What is the best way to get to you?
You can get to Mikes a variety of ways. From Seattle you can either take the Seattle ferry to Bainbridge or Bremerton then drive the rest of the way. Seattle-Bremerton is one of the most picturesque drives coming through beautiful Union. You can also drive down the I5 South then switch to the 101 North in Olympia and head straight to us.
The entrance into the resort is a little confusing, once I get there where do I go?
If you are staying in the Alpenlite RV you would park up top by RV on highway. If you are staying in E, F or G you would park up by highway and access units through wooden fence. If you are staying in A, B or C you would drive down driveway towards water and park down the hill or close to the large rocks in any open parking space. C is on the corner with its own wooden deck between two light posts. A and B are up the steps above office. H is to the right of the office. Cabins 1 through 8 are past the office on the waterfront. Park opposite your cabin. The Franklin trailer is past Cabin 8 and the Cabin in the woods is across the street from the resort up the hill, park in designated area and walk to the right of the Y up the path to your cabin .
Do you have a restaurant onsite?
At this point in time we do not. If you plan on arriving late we suggest grabbing a bite on your way or bringing food with you. There are restaurants close by but do tend to close early.
Will my unit have a kitchen?
Most units have kitchenettes which include a microwave, plug in stove top, coffee maker, mini fridge and charcoal BBQ outside. Essential utensils provided (dishes, cups, pots and pans etc).
Are you pet friendly?
We certainly are. We have a pet fee of $50 per stay, per pet. We suggest being careful on the beach at low tide as some of the sharper edged oysters are exposed and can be dangerous for our four-legged friends. Pets onsite required to be on a leash.
Will I have access to a fire pit?
We have 3 communal firepits that are first come first serve. Cabin 1 is the only unit with its own private fire pit. We usually have firewood for sale on-site but if you want to be 100% sure we would suggest bringing your own.
What is the deal with the shellfish farm?
Our shellfish farm features oysters and clams and is open for one hour per day at low tide for harvesting. 17 oysters and 30 clams per person per day is the limit. Harvesting is free of charge; however, you will need a shellfish license which can be obtained at most gas stations. We are marine area 12. We suggest bringing a cooler with ice as well as a shucking knife and garnishes.
What are your closest entrances into the Olympic National Park?
Hamma Hamma rec area is the closest followed by Staircase to the south then Dosewallips and Duckabush Rec areas to the north. I would consult with the Olympic National Park information center to get the best recommendations for your specific needs (trails for kids, pets, different intensities etc).
Since you are located in a rural area do you frequently experience power outages?
Power outages are most common in the winter months but not a regular occurrence. We do provide flashlights in the case of an outage and they only usually last anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours.
What is there to do on-site?
In addition to the shellfish farm we have kayaks and paddle boats for rent, communal firepits for campfires, BBQs for outdoor cooking, a children’s swing set, a dock for fishing as well as plenty of open space to enjoy the great outdoors and relax. Lawn games also available to check out free of charge.
Any activities for the kids?
We do have a nature scavenger hunt available for the kiddos (request in office), we encourage parents to bring painting materials to paint rocks, we have plenty of oyster shells for oyster shell arts and crafts. Smores are always a hit around a campfire as well. There are plenty of age specific nature inspired play ideas available online sure to help make their time spent in nature one to remember. There are two story tails available to enjoy, one located at the Hoodsport Trail and the other at the Brinnon School.
What are the closest towns to you?
Brinnon is closest but Hoodsport is the largest. Hoodsport has gas, a grocery store, café, wineries, restaurants and souvenir shops. Hoodsport coffee has the most amazing line up of local ice cream imaginable.
Is there Wi-Fi?
We have Wi-Fi available right outside of the office but not throughout the resort. The technology is simply not available at the moment. Verizon wireless seems to have the best cell reception out here.
Mikes beach resort is listed as a dive spot. Do you offer classes?
We do not, however YSS Dive in Hoodsport does offer classes and frequently hold them out here at Mikes. We do have easy access into the water, the capacity to fill your air tanks as well as access to the popular Flag Pole Point dive site.
What fishing opportunities do you have a Mikes?
We have seasonal crabbing, shrimping and fishing available with the shellfish farm open year-round. I would suggest consulting with the department of fish and wildlife website to see what is currently open for Marine area 12 north of Ayock point. Corresponding licenses required. Be sure to do your research and bring the appropriate gear.
Can I launch my boat at Mikes?
We do have a boat launch and limited moorage available. The launch is quite tight and doesn’t accommodate very large boats. Triton Cove state park is a few miles north and can accommodate larger boats, self launch. Call for detailed information and to reserve moorage.
What is your cancellation policy?
October through April, all cancellations require at least 7 days notice, there are no refunds on cancellations made within 7 days of date of arrival. May through September, all cancellations require at least 14 days notice, there are no refunds on cancellations made within 14 days of date of arrival. Cancellations made within approved window will be refunded, minus a 10% admin fee.
ALL REQUESTS TO CANCEL RESERVATION must be sent in the form of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with CANCEL in the subject line.