Beautiful Hood Canal is a saltwater fjord forming the western lobe, and one of the four main basins of Puget Sound in the state of Washington. Plan your stay to this gorgeous destination and stay in a Hood Canal Waterfront Home.
Experience expansive views of Hood Canal Washington and the fabulous, surrounding snow-capped Olympic Mountains. The Olympic Peninsula is the place to enjoy hiking, biking, bird watching and strolling the beaches. Taste fresh oysters, clams, shrimp and crab; the shellfish Hood Canal is famous for. Or just enjoy a drive on our leg of the famous Pacific Coast Highway - Hwy. 101. Everything is just a short day trip away!
Things to Do in Hood Canal Washington
You can spend days exploring the hiking paths in the Olympics. The area is known for some of the best hikes in America! Spend an afternoon hiking Murhut Falls, which boasts beautiful views of one of the most breathtaking waterfalls on the Olympic Peninsula. The trail is about 1.6 miles roundtrip and is fairly easy for all levels. If you‘re looking for something more difficult, tackle Mount Ellinor. Mount Ellinor is located in the Southeastern corner of the Olympic Mountains. There are two trailheads, from the lower trailhead you'll enjoy a 6.2 mile round-trip hike that starts in old growth forests and climbs through gentle switchbacks up to the top which offers gorgeous views of Lake Cushman and beyond.
Kayaking, canoeing and SUP boarding are other great ways to experience this gorgeous area of Washington. There are lessons and rentals available for all types of adventurers. Enjoy the towering mountains by water and experience the thrill of these popular water activities perfect for the whole family.
Another top activity to explore in Hood Canal during your stay is shellfishing. Searching for clams and oysters is a popular sport in this area. Not only will you be able experience the amazing wildlife of the area, you’ll also be able to get your hands dirty and catch dinner. Start early and grab some coffee at local favorite, Urraco Coffee Co. Once you’re caffeinated head to a nearby oyster reserve. Shellfish season can vary, but shell fishing is most popular March - September when low tides occur during daylight hours. Make sure you have a shellfish license! You can get one at a nearby outdoor supply store or gas station. After you’ve collected a bounty, head back to your Windermere Hood Canal cabins and prepare you feast of shellfish in the fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy with a glass of wine and those gorgeous Olympic Peninsula sunset views.
Windermere Hood Canal Waterfront Homes
Stay in luxury off the shores of Hood Canal in a Windermere Hood Canal vacation rental. Windermere Hood Canal has served the Hood Canal area for 28 years total. Through the years they’ve welcomed thousands of visitors to the beautiful region in buying or selling their home, and in 2008 they established a successful business in managing vacation rental homes. They have a high percentage of return guests thanks to their commitment to service, and focus on providing guests with a pleasing experience from check-in to check-out. Having a 5 star rating from guests is their ultimate goal.
Windermere offers a number of luxury Hood Canal Vacation rentals perfect for family and friends to stay in and located around Hood Canal near the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. The surrounding waters of North Hood Canal leave all those that venture to its shores, mesmerized with fabulous memories of those visits. Here are our picks for top WIndermere Hood Canal Waterfront Homes.
You'll feel your cares drifting away at the Hood Canal Beachfront Bungalow. At the end of a forested country lane, you'll find your supreme waterfront vacation experience on one of the best beaches on Hood Canal. This cozy 2 bedroom, 1 living room, 1 bath home will accommodate up to 4. Sliding doors off of the living room conveniently connect you to the outdoors and ample wrap-around decking with Adirondack chairs, and a propane BBQ. The living area is fully carpeted and just off the kitchen and dining area. It features a free standing wood burning stove, a plush sofa and a comfy lounge chair where you can view passing boats, and the occasional submarine, through the spotting telescope. Fabulous sunrises await you and your morning coffee. In the evening, prepare and dine on your shellfish bounty and other delicious creations around the dining table that seats 4. And after dinner relax around the fire pit with a glass of wine and roast marshmallows. All of this and only one hour from the Bainbridge Island Ferry terminal.
At the Little Red Beach House you'll love the expansive views of beautiful Hood Canal and the incredible beach just outside your door. This classic home is nestled on the shores of Hood Canal where you can launch your kayak or just relax and watch the changing tides. You'll likely see Bald Eagles and Plenty of Sea life. Conveniently located close to the small town of Hoodsport where you'll find shopping, restaurants, groceries, wine tasting, everything you need. An outdoor adventurer's dream where you can enjoy hiking in the Olympic Mountains, or fishing, kayaking, and scuba diving in Hood Canal. The home also features a large patio, picnic table and beach chairs. The spectacular beach makes for the perfect waterfront vacation experience. The living area has plenty of seating with a comfortable recliner and a classy sofa, two additional comfy chairs and a matching loveseat. The wood flooring has accented rugs for a cozy gatherings in front of the fireplace in the winter. Large windows frame this open area with views of your beachfront. Perfect for watching the dreamy moonrise in the evening. From the living and dining room, which provides access to the beachside, you can easily move your meal outside to take advantage of the morning sun or evening tranquility. Down the hall leads you to two bedrooms. The main waterside bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed. The second bedroom features 2 cozy twin beds with a night stand in between. You'll be ready for a good nights' rest after a day of fun at the beach. The Little Red Beach House is located on historic Highway 101 at the water's edge which enables it to capture expansive southern, northern and eastern views of Hood Canal. The Beach House is just two+ hours from Seattle and close to the Olympic National Forest and the Staircase entrance to Olympic National Park. A great destination and launching pad for all your Olympic Peninsula adventures!