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Beautiful Northwest Lodging - Rainier View Lodge (Mt. Rainier in the livingroom)

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,184 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lodge, 3 + Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Find The RAINIER VIEW LODGE nestled amongst the trees in Packwood, WA. Historic Packwood is situated between Mt. Rainier, Mt. Saint Helens, Mt. Adams, surrounded by the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, and at the very center of Washington's White Pass Scenic Byway (Hwy 12), 'Playground of Volcano Country.' It is 7 miles from the southeast entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park and 19 miles from White Pass Ski Area.

RAINIER VIEW LODGE has 2,184 sq. ft. of luxury (built in 2009) w/custom, live-edge finish and decor: 'book-matched' cabinetry w/cedar and 'spalted' maple highlights, hardwood & tile floors, granite counters, feature lighting and a custom-made, 9 ft., live-edge table w/matching benches and 2 - 8 foot leather couches, which promise comfort and ease as you absorb the view of Mt. Rainier from the massive cathedral windows, or drift into dreamland quickly on comfy mattresses with plump pillows and cozy down comforters.

Immediately outside are decks front and back, for enjoying fresh alpine air. Up Begonia Lane and to the left, Hall Creek falls and creek tempt a visit, along with neighborhood elk.

Keywords: Lodge, house, cabin,

More Details

Marilly Morton
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Marilly Morton

Fred, as a teacher, is a life time learner. His passion is family, reading and sports. Marilly has a passion for family, birds, photography and traveling, visiting Nicaragua, The Netherlands, Germany & Italy. We both visited Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, Switzerland, Aruba, Vancouver Island & Victoria BC, and Fred managed a sailing trip to Belize with our oldest son.

To keep the international flavor in our home, we hosted exchange students including: two German, two Japanese, two Koreans, and one Colombian.

Besides our four vacation rentals, we own 2 Subway stores (in Portland, OR).

Marilly Morton purchased this lodge in 2008

Why Marilly Morton chose Packwood

We love the mountains, and Packwood is very like Switzerland, only the mountains are smaller and farther apart. It is in the center of Gifford Pinchot Nat'l Forest, 7 miles from the southern entrance to Mt. Rainier Nat'l Park, and surround by Tatoosh, William O Douglass, and Goat Rocks Wilderness areas. There is a constant flow of wildlife including: elk, coyotes, raccoon, fox, black bear, bald eagles, beaver and more, and year round recreational activities.

What makes this lodge unique

I enjoy being outside in the hot tub under a star studded sky with wood smoke on the wind from the fire pit while elk pass by, what a combination! Throwing snowballs from the hot tub in the midst of winter made for a great memory and photo shoot. Indoors offers every comfort from home and even more with a far infrared sauna to soothe tired muscles. I never tire of watching the many faces of Mt. Rainier or the elk and birds at the Lodge. It's a great place for dreaming!

Guestbook comments from the owner

HI there,

Just wanted to say a BIG THANKS for a wonderful weekend with our entire family!! The place was in tip-top condition and more than we were expecting. The place was perfect for us with sleeping, eating (love the BIG table), relaxing...the view and weather couldn't have been better!!

We went on day hikes in the area, found our church services in Morton for Sunday (we are Mormon) and appreciated your generous hospitality to open such a lovely home for us to enjoy together.

We loved the campfires at night and visiting around them. It was nice to have all 6 of our children gathered around the campfire and enjoy conversations and look into all their faces...truly a beautiful sight!!

Anyway, I don't know if you get to hear from your renters, but we absolutely LOVED our time there and say THANKS for having us!!
May 2009
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Packwood Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • $50 fee applied to the 60 day/100% refund cancellation - NO REFUND after 30 days.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The master has a far infra-red sauna and hair dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Provided: TP, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, liquid hand soap (NO makeup-remover towelettes, cream or oil, AND we ask you to BYO washcloth for makeup removal as makeup STAINS our white washcloths, NO toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash or hand/face creams of any kind)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , There is a playpen in the master closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bunk Area - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Full-size crib
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Crib (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
Inside: ski/board waxing and storage area Outside: Picnic table, fire pit w/benches, full RV hook up. You must obey posted Burn Bans by the local fire department on Hwy 12. We do not PROMISE firewood, but have been able to provide it most years through property maintenance, however, it isn’t always split and kindling is NOT provided. There is newspaper in the bottom drawer to the right of the refrigerator and matches just to the right of the slider in a black cast-iron holder, or a lighter in the top drawer to the right of the refrigerator.


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Beautiful Northwest Lodging - Rainier View Lodge (Mt. Rainier in the livingroom)
average rating of 4.8955226 based on 69 reviews

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The living room/kitchen was comfortable and accommodated our group of 8 easily. The propane stove was a nice touch. The location is very convenient to town and White Pass. There were a few little things I will pass on - not a complaint just to let you know. We are tea drinkers and didn’t find a tea pot/kettle. There weren’t any papertowels left in the kitchen or cleaning spray. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear KT, Thank you for your delightful 5-star review. In response to your “little things”: our goal is to accommodate as many of the needs/wishes/desires of our guests as possible, but in keeping with safety, sustainability and overall cost. All 4 of our properties on VRBO include full descriptions of what we provide and don’t provide. In the Hospitality section, made available to guests, under Kitchen/dishwasher, we clearly state: Automatic dishwashing pods provided AND liquid dish soap, scrubbing sponge, dish rag & dishtowels. Under Kitchen/Pantry items we state: Provided: napkins & (NO facial tissue, PAPER TOWELS, plastic wrap, aluminum foil, wax paper, ziploc or sandwich bags) S & P (NO additional spices, oils, vinegar, coffee, sugar, creamer). Sometimes those items are left behind by previous guests, but we do not provide them. In earlier years we provided a kettle in a couple of the houses but found guests would turn them on, forget and burn the bottoms out, risking a house fire. Boiling water in a normal pan isn’t as “romantic” or convenient as an actual kettle for pouring, but works and for whatever reason watched better than a traditional kettle (go figure). In closing, unless broken since the last time I was in the Rainier View Lodge, on the top shelf, right-hand corner of over the counter cabinets IS a large teapot with green, ivy leaves. All our houses have teapots, so I will check on my next visit to confirm that something disastrous hasn’t happened to the one in Rainier View Lodge (RVL). Actually, I think RVL even has a chocolate pot. Again, thank you for your review.
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Great family gathering space!

  • 4 of 5

Great house for a family get together! Baby friendly too! Had 1 minor issue that was qui kly resolved. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location and very welcoming accomodations!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great experience at the lodge! Our family spent three days here just after Christmas. It was a quick 20 minute drive up to White Pass. The inside was very clean, spacious, and welcoming. Marilly was very gracious and responsive. It was the perfect spot for our family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auburn, WA

warm comfortable cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

This has been our favorite cabin so far, and we have stayed in many in Packwood. We will try to come back soon! Thanks for the excellent communications.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Christmas at the mountain

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Rainier View Lodge. We have a large family and ended up renting 4 houses that are all close to each other in the mountains. It worked our fantastic! We all gathered for meals at the lodge and had plenty of room for 20 of us for all of our meals. Each family had a house for sleeping which worked out great. We loved the large table and open living of this beautiful place. Thanks again to Marilly for helping me put all of this together.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington VA

Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. So very clean and fully stocked with everything you need to cook. I also liked the detailed instructions that the owner provided - they were very helpful. We took advantage of the hot tub every night after being sore from hiking. I also tried out the sauna and really enjoyed it. We loved the large colored hot tub towels. The beds are comfortable and the dinning room table is beautiful. We spent many mornings and evenings on the back porch. Every day an elk herd visited us at the house! We even got to see some baby elk nurse. Sitting on the front and back decks watching the elk is a highlight of our trip. Since we visited during a heat wave - having central AC was key. During our stay, we hiked in Mt. Rainier, visited Mount Saint Helen and hiked Ape Cave. I highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
140 Miles
Sea-Tac (WA) & PDX (OR)/Yakima Regional-75 mi,
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Blue Spruce Saloon
Nearest Ferry
190 Miles
Anacortes, WA
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Ironwood Green Golf Course
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Chehalis, WA Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
White Pass Scenic Byway (Hwy 12)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cruisers Pizza
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
White Pass Ski area
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Washington Coast
Car: necessary

Rainier View Lodge is 7 miles from Mt. Rainier National Park, and an easy day trip to Mt. St. Helens, surround by William O Douglas, Goat Rocks and Tatoosh Wilderness Areas, where you can disappear all day with an endless banquet of choices. White Pass Scenic Byway (Highway 12), 'Playground of Volcano Country', is a veritable smorgasbord of brown recreation signs where you can satisfy your activity appetite every season of the year with fishing, boating, wind surfing, hang-gliding, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, mountain bikes, geocaching, birding and much, much more.

Rainier View Lodge is just .3 of a mile east of downtown Packwood, WA en route to White Pass Ski Area, just 17-18 miles away. So embark on an adventure of natural scenic delights and wildlife so abundant, you will wonder if you are driving through the heart of a wildlife preserve. Elk appear a natural extension of the downtown landscape. Packwood is considered the dream of recreational enthusiasts, and White Pass Ski Area has great family skiing (downhill & cross country), snowshoeing and snowboard programs, terrain for all ages, and all in stunningly beautiful surroundings. In 2011, White Pass expanded by adding 767 acres, including 2 additional ski lifts, 18 new ski trails, and a mid-mountain lodge.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

one-time cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.7%

WEEKEND/HOLIDAY RATE & MINIMUMS: Weekends - 2 night minimum / EXCEPTIONS: MLK Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July (when applicable), Labor Day, and Christmas/New Year's Break - 3 night minimum
CANCELLATION FEE: $50.00 w/60 day, less than 30 days, NO REFUND will be given for ANY reason (see website for complete details). Our language: SECURITY DEPOSIT vs VRBO's "Damage Deposit".
Reservations are not final until monies are received. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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