TRANSPORTATION AND LODGING
WHERE IS PIE COTTAGE?
Pie Cottage is in Port Angeles, WA on the north coast of the Olympic Peninsula. Nestled on the Strait of Juan de Fuca with Olympic National Park right in its “backyard”, Port Angeles is approximately 2.5 hours northwest from the Seattle Area. It is also a 90-minute ferry crossing (car and/or passenger) from Victoria, British Columbia. The Pacific Ocean is an eighty minute drive and beautiful vistas are everywhere. Port Angeles itself is fairly small and driving distance between most everything is about 5-10 minutes.
HOW DO I GET TO PORT ANGELES?
via Washington State Ferry to Bainbridge Island
Depart the ferry merging onto HWY 305, follow to HWY 3 to the Hood Canal Bridge. Take a left onto the bridge and follow HWY 104, then merge onto HWY 101. Continue through Sequim to Port Angeles.
Approximate Travel Time: 2 hours 45 minutes.
Ferry Schedule: Seattle/Bainbridge
via Washington State Ferry to Edmonds
Depart the ferry and follow signs to the Hood Canal Bridge. Take a right onto the bridge and follow HWY 104, then merge onto HWY 101. Continue through Sequim to Port Angeles.
Approximate Travel Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Ferry Schedule: Edmonds/Kingston
From SeaTac Airport
Take Interstate 5 south to the Bremerton Exit (highway 16 North) through Bremerton; past Bremerton take highway 3 to 104 to 101 around Sequim. Port Angeles is 15 miles west of Sequim on highway 101.
Approximate Travel Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
From Olympia and Oregon
Take US 101 northbound along the western shore of Hood Canal. From Olympia via Aberdeen/Hoquiam: take US 101 northbound. This is a longer scenic route that includes the Pacific coastline and parts of Olympic National Park.
From Bellingham and Vancouver, BC
Take the Washington State ferry from Keystone (on Whidbey Island north of Seattle) to Port Townsend. Ferry reservations can be made through the WA Department of Transportation.
Charters and Bus
Clallam Transit System – “The Straight Shot” Rte 123 offers daily direct bus service between Port Angeles and the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal. $10 cash only/each way.
Olympic Bus Lines – offers bus service from SeaTac, Seattle, Edmonds, and Port Townsend ferries.
Rocket Transportation – service from SeaTac airport and custom charters.
To SeaTac Airport
Travel by air to SeaTac (Seattle) Airport, rent a car and drive to the Peninsula. Driving directions.
Travel by air to SeaTac Airport, reserve shuttle bus to Peninsula. Shuttle service provided by Olympic Bus Lines, (360) 417-0700
To Port Angeles
The William R. Fairchild International Airport is on the west side of Port Angeles. You can charter a flight from Rite Bros. Aviation for personalized, private flight service.
Local car rental agencies: Budget Rental Cars (360) 452-4774 and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (360) 417-3083.
To/From Victoria, British Columbia
To/From Seattle Area
WHERE DO I STAY?
Lodging in Port Angeles
Here are a few spots you might check out. Be sure to book your lodging as soon as possible if you are coming from out of the area as favorite spots can get booked up quickly especially during the summertime.
Elwha River Retreat
Experience the beauty of the Olympic Peninsula in this secluded spot near the Elwah River. One of my favorite places to visit!
A sweet dream of a cottage.
Bluff House Overlooking the Water
A unique and quiet spot.
Beautiful Spot Overlooking the Water
Views out to Victoria BC.
Cozy Apartment with View
Just a block a way.
Port Angeles Downtown Hotel
A modest spot central to shops and restaurants.
About a ten minute drive to Pie Cottage.
Colette’s Bed & Breakfast
Be prepared to be pampered!
The Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce page has further options for lodging.
Lodging in Sequim
WHERE SHALL I EAT?
Port Angeles has some very good choices and there is something for everyone. Here’s a link to whet your appetite.
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO IN PORT ANGELES?
Here are a few ideas for starters.
Port Angeles Farmer’s Market – Sample some local produce, dairy, or pick up a jar of honey.
You must visit Swain’s – It’s where us locals shop for everything and Swain’s has the best collection of Fiesta wear I’ve seen anywhere! A few other stores you might want to visit are Port Book and News, Brown’s Outdoor, Bay Variety, Cabled Fiber & Yarn, and Sleepy Valley Quilt Co.
Take the Underground Tour of downtown Port Angeles.
Visit the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center and take a walk through Webster’s Woods.
Go on a whale watching adventure.
Visit a lavender farm in nearby Sequim.
Drive 12 miles to Salt Creek Recreation area west of town. Great tidepools, hiking and beach walks.
Fiero Marine Life Center is located on the City Pier. It’s a small aquarium but a real gem.
If you are into the great outdoors, check out the option of renting a kayak or bike from Sound Bikes and Kayaks.
No trip to Port Angeles is complete without a trip to Hurricane Ridge. Travel to the peaks of Olympic National Park and take in the world class views.
I LOVE IT HERE AND I CAN’T WAIT TO COME BACK AGAIN!
I hear this a lot from folks from all over the world who find their way to Pie Cottage and my beautiful town. I look forward to your visit!