HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Charming Updated Cabin AC/WIFI Near Fishing, Hiking, Ski & Mt. Rainier

Bedrooms 3
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Cabin With Natural Pine Paneling, Close to Skiing, Hiking

Beautifully updated cabin in high valley. Sleeps 6. Minutes from hiking trails. Guest access to swimming pools (in season), golf course, and club house. 20mi to White Pass Ski Area and close to Mt Rainier National Park entrances. During the winter the closest road to Mt. Rainier National Park may close due to snow. The route to Mt. Rainier National Park is then west on Hwy 12 and then north on Hwy 7.

Our newly renovated cabin is perfect for couples, families, or any group of 2 to 6 people. Bring fido! Dogs are allowed (with a fee) but, sorry, no kitties.

The cabin boasts an open living space, 2 cozy small bedrooms (with queen beds) on the first floor, and also a sleeping loft with 2 twin beds. Two bathrooms (each with a small shower). The natural pine interior provides that cabin-in-the-woods feel, while the central heat/air conditioning, sling TV, Netflix and high speed internet/wifi provide some of the comforts of home.

The TV includes free Netflix and SlingTV, with a package including the complete Sling channel roster along with the "sports extra" package with NFL Redzone and college basketball, etc., and the HBO channel.

There are 2 bathrooms on the first floor. Each has a small shower, sink, toilet. There are also a washer and dryer in the cabin for your convenience.

Linens, towels, soap, shampoo, iron, ironing board, hair dryer are all available for your use. The kitchen includes full size refrigerator/freezer, stove/oven, dishwasher, sink, coffee pot, microwave, crock pot, toaster, pots, dishes, silverware, glassware, stocked spice rack, utensils. We don't provide food.

Cabin details:

Check in: No earlier than 4PM (or later, access is with door code) Checkout: No later than 11AM. Strict.

There is an additional charge per night for each guest over 2 guests. It is automatically included in the nightly booking quote.

-cozy bedroom 1: 1st floor, queen bed, closet, dresser, reading light.

-cozy bedroom 2: 1st floor, queen bed, closet, dresser, reading light.

-loft: 2nd floor, 2 twin beds and dresser.

-bathroom 1: 1st floor, bathroom with toilet/sink/shower (between bedrooms 1 and 2).

-bathroom 2: 1st floor, bathroom with toilet/sink/shower.

- laundry closet with washer and dryer, on the 1st floor

- living room with italian leather furniture- comfortable enough to sleep on!

- smart flatscreen tv equipped with netflix and SlingTV with mega channel package.

-warm up on cold mountain nights by the cast iron woodstove!

-well stocked kitchen.

-mudroom entrance with plenty of storage space for ski boots, skis, hiking boots, coats, and whatever else you might bring to explore the beautiful cascade mountains!

- private lockable "shop"- small out-building perfect for waxing skis and storing your recreation equipment.

- large infrared gas grill, patio set, picnic table.

- high speed internet keeps you in touch with the outside world.

- The immediate neighborhood is mostly owner occupied cabins and homes.

- large gas grill.

- fire pit

everything you see in the cabin is available for use to our guests. We want everyone to feel at home and enjoy their trip to the mountains.

Guests renting the cabin will have access to the nearby high valley country club, with 9 hole golf course (they charge $10 for guest use), 3 heated swimming pools (brand new in 2015- they charge $5 for guest use, and are seasonal (close shortly after Labor Day), game room, and club house.


1. This is a non smoking property. Smoking is not allowed inside or within 15 feet of the house.

2. Up to 2 dogs allowed, with $25 fee. Guests with dogs that do not pay the fee will be charged $50 from their security deposit. If additional cleaning, yard pickup or other damage exceeds the norm of pet hair, dog towel wash and dog smudged windows, an amount from your refundable $200 deposit will be forfeited. No pets shall be left unattended inside the premises at any time.

3. No one under the age of 25 is permitted to rent the cabin.

4. A $200 refundable security deposit is required for the cabin. Report any damage immediately to the Owners upon entry of the premises. Tenant acknowledges that he/she may be charged for damages not reported at the beginning of the rental period. An inventory and damage report is taken upon the completion of each rental period. Damage includes, and is not limited to, wear and tear beyond normal usage, such as damage to walls, fixtures, glass, decks, landscaping, carpets, structures, lost, damaged, or destroyed linens, electronic components and appliances.

5. Directions and key code will be e-mailed to you prior to your arrival. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m.(PST). Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.(PST). There is a $50.00 charge for missing keys.

6. Neighbors: Tenant agrees to respect the rights and privacy requirements of our neighbors. No loud music or parties are allowed on the these premises. The use of fireworks are strictly prohibited on premises. Be considerate with cars and noise coming and going at early or late hours. There is a local quiet time ordinance . If you are disruptive of others you may be evicted without a refund.

7. Evidence of cigarette smoke-$200 charge.

8. We are not liable for failures of any equipment, systems, or appliances, as major repair problems cannot be foreseen. In the event of a failure notify us immediately as we may be able to get it fixed/replaced quickly.

9. If the Tenant or any member of his party violates any of the terms of this agreement, Owner may terminate this lease with no refund and enter the premises to remove the tenant, his party and their belongings according to the Vacation Rental Act.

10. Renter and all members of his/her party agree to indemnify and save the Owner harmless from all liability, loss or damage arising from any nuisance or harm made or suffered on the premises and adjoining property by the Renter, his/her party of their invitees, from known or unknown danger or hazard attributed to the Owners.

11. The maximum number of people that can occupy the cabin is 6, (unless other arrangements were made). Occupy means overnight sleepers and daytime visitors. This cabin is not to be used as a meeting place for parties or reunions. $25 per person/night is charged for unauthorized guests. Violation of this agreement will be the cause for immediate eviction.

By completing this rental, RENTER CERTIFIES that he/she is a responsible adult over age 25 and will be one of the occupants.

This document serves as the rental agreement under the laws of WA, between Renter & Sandra Gesang.

I have read, understand, and agree to the rental terms & regulations as stated above. During this rental, I am solely responsible for all damages.

More Details

Sandra Gesang
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Sandra Gesang

My husband and I transferred to the Northwest from the East Coast in the 1980s and have loved living here ever since. Our labradoodle, Chester, loves the cabin, the river, and hiking. His favorite part of the cabin is the staircase!

Sandra Gesang purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Sandra Gesang chose Packwood

We are a family that loves to ski, hike, camp, kayak...and travel! At our cabin in Packwood all these activities are right outside our door. Our dog, Chester, loves the woods and the water, and watching the elk lumber by the cabin.

What draws us to Packwood, in addition to the recreation, is the peacefulness and friendly people. One of our favorite spots in town is the Butter Butte Coffee Co. coffee house. It is named after Butter Butte in the Tatoosh Mountain Range, which can be seen, in full display, from our cabin's huge kitchen window. Our favorite place for burgers is the Cliff Droppers Restaurant in Packwood. A great choice for finer dining is the Copper Creek Inn in Ashford (30 minutes away when Skate Creek Rd. is open).

There are just so many great things to do in the Packwood area. For out-of-towners it gives you easy access to Mount Rainier National Park (20 minutes, in season), White Pass (20 minutes), and even a drive down to Mount Saint Helens Volcanic Monument is just over 2 hours (which makes a great day trip).

What makes this cabin unique

We love the natural pine interior of our cabin, and the extraordinary custom stairway to the loft! Also the fact that it is a 4 minute walk to the Cowlitz River, 20 minutes to White Pass Ski Area, and 20 minutes to Mt. Rainier park entrance. The local Tatoosh Mountain Range offers plenty of hiking for us, as well. There is also a river, and several lakes, just minutes away, large and small, where we can be kayaking in minutes.

In addition to the natural recreation there is the high valley country club access to golf, swim, tennis, for our friends and guests.

A other special features of our cabin are the high speed wifi and cable TV.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin on Packwood on Lewis County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Brand new bathroom. Toilet, shower, vanity, sink.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Toilet, shower, vanity, sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , One queen bed, dresser, lamp, clock radio, closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , One queen bed, dresser, nightstand, lamp, closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , In the loft. Two twin beds, dresser.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(66 traveller reviews)

86% Complete
13% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Charming Updated Cabin AC/WIFI Near Fishing, Hiking, Ski & Mt. Rainier
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 66 reviews
Gilbert, AZ

Cute cabin in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for me and my best friend and our 3 kids! So close to Mt. Rainier National Park, easy access to the park entrance and hiking trails. We packed our groceries in and the cabin had everything we needed to prepare our meals from cooking utensils, BBQ, pots and pans, coffeemaker, to spices and random items left from previous occupants. The cabin was super clean and had very comfortable furniture and beds. We even enjoyed the fire pit out back to roast marshmallows one night! The owner Sandy was very responsive to email questions as well as a call I made to her while staying there. Thank you for a wonderful stay!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to your return. Sandy
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

We'd like to stay again!

  • 4 of 5

This was a great little place with plenty of room. Our biggest disappointment was our stay was only 3 nights. Oh, and we didn't see any elk. 🌲? 🐾? 🌳?

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Charming and worth the price

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our trip to Chester's cabin. Loved the firepit out back with the well stocked wood. Two tables outside to be able to dine from and enjoy the sun. Well stocked kitchen and the four minute walk to the river was a treat. Sandra the owner is VERY responsive and was helpful in our trip.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Relaxing cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Once again enjoyed our stay at our fave cabin in Packwood.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place for the money. Enjoyed the wood stove and watching old movies during the night and good skiing during the day.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, cozy, and had everything we needed! Beds were comfortable and the kitchen had all the essentials. Great getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Blanton's Market
Blue Spruce Bar and Grill
Butter Butte -- CLOSED
Packwood Ace Hardware
Johnston Ridge Observatory
Copper Creek Inn Restaurant
Patty's Place at 19 Mile House -- CLOSED
Mt St Helens National Volcanic Monument
Cliff Droppers
High Valley Country Club
Paradise Inn at Mount Rainier
Nearest Airport
99 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
High Valley Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Cruisers, Cliff Droppers
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
White Pass Ski Area
Car: necessary

Welcome to chester’s cabin in packwood!

You are officially in the heart of volcano country, located centrally between mt. Rainier, mt. St. Helens, and mt. Adams. Packwood's remote location and small town charm should appeal to each of you that have come looking for a wonderful place to relax and refresh. The scenic beauty and recreational opportunities have attracted visitors from all over the world!

Summer and winter fun

because of our proximity to so many recreational areas, packwood enjoys a diversity of people and businesses. Summer events include two flea markets, an art exhibition, hotrod car show, music festival and several bbqs.

The christmas festival, winter carnival and a snowmobile hill climb keep us busy in the winter.

Flea markets

thousands of travelers and bargain hunters visit packwood's biannual flea markets, held during the memorial day and labor day holiday weekends. Both events are organized by the community, independent of a centralized organization. Vendors offer a wide range of wares (new and used), including antiques, toys, bird houses and feeders, tools, and homemade crafts. Food vendors and local restaurants are nearby when you are ready to enjoy a snack or a meal. Most property and business owners along highway 12 rent booth space and determine fees independently of others.

For more information please contact the destination packwood association by email or phone: 360-494-2223

local activities

activities within 1 to 15 miles include hiking, geo caching, wild mushroom and huckleberry picking, climbing, fishing, river exploring, kayaking, boating, rafting, countless photography opportunities, swimming, skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, golfing, gold panning, horseback riding, four wheeling, mountain biking, shopping, dining out, mountain volcano, meadows, waterfall exploring and wildlife viewing.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin on Packwood, South Cascade Mountains

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
fall flea market
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
Columbus day 2018
5 Oct 2018 - 8 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2018
21 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £37.44 + Tax
Pet Fee £18.72 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £149.74

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Ask Owner a Question