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Whiskey Creek Beach Cabins – Joyce, WA

Spring break this year was spent at one of our local gems, about 3 hours from Edmonds.  We visited the Olympic National Park and stayed at Whiskey Creek Beach Cabins, central location to our trips to Neah Bay, Cape Flattery and Sol Duc hot springs.  These rustic cabins reconnect you with nature.  While there we saw otters, eagles, tide pools, several species of birds and so much more.

We stayed at the Halibut hole, a cabin with a loft.  In these cabins, people who come leave some of their findings and journal their memories during their stay.  All cabins are pet friendly, Charlie and Daisy loved it!  There are kerosene lamps with oil, candles and firewood for indoor heat are also provided at no extra cost.  Check out our pictures and you can see how much fun we had our 4 days there and when we came back for mother’s day with my parents.

1385 Whiskey Creek Beach Road.  Port Angeles, WA 98363-8780.  Phone:(360) 928-3489

Once a dairy farm, this family owned beach has evolved into what it is today.  Back in the 60’s, they built cabins on the beach for each of the kids.  When one of them needed money while away at college, he started renting his cabin out to his friends, and that’s when it all started.  Over the years, they sold the farm front and kept the coastal property and continued to rent the cabins out.

A friend recommended this place to me a few years back.  She has been taking her family here since the 70’s, when her girls were just kids.  Now, her grandchildren join her when she visits “the beach house” as she puts it.  I finally took my family there last month for spring break.  I fell in love and knew I had to share it with my mom, whose love for nature I took after.  We spent mother’s day weekend there and she and my dad absolutely loved it.

This is a privately owned beach with 10 cabins.  8 without electricity and 2 with.  Each cabin has a full kitchen and bath and can sleep 4 adults and 2 children or 5 adults.  Here are more details:

Rates as of 5/18/11.  Call to confirm first.  I am simply sharing this information since they don’t have a website and I asked the owners if I can blog about it first.

$98.81 – Older cabins with wood stove to heat up the cabin and water tank.  Full bathroom.  Fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator.  3 cabins sit right on the beach and 1 on a hill facing the strait of Juan de Fuca.

$137.47 – 3 Newly renovated cabins with wood stove to heat up the cabin, propane to heat up water.  Full bathroom.  Fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator.  These cabins sit right on the beach.  There is one older cabin that sits on the water at this rate but has a propane operated fireplace and another one with electricity, 2 bedrooms but sits on a hill, by itself overlooking the water.

$165.05 – 1 open floor plan cabin that sits close to the water.  This has 1 full bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and has electricity.

When we visit, all we bring are our bedding, towels, food and other essentials.   This place reminds us that you really don’t need much to find peace and happiness.  When you visit, make sure to bring your boots, a camera, binoculars, shovel and pail.  If you like nature and don’t mind a rustic setting, this is a must try.  Also a great hub when visiting the Olympic National Park.

The best part about the last cabin we stayed at, we had views of sunrise and sunset from the dining room!

10 comments on “Whiskey Creek Beach Cabins – Joyce, WA

  1. Anonymous
    October 25, 2011

    I’am back in Washington State after living in California. I’m excited to show my husband where my Father took us back in the early 70’s during the summer. I have three brother’s and my father would take our watches from us as we entered the gate and went across the cattle guard. We played all day long outside and played cards when we came in for the night. Those were the days. Looking forward to visiting sometime in the near future. A fan of the cabins….

  2. katherine
    May 26, 2012

    I have a 22 month old baby. Would you recommend this place for us?

    • Christine
      May 27, 2012

      This is a great place for families, but if you’re bringing a baby, please consider the weather conditions. They do have a cabin with electricity, but the ones without electricity provide sufficient heat as long as you have the fireplace going. I would recommend you call them and find out just to confirm. If you do go – you will love it, especially if you enjoy nature.

  3. Shalvika P
    May 27, 2012

    Hey Christine! I love the way you write! Everything here seems so beautiful! Thanks for liking my post btw :)

  4. Matt
    July 23, 2012

    Christine, thanks very much for this post. A friend recently told us about Whiskey Creek Cabins but finding details online was a challenge. Your blog was by far the best source of info. Fantastic photos, too. We can’t wait to go check it out for ourselves next month.

  5. Cortney
    August 30, 2012

    Hi there,
    Thanks for sharing! Do you remember the name of the second cabin you stayed in?

    • Christine
      September 2, 2012

      Yes, it was Drift Inn. One of the three newly renovated cabins by the water’s edge.

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