Escape the city and come 'home' to this expansive 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom vacation rental. Nestled outside of Olympic National Forest, the town of Quilcene lays tucked alongside the Puget Sound. This notable 2-story villa boasts historic Victorian architecture, new restoration, multiple sitting rooms, and on-site access to Worthington Park. Explore the area's extraordinary beauty of majestic mountains and deep fjord waters and sip cider on the farm at Finn River Farm & Cidery.
HOT SPOTS: Linger Longer Road - clams & oyster beach (1.2 miles), Whitney Gardens Nursery (12.0 miles), Finn River Farm & Cidery (14.7 miles), Pleasant Harbor Marina and Pub (14.8 miles), Chimacum (14.8 miles), Hamma Hamma Oyster Saloon (25.9 miles), Dungeness Spit (36.7 miles), Port Angeles - Black Ball Ferry to Victoria (46.1 miles)
PUBLIC PARKS: Olympic National Forest (3.6 miles), Dosewallips State Park (13.0 miles), Pleasant Harbor State Park (14.4 miles), Triton Cove State Park (20.2 miles), Olympic National Park (21.5 miles)
TRAILBLAZE: Falls View Canyon Trailhead (4.0 miles), Notch Pass Trail (5.6 miles), Mt. Walker Lower Trailhead (5.9 miles), Lower Big Quilcene Trailhead (7.0 miles), Mt Townsend Trailhead (15.8 miles)
WORTH THE DRIVE: Port Townsend (24.7 miles), Fort Worden (26.0 miles), Liberty Bay Waterfront Park (28.6 miles), The Bloedel Reserve (34.6 miles), Seattle (49.4 miles), Whidbey Island (51.2 miles), Tillicum Village (56.2 miles)
AIRPORTS: Paine Field Airport (27.0 miles), William R Fairchild International Airport (49.8 miles), Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (61.2 miles)
They say you can't go home again. Well, that is partly true. I grew up in Quilcene and my childhood home is now a place of memories for another resident to enjoy. But I now have Worthington Park as a destination for creating special memories in my hometown.
My first memories of the Worthington House were as a child trick-or-treating -- Mrs. Worthington had a crystal bowl full of quarters and would hand them out to all the children. Now that I'm all grown up, the beautiful memories continued when we stayed 2 nights at the Worthington Mansion with my family. My twin boys loved playing hide and seek, and our fellow Quilcene relatives were able to stop by and visit throughout the day.
We can't wait to book another stay next year; it was truly magical. Thank you to all the volunteers who help make this perfect destination possible for others to enjoy.
We rented this place and another house on Quilcene Bay for a family reunion. It was perfect for our needs. The host was very helpful and responsive. The community of volunteers involved with this mansion and museum and park grounds is doing great work. All bedrooms are on the second floor. One bathroom of two is on the main floor. We stayed 5 nights. Very relaxing an peaceful. No traffic or noise issues. We would stay here again.
I believe I already reviewed this house, but was willing to do again because it was a great place and great experience. Cool little town in an area with hikes, wild oysters, coffee kiosks and great little local restaurant. Highest praise.
*This review was originally posted on Vrbo
Great place to unwind
*This review was originally posted on Vrbo
If you love historic architecture and environments, this meticulously restored 1892 mansion with period furniture and fine art can provide a unique and special stay. It discretely combines modern features we appreciate (kitchen, baths, heat, air conditioning) with a careful and authentic representation of a late-19th century home. Guests who appreciate beautifully decorated formal rooms (including 2 parlors and formal dining room seating 12) are sure to be pleased--we were! Guests who prefer a very casual and relaxed living environment, might be uncomfortable with the formality of the living spaces. All 4 bedrooms are upstairs, along with one large full bath. The bedrooms are configured to sleep a total of 8, but a group of people--related or not--should consider whether they would be comfortable with the degree of bathroom privacy available. There is a large 3/4 ADA bathroom downstairs, mostly so that persons with accessibility concerns can be accommodated at special main floor events. For guests sleeping overnight up a very steep flight of stairs, this extra bathroom is not very useful. Because of the steep stairs to bedroom and no elevator, the house is not suitable for overnight visitors with ADA concerns. It's a good idea to bring a full supply of groceries--morning, noon and night meals to store and prepare in the well-equipped kitchen and eat in the spacious dining room. Especially if you have special dietary needs. The area is a bit challenging for cafes, with drives of 30 minutes to 2 hours for even a casual meal. Restaurants are generally small, family operated--which can be local fun, but also often means short and erratic hours and days open. The villa is located in a 10 acre park with a large duck pond, meadows, short nature trails with labeled plants leading to a stream and river beach, an historic barn and a well arranged, informative community historical museum open weekends. The surroundings are very peaceful on most weekdays. But on weekends from Spring through Fall, both private and community events are scheduled for the park, so be sure to check the event schedule if public noise, parking, etc would spoil your stay.
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