About the property
- Cottage700 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath , Sleeps 4
Riversong is our newest and most luxurious cabin and is ADA accessible. It has a full kitchen including a dishwasher and ice maker, a separate bedroom with an extremely comfortable queen bed, a beautiful granite tile propane fireplace, and a cozy living room overlooking the river.
A queen Murphy bed with the same comfortable queen mattress as the bed in the bedroom is cleverly disguised as a bookcase. The beautiful window and door casings and trim were all handcrafted by the owner.
Outside, the covered deck overlooks a huge lawn sloping down to the river. Included on the deck are a gas BBQ and large Jacuzzi hot tub. There is a fire pit just for the use of this cabin just below the deck.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Brenda Connely
We are Ted and Brenda Connely. Brenda grew up in Forks. Ted moved from Nebraska to Port Angeles is 1976. We were living in Port Angeles when we found this property. A friend mentioned it might be available. It had an old house sadly in need of love. A garage looking like it would go over in the next strong wind sat where Riversong sits today. We spent several years fixing up the old house, which is now our Cedarbreeze cabin. We burned down the old garage before it fell down and had a garden in its place one year. One spring morning the next year, Brenda told Ted she had arranged for a man to come with a tractor and rototill the garden space that day. When she got home a foundation had been dug instead. That tractor had a backhoe on it. Ted said I need a shop. Brenda said we don't even live here full time. He said, well, we might. And he was right. A couple of years later Brenda came home from work in Port Angeles packing Sam the cat and said to Ted, 'We live here now, we're always here anyway.' So the house in Port Angeles was sold and we all lived happily in the old house on the river, and Ted enjoyed his shop, but after several long wet winters we decided to buy a larger home closer to Forks. Still on the river but not as special. We couldn't bring ourselves to sell the Riverside place, so we started renting the old house and the guest room we had built above the garage as vacation rentals. We had so many bookings we decided to turn Ted's former shop into another cabin. And that is how Riversong came to be.
Brenda Connely purchased this Cottage in 1995
Why Brenda Connely chose Port Angeles
Even though the property was all grown up with weeds and brush and the old house was very run down, we knew at first sight this was our place. The sparkling river running along the edge of the yard, the golden light coming through the trees, just the peaceful feel of the place. Many guests have used the word 'magical' to describe their feeling about the place.
What makes this Cottage unique
We originally bought this property for our own vacation home with no thought of its potential as a vacation rental property. But not only is it a beautiful, relaxing, welcoming spot to stay, it is very handily located within an hour's drive of nearly all the attractions of the northwest section of Olympic National Park. Many guest comment on what a great base camp it is for seeing the park. We have often heard how nice it is to come home to after a day of hiking and exploring to sit by the river, BBQ on the deck, soak in the hot tub, build a fire in the firepit, and sleep in the very comfortable beds.
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Paradise by the River
Excellent accommodations! The owners have taken great care providing all the amenities needed to enjoy this rental. The location is great with easy access to many beautiful areas in the Olympic National Park/Forest, and the beaches. Plus, you don’t have to leave to fully relax watching the Sol Duc River flow by. We wouldn’t hesitate to return again someday.
Far exceeded all my expectations!
This is the best place I have ever stayed. I absolutely loved it. The home and the surroundings were so beautiful. Gorgeous yard right on a beautiful river. Hummingbirds and other cool birds were so much fun to watch. The hot tub was glorious and super clean. The beds were very comfortable. The place was spotless. It was private and relaxing, and the location was perfect. The hosts were incredibly kind and accomodating when we communicated with them by email. I will absolutely stay here again at the first opportunity.
Beautiful setting along pristine Sol Duc River
This place is amazing! Loved the arts and crafts details inside and the hot tub on the back deck overlooking the river. This is the perfect getaway place! And Brenda is very responsive to questions. Oh, and I appreciated there were fresh coffee beans, given that I forgot to buy coffee at the grocery store in Forks!
Couldn’t be better!
The place was perfect. We had a wonderful time staying there. It was immaculately clean, comfortable, well equipped, and welcoming. We enjoyed sitting by the river, and after a long day sightseeing, relaxed in the jacuzzi.
Wonderful cabin in a beautiful setting
We visited Riversong for spring break. The cabin itself is adorable and cozy. It’s very clean and we had everything we needed. The outdoor area and hot tub were very enjoyable and the view is unbeatable. The property also feels very private, even though there are neighbors. The location was really convenient for exploring Olympic National Park — we visited Hoh Rain Forest, Cape Flattery, Sol Duc Hot Springs, Forks and Port Angeles. Brenda was very responsive to inquiries and answered all of our questions. We hope to be back sooner rather than later!
What a great review! Thank you Kara. Hope you can come back soon and offten.
Much better then expected..! Perfect Choice.
We came in tired from a long road trip and found the place to be a little piece of heaven! The cabin was perfect in almost every way. We loved the space and all the little extras. This is a very well built and maintained cabin. I’m a former builder and I was impressed by its quality. And the location near the river was just a picture perfect place to stay..!
Thank you Dave. My husband will appreciate your comment on the building. He built the original structure, which was his workshop until we converted it to a cabin. He also made the molding you see in the cabin. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and we hope you can come back again.
This property is a great base camp for exploring the north Peninsula area of Olympic National Park.
It is located just off Highway 101 ten miles southwest of Lake Crescent providing quick and easy access to Lake Crescent Lodge, Storm King Ranger Station, Marymere Falls, Eagle Peak Ranger Station and Sol Duc Falls with hiking trails continuing into the Olympics.
Heading east from the cabins, it's less than an hour's drive to the main Park visitor center in Port Angeles, Hurricane Ridge, and the ferry to Victoria, British Columbia.
West from the cabins 8 miles is the junction of Hwy 113 which will take you to the Lake Ozette Ranger Station and the loop trail to the ocean at Ozette, the Makah Museum and Cape Flattery on the Makah Reservation. Shi Shi Beach on the Makah reservation is one of the most beautiful and remote beaches on the west coast.
Continuing from the cabins on 101 past the 113 junction for 9 miles will take you to Highway 110, (La Push road) providing access to 1st beach at La Push, the trailheads for Beach 2 and 3 and Rialto Beach across the Quillayute River.
Just past the 110 junction you will enter the town of Forks which provides shopping, restaurants, and Twilight attractions. Continuing south from Forks for 12 miles will take you to the access road for Hoh Rain Forest visitor center with miles of hiking rails. Another 25 miles south on 101 you will find Kalaloch Lodge perched on the bluff above miles of beautiful sandy beaches. There are many access points to this stretch of beach.
Many guests have told us how nice it is to come back to our cabins after a day of hiking and exploring to sit by the river, BBQ on the decks or soak in the hot tubs.
Additional pricing information
We will consider a one night rental if we have only the one night available.