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9 Best Vacation Rentals Near Olympic National Park

One of the most stunning wilderness areas in the country, Olympic National Park is one of the world’s best places to see four temperate rainforest ecosystems, including, the Hoh Rain Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve that gets as much as 14 feet of rain a year. All sorts of adventures can be enjoyed here, from hiking and wildlife watching to paddling. There are sparkling lakes, soaring mountains, wildflower-filled meadows, hot springs, countless waterfalls, and driftwood-strewn beaches.

While there are campgrounds and other accommodations in the park, these vacation rentals offer a great base to enjoy it all along with the comforts of home.

Best Lakefront Home with Full Amenities Available - Port Angeles Lakefront Home – Olympic National Park, WA
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Best Lakefront Home with Full Amenities Available - Port Angeles

Just minutes from the park, This lakefront home comes with a private beachfront, a dock, and all sorts of options for getting out on the water. You’ll have complimentary access to a 9′ rowboat, five kayaks, two standup paddleboards, life jackets, and noodles. There’s a sun-soaked porch for dining with views of the water and an outdoor fire pit for gatherings under the stars too. It accommodates up to eight in three bedrooms and comes with all of the usual conveniences like a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, Smart TVs, and an extensive DVD collection.

Cozy Lakefront Cabin with Bonus 'Tree House' - A Place to Unwind Cozy Lakefront Cabin with Bonus 'Tree House' - A Place to Unwind
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Cozy Lakefront Cabin with Bonus 'Tree House' - A Place to Unwind

This classic 1950s cabin on Lake Sutherland is ideal for an unplugged stay with no Wi-Fi, but you’ll have plenty of other things to do. It sleeps up to eight with the main cabin featuring two bedrooms plus a living room with two sofa beds, plus there’s another private cabin with a treehouse feel that has a queen-size bed and half bath. You’ll have a full kitchen with two refrigerators, a dishwasher, a microwave, and all the other necessities, along with a grill for cookouts. Cozy up to the wood-burning stove, watch movies from the video library or play video games on the TV, including an old-school Nintendo with Super Mario Kart. It’s really all about the outdoors here though, with two kayaks and a rowboat, life jackets, beach chairs, and beach towels all provided too.

Secluded Olympic National Park Retreat - Port Angeles Secluded Olympic National Park Retreat
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Secluded Olympic National Park Retreat - Port Angeles

This two-bedroom home for up to five guests sits on 20 wooded acres providing plenty of privacy while being just minutes from Lake Crescent and major attractions in the park. You’ll be surrounded by the trees and with no light pollution, the stargazing is fantastic on a clear night. From the master bedroom, the first thing you’ll see in the morning is a spectacular view of Mount Storm King across the valley. There’s a deck where you can sip your coffee while enjoying the fresh air and watching for bald eagles too (binoculars included). Other notable features include a large kitchen, a TV with a DVD player for movies, and an outdoor fire pit with firewood supplied.

Adorable Lake Hideaway with Spacious Deck, Lake Views & Shared Dock - Port Angeles Adorable Lake Hideaway
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Adorable Lake Hideaway with Spacious Deck, Lake Views & Shared Dock - Port Angeles

Enjoy a peaceful getaway just feet from Lake Sutherland by booking this one-bedroom retreat. The huge windows and sliding glass doors bring the views in and there’s a spacious deck for enjoying the scenery while relaxing outside too. A canoe and kayak are included with a shared dock just 450 feet away for an easy launch and on a hot day, the emerald waters are perfect for a refreshing dip. There’s a fully equipped kitchen for whipping up full meals along with a gas grill for cookouts. A wood-burning stove, TV, and Wi-Fi are included too.

Majestic Cedars Towering Over Peaceful Retreat with Sea Views - Port Angeles Majestic Cedars Towering Over This Peaceful Retreat with Sea Views
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Majestic Cedars Towering Over Peaceful Retreat with Sea Views - Port Angeles

This studio guest house for up to four offers an ideal location within 15 minutes of the park, sandy beaches in the Salt Creek Recreation Area, and the Olympic Discovery Trail. It sits on Freshwater Bay and if you bring your boat there’s a launch just three minutes away. While you’re here enjoy being immersed in the majestic cedars with the songs of the birds along with the salty sea breezes. The host provides a beach bag with a beach blanket, towels, and sand toys, plus there are outdoor games and a BBQ area with a small fire pit with skewers for grilling. A full kitchen, TV, Wi-Fi, and many other amenities are included too.

Sol Duc Serenity Riverfront with Hot Tub - Port Angeles Sol Duc Serenity
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Sol Duc Serenity Riverfront with Hot Tub - Port Angeles

If you want to escape it all and immerse yourself in tranquil beauty, book Sol Duc Serenity, a cottage for up to four. It has a private deck with the Sol Duc River just below and on another deck, there’s a private hot tub for soaks with a view of the moss-draped trees and the river. More fun on the water can be enjoyed just 10 minutes away at Lake Crescent, with all sorts of watercraft rentals available, including canoes and kayaks. When you’re ready to head inside, you’ll enjoy views of the river and Olympic National Park along with the warmth of a propane fireplace. It also has a full kitchen with a Keurig coffeemaker and a washer/dryer. While there is no Wi-Fi or cable, a TV and DVD player make movie nights possible.

Fly Guys Fishcamp on the Sol Duc - Forks Fly Guys Fishcamp on the Sol Duc
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Fly Guys Fishcamp on the Sol Duc - Forks

Enjoy a fishing paradise along the Sol Duc River by booking this property. It also happens to be within easy reach of all the park’s popular areas, including wild beaches along the Pacific, hiking trails that wind through the lush Hoh Rainforest, and Lake Crescent, while the town of Forks is just 15 minutes west. If you bring your boat, you’ll find a public access ramp a two-minute walk away. The cabin is on a five-acre property nestled in the trees providing a quiet setting along with plenty of amenities, including a cable TV with Netflix, Wi-Fi, a full kitchen and a washer/dryer.

Stay at the Best Spot on the Lake - Port Angeles Stay on the Lake
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Stay at the Best Spot on the Lake - Port Angeles

Located on the sunny side of Lake Sutherland at the gateway to Olympic National Park, from this two-bedroom home you can relax with a fabulous mountain and lake view while being close to many of the major attractions. Hike Hurricane Ridge, soak in the Sol Duc hot springs, and enjoy fun out on the lake. You’ll have a soothing hot tub to come back to or just unwind with a glass of wine while gazing out at the view from the deck. When you want to be inside, hang out in the vaulted living room with its fabulous rock fireplace and a huge wall of windows so you can continue to enjoy the scenery.

Cottage on Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park - Port Angeles Cottage on Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park
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Cottage on Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park - Port Angeles

This two-bedroom cottage is located on Lake Crescent at Barnes Cove, which sits at the base of Mount Storm King. It offers awe-inspiring views of the mountains and the lake’s sapphire waters while many hiking trails, a public boat launch, and Lake Crescent Lodge are a short walk away. It’s the perfect spot to kayak, canoe, swim, sunbathe, and enjoy bonfires on your private beach area under the stars. It sleeps up to two, is open seasonally from mid-May to mid-September, and includes a space for alfresco dining, a fireplace with firewood supplied, a full kitchen, and laundry facilities.

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