Kalaloch Lodge, an oceanfront getaway at Olympic National Park, has reopened after getting special permission from the National Park Service.
But there’s a problem. Guests aren’t allowed to walk on the lovely, wild beach right in front of the 64-room lodge because the beach lies within the national park – and the park still is closed.
Like lodges at national parks throughout the country, the 64-room Kalaloch had to send guests home and close for more than a week, thanks to the federal government shutdown that has closed the parks. (Unlike many lodgings that are deep within closed parks, Kalaloch is right off a highway – U.S. 101 – that has remained open.)
To lure back guests and celebrate Olympic National Park’s 75th anniversary, Kalaloch is offering discounted rooms – at $75 per night - for arrival from now until Jan. 26, 2014. (Yes, there are blackout periods during popular periods.)