Balcony View

Huge Deck with Hood Canal beyond

Historic Simple Elegance

Relax and read.......

Spectacular Falls

5 Minutes Away

Sip a Drink

and soak in the scenery

Winter Sunrise

From the Deck

Watch Eagles Hunting

From Your Deck

Main Bath

Retro Kitchen Ambiance

With Sweeping Views

Lower level view Suite

With Shower and Laundry Facilities

Original 'old growth' timbers

Lower level view suite

Estuary View

At Higher Tide

Estuary View

At Lower Tide


From the Bordering Olympic Mountains

Brinnon Roosevelt Elk

Often Visit Your Beach

Light a Campfire

While Listening to the Lapping Waves

Crackling Campfire

Under the Rising Moon

Immerse in History


Through Leaded Glass Windows


Add Color in Summertime

Your Beach Home

From the Shore

Your Deck Stairs

Gateway to Oystering, Canoeing... Adventure!

Beach Flora

Ivy-Covered Trees

Opening skylights

to sweeping, panoramic views

Main Floor Bedroom

With Private Balcony Entrance

Master Suite

a guest favorite

Upstairs Sitting-Area Beds

Skylight Opens to Hood Canal



Night Time Ambiance

Mt. Rainier

Local Vista 10 Minutes Away

Mt Rainier and Water Views

from nearly every room

Otters Play

In Your Back Yard Estuary

Forest Critters

Where the Olympics Meet the Sea

Meet the locals

who love to chat!

Constantly evolving views

with acres of Succulent Shellfish

Trident Submarines

Can Often be Seen in the Distant Depths

Your Retreat Awaits!

View Jetted Spa

for ultimate relaxation

Original 1920 Features

With Modern Convenience

Your Oyster Feast Awaits!!

Year Round


Become Part of the Habitat

    Welcome to The Historic Balch Retreat on Hood Canal!A Natural Historic Paradise Where the Olympics Meet the Sea

    The Historic Balch Retreat on Hood Canal

    Please visit our Features page to read about the amenities and the advantages of staying at our Retreat!

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