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Ski Season has arrived! Plan your winter stay with us now.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,360 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

There is nothing like watching the river and mountains from our deck or great room windows. No matter what season there is always something to see. Mama Elk helping new babies cross the river, magnificent eagles fighting over a salmon catch, beaver collecting debris and branches to build their homes, and a wide variety of ducks, geese, and birds. An amazing drama of some sort or another plays itself out right in front of our eyes.

Enjoy walks along the river, roasting marshmallows over our campfire pit, or lounging on the deck. In the evening you can stargaze and if you are lucky, watch the full moon rise from behind the mountains directly across from us and shine on the river below. Then fall asleep to the sounds of the river.

And that’s just for starters. We are located in close proximity to Mount Rainier National Park, Mount St. Helens, and the Goat Rocks Wilderness area. Literally minutes away are great trails to hike in the summer or snowshoe in the winter. White Pass Ski Area is only 25 miles up the road. With all the additions this year, White Pass will be the place to downhill and cross country ski and snowshoe. If you need equipment, our Spots Hut in town or the rental shop at White Pass can get you ready for your day’s activities. Then return home to the warmth of a fire, the comfort of a cozy cabin or soak away the day’s activities in our outdoor hot tub.

If you are looking for peace and solitude, for rest and relaxation after skiing or hiking this is the perfect place. We have heard over and over from people who have stayed here that they felt refreshed and ready to hit life again after a stay at our cabin.

“What a pleasure it has been for us to stay in your home. The beautiful rooms, well equipped kitchen and the beautiful view and relaxing atmosphere have helped us unwind from a long year of strenuous activity.” Howard & Betty, Paul & Romaine – Beaver Falls, PA

“We found your home to be a very comfortable place to return to each day after long and strenuous hikes in the beautiful surrounding areas. It’s a lovely retreat home.”

Christine & David, Lake Oswego, OR

Keywords: cabin, rambler, deck, riverfront, mountains, wildlife, ski, hike, White Pass

More Details

Owner
Mark or Sharon Romero
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

About Mark or Sharon Romero

My husband and I raised 3 children in Tacoma Washington before we moved to Packwood. Mark recently retired from the Boeing Commercial Airplane Company. I retired from Boeing several years ago. We discovered Packwood about 15 years ago and were in awe of the mountains surrounding the town. We are especially drawn to Mount Rainier. We moved to Packwood permanently 8 years ago so we could live the quiet rural life. We were not sure how much we would enjoy it after living in the city for so many years but we love it and can’t imagine living anywhere else. We recently built and moved into a second home so we are able to share our river house with others.

Mark or Sharon Romero purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Mark or Sharon Romero chose Packwood

We purchased vacation property and spent every weekend we could in Packwood. It was close enough from our home in Tacoma that we could throw a few supplies into our car on a Friday night and within 2 hours we could be sitting on our deck watching the moon rise from behind the mountains and shed its light on the river. Packwood is perfect for us because everything we love to do is just a short distance from here. We enjoy hiking, backpacking, skiing, snowshoeing, and rafting down the Cowlitz River. In just about 20 minutes we can be at a trailhead in the Goat Rocks wilderness area or the Stevens canyon entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. A little farther up the road and we can be at the White Pass Ski Area. We have created some wonderful memories here. In summers past we have headed up into the national forest just minutes away and put our rafts into the river. After a 2 hour rafting trip we would get out in front of our cabin and light up the BBQ. We have backpacked into the Goat Rocks Wilderness area with our children and our nephews. I like to think the rocks we added to the Pacific Crest Trail monument at the top of a peak are still there. We have hiked trials, snow shoed at Paradise on Mount Rainier and cross-country skied at White Pass Ski Area. But one of the best memories my husband and I share is when we pulled our mattress out onto the deck on a warm summer night and stargazed until we fell asleep. My husband woke me the next morning so I could watch elk graze in front of our deck. It doesn’t get much better than that! Our cabin by the river has been a great place to share with family and friends.

What makes this cabin unique

Our cabin sits just yards from the Cowlitz River. Morning walks with our dog Joey has become a ritual. We love watching him climb over and under logs brought down by the river. From our great room window we can watch a variety of wildlife, which for us, has been one of the best features of our place. Our cabin is just a 10 minute drive into the town of Packwood where we can load up on supplies and stop by the local coffee shop to catch up on the local gossip while sipping our lattes. Then walk through the town and check out our shops and thrift store. When we are finished with our day’s activities we enjoy sitting around the campfire, stargazing or playing games in front of the fireplace. Our cabin is a great place to stargaze – wide expanse with little artificial light to interfere. And of course we love the idea of sitting in the hot tub or the Master bath’s jetted tub after a strenuous day.

Map

Nearest Airport
119 Miles
Seatac Airport
Car: necessary

Amenities

Packwood Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1360 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3) All Three bedrooms feature queen beds, Baby Cribs (1) One pack-n-play crib available upon request., Sleep Sofa(1) Sofa in Great Room converts into a queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Notes:
Fire pit in front of cabin - newly rebuilt. One night's worth of firewood at site. Contact owner if you will need more firewood.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(78 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9615383 based on 78 reviews
5

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

This property looks even better than the pictures. Perfectly clean and cozy. We stayed over Thanksgiving weekend and I had everything I needed in their kitchen. During our stay, the river rose to unusually high levels. Mark called to make sure we felt comfortable and gave us the information to check the river level online. I appreciated that he took the time to check in on us, but otherwise left us to our weekend. (And the river levels were back down the following day.) The home is in a neighborhood, but tucked back and feels quite private. We loved the hot tub overlooking the river. Our kids loved the games and toys. Our dogs loved all of the new smells outside. This was the BEST Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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5

Lovely cabin

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful river-view, well-kept cabin with great movie choices! Mark is very responsive to questions. We would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Happy Valley, OR
5

Waterfront Privacy

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here a few times now, and it has become one of our favorite destinations. The home is cozy, comfortable and spotlessly clean. It's a great jumping off spot for so many hiking opportunities. We would highly recommend this as the best place to stay near Packwood!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bourbonnais, IL
5

Amazing property close to Mt Rainier.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful week at Cowlitz View for our anniversary. Mark and Sharon were excellent to deal with and surprised us with a bottle of wine and glasses sitting on counter when we arrived. The views from cabin are stunning. The cabin itself was perfect. Everything we could have wanted we found in it as far as utensils, blankets, games, movies, etc. This is an excellent property for families or couples. Quick trip up the road and you are in Rainier NP. Quick day trips from cabin to Mt. St. Helens, down to Columbia river, etc. We will deffinetly be back. Thank you for an excellent trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Jacksonville, FL
5

Fantastic view, home, and setting! The best Home Away place I've ever stayed!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED this home! We had planned to spend every available moment in Mt. Ranier, but after checking into this amazing home, we decided to just stay "home" the following day and enjoy this setting. It is right on a creek with an amazing view. Very quiet, peaceful with no homes on the other side of the creek. The home is large, comfortable, fully equipped kitchen, a true "home away from home". We enjoyed all our meals right there at the large dining table with a great view. Even some toys and DVD's and books for the children are provided. We had a few questions which the owner was happy to answer. A couple of us enjoyed fishing, while a couple of us enjoyed the hot tub. Roasting s'mores and star gazing were wonderful at night. I would highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Total Rest and Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cabin is a true gem in the rental market! We couldn't have asked for a cozier, more comfortable stay. From the moment we arrived, the stress of city life literally melted away, replaced by the beauty of our surroundings, inside and out. The Cowlitz River flows gently in front of the cabin, affording a spectacular view. The cabin itself is beautifully decorated and wonderfully spacious. Everything seemed intended to make us feel right at home. The kitchen is fabulously roomy with ample utensils and cookware. We loved the complimentary scone mix with jam. What a nice touch! A private bath with a walk-in shower and jetted tub off the MB was also a nice surprise, and the queen-size bed was very comfortable. Since it rained most of our stay, we enjoyed reading in the great room, a rare treat for us these days. Enjoying the peace and quiet of this beautiful property was a priceless experience! Thank you, Mark and Sharon, for making it possible! We can't wait to be with you again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $80 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.8%

Pet fee, when allowed is $25 per pet

All rentals Plus the Lodging tax of 9.8

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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