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Mountain View Lodge
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Packwood
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We wanted to get to Mount Rainier, and realized nothing is "close". But, Packwood is in a good location, and we had read about the Mountain View Lodge....they have rooms of varying size, some with kitchens, and this suited us just fine.

We were very happy with our stay and the owners are happy to greet you personally, and answer any questions you might have about the area. They were really nice, and welcoming,

They have a continental style breakfast each morning, which was a good way to start the day.

It was a nice place that worked for us, and I'd recommend it.

Though this is not specific to the lodge, there are two things I will share: (1) there really isn't much in packwood in terms of restaurants or grocery, and there also isn't much near the park...so if you can, I highly recommend bringing food with you, and (2) distances are deceiving here. The paradise entrance is relatively close to 12, but the visitors center is still a long-ish drive. And the sunrise entrance is a little farther up, but also has a bit of a drive to the vistior center. And both roads are winding, with slower speeds....so it takes a while to get there.

Room Tip: There are cabins and rooms in the main lodge. I suggest taking a look at their website for descripti...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank David K
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Stayed here a couple nights while hiking in Mt. Rainier Park. We had one of the "cabins" and we were very happy with it. The hosts were very nice and accommodating and gave us a ton of helpful information about the town, where to eat, what to see, etc. There was some noise from the neighbors in the other side of the "cabin" - walls are pretty thin. But other than that, everything was perfect and we were very happy.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Vicki M
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

I loved Mountain View Lodge! The area was beautiful! The owners were extremely nice! The room was a good size. The only problem was there was a car parked outside the window......the whole time. But other than that, the experience was great! If in the area, I'm going back.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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4  Thank W0lfTravler
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Since hotel "paradice inn" was fully booked on the top of mount Rainer, we found this lovely kind and simple Lodge near Packwood.
Our room was very clean and newmy renovated, and although close to the road, very quiet.
The 2 people of this location did help us extremely kind in order to make our one night stay a pleasure, and that for less than a hundrid dollars, simple breakfast included.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We stopped at the first hotel we came to late at night and were not expecting much. We were pleasantly surprised by this little inn. Well appointed rooms, generous breakfast and friendly hosts all at a reasonable price surrounded by a pleasnt garden to sit in and admire the views..

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Liam H
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

These are my favorite places to stay. Park right outside your door, a couple of places to enjoy the outdoors, nature surrounding it, pretty flowers planted everywhere, walk to town for dinner and a beer, or walk to the river after dinner.

I was very very happy with this place. No it is not a four star hotel, so if you are looking for one, you will be disappointed. But if you are looking for a very very clean place to stay where you can open the windows all the way and hear birds chirping or elk munching on grass, this is the place.

The people working the front desk were so extremely nice, we love meeting proprietors like this.

Breakfast was pretty slim, but there was real honest to goodness butter - YAY!!!

A nice 5-10 minute walk will take you to the few restaurants, the river, or to a view of Rainier.

We did not use the hot tub, but it was big and looked very clean.

Room Tip: Wifi only worked close to the office, not a big deal for us because we had lovely weather and sat ou...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank ArizonaDreaming
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Super clean room. Very friendly staff. I own a hot tub at home; the hot tub water at this lodge is much cleaner, crystal clear in fact, as they empty, refill, and treat the water every week. No carpet in our room which is a definite plus. Staff mops the high quality floor at the end of each stay. Remodeled bathroom, again super clean. Ample free breakfast with cinnamon buns - this appealed to my grandson. Many international travelers there during our two day stay: Japan, England, Netherlands, and Canada. Outside of the USA, Germany has the highest number of guests. Regardless of the strange photo of the front of their lodge on their web site, I would recommend Mountain View Lodge without hesitation.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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4  Thank Randall B
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Address: 13163 US Highway 12, Packwood, WA 98361-9786
Region: United States > Washington > Packwood
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Packwood
Price Range: £73 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mountain View Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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