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Pet Friendly Cabin, hot tub in the forest, walk to Nisqually River

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

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Winter Specials good through May 15th.See our website at WWW.RAINIERCOTTAGES.COM for more information.

Welcome to Vine Maple House, a pet friendly cabin just outside the southwest entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. We offer guests luxurious accommodations surrounded by the serenity of the beautiful pacific northwest wilderness. Vine Maple House sleeps four guests, with a king-size log bed in the bedroom, and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. The large, jetted hot tub, just off the back deck will become your new, favorite place to relax. Our master bedroom features a mural of Mount Rainier, painted by the retired park ranger who built the house in 1992.

This cabin is a great place for couples, families, and groups of friends to stay while exploring the Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, and Mt. St. Helens. After a long day of hiking, come home to a long soak in a jetted hot tub under a canopy of fir, cedar, and maple trees.

Winter Special: Stay Two night, get a third night free

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Tammi Thomas
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Tammi Thomas

I grew up on the North side of the Mountain in Enumclaw. I have always enjoyed the outdoors, and try to instill this love of nature in my four kids, 'dragging' them on all manner of outdoor adventures from backpacking to white water rafting. I manage five vacation rental cabins in the Ashford area.. I remodeled my first cabin in 2007, opening for business in 2008. I fell in love with the Ashford area as a teen. The hiking, biking and the wildlife kept me coming back each year, until I could finally purchase a cabin of my own. Currently my teenage boys both work on the cabins as well, helping with the remodel, cleaning, and maintenance. This is a small family business, and we work very hard to make sure our guests enjoy each and every visit to the Mountain.

Tammi Thomas purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Tammi Thomas chose Mount Rainier

Vine Maple House is in a great neighborhood of homes and vacation cabins. It is forested and quiet, with not more than a handful of cars traveling these roads each day. The Nisqually River is a short walk, and you can walk down to the banks and enjoy the beauty of this amazing glacially formed river valley.

What makes this cabin unique

The area that Vine Maple sits in is quiet and serene. Surrounded by large firs, maples, cedars and hemlocks the deer walk undisturbed in this safe place just outside the park gates. You are able to walk easily to the river and explore the raging Nisqually, and that make a stay at Vine Maple House extra special.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Pet Friendly Cabin, hot tub in the forest, walk to Nisqually River
average rating of 4.5652175 based on 23 reviews

Secluded and quiet

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently enjoyed a three day stay at Vine Maple, and it was everything we were looking. Secluded, quite and cozy. It was very clean. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare our meals, even a pizza pan. We were able to enjoy a fire in the fireplace and the hot tub was great. We would not hesitate to stay again.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maple Vine House

  • 5 of 5

Great experience! Right outside the Rainier National Forest. We went up both Saturday and Sunday. Warm and cozy. The stove gets especially hot. Excellent cabin if you want to run around the mountain and have a dog you'd like to bring along for your trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vine Maple House

  • 4 of 5

Had a great relaxing time.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Fabulous Dog Friendly Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay in this cabin and we have always enjoyed our stays here. The cabin is very clean and nicely decorated. The kitchen is so well equipped, I can't even think of anything that could be needed. The bathroom contains a hairdryer and lots of nice towels. The heater works great and the cabin is nice and snuggy in no time. The hot tub is enjoyable after a day spent snowshoeing. The Wi-Fi connection was excellent inside the cabin. Biscuits, a towel and poop bags are provided for the dog. The cabin is in a very quiet area and the bed is very comfortable, so no problems sleeping. We did have a problem with the entry code that was provided to us this time so we had to drive back into town where we could get cell service and call the owner. She answered right away and provided an alternate code which ended up working. That is the only issue we have had with the cabin. Highly recommend especially for dog owners!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cabin for two or three only

  • 3 of 5

This is a cute cabin with a large bedroom and comfortable king bed. Kitchen and dining table with bench were great. The hot tub was especially nice at the end of the day where we got to sit and watch deer close by.

HOWEVER, the "futon" sleeper in the livingroom is definitely not a queen size (it's a twin plus) and is hard as a rock. We even tried putting blankets and comforters underneath to make it softer. The owners should really invest in a high quality sleeper sofa that can truly sleep two. They do make them. I went home with a

sore back after two nights.

And also be warned that the bedroom has two window sizes openings in to the livingroom, so there is no privacy of any kind. If you have small children that you want to put to bed early, this is a big problem. I'm not sure what the openings are for, but perhaps the owners could invest in shutters to try to close this up!

Would recommend for two only.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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VineMaple cabin

  • 5 of 5

Had a great trip at Mt. Rainier. The VineMaple cabin was nice, their were no maintenance issues.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Highlander, Ashford
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Seattle, WA
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Tanawax Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Elbe, Mt. Rainier Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Copper Creek Inn
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Cross Country Skiing, Mt. Rainier or MTTA trails
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
ALder Lake Beach
Car: recommended

Located just outside the Nisqually, or Paradise Entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2016-17
Sep 6 2016 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 30 2017
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 $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.2%

Please see our website for great WINTER SPECIALS! One nights stays are available midweek during winter. October to April: STAY TWO NIGHTS GET THE THIRD NIGHT FREE!!

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.
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Ashford Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full size shower/bath combo
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) King Log Bed with Lodge Style Bedding., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sofa Sleeper, with cozy bedding provided.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Depending on the season you can walk or cross country ski from the cabin to the Nisqually River and right into the National Park.

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