October 15, 2013 at 10:46 AM
Olympic park lodge reopens, but you can’t walk on beach
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.)
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