Destination guide

Activities "cascading" from every mountain... heh, get it?

Washington's Cascade Range is one part of the Cascade Mountains, sprawling from British Columbia down to California, with hundreds of miles for outdoor activities. From skiing to hiking to camping, most visitors are eager to escape to the great outdoors, but charming little towns and larger cities like Seattle and Tacoma aren't too far of a drive, either. Make the most of your Cascade Range vacation rental, and opt for a sprawling patio overlooking the mountains or a cozy fireplace... or both!

Things to do

Warning: sensory overload from too much beauty is a thing

Saying there's much to see in Washington's Cascade Range is a massive understatement. It's likely you won't know where to look when you're surrounded by beauty on all sides. From the Washington Pass Overlook to Ladder Creek Falls, trails lead from one national park to another. But don't worry, if anyone in your travel squad needs an escape back into civilation, there are plenty of cities, towns and cultural highlights along the way, too. Take the kids to the Children's Museum of Tacoma, or hop aboard a train at the Chehalis_Centralia Railroad & Museum.


Why hike when you can take a scenic drive? Seriously, why?

Outdoor activities are the heart and soul of the Cascades, with hundreds of miles of hiking, snow-shoeing, cave exploring, and both downhil and cross-country skiing trails. Ski resorts are scattered throughout the range, while endless opportunities for camping, backpacking and mountain climbing dot the landsdcape. Should your legs tire or you'd just rather watch the world go by from the comfort of your car (no judement here), hop on any stretch of the 440-mile Cascade Loop Scenic Drive. It's likely your Cascade Range vacation rental will come with a stunning view, so don't forget your camera!


When it comes to weather: location, location, location

The Cascade Range receives over 100 inches of precipitation annually, but never fear, intrepid travelers! The majority is snow, which makes sense when you consider that the highest peak rises over 14,000 feet. There's bound to be snowfall way up there all year long, right? Winters closer to the ground are relatively mild and summers are warm and dry, while the shoulder seasons are wet, chilly, and vibrant. The west's weather depends on the Pacific Ocean, while east of the range can feel totally different. It's best to plan for all seasons, no matter when you visit.

Natural features

Just a friendly reminder not to feed the grizzlies

Washington's Cascade Range features two of North America's most famous peaks -- Mt. Rainier and Mount St. Helens. It covers national parks and forests, and overlooks turquoise lakes that must be seen to be believed. The geography is iconic, and with at least 75 mammals species and 200 birds species calling it home, it's one of the most diverse ecosystems on earth. Keep an eye out for bald eagles, wolves, grizzly bears, mountain lions and black bears... but it's probably best not to invite them to your Cascade Range vacation rental for a BBQ.

Where to stay around Cascade Range?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 7,729 vacation rentals near Cascade Range. From 1,123 Cabins to 1,123 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cascade Range for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Cascade Range?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cascade Range. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Dundee: 232 vacation rentals
  • Seattle: 2,478 vacation rentals
  • California: 53,032 vacation rentals
  • Portland: 658 vacation rentals
  • Canada: 30,697 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Cascade Range! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Cascade Range?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cascade Range:

  • Dundee: 232 rentals
  • Seattle: 2,202 rentals
  • Portland: 1,189 rentals
  • Bend: 2,799 rentals
  • Sunriver: 1,896 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Cascade Range?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Cascade Range are:

  • Sunriver, OR (SUO): 2,315 vacation rentals
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA): 2,582 vacation rentals
  • Portland International Airport (PDX): 646 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Cascade Range?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Cascade Range. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area: 281 rentals
  • Whistler Village Gondola: 1,870 rentals
  • The Gorge Amphitheatre: 65 rentals
  • Seattle Center: 1,664 rentals
  • Lake Wenatchee: 343 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cascade Range listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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