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Magnificent River & Mountain Views On the Elwha River! Fishing Guide available.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,672 sq ft
Property type house

Overview

About the property

4br, 3 ba home on a high bank above the Elwha River across from the Olympic Park

Fishing

Salmon abound in the rivers and ocean in this area. The Elwha River salmon are in the process of recovering their former number since the Elwha and Glines Dams were removed several years ago. Salmon fishing from the River House banks may be available as early as 2019, if the supply is deemed adequate.

Silver salmon and king salmon are running in the rivers from September (provided there is good rainfall during the month) to November. Steelhead are available from November to the end of April. Salt water salmon fishing season runs from July 1st to August 15th.

Rick guides river drift-boat fishing and can arrange for charter ocean fishing. He also provides guide services from summer to fall for the genetically distinct Beardslee trout found only in nearby Lake Crescent, a most beautiful place. Scenic drift boat trips on the river are available. Text him for further information at 360 477-1715.

A minimum of two and maximum of three persons are necessary to book a drift boat fishing trip and a minimum of a two night stay at River House is also needed. Scenic drift boat trips can accommodate 1 adult and 2 children, ages 8 and up or 2-3 adults.

Read one of our reviews:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely river chalet right after Christmas in December 2017, complete with several inches of snow outside! We arrived to a clean and warm spacious home, ready to relax for a few days and show our German guests this very NW part of Washington state. We had a great day outing to a Lake Crescent hike, and Rialto Beach on the coast, otherwise stayed cozy in the house. We mostly ate in and enjoyed the roomy and well-stocked kitchen and long dining table - perfect for the seven of us. The bedrooms were lovely and beds comfy. At first we didn't see any firewood, but a quick call to the owner told us where to find it (had not been restocked after last visitors) and we then enjoyed the warmth of the wood burning stove, which was especially nice after tiptoeing through the snow after time in the hot tub! So quiet there, with amazing views during the day and even stars at night. Loved our getaway!

Submitted Apr 19, 2018

River House, a 2672 sf home on a high bank above the Elwha River, features views of the River and the distant snow-topped mountains that are a photographer's delight, an ever-changing vista of light and shadow.

The spacious great room/dining area/kitchen is lit by a three-story prow window and invites day's end relaxation with television, wood stove and comfortable leather seating. The dining area features seating for six around a large teak table. The modern kitchen is well-equipped for meal preparation.

The "Sockeye Suite" a light-filled room with an en-suite bath, king size bed, television and walk-in closet, encompasses the second floor, assuring the greatest privacy. A balcony off the bedroom is a fine place to take your morning coffee. The adjacent "Tuckaway Room," a cozy spot with a comfortable twin bed, shares a bath with the Sockeye Suite.

On the main floor, a third bedroom features a king- size bed, television, a walk-in closet and an adjacent designated bath. "Waterfowl Room" takes its theme and colors from exquisitely detailed duck prints and decoys.

The fourth bedroom is the striking "Upland Game Birds" room featuring prints of a pheasant in flight and ruffled grouse, a queen bed, walk- in closet and an adjacent designated bath.

Though River House does not have ramps, it is accessible via 2 steps at the front of the house. The open kitchen, dining area and living area are very spacious, including wide aisles in the kitchen, making wheelchair and other assisted mobility easy. The deck off the dining area is the same height as the interior flooring, allowing outdoor viewing of the River and mountains.

A path down to the River allows a close-up view of the changes in the water flow since the the Glines and Elwha dams were removed.

We are blessed with occasional visits from deer and the Herrick Road elk herd, as well as cougar and bear spottings.

Across the River is the Olympic Hot Springs Road entrance to the Olympic National Park. This entry leads to a recently built overlook to the former site of the Glines Dam.

Lake Crescent is about 15 minutes west on Highway 101. The Lodge has a covered porch and outdoor seating fine for sipping your tea, coffee, wine etc and viewing a stunning 624 ft deep lake, recently voted the best in Washington. There are easy flat walking paths on the grounds as well. A mile-long trail leads to the 90 foot Marymere Waterfall.

Olympic Raft and Kayaking is literally "right down the road". Harbinger Winery's Tasting Room is about 6 miles east on 101, on the right side. Right next door is Adventures in Kayaking.

More Details

Owner
Rick Lustig
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

What makes this house unique

Situated on the Elwha river

Amenities

Port Angeles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2672 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • If you have young children, please remove items from low surfaces such as window sills, end tables, etc. Many of these are family heirlooms. Thanks
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom -
    Main floor Bathroom -
    En-suite bath - toilet , tub , en-suite bath for the Sockeye Suite
  • Three full bathrooms, one upstairs and two on main level
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Sockeye Suite - 1 king , A light-filled room with an en-suite bath, king size bed, tV
    Waterfowl Room - 1 king , king- size bed, television, a walk-in closet and Bathroom
    Upland Game Birds - 1 queen , queen bed, walk- in closet and an adjacent designated bath
    Tuckaway Room - 1 twin/ single , Adjacent to the Sockeye Suite w/ twin bed, shares a bathroom
  • The "Sockeye Suite" a light-filled room with an en-suite bath, king size bed, television and walk-in closet, encompasses the second floor, assuring the greatest privacy. A balcony off the bedroom is a fine place to take your morning coffee. The adjacent "Tuckaway Room," a cozy spot with a comfortable twin bed, shares a bath with the Sockeye Suite. On the main floor, a third bedroom features a king- size bed, television, a walk-in closet and an adjacent designated bath. "Waterfowl Room" takes its theme and colors from exquisitely detailed duck prints and decoys. The fourth bedroom is the striking "Upland Game Birds" room featuring prints of a pheasant in flight and ruffled grouse, a queen bed, walk- in closet and an adjacent designated bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing

Reviews

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5

Everything you could want in a house.

  • 5 of 5

House is well stocked, views are breathtaking, convenient to town, Park and amenities. Did not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
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5

Pics don't do it justice

  • 5 of 5

Although I've had lovely VRBO stays before, this property stands out and is my favorite. We enjoyed the views, grounds, and coziness of the house. Rick has lots of historical pictures up that are fun to look at. We took several walks down to the river. Six adults + 18 mos old twins fit very comfortably. The kitchen was well stocked and questions were answered promptly.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. It was perfect for the occasion! The beds were comfortable, the kitchen was stocked with whatever we needed. Highly recommend this home and will definitely be staying there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Carnation, WA USA
5

A spectacular home in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at the Riverhouse! Our group included 2 families and there was more than enough room for all of us. It took us some time when we arrived to completely take in all the incredible features of this home and the surrounding property. The view and peaceful sounds of the Elwha are so wonderful. The bedrooms and bathrooms were luxurious, and the kitchen/dining area filled with extras including quality dishes and glasses for very large groups. We also ALL greatly enjoyed the hot tub after days of hiking the Sol Duc Valley and Crescent Lake area. It was so great to be 15 minutes to downtown Port Angeles with grocery stores and restaurants and yet feel so completely in the middle of nature. Photos and books detailing the history of the area were also a nice touch. We hope very much to return ! Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Havertown, PA, USA
5

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The River House was perfectly located for everything we wanted to do. We toured Olympic National Park (Hurricane Ridge, Lake Crescent, Ruby Beach and Hoh River). The site above the river is beautiful. We spotted eagles daily, saw an elk herd cross the river and watched deers in the yards. The house itself has everything that you need for your trip. The kitchen is well stocked. The beds are comfortable. The living room has a wonderful view. This is a great place to spend a vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Cuyahoga Falls, OH
5

Wonderful home/ Fabulous View

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family absolutely loved this house! The location was convenient to Port Angeles for groceries and restaurants and the Hurricane Ridge area of Olympic. The property manager was very helpful and accommodating some of our last minute needs. Crescent Lake is also not too far, so plenty of hiking opportunities are available.

We all wish our stay could have been longer. The house was clean and everything was straight forward. Spices and other basic kitchen staples were available as well. Badminton and great binoculars were a hit with the kids.

If you plan on heading up Hurricane Ridge, do so as early as possible. We arrived around 8:30am (July 8th) at the visitors center with a decent amount of parking still available. We encountered some people, but not many, hiking to Sunrise Point, Klahane Ridge and around the paved trails. Quite a few animals were seen at this time, too. Once we left however around 1:00pm, the entire place was crawling with people and cars. Upon exiting the park past the ranger fee station we saw a line of cars over a mile long with everyone our of their cars. The rangers were only allowing one car in for every car coming out due to congestion. I'm sure not many of those people expected to wait several hours just to enter the park. Go early!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your helpful review. Your comments on the "waiting line" to Hurricane Ridge will be incorporated into our welcome letter. So glad you enjoyed the house.
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Map

Nearest Airport
122 Miles
Seattle International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4.7 Miles
Dam Bar
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Victoria Ferry
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Peninsula Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Rec: Togas Soup House (best in town)
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Hurricane Ridge
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Hollywood Beach or Salt Creek
Car: recommended

The Elwha River is a 45-mile river on the Olympic Peninsula in the U.S. state of Washington. From its source at Elwha snowfinger in the Olympic Mountains of Olympic National Park, it flows generally north to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The house is situated on the high banks of the beautiful river.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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