Home Near Crystal Mountain, Mt Rainier and Chinook Pass

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Mid-winter view of home from back yard


Last updated: 11/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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


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Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    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

  • Limited Accessibility:

    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

  • Non Smoking Only:

    no smoking inside or outside the cabin...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    large loft room with attached bathroom...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) the loft room has it's own bathroom and queen bed, Double Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    bath mat, floor rug, (4) hand/bath towel/wash cloth...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    second floor bathroom, floor mats and towels incl....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • Books:

    few novels, hiking, biking, Rainier, NW flora and fauna ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    recreation center has an air hockey table...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    HD satellite TV, DVR...moreless

  • Video Library:

    a small collection of action, romance and kid videos...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    forested setting, Elk preserve, CRR, Crystal River Ranch, community of vacation and full time homes with a community center, playfield horse corral, trails, river access, hiking and biking....moreless

  • Ski-In:

    seasonal cross country skiing, community trail system and closed forest service road 74...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling


  • Dining:

    stand alone dining table seats 6 comfortable...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access:

    WiFi router or plug-in available in loft bedroom...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    anti-static dryer sheets provided...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    long distance with-in the continetal US is free...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    thermostat controlled fireplace is adjusted 2* below the forced air furnace setting...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    forced air gas furnace in all rooms including an under the sink vent ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    fresh linens for two queen beds and two single beds provided and, towels for six persons provided for for each rental...moreless

  • Living Room:

    seating for 6 opposite the dining area for viewing tv and family gatherings...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    there is ample parking for three vehicles on the property...moreless

  • Telephone:

    cell phone reception is poor so we provide a land line for your convience...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    bath and hand towels and face clothes are provided for 6 ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    detergent provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi router located in loft bedroom area...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    conventional drip coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    pots, pans, knives, serving utensils, serving dishes and storage containers provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    hand towels, wash cloths, cutting boards, sandwich bags, fruit bowls, dishes, cutlery and several counter top appliances provided...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    oil, spices, sugar, tea, syrup and a few packaged items left by prior renters...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    2 step wrap-a-round deck surrounds the house from door to door. Outdoor patio furniture is provided for summer outdoor dining/entertaining. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Crystal Mountain ski area is 18 miles from the home. There are numerous cross country, snow shoeing and snow mobiling opportunities along highway 410...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    outside hot tub for four kept at 102* in the summer and 104* in the winter...moreless



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from 43 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
fall off-peak
Sep 7 - Dec 17, 2015
2 night min stay
$169 $211
Fri, Sat
$1,141 $4,558
peak holiday
Dec 18 - Jan 2, 2016
3 night min stay
Jan 3 - Apr 2, 2016
2 night min stay
$225 $282
Fri, Sat
$1,521 $6,078
spring off-peak
May 9 - Jun 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$169 $211
Fri, Sat
$1,141 $4,558
Jul 1 - Sep 10, 2016
2 night min stay
$189 $237
Fri, Sat
$1,258 $4,530
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$189 $237
Fri, Sat
$1,258 $4,530
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $140 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.9%


Crystal Mountain ski area priority parking pass provided Dec - April

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Last updated: 11/17/2015
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47 Miles
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Natches Tavern
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Washington State Ferry System -
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Enumclaw, Yakima area
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Sounder light rail, Amtrack
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
highway 410
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Natches Tavern, Crystal resort (several)
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain

Car: Necessary

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.


Owner info

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.

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Speaks: english



  • Mid-winter view of home from back yard

    Mid-winter view of home from back yard

  • front door

    front door

  • kitchen


  • main floor bedroon two, two twin beds

    main floor bedroon two, two twin beds

  • loft bedroom

    loft bedroom

  • Sunrise Lodge, Mt Rainier, White River entrance

    Sunrise Lodge, Mt Rainier, White River entrance

  • back yard in July

    back yard in July

  • hammock under the trees

    hammock under the trees

  • Lake Tipsoo, Chinook Pass picnic area, Natches trail trailhead

    Lake Tipsoo, Chinook Pass picnic area, Natches trail trailhead

  • street view

    street view

  • dining and living room with river rock wall and gas fireplace

    dining and living room with river rock wall and gas fireplace

  • dining


  • main floor bedroom one, queen bed

    main floor bedroom one, queen bed

  • main floor bathroom

    main floor bathroom

  • second floor bathroom

    second floor bathroom

  • hot tub

    hot tub

  • Crystal Mountain skiing

    Crystal Mountain skiing

  • back yard view, deck patio funiture and firepit

    back yard view, deck patio funiture and firepit

  • Sunrise day lodge open June - September, access from White River Ranger station

    Sunrise day lodge open June - September, access from White River Ranger station

VRBO #379601

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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