Lochaerie Resort is simply gorgeous. Peaceful and tranquil setting on the shore of lake Quinault in the Quinault Rainforest this place is miles from anywhere so get groceries in Aberdeen or Forks. The property is beautifully landscaped with views of the lake, mountains, and forests and has 6 spacious, rustic, historical cabins set far apart from one another guaranteeing privacy and your own little spot of tranquillity. The cabins are all different and unique..some have 2 bedrooms, direct lake view, balconies or stoops. All have tremedous character.
We came in the spring in what must have been an off period as we were practically the only ones there which made it ieven more special. We stayed in Ellinor, technically a 1 bedroom cabin, but there is another bed in the open living room with couch, chair , and ottoman. The cabin was very quaint with rustic decor...no TVs, no radios. There is a nice fireplace in the living room (that we kept going easily thanks to dry wood provided by the owners), a fully equipped small kitchen with table for 2 by a picture window, a good sized bathroom with shower, dim lamps, quilts, photos on the walls, lots of books on the shelves and fireplace mantle, a history on the cabin, and a heater for those really cold damp nights.
Evenings were passed cooking in the kitchen and relaxing by the fireplace talking and reading. Days were spent taking kayaks (graciously provided by the owners) out on Lake Quinault and exploring the Quinault Rainforest, waterfalls, and Olympic National Park.
The setting here is magical, very lush, very green..vividly green in places (thanks to the abundance of rainfall) and the skies are moody with fast driffting low clouds that look like smoke hanging closely to the green mountain slopes. The lake is still and reflective of mountains and forests. Yes..it rains here...in fact it rains alot! (you are in a temperate rainforest so you should expect it) but it more or less comes in a drizzle and does not interfere much with your activitities. It is in fact the abundance of rain that has made this place what it is and it is part of the magic and charm of the area. We loved it.
The owners (a married couple from Seattle I believe) are very nice and very knowledgeable on the area, many thanks to them.
I cannot say enough good things about Lochaerie and we cannot wait to get back to Lochaerie Resort and Quinault Rainforest and get wet very soon.
- Also Known As:
- Lochaerie Hotel Amanda Park