Rain Forest Resort Village
Don't Miss the Off- Season Specials
This review is for the "Village Inn" but there are several different buildings and accommodation levels here. Even the "Village Inn" building has several types of rooms. The room type I stayed in was the
There are an assortment of accommodations offered here, but don't let the name "resort" dissuade you from staying here. This is not some overpriced gated community type of facility, but in fact even the most luxurious spaces are $249 a night, and that is for a full cabin with kitchen and jetted tubs.
Off season, the prices drop a bit, and during the weekdays the prices drop even more. The simple one bed room that I stayed in was only $89 (not including taxes) on a weekday night in November of 2015. This room goes for $125 in the summer months. At $89, you can find cheaper places to stay in Forks, an hour up the road, but it is much further from the national forest and the national park, and places there feature lots of highway noise early in the morning. There are an assortment of places to choose from but this is definitely one worth considering if you are coming through in the off-season weekdays.
Here, the main road through town may experience several loud vehicles departing the private houses beyond the village, but nothing like the big log trucks that regularly ply highway 101 through Forks.
The single bed room that I stayed in was comfortable enough, and had a coffee maker, small desk and a number of other features that I didn't use.
The heat is by electric baseboard heater, and I find this preferable to the heat provided by a modified air conditioner that most hotels provide. The radiant part of the heat isn't present with the forced air but is present with the baseboard type heater. It says a lot about this type of heat that a storm hit the Olympic Peninsula during my stay and knocked out the power about 11 at night. The room stayed quite warm even with the power completely off.
Most of the rooms in the Village Inn have a view of the lake, and that included my room. While two rooms have no such view of the lake, the reality is that the lake is only a 100 foot walk across the road so getting to a place where there is a view of the lake isn't a major problem.
There is a laundromat right next to the general store part of the complex. A payphone is available directly behind the Village Inn building, and as cell phone signals may not be available you may need to use this if you need to make a call.
I was able to get a WiFi signal from the resort village router in a select part of the room. While not ideal this was better than I was able to do at the somewhat more urban hotel I stayed in located in downtown Forks.
The front desk is located in the general store and is not open 24 hours, and therefore you must check in before they close up for the night. This is also the person who answers your phone call when you make a reservation so don't call too late at night and expect to be able to make a reservation for the next night. The hours are posted on the web site.
Unique Quality: Directly on Lake Quinault
Not overpriced at all for a privately run resort on the edge of a national forest and national park.
Forest hiking trails are directly outside your room.
Directions: Approx 1 mile past main Lake Quinault Lodge. Watch for Salmon House Restaurant on lake side of road. Gray's Harbor Transit route #60 stops at Quinault Mercantile a few times per weekday.
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Rain Forest Resort Village
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Address: 516 South Shore Road, Quinault, Quinault, Washington, 98575, United States
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Amenities at Rain Forest Resort Village
- Free Parking
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