Our Story


Bill and Esther Littlejohn

Come and Live in the Beauty of It All

Surrounded by breathtaking mountain views and nestled in a pastoral meadow, The Lodge at Sherwood Village reflects the natural beauty of the Olympic Peninsula in every aspect of its design – from the use of rustic log construction to the earth tones throughout the community. Locally owned and operated in the beautiful city of Sequim, The Lodge is much more than independent senior living, it is a lifestyle of luxury.

Enjoy the freedom of month-to-month rent in a spacious studio, one- or two-bedroom apartment, or one of the lovely private cottages at The Lodge. Every amenity is comparable to a five-star hotel, including the elegant, full-service dining room, Lodge Bistro, beauty salon, women’s wellness center, chiropractic practice, massage, and skin care studios. We also provide covered parking, limousine service to appointments, and a fully-equipped exercise room.

The experienced, professional staff at The Lodge at Sherwood Village is readily available to serve the needs of residents. The warmth of a close-knit community of friends completes the picture of vacation-style living with all the comforts of home.

Local Ownership Makes All the Difference

Opening in 2005, The Lodge at Sherwood Village fulfilled the dream of a continuum of care for owner/developer Bill Littlejohn and his wife, Esther.

Bill’s concern for the health of Peninsula residents was influenced by his father, Dr. Robert Littlejohn, who practiced medicine on the Olympic Peninsula area for over 40 years. As owners of The Fifth Avenue Retirement Center and Sherwood Assisted Living, Bill and Esther have a long history of involvement in health care with an emphasis on senior living. The Lodge at Sherwood Village, a luxurious destination retirement community, is a natural extension of their senior living concept.

Bill and Esther share a love for their community through their commitment and dedication to local activities and charities. The Lodge at Sherwood Village shares a campus with The Fifth Avenue Retirement Center and Sherwood Assisted Living, in the heart of sunny Sequim.

Designed With You in Mind


Ken Hays

The Littlejohns did not need to look far when choosing an architect for The Lodge. Local architect Ken Hays more than filled the bill. Ken notes that “the Lodge design was inspired by Bill’s love of the wilderness and the great lodges of the west.” It embodies his vision of providing a building that reflects the environment of the Peninsula in a unique and beautiful retirement home.


Fifty Years of Photographing the Beauty of the Olympic Peninsula


Ross Hamilton

Ross Hamilton, a highly regarded nature photographer and resident of the Olympic Peninsula is a master of his subject and his art. As longtime fans of Ross’s work, the Littlejohns assembled a large collection of Ross’ photographs that now hang in the Lodge for the pleasure of the residents.