Looking for an out of town getaway recently, we headed to Mount Rainier National Park. At just over three hours away via Blewett Pass and White Pass, it was close enough for a quick drive yet far enough away to feel significant. A great time was had all over the park, including time spent at historic Longmire and of course the visitor center at Paradise. There were also a number of fun stops all over the place where trails, mountain lakes, and waterfalls could be seen.
One of the things that really made the trip special was our stay at Cowlitz River Cabins.
We stayed at the Rainier Log House, one of the three cains they offer. As the name suggests, the location is right on the Cowlitz River, famous for its turquoise water. Cowlitz River Cabins is located approximately nine miles west of Packwood and six miles east of Randle, right where the farmland meets the forest.
The house is impressive to see when you drive up to it. It’s a two story log cabin with construction that can be immediately admired. It doesn’t take long to figure out that this is going to be a great choice for lodging for the night.
It also doesn’t take long to see that the examples of craftsmanship on the outside of the log home continue into the inside. The ground floor features a full bathroom, complete with one of the most interesting clawfoot bathtubs we’ve ever seen, a welcoming bedroom, a fully functional kitchen with modern appliances, and very comfortable dining and living areas. There is also an electric gas fireplace there, as well as a flatscreen television with a DVD player and Direct TV.
Upstairs in the loft, there’s a second bedroom and a bathroom with one of the most beautiful riverrock showers we’ve ever seen. There’s also a built in bookshelf and desk to use too. Throughout the home, the attention to detail and all of the custom woodwork is really stunning.
The outside of the log home is one of the best parts of staying at Cowlitz River Cabins. It’s there you’ll be able to enjoy the wraparound deck, the covered picnic area with barbecue and goldfish pond, the firepit, and of course the hot tub. When you stay in this part of the state you’ll be surrounded with some great attractions and fun things to do. Staying at Cowlitz River Cabins though means you’ll also have plenty of enjoyment coming your way when you return from a day out in the mountains.
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