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Paul & Peggy Gleason

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

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

66 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Hoodsport 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
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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 66 traveler reviews

Most Popular Rental at the Lake - Cozy, Comfy Cabin in the Woods
average rating of 4.9242425 based on 66 reviews
University Place, WA
5

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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Baldwinsville, NY
5

Private log home in a quiet pine setting nestled at the edge of Olympic National Park

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Peggy's cabin was exactly what we were looking for. It was clean, cozy, and had a good cabin feel to it. My wife and I relaxed in the cabin, and also did some exploring up Staircase. It was nice to come back to the cabin and be able to shower, cook, relax, etc. We are hoping to come back sometime and bring our kids.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

very good value

  • 5 of 5

Very cute cabin ,nice bed,bath, pans,couches, etc.Seemed secluded in back, very nice fire pit area.There was a burn ban in effect so couldn't use it, but enjoyed sitting back there and barbecuing.Would love to go back with our grandchildren,they would love the upstairs.Wouldn't recommend boat ramp across the street for bigger boats, but there are other ones close by.If you go by the maintenance office on the way there they could tell you which would suit you.Definitely make time to go on the lake, even in a raft if that's what you have,its beautiful.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Ludlow, WA
5

Extremely well set up and features identified.

  • 5 of 5

The Moose House is a lovely property. The owners have obviously appointed it to be functional and homey. The counting of Moose items throughout was great fun for our grandkids (and us too). Having everything in the house labeled on how/where it worked was fantastic. The house is fully stocked with grills and kitchen equipment. The beds were very confortable. Providing the Community parking permit and Skokomish pass were also nice pluses. The convenient access to Community beach was great. Although not something the owner can control, prospective tenants need to be aware that the internet is an on-again-off-again proposition. Both teenagers and those wanting to keep up with work activities will be challenged.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, our internet can be spotty because of our remote location. But, part of the allure of getting away to a cabin in the woods is the idea of getting unplugged and spending quality time with family and friends. For those who need to be online for many hours during the day, our cabin is probably not appropriate.
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

This was a neat little cabin that was perfect size for our family of four. It was easy to book and the owners have taken great care in maintaining it and setting it up for families to use. Their customer service was excellent and Peggy made sure all of our needs were met. The area is quiet with the lake just around the corner. There is also a small town six miles away with a grocery store, restaurant, and a few other amenities. Definitely recommend!

McHenry Family

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 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

Hoodsport Cabin Rental Rates

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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

$8 Night Aug 28-Sept 5th stay available @975. $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

Hoodsport 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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