Best places to stay in Shelton, Washington

Shelton Waterfront: Hot Tub, Firepit & Garden

5 bedrooms
7 beds
3 baths
12 guests
As low as $186 /night

Shelton Waterfront: Hot Tub, Games, and Serenity

5 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
13 guests
As low as $186 /night

Shelton Waterfront: Deck+Garden+Beach|Upper Unit

3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
6 guests
As low as $200 /night

About Shelton

Nestled on the southwestern edge of the Puget Sound, Shelton boasts a rich logging history, a vibrant waterfront, and breathtaking natural landscapes. As the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula, it offers a unique blend of culture, history, and outdoor adventures.

Best Time to Visit

While Shelton can be enjoyed throughout the year, the summer months (June to September) provide optimal weather for outdoor activities and waterfront excursions. Spring presents beautiful blossoms, while fall showcases striking foliage.


Shelton's accommodations range from charming downtown apartments to secluded cabins amidst its verdant forests. Many vacation rentals provide scenic views of the water or the surrounding natural beauty.

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Shelton is most conveniently accessed by car. Its central location makes it a great base for exploring the wider Olympic Peninsula. Within the town, most attractions are a short drive or walk away.

Must-Visit Attractions

Shelton Waterfront:Enjoy the marina, parks, and views of the Olympic Mountains.

Mason County Historical Museum: Delve into the region's rich logging history.

Olympic National Forest: A haven for hiking, camping, and witnessing the area's diverse ecology.

Local Dining

From waterfront seafood joints to cozy downtown eateries, Shelton offers a variety of dining options. The town prides itself on using fresh, local ingredients, especially seafood from the Hood Canal.


Shelton provides a mix of shopping experiences, from its historic downtown boutiques to more modern shopping centers, where visitors can find unique souvenirs, crafts, and local products.


While most public areas, accommodations, and restaurants in Shelton offer Wi-Fi, it's wise to check mobile carrier coverage if you plan on exploring more remote regions around the Olympic Peninsula.

Local Tips

  • The annual OysterFest celebrates Shelton's rich seafood heritage with food, wine, and activities.
  • Explore the scenic High Steel Bridge for panoramic views of the Skokomish River Valley.

Unearth the charms of Shelton, a town that offers a harmonious blend of history, natural beauty, and Pacific Northwest culture.

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