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Beautiful Northwest Lodging - Rainier View Lodge (Mt. Rainier in the livingroom)

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

Lodge, 3 + Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Find The RAINIER VIEW LODGE nestled amongst the trees in Packwood, WA. Historic Packwood is situated between Mt. Rainier, Mt. Saint Helens, Mt. Adams, surrounded by the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, and at the very center of Washington's White Pass Scenic Byway (Hwy 12), 'Playground of Volcano Country.' It is 7 miles from the southeast entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park and 19 miles from White Pass Ski Area.

RAINIER VIEW LODGE has 2,184 sq. ft. of luxury (built in 2009) w/custom, live-edge finish and decor: 'book-matched' cabinetry w/cedar and 'spalted' maple highlights, hardwood & tile floors, granite counters, feature lighting and a custom-made, 9 ft., live-edge table w/matching benches and 2 - 8 foot leather couches, which promise comfort and ease as you absorb the view of Mt. Rainier from the massive cathedral windows, or drift into dreamland quickly on comfy mattresses with plump pillows and cozy down comforters.

Immediately outside are decks front and back, for enjoying fresh alpine air. Up Begonia Lane and to the left, Hall Creek falls and creek tempt a visit, along with neighborhood elk.

Keywords: Lodge, house, cabin,

More Details

Owner
Marilly Morton
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Marilly Morton

Fred, as a teacher, is a life time learner. His passion is family, reading and sports. Marilly has a passion for family, birds, photography and traveling, visiting Nicaragua, The Netherlands, Germany & Italy. We both visited Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, Switzerland, Aruba, Vancouver Island & Victoria BC, and Fred managed a sailing trip to Belize with our oldest son.

To keep the international flavor in our home, we hosted exchange students including: two German, two Japanese, two Koreans, and one Colombian.

Besides our four vacation rentals, we own 2 Subway stores (in Portland, OR).

Marilly Morton purchased this lodge in 2008

Why Marilly Morton chose Mount Rainier

We love the mountains, and Packwood is very like Switzerland, only the mountains are smaller and farther apart. It is in the center of Gifford Pinchot Nat'l Forest, 7 miles from the southern entrance to Mt. Rainier Nat'l Park, and surround by Tatoosh, William O Douglass, and Goat Rocks Wilderness areas. There is a constant flow of wildlife including: elk, coyotes, raccoon, fox, black bear, bald eagles, beaver and more, and year round recreational activities.

What makes this lodge unique

I enjoy being outside in the hot tub under a star studded sky with wood smoke on the wind from the fire pit while elk pass by, what a combination! Throwing snowballs from the hot tub in the midst of winter made for a great memory and photo shoot. Indoors offers every comfort from home and even more with a far infrared sauna to soothe tired muscles. I never tire of watching the many faces of Mt. Rainier or the elk and birds at the Lodge. It's a great place for dreaming!

Guestbook comments from the owner

HI there,

Just wanted to say a BIG THANKS for a wonderful weekend with our entire family!! The place was in tip-top condition and more than we were expecting. The place was perfect for us with sleeping, eating (love the BIG table), relaxing...the view and weather couldn't have been better!!

We went on day hikes in the area, found our church services in Morton for Sunday (we are Mormon) and appreciated your generous hospitality to open such a lovely home for us to enjoy together.

We loved the campfires at night and visiting around them. It was nice to have all 6 of our children gathered around the campfire and enjoy conversations and look into all their faces...truly a beautiful sight!!

Anyway, I don't know if you get to hear from your renters, but we absolutely LOVED our time there and say THANKS for having us!!
May 2009
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Amenities

Packwood Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The master has a far infra-red sauna
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , There is a playpen in the master closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bunk Area - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Crib (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
Notes:
Picnic table, fire pit w/benches, full RV hook up, ski/board waxing and storage area,

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Northwest Lodging - Rainier View Lodge (Mt. Rainier in the livingroom)
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 50 reviews
Aberdeen
5

Perfect for our weekend ski getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home that met all our needs! We stayed here over the weekend to do some skiing at White Pass which is just a short drive up the mountain. Charming decor, well equipped, nicely furnished and nestled just off the main highway with lovely scenery out every window. More than once we looked out and saw deer. This house is set up nicely for families with kids of all ages, a group of families / couples and you could even increase the capacity with the full RV hook up if needed. We enjoyed this house with our family of four and a set of grandparents. The kids loved the board games and of course the hot tub. The dining table I wanted to haul home!! It was wonderfully big and was nice to gather around for meals! Will definitely consider again as we are avid White Pass skiers, and the owners were organized and a pleasure to book with.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear EJ, Thank you for your 5-star review and wonderful comments. In reference to the table you wanted to “haul home,” it was custom-made with live edge. We were introduced to live edge following the purchase of the property upon which Rainier View Lodge is built. We considered it for siding too, but in the end chose inside over outside to minimize expenses. Once the build was complete and furnishing began, we just couldn’t imagine a traditional table with fixed lines. The table and matching benches, whose only requirement was that the benches needed to be substantial and NOT do the teeter/totter thing when one person got up, were built by Randle Woods out of Randle, WA and mostly designed by Bruce Roberts. I cannot recommend Randle Woods enough! From the table whose center was made from left over hickory flooring and wrapped with birds-eye maple, to all the extra touches throughout the house (i.e. back-lit silhouette of Mt Rainier over the kitchen cabinetry, book-matched cupboard doors and stairway, cedar wrap around the great-room windows, Belgian, spalted-maple end caps at the head of the stairway, to knotty-pine window and door wraps milled by Randle Woods vs purchased from a big box store. Their creative finger prints are everywhere. Regarding your comment, "This house is set up nicely for families with kids of all ages, a group of families / couples and you could even increase the capacity with the full RV hook up if needed," we have 4 houses on adjacent properties, for small retreats and family reunions all of which have been beautified with live edge.
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5

Beautiful home, in immaculate condition

  • 5 of 5

My grown children, granddaughter and I had a wonderful long weekend skiing at White Pass. This is our second stay in this beautiful home in Packwood, and we will most definitely book it again.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It was a great getaway..

  • 5 of 5

The house is excellent. The view of the mountain is awesome. We had 8 adults and it was plenty roomy... The hot tub is small but oh well .. All in all a good stay

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect mountain getaway with an AMAZING view!

  • 5 of 5

Rainier View Lodge is everything the pictures promise it to be - amazing view of Mt Rainier, great big living/dining space with cozy couches to curl up on after a long day of skiing, comfortable beds and a hot tub. We'll definitely be back next time we go to White Pass!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edgewood,WA
5

Winter vacation

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house we love it , clean and cozy , kids played outside. Not to far from White Pass. Love it.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home in the mountains with a beautiful view that is exactly as advertised. Lots of room and nicely furnished and decorated. There was a cozy fireplace to add extra warmth after hot tubbing in the snow. Ski area is a short drive and there are hills right at the house to sled on. Would definitely recommend this place for a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
140 Miles
Sea-Tac (WA) & PDX (OR)/Yakima Regional-75 mi,
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Blue Spruce Saloon
Nearest Ferry
190 Miles
Anacortes, WA
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Ironwood Green Golf Course
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Chehalis, WA Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
White Pass Scenic Byway (Hwy 12)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cruisers Pizza
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
White Pass Ski area
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Washington Coast
Car: necessary

Rainier View Lodge is 7 miles from Mt. Rainier National Park, and an easy day trip to Mt. St. Helens, surround by William O Douglas, Goat Rocks and Tatoosh Wilderness Areas, where you can disappear all day with an endless banquet of choices. White Pass Scenic Byway (Highway 12), 'Playground of Volcano Country', is a veritable smorgasbord of brown recreation signs where you can satisfy your activity appetite every season of the year with fishing, boating, wind surfing, hang-gliding, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, mountain bikes, geocaching, birding and much, much more.

Rainier View Lodge is just .3 of a mile east of downtown Packwood, WA en route to White Pass Ski Area, just 17-18 miles away. So embark on an adventure of natural scenic delights and wildlife so abundant, you will wonder if you are driving through the heart of a wildlife preserve. Elk appear a natural extension of the downtown landscape. Packwood is considered the dream of recreational enthusiasts, and White Pass Ski Area has great family skiing (downhill & cross country), snowshoeing and snowboard programs, terrain for all ages, and all in stunningly beautiful surroundings. In 2011, White Pass expanded by adding 767 acres, including 2 additional ski lifts, 18 new ski trails, and a mid-mountain lodge.

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Rates & Availability

Packwood Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$235
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,305
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

one-time cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.7%

WEEKEND/HOLIDAY RATE & MINIMUMS: Weekends - 2 night minimum / EXCEPTIONS: MLK Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July (when applicable), Labor Day, and Christmas/New Year's Break - 3 night minimum
CANCELLATION FEE: $50.00, if 31 days or more prior to occupancy, 30 days or less, NO REFUND will be given for ANY reason (see website for complete details). Our language: SECURITY DEPOSIT vs VRBO's "Damage Deposit".
Reservations are not final until monies are received. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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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