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 [...]

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 [...]