There’s so much to do, see and enjoy all around the Olympic Peninsula.
From glacial alpine peaks to crashing ocean shores there’s a lifetime of outdoor adventure opportunities around every turn.
The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of Olympic Peninsula Enjoyment. On the contrary! The weather is optimal and the pace – is more RELAXED!
Step One: As you listen on the radio to the daily traffic grid-lock being endured on I-5 freeways by others; you are enjoying “America’s Fjord” – the Hood Canal. This wonderful scenic by-way welcomes travelers with miles of picturesque views as it transports you scenically from Tacoma or Olympia, WA to the Jefferson County gate-way communities of Brinnion and Quilcene.
After you’ve enjoyed and discovered local shops, museums, waterfalls, trailheads and put-ins along the “Hood”, continue north and arrive at Port Ludlow relaxed and ready for adventure!
The Inn at Port Ludlow welcomes you with world-class hospitality and an award winning culinary team lead by Executive Chef Dan Ratigan. Throughout the nearby Chimacum Valley you can visit any of the delicious destinations along the Olympic Culinary Loop that Chef Dan frequents when sourcing his famous farm-to-folk Olympic Coastal Cuisine.
Cider from Finnriver? Wine from Eaglemount or Marrowstone Vineyards? The freshest seasonal fruits and vegetables from SpringRain Farm & Orchards. All are nearby and delicious!
In addition to Port Ludlow consider quaint Beach Cottages on Marrowstone, historic Fort Flagler State Park, or the unpretentious Chevy Chase Beach Cabins. There’s plenty of unique and memorable accommodations ranging from camping to castles for you to Enjoy on the Olympic Peninsula.
Day Two: Start off with oven fresh baked goods from Farms Reach Café as you journey westward. Touch the mountain’s skyline with a trip up Hurricane Ridge. Hike a rainforest along the Hoh. Or dip your toes, (or your kayak paddle, or fishing lure), in the water of numerous lake, river and ocean access points.
Consider lunch in a historic National Park Lodge along the shores of Lake Crescent as you explore en route to your coastal destination of Kalaloch Lodge.
Watch the sunset on the horizon as you stroll amidst haystack rocks and forested tide pools. Kalaloch Lodge provides a great base camp from which you can explore and relax – and be sure to bring an appetite thanks to Chef Ashley and his dedicated crew at the lodge’s Creekside Resturant.
More! We’re just getting started. Whether you’re next Olympic Peninsula visit is focused on Play or Relaxation there are year-round reasons to celebrate and Enjoy!
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