The Eld House

5531 Sunrise Beach Rd NW , Olympia, 98502 USA (Show map)


Hosts Chris and Jennifer Wagner welcome you to Eld House, a one-bedroom luxury getaway located on the shore of Eld Inlet. This private, secluded retreat is located in the midst of old growth timber, 2.5 acres of manicured landscaping, a reflection pond, and a truly wonderful gravel beach. Whether you seek a quiet, romantic setting or adventure on the beach or water, this can be a day or week to relish. Kayaking, hiking, bicycling, and beach combing are very popular in this rural setting.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.0

Heron House Sanctuary

4.6 on September 26, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Heron House is beautiful. We spent the evening in the waterfront swing watching the inlet go to sleep at sundown. Chris and Jennifer were engaging hosts. Thank You!

Peace & Quiet

5 on September 20, 2017

Found this gem for a quick overnight stay and wish we could've stayed longer. The hosts were easy to coordinate with and very accomodating. We took advantage of the tandem kayak and look forward to staying here again!


5 on September 07, 2017

The cabin and land is beautiful! Very peaceful and quiet. The owners are very friendly. Would love to stay here again


5 on August 22, 2017

I stumbled upon the Eld House by chance in my northwestern travels. I was in awe of the craftsmanship and uniqueness of the house, paired with the solitude, beauty, and serenity of the location it is absolutely a beautiful resting place. I will definitely be back!

restful repose

4.6 on August 20, 2017

If you are looking for a quiet place near the Puget Sound without the stiffness of a motel, Heron House is a great place to land. The cabin has all that you need to set up camp for a few days. It is very comfortable and clean. There is convenient online booking, but it did take time to get a confirmation. Chris and Jennifer were very knowledgeable of the area and provided a breakfast that accommodated my dietary restrictions. They also provided kayaks to take out on the water. On their property they have created many spaces that allow you to move around and relax. A big bonus is the ability to walk the shores of the sound during low tide. It is in the middle of a shoreline community, but it is secluded enough that you don't really notice the neighbors.

Peaceful Heron House

4.2 on August 02, 2017

We had a too short two-night stay in the beautifully crafted, cozy and clean Heron House. The log cabin was impressive and the grounds were very zen feeling. We loved being a short walk downhill to the water. Our kayak outing was great! Chris and Jennifer were friendly and helpful. We will recommend Heron House to family and friends and would love to stay again!

Second visit.....still amazing!!!

4.8 on July 16, 2017

This was our second time staying in the Heron House. We love the amazing view of the Inlet from our cabin and the accommodations are immaculate! All dining places are a decent distance from the cabin and the breakfast buffet at the Casino is amazing! If your looking for a peaceful stay, romance, and beauty ... this is the place to stay!


4.4 on July 08, 2017

We actually stayed in the 'Heron House' which is on the same site. Purpose built to a very high standard with everything we needed. Great lakeside location. Breakfast provided was basic but good. Need to self cater to avoid the need to find a supermarket after arrival as it is a bit away from the town.

Peaceful, quite, friendly

4.6 on June 21, 2017

Stayed for three nights while attending a workshop near Shelton. The hosts were very accommodating and friendly, and the entire trip went smoothly as planned. I would like to come back when I have more time to relax, kayak and hike.

A very nice place

3.6 on May 18, 2017

The owner was very communicative and friendly, everything about the room/suite was as described including continental breakfast. Everything was nice and clean. Access to the kayaks was great.

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Rooms & Rates

heron house

a one bedroom log cabin

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $160 - $0

Check Dates


Location Type



Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 63 miles

Directions to property:

Getting to The Eld House is a breeze. Directions to The Eld House 1. From I-5 Take Exit #104 onto US-101 N 2. Go 7.7 miles 3. Take the OLD HWY 101 NW Exit and 4. Continue 0.1 miles 5. Exit onto SEXTON DR NW 6. Go 0.3 miles 7. Turn Right onto STEAMBOAT ISLAND RD NW 8. Go 0.3 miles 9. Bear Right on SUNRISE BEACH RD NW 10. Go 0.8 miles When you arrive at The Eld House (5531 Sunrise Beach Rd NW), you should see The Eld House Sign on your right hand side.

Area Attractions

Beach, Casino, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Kayaking, Fishing, Performing Theater, Winery

Inn Details

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 12:00 PM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children Welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions



Chris and Jennifer Wagner

Check Dates



Continental Plus

  • Time Served: At your convenience
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian