The Silverlake area is a great place to spend a week or a weekend. We are located at the gateway to Mount St. Helens - about an hour's drive from Portland, Oregon and Olympia, Washington, and just just a few miles off of Interstate Five.
This area is the perfect start from which to explore the many different areas of Mount St. Helens with trails and visitor centers or to fish for Bass on Silverlake.
Come prepared to relax and enjoy the beauty of the area.
Dan is a Fire Commissioner for the Cowlitz County Fire District #3 as well as Silvelake Flood Control Director and is very involved in community projects.
Dan R. Belding purchased this cabin in 1998
Dan was raised in this area. He moved back to this area early on and he and his wife raised their children. Dan has very much enjoyed catering to guests and has met and made many good friends from all over the world including the Queen of Englands Page and lady in waiting.
The amazing views of Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier over Silverlake are breathtaking. It is common to see deer, and rabbits along with other species feeding on the ever so fertile ground. The peace and serenity that surrounds you will surely make your stay a memorable one.
There are five Mount St. Helens visitor centers located on State Highway 504, the main route into the National Volcanic Monument. Each offers different educational exhibits and viewing opportunities, along with shops, refreshments, and restrooms. Most offer access to trails.
The best way to experience the mountain is to spend a full day, or more, driving east on highway 504, stopping at visitor centers, trails, and view points along the way. The extent of the devastation - obvious even three decades after the 1980 eruption - unfolds with each mile. Yet you will also see nature's amazing recovery, plants and animals of all kinds.
If you only have a short time to spend on your Mount St. Helens visit, the visitor center at Silver Lake is located just off Interstate 5 and offers excellent exhibits and a moving film. If you have time to drive all the way in, but can only stop at a single visitor center, choose the Johnston Ridge Observatory. Both offer stunning views into the volcano's crater.
Note: Volcano viewing is highly dependent on the weather. However, if visibility does not allow a view of Mount St. Helens itself, spending time in the blast zone, visiting the centers, and hiking along interpretive trails is still an experience of a lifetime.
Mount St. Helens Ape Cave Lava Tube is a popular attraction in the Mount St.
Helens National Monument and the longest lava tube in the continental United
States at over two miles in length. The Ape Caves are located on the south
side of Mount St. Helens and accessed through Woodland - go up highway 503
past Cougar. Driving time from I-5 and highway 504 where all the Mount St.
Helens Visitor Centers are to the Ape Cave is just over an hour. The Ape Caves
are open year-round though the parking lot gets snowed in during the winter.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Current rates are as follows: Friday/Saturday rates $120 per evening. Sunday-Thurs. rates $105 per evening. Check in 1:00 p.m. and check out 11:00 a.m.
Cash/Credit Card (we do not accept personal checks). There is a non-refundable fee equal to 50% of reservation total when canceled within 3 days of anticipated arrival. There is also a 10% tax if guests choose to run their credit card.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.