ACCOMODATIONS ON WASHINGTON'S OLYMPIC PENINSULA

 


Here are some places that I can personally recommend to my angler guests. I have selected these retreats for their unique character as quite, peaceful and comfortably remote , with very good fishing nearby. In all cases you should make your reservations well in advance. Some accomodations will have reduced rates for winter anglers.

Forks Area: "Brightwater House" Richard and Beth Chesmore 360-374-5453 The Chesmores have their home on the banks of the Sol Duc River, well off the highway, just outside of Forks. Enjoy the privacy of several cabin accomodations or stay in the main house. Special hospitality is extended to fly fishers, with fishing access on the river, a fly fishing library, and a long history of catering to fly anglers from all over the world. Resident Black Lab and official Greeter "June" might accompany you to the river! Home made banana bread and coffee comes with the room. And Richard is renowned for his personalized breakfasts. My winter steelhead fishing guests are especially appreciative of this convenient hideaway. At night, all you will hear is the stars and the river.Unlike most "Bed & Breakfasts", Brightwater House will lend you all the privacy you desire.

Port Townsend Area: "Ecologic Place" Allison and Steve Willing 360-385-3077 Steve and Allison host guests in a small group of 1930's beach cottages on the beaches of Oak Bay on Marrowstaone Island. Not far from downtown Port Townsend. The fishing is right at your doorstep, with year-round Sea Run Cutthroat Trout and seasonal Pacific Salmon available. The cabins feature fully equipped kitchens,( the market is five minutes away), full baths, very comfortable orthopedic mattresses, and wood stoves with all the wood you can possibly need right there at your door. If you want them too; they will keep your stove hot all day and when you get in from a day on the water your little cottage by the bay will be toasty warm. No television or telephones in the cottages lend an atmosphere of true quiet and rustic privacy. (Your cell phone will work he re if you need it.) Also available is a Lodge building with full kitchen for larger group functions. I cant say enough for this miraculously peaceful little gem of a retreat. And the cutthroats really do come right to the waters edge there!