Mt. Rainier is one of the biggest attractions in Washington State, literally. It makes sense then that one of the best ways to experience it is by taking a road trip that either runs right by it or uses it as its ultimate destination. When you go there, you’ll want to take in all the sights too. This includes the visitor centers, historical attractions, high mountain lakes, stunning waterfalls, and more. Be sure to bring your camera too as there will be tons of things to take photos of.
You’ll also need a place to stay when you visit Mount Rainier National Park and one of the best available goes by the name of Cowlitz River Cabins. Cowlitz River Cabins are located in between the towns of Packwood and Randle, right off of Highway 12, the White Pass Scenic Byway. We recently stayed in the Rainier House there and it was a first for us as we’d never spent the night in a real log home. The construction and styling of the house was top notch, inside and out. It also had everything we needed for our family of four to have the best time possible.
Inside, the Rainier Log House features wireless internet, a flat screen television, a fully stocked kitchen, two bedrooms, and a beautiful atmosphere and welcoming environment. The attention to detail in the custom craftsmanship will jump right out at you.
Outside, all the extras that were present there really bumped this place up into one of the favorite places we’ve ever stayed. There is a firepit in the backyard perfect for cooking smores on. There is a wraparound deck that we used for morning breakfast. There’s also an extremely impressive covered picnic area, featuring the same log home construction, that comes with a table, barbecue, wood stove, and goldfish pond. Last but not least, one of the top draws for us, especially once the sun went down was the secluded outdoor hot tub. What a way to end the evening in such beautiful surroundings.
Exploring Mount Rainier National Park was incredibly awesome. We ended up with some great memories and the kids not only had fun, but came away having learned a whole lot too which is a nice bonus. Cowlitz River Cabins really tied it all together for us and made what was bound to be a great little vacation even better. If you’re looking for a place to spend the night at Mt. Rainier, you just can’t go wrong with Cowlitz River Cabins.
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