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Business News... Winter/Spring 05/06


AMANDA PARK, WASHINGTON - The former Amanda Park Motel and RV Park was purchased just two years ago by Peter and Barbara Bailey. After renaming the facility to the Quinault River Inn, the Bailey's have been dedicated to a full property and business renovation. New everything sums up the changes to the facility, including full room renovations, a beautiful, rustic new office and improved parking facilities, complete exterior makeover with delightful new fencing and impressive cedar deck for guests. The fully landscaped RV parking site improvements are now open. And, the Bailey's have even more plans in the offering.

All rooms at the Inn boast new hand made White Pine furniture, new high quality beds and bedding, new carpet, new cedar accent walls and new room darkening drapery. Additionally, all rooms have brand new sinks and fixtures while many new commodes have been added, too. Stunning black and white photography from, Mr. James R. Stafford, one of the Northwest's most famous vintage photographer's, distinguish every room.

Exterior renovations are plentiful too. New roofs topping all the buildings and beautiful new paint combinations just begin the list. All old leaky windows have also been replaced with modern, quiet and heat efficient vinyl windows in every room. The pride of the owners is the spectacular all cedar covered deck that graces the river front side of the Inn. Guests delight in the Old World feel of the Inn as they enjoy the spectacular riverfront serenity in all kinds of weather and times of day!

Distinctive new signage and Salish Indian logo directs the weary traveler and fisherman and beacons the urban tourist to the beauty of the rural setting. Outlining the campus is a massive old growth Western Red Cedar split rail fence of unique construction (skillfully hand split, with mortise and tenon by chainsaw). Additional decorative fencing highlights the riverfront views and the RV parking sites. Landscape lighting is distinctive. Overall, the campus grounds have been reclaimed from the ubiquitous black berry vines and are being readied for new indigenous plantings and landscaping.

The managers housing has been fully renovated as well. Paint, carpeting and vinyl, appliances, kitchen cabinetry and more have all been part of the improvements. Plus, two new decks and raised garden beds for flowers and vegetables have been added to the exterior. These renovations are an important part of securing quality management for the facility; and the Bailey's boast of success. They are proud to introduce the new Managers of the Inn, James and Kathleen Munn. The Munn's moved here from the east coast community of Haysville, North Carolina. The Munn's and the Bailey's are dedicated to providing quality service, at value rates, for all guests of the Inn and RV sites. Here's a hint: Be sure to sample Kathy's delightful bake goods often found at the front desk.

More improvements are in the offing this Spring and Summer. You will see the addition of a barbecue and picnic area, secure from the weather, while being an attractive location on the campus. Also, the Bailey's hope to have a fire pit / pergola and walkways from the RV sites connecting the barbecue building. If the logistics can be solved, an area for cleaning fish will be provided as well.

With ever increasing guest services and amenities, the Bailey's look to a bright future for the Quinault River Inn. Hopefully, community utility needs can be resolved, allowing the development of additional guest structures and services. Visit the Inn one time and you will not only be pleased with your stay, but be enticed to follow the continuing development story with future visits.



LAKE QUINAULT, WASHINGTON – The Rain Forest Resort Village is a quaint and rustic collection of fireplace cabins and cozy rooms on the South Shore of beautiful Lake Quinault, in the heart of one of the world’s only temperate rain forests. This charming, 32-acre resort offers outdoor adventure, natural wonders and a restful retreat for young and old alike.

Located in the Olympic National Forest, the Rain Forest Resort Village is the Southern gateway to a great American treasure, Olympic National Park. The entrance to the park is just nine miles away from resort.

Here in the rain forest, magnificent spruce, fir, hemlock and maple trees tower above emerald green carpets of lush mosses and dripping ferns. Large herds of Roosevelt elk roam the Quinault River Valley and black bears feast on huge stands of blackberry bush in the dense forest undergrowth. Each fall, Chinook and Sockeye Salmon make their annual pilgrimage from the Pacific Ocean through Lake Quinault, and then up the glacier-fed Quinault River to spawn.

Hikers can choose from dozens of nearby trails that range from easy, hour-long walks to strenuous day-long climbs up Olympic mountains that top 4,000 feet. One of several trailheads of the Quinault National Trail System begins right behind the Rain Forest Resort’s friendly General Store and Gift Shop that is fully stocked with groceries, maps, books, apparel and gift items. This easy trail leads up to scenic Gatton Creek Falls, one of several delightful waterfalls along the way. The entire Quinault National Trail System is comprised of nine miles of carefully maintained walking trails through one of the world’s most pristine forests.

The World’s Largest Sitka Spruce tree stands at the eastern tip of the Rain Forest Resort’s 31-site RV park. This enormous tree measures 58 feet in diameter with branches spreading out to 96 feet. It is between 900 and 1,000 years old, and was already 500 years old when Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic.

The Rain Forest Resort boasts 10 lakeside cabins, each with its own distinct flavor and personality. Some have luxurious jetted whirlpool tubs, while others have full kitchens – and some have both. All Rain Forest cabins have wood-burning fireplaces and stunning views of peaceful Lake Quinault. Coffee-makers, microwaves and small refrigerators are standard amenities. For cabins with kitchens, the resort provides a complete stock of dishes and cookware. For those who would rather relax and leave the cooking to the Rain Forest, there’s the resort’s family-friendly Salmon House Restaurant and Lounge. The specialty, of course, is wild Quinault Salmon served a variety of ways and always delicious. The resort’s house-smoked salmon is a true delicacy. Rainbow trout, prawns, oysters and scallops are served up any way you like, and a tasty selection of steaks, chicken and pasta dishes round out the menu. Save room for Chef Danny’s succulent raspberry cobbler, baked fresh daily. A trip to the Rain Forest Lounge is in order; local residents may share a logging tale or two, or perhaps a favorite fishing spot, with you. Both the restaurant and the lounge offer breath-taking views of Lake Quinault.

The Village Inn is the resort’s two-story motel featuring one- and two-bedroom units with views of the lake or the forest. The Rain Forest also offers canoe rentals, a boat launch and swimming beach. Seasonal guided fishing trips for salmon, steelhead, rainbow, cutthroat and dolly varden trout are easily arranged. Sightseeing trips to spot elusive elk, deer, cougar, bobcat, bear and more are also offered. A challenging nine-hole golf course and driving range is just a mile away, and bicycle and boat rentals are nearby.

The Rainforest Resort Village has been charming Lake Quinault visitors for nearly a century. "We extend a most hearty welcome to our guests," say Owners Don, Dave and Joe Morrison. "Come by car, truck, seaplane, camper, trailer, motorcycle, bicycle or foot! We will do our best to make your visit to the Rain Forest one you will always remember."

For reservations or information, call (800)255-6936 or (360)288-2957. Visit the website at www.rainforestresort.com.