Neah Bay lodging can leave much to be desired. The “resorts” are mostly shoestring operations dependent upon fishermen and hunters who don’t mind ancient furnishings and marginally clean rooms. The nicest in-town motel is The Cape Motel (360/645-2250, $55–85 d) with rooms including kitchenettes. RV ($24) and tent spaces ($15) are available in summer only.
Washburn’s General Store (360/645-2211, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Mon.–Sat., 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun.) sells groceries and has a deli with fresh sandwiches and espresso (this is Washington, after all), plus a small gift shop selling jewelry, baskets, carvings, and knitted items. Raven’s Corner Gifts & Indian Arts sells local crafts and T-shirts with Makah designs.
Get seafood and burgers at Warm House Restaurant (1471 Bay View Ave., 360/645-2924, breakfast and dinner only).
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition