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Cozy, Quiet Separate Dwelling Casita, for a couple, or family of 5.

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


About the property

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

Once you enter thru the private gate entrance to the Casita you will view the private peaceful garden of a selection of plants an views of the tall trees and mountains. There is plenty of space separating the two dwellings, a heart shaped lawn and fish pond between. The beauty here changes with the different seasons like photos of a calendar. This is a quiet and private non-smoking facility. Please respect our property as we take pride in what we have provided for you and others.

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. If you have a special diet I am willing to provide that for you if possible.

You have access to a large hot tub, propane or charcoal grill, and a outdoor fireplace.

A private covered patio to relax in off of Glenda's glass studio that is next to the hot tub and grill, close to the gate of your entrance.

Golf available for $10 per day year-round depending on weather. Swimming available for $5 per person per day open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Great area for bicycle riding or walking and hiking, the Cowlitz River is across the street and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest is right behind the Casita. We have elk roaming around here all year long so our cedar fence keeps them out of our yard as long as the gates are closed.

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 oven/microwave oven, 2 induction cook tops, refrigerator, Vitamix blender, Cuisinart food processor, toaster oven, 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 and sink. 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. 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 also. Tested monthly with very high ratings and no chemicals.

Electric heat will keep you warm and comfortable. Wake up to warm floors with the in-floor heating system in bedrooms and bathroom. During warm months we plug in a large air conditioning unit in the main bedroom.

We hope you will enjoy your stay at The Casita,

John and Glenda Anderson

References provided.

More photos on Facebook/Packwood Casita

More Details

John and Glenda Anderson
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About John and Glenda Anderson

We moved from Lacey/Olympia, WA to Packwood in 1985. John did commute to Olympia for work until he retired as Assistant State Fire Marshall's Office in 1997.

We have been remodeling our home that was once his parents retirement home and now ours.

In 2014 We started a new adventure with converting John's home office and single car garage into a vacation rental after his heartattack in 2014. We have been blessed and amazed by the wonderful people who come to stay at our "Casita", (means small house, self contained).

We live here full time so when guest come with give them their privacy. If they need anything we are here to serve where we can.

We have a new addition, on September 2, 2017 we brought home a 10 week old puppy, a Havanese, his name is "Jangles" his cousin's name is Beau, so we came up with Jangles.

After having 2 sweet black labs we missed having a dog. We have rules with having dogs here.

Need proof of shots and flea treatment and well behaved, the owners need to pick up after them. If the dog is not well groomed please respect our rules and leave them home.

John and Glenda Anderson purchased this cottage in 1985

Why John and Glenda Anderson chose Packwood

Was once parents retirement home.

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:
  • Downtown ...
  • 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 ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
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 $12 per person and Dinner $16.00 per person plus tax. Pay us separate from your booking when you come. Will cook for you health needs. If you need us to do some grocery shopping for you in advance please give us prior notice and you can pay us when you come. Thank you, Glenda and John


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Cozy, Quiet Separate Dwelling Casita, for a couple, or family of 5.
average rating of 5.0 based on 93 reviews

The casita was exceptionally clean, roomy, fictional, fun, and comfortable. a real garden of eden.

  • 5 of 5

The Anderson’s were beyond accommodating. Made sure we knew where to go In the park and Packwood. Could not ask for better hosts or a more beautiful setting. Loved cooking in the kitchen. All made for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Richard & Donna, Oh My, where do we start? First of all, thanks for your wonderful review. And for choosing our Casita. Second, you both made us feel like good old friends. We enjoyed our time we got to spend together and the fascinating conversations. Third, the Lord willing we hope to see you both again if the creek don't rise. :) Fourth, you were wonderful and delightful guest. Glenda John
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Cincinnati, Ohio

Wonderful in Every Respect

  • 5 of 5

Our stay with Glenda and John was wonderful. I can recommend the Casita 100%. The owners are a pleasure to meet and chat with, and so helpful in providing recommendations as to the local area. The Casita was spotless and had every convenience, including the most important for us at the end of our 2-way vacation -- a coffee maker and washer/dryer! The garden area is lovely and during our stay we had perfect weather, and we wished we could have stayed another day to just sit and relax. Details: 1Q, 2 twins, 1 couch, plenty of sheets and towels, nice hot tub. John and Glenda own an adorable and high-energy dog, Jangles, which we all loved!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is such a spacious casita with everything you would ever need. Very attractive, comfortable and clean. We stayed for almost two weeks and thoroughly enjoyed it. The grounds are a little garden of eden. The owners were just wonderful people. They were able to accommodate our granddaughters diabetic and celiac condition when we needed meals prepared. I would highly recommend this beautiful place. Steve and Sharian Rasmussen

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home base for visiting Mt. Rainier

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! It's a cozy, comfortable layout with everything that we needed for our family of four. There were also nice extra touches, like a double-headed shower, a hot tub, and a fantastic pancake breakfast provided by our hosts on our last morning. I can't recommend this place highly enough.

For those planning a visit to Mt. Rainier, here's some travel time info that you might find helpful...

Ohanopacosh: 30 minutes

Grove of the Patriarchs: 30 minutes

Paradise: 1 hour

Longmire: 1 hour 10 minutes (coming in from a forest road south of the park...this road had only recently opened before we arrived...allow 10 minutes longer if you need to enter the park from the Stevens Canyon entrance)

Sunrise: 1 hour 30 minutes (but well worth it...this was probably our favorite part of the park)

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect !

  • 5 of 5

So enjoyed our stay at John and Glenda's Packwood Casita. Close to the Park where we spent every day hiking and enjoying the sights. The Casita was so cozy, quiet, clean and had everything we needed for our weeklong stay and more. The hot tub was a welcome sight every evening upon returning from our hikes. The hosts went out of their way to make our trip the best it could be. We hope to return someday and pick up where we left off. So much to see and do and in such wonderful surroundings. Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Randy and Cathy were perfect guest in every way. Cathy and I even have the same birthday. We enjoyed visiting over breakfast and now want to stay in touch. They are kind, respectful, communicated well, clean and quiet. We do hope to see them again someday here.
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Baytown Tx

Absolutely Amazing...The Casita has everything you need and more, no need to look any further!

  • 5 of 5

John & Glenda are so thoughtful & considerate they immediately made our family feel right at home. The property is beautiful and is perfectly located for any Mt Rainer adventure. We are a family of 5 and enjoyed every minute at the Casita. There is plenty of room, very clean and contains everything you need. There is also a beautiful trail directly behind the Casita and river access right across the street. After a day of hiking, driving & site seeing it was so relaxing to come back to the tranquil setting of the Casita. The hot tub felt was nice after a day of fun on the mountain. John & Glenda were very helpful with directions, recommendations & accommodations. I would recommend trying Glenda’s homemade breakfast to get you up & going on an early start. We would definitely stay here again. 5 Stars ~ Thanks for the memories!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: David & Melisa, Thank you so much for your overwhelming review. It was great meeting you both and your family,we are delighted that you enjoyed staying here. Also kudos for leaving the Casita it tip top shape, very much appreciated. I mailed off your items you forgot in the mail today. Thanks again, Glenda & John
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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, Packwood Brewery
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. Note the sections of the HVP are not in numerical order, kinda of confusing. We are in the last park of 8 and 11.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $40

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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