Booked this as wanted to stay close to Mt. Rainier to access Sunrise so only one night stay. Our accommodation was clean and comfortable on the ground floor. One bedroom, a sitting area and kitchen area. There is no air conditioning but we managed okay without it. There is a shop in reception where you can buy all sorts of items for breakfast in single quantities if required. There is no restaurant close by so we took the opportunity to attend the barbecue which they were having in the grounds. Can't remember the cost but very reasonable. A lot of guests attended where there were burgers, hot dogs, salmon burgers with potatoes, salad, wine and beer and dessert. We sat for a while round a camp fire after dinner and chatted with some of the other guests and owners. It was a lovely evening although we did get some "bites" but what can you expect with forest and grass and had forgotten to put on insect repellent!! We left early in the morning and there was a box where you could leave your keys. My only comment would be that there was no iron or ironing board in our accommodation which I find strange in USA as every hotel we have been in this is supplied. We were only there for one night so it was no issue and I suspect it may be available on request. All in all a great place to stay if you are visiting Mt. Rainier - Sunrise. The morning we went was a beautiful blue sky and the views were astounding - very worthwhile going.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The perfect getaway for Mt. Rainier National Park and Crystal Mountain. Charming chalet suites & a romantic honeymoon log cabin are tucked in the national forest, just 1 mile outside the northeast entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park & 7 miles from Crystal Mountain and its new Mt. Rainier Gondola. Soak in our hot tub and swim in our year-round heated pool (heated to 90° in the winter) -- we're Crystal and Mt. Rainier's only accommodations with both. Fireplaces, small fully equipped kitchens and renovated mountain lodge style accommodations are perfect for couples and families. Guests love our evening activities (weekends, holidays and summers) such as bonfires, movie nights, karaoke, crafts parties, and summer barbecues. Hike, sightsee, bike, ride horses, play disc golf in the summer. Ski, snowshoe and play in the snow in the winter. Open year-round. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Alta Crystal Resort At Mount Rainier Hotel Mount Rainier National Park
- Alta Crystal Hotel