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4.9 / 5Exceptional
52 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Madison Creek Falls
    7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Little River Trail
    11 min drive
  • Airport
    Port Angeles, WA (CLM-William R. Fairchild Intl.)
    12 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Elwa River Casino
    18 min drive

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  • Magnificent Olympic Park Mountain & Elwha River Views 2672sf Home

    Room Amenities

    • 2673 sq ft
    • 4 bedrooms
    • 3 bathrooms
    • Sleeps 7
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Port Angeles

Located in Port Angeles, this vacation home is in a rural location and by the ocean. Those looking for an activity can check out Port of Port Angeles, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Crescent and Olympic National Park Visitor Center. Our guests love the property's quiet location.

5/5 guest location rating

Guests like it for

  • Safe (1 reviews)
  • Easy parking (1 reviews)
  • Quiet (1 reviews)
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Madison Creek Falls - 7 min drive
  • Lake Sutherland - 7 min drive
  • Little River Trail - 11 min drive
  • Elwa River Casino - 18 min drive
  • Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area - 56 min drive

Getting around

  • Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.) - 171 min drive

About this property

Magnificent Olympic Park Mountain & Elwha River Views 2672sf Home

Historic vacation home in Port Angeles with spa tub
See end of message for pet (dog) and fishing guide information. Recent review - January 2019 This home is everything you hope for in a relaxing cabin weekend. The private surroundings of the river and mountains are so peaceful, while the house itself is beautiful, well-maintained, and well-equipped with everything you need (especially the kitchen). The beds are comfortable and it was nice for our group to have more than one King bed to choose from. The hot tub is also a great addition. While the cabin feels secluded, it's only a short drive to great hiking and parks and close enough to Port Angeles to fully experience the town. I'd definitely recommend staying here and hope to stay here again in the future! House and Property Description: River House, a 2672 sf home on a high bank above the Elwha River, features views of the River and the distant snow-topped mountains that are a photographer's delight, an ever-changing vista of light and shadow. The spacious great room/dining area/kitchen is lit by a three-story prow window and invites day's end relaxation with television, wood stove and comfortable leather seating. The dining area features seating for six around a large teak table. The modern kitchen is well-equipped for meal preparation. The "Sockeye Suite" a light-filled room with an en-suite bath, king size bed, television and walk-in closet, encompasses the second floor, assuring the greatest privacy. A balcony off the bedroom is a fine place to take your morning coffee. The adjacent "Steelhead Room," a cozy spot with a comfortable twin bed, shares a bath with the Sockeye Suite. On the main floor, a third bedroom features a king- size bed, television, a walk-in closet and an adjacent designated bath. "Waterfowl Room" takes its theme and colors from exquisitely detailed duck prints and decoys. This room features double sliding doors allowing easy outdoor viewing of the River and mountains. The fourth bedroom is the striking "Upland Game Birds" room featuring images of pheasants and grouse,walk in closet, unique color scheme and furniture, a queen size bed, and a designated bathroom. A path down to the River allows a close-up view of the changes in the water flow since the the Glines and Elwha dams were removed in2014. We are blessed with occasional and unpredictable visits from deer and the Herrick Road elk herd, as well as cougar and bear spottings. Across the River is the Olympic Hot Springs Road entrance to the Olympic National Park. This entry leads to a recently built overlook to the former site of the Glines Dam. (At present, access to the Park via this entrance is limited due to winter storm damage.) Lake Crescent is about 15 minutes west on Highway 101. The Lodge has a covered porch and outdoor seating fine for sipping your tea, coffee, wine etc and viewing a stunning 624 ft deep lake, recently voted the best in Washington. There are easy flat walking paths on the grounds as well. A mile-long trail leads to the 90 foot Marymere Waterfall. Olympic Raft and Kayaking is literally "right down the road". Harbinger Winery's Tasting Room is about 6 miles east on 101, on the right side. Right next door is Adventures in Kayaking. Additional activities on the Olympic Peninsula: & the "Nearby Sight" attachment on your welcome email.s Fishing & Guiding: Salmon abound in the rivers and ocean in this area with trout and halibut coming in second place. The Elwha River salmon are recovering their former number since the Elwha and Glines Dams were removed four years ago. As of October, 2018, 5,300 chinook are expected to return this fall to spawn, 15,000 rainbow trout were counted in September and bull trout and summer steelhead numbers are multiplying apace. The Elwha will open to sport fishing in July, 2021 at the earliest. River House has generous frontage on the River that is available to our guests for fishing when it reopens. Rick knows the River like the back of his hand and will be available for scheduled lessons for those new to salmon and trout fishing. Silver salmon and king salmon are running in the rivers from September (provided there is good rainfall during the month) to February. Steelhead are available from November to the end of March. Salt water salmon fishing season runs from July 1st to August 15th. Rick guides river drift- boat fishing and can arrange for charter ocean fishing. He also provides guide services for the genetically distinct Beardslee trout found only in nearby Lake Crescent, a most beautiful place. The Beardslee trout season starts June 1st and ends October 31st. They are catch and release only and no license is needed as Lake Crescent is part of the Olympic National Park. Scenic drift boat trips on the west end rivers are available. A minimum of two and maximum of three persons are necessary to book a drift boat fishing trip and a minimum of a two night stay at River House is also needed. Scenic drift boat trips can accommodate 1 adult and 2 children, ages 8 and up or 2-3 adults. A minimum of two persons is needed for fishing Lake Crescent. Text Rick for further information at 360 477-1715. Pet Policy and Fee We welcome a maximum of two dogs per stay. The dogs must be a year old or older, be neutered or spayed, and treated with flea and tick control such as Frontline or Advantage 3 days prior to arrival. Please groom (brush) your dog shortly before your arrival. A dog bed might be helpul to make your dog feel at home and a crate is strongly recommended if you plan to leave your dog in the house when you go sightseeing or dining out. Please remember that the River House area is heavily wooded and near the Olympic National Park. If your dog gets loose, it may be a difficult, perhaps impossible, task to find him. In addition, coyotes, and cougars are commonplace and the occasional bear has been known to visit. The Herrick Road elk herd visits the field at random. Large antlered buck guard the herd and might react to an excited dog. Please take this seriously and save yourself (and us) some heartache by keeping your pet on a leash and using a collar with contact information on it. We welcome your pet but can continue to do this only if care of the pet and the house and grounds is attended to. The pet fee is $100 per stay for one dog and $150 a stay for two dogs.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include bathtubs.
Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a spa tub.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Property manager

property manager

Rick Lustig

Speaks English

Property amenities


Close to skiing


Spa tub


Internet access

Parking and transportation

Onsite parking
Car required


Coffee/tea maker


4 bedrooms
Bed sheets provided


3 bathrooms
Bathtub only
Towels provided
Hair dryer

Living spaces

Living room
Dining room
Wood stove


TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas



Washing machine and dryer


Air conditioning


Smoke-free property

Location highlights

Near the ocean
In a rural location

Things to do

Scuba diving nearby
Kayaking nearby
Rafting nearby
Hiking/biking trails nearby
Whale watching nearby
Sledding nearby
Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Snorkeling nearby
Ecotours nearby


Sleeps 7
Unit size: 2673 sq ft (248 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Property payment types


Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Parties and events are allowed on site. 

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A car is required for transportation to and from this property.


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5/5 Excellent

    Grilling in the Rain

    What a good time! Love, love, loved the house and had a great time in spite of some serious rain one day. (It is a rain forest!) Weather was mild and had enough partly cloudy days so we could hike , hot-tub, walk the beach, fish in drift boats and just marvel at the autumn leaves and breath-taking mountain view. The last night we grilled our fresh-caught salmon during a downpour. Made it taste even better. Rick was a great host and fishing guide. The kitchen was super-equipped, the beds and rooms comfortable. Will definitely come again.

    5/5 Excellent


      Pictures do not do this house and location justice. The house is beautiful and the views are incredible. It is the perfect location for short trips to Cape Flattery, Hurricane Ridge, Hoh Rain Forest, Sol Duc Falls, Lake Crescent and anything in between. Close to Port Angeles for great restaurants and you could not ask for a better host than Rick. We hope to be back sooner rather than later.

      5/5 Excellent

        Awesome property

        This was the cleanest property I have ever stayed in. Everything was top notch and the view was beautiful. Very well stocked kitchen with everything we needed. Owner left good information on things of interest nearby. We enjoyed the Kokopelli Grill in town. Food and service were both very good. The HamaHama oysters were excellent. I would love to stay here again for a longer period of time! Maybe even try my hand at some trout/salmon fishing. It is on my bucket list. Thanks Rick for sharing your lovely property

        5/5 Excellent

          Amazing Hideaway

          What a great escape to the mountains and beauty. Ease of getting to location and fantastic views of home left impressions on all of us. We did not spend a great deal of time in home because we were visiting the sites recommended by the owner as well as eating at his recommendations, but when we were there it was a very comfortable setting. We loved the large TV to keep up with hurricane coverage back east and the well stocked kitchen. Roasting marshmallows on the fire pit was fun too. It was a very enjoyable and relaxing vacation.

          5/5 Excellent

            Great river retreat.

            We enjoyed our stay in the Port Angeles area. The river house was better than expected, clean, open, great views and a great location. Rick was a great host.

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