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Lakefront Cottage On Spectacular Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park, WA State

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

A Lovely 2 Bedroom Cottage Looking Onto A Sparkling, Crystal Clear Lake.

The Cottage on Barnes Cove at the base of Mt. Storm King faces spectacular views of the lake and mountain ridges. Within an easy walk, through ancient forests are Lake Crescent Lodge, Storm King Ranger Station, a public boat launch, and scenic nature trails. The cottage provides a gracious setting for indoor-outdoor vacationing: swimming, kayaking, sunning at the doorstep, evenings by the bonfire or indoors by the woodstove.

In the Great Room: gracious living & dining spaces & a fully equipped galley kitchen. There are two small, cozy bedrooms, each with double beds, as well as a spacious bath & laundry.

The Cottage Rental Season is from June 1st until mid September.

More Details

Cheryl M. Will
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2018

About Cheryl M. Will

As a child in Port Angeles, I enjoyed many wonderful summer days on Lake Crescent. As owners of this lovely lakefront cabin, we are always in awe of the magnificent setting.

My husband is an instrument maker, building beautiful harpsichords, and also a nature photographer.. See our photo collection. I am a retired music teacher & church musician, enjoying practicing the organ, a daily swim & our grandchildren.

Cheryl M. Will purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Cheryl M. Will chose Port Angeles

Our family found this stunning property in 1994. Little by little, we built the cottage, completing it in 2005.

What makes this cottage unique

Lake Crescent, 620' deep shimmering jewel, was carved by a huge glacier thousands of years ago. It rests within the northern borders of Olympic National Park, 20 miles west of Port Angeles, Washington on Highway 101. The pristine, crystal-clear lake quietly hugs steep mountain ridges, clad with ancient forests of western hemlock, Douglas fir, grand fir, & at the lower levels: moss-draped big leaf maples and alder.

Cottage on Lake Crescent is available to those who love a spectacular setting for an adventuresome or restful vacation.


Port Angeles Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Light-filled large space: glass block shower, towel warmer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , South Bedroom - Small & cozy with double bed & wardrobe
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Small & cozy with double bed, night stand, pegs & dresser
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The cottage is limited to FOUR persons on the property - inside or out - at any time. No Parties or Entertaining. Children, ages 6 and older, are welcome.


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Lakefront Cottage On Spectacular Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park, WA State
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Portland, OR

time out of time perfection

  • 5 of 5

The Will's Cottage on Lake Crescent is truly sanctuary for our family of five. We have been blessed to to be coming to the lake for 6 years, and it is the highlight of our children's summer. The cottage is cozy, inviting, and thoughtfully arranged - perfectly situated in a cove that looks out at the grace and beauty of the lake. Byron's photography in the cottage captures the majesty of the lake, while Cheryl's organization and lovely appointments make everything easy to find and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home base for a stunning national park

  • 5 of 5

I feel like one of the lucky ones who had a few days to soak up at this beautiful lake at a lovely property. I walked into the backyard and could hardly believe that it was even more fabulous than the photos on this site. The home is simple and clean. I loved the windows throughout the lake side of the home allowing me to enjoy the beauty of the woods and lake even when I finally had to come inside. We could enjoy day hikes to the Hoh rainforest, La Push, Hurricane Ridge, Elwha valley, and my favorite- Sol Duc Falls easily from this point. The forest at Lake Crescent is stunning in itself and to come back to the cottage to rest, eat and sit by the lake was perfection. Cheryl was easy to communicate with and I feel grateful that they are sharing this special location.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had the best time here. The cabin was exactly as described. The view was beyond words. We sat out on the lounge chairs almost every second we were there. None of the other neighbors were around. We had the whole cove to ourselves, except for a few deer and ducks hanging out with us. Everyone who sees my pictures wants to go there, too. The Lake Crescent Lodge has great food, and it's just a short walk away.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking Views and Quaint Little Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent our honeymoon at this perfect little cabin. It backs right up to the lake and has the most gorgeous views. We spent several days just relaxing, kayaking, hiking some of the nearby trails ( there is very short hike to a lovely waterfall that is walking distance from the cabin) and even swimming! We also took day trips to the coast and to Victoria Canada, which we highly recommend. There are a bunch of great restaurants in Port Angeles ( we recommend The Next Door Gastropub) and the Lake Crescent Lodge Restaurant was quite nice too. There are bunch of chairs to lay out in by the lake and read and a nice little fire pit. The cottage itself is the perfect size and simple but charming. The kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans and we had no trouble cooking several somewhat complex meals. Everything was clean and in order when we arrived. We had the best time and we are so sad to be leaving!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Puyallup, WA, USA

Cabin with a View

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our mini vacation on Lake Crescent......hanging out by the beach, swimming, kayaking, hiking, and relaxing. Enjoyed viewing the deer in the morning, otters in the afternoon, and bats at night. Loved the location...spent time at Hurricane Ridge, ocean beaches, Salt Creek County Park, and Lake Crescent lodge. The Marion berry cobbler at the lodge is delicious! We highly recommend this cabin and hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio

Amazing Location, BeautifulSetting

  • 5 of 5

The Lake Crescent Cottage was a great base for exploring the northern portions of the Olympic Peninsula. The setting is beautiful, and each sunset is a different experience to relish and enjoy. The bottle of wine we found upon arrival definitely added to the enjoyment.

The well equipped kitchen was perfect for preparing meals and the washer-dryer were a big plus for washing hiking clothes.

Being within a 10 minute walk to Lake Crescent Lodge and several nice hikes was convenient. Close proximity to Hurricane Ridge and Cape Flattery was a plus as well. Port Angeles was only a 30 minute drive if catching the ferry to Victoria & Vancouver Island.

The suggestions on things to do in the area and the cottage’s supply of hiking guides & other information on the area were excellent.

Choosing the Will’s Lake Front Cottage for a visit to Lake Crescent is something we’ll never forget and will recommend to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the setting is spectacular! In this 100th Anniversary Year of the National Parks, we think about Chris Morgenroth, who met with Franklin Roosevelt at the Lodge in 1937. Just a year later, FDR followed through with the establishment of Olympic National Park! The Morgenroth family cabin, originally a Ranger Station for the National Forest, is the tall turn-of the century cabin just down the cove. History at our door step! Thanks so much for your most gracious review!
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Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lake Crescent Lodge
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Port Angeles/Victoria
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Nearest Train
125 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lake Crescent Lodge
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Hurrincane Ridge
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Rialto Beach
Car: necessary

Cottage on Lake Crescent is just a short walk down the road or through the forest to Lake Crescent Lodge, where one can enjoy its restaurant, bar, gift shop, large public dock, enjoy kayak, paddle-board, rowboat, canoe rentals, and walks and talks with the Olympic National Park rangers.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Housekeeping $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.4%

Reservations for the 2018 Season are available as of October 1st, 2017.
The 2018 Season at the Cottage: June 1st, 2018 to September 16, 2018.

Children, ages 6 & up, are welcome. Guests must be 25 years of age or older to rent. Rates are based on Double Occupancy. Each additional person is $15 per night.

Maximum number of guests: FOUR. Maximum number of persons on the property at any time: FOUR!
No Smoking, No Pets, No Camping on the property. No Parties or Entertaining on the property.

Guests will be sent a Cottage Agreement to be signed and returned in order to complete the reservation. A Cottage Packet will be sent, including maps and information about the cottage and the area.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.