by Jeff Bogle
Situated in the gorgeous Quinault Rainforest, along the shores of Lake Quinault, the Rain Forest Resort Village offers families an easy gateway into the natural wonders of Olympic National Park and National Forest. The resort’s beach meets the pristine glacier -fed waters of Lake Quinault, providing a supremely relaxing pastime. Whether you choose one of the 16 rooms at the Village Inn or one of the ten Fireplace cabins, you’ll find bedding to sleep four comfortably and in some cases, one or two extra guests in your traveling party. All of the cabins have lake views and private decks while some feature kitchens, others have jetted tubs and some have both amenities. The Rain Forest Resort Village has an onsite restaurant and general store and boasts of being home to the world’s largest spruce tree.
Our Editor Loves
- Glacier fed waters and lake beach
- Fireplace cabins
- Free Wi-Fi
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
There are no refrigerators or microwaves in the room we stayed-none of them I suppose. This is an older establishment with RV hookups available as well. If you are traveling alone, then it might be ok. Microwave and ice a few steps away at the store where you also check in. Coffee is available there for free as well. There is a coffee machine in the room but you have to turn on a light switch (which was kind of hidden) in order for it to work.
There are only a few lodging options at Lake Quinault so prices tend to be high and options are rather limited. We chose one of the cabins that had a view onto Lake Quinault. The beautiful scenery, the friendly staff at the main office/gift shop, and the Salmon House Restaurant located on the property helped to make this a four star review. Our cabin met our needs, but you might be disappointed if you have an idyllic view of what a cabin by the lake at a fairly high rate is going to look like. Ours had a bit of a musty smell, a bed that bowed towards the middle, and other basic furniture and fixtures that could use updating. However, our cabin was clean, everything worked, and it provided an outstanding setting for relaxing and enjoying this beautiful area. When we visit this area again, we'll stay at the Rain Forest Resort Village. Just keep your expectations in check and remember you're paying for location, location, location.