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Authentic Cabin Getaway : Its more than a cabin, it's an adventure!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedroom (1 downstairs & 1 upstairs bedroom in loft, 1 Bath,

In need of a getaway and/or unplug? Escape from the rat race of everyday life and treat yourself to an escape in the great outdoors. Soak in the hot tub, take walks to the river, hike, and/or relax on the leather couches while reading your favorite book or just sit and take in the ambiance of a fire burning in the wood stove. Two day minimum stay is required for Fall specials: $99 weekday and $145 weekend for 2 persons. Offer good from Sept 28-November 24.

Wild Salmon Retreat is an authentic Packwood Enjoy the slopes, cross country skiing or snowshoeing at White Pass then experience the Wild Salmon Retreat Cabin... nestled alongside a secluded stretch of the Cowlitz River; enjoy the magnificent view of the Tatoosh Range, trees and abundant wildlife. We are unique offering first class accommodations, in woodland seclusion and private access to the Cowlitz River.

Our cabin, sits (one fifth of a mile) off the privacy of the Cowlitz River and is only minutes to your favorite recreational activity. We are located just 2 miles east of Packwood and 17 miles ( 20 minute drive) from White Pass Ski area and 7 miles from the southeast entrance of Mt. Rainer National Park.

Wild Salmon Retreat is decorated with antiques and warmth, a spacious living area with skylights, and the bedrooms are attractively decorated with quilts and comforters promising you sweet dreams.

Elk, deer, bald eagles and other wildlife who inhabit the area can be observed in the surrounding area. Take a 5 minute stroll to the Cowlitz River. Explore the beautiful hikes, waterfalls and meadows in Mt Rainer Park or experience local hiking trails depending on your fitness level.

WINTER brings snow covered trees and beautifully groomed trails that you can enjoy while snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skiing, or snowboarding. Only a short distance from Packwood, White Pass is a winter oasis where you can find all these activities and more. Building snow people, coming into a warm cozy fire, curling up with a great book, or soaking in the hot tub are all part of your experience.

SPRING/SUMMER brings river rafting, kayaking, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, and just simply soaking in the glorious rays of the sun. For the adventurous types, a refreshing dip in the river is a few steps from your doorstep.

AUTUMN arrives with abundant colors as the leaves turn. Hikes along the Cowlitz River, or bicycling, are two enjoyable activities this time of year. Photographers love to capture the seasons in the valley, and autumn is a particularly delightful time.

Wild Salmon Retreat is the best Packwood cabin in Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall!

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Debbie

The photo was taken in May 2009 on the Cowlitz River. During a difficult time of chemotherapy and radiation, I came to the river to be heal my mind, body and spirit. The sounds of the river, and the rich abundance of wildlife allows my parasympthetic nervous system to relax. It is at Wild Salmon Retreat that I feel most alive and I hope your spirits will be rejuvenated too. As a registered nurse, and soon to be nurse practitioner, I know the importance of needing to take time for ourselves and our health.

Debbie purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Debbie chose Mount Rainier

When you need to unplug this is the place to visit. Cabin features a wood stove, not gas stove. Wood is provided.

What makes this cabin unique

When your needing to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and need a place to relax, Wild Salmon Retreat is an excellent choice. Wild Salmon Retreat features a wood burning stove in the living area and the heat will melt your tensions away. My cabin will allow your sympathetic nervous system to relax.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Debbie was a fantastic host, and the cabin was just beautiful. On our way up to the cabin there was a large storm that caused a power outage in the area (totally out of Debbie's control, power was out for a 90 mile radius!), and Debbie messaged us to let us know in case we wanted to cancel, and arranged for the cleaner to start a fire and leave a lantern and candles. We ended up having a lovely evening in the cozy cabin, and enjoyed every minute of our stay. Thanks so much for everything Debbie, I hope to stay in the cabin again some day!
Oct 2015
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Packwood Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Authentic Cabin Getaway : Its more than a cabin, it's an adventure!
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 55 reviews

Just what the soul needed

  • 5 of 5

"I come to the mountains to breath." This is just what we needed. A place to just get back to basics, the important things. This gem of a cabin is warm, inviting, relaxing and QUIET. Of course the fishing was fabulous, turn right, turn left, the possibilities in this area are endless. Debbie is the bomb! Her love for her cabin shows in every little detail. If you are looking for peace and quiet, this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and comfortable. A little rugged.

  • 4 of 5

Cozy and comfortable. Loved wood stove. Hot tub was nice. Kitchen basic but functional. One bedroom limits privacy.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thumbs Up!

  • 5 of 5

Cool place to get away from the city for a few days. We spent most of our time at the river only a small walk from the cabin.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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great place great cabin but!

  • 4 of 5

we love the cabin just a hour or less to Rainier st. we Helens or north west trek. we loved the cabin .the pro. s lots of room for the family the grand kids loved the loft close to all of the above site to see. well stock kitchen .the hot tub .the con.s the mattress `s .....are well old they need new one I am 6`4 and my wife is 5`10 the bathroom small the toilet is for first grades it is short out side of these to con.s I we be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Wild Salmon Retreat! I appreciate your feedback. I have received less than a handful of complaints about the mattresses, but decided to purchase new mattresses for the bedrooms.
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Wild Salmon Retreat in Packwood WA

  • 5 of 5

Location was perfect for visiting both Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier. Cabin was comfortable, clean and had all the essentials that were needed. Beds were extremely comfortable. Since our stay was short we didn't get to use the hot tub or enjoy the inside/outside fire. Debbie was great to work with and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Packwood and the cabin. The instructions for getting to the cabin need to be updated as they indicated the cabin was 2 miles from a Shell Station that is no longer a Shell Station.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure having you as my guests. Thank you for your wonderful comments. I have changed the directions to reflect the correct name...Mobil gas station. Come back and see us again, I have new heavenly, comfortable mattresses. Thank you, Debbie
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Very cute and clean. Place is cozy with nice furnishings and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Great place to get away and unplug. Creates a relaxing atmosphere. Home is well cared for and owner was helpful and welcoming. Hot tub was very nice! My stay included myself, my husband and four sons. There was plenty on room for all of us. Property was in a beautiful setting with close proximity to the river. Only criticisms would be that there were not enough wash cloths for all six of us, not being able to use the washer or dryer especially for linens, oven did not work properly and there is no place to store non perishable foods. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tina for your wonderful comments. I am sorry to hear you did not have enough washcloths. In the future, please call the number in the Welcome Book or feel free to call me. I am available at all times. I would have brought you some additional towels. Yes, in my cabin policies I do not allow the Super size top loader washer and dryer to be used, unless guest have traveled from afar and stay for more than four days. Quilts, comforters, blankets and towels are washed following each guest and if my machines are damaged, I am unable to prepare for accordingly. Thank you.
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Rates & Availability

Packwood Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day Wknd
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Wknd
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.8%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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