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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 enchanting 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 also available.

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
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 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 2017

Why Debra chose World

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."

What makes this cottage unique

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 are pleased to offer the opportunity to others.


World 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
  • *$100 charge for failure to return park pass. *Please tidy up and wash and put away dishes before you leave. *No fireworks, parties or outdoor music.
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
There is a local, licensed massage therapist who will come to the cottage for an on-site massage. If the weather is warm it would be wonderful to have a massage on the deck, which is very private. Message me for details!


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Life in the Slow Lane-The Forest Cottage at Lake Cushman
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Magical getaway in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We had a beyond fantastic stay at the cottage. We enjoyed sitting on the back deck, roasting by the fire, wandering on the local trails (especially those immediately behidn the house), and even Kayaking on the lake. Debra and Wayne were extremely hospitable and sweet people. Will definitely be making our way back to this little piece of heaven in the future. Without a doubt, we are grateful for our time spent at the cottage.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting you two and chatting so much and you were perfect guests. We can't wait to see you again!
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Orlando, FL

Quiet Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

This was exactly what I was looking for in a cottage. The deck overlooking the forest provided the serenity I craved. It allowed me to experience the joy of being in the woods even after I finished hiking and was ready to relax. It was fun to see the deer walk through, too. I couldn't have imagined a better setting!

Debra & Wayne made sure I had everything I needed once I arrived. The entire experience from my initial questions to the actual booking was excellent. I especially appreciated the fast response to all

my questions.

The only downside was leaving. I'm back in Orlando, but my heart is still there.

Thank you for everything!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a delightful cottage.We were really empresse.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the peace & quite and we felt right at home there.The cottage was very well equipped with everything you could want.We saw a bird & did not know what type of bird it was.But found a bird guide!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting you and you were wonderful guests. I hope you visit again someday!
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So peaceful and such a gorgeous location!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and her fiancé stayed here for a quiet honeymoon get away and it was just perfect! The cabin was clean and cute tucked away in the forest. It was right near the Olympic mountains and the lake so they did some hiking and swimming. Really just the perfect getaway! Would recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a thoughtful gift to give a honeymooning couple! We enjoyed hosting them and are so thankful they enjoyed their time at our cottage. I hope you visit us, also!
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Wuerzburg, XX

Cozy and beautiful cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is cozy, beautiful, secluded, and perfectly equipped. It's rare to find a holiday rental that has the cleanliness and the quality that Debra's cabin has. Our favorite place was in the gazebo in front of the wood-fired stove. We came to the Olympics for hiking - and we hiked a lot - but in retrospective we wished we would have spent more time in this beautiful and relaxing cabin. Also, it was a pleasure to communicate with Debra. She was super fast in responding to any of our questions and made every effort to make our stay a special one. Thank you so much, Debra.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly enjoyed hosting you and are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for being such great guests and hope we see you again!
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Absolutely wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was everything we expected and more. It was the perfect home base for exploring the hiking trails in the area. We were even greeted by a family of deer in the mornings! I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet getaway to a beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! You were great guests and we're so glad you enjoyed your time here and we hope to see you again in the future.
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Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Lake Cushman Golf Course
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $5 per person per night

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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