Kalaloch Lodge. Credit: Martin Cron/Flickr CC
3. Kalaloch Lodge
Location, location, location! Perched on a bluff along the wild, pristine Olympic National Park coastline, Kalaloch Lodge comprises a main inn and two rows of rustic cabins, most with woodstoves and kitchenettes. Comb the rocky beach below for treasures, or watch the horizon for passing whales. The lodge restaurant serves Northwest fare at premium prices, or you can save money by cooking meals in your cabin. Kalaloch has some pet-friendly lodgings if your family includes a dog.
Details: 157151 U.S. Route 101, Forks, Olympic Peninsula. 866-662-9928
Next stop: Alderbrook Resort & Spa
Image credit: Martin Cron/Flickr CC