Retreat on Blue Mountain

A place unlike anywhere else

The Olympic Peninsula is a place of magnificent beauty, a place unlike anywhere else. It is a magnet that draws visitors from all over the world to take in the views and experience life in a pristine natural setting. Port Angeles and Sequim are nestled between the majestic Olympic Range and the picturesque Strait of Juan de Fuca. This unique region is the gateway to Olympic National Park, a land of dramatic coastlines with booming surf, stunning beaches, breathtaking mountain peaks and sweeping vistas in every direction. From the rugged Pacific coast, to the Hoh Rain Forest, to the sunny "rain shadow" of the Sequim area, the Olympic Peninsula offers a unique experience filled with warm hospitality, culinary delights, exciting activities, outdoor adventures, stunning sights and so much more.

The city of Port Angeles is a haven for residents and visitors, where farm-to-table is made easy, from the Farmers Market and the nationally recognized sustainable farm of Nash’s Produce, to numerous community-supported agricultural farms. Restaurants also feature local fare with dining options including Kokapelli Grill, Michael’s, Bella Italia and Next Door Gastropub in Port Angeles and Alderwood Bistro, Tedesco’s, Dockside Grill and Nourish in Sequim. Port Angeles is a place where people connect with nature, whether it’s a day trip along the Olympic Discovery Trail or to the Salt Creek Recreation Area or a weekend spent at Lake Crescent Lodge, hiking Hurricane Ridge, visiting the Dungeness Spit and Wildlife Sanctuary or relaxing at the Sol Duc Hot Springs and Falls.

Imagine fishing for salmon, hunting for deer and elk, rafting the river, combing the beaches and watching eagles soar through the sky. Wine connoisseurs delight in a vibrant vintner scene, with three local wineries: Harbinger Winery, Camaraderie Cellars and Olympic Cellars. An active downtown core includes two independent bookstores, gift shops and antique stores along with a community theater, a community orchestra, nearby casinos, a senior center and the YMCA. Several annual regional events include the Crab Festival in Port Angeles, the Lavender and Irrigation Festivals in Sequim, local artists at the Juan de Fuca Festival and the Makah Indians during Makah Days in Neah Bay.