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

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,184 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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

Marilly Morton
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 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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Packwood Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The master has a far infra-red sauna
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • 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
Picnic table, fire pit w/benches, full RV hook up, ski/board waxing and storage area,


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Beautiful Northwest Lodging - Rainier View Lodge (Mt. Rainier in the livingroom)
average rating of 4.9 based on 52 reviews

Beautiful view of Mt. Rainier!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six had a lovely time in this well-appointed lodge. We had plenty of room and the house had everything it advertised. We especially enjoyed the view of Mt. Rainier from the front of the house. Our spring visit gave us good weather for a fire out back with dinner at the picnic table. The house is very clean and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a nice place to stay just a very short drive to Mt. Rainier National Park. June 2, 2017

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write this review, we really appreciate it. Reviews are frequently the deciding factor for future guests. We hope you will stay with us again.
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Unreasonable property owner ruined our family trip.

  • 1 of 5

This experience was the worst of my life. This property owner's over the top requests for detailed information on all of those staying on the property is both paranoid and insulting. Her list of rules for the property was pages and pages of paranoid requests that made my family feel very uneasy about staying at the property from the beginning. We had a last minute addition to our party that took our occupancy from 6 to 7 in a home that is listed as accomodating 8. The owner refused to refund our deposit in full because she claimed that the additional guest made the cleaning of the property take twice along.

The fact that one more person joined us did not cause any additional cleaning time or services. To claim otherwise is unreasonable and simply unfair. The home was left in pristine condition and to claim otherwise is simply a lie.

I have been in the service industry for most of my life and I cannot believe the way I was treated by this property owner. She set us up to fail because of her insane procedure requests. She repeatedly communicated that she knew I had 7 and not 6 guests as if disciplining me. Since when did something so innocent, get treated like a major offense. It felt like we were in a police state and being watched by this paranoid women. I have stayed at other VRBO residences and had wonderful experiences. In life, things don’t always goes as planned and the property owner's inability to be reasonable is very disappointing.

Check-in was at 4. We traveled from far, not knowing how good of time we would make. The fact that we were there an hour early and that you are counting that against us is insane! We could have wasted time in town to await the exact check in of 4pm if we knew this was considered such a horrible thing. We chose stay because the housekeepers at the home said that it was ready. Check in times are a suggestion and it is always subject to slight changes due to arrival time and good customer service.

I have stayed at other VRBO residences and had wonderful experiences. In life, things don’t always goes as planned and the property owner's inability to be reasonable is very disappointing.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First, let me say thank you, LA, for your patronage from Olympia, WA to both Rainier View Lodge in April 2017, Hall Creek Cabin in March 2014 and taking the time to write this review. Reviews have inestimable value as a public forum for hosts and guests alike, both present and future. I would like to use this opportunity to inform travelers whose paths will cross ours, as they search properties for their own vacations. To those who have read this far, I ask you to consider all 51 of our reviews before coming to a conclusion: 47 - 5 star, 1 - 4 star, 1 - 1 star (this one) and 2 without ratings. While in the Rainier View LA wrote, “Everything has been great, thank you,” so the follow-up comments after the refund of $245.15 (the $300.00 deposit minus the extra occupant fee of $25.00 per person, per night x 2 nights, plus WA state lodging tax @ 9.698%, all of which is posted on the VRBO/HomeAway site), was a shock. This review was not. In the vacation rental (VR) community, there is a wide disparity of owners. From the single unit (whole house, room or condo) that manages their own property to the mega-unit owner that hires a property manager, and everything in between. We own/manage 4 houses, very hands on, available and successfully hosted domestic & international guests in all our houses since 2006. Additionally, there is a wide disparity of guests with differing expectations, communication styles and an even broader range of technological skills for making a reservation (payments & paperwork). This disparity can be a minefield and navigating from inquiry to booking and beyond, potentially treacherous. It is important for guests to understand that contracts and posted site information is not a “suggestion.” Be sure to view all pictures and read provided information. If you still have questions/concerns address them during the reservation process, not after. It is our goal to appropriately match each property with the guests who use them as both guest and host need to be happy at the end of a stay.
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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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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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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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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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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.


Rates & Availability

Packwood Lodge Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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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