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 [...]

Average Rainfall in Forks, Washington 1907-Present

By |2012-09-24T21:42:08+00:00September 24th, 2012|

Many folks plan a vacation in the Olympics between mid-July and mid-August, presumably to optimize their chances of not getting rained on, among a variety of other reasons. While it is widely known that the western slopes of the Olympic [...]