We opted to stay at the Raindancer Lodge, run by Raindancer Charters. This is the first year they've hosted guests at their place, opting to pocket the money instead of giving it to local hotels.
The accommodations are basic, warm, and inviting. My father-in-law and I had the "Wolf" room with two twins and a full bath, private entrance and all kinds of birch wood accents up the walls. Very woodsy.
There's a recreation room with a flat-screen, a pool table and sink for making coffee, hot cider, or anything else you'd like to warm up to.
Upstairs is the dining room and kitchen where Chef Ty Yamamoto prepares some of the most delicious dishes you've ever laid lips on. His paints are his sauces and his canvas is halibut, beef, pork, and anything else you may request.
The lodge is located a few miles from downtown, on the ocean side of Sawmill Road, where you'll habitually see Bald Eagles and even an occasional moose running around. Peaceful location + inviting hosts = vacation bliss.