We stayed in the Three Bears Lodge and the Tahoma. I would recommend Three Bears Lodge but not Tahoma. It was very dark in Tahoma and one of the lights in Tahoma was not working. Literally I couldn't wait to get out of it because it was so dark. Three Bears Lodge was great- roomy, great kitchen. Both places were quiet. If we had only been staying in Tahoma cabin, I would have max given 2 stars.
Sheets smelled AWFUL. This was not just in one of the places, this was in both where we stayed. We were traveling with another couple, they experienced the same thing in their spot at Wellspring. If this is supposed to be an upscale lodge, the sheets should not stink like mildew. The sheets were also very old, pilled, and stained. This has been mentioned in other reviews too so I'm surprised the innkeepers haven't remedied this. It is very unpleasant to wake to a smelly sheet.
It is also not easy to contact someone on site. Not sure if the Innkeeper works offsite or what but it's hard to find someone. There is a phone at the reception kiosk (no live, real person) that connects you with a company that I assume is contracted out to do their reservations, etc. They are on the East coast. When I was talking to them I got cut off. While in the end they billed us properly, it seemed rather impersonal. They did, however, move our items appropriately between places we stayed as requested.
It rains a lot at Mt. Rainier and we did appreciate the Innkeepers having umbrellas for use. I'd have to say, though, that smelly sheets really were a minus, so I'd think twice before staying there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wellspring is a spa and retreat center nestled in a quiet forest three miles outside the southwest entrance of Mt Rainier National Park. Comprised of rustic log cabins, two independent spa facilities, a modest lodge and a variety of outdoor gathering facilities including a 30' gazebo, Wellspring is an ideal retreat for couples, family reunions or commercial group retreats as large as 30. Our forest sanctuary is an incredibly unique and magical setting for a Pacific Northwest wedding. Wellspring hosts fifteen to twenty weddings every year, mostly in the summer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wellspring Hotel Ashford