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Most Popular Rental at the Lake - Cozy, Comfy Cabin in the Woods

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,140 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bdrms, 1 Bath Cabin in the Woods a Short Walk to the Lake!

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.

More Details

Paul & Peggy Gleason
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Paul & Peggy Gleason

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

Why Paul & Peggy Gleason chose Hood Canal

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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!


Hoodsport Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1140 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft Area - 1 queen , 1 double
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double Futon sofa/futon
  • Master Bedroom with queen bed and Large Loft with 1 Queen and 1 Double bed as well as a Sitting Area.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Downstairs bedroom is accessible to elderly, but stairway to loft is hard to negotiate. Internet access is dial up with your own laptop computer. We have a 'leave it as clean as you find it' policy. If you do not wish to do your own cleaning, we can arrange that for you when you do your booking. We also ask renters to bring their own sheets and towels. For those who are flying in, we can provide linens for a small fee of $5. The tennis courts are located at the Lake Cushman Golf Course (a few miles away). Guests enjoy free access to them.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(74 traveler reviews)

Most Popular Rental at the Lake - Cozy, Comfy Cabin in the Woods
average rating of 4.9324327 based on 74 reviews
University Place, WA

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bradford, U.K.

Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

If you want to wake up to a sight a lot of people pay a lot of money for then this place is great, everything you would need and in the middle of a forest.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and in a great location for outdoor activities!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I rented the cabin for two days for a sisters getaway weekend. The cabin was very clean and well maintained. It had all the amenities of home but also had an outdoorsy feel. One side is all windows, and it was especially nice to sit in the loft on the chair with a cup of coffee and look out into the woods. There was plenty of stocked and dry wood for use in the fire pit, and we had a very nice camp fire one night. It is less than 10 minutes to town and very close to all kinds of trails and outdoor activities. Everything in the cabin is very thoughtfully arranged.

There were lots of spices available, and there were plenty of pots and pans to make a great meal. The IGA in Hoodsport is a smaller grocery store, but certainly has all the trappings to make a yummy dinner. It's not a store with a great organics section, so if you're into that kind of thing, be sure to shop before Hoodsport. They do have a stereo-typically Washington good beer selection. :-) The shops there were cute and the coffee shop was marvelous. I will say that if you forget something like a towel, Hoodsport didn't have them.

Peggy sends out great instructions and was super to rent from. All in all, I could not have asked for a better place to enjoy each others company.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin had a very comfortable feel. Our first time at lake Cushman would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Amazing very cleane place. It is a complete house. I enjoyed everything second in the house.

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Wonderful lake house

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6.8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
46 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Lake Cushman Golf Course
Nearest Train
49 Miles
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Highway 119 (Lake Cushman Rd.)
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
The Girls Cafe
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Community Park
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Hoodsport Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall/Winter/Early Spring
Oct 2 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
May 26 2017 - Jul 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 3 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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