Frequently Asked Questions
Please Note: The stairs allowing beach access at Kalaloch unfortunately have washed out during a recent storm. The stairs will likely be rebuilt in late spring 2021. In the meantime, guests can access Kalaloch Beach at the Kalaloch Campground, located less than 1/4 mile north of the Lodge. View a map showing how to access the beach (PDF - requires Adobe® Reader®)
Here's what you need to know about Kalaloch Lodge and Olympic National Park.
Q: When is check-in?
A: The registration desk at Kalaloch Lodge is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and check-out is 11:00 a.m.
Q: Are dogs allowed at Kalaloch Lodge?
A: Kalaloch Lodge is a pet-friendly property with a number of cabins available for guests traveling with their dog or dogs (up to 2 per cabin; pets are NOT permitted in the Main Lodge or Seacrest House).
Q: Is there Internet or Wi-Fi access at Kalaloch Lodge?
A: No. In order to enhance your enjoyment of the surrounding natural beauty, all Kalaloch Lodge accommodations do NOT have in-room phones, Wi-Fi / Internet access, or televisions.
Q: Do you have non-smoking rooms?
A: Yes, all of our lodge rooms and cabins are non-smoking.
Q: Are reservations required for dining?
A: Reservations are recommended only for parties of six or more, and can be made by calling 360-962-2271, ext. 4007.
Q: When is Olympic National Park open?
A: Olympic National Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Just be aware that the weather here is dynamic. For example, snow sometimes shuts down some roads, campgrounds and other visitor facilities during the winter. See Olympic National Park's website for current park conditions, or visit our weather page to learn more.
Q: What is the National Park Service (NPS) entrance fee at Kalaloch Lodge?
A: There is no NPS entrance fee to stay at Kalaloch Lodge. However, if you enter Olympic National Park in areas other than Kalaloch Lodge, there will be an NPS entrance fee.
Q: What's there to do in Olympic National Park?
A: There are miles of beautiful beach to explore at Kalaloch, wonderful lake fishing and canoeing at Quinault and Lake Crescent, and inviting hot springs at Sol Duc. Hike a trail, fly a kite, explore the rainforest, build a sandcastle, fish - or just sit, relax, and take in the most stunning panoramas in the Pacific Northwest.
Q: Which ferry service do you recommend if traveling from Seattle?
A: The most direct route from Seattle and SeaTac Airport is via the Bainbridge Island ferry from downtown Seattle, operated by the Washington State Ferry System. A driving route can be chosen from Interstate 5 through Tacoma and Bremerton to the Olympic Peninsula.
Q: How far in advance should overnight accommodations be reserved?
A: We recommend that you make reservations at least four months in advance for stays during the summer months, and six months in advance for extended stays. However, with a little flexibility, we often are able to accommodate guests with little advance notice, so please always check online or give us a call.