Knotty Cottage is a newly remodeled vacation cabin just minutes from the SW Entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. With a private hot tub and sauna this will become your favorite vacation getaway.
Remodeled head to toe this Knotty Cedar Cottage boasts hand scraped birch flooring throughout, with heated tile flooring in the bathroom. A full kitchen with all the necessities provided. A full bathroom with soaking tub and shower. Log furniture and lodge decor warm the cottage and make your stay memorable. A cozy queen bed upstairs has all the luxurious bedding provided for you. There is also a queen sleeper sofa for extra guests, with bedding provided. A wood stove and electric heat provide warmth year round. There are two large decks for enjoying the views of the forest, and a gas BBQ for grilling.
For entertainment we provide WIFI, a TV with DVD player, a stereo with I-pod dock, and an I-pod dock in the sauna as well.
I am a single mother of 4 great kids ages 8 -19. I have 4 vacation rental cabins in the Ashford area. I have a bachelors degree in Business Administration from WA State University, as well as a forest tech degree.
The kids and I love to hike in the area and I can give you some great tips on day hiking!
Growing up in Enumclaw, WA on the other side of the Mountain, (the Sunrise side) I was always attracted to the Paradise area. After all, it stayed open all year and we can only access Sunrise in the summer months. Owning a cabin in Ashford became a bit of a dream during the first few years of my marriage. When we were finally able to spring for one I realized, as an at home Mom, that I'd better find a way to pay for it! So, the cabin business was born. I clean and maintain the cabins as a full time job now and I enjoy it thoroughly. My commute passes by herds of grazing Elk & amazing Mountain views. When I clean a cabin it is gleaming and ready for guests to enjoy, which gives a great sense of accomplishment... particularly for someone who lives with 4 kids, and a great deal of chaos! Each of our cabins has been remodeled by our family. The kids pitch in to help, and even my 82 year old Dad loves to be a part of the projects.
There are 3 different types of cabin trips for me. Family nights, where we roast smore's around the campfire and play board games in the after dark hours. Couples nights where we go for long walks and spend time in the hot tub and sauna. And girls nights where we do all of the above with a glass of wine and plenty of talking.
The property borders on Dept of Natural Resources land that stretches on for miles. You can walk right from the back yard all the way down to the Nisqually River.
There are several great restaurants in the area, so we often dine out if we aren't in the mood for cooking.
In the winter we take the kids to the park for sledding at Paradise, where you can rent sleds for the day. The older kids enjoy cross country skiing and snow shoeing as well. You can rent equipment in Ashford at Whittaker's Mountaineering.
For those who enjoy the mountains Knotty Cottage is a great base to come home to after a day of adventure.