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Kalaloch Lodge in Olympic National Park
Glycoflex from: Seattle, Washington
Published Date: Apr, 20, 2021 Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
The Olympic National Park is a jewel - from the Pacific Coast to the multitude of hikes and so much more.
Highly recommend staying at Kalaloch Lodge. The Bluff Cabins are my favorite with unending views of the Pacific Ocean with the melodic sounds of the ocean waves.
The rustic cabins vary from full kitchenettes to rooms w microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker. Some cabins have wood burning stove. Each cabin is unique.
The views are uncompromisable and spectacular.
Walking and driving distance to the beach including Ruby Beach and hikes including Hah Rain Forest.
Kalaloch Lodge has a convenience store and restaurant.
Highly recommend bringing groceries and snacks w cooler. They have outdoor grill for rent. The staff is friendly and helpful.
If you’re looking to be one with nature, Kalaloch Lodge is the place to stay.
- Rooms: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
mimi1971 from: Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Apr, 11, 2021 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Perfect winter getaway just you and the ocean!
We rented one of the duplex cabins on the bluff. If you are looking for a simple getaway with an amazing view and without any distractions other than the ocean waves this is the place for you! The walkway to the beach was washed out but that did not matter to us at all we just wanted to hear and see the waves (night time view of stars were a bonus)... coming here in February fit the bill just perfect. We drove down the road a couple minutes to another beach access and had the whole place to ourselves! The office was open and the gentleman that was working there was very kind and helpful. We stopped next door and got a latte and a couple souvenirs. I imagine this place gets quite busy in the summer but in the winter it was perfect and quiet all we could hear was the waves!
Angeles from: Burien, Washington
Published Date: Apr, 2, 2021 Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
As usual for us, we stayed in the "motel" unit which is cheaper and more modern than the cabins but does not have a kitchen. However, we were pleasantly surprised that there was a micro wave oven in addition to the refrigerator. This was our first time staying on the lower level, and that is why I only gave a four star this time. The sound of people walking upstairs is very audible. One big disappointment was that the stairway to the beach was closed and the gazebo was gone, washed away by winter storms. So, we had to walk across the bridge to the campground for beach access. Restaurant was closed for covid although it is supposed to open April 3 for takeout. After a great sunset at Ruby Beach our first night, we went up to the Hoh River early the next morning and walked through the forest. We left the Hoh as the hordes arrived, so strongly suggest following our example. Friendly staff.
- Rooms: 5
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Service: 4
Colo_travler from: Orcas Island, Washington
Published Date: Jan, 18, 2021 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Back for another stay at the Kalaloch bluff cabins. I forget how many times now. It is true that a big storm washed out the stair access to the beach and oddly enough, all the logs on the beach too. I wish I had been there to see it. The walk to the beach access in the near-by camp ground is about 10 minutes so don't despair. My cabin was clean comfortable and exactly like expected. The restaurant in the lodge was closed but heck, who could blame them after all the happenings in 2020. They are scheduled to reopen soon. If you want to listen to the surf, watch the ocean, and walk miles of sandy uncrowded beach you have come to the best place. The folks that complain because the accommodations don't merit the price, are here for the wrong reasons and totally missing the point.
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 4
Kenneth H from: Olympia, Washington
Published Date: Jan, 6, 2021 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2021 Rating: 3
Beach Access Washed Out
Everything positive about the Lodge cabins is true except, unfortunately, the access to the beach has washed out. To get to the beaches means walking or most likely driving to another access point. Which we did. We were there this summer and walked down to the beach and it was wonderful access with our dog. We booked a three night stay this week with our dog in a cabin and found the access is gone for now. This was not mentioned on their website or we would have stayed elsewhere.
Otherwise it was pretty good. Rustic, friendly, great location, some delayed maintenance. They let us cancel our third night and when our 2020 Subaru would not start, they gave us a jump and were very helpful.
- Rooms: 3
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 5