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Award Winning home on 2 acres, Hot Tub, Pool table, Xbox

Bedrooms 6
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 6 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, Family Room (Sleeps 18-22)

Our 8 cabins were voted Best Cabins in the Northwest by viewers of Evening Magazine and KING 5 News! Come visit us next to Mt. Rainier National Park to discover why people love our cabins so much!

The Dancing Bear Lodge is our largest Washington vacation rental. The open beam vacation home is a spacious, custom built 2,400 square foot home. It is located on a quiet road, about 4 miles from the Park entrance, and is comprised of 2 buildings: the main house and the bonus area. The main house is included with every reservation and features four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Three of the bedrooms have king-size beds (which can be split into twins), the fourth has a twin loft bunkbed set. The large upstairs family room has a foosball table, TV, DVD player, and Xbox360 as well as three queen-size futons (with memory foam mattresses). We can prepare these as beds upon request. Also on the first level in the main house is a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, and living room with TV/DVD player and woodstove (firewood provided).

The second building is what we call the Bonus Room. It’s separated from the main house by a breezeway and adds another 1100 sq feet of space. This is where the pool table is located and there is a great room with a TV/DVD entertainment center and a kitchenette, as well as 2 more bedrooms (both with king-size beds that can be split) and a 3/4 bathroom with rain shower. The bonus area is included in the nightly rate for groups of 12 or more and is just $100 for smaller groups who want to spread out.

With the bonus area included, this home can comfortably accommodate up to 18 people in beds and a maximum of 22 people (we provide 2 queen-size blow-up mattresses and the necessary bedding for those additional guests).

The Dancing Bear Lodge sits on 2 acres and is bordered by national forest. Outside there is an 8' hot tub and a large outdoor fire pit for roasting marshmallows at night. There's also a wooden play structure for kids to enjoy and a grassy lawn for yard games.

The Dancing Bear Lodge is perfect for company retreats, family reunions, or just relaxing with friends. Discover the bliss of our Mount Rainier Cabins, your new favorite mountain retreats!

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018


Ashford Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Max. adults: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please observe quiet hours after 10pm Discharging a firearm and/or hunting on cabin and neighboring property is strictly prohibited
  • Upon check out, the home should be tidy, games put away, kitchen counters wiped down, dishwasher started.
  • Take out your garbage to the trash and recycle receptacles
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , Large shower
    Bonus Area bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Downstairs bedroom, main house - 1 king , King may be split into 2 XL twins
    Master bedroom, main house - 1 king
    Upstairs bedroom, main house - 1 king , King may be split into 2 XL twins
    Upstairs bunk room, main house - 1 bunk bed , Twin-over-twin loft beds
    Bedroom 1, Bonus Area - 1 king , King may be split into 2 XL twins
    Bedroom 2, Bonus Area - 1 king , King may be split into 2 XL twins
    Family Room, main house - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Loft, main house - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Award Winning home on 2 acres, Hot Tub, Pool table, Xbox
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Great house in Ashford!!

  • 4 of 5

This is an excellent house for large groups. It only missed an excellent rating because the living room was rather small and it had a "somewhat inaccessible" bedroom upstairs. The dining area and table were great, but the living room was too small for a large group to congregate. The upstairs bedroom is only accessible through the upstairs bathroom. If someone is in the bathroom you are stuck in the bedroom until they are finished.

All in all, this is a great house and we would rent it again in a heartbeat.

p.s., no pets, even well behaved pets.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tapps Island, WA

Dave K

  • 5 of 5

Rented 10 VRBOs and have been happy with every rental. That being said this was the most amazing place of them all. The Lodge was supplied beyond belief and everything was in great condition. 17 of us had a fabulous time and not once did we find ourselves saying we didn't have enough space. Everything is as advertised and more! If I could give this more than 5 stars I would. Thanks to the owner it couldn't have been better!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Awesome cabin for a large group

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here November 2013 with 4 families with kids from 4 yrs to 12 yrs old and loved it. Plenty of room for everyone, super clean, and the kitchen was as good as home. The best part was the dining room table sat 18, so we could all eat together. The kids loved the hot tub! Mt Rainier park entrance was 5 minutes away, so there was tons of options for adventure and sightseeing. We would highly recommend, and plan on staying again.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Great weekend with friends and family!

  • 5 of 5

Our large group (21 adults & kids) had a great time at Dancing Bear Lodge! The kids loved the foosball table, play structure and exploring the large private lot, and the grownups loved the hot tub, pool table, and awesome kitchen!

We had plenty of room to play and relax - the separation of space was well thought out, and the furnishings were all very clean and comfortable. There were so many small details that made the lodge feel like a home away from home, like toys and games to keep the kids entertained, extra supplies in the bathroom, and everything we needed to prepare meals.

I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing time at an amazing property.

  • 5 of 5

Dancing Bears is huge and hugely fabulous. Plenty of space perfectly laid out, LOVE the gigantic separate dining room, and really appreciated all the helpful info we received beforehand. It's quaint without being kitchy, just spacious enough, equipped perfectly, and the setting can't be beat. Even being there in early January with no snow, we were totally entertained - walks in the woods, silliness in the hottub, joyous and easy meal prep with all the high-quality kitchen gear provided. An amazing property for large groups. Hole up, play games, deal with the lack of cell phone reception, and enjoy friends and family in the perfect spot!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just got home, wish we didn't have to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our family trip - just got back this morning. Your place was perfect for our family. We enjoyed the fire pit in the evenings and the hot tub was so relaxing.

We mostly enjoyed each other and the peace and quiet. Wish we could have stayed longer and seen more of the national park. We went to Paradise and did a hike over to the glaciers, which the kids couldn't believe. Thanks so much - would highly reccommend.

Eric, Kendall, Jennifer, Jakob

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
SeaTac International Airport
Car: necessary

Swim and fish in the local lakes, hike natural wooded trails, identify meadow wildflowers, or just snap some photos and enjoy the wildlife. Go mountain climbing, take in the glaciers, waterfalls, and old growth forests. In the fall, view the spectacular autumn colors. During the winter, take guided snowshoe or cross country skiing tours with the park rangers, rent snowmobiles or bring up your sleds. Nearby attractions include Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Recycled Spirits of Iron Sculpture Garden, EZ Times Outfitters Horseback Rides, and boating and fishing at Alder or Mineral Lake.




Additional information about rental rates

Bonus Rm (groups < 12) $100 + Tax
Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.9%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
2-night minimum stay required on weekends (Fri/Sat must be booked together).
3-night minimum stay required over Federal Holiday weekends (Fri-Sun):
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 12, 13, and 14 @ $510/nt for 8 guests.
President's Day - February 16, 17, and 18 @ $510/nt for 8 guests.
Memorial Day - May 25, 26, and 27 @ $510/nt for 8 guests.
Labor Day - August 31, September 1st, and 2nd @ $510/nt for 8 guests.

3-night minimum stay during Peak Winter Season:
December 16, 2018 - January 5,2019

4-night minimum during Thanksgiving Holiday:
November 21-25, 2018

Bonus Room is included for groups of 12 or more and an extra $100 for smaller groups that want the extra space.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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