|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Find The Mountainside Chalet nestled amongst the trees in Packwood, WA. Historic Packwood is situated between Mt. Rainier, Mt. Saint Helens, Mt. Adams, surrounded by the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, and at the very center of Washington's White Pass Scenic Byway (Hwy 12), 'Playground of Volcano Country.' It is 7 miles from the southeast entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park and 19 miles from the White Pass Ski Area.
Mountainside Chalet's coziness will charm you. Drift into dreamland on a comfy mattress, with plump pillows and snugly, warm blankets.
Immediately outside is a deck w/private hot tub & outdoor table & chairs, for enjoying fresh alpine air. Behind the house is a wonderfully wooded area and Hall Creek tempting a visit, along with the neighborhood elk.
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, Vancouver Island, Victoria BC, & Aruba. 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 chalet in 2006
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 Douglas, and Goat Rocks Wilderness areas, offering year round recreational activities. There is a constant flow of wildlife including: elk, coyotes, raccoon, fox, black bear, bald eagles, beaver and more, and .
I love the outdoors and it doesn't get more outdoors than this: set in tall timbers, Hall Creek singing water mysteries at the falls behind the house, private hot tub, star studded sky, passing elk, peeks of Mt. Rainier. . . what a combination! Private, cozy, comfortable and AFFORDABLE all at the same time. It's a great place for dreaming! We have 4 houses on adjacent properties, and there have been a couple occasions when all the houses were full, forcing us to rent local hotel rooms. It was more expensive in the hotel with far less amenities and privacy, so why would you want to stay anywhere else?
The Mountainside Chalet was all I had hoped for and more! From the creek that I could hear from the front porch, to the mountain view from the front yard (when the clouds parted), it was all I hoped for and more for a weekend getaway for writing and photography. It was a short drive to many rivers and mountain views, and the gateway to Mt. Rainier State Park. Downtown Packwood was charming with a small grocery store, a wonderful coffee shop, and a place to buy local crafts (and honey) at Teas and Treasures. It was a great weekend vacation.
We stayed here three nights while we visited Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainer parks, and it is a great location between the two. It is well equipped and cozy. Packwood is very close with groceries and food. My only complaint is the shower. The shower head is aimed at my head, and with a small shower, there is no good way to get my body wet! A hand held would greatly improve the situation.
Cute Cottage as described, clean, well maintained and in a good location close to town.
This mountain chalet provided a very comfortable home base for our explorations of Mount St. Helens and Mt. Rainier National Park. The location could not have been better. We appreciated the cozy space, especially the wonderful bedroom a/c unit which kept us more than cool when temps outside neared 100 degrees! The bed was also quite comfortable. The unit was exceptionally clean. Although the kitchen cabinets and drawers were a little worn, we had all we needed to cook meals. Marilly was incredibly responsive to emails and answered many of our questions before we booked and after. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay!
What a beautiful place. Well appointed kitchen. The washer/dryer was a plus. The hot tub was good to end our busy days exploring Mt Rainier. The resident herd of elk were amazing to watch. We will be back.
We booked this cabin last minute for a weekend away after we got married. Marilyn was very accommodating and the place was perfect size for just the two of us. We enjoyed the hot tub and the cozy setting for watching football all Sunday! It was a quiet setting. Even if there had been other renters nearby we would have still had privacy. The town was close enough to get necessities and we saw tons of elk passing through! I would recommend this place for anyone looking for a private getaway for the weekend.
Mountainside Chalet 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.
Mountainside Chalet 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.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£158|
|One-time Cleaning Fee||£35 + Tax|
WEEKEND/HOLIDAY RATE & 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: $50.00, if 31 days or more prior to occupancy, 30 days or less, NO REFUND will be given for ANY reason (see website for complete details). 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.