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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

New National Geographic Channel Series Starts With Olympic National Park

The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, and Olympic National Park is front and center, being featured as the first Park in National Geographic Channel’s new series: America’s National Parks. The premiere airs Sunday, December 6th at 7pm. Olympic National Park is featured in the pilot episode. Here’s a preview. As part of …

New Standards for Olympic Peninsula Bed and Breakfasts

Anyone looking for luxury lodging near Olympic National Park, rejoice! The Olympic Peninsula Bed and Breakfast Association has launched a new initiative to make it even easier to find amazing places to stay: Inns of Excellence. Inns of Excellence is the only “approved and inspected” quality seal recognized by the Olympic Peninsula Bed and Breakfast …

The simplest salad you’re not making right now

This is simply the easiest salad you’re not currently making right now. And it’s so delicious, once you taste it, you’ll wonder why your parents kept it from you. The concept is simple: 1 part tomatoes, 2 parts plums, a pinch or two of salt and a sprinkle of fig balsamic vinegar. Stir and let …