|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Find The RAINIER VIEW LODGE nestled amongst the trees in Packwood, WA. Historic Packwood is situated between Mt. Rainier, Mt. Saint Helens, Mt. Adams, surrounded by the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, and at the very center of Washington's White Pass Scenic Byway (Hwy 12), 'Playground of Volcano Country.' It is 7 miles from the southern entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park and 17 miles from White Pass Ski Area.
RAINIER VIEW LODGE has 2,184 sq. ft. of luxury (built in 2009) w/custom, live-edge finish and decor: 'book-matched' cabinetry w/cedar and 'spalted' maple highlights, hardwood & tile floors, granite counters, feature lighting and a custom-made, 9 ft., live-edge table w/matching benches and 2 - 8 foot leather couches, which promise comfort and ease as you absorb the view of Mt. Rainier from the massive cathedral windows, or drift into dreamland quickly on comfy mattresses with plump pillows and cozy down comforters.
Immediately outside are decks front and back, for enjoying fresh alpine air. Up Begonia Lane and to the left, Hall Creek falls and creek tempt a visit, along with neighborhood elk.
Keywords: Lodge, house, cabin,
Fred, as a teacher, is a life time learner. His passion is reading and sports. Marilly has a passion for family, birds, photography and traveling, visiting Nicaragua, The Netherlands, Germany & Italy. We both visited Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, Switzerland, Aruba, Vancouver Island & Victoria BC, and Fred managed a sailing trip to Belize with our oldest son.
To keep the international flavor in our home, we hosted exchange students including: two German, two Japanese, two Koreans, and one Colombian.
Besides our four vacation rentals, we own 2 Subway stores (in Portland, OR).
Marilly Morton purchased this lodge in 2008
We love the mountains, and Packwood is very like Switzerland, only the mountains are smaller and farther apart. It is in the center of Gifford Pinchot Nat'l Forest, 7 miles from the southern entrance to Mt. Rainier Nat'l Park, and surround by Tatoosh, William O Douglass, and Goat Rocks Wilderness areas. There is a constant flow of wildlife including: elk, coyotes, raccoon, fox, black bear, bald eagles, beaver and more, and year round recreational activities.
I enjoy being outside in the hot tub under a star studded sky with wood smoke on the wind from the fire pit while elk pass by, what a combination! Throwing snowballs from the hot tub in the midst of winter made for a great memory and photo shoot. Indoors offers every comfort from home and even more with a far infrared sauna to soothe tired muscles. I never tire of watching the many faces of Mt. Rainier or the elk and birds at the Lodge. It's a great place for dreaming!
Just wanted to say a BIG THANKS for a wonderful weekend with our entire family!! The place was in tip-top condition and more than we were expecting. The place was perfect for us with sleeping, eating (love the BIG table), relaxing...the view and weather couldn't have been better!!
We went on day hikes in the area, found our church services in Morton for Sunday (we are Mormon) and appreciated your generous hospitality to open such a lovely home for us to enjoy together.
We loved the campfires at night and visiting around them. It was nice to have all 6 of our children gathered around the campfire and enjoy conversations and look into all their faces...truly a beautiful sight!!
Anyway, I don't know if you get to hear from your renters, but we absolutely LOVED our time there and say THANKS for having us!!
Everything was beyond our expectations and well equipped for a diverse range of people. Skiers will especially love the mud room and boot dryers. Hikers will love the national forest that borders the property. Families with young children will like that there is sufficient means to baby proof the home. I would recommend this property to friends and colleagues.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin with us. It exceeded our expectations and was even more beautiful that the pictures on your site. Everyone in our family felt welcomed and comfortable including our 2 year old grandson. The crib, toys and teddy bears are a very nice addition. The hot tub (even though the weather was rainy) and sauna were such a treat. We loved being able to go on walks around the area and see the elk that visited in the field. The cabin was impeccably clean and the treats the housekeeper left to welcome us were enjoyed by all. Our main reason for coming to the area was to ski and sled at White Pass, but we loved your place so much that I think we will have to return during the summer to hike and enjoy Mt Rainier.
Your home is beautiful, very well appointed, and exceptionally well laid out. While the skiing was"damp" this weekend, we all had a wonderful time and enjoyed the football game in your comfy great room. We would all recommend your home to anyone looking to enjoy the Mt. Rainier/White Pass area.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful property with us. Our family of 5 rented RVL for a weekend of skiing at White Pass. RVL is in a perfect location for getting to the mountain in under 25 minutes. Great set-up for bringing in the ski equipment without making a mess. We were "home" from skiing and in the hot tub in less than an hour. Perfect way to spend the day.
I agree with the previous reviewer... the knives are really dull. Bring your own if you plan on doing any major cooking. Otherwise, the kitchen is nicely outfitted for whatever you are planning to cook.
I did not realize that the 4th sleeping area was separate from the actual living area, so I felt bad that my son was not able to sleep in the cozy part of the home with us. He ended up sleeping on the couch.
We have rented many homes through VRBO and although this property comes with a lot of instructions to follow, you will appreciate the cleanliness and quality of accommodations. Rentals with fewer rules to follow usually aren't as clean, and well kept. This rental actually feels as if you are staying in a "home", not just a rental property.
My stay at RVL was wonderful. Since Peter's Inn restaurant is closed, I cooked in the kitchen. Knives for cutting meat/veggies could be replaced. They're quite dull. The middle of the couch, facing the view appreares to have the springs shot, it sits very low, and sinks down. It's difficult for visitors that may have back issues to get stand up.
Other than those 2 things it was great.
Thank You ♥
Marilly was delightful to work with via email and phone. Our family of 3 couples enjoyed relaxing in this comfortable home. The woodwork inside was stunning. We appreciated the special faucets and lighting fixtures. The outside scenery was amazing. How special to take a walk out the back door to see the brook and waterfall. The location was perfect for us to visit both Mt Rainier and Mt Saint Helen. We enjoyed the Packwood area and seeing herds of Elk. What a special treat for us to get to meet Marilly and Fred in person. We highly recommend a stay at The Rainier View Lodge and would certainly stay here again.
Rainier View Lodge is 7 miles from Mt. Rainier National Park, and an easy day trip to Mt. St. Helens, surround by William O Douglas, Goat Rocks and Tatoosh Wilderness Areas, where you can disappear all day with an endless banquet of choices. White Pass Scenic Byway (Highway 12), 'Playground of Volcano Country', is a veritable smorgasbord of brown recreation signs where you can satisfy your activity appetite every season of the year with fishing, boating, wind surfing, hang-gliding, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, mountain bikes, geocaching, birding and much, much more.
Rainier View Lodge is just .3 of a mile east of downtown Packwood, WA en route to White Pass Ski Area, just 17-18 miles away. So embark on an adventure of natural scenic delights and wildlife so abundant, you will wonder if you are driving through the heart of a wildlife preserve. Elk appear a natural extension of the downtown landscape. Packwood is considered the dream of recreational enthusiasts, and White Pass Ski Area has great family skiing (downhill & cross country), snowshoeing and snowboard programs, terrain for all ages, and all in stunningly beautiful surroundings. In 2011, White Pass expanded by adding 767 acres, including 2 additional ski lifts, 18 new ski trails, and a mid-mountain lodge.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|one-time cleaning fee||$100 + Tax|
HOLIDAY RATE (= weekend rate) & MINIMUMS: Thanksgiving, Christmas/Spring Break , MLK, Jr., Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and Columbus Day (3 night minimums)
CANCELLATION FEE: $50.00, if 31 days or more prior to occupancy, 30 days or less, NO REFUND will be given for ANY reason (see website for complete details). Our language: SECURITY DEPOSIT vs VRBO's "Damage Deposit".
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.