Intrepid visitors to Mount Rainier National Park come climb and climb the 14,410-foot volcano that dominates the state of Washington. But the ascent of Mount Rainier – a technical ascent intended for experienced climbers – isn’t the only thing to do in this northwest gem. You can hike to glacier-fed waterfalls, ancient fire watch towers, high mountain lakes, and through ancient forests. Display yourself near the entrance to Nisqually or Stevens Canyon, which of the park’s four total gates leads to the park’s most popular raffles.
Entrance to Stevens Canyon
The entrance to Stevens Canyon in the southeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park is open from late May to early October. It easily offers access to the popular Patriarchal Grove Trail, a short hike through old firs and cedars, as well as the Ohanapecosh Visitor Center and Ohanapecosh Campground. Take a scenic drive to the Stevens Canyon Road to spot the narrow canyon known as the Box Canyon and Reflection lakes, which show a mirror image of Mount Rainier on the surface. Here’s where to post.
Those who like A-frames will love this new one-bedroom construction Cabin in A (from 313) in Packwood, Washington, less than 20 minutes from the entrance to Stevens canyon in Mount Rainier National Park. The place can accommodate up to six people in a mezzanine and a sofa bed and the kitchen is spacious and well equipped. At night, take a dip in the built-in cedar hot tub on the aft deck, roast marshmallows in the fire pit, or admire the constellations from the foredeck.
Cozy River Cabin
Want more A frames? This charming A-frame from the 1960s (from $ 308) is right next to the Cowlitz River and permits dogs. Your Airbnb host is a chef and furniture maker named Cedar. The kitchen is therefore provided with everything you need and most of the furniture is handmade and unique.
Baker Road Cabin
As close to Stevens Canyon is it new two bedrooms, hut by the stream (from $ 330) on two acres of land near Packwood. The open concept, elegantly designed cabin can accommodate up to five people and features a hot tub, fire pit and electric vehicle charging station up front. It comes with coffee and spare toothbrushes, in case you forgot yours.
For large groups, this modern Swedish style cabin (starting at $ 318) has three bedrooms and can sleep up to eight people. Pets are also allowed here. It’s a perfect place to unplug, although there is high-speed Wi-Fi if you need to check in, as well as Sonos speakers in every room to play your music. After a day of hiking in the park, enjoy the hot tub and outdoor shower.
the The Nisqually entrance is open all year round and is the main starting point for climbing the Rainier. It is the gateway to the Longmire and Paradise areas of the park. You can learn more about the history of the park and its Native American cultures at Longmire Museum or stop by for brunch or dinner at Paradise Inn. Here is where to stay.
You can not get closer to the entrance than this picturesque, one bedroom cabin (from $ 178), one mile from the park gate. You will share a hot tub, cold tub and outdoor shower with an adjacent cabin. On the same property is also a 24-foot spacious yurt (from $ 184) for two people and with hiking trails outside the door.
You will feel like sleeping in a treehouse in this small one bedroom place (from 246), five miles from the park entrance. The cabin has a mezzanine sleeping area and a nearby sleeping hole. Cell service isn’t great here, but there is WiFi.
Mount. Rainier Getaway
Near the town of Ashford, which is six miles from the entrance you will find this cozy, renovated two bedroom chalet (starting at $ 159), which features comfy beds, a cedar-planked hot tub, and a clean, contemporary design. Ashford’s cafes and shops are nearby.