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Paul & Peggy Gleason

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

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

61 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Hood Canal Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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.

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Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paul & Peggy Gleason (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

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!

Reviews

4.9
based on 61 traveler reviews

Most Popular Rental at the Lake - Cozy, Comfy Cabin in the Woods
average rating of 4.9180326 based on 61 reviews
University Place, WA
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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
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The property was really nice, everything looked clean and well maintained. Mrs. Gleason was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I came to the Moose House for a weekend getaway and had an amazing time. Mrs. Gleason was in contact throughout our stay and answered every question in a timely manner! I would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

The property and cabin are beautiful !

  • 5 of 5

Can't wait to go back

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and comfy cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay! The rain kept us inside (we had planned for more hiking and using the fire pit!), but we were quite content to curl up watching movies and playing board games with the the gas fireplace on. Very relaxing! Thanks Peggy!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Wonderful Cozy Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at Moose House! The house is very well stocked (from the kitchen to the movie selection!). Great access to the lake and loads of nearby walking/hiking trails. Loved the fire pit as well. Peggy was very attentive and helped us with everything we needed. Thanks so much for a great weekend.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Wonderful getaway cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Our second trip to this cabin was just as great as our first visit a year and a half ago. Nice scenic drive, very quiet area, lots of trails around the cabin for the kids to walk on. Definitely moose-themed everything, from decorations to blankets to the stuffed animals on the upstairs beds. Peggy has been great to make sure everything is ready for us and made sure we received our packet before heading up there. No complaints at all and we're already planning our next visit later this year!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Olympia
Nearest Barpub
6.8 Miles
Hoodsport
Nearest Ferry
46 Miles
Bremerton
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Lake Cushman Golf Course
Nearest Train
49 Miles
Olympia
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.

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Rates & Availability

Lake Cushman Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 10 2016 - Sep 4 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Sep 5 2016 - Sep 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$820
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$115
From
$145
Fri,Sat
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

$200 Refundable Damage and Cleaning Deposit. Holiday rates are same as weekends with 3 night minimum stay. One week minimum stay July 2 to Sep 5. $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.

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Amenities

Hood Canal Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1140 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 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:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

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