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Olympic Peninsula featured on This American Land

Our friends at Wild Olympics will be featured on PBS's national show This American Land. Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with any political movement, the footage of our beautiful Olympic Peninsula is stunning. See the segment here before it airs on PBS. Share it with your friends PBS features Wild Olympics on This …

Blueberries on vine

The Secret Life of Blueberries

We’ve all seen blueberries in the grocery store, those plump, dark little gems usually housed in a square, pint-sized box or basket. They’re unique in that they are the only naturally blue (well, blue-ish) food I can think of. With their mostly sweet, kind of-tart, kind of sour flavor they’ve always been the perfect accompaniment …

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Olympic National Park featured in Seattle Times

The Seattle Times recently ran a story highlighting the majesty of Olympic National Park... rain or shine. We couldn't agree more.

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10 Things You Can Do With Your Extra Night

Our guests tell us that spending just one or two nights is never enough time. We agree! What can you do with your extra night? 1. Hike to Sol Duc Falls 2. Take the ferry to Victoria, B.C. 3. See Humpback, Orca, and Gray Whales... and sea lions, and dolphins! 4. Bike the Olympic Discovery …

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Roll out of bed and into a massage

The benefits of massage are tremendous. The benefits of getting a massage right in your room at Domaine Madeleine are priceless. Kami Westfall and her team of licensed massage therapists will work away the tension while you enjoy the breathtaking view from your room. Kami comes to us from Kauai, where she practiced the Healing …

Salmon Cascades

So You Think You’ve Got It Tough?

You’ve heard the term “Salmon swimming upstream”, but if you ever get the chance to actually see it for yourself, you’ll realize just how inadequate that term really is. Every year, between late October and Early November, Coho Salmon in the Sol Duc River return to their spawning ground, miles upstream. I got a chance …

Organic RISHI teas

Introducing Rishi organic tea at Domaine Madeleine

We're proud to introduce Rishi organic teas to our 24 hour gourmet beverage bar. We went through months of testing and tasting the best teas available. We even had guests and folks from town do blind taste tests of the top choices! Ultimately taste and quality won out with the selection of Rishi. There really …

Rowing on Lake Crescent

Sunset at Lake Crescent

One of the most dramatic sights at Olympic National Park is watching the sun set over Lake Crescent. It's the perfect way to wind down your day before returning to Domaine Madeleine Bed and Breakfast to settle in for a good night's sleep before heading out to explore more of the park. First thing, head …

Our Top 10 Nights of Dining Options

When guests check in at Domaine Madeleine, typically between 4 and 6 pm, we innkeepers offer a quick tour of the inn, show the guests their accommodations, and answer any questions they may have. Usually, the first question hungry, travel-weary guests ask is “Can you recommend a nice place for dinner?” Boy, can we. We …

Eagle in a tree against a brilliant blue sky

Quick, Spot The Eagle!

How often do you see bald eagles? Here at Domaine Madeleine sights like this are pretty common. This morning some guests did a little eagle spotting before breakfast, while one of our resident bald eagles preened and sung from their “Fishing Tree Post” just outside the dining room. (Look up in the tall tree along …