4 bedrooms & Loft. Sleeps up to 16.
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.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Child specific equipment and amenities provided Child specific equipment and amenities provided
Parties/events allowed - Weddings not allowed Weddings not allowed
No smoking - We have a smoking area outsideWe have a smoking area outside
Max guests: 16
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
The best vacation home we have ever rented!
Everything in this house is made with love and highest attention to details. The house also has a lot of room both downstairs and upstairs. Sauna was really great!
We are so happy you enjoyed a secluded retreat at our "Olympic Foothills Lodge". You've sensed and expressed appreciation for the exact sentiments and intentions that went into the building of the Lodge and creating such a relaxing place for family and friends to gather. Thank you for your stay and we hope to have you back again soon!
This house is amazing. Everything has its place. Very clean and super cozy!! We loved the sauna!!
I would love to rent this property again!!
Had to cancel our trip
Unfortunately due to Covid, we couldn’t travel so didn’t use the Lodge as scheduled. Hopefully we can visit at some other time.
wonderful lodge for family
We had a good time with our children. A big Christmas tree gave us a special vibe. The neat and cozy bedrooms and living room helped us stay comfortable.
We loved the kitchen, dining, living room combo - quality of appliances and kitchen tools - the extra refrigerator, wood for the fire pit, hot tub ready to go, and great walks~ we had 12 ladies sharing the home and absolutely loved our time!
Hi. I'm glad you all had such a good time at our "retreat" in the forest. We also love it there for all the reasons you mentioned. Maybe you can come again sometime. Steve
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