Accommodations and Food
The obvious pick in La Push for lodging, Quileute Oceanside Resort (320 Ocean Dr., 360/374-5267, www.quileutenation.org, $45–240 s or d,) offers a range of options, everything from bare-bones camper cabins and simple motel rooms on up to duplex units and brand new cabins facing the breathtaking seastacks.
It is activities central at Three Rivers Resort (360/374-5300, www.northolympic.com/threerivers, $59–69 up to 4), which offers guided fishing trips, horseback rides, and float trips at the intersection of La Push and Mora Roads (halfway between Forks and La Push). This pet-friendly establishment is also a good spot to bring Spot.
Manitou Lodge (360/374-6295, www.manitoulodge.com, $139–179 d) is a modern country lodge on 10 acres of forested land off Mora Road. Seven luxurious guest rooms with private baths are $85–125 s or d, including a full breakfast. Also on the property are two cedar-shingle camping cabins ($65–99 d) available spring through fall only. Book up to six months ahead for summer weekends. A gift shop here sells quality baskets, woodcarvings, and beadwork.
Olson’s Resort (3243 Mora Rd., 360/374-3142, $80) has space for up to five in a cozy and quiet cabin with a kitchen, just 2.5 miles from Rialto Beach.
There are no restaurants in La Push, but you can get locally famous burgers plus soups and sandwiches east of town at Three Rivers Resort (360/374-5300, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.).
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition