We know the Olympic Peninsula and National Park are a nature lover’s dream, so we’ve been looking for a hotel that echoes the rustic charm and vibes of the rolling lush forest and has all that luxury we can’t be doing without. Step up Sea Cliff Gardens, the boutique countryside retreat that has knocked our little hiking socks off. Luxury rarely comes with such genuine charm, but as you unwind in your private hot-tub, looking out on the expansive natural views that encircle the hotel, you’ll feel how nature and luxury can entwine so perfectly.
Set in a two-acre estate of blooming wildflowers and green forest, facing the ocean over a bluff and backed against sprawling natural forest, teeming with deer, racoons and quail, finding peaceful seclusion here isn’t exactly difficult. Whales play in the ocean below the rocky bluff and eagles soar overhead with the outline of Vancouver Island working its way through the ocean mist. Surrounded by so much nature, get out and enjoy the great outdoors; cycle the Olympic Discovery Trail, hike over Hurricane Ridge and explore the Hoh Rain Forest. Sink your teeth into the nearby sleepy town of Forks, made famous by Stephanie Meyer’s vampire novels, Twilight, or simply relax out in the fresh air, taking in your beautiful surroundings. As Sea Cliff Gardens sits in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, you can also leave your wet weather gear at home with a near-perfect year-round climate to be enjoyed here.
Quaint and charming doesn’t mean skimping on luxury, and Sea Cliff Gardens have taken this idea and run with it, fitting lavish oversized bathrooms, elegant beds, crafted out of rich, deep woods, and furnishing most rooms with either an indoor Jacuzzi-for-two or an outdoor hot tub. Sink into the bubbles enjoying the natural scenery or curl up in front of the fireplace for a cosy night in. The hotel boasts an exquisite collection of European antiques and the extra touches like serving breakfast on fine china and beautifully crafted dinner tables and chairs give Sea Cliff Gardens a feeling of deep-seated class.
why we like it
Surrounded by so many beautiful natural scenes, we love how Sea Cliff Gardens is the gateway to the wild and all the stunning nature of the Olympic National Park. Bikers, runners, hikers and horse-riders can all adventure around the park, exploring the many trails, sights and wildlife. We love how Sea Cliff Gardens balances this rustic outdoor charm with elegant luxury, welcoming you back from your trails with freshly baked cookies and letting you rejuvenate in the lavish hot tubs, the scents of flowers and views of the outdoor scenery helping you slip into serene relaxation.