Surfing La Push and Neah Bay

By |2019-06-24T22:46:08+00:00June 28th, 2019|

Surfing may not be the first thing that comes to mind for most when they think of the Olympic Peninsula. Yet people have been surfing La Push and Neah Bay for years. Best of all? La Push is less than [...]

Visit the Forks Timber Museum

By |2019-06-18T21:22:30+00:00June 21st, 2019|

Discover the fascinating history of the Forks - the town that lumber built - with a visit to the Forks Timber Museum! You could be forgiven for thinking that Forks main claim to fame is its place in Stephenie Meyer's [...]

Olympic Peninsula Webcams – Know Before You Go

By |2019-06-18T18:31:11+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 [...]

Your Forks Olympic National Park Gateway

By |2019-06-18T18:31:49+00:00April 26th, 2019|

Manitou Lodge is nestled in a coastal rainforest, just west of Forks, WA. With one of the most popular beaches and more just minutes from our door, we make for the perfect Forks Olympic National Park gateway. Twilight may have [...]

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. [...]