Olympic Peninsula “Wild Duc” Vacation Rental
“ A family & pet friendly venue on the Olympic Peninsula”
195558 Hwy 101 Forks, Wa
Open Seasonally May through November
Extensive information Download Wild duc Welcome Book 2017 PDF
3800 sq. ft. 5 bedroom 3 bath rambler with, covered deck, family room and large kitchen, and rec room with game center.
Family style home with wonderful entertaining qualities for the NW lifestyle. This very private estate is on 15 acres overlooking local terrain of rambling hills and elk meadows. Close to access on the Sol Duc and Calawah rivers. Nearby state forest, Olympic National Park, Sol Duc Hot springs, numerous beach trails and the Pacific Ocean. Located within 10 minutes of Forks Washington and built in 2007 on second growth timber land with small stream and forest including some remaining old growth. Large covered decks and round about drive with plenty of parking. Additional step grassland on premises and secluded for camping and family outdoor recreation. Electrical 50 amp and 30 amp RV hook ups and parking.
Fully equipped kitchen, with seating and dinner ware for 12, including Weber BBQ, Custom dining table, rolling bar, two full size refers, two small drink fridge and a chest freezer onsite. Two TV’s, one large screen in family room and one in garage/rec room includes Direct TV, Hulu, UFC, and x-box.
4 bedrooms have two beds and one has a bunk bed each set up lodge style with large closet space. Master bedroom has two double beds and master bath with walk in shower and large tub. Two additional full public style baths.
Gas fireplace in family room with access onto covered entry and back porch/deck. Large view windows to back yard and surrounding lands and custom fire ring. Long private drive off hwy 101 with plenty of parking and open grass area.
The Wild Duc Lodge is situated down a long private drive and overlooks the local landscape from a moderate elevated location giving it just enough tranquility and length of view to be special. A very quiet and serene landscape of local rainforest and meadows commonly grazed by Roosevelt elk herds. Morning local clouds and mist rise off the Sol Duc river giving a special touch. South Easterly view offer amazing sun rises and long shadows at sunset. Centrally located out on the NW Olympic Peninsula being close to the amenities of National Parks, Ocean Beaches, Olympic Mountains and five local salmon and steelhead rivers provide outdoor tranquility for all.
$350 a night for up to 10 people.
Event pricing based on use size.
Pet and house cleaning fees will be applied as needed.
Deposit and Booking info please contact:
Owners Jeff or Lisa Brazda
(253) 307-3210 (call or text) Email: Jeff@brazdasflyfishing.com
Manager: Shannon Breedlove (360)640-0563
Check in after 4 pm. Check out before 11 am. 2 day minimum..
Forks is near the Northwest corner of Washington State. There are multiple ways to get to Forks and a few are listed below. I always recommend using a smartphone app
google maps works best. Plan on about 4 hours to get from Sea-tac to Forks take into consideration traffic at the time you are traveling.
North side of Hwy 101 (with Ferry)
You can take the Edmonds to Kingston Ferry or Seattle to Bainbridge Ferry. I like Bainbridge Ferry. Either ferry ride is about 30 min. It can cut down on your travel time and is scenic, but if you hit the ferry schedule wrong or it is a busy day you may spend more time waiting to get on, then you would to drive around. Fares vary depending on the season. Then continue on Hwy 101.
North side of Hwy 101 (no Ferry)
Green #1 path on map above. Driving through Tacoma (on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge – note this is a toll bridge but only for traffic when you head Back (East).
South side of Hwy 101
Light gray #2 path above. Is a little longer but nice to have a little variety and seems to be a little less busy. (You can also do a loop and combine this and the above option for your whole trip hitting up sights along the way).
Once you arrive in Forks
- Coming from the North East (Port Angeles) once you start crossing the Sol Duc River you’re getting close. The driveway is a single drive off hwy 101 with a metal fish hanging from a cross of drift boat paddles just past (west of ) Gaydesky. Coming from the South you drive through Forks cross the Calawah and Sol Duc rivers then look for the sign on the right between Misty Valley B&B and Gaydesky Rd.
- The driveway is a single lane dirt road, home is ½ mile off the
Helpful Tips: Although Forks does have an everything store (Thriftway) it may be nice to pick up some grocery items along your way. Sequim, WA: Costco and Sunny Farms (great produce). Port Angeles, WA: Walmart, Safeway & variety of restaurants. Aberdeen, WA: Safeway & Thai Smiles (our favorite Thai takeaway restaurant).
We are so excited that you are interested in visiting beautiful Forks, Washington. This 2,000 square mile area is bordered on the north and west by over 100 miles of saltwater shores, and to the south and east by alpine meadows and rain forest valleys. Over 200 miles of wild rivers criss-cross the region.
The Hoh Rain Forest, Pacific Ocean beaches, Sol Duc Falls, Lake Crescent, and La Push are all just minutes away. Forks has been known as the Logging Capital of the World but in recent years, more for the Twilight saga and while the movies weren’t filmed here the books are based in our town. Have you heard of the TV show The Legend of Mick Dodge? You might even spot our local celebrity while you are here! So journey to Forks and discover for yourself the magic of the rainiest town in the contiguous United States, explore our rainforest and beaches, and – just maybe – catch a glimpse of a vampire or werewolf!
Webcams of popular locations are available here: http://forkswa.com/visiting-forks/webcamsontheolympicpeninsula/. We recommend checking them out, especially to see if the beaches are foggy!
The Forks Chamber of Commerce posts local events going on here: http://forkswa.com/events/
Fishing: SALMON SEASON IS OPEN JUNE 24, CHARTER BOATS IN LA PUSH 15 minutes away.
- Float one of our world-class rivers, like the Sol Duc, Bogachiel or Hoh in a drift boat (a unique design specifically for rivers) with one of our many guides. Salmon, steelhead and trout are abundant in our area.
- Take an ocean charter that departs from La Push and fish for halibut, salmon and lingcod.
John’s Beachcombing Museum (143 Andersonville Ave, Forks, WA 98331)
- ‘Treasure’ from around the world! Since 1976 the beachcombing museum has built up its exhibits until today where tons of items have been collected off of beaches both local and distant and put on display. Museum Hours: June – August 10am – 5pm. All other times by appointment (360-640-0320). *A Must See
Pacific Ocean Beaches
- West of Forks – Explore wilderness beaches – Rialto, Second Beach and Third Beach – all part of the Olympic National Park. (28 min from house)
- South of Forks – Ruby Beach is a beachcomber’s dream! Check out the unique windblown trees at Kalaloch in the Olympic National Park. https://www.nps.gov/olym/index.htm
- For information on tides click http://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/tides-and-your-safety.htm.
Elk Creek Conservation Trail
- We are lucky to have a beautiful trail only a 5 min walk from the house. Great to get out those kid wiggles or get a little mossy/flowing stream zen with a couple of hills. https://northolympiclandtrust.org/our-work/projects/elk-creek-conservation-area/
La Push – Home to the Quileute Tribe
- Experience First Beach where you can take a leisurely walk, see James Island, whale watch or for the more adventuresome – surf, kayak or paddle board.
- The Quillayute River – Explore this beautiful and serene river by kayak to see this estuary and its inhabitants – bald eagles, seals, sea lions, otters, salmon and more! This class I river is great for beginners and experienced kayakers.
- The Quileute Marina, where many charter fishing boats are moored, is located on the mouth of the Quillayute River and is another great place to spot wildlife (and we’re not talking about the fishermen.)
- Take a sightseeing charter to tour the scenic coast for sea stacks, whales, eagles and more.
Hoh Rain Forest
- Hike the trails in the rain forest and see the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Trails range from 1 /10 mile to 17.3 miles (seasonal) (55 min to Hoh Visitor Center)
- Bike, Kayak or Raft – All equipment is available to rent locally or go with a guide.
- Visit the Sv. Nikolai Expedition 1808 – An interpretive center marking the events surrounding the Russian ship, the Saint Nikolai (Sv. Nikolai) that went aground in 1808. Located just past the Hard Rain Café.
Hang out with the locals/eat out
- Watch sports on TV, play poker, pool, or just have a beer at one of our restaurants, bars or bowling alley http://forkswa.com/wp-content/uploads/pdf/ForksRestaurantGuide.pdf
Lake Crescent & Sol Duc Falls
- Hike to Marymere Falls, Devil’s Punchbowl, Storm King, Sol Duc Falls/Hot Springs (45-60 min from house).
- See the Salmon Cascades where the salmon swim up the falls to spawn.
- Go for a swim or rent a kayak and explore this mysterious lake.
Explore the Olympic National Forest
- Hike through the lush rainforest at the Bogachiel Rain Forest Trail that connects to the Hoh.
- At Mount Muller Trail you can enjoy hiking, riding, mountain biking and scenic views.
- The Kloshe Nanitch Trail accesses Kloshe Nanitch Lookout and links the west side of the Sol Duc Valley via Snider Ridge to Mt. Muller Loop Trail. Opportunities include day hikes, mountain bike riding, observing diverse wildflowers and wildlife, and viewing dramatic scenery such as Lake Crescent, Sol Duc Valley and Mt. Olympus. https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/olympic/recreation/recarea/?recid=79331
Learn about Forks Logging Heritage
- Logging and Mill Tour – See real ax men in action! These tours are free and go to an actual logging site, a working mill and more. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Require reservation (tours on Wednesday’s May-Sept) http://forkswa.com/wp-content/uploads//2012/10/2012-Logging-Tour-Flyer-color.pdf
- Forks Timber Museum – located next to the Visitor Information Center, has many artifacts and historical items. Visit the museum to see how Forks came to be the Logging Capital of the World.
Downtown Forks: http://forkswa.com/business-directory/local-retailers/. (8 min from house)
- Forks Outfitters – Forks’ “Everything” store is the Forks Outfitter’s (aka Thriftway, Ace Hardware, “Tway”, “Thriftymart”). They have everything from groceries, shoes, clothes, housewares and a full hardware store. 950 South Forks Ave, Forks, WA 98331. Phone: (360) 374-6161
- Chinook Pharmacy – Forks’ pharmacy. 11 S. Forks Ave, Forks, WA 98331. Phone: (360) 374-5030
- Forks Community Hospital – 530 Bogachiel Way, Forks, WA 98331. Phone: (360) 374-6271 ext. 169
More great activities
- Bowling at Sunset Lanes – 10 lanes with electronic scorekeeping. 2 pool tables & video games; Snack bar features over 25 items including 1/3 pound Bacon Cheese Burger Deluxe, Chicken Hoagie, a dozen kinds of beer and much more. Hours Monday-Saturday 3:00pm (ish)-10:00pm (ish). 261 East E. Street, Forks, WA 98331. Phone: 360-374-5323
- Relax at Tillicum Park – See the Rayonier #10 Shay Locomotive and a real army tank up close! Play horseshoes, tennis or skate at our skateboard park. Enjoy the covered BBQ area, kids’ playground, ball fields and more!
- Tour the Sol Duc Fish Hatchery, 11 miles northeast of Forks, open to the public!
- Hunt for deer, elk, grouse, cougar and bear. See http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/ for info
- Experience West End Thunder Drag Races at Forks Municipal Airport http://www.westendthunder.com
- Visit Clallam Bay, Sekiu and Neah Bay – home of the Makah People and the Makah Museum. All of these quaint seaside communities offer great fishing opportunities! (45 min from house)
- Photograph the exquisite Cape Flattery – the most NW point in the contiguous United States.
- Hike Cape Alava and/or Sandpoint Trails at Lake Ozette. Connect the two with a 3.1 mile hike on the beach to make a nine mile loop and see Native American Petroglyphs on the Rocks along the Beach.
- Do a guided (or self-guided) Twilight tour.
For a little inspiration for your trip check out this video that was put together in a best outdoor competition a few years ago of what can be done in a day basing out of Port Angeles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETgwc5zT_-s
nformation provided by the local Forks Visitor Center: www.forkswa.com, 1411 S Forks Avenue, Forks WA 98331. Stop in to get more information: Summer (Mon-Sat 10-5 and Sun 11-4) and Winter (Mon-Sat 10-4 and Sun 11-4).
Thank you for choosing our home for your vacation!
Contact with any questions:
Jeff (owner) 253- 307- 3210 or Shannon (manager) 360-640-0563