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Great Quiet Separate Dwelling Casita, for the buisness traveler, or small family

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two bedroom cozy dwelling, high ceilings to make it feel more spacious.

You will enjoy your stay here at the Casita a separate dwelling from the owners. Enjoy the beauty of a new day with a cup of coffee as you linger around the koi fish pond. This is a quiet and private non-smoking facility.

We can provide hot breakfast at $12 + tax per person with prior notice, pay us here. Lunch and dinners optional with prior notice and cost depends on the Menu, dinners Starting at $15 plus tax.

You have access to a hot tub, propane or charcoal grill, and a outdoor fireplace. (Yes we have a good supply of firewood.) Private parking, private fenced lot for RV space with electric and water for $30 a day. Comfortable patio furniture to relax in. Golf available for $10 per day year-round depending on weather. Swimming available for $5 per person per day Memorial Day through Labor Day. Great area for bicycle riding or walking.

The Casita has a nice kitchenette with everything you'll need to prepare meals for up to four guests including Keurig coffee brewer or regular brewer with you choice of coffees and teas, convection microwave, 2 induction cook tops, full size refrigerator, Vitamix blender, toaster, slow cooker. Pots and pans, dishes, silverware, bake ware, spices and linens are all provided. Also hair dryer, iron and ironing board.

This is perfect for a small family,

business traveler or a couple wanting peace and quiet with easy access to White Pass Ski area, Mount Rainier, Mount Saint Helens and many hikes and lakes and mountain peaks. A short 2 minute walk to the Cowlitz River or hike out of the front door to nice trails in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

The main bedroom has a great queen sized bed with bathroom and washer& dryer,the second bedroom has 2 comfortable single beds. The couch in the living room is also great for sleeping for one.

Both wireless and wired internet are provided at no additional cost in a very cozy living room. We ask no downloading of large files or skyping. For your video enjoyment we provide a Blu-ray player with a nice sized flat screen. Additionally with our easy hookup to the Bose speaker system and you can enjoy your own music from your mobile device. Ceiling fans in the living room and bedroom assure lots of fresh mountain air. You will find the water here excellent, tested monthly with very high ratings and no chemicals. Yes, it could have been bottled and sold right from the well.

Electric heat will keep you warm and comfortable. Wake up to warm floors with the in-floor heating system in bedrooms and bathroom.

Enjoy your stay at The Casita,

John and Glenda Anderson

References provided.

More photos on Facebook/Packwood Casita

More Details

Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet, private, comfortable, pretty views, nice hot tub, great place to unwind from city life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your guest house with us. We wish we could have spent more time there ( the next time we will) Looking forward to Koi Pictures. Thanks again
Aug 2014
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Packwood Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom is located in Master Bedroom between second bedroom and kitchen. Nice 6 foot double head shower. Both bedrooms and bathroom have heated floors. Second bedroom has outside door close to hot tub, private entrance gate and parking lot.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , has vanity sink in bedroom.
  • Nice leather comfortable couch can sleep one.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
If you would like meals cooked for you for additional cost please give advance notice. Breakfast/Lunch $11 per person and Dinner $16.00 per person. Pay us separate from your booking when you come. Will cook for you health needs. Thank you, Glenda and John


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Great Quiet Separate Dwelling Casita, for the buisness traveler, or small family
average rating of 5.0 based on 80 reviews
St. Louis, MO

Nice, efficient casita with super friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son and I greatly enjoyed our brief stay at the Casita in Packwood. The Andersons are wonderful hosts - friendly and accommodating. The casita is very well-appointed with all of the conveniences of home and a hot tub! Our location was also very conducive to exploring Mount Rainier National Park. The first morning we got up early to hike in the park and it was raining. Glenda was nice enough to loan us rain gear and an additional hat! We appreciated her and John's thoughtfulness. We hope to come back when we have more time to explore this part of Washington!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol & Matt, Thank you for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our Casita while exploring Mt. Rainier. John and I enjoyed meeting and talking with you both and your son. A special thanks to you for being so thoughtful and helpful, the Casita was left nice and clean and the gift you left was over the top. Thank you so much! We hope you will visit us again in the future we would enjoy that,
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Great people, great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We were on our way to our destination, almost 2hours away we had gotten in a car accident, thankfully no one was injured. Our vehical was able to still drive so we continued on. We let them know we were going to be late, we showed up around 8pm, Glenda came out and met us took us through the house and location then we settled in for the night. In the morning she came over and had made us soudough pancakes stating "you guys were in that accident I brought this over so you didn't have to make breakfast." It was so very thoughtful and was greatly appreciated. She didn't have to do anything due to just meeting us not knowing who we are and still opened her heart to us. We were very thankful for her generosity and compassion that she gave us. We will definitely be back and will recommend this location to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris and Amanda, We thank you for the gleaming review, and you had the courage to keep coming and not cancelling due to the auto accident on your way here. Knowing it was Amanda's birthday you both still had a good attitude to make the best of your weekend. Hope you car repairs go well. Thanks for leaving the Casita clean and we do hope you can make it back here some day in the future. Take care, Glenda and John
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at the casita. John and Linda are great hosts. The place was ready for us and they walked us through how everything works when we got there. It is cozy. The heated floors were great after a day of skiing. There was 4 of us (2 adults, 2 kids) and we fit comfortably. I recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jon and Liz, Thank you for the kind review. We are glad you came and that you and your family enjoyed your stay. Remember we owe you one night so please come again we would enjoy having you back. Take care, Glenda and John
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Look no further, it’s all here!

  • 5 of 5

It’s easy to see these hosts have valuable experience. They’ve thought of all the details of convenience and amenities and they continue to strive to improve it. Clean, tasteful, fresh, and perfectly located for a ski trip or summer exploration of Rainier and beyond. Thank Glenda and John for thinking of all the details we had not!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dana & Dudley, Thank you so much for coming and for the amazing review. We enjoyed meeting you and your friends, Liam and Pam. You really had good weather for skiing at White Pass, so glad you enjoyed the your time in the snow. Thanks for leaving the Casita clean very much appreciated. Hope to see you again. John and Glenda
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Very clean, comfortable, and peaceful stay with kind and helpful hosts

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for three days over the Thanksgiving holidays with two kids and a dog. My kids are older but it would also be a perfectly comfortable place for younger kids. The minute we walked in, my kids were delighted; it’s very comfortable. One of the reasons I chose this place was because it has real beds for the kids—no fighting over who has to sleep on the sofa bed—score!

The place is clean and very well-stocked. The kitchen is small and doesn’t have a range/oven but they make up for it with two programmable induction hot plates and a combination microwave/convection oven, plus several good-quality small appliances. It works: you can do real cooking from scratch here.

The yard is a beautifully maintained courtyard, with Glenda and John in the big house and the casita on the other side, and fenced all around so the local elk won’t get in. Outside are several other houses and lots of wilderness. I thought this place had a lot of nice extra touches, and for anything we needed, we just had to ask and it appeared.

Glenda took us on a walk through the woods behind the house, showing us the trails, and later the kids and I also walked across the street to the river, which is beautiful. The nature around there had a calming effect on all of us.

Before we came, Glenda asked me what road we planned to take into town, and I only said where we were coming from, not understanding that wasn’t enough information. I recommend telling her the actual road you’ll be taking. We ended up following Google directions through a long winding road in the dark, through a deep forest with very little traffic, that was down to one lane because of snow and had no cell service (Skate Creek Road, also known as NF-52). We made it just fine but I wouldn’t do that again. We took that road out again during the day and it’s beautiful—I recommend it in the daytime! The other thing I wouldn’t do again is leave my tire chains at home in the winter. We didn’t need them but we easily could have.

I appreciate candid reviews and so I leave candid reviews, but I don’t have one single negative thing to say about this place (except that we had to leave). When we left, Glenda surprised us with a loaf of homemade bread, still warm from the oven. The kids started lobbying me to come back before we even left and I feel the same way. I can’t imagine anyone not finding this place delightful in every way.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julia, We were glad you chose our Casita so we could meet. You were so delightful and your daughters very respectful and your dog was so quiet. I was so thankful you asked if I needed anything from the grocery store as I was just in the middle of cooking our Thanksgiving dinner and needed a few items, so thank you once again for getting them for me. We are always amazed of people coming such long distance to stay here and blessed when we get to meet them. If you ever decide to come again you will be glad to know we ordered a new hot tub and should be here within a month. Also bought a new potato peeler, have it in the drawer waiting for you. :) A special thanks to the three of you for cleaning so thoroughly in the Casita. Say if you ever need a new job I could hire you to clean for us. :) Take care and thank again, Glenda and John
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Lovely Casita Nestled in the Cowlitz River Valley

  • 5 of 5

The casita is great little space for a quiet weekend in the mountains. Our hosts were delightful and accommodating. We'll definitely be back for our next excursion to Mt Rainier and ski country.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eric & Nicole, Thanks so very much for the gleaming reviews both in our guestbook in the Casita and online. It was great meeting you and so glad you had the deserved break that you need from your careers. I think Jangles is ready for some doggie friends now. ☺ Thanks for leaving the Casita so clean and you left some green backs on the counter. Thanks so much for your first you generosity. Hope to see you both again. Glenda & John PS We took the for sale sign down.
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Packwood Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Blue Spruce Saloon and Grill
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
High Valley
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Hwy 12
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Cruiser's Pizza, Cliff Droppers, Josie's Italian,
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
White Pass
Car: necessary

Our property is near the Cowlitz River and Gifford Pinchot National Forest, great place to enjoy the outdoors for all ages. Our town of Packwood is known for the two annual flea marts, Memorial Day week-end and Labor Day week-end. We are 6 miles from Packwood in community called High Valley Park we are 2 miles past the club house and golf course.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.8%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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