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Spacious Inn: 3 Suites (each with bthrm), Living & Dining Rm, Kitchen, Hottub

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Mountain Meadows Inn Is In A Park-like Setting, With A Campfire & Hottub Areas.

Mountain Meadows Inn is a 1910 Historic Inn, that has been upgraded to include three Suites, with their own bathrooms. The Blue Pearl Suite has a king-bed, two extra-large twin-beds and a bathroom (with walk-in shower). The Tao Suite has a queen-bed, loveseat and a bathroom (with shower inside of bathtub). The Trillium Suite has a queen-bed, futon couch/bed with a bathroom (with shower inside of claw-foot bathtub). The rental of the Inn includes the dining room. living room, kitchen and Veranda. (It is only for the use of the guests renting the Inn). In the Inn, the original, 1910 Douglas Fir floors have been restored in the living room and in the Suites. Travertine tile is now in the dining room and granite on the kitchen counters. The Inn has designer colors and warm decor. The Historic Inn is located on 10.7 acres and is in a park-like setting, with a Hottub, for privately scheduled time. There is complimentary kindling, firewood and a starter, for the campfire area. The Inn is also in the small community village, of Ashford, with the famous, Whitaker climbing-family's Sports Store (with rentals), Basecamp Bar and Grill, Espresso shop (with ice cream), Ashford Creek Pottery shop, Highlander (traditional restaurant/pub), two small grocery stores. Then, within four miles, there is the Copper Creek Restaurant and the Wildberry Restaurant. The Inn is only 6 miles from the Nisqually entrance to the National Park, where there are numerous trails, waterfalls, and other amazing sights. There are also the Longmire and Paradise areas, with Information Centers, a Museum, two restaurants (Longmire opened year-around) and numerous trails. Paradise facilities are open May through most of October; yet, enjoyable to see year-around!! The Park Service works daily in the winter to keep the roads open to Paradise, for the Snowpark area, for snow-shoeing and cross-country trails. Our guests love their adventures at the Park during the day, then their relaxation at the Inn, in the afternoon/evening!! We welcome our guests from all over the U.S., Europe, World.

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Ralph and Chris Coleman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Ralph and Chris Coleman

Ralph and Chris were Mental Health Therapists for 35 years. Mountain Meadows Inn is a second career, in a related service-industry. We are now able to experience guests enjoying their vacations, in-between the life-challenges, that we all experience!!

Ralph and Chris Coleman purchased this chateau / country house in 2014

Why Ralph and Chris Coleman chose Ashford

Our son, a Realtor, suggested this Inn. He thought it would be an excellent second career (semi-retirement career)!! We have really enjoyed this whole process, of renovation, with our son, daughter-n-law and grandsons assistance. They have excellent ideas and provide us with lots of enjoyable time together. We also feel honored to be the "Owner/Caretakers" of this Inn and Chalet, for guests to enjoy throughout time. We are the third set of owners, to have an Inn here, since 1980...

What makes this chateau / country house unique

This is an Historic Inn in this area, with a newer Chalet. The Suites all have their own private areas and bathrooms. Each Suite is spacious and yet comfortable/cozy. Our renovations have tried to retain the best of the older, with some of the best of the newer in supplies and colors.

There are 10.7 acres. there are many areas for guests to enjoy...a huge park-like area, a wrap-around extensive porch, several Firepits for campfires, the Hottub, under the stars...

There are also huge Red Cedars, W. HemlocKs and Douglas Firs. There are numerous wildflowers in the early summer. There is a stream, that runs through the property most of the year, as well as, a Cedar Grove, with a bench and area for meditation or relaxing...

Come and enjoy!!


Ashford Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • The Inn is a welcoming 1910 home with Douglas Fir floors & Travertine tile. (We just ask that guests please keep furniture where it is located).
  • We hope guests will relax & enjoy themselves. (We just request that other guests not be invited, who aren't on the reservation...can become chaotic).
  • Please have a great time...we will totally respect you and just hope you'll return the favor. Cheers...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • The Trillium Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom has a shower inside of a "claw-foot" bathtub!
    The Blue Pearl Suite - toilet , shower , The shower is double-wide and easy to walk into, for ease!
    The Tao Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom up-graded, with the best of old/new!
  • Bathrooms are all up-dated and have nice cabinetry, sink fixtures, lighting and two of the three Suites in the Inn have showers inside the bathtub and the other Suite has a walk-in shower, for ease, for people with any walking issues/concerns...
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The Blue Pearl Suite - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , The twin beds are extra-large.
    The "Tao" Suite - 1 queen
    The Trillium Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The futon is able to be made into a full-bed, upon request.
  • All Suites have their own bathrooms (please see detail below)...Each Suite also has its own lock, with a key to the individual Suite and to the outside door of the Inn (for ease of coming-and-going)...
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
It is a beautiful area. The Inn is in a park-like setting, that guests enjoy before and after their sight-seeing and hiking at Mt. Rainier. We are only 6 miles from the entrance to the National Park. Then, in 6 miles within the Park, is the Longmire area, with trails, museum, gift shop and restaurant open year-around. Then, in 12 more miles is Paradise...if it is a clear day, it is recommended to always go there first. There are many trails, a Historic building with restaurant/cafe in the summer, as well as Reflection Lakes, for beautiful pictures of the Mountain reflected in the Lakes... Also, we are only 1/2 mile from Ashford, a small mountain community, with a Sports Store (with rentals as well), Espresso shop, two restaurants and two small grocery stores (one with a gas station). Then, within 4 miles there are several more excellent restaurants (that are moderately-priced). There are several art shops as well... You will love this area and our Inn!!


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Spacious Inn: 3 Suites (each with bthrm), Living & Dining Rm, Kitchen, Hottub
average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews

beautiful property and well cared for

  • 5 of 5

we enjoyed our stay here - in the middle of what ever you might want to do. We visited NW trek animal park and zip line. We hiked inside the park. The owners were available to answer any questions we might have. Fun at fire pit with smores. home was well equipped, including pay n pak. owners very prompt in responding.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a very pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in all 3 suites of the main building so basically had all of it for ourselves. There was coffee waiting for us every morning and the beds were made every day. The hot tub was a blast. On the last day there was a sweet surprise for us on the kitchen counter.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, historic Inn set in wooded area just 6 miles from entrance to Mt Rainer National Park!

  • 5 of 5

We are in a party of 8, with two families. The Inn was a great place to “make camp” each evening after a long day of exploring the park. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. The Blue Pearl suite had sleeping for all four pre-teen age kids and each adult couple had a private room in and bath. The property was lovely with a nice fire pit and hot tub. Housekeeping service provided fresh towels daIly. The owners were very sweet — they provided fixings for s’mores and a locally made berry pie. Highly recommend this wonderful propriety for location and comfort!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Wonderful hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We're a family of 5 with three kids (10, 7.5, 7.5). My parents and sister traveled with us as well. Booking the whole Inn is definitely the way to go. Chris had items for s'mores and fruit set out for us upon arrival and the coffee was already prepped for the next day. After a long day of travel, this was so welcome!

We didn't stay long enough to relax on the front porch or out by the fire, but both areas were very inviting.

Being located only about 15 minutes from the national park southwest entrance allowed us to get into the park early and go back in the early evening to avoid midday crowds. I highly recommend arriving in Paradise before 8am during the busy summer season. We practically had the whole trail to Panorama Point and Pebble Creek to ourselves on the way up but passed so many groups heading to Camp Muir on the way down. Parking is also a zoo after about 10:30-11am.

Comet Falls was another fabulous trail not to be missed. We went after an early dinner at the Copper Creek Inn (also wonderful) and again had the whole trail to ourselves.

If we're ever able to get back to the area, I wouldn't hesitate to book this property again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased, that you seemed to enjoy yourselves, the Inn and the area. Mt. Rainier is truly magical. Your information about going into the Park early in the morning, in the summer (and especially on weekends), is so accurate and excellent advice...also, the trails and sights you visited sound amazing. We admire your family, greatly, for having the goal of seeing all 50 States, by the time your children graduate. What a gift to them... Best wishes to you and your family...
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Seattle, WA

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a spectacular weekend at the inn. It was spacious, clean, and a great value. We loved the eclectic decor and amazing book collection. Ralph and Chris went the extra mile with lots of thoughtful touches including s'mores fixings and to-go coffee cups. They were also extremely responsive to our messages and inquiries. We loved the space and only wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you Ralph and Chris for providing this wonderful space for our mountain getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time! The place is absolutely beautiful. There was quite a bit of snow and a ton of land to go build snowmen and even sled! Ralph and Chris were so nice and even brought us stuff for s'mores! There is even a place to go shooting that is a walkable distance from the Inn. Overall, we had a ridiculously awesome time and I hope they'll have us again next year!!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mackenzie and her Guests were absolutely wonderful. It was so enjoyable seeing them truly enjoy the Inn and the outdoors area. We had some snow on the ground and they went sledding, in the backyard (even making a fun jump)...they also seemed to enjoy the campfire area and the Hottub. They helped with an amazing trail to the campfire area, that others have since enjoyed as well. They left the Inn in excellent condition. We so hope that the do return in the future. They are welcome anytime...
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Nearest Airport
76 Miles
SeaTac Airport, Seattle
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Basecamp Bar & Grill, Highlander Pub & Cafe
Nearest Ferry
56 Miles
Tacoma Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
37 Miles
Lipoma Firs Golf Course
Nearest Train
56 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
State Route 706 (end of our driveway)
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Copper Creek, WildBerry & Alexander's
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Cross-Country, Snow-boarding, Snow-shoeing
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Alder Lake (Rocky Pt. & Sunny Beach Pt)
Car: necessary

We are located in a park-like setting. The Historic Inn dates to 1910 and was the Superintendent's Home, for the largest Mill, west of the Mississippi, at that time. We have recently restored the original Douglas Fir floors and have renovated the Inn and the Chalet, right next door. Guests often enjoy the setting. We offer complimentary wood for campfires and there is a Hottub under the stars, for private-scheduling.

Then, as noted above, we are only 1/3 of a mile from the mountain Village of Ashford, where the Whittaker family is a famous climbing family. They have several shops here. People from all-over-the-world come to this area, so it makes it lively with many different languages spoken, cultures shared and cross-information exchanged about all the hikes and sights in the area.

We are also only 6 miles, from the Nisqually entrance to the Park, which is the main entrance. Then, once inside the Park, in 6 miles is Longmire, with a Museum, Information Center, numerous hikes, a gift shop/store, and a restaurant, year-around. Then, in 12 more miles is Paradise and the saying is "on a sunny and/or nice day, always go to Paradise first and work your way back". Paradise just has many hikes as well. Guests love the Skyline Hike. It is only 4.5 miles long, but gains and losses altitude several times, so it is recommended to have some spare time for rest stops. Then, there are the Reflection Lakes, by Paradise, which have an easier hike around them. When it is not windy and fairly clear, a person can see a great reflection of Mt. Rainier in the Lake. It is the most photographed area in the Park. There are also several waterfalls, between Longmire and Paradise, the Christine Falls, the Narada Falls and the Comet Falls.

Please come and join us and we know you will have an excellent time in the area and at the Inn or Chalet!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night

We only request that guests treat each other, the property and us with respect. Please take care of the rental and have a great time!!

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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