Historic Lake Crescent Lodge on the Olympic Peninsula in northwest Washington was built in 1915 and is an ideal base camp for enjoying Olympic National Park, while experiencing the charm of a turn-of-the-century resort.
We camped for seven days in Olympic and stayed at Lake Crescent Lodge for two nights to give ourselves a break. Lake Crescent was gorgeous. Watching the sun set over the mountains and weather patterns was breathtaking.
Unfortunately both days we were there the water was too choppy to kayak or be out on the water. The wind was almost unbearable any time we were outside. This was the middle of July, so I can't really imagine making a fall trip here!
Because of COVID, dining was take out. Even so, our meals were very good and the prices were pretty reasonable for Washington.
We stayed in the Storm King rooms. Everything about it was great…working shower (albeit a bit short, tall people watch out), bathroom with a real door and fan, nice bed and a balcony! It was such a welcome reprieve after camping, really felt luxurious. The ONLY con however…the walls are absolutely paper thin. We could hear everything our neighbors said and did. Made it very hard to sleep.
I don't know if I would make this my destination for a trip to the peninsula, but as a stopping point it was perfect.
We stayed here for one night as a pit stop on our Olympic National Park road trip. The Lodge itself is very pretty and of course the lake is gorgeous. We stayed in the Pyramid Mountain rooms, they were outdated. It was good for a pit stop but not quite our cup of tea. They did allow us to have our small dog in the room, which was a big plus.
This place is glamping at its finest. It is located at the top of the Olympic Peninsula on Lake Crescent. There is plenty to do here from fishing, cycling, boating, and hiking.
They have small cabins and a lodge with an amazing restaurant. I recommend this to friends who aren't quite the rugged camper but still want to explore the Olympic Mountains.