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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:
September 19, 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.


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A River Runs Through It #1 - Waterfront Luxury Hot Tub, Fireplace & Firepit
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 47 reviews
Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Olympic NP basecamp!

  • 5 of 5

I would love to go back to Brenda's place and spend a week there. The location is amazing on the river with awesome deck and back yard. It's a destination in itself. It's very easy to make day trips all over olympic from here. The cabin is very nice and comfortable. I slept on the murphy bed and it's same as sleeping in the bedroom. Plenty of room with the bed down to get around too. Thank you Brenda for sharing your place!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review! Glad you liked it. We hope you will come back again soon. Brenda
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Well worth a visit.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place. Beautiful setting. Couldn't ask for more except to return some day.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anne, for such a nice review. Hope you can come back again someday. Brenda
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Bellevue, WA

Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

This little cabin is amazing! Everything was so clean and it felt like you were at home. Perfect spot to stay if you're going day hiking and would like to relax in the hot tub at night. I could see it being an great place to stay even if you just want to lounge around for a weekend. Brenda was so easy to work with. I highly recommend this place to anyone and everyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Morgan. Glad you liked our cabin and hope you come back again soon. Brenda
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Wonderful place for the Olympic Peninsula

  • 5 of 5

This was easily one of the best accommodations we stayed in during a four week tour of the Pacific North West. Riversong is a wonderful place to stay, with all mod cons and old fashioned comforts. We especially loved the big deck and its privacy, the Sol Duc River in the background and humming birds humming. I would go back. In a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peter. What a great review. I moved it to the top of the heap! Hope you can visit again, we'd love to have you. Brenda
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WA State

A Great Place to Stay

  • 4 of 5

The River view is incredible and the deck and grounds allow for a peaceful rest, and the cabin has everything you need for cooking meals. Access to beautiful hikes is only short drives away,

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cabin exceeded our expectations. Clean and well equipped. The deck and lawn was wonderful for the dog and games. Loved the fireplace, hot tub and the fire pit. The wood was easy to restock. You do have more privacy than you might expect with two cabins next door. Best HomeAway experience to date!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review, Donna. Glad you had a good time 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

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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