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A River Runs Through It #1 - Waterfront Luxury Hot Tub, Fireplace & Firepit

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath , Sleeps 4

Riversong is our newest and most luxurious cabin and is ADA accessible. It has a full kitchen including a dishwasher and ice maker, a separate bedroom with an extremely comfortable queen bed, a beautiful granite tile propane fireplace, and a cozy living room overlooking the river.

A queen Murphy bed with the same comfortable queen mattress as the bed in the bedroom is cleverly disguised as a bookcase. The beautiful window and door casings and trim were all handcrafted by the owner.

Outside, the covered deck overlooks a huge lawn sloping down to the river. Included on the deck are a gas BBQ and large Jacuzzi hot tub. There is a fire pit just for the use of this cabin just below the deck.

More Details

Brenda Connely
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Brenda Connely

We are Ted and Brenda Connely. Brenda grew up in Forks. Ted moved from Nebraska to Port Angeles is 1976. We were living in Port Angeles when we found this property. A friend mentioned it might be available. It had an old house sadly in need of love. A garage looking like it would go over in the next strong wind sat where Riversong sits today. We spent several years fixing up the old house, which is now our Cedarbreeze cabin. We burned down the old garage before it fell down and had a garden in its place one year. One spring morning the next year, Brenda told Ted she had arranged for a man to come with a tractor and rototill the garden space that day. When she got home a foundation had been dug instead. That tractor had a backhoe on it. Ted said I need a shop. Brenda said we don't even live here full time. He said, well, we might. And he was right. A couple of years later Brenda came home from work in Port Angeles packing Sam the cat and said to Ted, 'We live here now, we're always here anyway.' So the house in Port Angeles was sold and we all lived happily in the old house on the river, and Ted enjoyed his shop, but after several long wet winters we decided to buy a larger home closer to Forks. Still on the river but not as special. We couldn't bring ourselves to sell the Riverside place, so we started renting the old house and the guest room we had built above the garage as vacation rentals. We had so many bookings we decided to turn Ted's former shop into another cabin. And that is how Riversong came to be.

Brenda Connely purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Brenda Connely chose Olympic Peninsula & Pacific Coast

Even though the property was all grown up with weeds and brush and the old house was very run down, we knew at first sight this was our place. The sparkling river running along the edge of the yard, the golden light coming through the trees, just the peaceful feel of the place. Many guests have used the word 'magical' to describe their feeling about the place.

What makes this cottage unique

We originally bought this property for our own vacation home with no thought of its potential as a vacation rental property. But not only is it a beautiful, relaxing, welcoming spot to stay, it is very handily located within an hour's drive of nearly all the attractions of the northwest section of Olympic National Park. Many guest comment on what a great base camp it is for seeing the park. We have often heard how nice it is to come home to after a day of hiking and exploring to sit by the river, BBQ on the deck, soak in the hot tub, build a fire in the firepit, and sleep in the very comfortable beds.


Port Angeles Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom is ADA accessible. Includes vanity with drawers and tilting mirror, large shower, higher toilet with grab bars. Stacking washer and dryer is also in bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • Private bedroom with very comfortable queen bed, bureau and nightstand. Large closet. A queen murphy bed in living area has same great mattress as bedroom. Pack n play baby bed, twin rollaway available if needed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Standard occupancy for this cabin is four adults. We would consider stretching that a little in some circumstances. Contact owner if you would like to have more than four people.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

A River Runs Through It #1 - Waterfront Luxury Hot Tub, Fireplace & Firepit
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews

Paradise on the peninsula

  • 5 of 5

Wow, we had really high hopes for our stay here, because of the descriptions and pictures of the cabin. The actual experience was way better than we had expected!!! Total luxury, privacy and tranquility, spectacular amenities. The view out onto the yard and river (about 10 yards from the deck!) were hypnotizingly beautiful. Perfect location for day trips to the Hoh rain forest and Neah Bay. This would be a great place to come for 2 weeks to write that novel...

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review John. Thank you so much. You write very well. You should come stay again and write that novel. Brenda
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Phenomenal location

  • 5 of 5

Loved absolutely ever aspect of our stay! Hated leaving!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lindsey. What a nice review. Glad you liked it and hope you can come back again soon. Brenda
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Really enjoyed our stay...

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting and very relaxing. All you need to stay and relax. You almost just want to stay there, but we had a few adventures exploring around during our stay too.

The cabin is beautiful and well stocked with all you need.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review Karine. Glad you liked it. It is a pretty special spot. Hope you can come back again soon. Brenda
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Amazing property! Great hosts!!

  • 5 of 5

So beautiful on the river. Everything we needed to make our stay conformtable. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice comments, Sarah. We will be very happy to have you come back. Glad you had fun. Brenda
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  • 5 of 5

It was our 47th Wedding Anniversary - 5 day Get Away and it could not have been more amazing! It rained at times but there also were plenty of sun breaks. Brought my Gazelle exercise machine and set it up on the large covered deck next to the Jacuzzi (which has a perfect view of the river). Loved everything about the cottage, the ramp up to the door, all the kitchen amenities including a full size refrig, hand rails in the bathroom & large shower (also a stacking washer/ dryer we didn't use), gas fireplace, etc. The whole setting is very private, relaxing, peaceful & has a very cozy feeling. Saw two bald eagles, assorted birds and a little chipmunk running around. Very nice location, only about 30 mins to Forks and about 1hr back to Port Angeles. If everything works out we are planning on coming back next year for our 48th. Thank You for letting us stay at your awesome cottage.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review, Sandi. We're really glad you enjoyed yourselves and we'd love to see you back next year for your 48th. Ted and Brenda
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Great little spot by the river

  • 5 of 5

Excellent spot by the Sol Duc river. We had a good time using this as a home base for beach hiking and visiting nearby State Parks. Cabin was clean, nice and well appointed. Hot tub was a welcome treat after a beach ice-storm!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very nice review Matt. Glad you liked it and hope you can come back again soon. Brenda
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Nearest Airport
160 Miles
major airport Sea Tac
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Lake Crescent Lodge Barnes Point
Nearest Ferry
38 Miles
Port Angeles to Victoria British Columbia
Nearest Golf
38 Miles
Port Angeles
Nearest Train
125 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Lake Crescent Lodge Barnes Point
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Hurricane Ridge Port Angeles
Nearest Beach
32 Miles
La Push, Rialto, Trailheads Beach 2 and 3
Car: necessary

This property is a great base camp for exploring the north Peninsula area of Olympic National Park.

It is located just off Highway 101 ten miles southwest of Lake Crescent providing quick and easy access to Lake Crescent Lodge, Storm King Ranger Station, Marymere Falls, Eagle Peak Ranger Station and Sol Duc Falls with hiking trails continuing into the Olympics.

Heading east from the cabins, it's less than an hour's drive to the main Park visitor center in Port Angeles, Hurricane Ridge, and the ferry to Victoria, British Columbia.

West from the cabins 8 miles is the junction of Hwy 113 which will take you to the Lake Ozette Ranger Station and the loop trail to the ocean at Ozette, the Makah Museum and Cape Flattery on the Makah Reservation. Shi Shi Beach on the Makah reservation is one of the most beautiful and remote beaches on the west coast.

Continuing from the cabins on 101 past the 113 junction for 9 miles will take you to Highway 110, (La Push road) providing access to 1st beach at La Push, the trailheads for Beach 2 and 3 and Rialto Beach across the Quillayute River.

Just past the 110 junction you will enter the town of Forks which provides shopping, restaurants, and Twilight attractions. Continuing south from Forks for 12 miles will take you to the access road for Hoh Rain Forest visitor center with miles of hiking rails. Another 25 miles south on 101 you will find Kalaloch Lodge perched on the bluff above miles of beautiful sandy beaches. There are many access points to this stretch of beach.

Many guests have told us how nice it is to come back to our cabins after a day of hiking and exploring to sit by the river, BBQ on the decks or soak in the hot tubs.


Rates & Availability

Port Angeles Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 14 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.4%

We will consider a one night rental if we have only the one night available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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