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Buchanan's Bunkhouse! Sleeps 12+, Hot Tub House! Mt.Rainier NP @ Park Entrance"""

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3bd/2 Bath Mountain Bunkhouse! a Spacious Property With All of the Amentities

The ultimate Mt. Rainier Getaway! Opened June 2015.

Recently updated and refurnished, our dream home is now your vacation getaway. The biggest and best property near Mt. Rainier National Park. The properties original A-frame has just been remodeled into an amazing hot tub oasis over looking a new stone fire pit.

SALTWATER HOT TUB!!! Relax after a long day at the mountain in our brand new 7 person, 44 jet hot tub with colorful LED lighting and a waterfall feature and foot massagers! Also, the hot tub is chlorine free! Located in a private open air A frame that is one of a kind! Sit, back and enjoy!

Situated on just shy of two acres and located 200 yards from the Mt. Rainier National Park-Longmire Entrance. Buchanan's Bunkhouse is the biggest and best property for visitors looking for the ultimate Mt. Rainier experience.

Our Lodge-style Bunkhouse sleeps 12 comfortably (maximum 16).

The Bunkhouse boasts 2 master bedrooms with a private jetted tub, 30 foot vaulted pine ceilings and alder plank floors. Old growth cedar lush ferns and alder trees line the property for a camping feel! The grounds also feature a seasonal creek and lawn area. Enjoy a game of horseshoes, sit fireside, sit on one of the spacious decks, or soak in the private indoor jetted-tub. In the winter time enjoy snow-shoeing, tubing, cross country skiing and snow play!

The hot tub house is open-aired A frame, meaning one side is completely open and overlooks the property. It is a one of a kind and is the ultimate way to relax after a day at the mountain!

Being in a densely wooded area, the power tends to go out quite a bit, but no worries, this property includes a automatic standby generator to ensure the power doesn't go out at all during your stay! Peace of mind....

The Bunkhouse features FULLY stocked kitchen kitchen fully equipped with microwave, gas stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffee maker, popcorn maker, toaster, blender, waffle iron, rice cooker, pots & pans, baking dishes, spice rack, serving platters, table linens, and anything else you could possibly need to prepare festive meals for your entire group!

Massages now available on-site! Inquire for pricing

Wedding and Event pricing is available, up to 75 guest, per day for a event, 3 day minimum, contact owner for information!

More Details

Christy Buchanan
Member since: 2015
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:
March 20, 2018

About Christy Buchanan

Looking for a perfect mountain home for our family we came across this awesome home. Previously known as the "Nisqually River Longhouse", then turned into our private residence. With nature at our backdoor we enjoyed walks to the river, hiking at the park in the summer and tubing in the winter time. We are excited to share our mountain home with others and help them create a great vacation!

Christy Buchanan purchased this lodge in 2005

Why Christy Buchanan chose Ashford

Location and Amenities! The largest property and home at he Nisqually entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. Luxury accommodations with attention to details to provide a premium indoor/outdoor experience.

What makes this lodge unique

Location, A-frame hot tub house W/saltwater hot tub, private indoor Jacuzzi, automatic standby generator(so the lights come right back on!) open beam 30' pine ceilings, 2 master bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, indoor/outdoor games, horseshoe pit, large deck, wrap around porch, stone fire pit.


Ashford Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub , Pine-walled, 2 room bath seperate jetted jacuzzi tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main Floor. Pine walls, walk in shower with large vanity
  • The upper floor has a relaxing master bathroom with access from both master suites. The adjoining private Jacuzzi room boasts a skylight, pine walls, tile, and glass treatments. The lower floor has a full bathroom with low-rise walk-in shower stall tile floors, and pine wall and ceiling accents.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 1st Master - 1 queen , Sliding door with deck access
    2nd Master - 1 queen , Jacuzzi access
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , Pack N' Playt, Sleep N' Go bed, Air Mattresses upon request
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 futons in living area
  • The first Master Bedroom has 1 Queen bed with luxury bedding, wood furnishings, closet, dresser, vaulted pine ceiling and a sliding glass door leading to large deck with a relaxing space overlooking the property. Our second Master Bedroom has a Queen bed, wood furnishings, vaulted pine ceiling an adjoining private Jacuzzi tub with skylight. The two Master bedrooms are located on the loft-style top floor with a 30+ foot railing that overlooks the main floor. Both rooms have access to a huge lofted deck with built-in seating. Our third room sleeps four comfortably on the main floor. Two pine bunk beds with 4 luxury twin mattresses and bedding, large closet and wood furnishings 2 futons with innerspring mattresses are in the main living area. They could sleep two, but comfortably sleep one each. We sleep 10 comfortably, for additional guests , owner will provide quality air mattresses and bedding
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Firewood available onsite for a fee for outdoor fire pit. On-site massage available, to book a appointment or for information, just contact owner.


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Buchanan's Bunkhouse! Sleeps 12+, Hot Tub House! Mt.Rainier NP @ Park Entrance
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 39 reviews

property was amazing... more than we hoped for

  • 5 of 5

water, amazing. stay amazing... Will be staying here again!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and well-kept cabin

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay! Thank you. Well-stocked kitchen, nice hot tub, beautiful property close to a river. The owner was responsive and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cabin

  • 5 of 5

It is a waonderful cabin! Plenty of room for everyone! Beautiful scenery! We definitely will go again!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location location location

  • 4 of 5

This beats anything in the area, Nisqually entrance literally a right turn away. House was nice and big, a little warm due to the freak heat wave, but we used fans and it was comfortable. Didn't use the hot tub but quite unique with the salt water set up. Nice fire pit but unfortunately there was a burn ban. Kitchen was good and well stocked. Only complaint was the queen bed in the upstairs bedroom facing the front of the house needs to either be replaced or flipped. I couldn't sleep in the bed with my wife as it turned into a "taco" and I kept rolling into the middle. Ended up sleeping in one of the bunk beds. Other than that we really enjoyed our stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm glad your family enjoyed your stay! Your comfort is important to us. We will promptly look at that bed. They are new mattresses, maybe it's the support underneath. Your feedback is very helpful, I don't want any more guests having a "taco" situation!
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Hot Tub On The Way To Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We took our two boys’ families up to Mt. Rainier for this past weekend at a cabin we rented just outside the park. We all had a wonderful time and it was another great bonding experience for us with the grandkids as we gave the two deluxe upstairs bedrooms to our adult children while we stayed downstairs in the “bunkroom” with the our two 6-year-old grandkids (a futon bed and two sets of bunk beds). Hot tub was awesome in the A-frame out-building...beautiful cabin with SAT TV & Blu-Ray player, deluxe kitchen with anything you might need! With Mt. Rainier park just walking distance away it could not have been more convenient for checking out all the park had to offer. Sitting on the country porch in the evening watching the kids play was good for the soul! We were very pleased!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are so happy that your family made awesome memories at our Bunkhouse. May all that enter as guests leave as friends.... Life is good, Christy
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Peaceful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This place has everything you need to relax. Tall trees surround the property and it's a short walk to the Nisqually River. Coffee from freshly ground beans awaits you. Location is great as it's a short drive to Longmire and Paradise.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled to hear that you and your family had a great trip to the Bunkhouse and Mt. Rainier! Thank you so much for taking time to write a review! Life is good, The Buchanan's
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Highlander Steakhouse
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
State Route 706 E
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Copper Creek Restaurant
Nearest Ski
77 Miles
White Pass
Car: necessary

Mt. Rainier National Park,Paradise Visitor's Center, Longmire Museum, Wilderness Information Center, Christine Falls, Reflection Lake,

Nisqually River, Packwood Flea Market, Recycled Sprits of Iron Museum, Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad, E Z Times Horseback Riding, Ashford County Park and Amphitheater and Tacoma Power Parks.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.9%

Liability release and agreement to rental terms and conditions will need to be accepted by Renter at the time of booking. This agreement is to cover any damage, missing items, excessive cleaning, late check out, extra persons or any unforeseen charges that may occur. CSA Travel protection is required for a additional $59, this covers us and you up to $1500 in damage, just in case. Please ask owner for additional deposit options.

Events are based upon a 3 night minimum. Limit of guests is 75. Events are $500 extra to the base price for the day(s) of the event.

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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