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Beautiful Northwest Lodging - Bugling Elk Bungalow w/elk & nearby creek

Packwood, WA, USA
  • House1011 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay30 nights

3+ bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,011 sq. ft. (maximum occupancy 6)

Remodeled in 2011 (new: double-paned, vinyl windows, roof, siding, paint and propane 'wood' stove). Four sleeping areas - (comfortable) beds for six. FREE Wifi, AC, iron & board, TV & DVD and charcoal BBQ. The hot tub completes any day in the woods or on the slopes. The well-appointed kitchen makes 'eating in' easy and the washer and dryer keeps everything clean and dry. Bugling Elk Bungalow is 7 miles from the southeast entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park, 19 miles to White Pass Ski area, and 1/3 of a mile from downtown Packwood.

Packwood and the Bugling Elk Bungalow are situated between Mt. Rainier, Mt. Saint Helens, Mt. Adams, and surrounded by Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Leave the fast pace and hassles behind, and embark on an adventure of natural scenic delights and wildlife so abundant, you will wonder if you are driving through the heart of a wild life preserve. Elk even appear a natural extension of the downtown Packwood landscape.

Getting to Packwood, on Hwy 12, Washington's White Pass Scenic Byway, 'Playground of Volcano Country' (received state and federal designation) is half the fun!

Historic Packwood, WA, is considered the dream of recreational enthusiasts, and White Pass ski area (17 miles beyond Packwood) has 1,510 vertical feet, ski lifts, great family skiing/ snowboard programs, terrain for all ages, and all in stunningly beautiful surroundings. They also offer lessons and rentals for classical cross-country, skating, or snowshoeing.

In December 2010, White Pass re-opened following a $9 million expansion project that opens 767 acres to riding, two new chairlifts, 13 new trails and a new day lodge. 'Paradise Basin's opening is the biggest new thing in years for Cascade skiers and snowboarders . . . turning White Pass into a midsize Northwest ski area . . . Even though its ski terrain has doubled, White Pass retains the feeling of a small resort.'


Marilly Morton

Member Since 2008
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 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 House 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 House 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!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        1 twin/ single
      • The downstairs master has a queen, 1 bedroom upstairs has a queen, 1 bedroom upstairs has a single bed and the bonus room has a single.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • The bathroom is on the main floor and has a shower ONLY

      Location Type

        • Downtown
        • Mountain View
        • Rural


            • Adventure
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      Window units
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      There are 2 parking spaces in front of Bugling Elk Bungalow, 3 if you squeeze another vehicle by the fire pit. You must take care not to block road access for the people who live up the hill.
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                          We provide a coffee grinder
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Well-appointed kitchen w/measuring cups, spoons & bake ware. Beside the listed kitchen small appliances, we have a blender, hand mixer & crock pot
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television


                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Charcoal briquettes & starter fluid not provided


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub


                                                • churches
                                                • duty free shops
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • whitewater rafting


                                                                • Smoking is allowed, but only outside and only with windows and door closed.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  26 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  A comfortable quite escape near Mount Rainier

                                                                  Angela D.Buffalo, Ohio

                                                                  This monthly rental was everything we needed. We were close enough to Mount Rainier to enjoy the park (even a sunrise at Tipsoo Lake). Packwood has a little grocery store that kept us well stocked up. Quite and comfortable. The internet was good and the kitchen had more utensils and dishes than we needed. Even when all the houses were occupied in the area it was still peaceful. It was as advertised. We did not use the hottub. The A/C worked even when it was over 90 outside. We did have to let a few geckos out (or maybe the same one kept coming inside).

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Dear AD, We appreciate the time you took to write this review, thank you! It was a pleasure hosting you and we wish you well in your continuing travels!! Packwood is a delightful hamlet located inside Gifford Pinchot National Forest with about 450-500 year-round residents. Our immediate neighborhood is a cluster of 5 houses, all short-term vacation rentals except Bugling Elk Bungalow which is a long-term VR set back into or flanked by woods, Hall Creek and a sprinkle of those year-round, human residents (at present 4) and includes an even larger variety of flora and fauna, not the least of which is a local herd of elk, deer, fox and flying friends like bats, owls, bald eagles and Pileated woodpeckers, just to name a few. The "Gecko" is a new addition to that list, and I'm guessing was actually a salamander or newt. Regardless, I'm glad you "showed him the door."

                                                                  Packwood elks lakes and mnts

                                                                  Fawn M.

                                                                  The cabin and location is great. Really comfy beds and nice kitchen. Everything you need really.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Dear FM, Good luck on the relocation and new job. It was a pleasure hosting you! Marilly

                                                                  A great and wonderful place to stay.

                                                                  We had the whole house to ourselves. All the amenities were there for us,

                                                                  eventhough we did not use them all. The house was clean, warm and quiet. My wife especially liked the comfortable mattres. What better place to take a little nap, just because I wanted to. A great place for a group to have fun, enjoy the fellowship and the short walks or long ones the scenic routes or the coffee shops. One thing we missed however; this time around, we were not visited by some "Bugling Elk". Our hosts, well, they were top in friendliness and helpfulness. We have been there 3 different times and will be back again.

                                                                  Wonderful Time

                                                                  COLIN & LINDA P.

                                                                  We all enjoyed our stay in the Alpine Bungalow. Marilly was very responsive in answering questions prior to booking and providing directions and instructions prior to the visit. The one bathroom worked just fine for the four of us. The location in Packwood was ideal and close to Mt. Rainier which was our goal for lots of hiking. It was great to be able to come back to an air conditioned, clean bungalow that had everything we needed. When we arrived the a/c was on and the unit was cool. The kitchen met all of our needs for breakfast and dinner, DVD's were extensive and internet was excellent. The area was very quiet and peaceful. The washer and dryer was great and full size. We did not use the hot tub during the stay, but it looked very inviting and was clean. We stayed for 3 nights, but wish we could have stayed longer. Look forward to another visit to Mt. Rainier in the future and the Alpine Bungalow is on my list to come back to. Thank you Marilly!!

                                                                  Great location for Mt. Rainier visit

                                                                  Jim S.

                                                                  This was a great location for our visit to Mt. Rainier National Park. The property was as advertised. We enjoyed the elk grazing in the yard!

                                                                  Extremely clean, quiet, and private

                                                                  Christopher K.

                                                                  This cabin is provided with everything for a very relaxing stay here. Beautiful hot tub, peaceful atmosphere, and view of Mr. Rainier are hard to beat! Excellent communication in the reservation process was thorough and easy. We will reserve again!


                                                                  Packwood, WA, USA

                                                                  Bugling Elk Bungalow 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. Bugling Elk Bungalow 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

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee

                                                                  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: 60 days (100% refund); 30 days (50% refund), less than 30 days, NO REFUND will be given for ANY reason. 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.

                                                                  26 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.7/5
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