Welcome to the Elk House! 4 Private Acres/Close to Hiking and Lake Quinault!
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
The Elk House is the Quinault Rain Forest's best kept secret! This 2 bedroom, 2 bath open-concept home was built in 2006 and sits on 4 acres of private land for you to enjoy and explore. It's hard to decide where the yard ends and nature begins. Barbeque on the 280 sq. ft. covered porch and watch for Roosevelt Elk that often graze in the front field, sometimes as close as 30 feet from the house! Get cozy next to the gas fireplace under 17 foot vaulted ceilings and watch for bald eagle, black-tail deer and great blue heron--regular visitors of the property. Enjoy the outdoor fire pit area and stargaze on clear summer nights. Explore nearby Zeigler Creek, picnic under a giant Maple tree and take leisurely walks around the property. The Elk House property is tranquility at it's best!
If you want to venture out, drive, bike or walk the South Shore Road and discover nearby hiking trails, explore the World's Largest Spruce Tree, visit the famous glacier-fed Lake Quinault, or jump in your car or take a guided tour of the 31 mile loop drive into the Olympic National Park to see spectacular waterfalls, giant evergreen trees and wildlife. Whether you are here to experience outdoor recreation or just get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, the Elk House is the perfect place for you to rest and rejuvenate.
While staying at the Elk House you will enjoy all the comforts of home. A fully functional kitchen with double convection oven and gas cook top, full-size built-in microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator allows you to enjoy family dining in a private and pristine setting. The open-concept kitchen/dining room/living room creates a family atmosphere that can't be beat! Take refuge in the 350 sq. ft. open loft with a large picture window or in the private suite on the main floor.
The Elk House was built with the outdoor enthusiast and family in mind. Everywhere you look, nature abounds. Make your next memory in Lake Quinault at the Elk House!
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Member since: 2013
- 1397 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10
- Bedroom 1 includes: 1 queen-size Sleigh Style bed with pillow top mattress, down comforter and fine linens, 2 matching night stands, dresser, large closet, and a beautiful mountain view. Bedroom 2 rests in a beautiful loft-style retreat that includes a large picture window, flat screen television, queen-size bed with down comforter, one day bed with trundle, fine linens, 2 matching night stands, dresser, large closet and private bathroom. This is a perfect room for kids or adults and has plenty space for sleeping and lounging. The home sleeps 8 (6 in beds and we have 2 twin extra tall air beds that will sleep 2). The open concept living room now has a large ottoman on wheels that holds a twin hide-a-bed. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
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- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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Open concept living room seats six comfortably and room for additional seating. Living room offers new leather sofa, love seat, movable ottoman with twin hide-a-way bed and flat screen television....moreless
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 7 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $65 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 12%
Rates and availability are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Quotes are based on 7 people. $15.00 charge for each additional person over the age of 5.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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1 mile away from Lake Quinault
Close to the World's Largest Spruce Tree
Nearby hiking trails
2 miles from the Lake Quinault Lodge
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Mike was born in Alaska and spent most of his childhood exploring the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends. He moved to Washington in 1996 and has lived in the Grays Harbor area ever since where he currently works in the road maintenance and construction business. Hollie was born and raised in Lake Quinault, graduated from Washington State University and married Mike in 2001.She taught for 12 years as a school teacher and now works as an Early Childhood Coordinator. Originally, Mike and Hollie designed the Elk House for a family of three with their daughter's special medical needs in mind. A peaceful home in a serene environment has been a dream come true, but they simply outgrew the indoor living space. The Nelsons now have 5 daughters and a son ages 11, 6, 5, 4 year-old twins and their newest addition who is now 15 months old! They currently live in the Quinault area. The Nelson's are active in their children's school, church and community. They have a passion for serving others and feel privileged to share the home they have made so many memories in, with others. We hope you enjoy your stay at the Elk House!
Why the Owner Chose Quinault, WA, USA:
Mike and Hollie built the Elk House in 2006. The surroundings were perfect as the property borders the land that she grew up on as a child. Ziegler Creek, that borders the property was the creek she played in as a child during the summer months. The surrounding fields are where she spent most of her spare time riding horses, quads, hunting, fishing and hiking. Owning the Elk House Property, adjacent to where she made her childhood memories, was a dream come true for both Mike and Hollie. It has been such a blessing to make similar memories with our daughters and to know that others will do the same.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
When the house was built in 2006, we were amazed at the amount of wildlife in our 'front yard.' When local salmon are spawning, bald eagle sightings are a daily occurrence. Great Blue Heron spend ample time at Zeigler Creek and it's soul soothing to hear the sounds of birds singing on a spring or summer morning while you drink a cup of coffee on the covered front porch. An occasional sighting of Black-tail deer and coyote, and the rare, but majestic passing-through of a bobcat or black bear remind us that we are in the heart of the Quinault Rain Forest. All of the local wildlife are are fascinating to watch from the large and expansive windows in the home! However, our most frequent visitors are the famous Roosevelt Elk. When we thought about what we should name our home as a vacation rental, Mike asked, 'What's the first thing you think about when you think of this home and our property?' The answers was clear---Roosevelt Elk. And so, our home suddenly had a name--The Elk House. Herds as large as 50 elk graze comfortably on the property on a regular basis. The only boundary they seem to sense is a 20 foot perimeter around the house. Needless to say, we get the most amazing view on earth when they visit! You may hear elk bugling back and forth, witness the bulls 'fighting', Cows (female elk) nursing their calves, and enjoy the entire herd grazing and even playing right in front of your eyes. There are very few opportunities to view this magnificent animal so up close and personal in a home setting. Don't forget to bring your camera!
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Explore Zeigler Creek which meanders around the property. A favorite spot!
Spectacular trees on the property capture sunlight and give shade for picnics
Windows throughout the home bring nature into this cozy living space
The eat-in Kitchen has all the amenities.
Plenty of space to entertain and relax
4 secluded acres for you to enjoy
Wildlife viewing is common at the Elk House!
Open-concept home with gas fireplace and beautiful hardwood floors
Double oven with gas range and full-size refrigerator
Every window in the home has a gorgeous view!
The upstairs loft is complete with a full bath, trundle, and queen size bed.
Nestled in the Quinault Rain Forest
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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