AUTHENTIC LOG HOUSE ON COWLITZ RIVER. Where do you go when you close your eyes and dream of that perfect getaway? Dream no more and WELCOME to THE RAINIER LOG HOUSE , just one of our 4 private and beautiful Cowlitz River Cabins Retreats! To see all the others, complete with pictures and video, visit our personal website below.
Our newly listed 1500 square foot custom crafted log home can be found in the heart of the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and situated only 170 feet from the Cowlitz River. We are located between Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens and 29 minutes from the powdery ski slopes of White Pass.
Your views of the mountains and river through the enormous windows of the great room are breathtaking. The open floor plan includes kitchen, dining & living room. A gas fireplace stove sits on top of a beautiful river rock hearth in the great room and the gourmet kitchen with it’s river rock island, features granite counter tops, dishwasher, gas stove/oven, icemaker & microwave.
The lofted Master bedroom features a four-poster queen bed with a sky light directly above. Sweet dreams are sure to come your way! The private bath features an astounding, one-of-a-kind river rock shower with two shower heads!
The lower level bedroom also has an adjacent full bath. Here, you will find a hand crafted copper tub with an oak base. This is the same tub featured on the movie “Maverick.” Check it out!
There are SO many other beauties of this custom designed log hom. To name a few, they include custom-designed cabinets and interior/exterior doors, knotty pine ceilings, granite counter tops, wood & slate floors, high quality furniture and hardware, handcrafted wood moldings, custom wood windows with screens, built in computer workstation and library, etc, etc.
As if that were not enough, outside, and just a few feet away from the log house, you will find your own personal outdoor covered log kitchen area, complete with BBQ gas grill, adobe oven & picnic table. While you’re waiting for those steaks to get done, you can relax on the hammock which swings between two of the logs.
Whether you want to relax under the stars in the HOT TUB after a day of skiing or hiking, curl up next to the fire with a good book, do some fishing, or throw pebbles in the river, this log house has everything you need for a perfect Pacific Northwest mountain vacation that is right for any season of the year. We look forward to having you as our guests.
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Our names are Bill & Tricia Meier and we are the proud owners of these beautiful Cowlitz River Cabins & Tipi. Each is named appropriately, starting with the RAINIER LOG HOUSE, THE ADAMS CHALET, THE ST HELEN’S COTTAGE. And last but not least is our beautiful TATOOSH TIPI.
As far back as our dating years, we had dreamed of moving out of the city of Olympia and building a log house somewhere high in a mountainous area. About 10 years ago, we got serious and started our search throughout Washington and Oregon for land that would be just the right fit for us. Within a year we stumbled onto this piece of ground and it was love at first site. Finding these 8 acres of land was the beginning of making our dreams come true. Within 2-years of our purchase, we packed up our belongings and moved out to our 8 acre piece of Packwood Heaven.
The first of our cabins to be built was the Rainier Log House. Our plan had always been to purchase a log house kit, but Bill decided he desired an AUTHENTIC log house and he wanted to master the construction himself from top to bottom. So after purchasing a used boom truck and enough logs from a neighbor logging who was logging his property, Bill was on his way. The Rainier Log House was his first masterpiece. Next came THE ST. HELENS COTTAGE and THE MT. ADAMS CHALET soon followed. Then about a year ago, we decided to offer our guest another unique experience by erecting an authentic 22' Tipi complete with all the comforts of home.
It has all been an adventurous labor of love. We hope, whichever of our beauties you choose, you will make memories to last forever.