Elwha River Valley
Take Olympic Hot Springs Road south from Highway 101 just west of Port Angeles into the Elwha River watershed, best known for a bulwark project currently underway to demolish two dams and restore the river to its former pristine state.
Situated in a country home overlooking the Elwha River valley, Elwha Ranch B&B (360/457-6540, www.elwharanch.com, $140–150 d) has two guest rooms with private baths, a deck, and full breakfasts. The property features a private log cabin ($165) for those seeking a bit more seclusion.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition