|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Established in 2000, the Moose House has been a welcoming retreat for hundreds of guests. A very comfortable and cutely decorated cabin in a forest setting - fully equipped and ready to move in for your weekend getaway or memorable vacation. Located on Lake Cushman on the Olympic Peninsula and a short distance from the south end of Olympic National Park. Highway 101 and the the beautiful Hood Canal are only 7 miles away where you can also enjoy wonderful sightseeing and saltwater activities.
Cabin in the Woods: With it's natural wood cathedral ceilings, large picture windows and beautiful views of the forest, the Moose House is perfect for summer vacations or quiet winter getaways. The kitchen has all the conveniences of home. The living room has comfortable seating, a book shelf full of many wonderful adult and children's books, and a large library of movies. We also have a basket full of maps, brochures, and information about the area. The large loft is a favorite with children and includes a very comfortable seating area which looks out into the forest. The living room has a gas stove with the wood stove look. The campfire pit out back is located right next to the forest for the feeling of camping out while still enjoying the amenities of home!
Lake Cushman: The lake is a short walk through the forest or 1/4 mile drive. When you get there, you'll find a community park which you are free to use during your stay. The park has a playground, picnic area, horseshoe pits, beach, dock, launch ramp, and beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains. Activities include boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking, boardsailing, jet skiing, and just relaxing in the sun. There are also many miles of hiking trails nearby in Camp Cushman, Olympic National Park, and Olympic National Forest. Lake Cushman Golf Course and Tennis Courts are 4 miles away. There is a resort nearby where you can rent boats and water toys.
Other Sights in the Area: Hoodsport and the beautiful Hood Canal , a saltwater fjord, is 7 miles away. There you can sightsee, boat, fish, shell fish, or scuba dive. If you don't have your own boat, there are charter boats available for trips into the Canal. Hoodsport has nice gift shops, a grocery store, gas station, liquor store, restaurants, and a winery. Take a leisurely drive along the canal for some fabulous views and interesting sights. Two casinos are located within a 40 minute drive of the cabin.
We have lived in Oregon for 15 years. Paul works for the City of Portland and I for a non profit agency in our home in Salem. We are outdoor enthusiasts and love our time spent at The Moose House - whether we're enjoying our boat out on the lake, hiking a nearby trail, or just relaxing inside watching a movie or reading a book. Unfortunately, we live 200 miles from The Moose House, so we aren't able to enjoy it as much as we would like. We are considering retirement there, but until that time, we love to share it with others who enjoy it as much as we do.
Paul & Peggy Gleason purchased this cabin in 2000
We first saw Lake Cushman when Paul was getting certified to scuba dive in the Hood Canal late in November of 1999. I drove up to the Lake to find a place to hike and fell in love with it. A few months later we made a trip up there to look at cabins for sale. We felt it would be a great getaway location for our family as well as a possible retirement community.
We looked at many cabins, but chose The Moose House because of it's very close proximity to the Lake and Community Park, large and fairly private lot, high vaulted ceilings, big picture windows and the overall feel of home. We have never regretted our decision. The Moose House has been a vacation rental since the year 2000 and has become the most well known and best loved rental in the area. Many of our guests return year after year and think of this cabin as their own home. Our cabin is the perfect home for our large collection of mooses, and children love trying to count them all. This home is lovingly cared for by our nearby managers and always kept very clean and well appointed. Our guests come to our cabin to celebrate many special occasions including honeymoons, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and one couple even returned to have their wedding there. We've had guests from all over the country and the world, and even a famous movie star! Book your weekend getaway or memorable vacation now and become one of the hundreds of very happy Moose House Alumni!
My friends and I stayed at the Moose House to have a scrapbook weekend. I was so impressed with how clean it was. We loved all the windows that look directly out to the woods. It feels so serene. The owner is very easy to work with and very friendly. We loved it so much that we are going again next weekend. Another thing that I loved is that it didn't cost us our left arm to rent it and that she doesn't charge a house keeping fee. As long as you clean, clean, clean when leave and leave it how you found it, it is all good! I am so thankful that we found the Moose House, we will definately be using it frequently.
We loved our stay at the Moose House. Our boys ran through the woods and we loved hiking the area trails. The house was perfect for our family and comfortable.
The weather turned to very nice and the area was exciting to explore. The cabin was well furnished and stocked. I will put this property on my booking list
Peggy was extremely easy and thorough to work with in the booking process. All of the instructions and directions were spot on and easy to follow. Although I was staying here alone, there is plenty of space for a family of 4 to move and relax. Although my time was short, the location, surroundings, and overall aesthetic were simply marvelous and relaxing. Highly recommended and I will definitely be booking again in the near future for another stay!
Peggy I love your cabin it is so warm and inviting and me and my friend immediately felt at home there. It was so well setup and stocked with everything we needed. I loved the peace and solitude it was exactly what we needed. I will definitely be back again. Thanks again for your extra effort to make sure everything went smoothly.
We spent 9 days, hiking, exploring and traveling around the Olympic peninsula and the Moosehouse was the perfect place to come back to. The house offered relaxing chairs (indoor and out) and sofas to rest in, quiet corners if you wanted space and plenty of options for cooking up our own dinners. The pre-existing stock of spices was a wonderful bonus that didn't leave us short of that little extra while cooking. The proximity of Lake Cushman Grocery (3miles) and the IGA in Hoodsport (7 miles) made any grocery issues a snap. The fire pit in the back surrounded with Adirondack chairs and the wood pile just begged being used - unfortunately on our time line there was a burn ban in effect (no fault of the the owners). The washer and dryer in the garage proved to be very useful on several occasions. While we did not have water craft to take advantage of the Lake Cushman pass, we did utilize the park pass to Skokomish park and enjoyed an evening hiking in the local area. Speaking of which, if you are in halfway decent shape (the hike is described as strenuous and it is at the top), don't miss hiking/climbing Mt Ellinor (8 miles to lower trail head and 11 miles to upper trail head). Rated the 3rd best hike in the State by the Washington Hiking Club, at the very peak, you get 360 views of the interior of Olympic National Park including Mt Olympus, all of Hood Canal, Mt. Rainer, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St Helens. Beware of the overly friendly mountain goats.
Approximately 2 hours from Seattle and 45 Minutes north of Olympia. Located on Lake Cushman on the southwest portion of the Olympic Peninsula. Lake Cushman is 7 miles inland from Hwy. 101 and the Hood Canal - a saltwater Fjord at the southeast end of Puget Sound.
Other Activities: Hiking, National Park, Boating, Sightseeing, Wine tasting, Casinos Nearby
Golf: Lake Cushman Golf Course approximately 4 miles from The Moose House.
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
$300 Refundable Damage and Cleaning Deposit. Holiday rates are same as weekends with 3 night minimum stay. One week minimum stay July 2 to Sep 3. $975 for 8 Night Labor Day week stay. 3-day boat pass is $20. Remainder of the year is 2 Night Minimum Stay- 3 night for holidays. Please bring your own sheets and towels unless flying in, then we can provide linens at a $5 fee. No cleaning fee - we have a "Leave it as clean as you find it" policy. NO PETS. NO SMOKING in the cabin.