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

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cabin

Overview

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.

HOUSE RULES:

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

Owner
Sandra Gesang
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • 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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Brand new bathroom. Toilet, shower, vanity, sink.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Toilet, shower, vanity, sink
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

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
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We enjoyed our stay, but there were a few reasons why we didn't rate it 5 stars

  • 4 of 5

Sandy is a great host. She is very responsive. I really appreciate it.

It is a cabin and truly felt like a cabin. It isn't big, but very cozy. We could smell the wood in the structure; however, I sneezed a lot the first few hours. Not sure why.

I love the twin beds, very comfortable. The living room area has a lot of couches. The cabin's structure is cute and functional.

However, for potential travelers who are considering Sandy's cabin, here are some items for your reference:

One of the reasons we didn't rate it 5 stars is the cleanliness of the shower towels and face towels. They look old and got stains on them. Honestly, when I looked at the face towels with some stains, I didn't know what to do. I still used it. I tried not to think about it. My recommendation for Sandy is to have those towels professionally cleaned, perhaps bleached.

Second reason is the shower room very small, especially the one in between two bedrooms. I read one of the reviews. The guest talked about the shower head not easy to turn, so the water always hitting the face. That is true. Also, because it is very small, I found it hard to rinse or wash your feet. The second bathroom near the entrance is a bit larger, but still small.

The third reason is not the huge deal if you don't plan on cooking. We found that the kitchen was not very well stocked. However, I did ask Sandy if she has cooking oil. She wasn't sure, so she suggested bringing my own. We prepared our spices and sauces in advance, so everything worked out fine. We couldn't find good restaurants in Packwood, so we decided to cook all meals.

We had a great time skiing in White Pass Ski Area. If I go back, I would still consider staying at Sandy's cabin. The price is reasonable and it is truly a cozy cabin to relax after a long day ski.

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Pei-Hua, and thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and are glad you are considering staying at Chester's Cabin again in the future. I apologize for the condition of the towels and take full responsibility. I believe they were clean but are ready to be replaced. We will definitely get with the hospitality crew, and provide them with new sets of towels for our guests. If you had let us know, during your stay, we would have had the hospitality crew bring you fresh new towels. We wish we could make the showers bigger but it is an updated vintage cabin and there were limitations. (We keep our pricing modest for such reasons.) But perhaps a sliding or hand-held shower head would work better. Although we don't provide food, we do provide spices (limited variety), salt, pepper, flour, sugar, coffee, filters, cocoa, plastic wrap, foil, and a few other items. I will bring cooking oil next time we are there. (There is a full service grocery store in Packwood for our guests who need additional items.) For restaurants we enjoy burgers at Cliff Droppers, pizza and breakfast at Cruisers, and baked goods at the Goat Rocks Coffee House. But we understand these places might not be to everyone's taste. There are also a couple of bar-and-grills in town that appear popular. There is a new Italian restaurant in town we haven't tried yet, but we have noticed the parking lot gets full. Again, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cabin, and the skiing at White Pass Ski area. We appreciate that you would still consider staying there in the future and we look forward to hosting you again. Sandy
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5

Perfect place for our honeymoon. Quiet, peaceful and secluded.

  • 5 of 5

It was clean and well stocked. Just bring your food and clothes. The wood stove works great once you get over the learning curve. Everything really was great. My only negativè was the shower heads had poor direction adjustment. Hard not to get blasted in the face and it doesn't turn down to rinse your body. We would gladly come back. PS need more pins for.the map and couldn't find the guest book. A herd of Elk (30+) kept us entertained. Grazing, resting and RUNNING THOUGH THE YARDS. .

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great two bedroom with loft.

  • 4 of 5

If the barbeque was in working order we would have no complaints.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and private comments about the grill. So glad you enjoyed the cabin. We ordered the parts and replaced them after your stay. The BBQ grill has been working fine now. Sandy
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice - loved the location - was happy to have AC. Very quaint

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great location to Mt Rainier national park

  • 5 of 5

Very nice location to visit Mt Rainier. Very clean and provided many comforts and utensils that you may need. Quiet neighborhood was a plus.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Blanton's Market
Blue Spruce Bar and Grill
Butter Butte
Cruisers
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
Cruisers
High Valley Country Club
Longmire
Paradise Inn at Mount Rainier
Paradise
Nearest Airport
99 Miles
Seatac
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin on Packwood, South Cascade Mountains

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
winter
2 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
£91
for 1 night
From
£51
From
£99
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£138
for 1 night
From
£99
From
£111
Fri,Sat
£672
£2,529
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £143.96
Cleaning fee £35.99 + Tax
Pet Fee £17.99 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.8%

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.
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