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Lake Quinault, Quinault

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#96 of 292 in Outdoors in Washington State
The Lake Quinault Lodge was built in 1926 in Olympic National Forest in Washington, USA. The hotel was designed by Robert Reamer, a Seattle architect, in a rustic style reminiscent of Reamer's work at the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park. It is a notable example of a rustic wilderness lodging, suited to its woodland environment on the southern side of the Olympic Mountains.Design and constructionThe two-story wood frame structure replaced a previous building on the site that was built by Jack Ewell for the Olson family in 1903. The Olsons sold their interest in the first hotel to the Seaman family in 1921. On August 24, 1924, the original hotel burned.Its replacement was funded by lumberman Ralph Emerson of Hoquiam, who bought out the Seamans. The first stage was a plain 1-1/2 story structure which still stands as the annex, restored in 2007. It became so popular that expansion was needed, and a new, more elaborate lodge was planned.Robert Reamer was associated with the contractor, the Metropolitan Building Company, and the company's construction superintendent was Roy Garrison, who had previously worked with Reamer. Reamer had recently completed work on the Hotel Emerson in Hoquiam, and had extensive experience in the design of hotels in natural settings. Work started on June 9, 1926, and was complete fifty-three days later, on August 18, 1926.Emerson sold the lodge in 1939. It closed during World War II. After the war it was operated by the Walker family. In 1988, the hotel was purchased by the Aramark corporation.
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  • A beautiful fresh cool area to travel and to enjoy the hiking trials close by. View the giants trees - worlds largest spruce is 1000 years old and hike a short distance to see water falls. Do not forg...  more »
  • We enjoyed the drive around the lake--saw elk and deer and hiked to a meadow. Slight rain (this is a rain forest) but with proper gear the rain was not a problem  more »
  • It's just a few miles away from a highway but it feels like a place far far away. The lake and the forest look pristine and the village has it's own pace of time.  more »
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  • Come here with family. Charming place, old rooms, but friendly staff. We have been 3 years and will likely seek something different in the future. Cool place though.
  • It's a great traditional lodge. The fireplace and game room were super cozy. Rooms over the restaurant could hear diners going late and they started playing music at 7 am also.
  • Located in Olympic National Forest. The views are breathtaking. We are able to rent water toys, drink at the bar, and eat at the incredible restaurant. The atmosphere is tailored to help you relax and enjoy the outdoors. Plenty of trails and activities to keep you satisfied. I'm from Iowa, and I plan to come back.
  • What an amazing place to stay. First of all, the view was AMAZING. With a view of the lake and the mountains, our particular room was perfect. All the main areas of the lodge also feature great views. The rooms themselves were clean and homely. The bathroom was also well kept. The staff was very friendly and amiable. Always smiling, helpful no matter what the case, and overall just good people. The main lodge area is also just a great place to hang out with a beautiful fireplace and cozy couches all over the place. Overall a really great place to stay in a really great location.
  • Beautiful lodge with a good drink selection. The lawn is lovely and the views perfection. Quiet, peaceful place to enjoy the last days of summer. It is very close to a number of nearby campgrounds, so if you need a little less nature and a little more civilization, it's a great place to go. There are boat rentals for canoeing and kayaking, lots of outdoor activities (like a bonfire and games), and lovely trails nearby to enjoy.

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