Just six miles outside the Nisqually Entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park sits the mountain community of Ashford. Tucked away in the forested foothills discover lodging establishments from cozy cabins to friendly motels, all serving as a base camp for Mt. Rainier adventures.
How far is Ashford, WA from Seattle?
It’s approximately 80 miles / 130 kilometers and depending on which route you take most trips will last just over a one-hour and forty-minute drive. Usually, the fastest route is to take Interstate 5 Southbound to 512, then to State Route 706. Please consult your GPS or the Washington State Department of Transportation website for current road conditions.
Visitors will find a collection of cabins, vacation rentals, inns, and a few campgrounds. Scroll down for a list of properties, or to check rates and availability click here. Nearly all accommodations stay open on a year-round basis.
Area Dining and Attractions
Area restaurants include family-friendly grills, convenient cafes, and historic inns. Of course, recreation abounds with summertime hiking trails and winter snowshoe routes all in close proximity. Mt. Tahoma Trail System is accessed just a few miles east. Several shops and galleries in town offer exquisite, original artworks and outdoor shops provide gear for year-round adventure. The 80 acre Ashford County Park, located on Highway 706, offers a children’s play area, accessible trails, and a restroom facility. Recent additions to the park include an amphitheater, great lawn, additional trails, additional parking, utility infrastructure, and a set of new restrooms. This is a great venue for large groups or family gatherings.