OLYMPIC FOOTHILLS LODGE, A PLACE TO SLOW DOWN AND REJUVENATE.

Steve Kunkel

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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OLYMPIC FOOTHILLS LODGE, A PLACE TO SLOW DOWN AND REJUVENATE.

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Port Angeles House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms & Loft. Sleeps up to 16.

The Olympic Foothills Lodge is located in the Olympic Mountains close to Port Angeles in Washington State.

The Lodge sleeps up to 16 people in 4 bedrooms plus a loft. The master suite is on the main floor. There are 5 bathrooms, one with a 2-person soaking tub. The property features a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with a dining table for ten, a cozy living room with fireplace, and a library with a game table. The parlor has a baby grand piano for your musical retreats.

The bungalow-inspired 2-story lodge has a large wrap-around porch with a gas BBQ and a covered seating area.

Come and enjoy great hiking in the Olympic Mountains or a stroll through nearby historic Port Angeles, walk on the ferry to Victoria, British Columbia, or just curl up with a good book in front of the fireplace.

Slow Down and Rejuvenate!

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Steve Kunkel (Owner)
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About Steve Kunkel

I've been building and remodeling houses since 1975. I've lived in Washington since I was born and really like Northwest Forests. As a youth I played Cello in the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra so I've always loved classical music. I have been married to Alice since 1979. We have two daughters and 4 grandchildren. I come up to the Lodge once a month to both relax and also to keep everything in good working order.

Steve Kunkel purchased this house in 2006

Why Steve Kunkel chose Port Angeles

I've always wanted to build a cabin in the woods, so we chose a large lot with a lush green forest here in the Northwest. We also wanted a property with a stream running through it located where no highway noise can be heard. It's like having our own little National Park. Property near the ocean would have been nice but I preferred the forest because the forest is rejuvenating for me. From the reviews we have received, I think it is for others as well.

What makes this house unique

After much consideration it was decided that our Lodge would NOT have a TV. We have cell phone service and a wireless internet for people to stay connected with the world beyond the Lodge. The TV seemed to be the biggest interference for people to connect with each other when AT the Lodge so we decided to go without. I think this one feature has contributed the most to the positive and rejuvenating atmosphere at the Lodge. We have games, puzzles, a piano, an outdoor fire pit, badmitten net and a trail through the woods..all activities that people enjoy doing with each other.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 25 traveler reviews

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Olympic Foothills Lodge, a place to slow down and rejuvenate.
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
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Olympic Foothills Lodge, a place to slow down and rejuvenate.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224562
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Port Angeles Olympic Peninsula
5

Great home for family reunions

  • 5 of 5
Everything about this rental is first class, from the owners' helpful instructions, to the beautiful accomodations. There is plenty of room in the 4+ bedrooms and baths for everyone to feel comfortable, and the large kitchen made it easy and fun for all of our family to join in with meal preparation.
The area is one of great scenic beauty, and we enjoyed day trips to Hurricane Ridge, the Hoh Rain Forest, Ruby Beach as well as closer trips to Dungeness Spit and Sequim. A day trip to Victoria via the Port Angeles ferry was also enjoyed.
The lodge is so welcoming that you'd be very content with just sitting in front of the fireplace or woodstove with a good book (on those rainy days) or enjoying the deck and backyard.
We were adults-only on this trip, but the loft would be a fun place for older kids to sleep.
Thanks for sharing your home with us!
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive feed back. It's nice to know that our original vision for the Lodge is being fulfilled by groups visiting the North Olympic Peninsula. We wanted it to be a great home base for day trips to the many local scenic places.

Steve
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Olympic Foothills Lodge, a place to slow down and rejuvenate.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224562
+1 -206-407-8039
Port Angeles Olympic Peninsula
Victoria, BC, Canada
5

Fantastic accommodation for a group of hikers.

  • 5 of 5
This is the second year a group from our Victoria-based hiking club has stayed at Olympic Foothills Lodge near Port Angeles. For our group of 10 adults it has been ideal. There is plenty of space for everyone to get together, even with extra friends from another house coming for a potluck dinner there was oodles of room. The house is beautifully laid out for large groups or families; with 5 bathrooms, and rooms with different bed arrangements so that everyone could be accommodated in comfort. We love the kitchen! Can you imagine a place where 10 people can be busily eating breakfast and packing up their lunches and not get in a tangle? This kitchen is so well laid out that everything runs smoothly. The attention to detail and expert craftsmanship in this house is a joy to experience - there is nothing tacky or sub-standard here - it's all top-notch and custom made. You can tell the owner just loves this house and devotes a lot of care and attention to it. Dealing with Steve is very easy; he responds to requests super fast and loves to help out with suggestions for hikes, maps, and local information. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this house. We have now booked for a 3rd consecutive year - our group wouldn't think of going anywhere else!
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
business
Olympic Foothills Lodge, a place to slow down and rejuvenate.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224562
+1 -206-407-8039
Port Angeles Olympic Peninsula
Victoria, BC, Canada
5

A spacious and comfortable lodge for groups.

  • 5 of 5
This is the second year a group from our Victoria-based hiking club has stayed at Olympic Foothills Lodge near Port Angeles. For our group of 10 adults it has been ideal. There is plenty of space for everyone to get together, even with extra friends from another house coming for a potluck dinner there was oodles of room. The house is beautifully laid out for large groups or families; with 5 bathrooms, and rooms with different bed arrangements so that everyone could be accommodated in comfort. We love the kitchen! Can you imagine a place where 10 people can be busily eating breakfast and packing up their lunches and not get in a tangle? This kitchen is so well laid out that everything runs smoothly. The attention to detail and expert craftsmanship in this house is a joy to experience - there is nothing tacky or sub-standard here - it's all top-notch and custom made. You can tell the owner just loves this house and devotes a lot of care and attention to it. Dealing with Steve is very easy; he responds to requests super fast and loves to help out with suggestions for hikes, maps, and local information. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this house. We have now booked for a 3rd consecutive year - our group wouldn't think of going anywhere else!
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Veronica! Indeed we designed and built the lodge with day hikers in mind. It's great to hear that the Lodge has worked so well for your group and that you will be with us again next summer. Thanks very much for sharing what you enjoyed about staying at our Lodge.

Steve Kunkel
business
Olympic Foothills Lodge, a place to slow down and rejuvenate.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224562
+1 -206-407-8039
Port Angeles Olympic Peninsula
5

Best Vacation Home Ever!

  • 5 of 5
This is one of the best vacation rentals we have ever stayed at. The lodge is a beautiful home, well-organized, super clean, and most of all very warm and inviting with personal touches from the owners like family pictures. This house is great for large groups. There are plenty of bedrooms with luxurious bedding and modern bathrooms. The large spacious kitchen is beautifully organized with gleaming pots and pans and silverware and a brand new induction stovetop. The owners have thoughtfully provided every amenity you can think of, including emergency flashlights. The home is cozily tucked in amidst the woods and is very private. We were a group of 11, ranging in age from 10 to teenagers to Grandmas and everyone had a great time. We enjoyed sitting around the living room, the dining table, the patio table, and roasting marshmallows at the firepit. Hurricane ridge is close by, with lovely hiking trails. We also visited the Dungeness Pit and the Lavender farms in Sequim. A fabulous getaway!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Keerti,
Thanks for taking the time to give us such a detailed and positive review. We have rented other places as well, so when we decided to rent our place I considered all the little things that annoyed us when we stayed at vacation rental homes and tried to make sure they would not be a problem for our renters. When you are only in a home for three or four days, who wants to spend the first two days figuring out where to find things in the kitchen? The large dining room table was also a must for being able to sit with the whole family at meal times. It's gratifying to know that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for choosing our place for your getaway. We look forward to hearing from you again sometime.

Steve Kunkel
business
Olympic Foothills Lodge, a place to slow down and rejuvenate.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224562
+1 -206-407-8039
Port Angeles Olympic Peninsula
Huntsville, AL
5

Great family reunion getaway

  • 5 of 5
We had 4 households coming together with older (most out of the house) kids. This place had great space for both privacy and gathering. We loved the fire pit and trail in the backyard. Not only was this a beautiful house, it was ABSOLUTELY SPOTLESS! It is so well maintained, and had everything; coolers to borrow and sticks for marshmallow roasting. It was also a great location to launch out of for daytrips to Olympic park, tidal pools and Victoria. It was an incredible value and the owner was super nice to work with!
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jill, What are the odds of having someone from Huntsville, Alabama (where I was in the Army many years ago) stay at our Lodge?! Thanks for coming our way for your vacation. I'm happy to hear the "Lodge" met your expectations. Sounds like you had some fun day trips. Aren't the tide pools amazing? Glad you liked the trails we have made on the property. My goal is to have even more trails so that someday the property will begin to feel like a miniature National Park. Best wishes to all of you for a great summer. Steve
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Olympic Foothills Lodge, a place to slow down and rejuvenate.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224562
+1 -206-407-8039
Port Angeles Olympic Peninsula
San Mateo, CA
5

Great place to meet friends and family

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time meeting up some friends and family at this place.

The house is spacious and well equipped. Owners provided good information.

The Olympic National Park was great (although be prepared it takes a while to drive from the house to most locations).
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Tor,

Thanks for the feedback. Glad you all had a good time at the Lodge. Yes, the Olympic National Park is a REALLY big park so it does take some driving to get to some of the more popular spots. We are only 45 minutes from Hurricane Ridge, which is the most visited destination in the park. As far as I know there are no other vacation rentals closer to this park entrance than our Lodge that can sleep up to 16 people with the comfort we provide. Many of our renters, during the spring and summer months stay for at least 5 days and make day trips to various parts of the park and also to the beaches on the Pacific Ocean. I hope you can stay longer next time.

Steve
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Seatac International Airport
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Seattle-Bainbridge
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Seattle
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
HWY 101 and Deerpark Rd
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Hurricane Ridge
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Dungeness Wildlife Preserve
Car: necessary

The Lodge is located in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains where there are many activities to explore. In the summer time you can go hiking, fishing, biking, beachcombing, river rafting, and swimming and also enjoy shopping, art galleries, music festivals and wine tastings. The winter season offers skiing, snow shoeing, sledding and there are many coffee houses to warm up at with a hot chocolate or latte.

Other activity’s such as antique shops, theaters and museums are also available in the area.

Other Activities: wine tasting

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Port Angeles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Season
Sep 9 2014 - Nov 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
$475
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Season
Nov 2 2014 - Mar 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
$425
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$475
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.4%
Notes Cleaning fee and fire wood is included in the price of the rent. Summer Season rates apply for Memorial Day Weekend, Thanksgiving, Christmas.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Port Angeles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder Bathroom - toilet , Main floor
    Family Bath, main floor - toilet , tub , shower , This room has a CD player and a selection of soft music
    The Broadleaf Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    The Conifer Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Private bath for the Olympus Room
  • The family bath is available to all guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Dungeness Room, second floor - 1 queen , Memory foam mattress.
    Olympus Room, main floor - 1 king , This room has room for a portable crib for the baby.
    Living room - 1 queen , Queen size sofa bed
    Crescent Room, second floor - 4 twin/ single , This room has a bunk bed. Perfect room for the kids.
    Sol Duc Room, second floor - 2 twin/ single , Memory foam mattresses
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , We have a queen size latex foam mattress on the floor.
    Library, second floor - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Library: queen size sofa bed
  • The Olympus Room on the main floor is a great hide-away for families with young children.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
A ramp from the parking area to main floor make the master bedroom accessible for wheelchairs and for those individuals that can't manage stairs. We have a table that sits 10 with seating for 4 at the breakfast bar. Also have (2) booster chairs for toddlers. Kitchen has XM radio with an i-pod doc.

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