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Life in the Slow Lane-The Forest Cottage at Lake Cushman

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Relax and unwind in the peaceful, woodsy setting. The quiet is addicting.

Surrounded by trees with miles of trails just outside the door, the charming A-frame cottage is perfect for those who love the peace and quiet of being in the woods. You will be "off the grid" as there is not reliable Internet or cell service at the cottage. It is a short drive to the Staircase entrance of Olympic National Park, saltwater activities on Hood Canal or the private beaches at Lake Cushman.

The highlight of the cottage is the full wall of windows facing the woods. The loft bedroom, accessed by ladder-style stairs, has the feel of sleeping in a treehouse. There is a double bed upstairs and the sofa downstairs also converts to a double bed.

The covered gazebo provides shelter during the rain and the woodstove will keep you warm when the weather is cool. Wood and kindling for the stove are provided for your convenience. Weber Charcoal Grill and supplies available for cooking are available, if desired.

At night, all you will hear is the sound of the waterfall across the lake. Since there is little ambient light, the stars and constellations are amazing. Grab a flashlight and walk down the dead end street and look up...

The Forest Cottage at Lake Cushman is truly life in the slow lane.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Debra

I was born and raised in Montana and my husband has been a woods-person his entire life. When we discovered the Lake Cushman area it was love at first sight; we've not seen anywhere as beautiful as it is right here! We've owned property in the area for most of the last 25 years and enjoy the outdoors all year.

Debra purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Debra chose Hoodsport

We live next door to the cottage and when it was listed in early 2017 we decided to purchase it and have space for friends and family's visits. As we dealt with the deferred maintenance and lack of upgrading we realized we had purchased a little gem and decided to offer it as a vacation rental. We are so in love with the area and we are excited to offer the opportunity to others to see the same.

What makes this cottage unique

The surroundings offer unspoiled forests, friendly wildlife, tall mountain peaks, three pristine lakes for any type of water sport, miles of trails out the front door, nearby access to popular hiking trails, a short drive to saltwater activities and fun local eateries and shops. The local residents are friendly, it's a small-town feel and a laid-back lifestyle. We call it "Cushman time."


Hoodsport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • *Please remove wet or muddy shoes. *Please tidy up and wash and put away dishes before you leave. *No outdoor music, parties or events.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • The cottage bathroom is a 3/4 bath.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The loft bedroom has a double bed and the sofa in the living room also converts to a double bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Life in the Slow Lane-The Forest Cottage at Lake Cushman
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Great weekend away from the city!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolute blast staying the weekend in the Forest Cottage. Debra made us feel right at home from getting in touch with us to make sure we found the cottage, to the local apple butter and apples, and the wood burning stove ready for us to stay warm. We would definitely come back to stay again and have already told our friends about the best place we have found for a weekend getaway within 2 hours of the city.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again. Thank you for being such great guests!
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Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful well kept cabin with character and charm in a sweet location. Can't wait to return!!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dan! You are a perfect guest and we look forward to hosting you again.
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Lake Oswego

A piece of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent last weekend there. Everything is fresh and new, the views are breathtaking with snow peaked mountains soaring in the back drop and Lake Cushman just across the way. Beautifully maintained hiking paths with little foot bridges. There is a great fire bring your s'more makin's! Lots of firewood, covered, dry and ready to go. DVR with huge selection of movies...and we did pickup wifi with my jet pack..although signal not strong enough to watch videos, it was strong enough to get email, text...the basics. The owners next door invited us to feed the deer that come up to get their treats morning and night. They ate cut up apples right out of my hand! Talk about up close and personal! Only problem we had...was we felt the time went by too fast! Good for the soul! We plan to go back again in the summer..but anytime of the year would be a great break!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We had such a nice time hosting you two and look forward to seeing you this spring or summer! Thank you for leaving the cottage in such pristine condition when you checked out.
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The cabin was very charming and located in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is perfect for a retreat from the city! We enjoyed a very warm welcome from Debra and had a comfortable stay. Everything we needed for a visit was thought of by our host and included at the cabin. We were just a short drive from many trails and restaurants/ activities. The area was very scenic with views of the Olympic Mountains! The cabin itself is very cozy and an enjoyable space to pass the time in. We would definitely come back for another visit!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our cottage and were able to explore the area. You were perfect guests and left the home immaculate. We look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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Olympic National Park
The Staircase entrance is nearby and offers lush scenery and several hikes for enthusiasts o...
Visitor Information Center / Hoodsport Ranger Station
Stop by on your way to the cottage and pick up information on hikes and outdoor activities.
El Puerto de Angeles
A local favorite, the location on the pier over Hood Canal makes it a great place to dine an...
Lake Cushman Golf Course
The course is beautiful, set in the forests with the Olympic Mountains as a backdrop, the ea...
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Lake Cushman Golf Course
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 10.5%

Base rate is for two people, additional adults are $5 per person per night with a max of 4 adults.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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