Mt. Rainier in Your Living Room
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Packwood lodge description
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 southern entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park and 17 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. Behind the house is a wonderfully wooded area and Hall Creek tempting a visit, along with neighborhood elk.
Keywords: Lodge, house, cabin,
- 2184 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
Well-appointed kitchen w/measuring cups, spoons & bake ware. Beside the listed kitchen small appliances, we have a blender, hand mixer, crock pot, small elec. skillet & 20 in. elec. pancake griddle...moreless
- Pantry Items:
- Coffee Maker:
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- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Linens Provided:
- Towels Provided:
- Living Room seats 11:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Air Conditioning:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Gas Fireplace
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Video Games:
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Music Library:
- Sports & Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Bird Watching
- Duty Free Shops
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- 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. ...moreless
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Our family stay here was wonderful. The rental process was easy and efficient. We have rented many properties through VRBO, but have never had a welcome book as complete as Marilly's. It was a great reference for the home, as well as the local area. The house is even better than it appears in the pictures. Everything was extremely clean and in good working order. The elk were with us both days that we stayed here. The second morning they walked up the driveway and lingered in front of the lodge as they headed up the hill. We walked the path behind the lodge and found a cow bedded down right behind the house. Thank you for sharing your beautiful property with us! We would love the opportunity to visit this area again!
- Guest Travel Bug (Dover, DE)
- Date of stay 10/08/13
- Review Submitted 10/14/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Dear L, I welcome the opportunity to serve you and your family again! My husband and I really do try and anticipate the needs and desires of our guests. Your comment, validates that effort, thank you. October is the month of bugling elk. Here's hoping you heard as well as saw them on the property. The colors are changing, now that the government is back to work, Mt. Rainier National Park is open again. This one thing demonstrates how we can't control every aspect of someones visit. Thanks again, Marilly
This weekend was one of the bests I think we have ever gotten away! the lodge was beautiful and so peaceful! I could not of asked for better! the owner was so sweet and worked with us to let us fit in one more night to stay! There were board games and puzzles we played all weekend! Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful lodge! We would love to come back!! the baby crib helped out so we did not have to pack all things baby!!
- Guest Baillie (Steilacoom washington)
- Date of stay 03/15/12
- Review Submitted 03/19/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Dear J & B, It was our pleasure to host you this weekend, and I can't thank you enough for the condition in which you left the house. Besides the board games and puzzles, I hope you had an opportunity to enjoy the indoor sauna and outdoor hot tub. You said you could not have asked for better, but I wish the weather had been nicer, so you could enjoy the view of Mt. Rainier, it is spectacular! Elk sightings first thing in the morning and at dusk are pretty exciting too. We hope you will come see us again!
Great place to stay while visiting Mt Rainier
Great place to stay while visiting Mt Rainier
Not far from the main road leading to Mt Rainier, a great and beautiful house. You have to be stunned by the view from the leaving room. in fact, it -really - seems the volcano is in the house through these huge cathedral-like windows. You will find here whatever you need to fulfill your desires. The kitchen is well furnished. The beds are perfect to rest after a day spent hiking in Mont Rainier national park and the teddy bears in the rooms are so cute ! But if the weather is bad, you can still enjoy your stay in the bonus room with a Wii (too bad there is only one game controller, it would be much more fun with two). There is also a table soccer game which unfortunately was broken at the time, hoping it will be fixed in the future. The hot tub is also restful and you can enjoy the view on the forest while relaxing and it is remote from the main road. You cannot be closer to nature. We even saw a group of elks just 20 meters away from the front porch. So, it is just an excellent place to stay while enjoying the wonders of mont Rainier.
- Guest Rbouche (Grenoble, France)
- Date of stay 07/24/11
- Review Submitted 09/08/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing.
Owner response: Loved hosting our new friends from France. We were surprised they didn't mention the indoor sauna in the master bathroom. If you arrive with aches and pains, this is a good way to leave them behind!
Guest comment entered by owner
HI there, 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!!
- Guest Susan
- Date of stay 05/27/09
- Review Submitted 05/27/09
Guest comment entered by owner
We had a great time last weekend and would recommend the cabin to anyone going to White Pass. Truly this was my best vacation rental experience. The amenities of your cabin were great!
- Guest Andrew Claiborne
- Date of stay 01/27/09
- Review Submitted 01/27/09
We stayed at the Rainier View Lodge over the New Year's week, 2008. It is such a beautiful home and in an amazing setting. We will definitely be back!
- Guest Karin 1 (Seattle, WA)
- Date of stay 01/12/09
- Review Submitted 01/12/09
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2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
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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 information). Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Rent 6 consecutive days, and the 7th is FREE. We require payment in advance 30 days prior to occupancy through Internet Payment Network or PayPal (w/additional fees). Reservations are not final until monies are received. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $300
- one-time cleaning fee: $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 9.698%
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- Nearest Airport: Sea/Tac or Portland International (PDX) at 135 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: White Pass Scenic Byway (Hwy 12) at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Blue Spruce Saloon at 0.3 Miles
- Nearest Ski: White Pass Ski area at 17 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Ironwood Green Golf Course at 7 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Cruisers Pizza at 0.3 Miles
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Fred, as a teacher, is a life time learner. His passion is 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, Vancouver Island & Victoria BC, and Fred managed a sailing trip to Aruba 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).
Why the Owner Chose Packwood:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
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 makes 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!
- Primary: (503) 288-0459
- Secondary: (971) 275-5243 (Oregon, USA)
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Front view of Rainier View Lodge
Entry/front door of the Rainier View Lodge
Great Room facing the front of the Rainier View Lodge
Master Bedroom w/king view 1
Master Bedroom entertainment center view 3
Master Bath w/Far infra-red sauna view 2
Main Bath view 2
Bear Room w/queen & full-size crib view 2
Cowboy & Indian Room View 2
Downstairs Bonus Room w/2 single beds & Wii view 2
Fire pit in the foreground, hot tub in the background
Photo of elk taken on the property view 1
View of Mt. Rainier from the front deck & windows of the Rainier View Lodge
Kitchen w/custom-made, 9 ft., live-edge table with matching benches.
Great Room facing the back of the Rainier View Lodge
Master Bedroom w/office alcove view 2
Master Bath view 1
Main Bath view 1
Bear Room w/queen & full-size crib view 1
Cowboy & Indian Room view 1
Downstairs Bonus Room w/2 single beds & Wii view 1
Downstairs Bonus Room w/2 single beds & Wii view 3
Woods behind Rainier View Lodge, picnic table and another view of the fire pit.
Photo of elk taken on the property view 2
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