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Lake Quinault Travel Tips

Make One of the Lake Quinault Vacation Rentals Your Home away from Home in Washington State

From weekend breaks to full vacations, Lake Quinault is a great place to relax and unwind, surrounded by scenic natural splendor. Promoting itself as a rainforest retreat, the glacier-fed Lake Quinault is in the area of the Quinault Valley, known as the “Valley of the Giants.” Huge red hemlocks, Douglas firs, red cedars and the largest Sitka spruce tree in the world can be found in the stunning Olympic National Park. With a backdrop of snow-capped mountains, this national park offers miles of trails, charming small town communities and water-based activities. The area is home to elk, black tail deer, cougar, bald eagles, bobcats and black bears.

Reasons to Choose Lake Quinault Vacation Homes

Choosing one of the Lake Quinault vacation rentals puts you right in the heart of this beautiful area. Served by small local communities yet far from city bustle and stress, it is easy to unwind in the comforts of your own vacation home. Stock the refrigerator with drinks, snacks and provisions and it can be a very affordable break, especially for a larger family. All Lake Quinault vacation homes have comfortable beds, ample space to spread out and all the amenities you would expect from a home away from home. The laundry will make it easy to keep outdoor gear clean and dry. A full-size oven and dishwasher are provided in most locations so catering for the family is easy, whatever their dietary needs.

Getting to Your Lake Quinault Lodging

Lake Quinault is easy to get to and provides a getaway with nature even though it is only a three-hour drive from Seattle. For those flying to Washington State, the international airport at Seattle is a convenient choice, or choose the airport at Portland which is a three- to four-hour drive from your Lake Quinault lodging.

The Weather in Lake Quinault, Washington State

Washington State, although bordering Canada, enjoys mild, wet winters and pleasant warm summers. Temperatures rarely drop to freezing and January daytime highs are around 48 F (9 C), rising to 67 F in July (20 C). November through April are the wettest months, receiving a total of 144 inches per annum, with less rainfall during the summer.

Lake Quinault Vacation Rentals and the Surrounding Neighborhoods

One pleasant trip is the 30-mile loop around the lake from your Lake Quinault vacation lodging. The trip also ventures into the south end of the Olympic National Park, known for its stunning mountain scenery and glacier-topped Mount Olympus.

The Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail is a fun way to discover some of the 23 magnificent falls in the area, or head for the Hot Springs at Sol Duc. Port Townsend is a delightful town with gorgeously colorful Victorian architecture, a bell tower, and a lighthouse on the bluffs. Whidbey Island and the Juan de Fuca Islands are all just a short ferry ride away.

Things to Do from Your Lake Quinault Lodging

The area surrounding the Lake Quinault vacation homes is ideal for hiking, cycling and exploring by car. The lake itself can be explored by boat or kayak and fishing, river rafting and waterfall tours are ideal pursuits for those who enjoy the great outdoors. Locke’s Landing offers a nine-hole golf course right next to the world’s largest Sitka Spruce and is conveniently close to your Lake Quinault lodging.

Take a guided rainforest excursion with a professional guide, and learn about the wildlife and rainforest as you explore the area. For family fun, 10 letterboxes have been hidden in the Lake Quinault community. When you find them, sign your name in the guestbook and use the stamp provided to record your success in your own logbook. A starter kit and guide can be picked up from the Quinault Rainforest Visitor Center.

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