INTERROREM CABIN, WA

Interrorem Cabin is located beneath magnificent stands of old-growth forest and hardwood trees, offering guests an ideal location for relaxation and recreation in Olympic National Forest. The cabin was built in 1907 as the first administrative site in the Olympic National Forest....
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  • There is no electricity or indoor plumbing available at this facility; water is available from an outdoor hand pump
  • Entry to the cabin is by a key stored in a lock box; the required combination to gain access to the key pickup box must be obtained by calling the Hood Canal Ranger Station in Quilcene at (360) 765-2200 (office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed on holidays)
  • Please contact the Ranger District prior to arriving at the cabin to check on any restrictions or conditions, such as fire or road closures, weather or storms that may affect the quality of your visit
  • The maximum cabin capacity is 4 people, although provisions can be made for extra people on a case by case basis with approval by the District Ranger; an extra $5.00 per person per night will be charged with payment and approval through the Quilcene Office
  • The road to the cabin is plowed in the winter
  • Pets are not allowed at this facility
  • Pack out all food and garbage and clean the facility before you leave
  • Doors and windows should be locked and all personal items removed upon departure
  • The cabin is a no-smoking facility
  • No open flame in the cabin
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Overview

Overview

Interrorem Cabin is located beneath magnificent stands of old-growth forest and hardwood trees, offering guests an ideal location for relaxation and recreation in Olympic National Forest. The cabin was built in 1907 as the first administrative site in the Olympic National Forest. Emery J. Finch, Ranger and Hoodsport pioneer, built the cabin for his new bride, Mabel, and they moved in on April 22, 1908.

Between the years 1933 and 1942, the station hosted several government programs such as the Emergency Relief Administration, Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps. From 1942 to 1986, the cabin was a fireguard station, and from 1986 to 1994, it was used by Forest Service volunteers.

Today, the site offers guests a unique and comfortable lodging experience year-round in Olympic National Forest. The cabin is accessible by car. Many amenities are offered, but guests will have to bring some of their own supplies and gear.

Natural Features:

Interrorem Cabin sits on a grassy clearing located in the Duckabush Recreation Area, with nearby access to the Duckabush River, The Brothers Wilderness, Olympic National Park and Hood Canal.

The Brothers Wilderness is located in the eastern portion of the Olympic National Forest just south of Buckhorn Wilderness and north of Mt. Skokomish Wilderness. The Dosewallips and Hamma Hamma Rivers run cold and clear, bordering the area. At 6,866 feet, The Brothers is the highest peak in the area, with a double summit that ranks among the most popular climbs in the Olympics.

Near the cabin, western hemlock, western red cedar and Douglas fir dominate the dense forest, providing habitat for elk, black-tailed deer, black bears and mountain lions. Higher elevations are home to marmots and mountain goats.

Recreation:

A nature trail with interpretive signs and historic photos that describe the life of Emery and Mabel Finch is located behind the cabin. Mr. Finch, an avid fisherman, was responsible for building the Ranger Hole Trail, a path to his favorite fishing spot on the Duckabush River. A few trout and some wonderful views of the river can be caught here.

Facilities:

The historic 24x20-foot one-story cabin is a square, peeled-log building and includes an open porch across its facade and a pyramidal cedar shake roof. It can accommodate up to four guests. The kitchen is furnished with a table and chairs, cookware, utensils, propane cook range, refrigerator and lights. The living room has a futon and the bedroom has twin bunk beds. A propane heater keeps it cozy during the winter months. Propane is furnished.

Potable water is available from an outdoor hand pump. During camping season (mid-June through September), potable water is also available from a hand pump at Collins Campground, one mile west on Forest Service Road 2510. An outhouse with vault toilet, fire ring and picnic table are located on the cabin grounds.

No electricity or indoor plumbing is available at this facility. Guests need to provide their own sleeping bags, pillows, towels, dish soap, matches, first aid kit, toilet paper and garbage bags. All trash and food must be packed out, and guests are expected to clean the cabin before leaving.

Nearby Attractions:

Take some time to visit Olympic National Park, known for its diverse and spectacular ecosystems.

Booking Window
Mon Apr 28 2014 - Fri Oct 24 2014

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Non Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Mon May 26 2014
Peak Tue May 27 2014 Tue Sep 02 2014
Non Peak Wed Sep 03 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s) With Mattresses
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Climbing
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Fishing
  • Futon(s)
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Propane
  • Propane Heat
  • Propane Lights
  • Propane Refrigerator
  • Propane Stove
  • River Access
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Non Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
May 26 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $30.00-$50.00
Peak Season
May 27 2014 -
Sep 02 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $30.00-$50.00
Non Peak Season
Sep 03 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $30.00-$50.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
CABIN NONELECTRIC $30.00-$50.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
47.68056, -122.9925
47°40'50"N, 122°59'33"W

Travel approximately 22 miles north of Hoodsport on Highway 101 to the Duckabush Recreation Area, turn west onto the Duckabush River Road (Forest Service Road #2510). Follow the Duckabush Road for 4 miles to the end of the pavement. Interrorem Cabin is on the left side of the road.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

INTERROREM CABIN
HOOD CANAL RANGERSTA.P.OBOX280
QUILCENE WA 98376

Phone Number:

Information: (360)765-2200
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