Ruby Beach and the Kalaloch Beaches

Ruby Beach is about a 40 minute drive to the south of the Miller Tree Inn along scenic highway 101.  Ruby beach is a favorite of your innkeepers, Bill and Susan.  It is the first place they kissed more than 37 years ago!  Bill tells our guests that Ruby is a dangerous beach because it […]

Rialto Beach is Open!

Rialto Beach opened for day use again on June 18 and we could not be more pleased.  Rialto beach is an excellent place to see tide pool life at low tide.  The best tide pools are about a mile or so down the beach toward “Hole in the Wall”.  Most rocks that are uncovered by […]

The Hoh Rainforest is Open for Day Use!

The number one reason that tourists come to Forks is to see the Hoh Rainforest.  As of June 15, 2020, it re-opened for day use visitors.  The Visitor’s Center at the Hoh, is not yet open, except for the restrooms, but the trails are open and ready for exploration! The Hoh Rainforest is a drive […]

All Are Welcome Here

As with the rest of the world, we too have been following current events and are alarmed and saddened by injustice and inequality.   Our little town of Forks came into the national spotlight last week.  Unfortunately, it was not for the natural beauty of our area or for our connection to the “Twilight” saga.   Some […]

Some New Features at the Miller Tree Inn

We have been open at the Miller Tree Inn and receiving guest for the last couple of weeks.  The Lake Crescent and Sol Duc areas are open for park visitors.  At this writing the beaches near LaPush and Kalaloch are still closed, as is the Hoh Rainforest.  It appears that Olympic National Park will be […]

Miller Tree Inn and Covid-19 Update

We are taking a break this week from writing about all the wonderful places to visit in Olympic National Park.  We hope that we will be open to receive guests by June 1, but timelines are still elusive right now as our local and state governments decide on how best to proceed while keeping the […]

Visiting Washington’s Northern Beaches

There are many beautiful beaches to visit on Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula.  Four of our favorite beaches are within a 20 minute drive of the Miller Tree Inn. The best time to visit any beach is at low tide.  The best time within that window is 2 hours before low tide to 2 hours after […]

Visiting Sol Duc

The Sol Duc area is a lovely spot to visit when exploring Olympic National Park.  It takes about 45 minutes to get from the Miller Tree Inn to the Sol Duc Falls parking area.  However, if you are visiting in the spring or fall, be sure to stop at the pull out at Salmon Cascades.  […]

Visiting Lake Crescent

Lake Crescent is a 10 mile long Lake in Olympic National Park. Highway 101 follows along side the lake between Port Angeles and Forks.  Lake Crescent is a beautiful, blue, deep and cold water lake and is worth a stop to explore.  There are some places where you can rent water craft to paddle your […]

Welsh Apple Pie

Even though the Miller Tree Inn is closed to non-essential travelers until at least May 4, we are thinking of our guests and are getting prepared for them when the time comes.  Innkeeper Bill has been busy painting and Innkeeper Susan has been doing lots of laundry, in addition to trying out new recipes.  Today […]