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Spend your next vacation in a beautiful Crystal River Ranch mountain home near the Crystal mountain ski area and Mount Rainier Sunrise Lodge. In the spring, summer and fall travel across Chinook pass or White Pass over the Cascade Mountains or drive Cayuse Pass to Mt. Rainier’s Paradise Lodge. The CRR home is 65 miles, 90 minutes, from Seattle off highway 410, 10 miles from the White River/Sunrise entrance of Mt Rainier National Park and 18 miles from the Crystal Mountain ski area. In addition to riding the gondola to the 6872' Crystal Mountain Summit House for an alpine dinner, spectacular views of Mt. Rainier and a mountain top alpine adventure Crystal offers special summer events in their day lodge and base meadow. In July through September the wild flowers on the upper elevations Mt. Rainier and Crystal are blooming. The National forest offers multiple day hike and overnight trails to crystal clear lakes and alpine meadows. From the White River campground experience high alpine weather and walk on the Inner glacier, the second most popular approach to Mt. Rainier’s summit. Or, drive to Sunrise and a Mt. Rainier National Park day lodge. The 90 mile Mount Rainer Wonderland trail circumnavigates the mountain and travels through Sunrise and the White River campground. In the lowlands off highway 410 explore the banks of three rivers, go for a mountain bike ride , horseback ride, fish, relax or take a motorcycle trip across the Cascade Mountains on the Naches trail. Crystal River Ranch has a river walk, community center and recreation area. The cabin has a supply of outdoor furniture, a hammock and a tree swing for the kids. Our Crystal River Ranch home accommodates a maximum of 6 people in three bedrooms, on two queen beds and two single beds. The loft bedroom is large and has its own bathroom. The second bathroom and two bedrooms are located on the main floor. CRR is a community of part time and full time residents located at 2300’. A local herd of Elk wander the community and can be viewed on the roads, in yards and on the lawn of the community center. There are no businesses in the Ranch but a handful of stores and one dining/tavern option are two miles west in Greenwater. There are additional dining and store options east at Alta Vista and Crystal mountain or further west beyond Greenwater in Enumclaw. The cabin is furnished with linens, towels, blankets, cutlery and all the pans you can imagine using. The only thing missing is you, your food, clothing, personal toiletries and 5 friends.
Keywords: Crystal River Ranch, Crystal Mountain ski area, Mt Rainier National Park, Chinook Pass, Cascade mountains, Greenwater, White river watershed, snow ski, winter retreat, cross country, snow shoe, virgin forest, winter recreation, winter holiday, private setting, forested, wildlife habitat, Elk preserve, community center
Kids are welcome. Children eight and older must be counted in the total occ count. The community center has a play area and there is a swing in the yard....moreless
There are two rooms with a queen and two single beds and a full bathroom on the main floor. The hot tub sits on the ground and has three steps up to the edge. The front door is two steps up from the gravel driveway. there are no other steps on the main floor....moreless
second floor bathroom attached to third bedroom...moreless
The property is located in Crystal River Ranch across the river from highway 410. the yard is fenced sunny yard surrounded by tall firs at the end of cul-de-sac. The CRR community is an Elk preserve, the Elk wander the commuity year round and a neighbor feed the elk each winter. ...moreless
few novels, hiking, biking, Rainier, NW flora and fauna ...moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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cleaning and breakage$125 + tax
Crystal Mountain ski area priority parking pass provided Dec - April
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Natches Pass historical trail. Mid-1800's Wagon train route from Fort Walla Walla to Fort Steilacoom called the Walla Walla to Steilacoom Pioneer Citizens Trail. Follow forest service road 70 across the Cascade mountains to Little Natches, open July 15 - November 15, weather (snow) permitting.
Mt. Rainier summit route via the Emmons Glacier, Mt. Rainier Sunrise Lodge, Mt.Rainier White River Campground
gondola ride to the summit of the Crystal ski area for breakfast and 'first tracks' during the ski season and dinner and a sunset the rest of the year.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: My time at the cabin is priceless. It is more than a stopping off spot to sleep and eat. It is an escape into the sights, smells, chill of the nights and outdoor exploration associated with camping in the woods. But, this cammping trip comes with hot/warm water, central heating, soft beds and warm blankets.
Why the Owner Chose Greenwater: The ranch has a caretaker providing a secure environment and the home is close to our home in Seattle, Crystal saki area and Mt Rainier. We now snow ski several days in a row and cross country ski from our back door. When we aren't skiing we road and mountain bike, hike in the Nation forest and explore the forest service roads. On occasion we take a morning trip across Chinook pass for breakfast at Gold Creek or Whisky Jacks. Within 30 miles we can bike across three mountain passes or up to Sunrise on wide shoulders in slower car traffic than the other Cascade passes.
The Unique Benefits at this Chalet: At 2300' elevation RR receives snow when snow is falling in the NW foothills. Summers are warmer than Seattle and it rains less frequent. There are walking trails running throughout the CRR community, one along the White river. Within walking distance forest service road 74 is gated and good for longer walks, very safe bike riding and cross country skiing.