up about 2/3 of the lodge property. Only minimal grooming is done out there because we prefer to keep the [...]

Catching a Winter Moonrise at Manitou Lodge

By |2017-02-15T15:17:36+00:00February 15th, 2017|

This gorgeous series emphatically depicts the beauty of the lodge and its setting even in winter. The photos were provided by a recent guest who was kind enough to forward these shots and permit us to use them. We're especially [...]

Regional Wildfires 2015

By |2015-07-09T09:52:02+00:00July 9th, 2015|

7/9/15. We know that all our incoming guests for the remainder of the summer are aware of our dry conditions very conducive to wildfires. Here's a status report: Currently, there is a single blaze on the entire Olympic Peninsula. This is [...]

Outdoor Shower at the Manitou Lodge!

By |2014-09-14T10:04:11+00:00September 14th, 2014|

Update 4/30/15: For several years now, the Manitou Lodge has opened up two "Outback" cabins and 3 fully-equipped tentsites during the late Spring, Summer, and early Fall seasons. Guests in the Outback cabin have had access to a small bathroom [...]

Sweet September

By |2013-09-30T08:20:15+00:00September 30th, 2013|

9/30/13: Yesterday and last night the northern Washington Coast (read us, 3 miles from the coast) was hit by what has been described as the strongest September windstorm on record - sustained winds of 65 mph, gusting to 75 mph. [...]

A Facelift at the Lodge

By |2013-07-06T08:24:12+00:00July 6th, 2013|

 08/15/13: We’ve replaced the deck on the cottage containing the Eagle and Owl units. The old deck (top photo) was more of a walkway in any case, and, over the past several years due to age and constant exposure to [...]

Outback Cabins & “Instant-Camping”

By |2019-05-21T00:56:45+00:00May 30th, 2013|

Outback Cabins: About a decade ago we found ourselves standing outside an unused cabin/shed on the property that nonetheless had electricity and indoor plumbing, and speculated that there might be guests whose sensibilities would resonate to the idea of booking [...]

The Old-Growth Lives On Right Here!

By |2013-05-22T08:20:47+00:00May 22nd, 2013|

We’re fortunate to have on the lodge property one of the last old-growth Western Hemlocks in the immediate area outside the Olympic National Park. Our tree sits, waiting for you to visit, in its own little grove on the western [...]

Moss Tourism

By |2012-09-24T21:47:42+00:00September 24th, 2012|

(Robert Kaplan, Conde Nast Traveler, Aug. 1998)"Ten days on Vancouver Island and Washington State... convinced me that the Pacific Northwest - both the Canadian and American parts - constitute the esthetic landscape and travel destination of the future, eventually to [...]