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Rustic, Secluded Retreat Center In Old Growth Forest Near The Beach

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths3
Property type lodge

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22 Beds, 6 Bathrooms, Large Living Room And Dining Space

Sursum Corda is designed for small groups to enjoy the beauty of the Washington coast in simple, comfortable accommodations. The facility includes a large patio and a 30ft. yurt and forest walking trails. You can drive onto the beach 2 miles south or take a short walk through the dunes. Copalis Beach is the razor clam capital of the world and there is great fishing nearby as well. We are located just north of Ocean Shores, WA, which offers shopping, entertainment and the Quinault Beach Casino.

There are 22 beds in total: 1 quad, 1 triple, 4 double rooms and 7 singles on two floors. The building includes a spacious kitchen, Living room/dining area, a media center with internet and wide-screen TV and a small library.

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Carol Guenther
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016

About Carol Guenther

Carol Guenther, M.Div., is the owner and director of Sursum Corda. After working in church ministry for 23 years, this retreat center is her dream come true! She loves groups of all kinds to come and use the space for rest, relaxation and retreat.

Carol Guenther purchased this lodge in 2012

Why Carol Guenther chose Olympic Peninsula & Pacific Coast

Sursum Corda is a latin phrase that means 'Lift Up Your Hearts'. This quiet location on the Washington Coast is the perfect place for a family reunion or beach vacation, a company retreat or small group gathering space. The natural beauty of the area is sure to lift the hearts of all who spend time there.

What makes this lodge unique

Sursum Corda is a simple, comfortable and spacious facility for small groups of all kinds. Whether you come to work or play, rest or recreate, you will be inspired by the natural beauty of the area.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Rustic, Secluded Retreat Center In Old Growth Forest Near The Beach
average rating of 4.4210525 based on 19 reviews

Excellent place and nice staff!!

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place and we are very pleased with the way staff has helped us on site. We enjoyed the 3 days trip with our large group and cherished the memories. Thanks Carol and Jon!!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lots of room but need to be cleaner.

  • 3 of 5

The space was wonderful. The grandkids had fun picking out which bedroom to sleep in. The beds were very comfortable and we slept great. However, the place needs a good cleaning. There were spiders in corners, in the bedrooms and the sinks. Big spiders. The down stairs shower drain was plugged and dirty, which we had to clean ourselves. Yuck! The kitchen utensils are old and need replaced. The kitchen drawers need cleaned out as they smell bad. We are not totally writing it off as we made the best of it. The fire pit is great for sitting around and making smores. If cleaner I would recommend highly. You should not leave used soap in the showers as no one wants to use a stranger's bar of soap.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the big benefits, as well as challenges, we have at our property is Mother Nature! The natural environment is our friend and our challenge. This is the time of year that spiders start looking for winter shelter and they do come in the building, especially on the lower floor. The whole building is checked before each group, but the spiders do not follow our schedule! We specifically choose not to use pesticides or herbicides at the property. We take care of the spiders one at a time! It is why we work had to help our guests understand that we are not a resort....we are a rustic, retreat center. The building is secondary to the activities groups come to enjoy. Since we are not a resort, we share materials that are still useable from group to group, like bar soap that still has a lot of use, shampoo in large containers, unopened coffee, etc. For those groups looking for an upscale resort experience, I highly recommend the Beachwood Resort right across the street from us. Of course, you will pay resort prices too!
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Great for Groups

  • 4 of 5

This was an excellent location for our group of 18 Girl Scouts and 12 adults. We were able to fit all the girls upstairs and adults downstairs. Plenty of room throughout the house so we never felt crowded. We didn't have any septic issues which was a relief. Kitchen could use some new appliances but more importantly, if you plan to cook for a small army, perhaps plan to pack some of your own cooking necessities (electric griddle, skillet, cookie sheets, etc). We were able to cook it just wasn't efficient for a large group, the oven is also small. The home was clean and well kept, the property is gorgeous. Home does have WiFi but cell reception was spotty and only available outside. The caretakers were really nice and we still felt like we had complete privacy. The beach across the street was wonderful and I think everyone found their own complete sand dollar! Wish we would have made time to hike the trails on the property (it was in the plan but didn't happen). We had a great trip that created a lifetime of memories and a huge part of the success was the space we had while staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Friends vacation

  • 4 of 5

Awesome spot for our big group with lots of kids! Has everything we need. Lots of upgrades since last year. Only suggestion would be to spray for spiders. There are some huge ones!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, Great location. Friendly staff.

  • 4 of 5

Sursum Corda is a perfect place for big family gatherings. We would like to thank Carol and her staff for opening this home for others to enjoy. Great place, great location. Kids had a great time. We had a BLAST!


- The resident managers Jon & Liz were awesome. They were very helpful and informative. Very approachable.

- Spacious layout. Our group had room to spare. Probably could sleep 30 easily. The kids used the lower level of the driveway to play. It was perfect because they never had to leave the property and they can be seen by the adults upstairs. It's that HUGE!

-Lots of entertainment downstairs. The library and media room was perfect for our kids as they were not bored at all. The internet made it easy for them to use their devices and stream movies on the 60" TV. Nice touch on the X-box.

- The kitchen had all the tools you need to host a big group or party. Pots, pans, servers, peeler, bottle opener, cooking spray, spices, utensils, etc. I was impressed about the quantity of different glassware Carol has. We brought our own just in case, but never had to use them. Being the bartender of the group, this was a huge plus!

- Appliances were great. Full size fridge to store all the drinks and food we brought. A separate chest freezer was perfect for all the bags of ice and ice cream. Can't have drinks without ice. Washer and dryer was also a plus.

- The patio with the fire pit was the most popular hang out for our group. The gas grill was used a lot as we have a grill master in our group. At night the kids would join the adults to make Smores. Unlimited firewood on site. Best feature of the house!

- Comfortable beds. Some of us in our group slept better than their kids.


- No toilet paper in stock. Since this house is on a septic system, TP is the only thing permitted to flush down the toilets. With 6 bathrooms & a big group, they run out pretty fast. This was never an issue in other cabins we rented. Luckily each family brought a couple of rolls.

- Changing of bed sheets. This was also a first for our group. Usually we just strip the sheets and leave it on the bed. But changing them?

-Internet wi-fi only works on the lower level. There should be another modem upstairs on the main floor. The wi-fi does not get pass the kitchen. Since cellular service is spotty at Copalis, having a solid wi-fi could make it easier to make emergency calls/keep in touch if needed.

- Stove & Oven upgrade

-TV upstairs?

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was great to have a whole house and area to our family of 18.

  • 4 of 5

It was great having the whole place to ourselves. Onsite caretaker was super available for any needs and we enjoyed having the fire pit and outdoors and grounds. It's a quarter mile walk to beach and Copalis is not an amazing place to visit but Lake Quinalt nearby was gorgeous.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We are a short walk to the beach! Come visit on a clam tide and see Copalis Beach in action!


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Copalis Beach Lodge Rental Rates

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Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150

For stays five nights or longer, the price reduces to $500/night weekdays only

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Copalis Beach Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • There are six bathrooms in the facility- 3 upstairs and 3 downstairs. There are 2 bathtubs and 2 showers on the top level and one walk-in shower in one of the downstairs bathrooms.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This room can have two twins or one king size bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 king , This room can have two twins or one king size bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , This room can have two twins or one king size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 double , This room can have two twins or one king- plus 2 doubles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , This room can have four twins or one king plus 2 twins
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , This room can have two twins or one king size bed
    Bedroom 10 - 1 twin/ single , This room does not have a window, but has a sink
    Bedroom 11 - 1 twin/ single , This room does not have a window, but has a sink
    Bedroom 12 - 1 double , This room does not have a window, but has a sink
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double
  • 13 bedroom: Bed: Twin/single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing

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