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Charming Log Cabin on Cowlitz River

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom +2 Bunk Areas, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

We own & rent 2 other cabins in Packwood. VRBO listings #246186 & #167530

Adorable Cabin on COWLITZ River. The ST HELENS CABIN at Cowlitz River Cabins Retreat is a 1036 square foot fully furnished, beautiful A-frame cabin representing the quintessential style of vacation homes. This A-frame is as affordable as it is adorable!

The cabin’s exterior is made of hand scribed logs and cedar siding presenting a rustic charm, making it the perfect woodsy getaway. The interior has a spacious feel due to the open floor plan and the 22-ft vaulted ceiling, which soars above the great room. The room is bathed in sunlight by large windows with uniquely crafted valances. Several walls are beautifully painted a terra cotta two-toned color, which accentuates the vertical timber columns and horizontal logs seen throughout the room. Featured in the center of the great room, sits a gas stove, which burns with the natural look of real wood, and warms the entire first & second floors. The kitchen includes an island, which provides ample space for preparing meals and/or serves as an eating bar. A huge skylight brightens both the kitchen and dining areas.

The romantic bedroom/loft overlooks the living room and features beautiful mission style furniture. When your day is done, the queen size bed envelops your body into a heavenly white goose down feather bed. On the main floor, there are 2 built-in cozy bunker beds (1 full, 1 queen) with adorable woodsy animal printed curtains that draw closed for privacy.

Outside, a wide set of stairs that bring you up to the entrance features patios on each side. A private jetted hot tub sits on one side and on the other, a barbecue and picnic table to enjoy an outdoor meal.

Cowlitz River Cabin Retreat serves equally well as a weekend cabin, summer retreat, or a ski chalet. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy its proximity to White Pass Recreation area and Gifford Pinchot National Forest, which offers many year round recreational opportunities. This area is not 'touristy' yet attracts thousands of visitors due to it's rugged beauty. If it's peace and tranquility that you’re seeking, you might curl up with a good book or take a stroll down to the river and sit and listen to the water!

This woodland site is shared with numerous wildlife creatures such as elk, deer, raccoons, and wild geese, to name a few. In the early morning and evening hours, frogs from a nearby pond will occasionally serenade you. If you look overhead, you will often spot a pair of eagles soaring high above, but sometimes you have to take a closer look as what your seeing may instead be hang-gliders who have leaped off nearby dog-mountain, soaring like eagles and are a real treat to watch! Anyone interested in a tandem?

Keywords: Cabin Retreat

More Details

Owner
John
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017

About John

Our names are Bill & Tricia Meier and we are the proud owners of these beautiful Cowlitz River Cabins & Tipi. Each is named appropriately, starting with the RAINIER LOG HOUSE, THE ADAMS CHALET, THE ST HELEN’S COTTAGE. And last but not least is our beautiful TATOOSH TIPI.

As far back as our dating years, we had dreamed of moving out of the city of Olympia and building a log house somewhere high in a mountainous area.

Why John chose Mount Rainier

About 10 years ago, we got serious and started our search throughout Washington and Oregon for land that would be just the right fit for us. Within a year we stumbled onto this piece of ground and it was love at first site. Finding these 8 acres of land was the beginning of making our dreams come true. Within 2-years of our purchase, we packed up our belongings and moved out to our 8 acre piece of Packwood Heaven.

The first of our cabins to be built was the Rainier Log House. Our plan had always been to purchase a log house kit, but Bill decided he desired an AUTHENTIC log house and he wanted to master the construction himself from top to bottom. So after purchasing a used boom truck and enough logs from a neighbor logging who was logging his property, Bill was on his way. The Rainier Log House was his first masterpiece. Next came THE ST. HELENS COTTAGE and THE MT. ADAMS CHALET soon followed.

It has all been an adventurous labor of love. We hope, whichever of our beauties you choose, you will make memories to last forever.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We absolutely loved our stay here and the garden. It was quite enjoyable having fresh veggies for dinner. We even made fresh strawberry rhubarb crisp for dessert. We discussed how nice it would be to to enjoy this more often. We will be back! Thank you so much! :-)
Aug 2013
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Amenities

Randle Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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average rating of 4.7 based on 34 reviews
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Beautiful Cabin at Beautiful Location

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is beautiful and in a beautiful location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Just a few minor drawbacks: whoever had used the cabin last had pets on the furniture and the couches had not been cleaned, resulting in a few allergic reactions. Also, the VRBO post said that the cabin sleeps 8 but it really only sleeps 6. Dishes are provided but not enough for the number the cabin sleeps (only 3 bowls, 5 plates, etc). Overall though, it was a great getaway!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay and apologize for the pet hair. The Lady that cleans the cabins takes a lot of pride in making sure the cabin is spotless before each guests arrival. She did mention that there was a lot of pet hair both in and outside of the cabin after the previous guests left... Unfortunately it sounds like she missed some. Thank you for bringing the lack of dishes to my attention; I will address that immediately!
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5

Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here, enjoyed the stunning views and the short walk to the river. The cabin is cute and cozy, it had everything we needed for our weekend getaway. Big Thanks to John and family!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're very welcome! Glad you enjoyed your stay... John
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5

Absolutely gorgeous setting! Wish I lived there!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arriving at the cabin, I was in love with the setting! If you are looking for a cabin set in the middle of a forested area, this is it. The owners have taken special care to make the property feel like you are staying in a place you could call home. There are three cabins but none interferes with the privacy of the other. The landscaping is beautiful. They have carefully thought of every detail on the property: an idealic tree where a special event could take place, a vegetable garden for your picking, a play area for children, a forested path down to the river, not to mention all of the trees surrounding you. If you love trees, this cabin or any of their three cabins are for you! The Mnt St Helens cabin is the smaller of the three cabins. It would make the most sense for a young couple or a family with children. The view from the cabin is spectacular. I look forward to returning and checking out the other cabins as well! We met the owner of the property and he was very kind. He was out mowing the lawn! I highly recommend staying here. And I will be going back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back anytime!!!!
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Mequon, WI, USA
5

One of the best places we rent

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at he Adams cabin for 7 days (August 2016). The cabin is great, clean, and very well taken care off. John was always available and ready to answer our questions and provide recommendations about local places. Location is perfect, its quiet, with beautiful view, next to the river. Organic garden was a delight, co many vegetables and herbs (huge plus for us, since most of us are vegetarians). Packwood is great little town, great Market, you can find all you needed there (food supply). Hike to Packwood lake is highly recommended (4.2 miles, beautiful blue water). Cabin is fairly close to Mount Rainier Park (about 40 min to Paradise, 90 min to Sunrise).

We rented many properties through VRBO and this one is probably one of the best.

Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent 3 nights in this cozy cabin and really enjoyed ourselves. Nice get-away! The cabin had everything that we needed and was nice and clean! We brought our dog as well! No issues....we will be back!!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you and the Family enjoyed the Cabin! It was nice meeting the growling dog as well;) John
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-Bend, OR.
5

Sisters retreat

  • 5 of 5

My Sisters and I stayed at this Charming cabin for a 3 day break from the real world.

It was the perfect location for us to reconnect and catch up. We planned on sightseeing, but ended up just staying close to the cabin and the grounds.

Very relaxing and peaceful and the owners were very sweet!

Thank you

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
101 Miles
Sea Tac Airport, Seattle, WA
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Peter's Inn in Packwood
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Glenoma
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Peter's Inn
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
White Pass
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Pet Fee $30
Damage Deposit $200

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.