|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Find HALL CREEK CABIN 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. 19 miles from White Pass Ski Area.
Inside HALL CREEK CABIN is 800 sq. ft. of coziness with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and a great room with a queen size hide-a-bed. The living area provides comfort and relaxation and the comfy mattresses in each bedroom, promise swift transport to dreamland with plump pillows and warm comforters. The great room is complete with new (2010) live-edge counters in the kitchen and a well-equipped kitchen.
Outside offers a hot tub, fresh alpine air and a wonderfully wooded area behind the cabin. Hall Creek tempts a visit, as do neighborhood elk.
Keywords: Cabin, Chalet, cottage, bungalow, house, country house
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 cabin in 2006
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.
We spent every weekend for almost a year in Hall Creek Cabin while we built the Rainier View Lodge. We really made it our home away from home. I enjoyed the hot tub under a star studded sky, the song of Hall Creek, wood smoke on the wind and the plethora of passing elk . . . what a combination! It's a great place to dream and build!
This cabin is clean, comfortable and has everything you need to enjoy yourself. The living room is cozy and comfortable for evening visits complete with "fireplace" and a DVD for movies. The full kitchen has all the supplies you need to prepare your meals, even coffee filters. The beds are VERY comfortable and bedrooms/bathrooms meticulously clean. All this and heaven too! What a great location, being such a short drive to the scenic Mt. Rainer National Park. In addition, it is an easy walk into the little town of Packwood where you will find a fabulous coffee shop and very possibly some elk will be walking by to greet you.
My recent stay at this lovely nostalgic pacific northwest cabin in Packwood was wonderful. The cabin furniture was very comfortable, the décor mirrored the ambiance, mountain and western feel. Everything we needed for a comfortable stay in the cabin was available. We had picturesque scenes of Mt. Rainer and beautiful fall foliage, trails and nearby within walking distance was the little town of Packwood. You couldn't ask for a better retreat to refresh your soul and spirit !!!
Four of us spent a weekend in this comfortable little cabin and took day trips into the Paradise area for hiking and exploring Mt Rainier NP. The cabin was well equipped for cooking meals and the beds were comfortable. There were other cabins close by, but the neighborhood was quite and the hot tub felt good after a day of hiking.
Our experience in Packwood was superb! It was the perfect getaway and the cabin was everything we needed and more. We have two young toddlers, and the house was baby/kid proof with little to no breakables within reach. We appreciated Marilly's kindness and thorough details (her instruction book at the house even gave us a good laugh), and would not hesitate to come back again. The hot tub was the icing on the cake!
We had a very enjoyable time at your cabin. The directions were perfect and we had no trouble finding it. We found the cabin in fine condition, very clean, and well appointed. Everything was as you had indicated and the house rules were spelled out. Especially liked that the kitchen was so well organized and included everything we needed. After two days of hiking, the hot tub was a welcome addition to soothe tired muscles. The only thing that did not meet our needs was the sofa hide-a-bed, which we were required to use. To say that it was uncomfortable would be an understatement. Besides, several of the springs that held the canvas to the frame were missing which caused it to sag to one side and did not give adequate support.
Weather wise it was a perfect weekend and I have never seen Mt. Rainier more beautiful. Marilly, I appreciated our several phone calls that answered any questions I had. Thank you very much.
The cabin was spotlessly clean and comfortable. We used it as a base for daily hiking in Mt. Rainier National Park, but there are plenty of other hiking options in the area as well (and Marilly has a binder full of suggestions to help with planning your stay). The hot tub was a great way to end each day of strenuous hiking! We would definitely stay here again if we're in the area.
Hall Creek Cabin 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.
Hall Creek Cabin 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 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|one-time cleaning||$65 + Tax|
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.