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~ Mt. Rainier View ~

Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lodge, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Rainer from this luxury family lodge located in Packwood Washington.

This Lodge is 2600 square feet and sleeps 6-10 comfortably with three full bathrooms and a fully equipped gourmet kitchen.

The floor to ceiling stone fireplace in the great room creates a dramatic focal point accentuated by the vaulted ceiling. The dining room is perfect for family dinners. The loft serves as additional sleeping quarters or a place to just relax and enjoy the view.

Fully furnished outdoor dinning and sitting area, fire pit, propane BBQ, huge lawn. Plenty of room for outdoor activities.

Private HOT TUB!

Two and a half acres with Johnson Creek access.

Outdoor activities abound, 10 minutes to Mount Rainier's south entrance, several mountain lakes and rivers within minutes for boating, fishing or hiking. The nearby lakes include Rife, Mayfield, Takhlakh, Packwood, Chambers and many... many more!

One hour from Mt. St. Helens the only volcanic monument in the continental United States. 14 miles to the south entrance of Mt. Rainier.

22 mile to White pass ski area where you can enjoy alpine or cross country skiing, sledding or snowboarding.

One and a half hour drive east over White Pass and you are in Eastern Washington wine country.

Snowmobiling access within 10 minutes at Johnson Creek Snopark.

Gifford Pinchot Nation Forest is five minutes from our front door.

This lodge caters to those interested in a secluded relaxing getaway or an action packed outdoor vacation with all the amenities of a five star resort.

Keywords: Lodge

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Carie Lawrence
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Carie Lawrence

Elk Trail Lodge was built as our vacation home and you will be able to feel how much hard work and love was put into making it an amazing mountain retreat.

As general contractors and custom home builders we paid special attention to the little details. It is an inviting and comfortable place to spend time with family and friends.

We are truly blessed to be able to share our mountain home with others and hope they respect it and enjoy it as they would their own.

Carie Lawrence purchased this lodge in 2004

Why Carie Lawrence chose Mount Rainier

Location, Location, Location

What makes this lodge unique

White Pass ski area doubled in size in 2011 and it's a wonderful family ski area with the best views of Mt Rainier in the state!


Packwood Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
View Mt. Rainier, Creek access, two and a half acres of wooded and manicured landscape.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

~ Mt. Rainier View ~
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

winter fun

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time for three winter days at the lodge. A very comfortable home with an awesome kitchen for cooking big meals. Skiing, snowshoeing and cross country were all on our agenda. Elk wander around Packwood which was fun. I would recommend this home to any family looking for relaxing evenings and outdoor adventure. Carrie is a great host and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Fabulous Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This home was beautiful and spacious, room for all of us to spread out at night. Kitchen was stocked with everything you need. Beds were very comfortable. Saw elk everyday we were there. Town is a few miles away. Close to the parks. Seeing Mt Rainier from the patio was an unexpected treat. You can't go wrong staying here. Carrie was great and gave us some great pointers for our stay. Thank you, best place we stayed during our 3 week trip out there!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kim, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at the Lodge!!! Blessings Carie
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Wonderful, Peaceful, and Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We love this vacation home! This was our second time staying here. The first time was in May of 2013. Our family had such fond memories of it that we had to come back! We are a family of seven with five children between the ages of 4-12, and one of them broke her leg 3 weeks before we arrived. Between work, summer activities, and a broken leg, we needed a family vacation to reconnect and reenergize. Elk Trail Lodge was the perfect place!

The home is beautiful! It is up to date, has everything you need, and is very spacious. There is a magnificent view of Mount Rainier, and the outdoor space is great. The large lawn allows children to run around and play tag. We used the grill for awesome steaks and burgers and the fire pit for yummy s'mores. It was so fun to eat outside on the outdoor dining set. Another bonus was the very short, 2-3 minute, walk to Johnson creek. Our children absolutely loved it. They threw rocks into it, stuck their feet in it, walked in it, sat on rocks, etc. This is definitely a place to relax, unwind, and be with those you love.

We were also able to go to Mount Rainier and Mount Saint Helen's. It was a short drive to the entrance of Mount Rainier and a little more than an hour drive to Mount Saint Helen's, definitely doable with kids. We were able to see some spectacular sights, do some short hikes (even with a child with a broken leg!), and learn about the events of the eruption of Mount Saint Helen's.

Carie was a joy to work with! She was friendly, thoughtful, pleasant, and considerate. She made sure everything was great. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home, Carie! You have helped us have unforgettable "cherished" family memories. We hope we can make more there someday!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU for all the kind words about our property!!! You described the home, property and area better than I ever could. We are so glad you enjoyed yourself so much during your first visit you decided to come back again. It is truly a blessing to be able to reconnect with family and friends and what better place than a quiet peaceful retreat in the mountains. I'm happy we are able to share our mountain home with you and your family. Sincerely, Carie Lawrence
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Portland, OR.

The perfect vacation getaway home!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in December, there wasn't any snow yet, but that didn't bother us; the mountain was a quick drive away! This home is so beautiful and meticulously maintained, we had everything we needed in the kitchen, the beds and linens were very comfortable and there was space for all of us! (2 families with 6 kiddos) The 3 older kids slept in the bunk room which they thought was super cool and each couple had a baby/toddler in a pack-n-play in our rooms.

There was a great sound system, the furniture was comfortable and there was enough seating for all of us as well. The fireplace is amazing, but it will get hot upstairs in the loft, so turn it off for a while before you head up there to bed!

I will say that this home is more like a 2 bedroom with a loft. There is the bunk room and the queen sized bedroom downstairs and upstairs is the "3rd" bedroom, which is a big open loft (open to down below, so there is no door to "close off" the room). However, this didn't bother us AT ALL, it's a good size and has a huge full bathroom up there as well as a large walk-in closet.

We loved the hot tub at night after we put all the kids to bed when it was only 9 degrees outside! The boys loved playing on the deck and hunting for moose tracks and poop in the huge front yard!!

The owners were quick to respond with anything we needed and were very helpful during booking as well!

Thanks again!

We would definitely return again!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crane Hill, Al

Elk Trail Lodge

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place to stay. Elk roaming in the front yard and mountain peaks full of snow. It was everything and more than I had expected.

Cabin was clean, cozy and had everything we needed. The owners had it decorated for Christmas which was great because it gave us a chance to have Christmas with my son who is stationed at Ft. Lewis. It was a couple hours drive from Seattle airport, but very easy to get to.

I would recommend it to friends and relatives. If we go back, we will definitely stay there again. Mt. Rainier is absolutely breathtaking. Being from the south, playing in the snow was great.

Thank you again Carie for a wonderful and relaxing time.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dawn, I'm so glad you enjoyed your time at Elk Trail Lodge. I know it can be a magical place during the holidays. Thanks for taking care of our vacation home and hope to see you again for another mountain vacation in the near future. Sincerely Carie Lawrence
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Puyallup, WA


  • 5 of 5

The house was large, clean and was just gorgeous inside and out! A perfect view of Mount Rainier from the front room windows, a huge yard to play in, creek a few feet away and overall was just awesome! We enjoyed playing bocce ball and soaking in the hot tub before roasting marshmallows. Mt Rainier hikes about 30 minutes away. I slept in the master but there were no other complaints from people about the other beds - everything was very comfortable. A store was conveniently located about 3 minutes away, if that and although we didn't eat at any restuarants in town, there were a lot of people there. The information about the property and pictures did a good job at showing what to expect. Carrie was super helpful to me through the whole process and I would love to stay here again! Well done Carrie!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shawna! It sounds like you and your family had a great time at the Lodge. Summers are AMAZING in the Packwood area. I know you don't live far away so maybe you will join us for another vacation this winter! White Pass ski area has just expanded and is only 22 miles away. Sincerely ~ Carie & Mike Lawrence
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Rates & Availability

Packwood Lodge Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee - 6 guests $110 + Tax
Add per guest, per night $15 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning over 6 guests $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.8%

Rates are based on 6 guests, additional guests are $15 per guest, per night.
Cleaning fee $110
Spring Specials do not apply to holiday weekends.
Pet cleaning fee $25
A $500 damage deposit will be authorized on either a Visa or MasterCard at check-in.
Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
Strict policies...
Out of respect for our neighbors & mountain community and because this is our family home that we often live in, we ask that our guests agree with the following policies...

-no smoking on the premises
-no pets without written consent
-absolutely no parties or events (including but not limited to weddings, receptions, birthdays, bachelor/bachelorettes, reunions, any "party" or "getaway" with excessive noise, drinking &/or late-night activity)

Rates are subject to change until booked. Visa, MC, personal check, or PayPal (additional fees may apply). I NEVER accept payments via Western Union... if you ever get a response to do so, Call me right away.

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