An old barn situated along Palo Alto Road.
As you can see, it is still in use, but for how much longer is anyone's guess. And, at the other end of the day, a sunset over the Olympics. This is an original WW II lookout observation tower built in 1941 to serve as an early warning system for the residents of Sequim. The idea that the Japanese could have managed the hundred-mile flight down the coast without at least some measure of resistance before reaching Sequim seems a bit far-fetched today. But in December, 1941, with the memory of Pearl Harbor fresh in everyone's mind, anything seemed possible.
The tower sits a good deal inland at this point, the result of an effort to preserve it that saw it dragged from location to location until it finally came to rest in a nondescript, but fairly substantial back yard.
The plaque reads: This Dungeness aircraft warning service tower built by volunteers in Dec. 1941 has been placed on the Federal Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of Interior. April 1993.
It may be the same structure depicted in the link below, but if it is, it would have had to have been transported from the end of a five-mile spit to terra firma: This 45-foot cooling tower is in such a state of disrepair that the owners refuse (politely) to let anyone near it, lest the structure collapse.
It was built in 1907 and consists of an ingenious series of ramps over which cooled water ran to keep the milk fresh before it was exported to market.
Obviously, it is no longer in operation. This is a beautiful little spot just outside the town of Sequim. There's a restaurant and a gymnasium, and more boat masts than you can possibly count after a glass or two of wine.
I chased a Kingfisher up and down the parking lot, then sat in wonder as the sun went down and the lights came out.
Lucky little Kingfisher. He gets to see this every day. This quiet little museum in the heart of Sequim houses some extraordinary pieces, including this 1907 REO Model This 85-foot grain elevator was built in 1945 and decommissioned in 1977. Since then, the ownership has changed hands several times, most recently in 2014.
It is the tallest structure in town and towers over the rest of the otherwise rather compressed architecture by a good 50 feet.
A couple of hours later, just after sunset. Sailboats bobbing on the deep blue a couple of hours before sunset. Sunrise out the back porch in the rental at Sequim. Farmhouse along Ward Road in Sequim, Washington. Another look at the REO.
If you're ever in Sequim (and you know you will be), you owe it to yourself to have a meal at Alder Wood Bistro.
It won't necessarily be easy. The place is open only four days a week -- from Thursday through Sunday, and you may have to offer one of your kidneys to get a weekend reservation.
But the food is tremendous, and each plate shows a deft but elegant touch of a chef who -- without pretense -- can spin magic out of almost any ingredient.
Go Thursday, or scope out a reservation a month or two in advance.
I swear it will be worth it. The Marina on a cloudy evening shortly before sunset, with the foothills of the Olympic Mountains in the background. The view from the back porch of the rental, a couple of hours before sundown. Clouds coursing over the Olympics shortly after sunrise. If you're looking for a menu straight out of old might not find it here. The owners mix the best of that traditional cuisine with a distinct Northwest flair.
The results are spectacular, and the place is usually stuffed to the gills. But as you can see from this image, it never feels rushed or close or busy. Perhaps it's the view from every window and every outdoor table that tends to draw one's mind away from the rush of the world and all its anxiety -- though all of it may be too soon to return.
I can't recommend the place enough.
Just go. You'll be glad you did. In a medium-sized parking lot just a little way outside Port Townsend sit some of the coolest, cutest and most drool-worthy vintage automobiles you're ever likely to find.
Apologies, though. I just went a little ADHD and didn't bother to get the name of the spot. Feel a bit foolish.
This little grape-colored truck/wagon is probably a British make, judging from the Union Jack on the hood [which I guess could also be some after-market shenanigans]. Grey Jay parking at the bird feeder at Sequim. Just before sunrise at Sequim. The rental house in Sequim had its own cast of characters.
Here, a Red-tailed Flicker tosses up some fir needles in search of vermin. For those of you unfamiliar with the story of the 1936 Olympic-champion 8-man crew from the University of Washington, I highly recommend the book, The lavender fields in Squim are stunning and it's fun to find a place to pick your own bundle. Lavender fields at Purple Haze Lavender Farm in Sequim.
#lifeatexpedia Lavender farms at Sequim Washington! A nice place to relax, have a lavender lemonade/ ice cream and enjoy some refreshing scents of lavender! Rock formation at the base of the Columbia River Gorge. Explore downtown Sequim and enjoy this Farmers and Arts Market on Saturdays in season. Great farm with several varieties of lavender, herbs, local foods and crafts
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Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Laundry facilities


Situated in Sequim, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Sequim Bay State Park, Jardin du Soleil, and 7 Cedars Casino. New Dungeness Lighthouse and Dungeness Spit are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Property Features

Coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and RV/bus/truck parking are available at this smoke-free motel. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided.

Room Amenities

All 43 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and cable TV. Guests will also find coffee makers, hair dryers, and ironing boards.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Sequim motel also offers coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and RV/bus/truck parking. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Econo Lodge Sequim is a smoke-free property.

  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Total number of rooms - 43 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  

Where to Eat

A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - midnight
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 15.00 per pet, per night
  • 2 per room (up to 50 lb)
  • Specific rooms only
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
No elevators


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 15.00 per pet, per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Econo Lodge Motel Sequim
  • Econo Lodge Sequim
  • Sequim Econo Lodge
  • Econo Lodge Sequim Motel

We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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