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Authentic hand scribed Log House

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

We own & rent 2 other cabins in Packwood. VRBO listings #246186 & #117924

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, ice maker & 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 home. 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.

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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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

About John

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.

Why John chose Washington

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(Guest comment from Guest Book)

This Cabin was even better than expected! We loved the craftmanship and the kids loved the story of "Wild Bill, the Cabin Builder." We made up quite the tall tale" LOL Best night of sleep in a LONG TIME!
Oct 2012
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Randle Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Authentic hand scribed Log House
average rating of 4.9375 based on 21 reviews
Loveland, OH

What a great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We chose this wonderful cabin for our 40th anniversary trip and were not disappointed. The cabin is awesome. The workmanship in the cabin is fantastic. Beautiful use of some very wide planks. Made great use of the grill and hot tub especially after days of hiking in the park. Loved being able to walk to the river. One night around 7:30 I spotted a pair of mature elk. I"m sure more frequent the area. I saw lot of tracks nearby. Also, the next morning, while eating breakfast on the deck, I spotted a bald eagle gliding by. Hated to leave. The only suggestions to the owner is to upgrade the mattress (not bad just could be better). Also, the icemaker was not operational. Both minor. And access to the garden is great! Highly recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Would love to see some nice outdoor furniture for the deck

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are going to remodel the front section of the cabin and deck facing the River in the Fall and will definitely look into some outdoor furniture to go with our new rail design.
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Great hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay, to say the least. The host is very kind and helpful. The house was spotless and comfortable and we made good use of the hot tub and bbq! The location is incredible.. stunning view of the mountains and easy access to the surrounding Cascades. Packwood is very cute, Randle is conveniently close. Thanks, John!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great meeting you and the Family. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back to kayak the Cowlitz River. John
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Cincinnati, Ohio

wonderful cabin

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rainier Cabin. Our visit to Washington state included many stops. This was by far our favorite place. The cabin is secluded, quiet, and very clean. It had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. The craftsmanship of the cabin was fabulous and the grounds around the cabin were beautifully landscaped. We had a wonderful time here.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Teresa! I'm glad we could be a part of your visit to Washington State.
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Portland Oregon


  • 5 of 5

Went above and beyond to insure a great weekend, Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you both had a good time, and hope to see you two again!!
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here after being at Mt. Ranier all day and heading to Mt. St. Helen's the next day. The cabin was easy to locate though it took a minute to figure out which one was ours! You can pull right up to the door so unloading was easy. The grounds are spectacularly gorgeous! There is a huge beautiful garden that is well cared for. You are welcome to use the veggies from the garden but we just really enjoyed walking through it and checking it all out. You can walk down to the Cowlitz River behind the cabin but you need bug spray. We saw bear scat behind the cabin so that added a little excitement to our walk. There is a hot tub and a hammock and outdoor kitchen but you must use bug spray. The cabin is so so adorable both inside and out! Inside it decorated perfectly! It is very cozy and efficient. There is a big copper bath tub downstairs and an amazing shower upstairs made with rocks that Bill and Tricia collected from the river. There is plenty of room and we were very comfortable. We had a wonderful time there and we were sad that we could not stay longer. We also enjoyed meeting the owners/builders! They were lovely to talk to and made the rental process easy as pie! Stay here if you get the chance!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
101 Miles
SeaTac Airport
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Peter's Inn
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Peter's Inn
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
White Pass


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.8%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.