Catching a Winter Moonrise at Manitou Lodge

Catching a Winter Moonrise at Manitou Lodge

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 grateful since it takes diligence, willingness to stay up late in the dark and cold,

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Regional Wildfires 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 the “Paradise Fire” (shown in red on the accompanying map) located about 60 miles southeast

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Outdoor Shower at the Manitou Lodge!

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 inside the lodge or a portable toilet, but never a shower… UNTIL NOW! Over the

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The Beauty (and Perils) of Rialto Beach – A Cautionary Tale

Just 3 miles down Mora Rd from the Manitou Lodge, you’ll find Rialto Beach, probably the most spectacular of the Olympic Park “front-country” beaches. Perpetually great surf, some of the largest driftwood logs on the coast, clear views of James Island off La Push on the opposite bank of the Quileute River. Hiking north, there’s an

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Sweet September

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. Makes you reconsider the wisdom of living under the really big trees. Trees down everywhere,

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