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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!