|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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,
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
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.
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!
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!!
What an amazing experience with good friends. Imaculate lodge, georgeous setting and view of Mt. Raineer, Unbelievable beauty experienced on hiking, nose to nose with Elk wondering through town, and to experience all this with wonderful freinds! It doesn't get any better.
I was invited with a group of friends for a weekend retreat. I didn't know what to expect, but I was blown away by the accommodations. The drive from Portland to Backwood was lovely, especially scenic in the beginning of fall. The lodge has an incredible view of Mt. Rainier. The weekend was so refreshing - we were able to enjoy a bonfire, a healing infared spa, comfy beds, a kitchen full of the right materials for cooking and a cozy comfortable atmosphere. The house was immaculately clean and spacious. I can't wait for my next visit. It is one of my new favorite spots. Plus, it's super close to many hikes - you have the benefit of privacy in the woods by the mountains and the convinces of the local town and outdoor adventures. 1000 thank you's Marilly and Fred!
We arrived on Friday night and checked out on Sunday. There was a large group of us so we used three houses. We did our meals together in the big house. The kitchen was fully stocked and convienient to use. The beds were comfy. Lots of hot water. We even had an infra red sauna in the master bath. The owners were very gracious and paid attention to every detail. Extremely clean and comfortable. We went on a hike to see the falls just down the road. It was beautiful. We also used the fire pit in the backyard one evening. There was plenty of room for our large group to sit around the fire. Overall it was an amazing experience. I would recommend any of these houses to friends.
When we arrived at 5:30pm on Friday evening, September 30th, we were totally caught off guard by the beauty of Mt. Rainier in all its glory as viewed from the living room and framed beautifully by the big windows of Rainier View Lodge. The fact that it was fall, and colors of brown, orange, yellow, and green made everything vibrant and colorful, really added 'punch' to the first impression of the lodge. it really is exactly as it's named! We had a great time while we were there!
Spotless property . Had everything we needed. Would be great for a large group. Saw elk crossing property. Enjoyed hot tub. Only negative was that washing machine was moldy on door gasket.
We initially booked the home because of the terrific Rainier view--and that was as advertised. But beyond that the house was terrific. Clean, well-stocked, and equipped with toys (hot tub, sauna) for a mountain visit. Paradise is about 1.5 hours away, as is Windy Ridge for Mt St Helens--but the drives are fine and part of the adventure.
We had internet connectivity problems, which the owners tried to address, but the problems were more related to the servers than to anything that could be controlled in the short run. The owner provided a helpful book of hikes and restaurants in Packwood and nearby.
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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|one-time cleaning fee||$100 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
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".
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