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Ashley Duncan

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

STARGAZER RETREAT CREEKSIDE W/ HOT TUB--RAINIER MOUNTAIN RENTALS

24 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Washington Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3-5)

Relax in a great 1200 sq. ft. two story cabin in the woods. We offer a two queen size beds and a futon bed (located in the living room) for our guests. The living room has a electric fireplace and 60" flat screen TV. The house is equipped with central heating. There is a video library with over 300 movies to choose from and a pop corn maker to add to your movie experience. Please help yourself to the board games which are located in the same cabinet. There is also electric fireplace and couch in the main bedroom. Our kitchen is fully stocked with everything a cook might need. We have all the indigence for a relaxing get away! Don't forget to pack your swim suits! There is a private covered hot tub in the back with a great view of the creek. Come stay and enjoy this cozy cabin. There are several flower gardens welcoming you as you approach the front door.

Interested in dining out? There are many restaurants in the area located on our website. During your stay you may get lucky and see an elk or deer right out the front window.

The cabin is close to the paradise entrance of Mt. Rainier National Park (approx. 5 miles away). The park includes great hiking trails and beautiful scenery. Lastly, there is picnic table, portable fire pit and gas BBQ outside so you can relax and enjoy the outdoors. This cabin is NON-SMOKING inside the cabin. We have additional photos of the property on our website which is listed below. We mange two cabins on VRBO please also visit The Three Pines Cabin for additional dates.

Keywords: Cabin, House, Retreat, Mt. Rainier Getaway House to Rent Daily rental paradise entrance mount rainier entrance close Ashford Washington rental property. Our maximum guests is 5 people.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ashley Duncan (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Ashley Duncan

We are here to make your stay a memorable one!

We are happy to personalize your stay by presenting you with recommendations on events happening near by, restaurants, outdoor activities, as well as, help you strategize on how to beat the crowds in the national park!

Depending on the time of year there are a multitude of activities and events that take place locally such as: zoos, beer tasting, Mountain Festival, movie premiers, car shows, Fourth of July firework shows, Morton Logger Days Festival, and Roy Rodeo just to name a few.

Ashley Duncan purchased this cabin in 1990

Why Ashley Duncan chose Washington

The view is beautiful and so calming. Great place to enjoy the outdoors.

What makes this cabin unique

The are many deer and elk roaming the area. The cabin is only 5 minutes for the park entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. Come enjoy the enclosed hot tub area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay at your cabin. Some of our favorite moments. Deer in the yard. Sound of the creek. A trip to the hot tub. Soccer with the kids in the yard. Proximity to Mt. Rainier.

Thank You!
Aug 2012
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Reviews

4.7
based on 24 traveler reviews

STARGAZER RETREAT CREEKSIDE W/ HOT TUB--RAINIER MOUNTAIN RENTALS
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 35 reviews
5

Perfect base for a successful summit!

  • 5 of 5

We were searching for an alternative to a bunkhouse for our climbing foursome, and we hit it out of the park by picking Paul's retreat! It is so convenient to Ashford center, and only a 10 minute drive from our guide's headquarters. Multiple bedrooms and bathrooms made the logistics of packing gear and getting out the door in the morning that much easier, and we really enjoyed having the fully equipped kitchen to cook some tasty meals and adequately fuel. The ability to do laundry is an added bonus, if not just to dry your gear after snow school on the mountain. The impressive library of movies and hot tub also kept us relaxed and distracted from the hard work ahead, as did checking out the deer that gathered across the street at dusk. Everything inside the cabin was clean and incredibly well stocked.

The owner Paul is truly a gem. Definitely take him up on his offer to show you all of his beautifully crafted furniture pieces - each has a story and is incredibly unique. He even brought us a great tyvek sign to display at the summit (which we did!), and made a fantastic birthday card for one of our party who happened to be turning 30. We hope Paul also had a wonderful birthday that week! We will never forget our stay at Stargazer Retreat (aptly named after the beautiful garden full of lilies) and hope to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Climber's Paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

"A climber's paradise! If you're in town making an attempt on Mt. Rainier, this is the place for you. From the location close to both major mountain guiding centers, to the spacious rooms for organizing and packing gear, to the hot tub for your post-climb relaxation, the Stargazer retreat is definitely the place to stay. The home was clean, cozy, and comfortable and stacked to the brim with amenities (fully stocked kitchen, toiletries including shampoo and body wash, and electric fireplace). Outside of the home is a beautiful backyard with a natural stream that provides a great place to relax and soak in nature without having to even leave home.

But perhaps better than all of this was the host! Paul is a local legend and one of the nicest people I've ever met. He made us a homemade cheesecake, one of the best I've ever had, wishing us a safe summit! Paul built the house and most of the furniture inside himself and his craftsmanship is remarkable. If only our climb had ended in as much success as our stay! Couldn't recommend this place enough."

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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unplug

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was comfortable and clean. It was spacious and the property is lovely. We turned off the cell phones and put away the Nintendos. We left the laptop, ipad, and itouch at home. We didn't have Wi-Fi, and we didn't miss it. In the evening we sat in the hot tub and listened to the frogs croaking down by the creek. It was wonderful to unplug and spend some quality time together. We had a great time hiking at Mt Rainer. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our 2.5 yo son were lucky enough to find this place for a relaxing getaway from Seattle. The cabin was very clean and extremely comfortable. Everything we could have needed was provided including lawn chairs for relaxing in the huge yard and a fire pit to roast some smores. Great location for access to Mt Rainier National Park and the local restaurants. Enjoyed the very short walk to the nearby water access in the community where our son was able to splash around in the heat of the afternoon. Can't wait to come back with some friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cabin and Owner!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Stargazer for our 32nd Anniversary. We absolutely loved our weekend here! I must say, what makes this cabin so special, besides of course the wonderful amenities is Paul the owner. He is such a helpful, kind, funny man we really could have spent hours just chatting with him! Of course the delicious cheesecake he made for us in honour of our anniversary was a tick in the plus column for him! Paul has made this a very easy place to stay whether you wish to let it for a weekend or for a longer stay. The cabin is stocked with everything you would need, a fully equipped kitchen, several fluffy towels, very soft bedding and extremely comfortable (at least for us) beds. There are so many videos there is something for everything to watch on a huge flat screen television as well as many board games. There is a washer and a dryer, BBQ, hot tub, fire pit, fishing poles to take to the private lake just a short stroll from the cabin, folding chairs for outdoors. Really Paul has thought of everything you will need for a home away from home. The furniture, while not just off the showroom floor, is all plentiful and quite comfortable. Take note of all the wooden details throughout, Paul is quite an accomplished craftsman.

Paul called us a few days before we arrived to give us a few instructions and to be sure we had the directions to the property and what to do upon arrival. He requested an ETA so he could come to meet us when we got there. This was very helpful since he built the cabin! He gave us a tour throughout the property as well as what to do in the area, places to eat, attractions, etc. Following Paul's information we ate at Wild Berry. This was a wonderful choice! They have two menus, one traditional American food whilst the other menu is listed as Sherpa. We both had curry dishes which we love, these were delicious and a great deal of food! The service of was very quick. We ate one lunch and one breakfast at Copper Creek, both meals were good but really nothing to write home about, again typical American type selections. This establishment was always quite busy so perhaps it may be best to eat earlier or later than typical meal times. The service is agonizingly slow so plan accordingly if you have plans to be somewhere after your meal. If you get the chance go back down the road a wee bit and go to the Mt. Rainier Train Ride & Museum. Highly enjoyable! We enjoyed our stay at the Stargazer immensely!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

huge two-bedroom house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 nights at the property. It is a house with lots of amazing details that made the house very unique and pretty. Each of the two bedrooms has a sitting area, which would make it very comfortable for two couples or a big family to stay. The property is also very close to the park entrance. We enjoyed the quiet environment and the flowers in the yard. Paul did a great job maintaining a beautiful house. Also, I must say that the bedding is truly of very high quality. I never stayed at any other VRBO properties that had better bedding.

I'd like to mention three more things, to me, they are not negatives, just want to provide tips for future explorers: (1) there is no wifi or cellphone signal in the house, if due to the characteristics of your work, you must be connected all the time, you might need to reconsider. For everyone else, we can just go to the local stores or restaurants to get wifi. (2) the stairs to second floor bedrooms might be a little steep for some seniors, need to pay attention especially coming downstairs. (3) If you plan to cook or BBQ, better bring your food in from cities on your way, the Ashford town center only has grocery stores similar to 7-11.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review! Especially your comments about the bedding. During the warmer months the sheets and cases are egyptian cotton- 600 stitch count or better and during the winter months they are true flannel fabric. In regards to the WIFI or cell phone connectivity, presently there is no cell phone service available in the Ashford area. In some cases depending on the cell provider some guests can pick up service. Verizon has obtained permits to construct a new cell tower here in Ashford, as we are hoping to have service in 2016. As for the tip regarding grocery stores, there are large, full service grocery stores located in Eatonville, Morton and Packwood. Each approx. 30 minutes away. Thank you again and we hope you stay with us in the future!
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Map

Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Copper Creek & Alexanders
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Several in town
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest

The property is located down the street from a small lake which is walking distance from the cabin. There is a swing set, small jungle gym, and picnic area.

There is little to no traffic that passes by the cabin which makes for a nice bike ride and quiet neighborhood.

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Rates & Availability

Ashford Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.8%

During Holidays, Holiday Rates will apply. There is a minimum stay of 3 nights and the holiday rate is $225.00 a night for up to four people.
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Amenities

Washington Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 upstairs, 1 down stairs Shampoo, conditioner and body wash are provided. Blow dryer and new wash puffs are located under the sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 2 Queen Beds (premium bedding provided) & 1 Sleep Sofa/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling

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