Kalaloch Lodge

157151 Highway 101, Forks, Washington, 98331, United States | 2 star lodge
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This 2 star lodge is located on 157151 Highway 101, Forks.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsKalaloch Lodge Forks

    Reviewed by tc-mike-travels

    50s style cabin

    Reviewed Aug 26, 2012
    by (26 reviews) San Mateo , United States Flag of United States

    great location....just OK service and amenities....national parks charge TOP dollar for their location....cute olden days cabins

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by max1998

    Lunch and Beach

    Reviewed Aug 4, 2012
    by (21 reviews) Mt.Prospect Illinois , United States Flag of United States

    This was great. The food was good and the beach was even more fun. We got there in time to see amazing tide pools.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Kalaloch Lodge Forks

    Great setting.....

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    Just got back from a few days at Kalaloch Lodge. We were there primarily to hike the Pacific beaches with our kids, and the lodgings in that area are few and far between. Kalaloch could not be situated in a more picturesque place. The views were beautiful, the beaches great fun to explore, and the Hoh rainforest trails were nearby. We explored great tidepools at Second Beach and saw elk herds at the Hoh river.

    Downside? The cabins at the Lodge were 2-3 star. Definately old, not refurbished in the last 20 years that I could tell. Old, musty furniture. Cracked, dingy linoleum, frayed stained carpet, spider webs in the corners. The first cabin we were shown reeked strongly of Raid bug spray. The second was better until about 10 p.m, when the neighboring cabin's occupants moved in and proceeded to loudly party until around 3 a.m. We did eat at the restaurant, where the kids learned several new four letter words from a loud kitchen brawl, but the service was otherwise good and the food reasonable.

    Bottom line? I'd stay there again - it's better than camping or a motel in Forks, but I'd definately bring earplugs. The kids loved it no matter what, and it was great family time, so..... Go, but spend most of your time outdoors if you can. That's where it's really at.

    Shabby lodge in incredible location

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    What a waste of location for this run down lodge! We looked at several of the bluff cabins. This was our second visit here. The first time we stayed in cabin 6 which along with cabins 7 and 8 were recently remodeled . Those 3 cabins are fine, but the rest are in terrible shape. The carpeting is old and musty. The whole place is very cheap. I got the feeling that the furniture hid the stains and dirt of thousands of travelers before my visit. It felt gross and dirty! I could not enjoy the outside surroundings because of the smell, shabbiness and stains surrounding me in my cabin.

    The views are amazing and the location of the lodge close to the mountains, rainforest, and rugged Washington coast makes this place an ideal location for a great lodge. But if you care about a sense of aesthetics and cleanliness then this place is not for you. Cabins 6,7 and 8 are ok but beware of the rest!

    Not bad at all

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    We stayed in cabin 44 - view with kitchen.

    There are two smallish queen sized beds. None of the cabins, apparently, offer a single king.

    The carpet is el-cheapo, and shows the burn marks from those unfamilar with lighting fires in the freestanding woodstove. The woodstove is great; one presto log or similar sized hunk of wood heats the place for hours.

    The kitchen was really a kitchenette. Very small, but we were able to put together a couple of great meals. Outside there is an overhand big enough to set up a small portable grille - which we did.

    The view is nice - but you don't get the crashing waves. The surf is several hundred yards out.

    I fully recommend this place - if you take advantage of the off-season rates. Consider some of the cabins that don't have a view. They actually do have a view - and they are about 30% cheaper. Using the map on the web page ----, pick one that you can draw a line from the cabin to the ocean without intersecting a cabin. Viola - you have a view!

    Cozy cabins, wonderful views

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    What an incredible place! Kalaloch cabins overlook the Pacific ocean and beautiful ocean cliffs. Just a short walk up the beach are tidepools full of starfish and anemones. Each cabin has a kitchenette, table, picnic table (outside) and ours had 2 queen beds and a futon. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the onsite restaurant was great and extremely affordable. All in all a wonderful experience and we'd love to return.

    Beautiful and hope to return one day

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    We loved Kalaloch Lodge! We stayed in one of the Secreast Motel units on the second floor on the end. It had two rooms, fireplace, and patio (with a view of the ocean). Even though we were there in July, we were able to use the fireplace at night. We slept with the windows open and could hear the waves. The room was spacious and comfortable. The restaurant in the lodge has a great view of the Ocean. We loved this place. The Olympic National Park rangers conduct a tidal pool program a short drive away. We also visited the Hoh Rainforest (20 min. away).

    Cozy log cabins by the ocean

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    We stayed at Kalaloch Lodge in early Nov, 2003.The lodge, located on a bluff off highway 101, has log cabins as well as rooms in the main lodge, all within sight of the beach and Pacific ocean. We took advantage of their off-season special of 2 nights for the price of one ($97) for certain non-beach view cabins. We could still see a little stretch of the beach from our cabin. The cabins are well furnished, with wood-burning furnaces and electric heater, a fridge, stove and cooking utensils. While not exactly luxurious, the cabins were comfortable and rustic. The views of the log-filled beach and creek, a few steps down from the cabins, was fabulous. The hotel reception folks were helpful and courteous. Restaurant food was very good (dinner menu included at least one vegetarian and several meat, poultry and seafood dishes). Restaurant service was excellent as well.

    Our new favorite getaway

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    We just returned from a mid-week stay - our first visit to Kalaloch (say Clay-lock).

    The setting is amazing - miles of wide ocean beaches with sea stacks and rocks off shore - huge driftwood logs pushed up against the bluffs - thousands of acres of green forest - clear running streams and rivers - the nearest town 35 miles to the north.

    No TV reception; you have to drive several miles north or south for cell phone reception - i.e., my idea of heaven!

    Comfortable cabins, the main lodge and the SeaCrest Lodge (where we stayed); very good food with a wait staff that quickly made you feel welcome - part of the family. For truly, there is a family feel to the place.

    We recommend very highly.

    (A Kitsap county couple, living a short ferry ride from Seattle.

    Husband an author; wife a container garden designer; both have traveled extensively here and abroad.)

    Location great, clean with fire place

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    I love this place. Its all about the surroundings-the beach, the rain forest, the spiritual rejuvination.

    The cabins are clean and comfortable (and I am easily grossed out). The fireplace is also a nice touch.

    Great Spot to Stay!

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    Spent 6 nights in cabin #9 on the bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

    Excellent view (phenomenal sunsets!), personable staff and good service. As we were celebrating our 20th anniversary, the lodge had placed champagne and glasses in our cabin upon our arrival. Each day a fesh bundle of firewood was delivered, and we eagerly used it in the wood stove during the cool evenings. The cabin has a small refrigerator and coffee maker, so in cabin snacks and lunch foods for picnics are possible although the lodge will pack lunches for you if you let them know in advance. We enjoyed several breakfasts and dinners at the lodge, and the food was great. We highly recommend the steak and the Scallop dishes. It's a short drive to Ruby and Beaches 4, 3, 2, and 1.

    I recommend beach 4 during low tide to see ample sea stars and anemones. I also suggest long walks on the beach away from the trail heads as twice I had the privilege of watching sea otters play in the surf. Drive to Lake Quinault and rent a conoe, hike in the Hoh River Rain Forest, and take the free logging tour from Forks. Don't forget to pick the wild blackberries!

    Superior place to stay

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    You can stay in your own cabin. Build a fire, look out onto the shore and watch or listen to the waves. You can cook your own meals in the kitchens in the cabins or dine in the dining room. It is really one of the best places my husband and I have been to. We are going back for Xmas just to get away from it all. No TV, no phones, just sand, surf and peace & quiet

    TripAdvisor Reviews Kalaloch Lodge Forks

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
     

    Travel Blogs from Forks

    The Power of the Pacific

    A travel blog entry by lara.eric.cam on Sep 10, 2014

    17 photos

    As we'd already travelled on the Seattle-Bainbridge Island Ferry, we fancied heading further South before routing North to cross the Hood Canal Bridge (the longest floating bridge in the world) which connects the Olympic and Kitsap peninuslas. We stopped in Port Angeles en route for a late afternoon coffee and chanced upon a bookshop (Port Book & …

    Forks & Sol Duc

    A travel blog entry by healsby on Aug 08, 2012

    3 photos

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    Bluff Bliss...

    A travel blog entry by lisaontheroad on Jun 07, 2012

    3 comments, 8 photos

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    Lavender, mossy trees and wild coast in Washington

    A travel blog entry by nancydeb on Jul 20, 2011

    45 photos

    ... road this season. The rain and cloud meant we didn’t get any views so all in all it was a fairly dismal side trip.We headed on towards Olympic National Park.


    We stopped briefly at Bellingham, which we could have got the ferry from Alaska to had money been no object. Bellingham seemed like a nice little place. The visitor's centre told us the best way to get to the Olympic Peninsula so we were off on the scenic Chuckanut Drive to get the ferry to Victorian ...

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    Traveler Photos Kalaloch Lodge Forks

    View from Lodge
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    Pacific Ocean
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    Climbing the Rocks
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    Paige on the Beach
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    View out of Cabin
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    Paige and Ken on the rock
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    Sea Anemone's
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