Top 10 Places To View Wildlife Around Olympic National Park

It may happen just about anywhere, any time. But if you visit the following 10 places (OK, 11 – we hate limiting your options), you increase your odds of having your own wildlife encounter right here on the Olympic Peninsula – and possibly even right outside your window at Domaine Madeleine Bed & Breakfast.

Halloween web

We hate saying “no”.

If you’ve stayed with us before, you know we do everything we can to ensure a positive experience for our guests. Recently, we’ve noticed an alarming trend–we’ve gotten too popular! Just the other day, we turned away no fewer than 20 guests who called for a last minute stay–it was a bit of a “sorry” …

Covered bridge

Two-Wheeled Time Machine

I haven’t ridden a bike since I was a teenager, but a few weeks ago we had a couple of “comfort cruisers” from Ben’s Bikes delivered to the inn and headed out to the Olympic Discovery Trail. And let me tell you, riding a bike after 20 years is like…well, riding a bike. Once you …

Sunset through trees

Top 5 Places To View Sunsets at Olympic National Park

If you’re like most people, you love sunsets. They bring calm, beauty, and inspiration into our lives. Recently, we added a beautiful salmon sculpture to our grounds (see photos). This was a gift from friends to honor the memory of a past innkeeper named Victor who brought so many amazing gifts to his work here …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Person receiving a massage

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 …