Dating back to the 1890s, this longstanding cabin complex on the north shore of Lake Crescent is much less formal than Lake Crescent Lodge on the opposite shore, making it a better pick for families. The out-of-the way location, off of the main park road is darn nice, and the ability to hike, boat, and eat without driving anywhere is another big plus. However, it is pretty rustic, and many of the 80-year-old cabins are showing their age. Some of the cabins have kitchens and bathrooms, and others share a communal bathhouse, and there are also lodge rooms and more upscale chalets, the nicest and largest units with waterfront locations and unobstructed mountain views. Onsite also: a small grocery store, laundry machines, and a campground with RV hookups.
- Eric Peterson