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Marilyn Olmsted

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish

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17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Packwood Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 2-6, Fireplace, Wood Burning, Gas, New

Come enjoy our lovingly built home constructed in 2011! We have designed this cabin with comfort in mind, with a spacious great room, gourmet kitchen and luxurious bathrooms. With its 3 bedrooms 2 baths and 2300 SQFT the home accommodates 6 VERY comfortably.

Our wrap-around porch provides a protected area for you to enjoy the outdoors, you might hear an elk bugle. Even the master suite (on the second floor) has a balcony overlooking the national forest, great to enjoy your morning cup-o-joe.

The real WOOD BURNING lodge style fireplace in the great room is second to none! For greater enjoyment we provide wood for your stay! There is a second bed and breakfast style gas stove is in the master suite, great for getting cozy.

All granite counter tops throughout the home, in the kitchen and in BOTH bathrooms. For the added touch there are porcelain vessel sinks in all bathrooms and a unique stainless steel farmhouse sink in the kitchen. To top it off the master suite has two shower heads in the all slate shower and a Jacuzzi Air Bath with its own heater, for the complete spa experience!

The home's kitchen was designed with luxury and function for the budding chef in mind. There is a large bottom freezer french door refrigerator, stainless steel farmhouse double sink, DUAL FUEL - gas range DOUBLE oven and to clean it all up...a very quite dishwasher. All appliances are top of the line Kitchen Aid including the commercial grade double Belgian waffle maker. For the coffee aficionados there is a burr grinder, old school Italian espresso maker and a stainless steel thermal carafe drip coffee maker.

Each room has a different feel from the Restoration Hardware sleigh KING bed in the master suite, to the mission wood bed and solid wood bed in the guest rooms. Your comfort is our top priority!

For the nights you want to stay in, you can take advantage of our flat screen TV with GoogleTV INTERNET! There is a DVD/BlueRay player, extensive DVD library and NETFLIX subscription included. WiFi and FREE long distance calling to anywhere in the U.S., Virgin Islands, and Guam. Let's not forget an ever growing book library for those who want to grab a good book by the fire....

Your backyard is the Gifford Pinchot national forest, with a year round waterfall within a 5 min stroll. Privacy at the end of a cul-de-sac, where you can enjoy peace and quiet with your family and friends.

The community boasts 3 POOLS (2 lap and 1 kiddie), clubhouse and 9 hole GOLF COURSE!

We are OPEN for Ski Season!! We keep our driveway plowed for your safety and ease of use. Getting to this cabin is never a problem!

Mt. Rainier National Park - 30 min

White Pass Ski Area - 30 min

Mt. St. Helens National Park - 1 hr

Yakima-wine tasting 1.5 Hours

Seattle, Washington 2.5 Hours

Portland, Oregon 2.5 Hours

Keywords: Gourmet Kitchen, Lodge Fireplace, Great Room, Family, Couples, Chef Kitchen, Spacious, 3 Bedroom, Spa Bath, Double Shower, King Bed, Queen Bed, Wrap-around porch, Granite

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Marilyn Olmsted (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Marilyn Olmsted

Lewis and Marilyn are two accountants from Florida. They built cabin by the falls as an escape from the busy lifestyle they have in South Florida.

Marilyn Olmsted purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Marilyn Olmsted chose Mount Rainier

Lewis has loved Packwood since he was knee high to a grasshopper. According to his baby book, Packwood was the first place he ever visited!

We love to hike, camp and be outside! Packwood is the perfect place to launch our adventures.

Marilyn's love affair began on the first trip to Packwood back in 2001.

Together they enjoy getting back to nature and the down home people.


based on 17 traveler reviews

Don't Settle for LESS than the BEST!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful house on wonderful private property with woods behind and on either side.

  • 4 of 5

This was a beautiful property with woods and privacy on a quiet culdesac. We didn't want to take a long hike on our first day there, so loved going to the waterfall right on the property and then to the Grove of the Patriarchs. We were there a month and never had to use the AC because the house was so cool. The kitchen was very nice with all kinds of amenities. The owner was very nice and helpful whenever we needed her. Only one recommendation - Chairs on the balcony and more furniture on the deck. It was a beautiful deck and would have loved to have had a few meals on it.

We saw lots of elk almost every day, either near town or right outside of it. Of course, we loved the hiking , and went to Packwood Lake, Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helen's among other wonderful places.

Stayed July 15 to August 15

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin with luxury interior

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was easy to find, clean and well-maintained. very quiet surrounding. The cosy open fire reminded us of our stays in cabins in Norway. The cabin is ideal starting point for short hikes directly behind the house, the vicinity of Packwood (Great hike to Packwood Lake!) and for longer rides to Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens. Marilyn's recommendation of Blue Spruce Saloon was accurate! If it wasn't so far from Germany, we would like to come more often.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better Than The Pictures

  • 5 of 5

3 Couples had a great time in this amazing cabin. The large kitchen is very well stocked. Everything is new, clean, and very comfortable. We had just enough snow to build snowmen, went on some great hikes just out the back gate, and enjoyed the extensive movie collection. We would all come back again and recommend to others!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect ski-weekend getaway in peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

Two of us had a quiet getaway in this beautiful home for the early part of ski season at White Pass. The access to the ski area is any easy drive just up the highway. The cabin is at the end of a rural road among tall trees in a very quiet setting. The whole place is very well designed with wide open spaces, yet grouped furniture so two people can have an intimate time, and large parties can separate into groups for games or tv, but also be all together in one great room. The kitchen is huge and modern with every convenience - a great pleasure to cook in with space for multiple people and prep areas. The top floor is a luxurious master suite. It rained the whole time we were there, so I didn't go on the trails, but sat out on the wrap-around deck under cover just listening to the rain falling on the trees. I also took some beautiful photos of an elk herd in a meadow less than a mile from the cabin! I highly recommend this accommodation. Although we were only here in winter, it seems perfect for any season.


- check WSDOT for road closures on Hwy 12 before heading to the ski area

- the wine bottle opener is in a wood box next to the wine glasses (wasn't immediately obvious to us)

- Verizon appears to have cell coverage here while other carriers reportedly don't

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We try and make the cabin a comfortable and welcoming home for all our visitors. Hope you visit us soon!
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Beautiful, well appointed "cabin"!

  • 5 of 5

To say this beautiful home is a cabin is an understatement. It's a well appointed, beautifully designed home in the woods. My husband and I spent 4 nights with 2 other couples in the Olmsted's cabin, with plenty of room to "breath", yet still be able to enjoy the common area as a group for games or watching movies.

Amenities: Everything was as described, plus Marilyn has thought of everything you could want for cooking meals at in the great kitchen in the cabin.

Maintenance/cleanliness: The cabin is very well taken care of and very clean

Marilyn was extremely responsive to any questions or concerns that I had. Her typical response time via email was less than 2 hours.

A couple of tips:

* All 6 of us didn't have a single bar of cell service the entire time we were in Packwood (At&T and T-Mobile) - print your stay details out in advance so you don't have to rely on cell data!

* Throw blankets are in the ottoman in the living room

* The internet is a bit slow, especially if multiple devices are using it at once

* There are 2 great trails directly behind the cabin

In short, everyone loved the vacation and we'll definitely book the cabin in the future if we find ourselves considering the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We try to make every stay at our home a memorable experience. Great idea posting tips! The internet and cell phone has always been an issue here, my husband and I just chalk it up to #PackwoodProblems! Hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Packwood's Finest

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay w/our friends in this beautiful home celebrating life! So convenient to Packwood and the annual Packwood Swap Meet and Sale. The kitchen was divine....we made every meal at the house over the 3 days. So many special touches and amenities....loved the Jacuzzi tub, fireplace and beautiful setting. A great get-away!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
5 minutes
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
5 minutes walking
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
5 minutes
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
25 minutes
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Packwood Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 9.8%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Weekly and Monthly Discount Rates Available, PLEASE Inquire!

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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Packwood Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Sealy Posturpedic - Euro Top , Queen size Beds (2) Sealy Posturpedic - Euro Top
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Blu-Ray player with Google TV - Netflix Included

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