This sweet little cabin hideaway offers all you need for a woodsy romantic retreat at the lake, from private dock and canoe (the trusty Al Dente), to covered patio, fire-pit, and hot-tub, to carefully appointed kitchen, toasty wood stove, cozy loft bedroom, and plush terry robes for two. You may never want to leave... but then you'd miss spectacular Olympics hiking and charming Port Townsend. Tough choice! Two hybrid SUP/kayaks included at no charge, June through September.
A 750-square-foot timber-frame cabin tucked into the rhodies and doug firs, with beautiful woodwork throughout, Sunrise Cottage is named for the custom wooden sunrise motif on its gable end. The cabin is thoughtfully furnished to provide everything you might need in any season, without crowding your space. Awake to sip your coffee on the peaceful covered patio, overlooking the gurgling creek and surrounded by lush greenery. Spend your day paddling, swimming, fishing, or just relaxing with a book or good company. Enjoy a glass of wine on your private dock, for a close-up view of eagles, osprey, kingfishers, ducks or the red-winged blackbird who thinks he owns the property. If you're lucky, an otter or two might pop up! The little kitchen has everything you need to cook a lovely dinner, and a charcoal grill is available on the patio to grill your trout. Finish the day with a hot-tub soak under the stars, and sleep soundly in the comfy quiet loft.
Sunrise Cottage is located adjacent to The Leland Lake House (https://www.vrbo.com/424440) , each home being extremely private from the other, with a delightful babbling brook separating them. It is tucked back off of the lake, with its own lawn, gardens, fire-pit, and hot-tub, and private dock and lake access down a grassy path along one side of the property.
The property is fully fenced (with Leland Lake House) and we welcome your pup with bowls, dog towels, and even a paw-washer.
Local co-host is standing by to answer any need.
Quilcene, Pearl of the Peninsula, is a tiny town with a big heart and a long history. Lake Leland is a small rural lake, on the edge of the Olympic National Forest, surrounded by trees and quiet homes. 5 mph speed limit on the lake means no noisy water toys, and a peaceful refuge for paddlers, swimmers, and anglers.
Lake Leland offers year-round fishing for rainbow trout, large mouth bass, perch, crappie and bluegill. (State license required. A boat ramp is located at the county park. Due to steepness of our driveway, we don't recommend bringing towed boats down it.)
Steamer clams and oysters are easy to collect near Linger-longer Road in Quilcene (about seven miles from Lake Leland).
Hurricane Ridge is only an hour and a half away. It offers a raven's-eye view of the park, high-elevation hikes, and winter fun from sledding to cross-country skiing to snowshoeing.
Nearby Quilcene Ranger Station provides maps and updates on hiking conditions for some of the most spectacular trails in the world.