Why we like it
- Historic property built in the 1920s
- Blissfully disconnected from the modern world
- Majestic fireplaces keep the hotel cosy all year round
- Stunning location on the lake, where you can paddle or fish in the afternoon sun
- Access to pool, sauna and games rooms
About Lake Quinault Lodge
There are some parts of the world that are so removed from the modern humdrum that they are cathartic for the soul. Lake Quinault Lodge, located in the quietly spectacular Olympic National Park, is one such place. The resort hotel, built in 1926, is rustic and homely, with an enveloping comfort that welcomes you on arrival. You’ll find this comfort everywhere, from the cosy fireplaces to the enormous beds and the shady decks on which to relax and enjoy the quiet. All 91 rooms are traditionally appointed, with the newly-renovated contemporary lakeside and fireplace rooms being our favourite. There’s one suite, too, if you’re after more space, with 360-degree views of the treetops and lake. Rooms in the main lodge are full of charm and hark back to the 1920s when the lodge was first constructed.
Dining is available in the historic Roosevelt Dining Room, so called because President Roosevelt himself visited in 1937 and later passed a bill to create the Olympic National Park. Breakfast is a hearty occasion with filling and nutritious fare to set you up for your days exploring the park, with filling suppers and light lunches, from classic salads to local meats and seafood. Facilities include a pool, sauna and games room, and a large yet appropriately cosy den that’s perfect for playing one of the games on offer, enjoying drinks with friends or curling up with a good book.