We call this property 'The Aerie on the Strait' in honor of the Bald Eagles' nest hidden at the top of a conifer just above the house. We often hear their cries and see them soaring along the bluffs.The Aerie is ideal for family gatherings, or as a base camp for groups sight seeing and enjoying outdoor activities on the Olympic Peninsula. Situated midway between Sequim and Port Angeles on the coast, it affords guests convenient access to wineries, festivals, and Olympic National Park. To the west, take Highway 112 (the Juan de Fuca Scenic Highway) from Port Angeles to Neah Bay, the Makah Nation and Cape Flattery. Or, take Highway 101 west to Lake Crescent, Sol Duc Hot Springs, the fabled community of Forks and the Quileute Nation at La Push for fishing, surfing and kayaking. Proceed on south to the Hoh Rain Forest. Go east of Sequim to Port Townsend, and on to Whidbey Island. Take the ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria, B.C. Don't forget your passport.
During winter months, the road to Hurricane Ridge is open during winter vacation, weekends and holiday Mondays. Enter 'Hurricane Ridge' in your browser to see current snow conditions, and learn which amenities are open at this family-style ski hill. It is a short drive of about 20 minutes from The Aerie to the main Park Visitor Center. Another 20-30 minute scenic drive from the visitor center takes you to the Hurricane Ridge visitor center. Depending on snow conditions, you can enjoy cross-country or down-hill skiing or touring on snow shoes. There is a tubing hill for kids.
This 3100 sq.ft. three-level home, perched on high-bluff acreage along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, offers privacy in a forested, retreat-like setting. It features a Master Suite with king bed on the top floor. The Great Room, well-equipped Kitchen, open Dining Room with seating for 12, and two bedrooms, each with a pair of twin beds, complete the middle floor. Views from the Great Room and Master Suite include the Strait coastline west to Ediz Hook, traffic in the shipping lanes, with Victoria, B.C. in the distance. The lower floor comprises a bedroom with queen-sized bed, a generously sized Recreation Room and a Laundry. There is one full bathroom on each floor. The Master-Suite bath includes double sinks, separate shower and a soaking tub with ocean view. Access to private decks off of the Master Suite and the Dining Room and to a small patio off the Recreation Room is through sliding glass doors.
Although there are excellent water views from the property, the high bluff prevents guest access to the beach, 150 feet below. We ask guests, even the most athletic among them, to refrain from attempting to reach the beach by rappelling, rock climbing, scrambling, base jumping or any other means of navigating down the bluff.