Imagine being young and in love, chopping down trees and peeling logs, setting log upon log to build a home so sturdy it would easily last a century, and carrying your bride across the threshold. Imagine a quiet and remote life, tucked in a lush and remote rain forest. Better yet, experience it yourself at Interrorem Cabin.
The charming, historic cabin is a one-story, square, peeled-log building and includes an open porch across its facade and a pyramidal cedar shake roof. It has a kitchen furnished with a dining table and chairs, a living room with a futon couch/bed, and bedroom with twin bunk beds. A propane heater keeps it cozy during the winter months, and it is also equipped with a propane cook range and lights. There is no refrigerator. Propane is furnished. No water is available on site.
An outdoor vault toilet is located near the cabin. There is also a fire ring for barbecuing and campfires, and a picnic table for outdoor dining.
- Availability: Interrorem Cabin is available for rent year round *except Thursdays for cleaning.
- Price and Capacity: $50 per night per group, with a maximum of four occupants. Fees are used directly for the maintenance and preservation of the cabin.
- Reservations: The maximum length stay is seven consecutive nights. Phone 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov
Interrorem Cabin was built in 1907 as the first administrative site of the Olympic National Forest, which, at the time, included the area that is now Olympic National Park. 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 to 1942, the station hosted several government programs such as the ERA (Emergency Relief Administration), WPA (Works Progress Administration) and the CCC (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.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Open for reservations, can be booked 6 months in advance.|
|Open Season:||Open year-round. *Closed every Thursday for cleaning|
|Restrictions:||No pets allowed|
|Closest Towns:||Brinnon, WA|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Hood Canal Ranger District|
From Quilcene, WA take Highway 101 South for 15 miles to the Duckabush Recreation Area, turn west onto the Duckabush River Road (Forest 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.
- No smoking
- No pets allowed
- There is no additional camping on the site
- Vault Toilet
- Propane Heater
- Cook Range
- Fire Ring
- Potable water available intermittently. Please call the Quilcene office for current water system updates. 360-765-2200.
Accessible vault toilet for the cabin is located near the adjacent accessible trailhead. The cabin is not accessible to wheelchairs.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
The cabin is conveniently located near The Brothers Wilderness, Hood Canal and Olympic National Park. Enjoy excellent short family day hikes from the cabin, fishing, bird watching, wildlife viewing and the rain forest atmosphere. A nature trail with interpretive signs and historic photos that describe the life of Emery and Mabel Finch is located behind the cabin. The trail begins near Ranger Hole Trailhead parking lot.