Lake Quinault, Ocean Shores & More! May 19th – 22nd 2019

The Olympic National Forest is part of an emerald paradise. The Forest is located on the Olympic Peninsula, in the northwest corner of Washington State. The Olympic Peninsula is a unique geographic province consisting of five major landscape settings: temperate rain forest, rugged mountain terrain, large lowland lakes, cascading rivers, and saltwater beaches. Its raw beauty is breathtaking! Lake Quinault is located on the southwest end of the Olympic National Park. The towering trees and lush green forest of the Quinault Valley is known as the best place to see the rainforest.

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Day 1 – Sunday May 19th – Home to Lake Quinault Resort
Our first stop is LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma… this stunning 165,000 square foot facility has been recognized as one of MSN’s 10 Best Automotive Museums worldwide. Learn everything from the power of the past and consider what will fuel future vehicles! Explore these works of art and celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile. We’ll make our way to Tacoma’s beautiful Museum District where you will have some free time to wander and enjoy lunch on your own. It is comprised of six premier museums all within walking distance (or a free ride on the Link light rail) of each other in historic downtown Tacoma. At the Washington State History Museum, you can explore and be entertained through interactive exhibits, theatrical storytelling, high-tech displays, and dramatic artifacts. Tacoma Art Museum is an anchor in the city’s downtown and a gathering place for connecting people through art. The Museum of Glass is a center that nurtures artists, celebrates the dramatic Studio Glass movement, and encourages creativity. Linking the history museum and glass museum is Dale Chihuly’s incredible Bridge of Glass. Enjoy the scenery as we continue north, to Ocean Shores. Our home for the night is the dazzling Quinault Beach Resort. The regional lodge design was created to harmonize with the natural beauty of its coastal environment and embody the essence of these 200+ acres of protected wetlands and dunes. With sweeping views, over-sized deluxe rooms with fireplaces, 10-foot ceilings, award winning dining, a casino, spa and swimming pool, it offers the best of everything! Enjoy a wonderful dinner before we say goodnight. Quinault Beach Resort (D)

Day 2 – Monday May 20th – Lake Quinault Resort to Lake Quinault Lodge
The next day is sure to be spectacular… Breathe in the fresh air as we wind our way into the Olympic National Forest. We will have a guided Rain Forest Tour on arrival. With over 632,000 acres, it is a place of tremendous diversity as well as breathtaking beauty. The only temperate rain forest in the northern hemisphere, it includes the glacial carved Quinault Valley. We’ll learn about the Native Americans who inhabited the area and the resourceful pioneer settlers that defined modern imagination. Welcome to our home for the night historic Lake Quinault Lodge… There are some places so blissfully disconnected from the modern world that they seem to stand suspended in time. Lake Quinault Lodge is one such place – a grand and rustic lodge built in 1926 that welcomes guests with warmth, hospitality, and a sincere feeling of home-away-from-home comfort. Tonight, we’ll feast on scrumptious delights in the historic Roosevelt Dining Room. Lake Quinault Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 3 – Tuesday – May 21st – Lake Quinault Lodge to Seaside OR
We have some great attractions coming up today… Our arrival in Raymond will take us back to the elegance of yesteryear, when we visit the Carriage Museum. The museum holds over 20 elegant horse drawn carriages, buggies, and sleighs from the late 19th century. The collection includes magnificently restored horse-drawn carriages seen in the films “Gone with the Wind”, “Jezebel”, “Gentleman Jim”, “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir”, & “The Little Princess”. We have lunch at a local favorite the Pitchwood Alehouse before we take in the Cranberry Museum! Hear how a Massachusetts visitor observed the native berries growing and created a strong and stable industry. Enjoy the scenery as we travel along the “Cranberry Coast” where we’ll see numerous cranberry bogs! Welcome to Seaside our home for the night is the Holiday Inn Express located in the heart of town… your evening is free to explore the fun shops and eateries that Seaside is famous for. Holiday Inn Express (B, L)

Day 4 – Wednesday May 22nd – Seaside to Home
Photo stops prevail this morning as we head down spectacular Highway 101. We’ll have a leg stretch at Tillamook Cheese Factory… watch the cheese being made and packed, learn about dairy farming, and try some samples. Next, we’ll make a stop at Cape Lookout State Park is located on a sand spit between Netarts Bay and the ocean, giving you a terrific view! You may see a whale or two along with other wildlife. We’ll make our way to Lincoln City where lunch awaits at Lil Sambo’s. Join us for a journey into an Emerald Paradise! (B, L)

1,184 Double  $1,494 Single

A $100 per person deposit will hold space; balance is due by February 14, 2019