Explore Salt Creek Recreation Area

By |2019-10-28T23:45:49+00:00October 31st, 2019|

Tide pools, a sandy beach, hiking trails, WWII bunkers, and stunning views over Crescent Bay and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. If this sounds good to you then you’ll love Salt Creek Recreation Area. Salt Creek Recreation Area is [...]

Marymere Falls – A Short Hike to a Long Drop

By |2019-10-28T21:18:49+00:00October 18th, 2019|

Marymere Falls, located in Olympic National Park near Lake Crescent, offers one of the area's easiest and most popular hikes. Best of all, it's capped off with one of the most beautiful waterfalls on the Peninsula. Lake Crescent, at the [...]

Olympic National Park Beaches Near Manitou Lodge

By |2019-08-28T00:15:36+00:00August 30th, 2019|

The rugged beauty of Rialto Beach is only 3 miles from Manitou Lodge. Olympic National Park isn't just glacier capped mountains and dense, mossy rain forests. It's also 73 miles of pristine coastal wilderness! Come discover the Olympic National Park [...]

Forks WA Camping, 3 miles from Rialto Beach!

By |2019-08-27T20:11:53+00:00August 18th, 2019|

Enjoy Forks WA Camping at Manitou Lodge.  Manitou Lodge, known for its classic lodge structure and wonderful accommodations, also offers camping! Situated on ten acres of coastal rainforest, our Forks WA camping is just about as far west as you can get [...]

Hike the Hoh River Trail in Olympic National Park

By |2019-07-24T20:50:03+00:00July 29th, 2019|

Washington's Olympic Peninsula offers a seemingly endless variety of hiking opportunities but one of the most popular has to be the famed Hoh River Trail. There's nothing quite like the Olympic Peninsula's Hoh rain forest. Dense with huge trees, draped [...]

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 [...]