1 Bedroom, 1 Bath , Sleeps 4
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 Clallam County
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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Amazing location, can't wait to visit again!
We loved everything about this place! Checkin and checkout was easy, the home was beautiful & comfortable, and the location was perfect. We loved that we could bring our dogs with us! The hot tub was clean and private, with a stunning view! We would love to come again at any time of year.
Thank you so much for the great review Tina. Glad you all had fun and hope you can come back again soon.
Peaceful, relaxing getaway!
This is a wonderful place to get away from it all. Spotless clean, cozy, and very private. Lot's of little extras - fresh coffee beans and a grinder; facial wipes and a shampoo, conditioner, body wash dispenser in the bathroom; wood and starters for the firepit; lots of fluffy white towels; and a washer and dryer. Also, the bed was very comfortable! That is a big plus for me. I have a few suggestions, but that does not take away from my overall impression or how much we enjoyed our stay. Because I love to cook, the kitchen could use a pair of tongs and an extra spatula and, although I was thrilled to see Henckels knives, they are in desperate need of a good sharpening with a good sharpener. Also, the chairs on the porch really need a cushion for the back. That metal edge really digs into your back. That is really all, but I also thought how wonderful it would be to have some type of illumination, maybe solar, on river - would be so pretty to look down on the river at night. Just a thought. :) We really enjoyed our time and I'm sure we will come again!
Better than expected!
Property is superbly maintained. Owner very responsive. Shouldn't have given a good review because we don't want anyone else finding out about this gem! Definitely going bsck
Thanks for the great review Caroline. I do hope you'll come back again soon and often.
Picture Perfect Cottage
This property is fantastic. It is well equiped with everything you need. Not too mention the amazing view from the back deck. Location is perfect for exploring Olympic National Park.
Thanks for the great review Amber. Glad you liked it and hope you can come back again soon.
Amazing spot for Olympic getaway!
The other reviewers are spot on! Perfect cabin and location as a central spot to explore the park! We had beautiful fall weather the entire trip but if the weather didn’t cooperate, my family would have enjoyed hanging out at the cabin all day. Hot tub and fire pit were perfect and the kitchen was just right: all of the basics but not too cluttered. Thanks Brenda!
Thank you for such a nice review, Heh. I'm glad you had fun and liked our place. Hope you and your family can come back again soon.
It was a beautiful place. In a beautiful location. We’re already planning our next visit.
Thank you for the nice review Caitlin. Glad you liked it. Hope you do come back again soon.
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.