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About The Olympic Peninsula

Make memories that will last for a lifetime. Plan a romantic getaway and enjoy endless day trips on the Olympic Peninsula. The Olympic National Park is a vast wilderness with almost a million acres of mountains, forests and beaches. Whether hiking the miles of trails, visiting the Hoh Rain Forest, biking on the Olympic Discovery Trail, beach-combing on the Dungeness Spit on the way to the New Dungeness Lighthouse, golfing on nearby golf courses, fishing, kayaking or sailing on the ocean, skiing or sightseeing at Hurricane Ridge, or taking in the magnificent sea stacks at Ruby Beach, Rialto Beach or Cape Flattery, George Washington Inn is centrally located on the Olympic Peninsula at the gateway to Olympic National Park and just minutes from all of it. And, to top it off, you can hop on the ferry for a day trip to Victoria and the world-renowned Butchart Gardens. You name it . . . it’s here!

With sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, you have found the best place to relax, rejuvenate and make memories. Washington’s Olympic Peninsula offers up adventure! The opportunities on this page are just the beginning.

Marymere Falls is one of the favorite destinations for our guests at George Washington Inn. The falls are accessed along a well-maintained trail that heads south from the Storm King Ranger Station parking area at Lake Crescent. The trail winds through a moss-laden, fern-lined, old-growth lowland forest consisting of fir, cedar, hemlock, and alder trees that provide a mystical and magical overhead canopy.

Internationally known as the City of Gardens, Victoria enjoys the mildest climate in all of Canada, a climate very similar to the North Olympic Peninsula of Washington State where George Washington Inn is located. Averaging just over 20 inches of rainfall per year and seldom any snow, the winters are mild and the summers are pleasant.

Sequim (pop. 6,600+) is small-town America. It has many unique gift shops, murals, antique stores, galleries and fine restaurants. The sun shines in the Sequim Valley more than anywhere else in Western Washington. The “rain shadow” effect, caused by the Olympic Mountains, shelters the valley from excessive rain. May brings the oldest continuous festival in Washington State, the Sequim Irrigational Festival.

Throughout the winter season, rain falls frequently in the Hoh Rain Forest, contributing to the yearly total of 140 to 170 inches (or 12 to 14 feet!) of precipitation each year.

From the tip of this scenic trail, you can view Tatoosh Island while standing on the most northwesterly tip of the contiguous lower 48 States.

Olympic National Park is on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula in the Pacific Northwest. The park sprawls across several different ecosystems, from the dramatic peaks of the Olympic Mountains to old-growth forests.

Forks is surrounded by rain forest valleys and within minutes of the rugged Pacific Coast, A friendly little town to discover, Forks is full of recreational opportunities for the outdoors enthusiast. Within an hour of Forks, one can be strolling a rain forest trail, kayaking a tidal estuary, surfing a wilderness beach, soaking in natural hot spring waters or canoeing a clear blue glacier-carved lake.

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