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Winter is Nearly Here, Watch it from the Deck or Inside from Our Large Windows

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Front of Cabin Surrounded by Large Deck

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Last updated: 12/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Packwood cabin description

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

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1360 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Pets welcome - $25 pet fee charged at booking....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (1) Two bedrooms feature queen beds, one bedroom features a double bed futon., Baby Cribs (1) One pack-n-play crib available upon request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa in Great Room converts into a queen bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Fire pit in front of cabin - newly rebuilt. One night's worth of firewood at site. Contact owner if you will need more firewood....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Puzzles and board games, cards, dice are provided for all ages. ...moreless

              • Music Library
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                New 32 inch flat screen TV. Blu-ray DVD player with wireless access connected to TV.1...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rafting
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Dining table seats 6 plus dining bar seats 3 - bar chairs....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Forced air furnace with heat pump provided central air conditioning through out the house....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Dryer is available in the mud room for guests' use....moreless

              • Gas Fireplace
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Central forced air heating through out house....moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                All linens are provided for all beds and sofa bed. Pillows, cases, sheets....moreless

              • Living Room
              • Mobile Phone:

                Verizon and Sprint receives strong signals. AT&T does NOT get a signal in Packwood....moreless

              • Parking:

                Parking is on the property and secure. ...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone:

                Local access only...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Bath towels, hand towels, washcloths; Kitchen towels; Hot tub towels - are all provided....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Washer is available in the mud room for guests' use. Laundry soap provided....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                DSL Internet ...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                Flat bottom drip coffee maker - filters supplied....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Fully equipped....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Service for 8 plus....moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped Kitchen. Everything you need except the food!...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven:

                Gas oven....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Salt, pepper, coffee, tea, and a few seasonings....moreless

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                600 square foot deck facing the river. Deck furniture in place....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill:

                Propane BBQ grill with Propane tank provided....moreless

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                The heated hot tub is outside just off the deck. Seats 4-5 people. ...moreless

               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.9
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $150 $175
              Fri, Sat

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Pet Fee $25
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
              • One time cleaning fee $60
              • Tax Rate 9.8%

              Notes:

              Pet fee, when allowed is $25 per pet

              Pricing for stays in 2015 will be $160/ weekday and $190/ Weekend days, $1010 weekly .

              If you make your 2015 booking before the end of the year, you will still get the 2014 pricing.

              Stay 7 nights and pay for 6!= One week rental is $950.00

              All rentals Plus the Lodging tax of 9.8


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              Last updated: 12/21/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2001

              About the owner: 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.

              Why the Owner 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.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              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.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Front of Cabin Surrounded by Large Deck

                Front of Cabin Surrounded by Large Deck

              • Dining Table seats 6 people.

                Dining Table seats 6 people.

              • Fully Equipped Kitchen and Breakfast Bar. Bar seats 3 people.

                Fully Equipped Kitchen and Breakfast Bar. Bar seats 3 people.

              • Third Bedroom/Reading Room with Full Size Futon Couch

                Third Bedroom/Reading Room with Full Size Futon Couch

              • Master Bath with Jetted Tub and Large Shower

                Master Bath with Jetted Tub and Large Shower

              • View of deck with gas BBQ and Hot Tub.

                View of deck with gas BBQ and Hot Tub.

              • View of Covered Back Porch and Yard

                View of Covered Back Porch and Yard

              • View of River and Large Deck from Side of Cabin

                View of River and Large Deck from Side of Cabin

              • Elk crossing the Cowlitz River in front of our cabin

                Elk crossing the Cowlitz River in front of our cabin

              • First snow of the 2013-14 winter season!

                First snow of the 2013-14 winter season!

              • Great Room with gas fireplace, flat screen TV, Blu-Ray DVD player.

                Great Room with gas fireplace, flat screen TV, Blu-Ray DVD player.

              • View of the River from our Great Room.

                View of the River from our Great Room.

              • Master Bedroom with Sliding Glass Door to Deck and River

                Master Bedroom with Sliding Glass Door to Deck and River

              • Second Bedroom with Queen Bed

                Second Bedroom with Queen Bed

              • Laundry Room with washer/dryer and sink.

                Laundry Room with washer/dryer and sink.

              • Our hot tub seats 4-5 people.

                Our hot tub seats 4-5 people.

              • Covered porch with rocker bench.

                Covered porch with rocker bench.

              • View of Cowlitz River from Deck

                View of Cowlitz River from Deck

              • View from the cabin of the full moon rising across the river

                View from the cabin of the full moon rising across the river

              • Owner and granddaughter enjoying our new benches and fire pit.

                Owner and granddaughter enjoying our new benches and fire pit.

              VRBO #322095

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              Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

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              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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              Member since: 2010
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 12/21/2014
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              (360) 494-2530 (Washington, USA)

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