After a day of skiing or hiking, it's fun to tell tall tales and roast marshmallows by the outside fire pit or just relax in the Antlers Lodge by the fireplace with a suitable beverage. Antlers Lodge abounds with hunting trophies. The hydronic in floor heating provides a gentle and even warmth in the coldest of winter days. The wood columns and posts harvested from the site during the construction process add to the feeling of being close to nature in the mountains. Many of the rooms are appointed with original artwork.
Keywords: 20 Minutes from Crystal Mountain Ski Resort and the north entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park, Antlers Lodge is close to the White River in Crystal River Ranch. This 2 story structure has all modern conveniences, yet retains rustic mountain charm.
One owner is a retired architect, artist and an avid hunter. The other owner is also and artist and a ski and fitness enthusiast.
We built this home at Crystal River Ranch for its remoteness from civilization, yet still being reasonably close for the necessities and luxuries of life and 20 minutes drive from base of Crystal Mountain ski area. SEATAC Airport and Tacoma are a 90 minute or less drive. For weekly grocery shopping and movies, Enumclaw is a 25 minute drive. The historic Natchez Tavern and some shops and restaurants in Greenwater are less than a 10 minute drive.
The many natural wood surfaces and the fireplace create the warm ambiance in the interior of Antlers Lodge. We enjoy stepping out of the Lodge and feeling like we are away from it all. The dense trees give a feeling of privacy and security. The upper part of our property has been designated a part of an elk conservation area. Elk wander past our house on a regular basis. Coyotes, bobcats and bears have also been seen, but less often. It is fun to luxuriate in the hot tub, watch the game and think great thoughts!