Fall Weekend Getaway

Olivers Waterfront Potlatch House

Looking for a Fall Weekend Getaway? We’ve got you covered. Starting September 15th our Hood Canal vacation rentals go to Off Peak rates and only require a 2 night stay. And, we’re only 2 hours from Seattle or 3 hours from Portland.

Kick off the “off season” with a couple great events:
Sept 16 & 17 is the Jefferson County Farm Tour Celebrate locally grown food, fiber, and farm-made products.
Farm Tour Central is the Chimacum Corner Farmstand, 9122 Rhody Drive, Chimacum WA 98325, home of our Local Farmers Market

Farm Tour
Included in the tour is Finn River Cidery where you can celebrate the finale of Washington’s 7th Annual Cider Week. Cider tasting and pizza and bratwurst are on the menu.

As the weather gets cooler, the oysters get better.

Visit the very popular Oyster Saloon at Hama Hama Oysters, open 12 – 5:30 on weekends. Get there early for a good seat. Or, wait for the Oysterfest Oct 7 & 8th at Sanderson Field in Shelton. Oysters, wines, microbrews, live music and so much more.

The majestic Olympic Mountains

Bring your camera and Hike just about anywhere and experience fall colors, wildlife and the serene life on Hood Canal, as peaceful a getaway as you can get. Early fall is the best time to experience Hood Canal’s majestic mountain hikes. Less crowded than summer, and still accessible before the snow makes them impossible to summit. Watch for a sunny weekend and give us a call to reserve a vacation home.
Hiking Hood Canal
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Spring on Hood Canal

Hood Canal in Spring, when “Nature resumes her loveliness”.  Spring flowers, Migrating Birds, Easter Baskets, Waterfall Hikes. And, the return of daytime low tides for gathering fresh clams and oysters!

Hood Canal Happy ClamShellfish
Low tides are on the first, third and fifth weekends in April this year. Buy your shellfish license, check out the Public Beaches, collect your bounty, and enjoy the famous Hood Canal oysters and clams. Experience the Hama Hama Oyster Rama, or have your own Clam-a-Rama with Our favorite Steamed Clam Recipe.

Birds
The North Olympic Peninsula Birdfest is April 7 – Bald Eagle9 in Sequim. Closer to home there are plenty of  exceptional viewpoints to experience the spring migration including the Dosewallips and Duckabush river estuaries, and Tarboo Bay.

Elk
The local herd of Roosevelt Elk, honor us with their presence year round, but in spring you often find them grazing in the grass at Dosewallips State Park, or even roaming through downtown Brinnon.

Easter
Its a treat to put together your Easter basket, Hood Canal style: Hunting for clams on the beach (who needs Easter eggs?), Wildflowers from the Olympic National Forest, or Flowers from Whitney Gardens. Whitney boasts the most magnificent display of our state flower, the Pacific Rhododendron. Best viewed in April and May.

Murhut FallsHiking
Waterfalls are at their best in early spring with the snow melting and spring runoff. Bring your camera and check out these local classic waterfall hikes: Rocky Brook Falls, Falls View, and Murhut Falls

Cheers!
Finish off the perfect Hood Canal April with a toast at one of our many wineries during the Olympic Peninsula Wine, Cider and Cheese Tour, April 29-30.

Now, get ready for the main course: Shrimpfest! Coming in May…