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Beautiful Northwest Lodging - Hall Creek Cabin (Affordable Ski Cabin)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Find HALL CREEK CABIN 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. 19 miles from White Pass Ski Area.

Inside HALL CREEK CABIN is 800 sq. ft. of coziness with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and a great room with a queen size hide-a-bed. The living area provides comfort and relaxation and the comfy mattresses in each bedroom, promise swift transport to dreamland with plump pillows and warm comforters. The great room is complete with new (2010) live-edge counters in the kitchen and a well-equipped kitchen.

Outside offers a hot tub, fresh alpine air and a wonderfully wooded area behind the cabin. Hall Creek tempts a visit, as do neighborhood elk.

Keywords: Cabin, Chalet, cottage, bungalow, house, country house

More Details

Owner
Marilly Morton
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

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 cabin in 2006

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 cabin unique

We spent every weekend for almost a year in Hall Creek Cabin while we built the Rainier View Lodge. We really made it our home away from home. I enjoyed the hot tub under a star studded sky, the song of Hall Creek, wood smoke on the wind and the plethora of passing elk . . . what a combination! It's a great place to dream and build!

Amenities

Packwood Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • 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
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hairdryer not included
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen hide-a-bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • water skiing
Notes:
Outdoor table/chairs & Chimenea

Reviews

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5

Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this cozy cabin in mid-October. Everything was clean and comfortable and met our needs. Location was great for our day hiking at Mt Rainier and a side trip to Mount Saint Helen's. I loved being able to see if Mt Rainier was out from my bedroom window.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, but a couple of snags during our trip

  • 3 of 5

A nice space to holiday in inside, although fairly shabby looking from the outside. Hot tub is great, but don't close the back door when you jump in - it automatically locks! Luckily a quick call to Marilly from a neighbours cell soon had us back inside. Generally nice, but the long list of rules was a bit tiresome and our stay was tinged slightly by finding a dead mouse in a trap under the bed... apparently that was one who remained after a leak meant some critters had got inside.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear LC, As stated in the last review response to DC, “Thank you for your review and, yes, Hall Creek Cabin needs a little TLC outside! We JUST had the hot water heater replaced in the cabin and the whole lower half of the back wall removed/replaced due to water damage. There wasn’t enough time to get the painting done as we were on the cusp of our busiest part of the season with people in and out same day. Structurally, all is well. We’ll make it 'pretty' later this fall when there are guest gaps. Fortunately, most folks vacation on the inside of the cabin and then enjoy Nature outside.” Because the entire back side of the wall was open, “nature” crept in and needed dispatching to its final resting place. I’m sorry its removal was overlooked by housekeeping before your arrival. If you are a potential guest, please read our other reviews where you won’t find comments of invaders. Regarding the door locks . . . they aren’t automatic if unlocked before exiting, I’m sorry you got caught out in the cold, thankful for kind neighbors and the extra outdoor lock box with back up key. The “rules” you referenced in your comment are nothing more than an exact copy of the driving directions, access codes and procedures sent prior to all guest’s arrival, and include directions, check-in/check-out instructions and the most important items for which a guest might lose part or all their security deposit which we do NOT want. Some guests want more information in order to feel comfortable about their visit, others less and everything in between. We desire to provide an enjoyable, clean, comfortable, safe environment for guests, yet protect our property, furnishings and the surrounding area. If I were to frame expectations as light reading and suggestions versus what they are, I propose they would seldom be followed. To lighten that “tiresome” feeling, I created a “WASTE Happens” page, complete with pictures for septic tank protection and hopefully generate joviality at the same time.
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vacation 2017

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was very nice on the inside needs a little bit on outside but nothing that was any problem. we had a couple issues that related to housekeeping which kept it f a five star but as a whole was very good. Just minutes from the park and reasonably priced. Would stay again if in area. Could though use a better parking area

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear DC, Thank you for your review and, yes, Hall Creek Cabin needs a little TLC outside! We JUST had the hot water heater replaced in the cabin and the whole lower half of the back wall removed/replaced due to water damage. There wasn’t enough time to get the painting done as we were on the cusp of our busiest part of the season with people in and out same day. Structurally, all is wel. We’ll make it “pretty” later this fall when there are guest gaps. Fortunately, most folks vacation on the inside of the cabin and then enjoy Nature outside. I had a conversation with my housekeeper about the 2 things you found, and she assured me she would make improvement.
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5

Beautiful cabin, great location

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived, the cabin was in amazing condition, very clean and well organized. The location is really perfect, very close by to the hiking trail head to Packwood Lake, which has to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the state. Its about a 4.6 mile hike with not too much slope, but not too many views until you reach the lake which makes up for the lack of views on the trail. This cabin is a very good bang for your buck, high quality at a good price.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable & Spotless!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is everything we expected and more.... It was more than roomy enough for our family of four and had all the basic necessities available. I loved that the kitchen was well stocked with everything you might need (utensils, blender, coffeemaker, etc.....). Also, nice that there you could easily access additional blankets & pillows. When we arrived the air conditioning unit was on and the cabin was spotless - really appreciated the A/C as it was during a very hot time of year! From this location we spent three days hiking at Mt. Rainier from Sunrise and Paradise locations. After our second day of hiking the hot tub provided a nice bit of relaxation for tired muscles. Hope to visit again next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin had everything we needed for our family of four. I love being able to wash clothes while we are away. We were close to the grocery store and a few restaurants in town. Wifi worked fine. Our only issue was that the back bedroom was warm, but a fan was provided. Washington was going through a hot spell and I'm sure they aren't used to needing AC. Location is very convenient to Mt. Rainier; in fact you can see it from the cabin. We never saw any wild animals and we looked constantly. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Map

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

Hall Creek Cabin 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.

Hall Creek Cabin 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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
one-time cleaning $70 + Tax
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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