Posted: Oct 12, 2009 4:21 pm
Another good option would be driving up to the Olympic National Forest. Crazy old growth rainforest action, majestic trees, moss, etc. ant it's only 2-3 hours away. It'll be wet and chilly, and I'm not sure there are cabins up there. I know you can camp, and that there's a least some places to stay (I've stayed at the Lake Quinalt Lodge as a kid, but that probably isn't what you're looking for), but the Oregon coast might be a better option for cheap nightly rentals.
Bear in mind that the yurts and cabins on the coast are very minimally equipped, but they'll keep you dry. Other things to do on the Oregon coast: go to Astoria and annoy the people that live in the Goonies house.