Sprawling along the southern shores of the lake, Lake Mayfield offers a spate of lodging options at its full-service property. The waterfront resort is well positioned for boat-owners, with a marina that includes a boat ramp and eight docks. You can choose between one- and two-bedroom condo units ($150–189), all with full kitchens, satellite television, and air conditioning.
The resort also offers a large cabin it likes to call The Best Little Oarhouse ($255), which features a view of the lake on its patio with barbecue, plus a full kitchen and four bedrooms outfitted with queen beds. If that is a bit much for your taste, you can also choose between two rustic one-room cabins ($30–70). Neither have bathrooms, but there are public bathrooms and coin-op showers on the property.
Seven miles west of Mossyrock in Salkum, The Shepherd’s Inn B&B (168 Autumn Heights Dr., 360/985-2434 or 800/985-2434, www.theshepherdsinn.com, $85–105 d) is an attractive, quiet, country home with five guest rooms (shared or private baths), including an indoor hot tub and full breakfast.
Cozy and clean rooms are also available at Salkum’s Country Cabins (2527 Hwy. 12, 360/985-2737, $60 s or d).
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition