Whittaker Mountaineering

Ashford

Explore Ashford!

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 basecamp for Mt. Rainier adventures.

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 of Ashford. 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.

Area Resources

Mt. Rainier Visitor Association




Ashford / Elbe Lodging

wdt_ID Name # Rooms/Units City Region Lodging Type
1 Alexander's Lodge 12 Ashford Longmire/Paradise/SW Hotels, Motels and Lodges
2 Altimeter Cabin at Mt. Rainier 1 Ashford Longmire/Paradise/SW Cabins & Vacation Rentals
3 Basecamp Cottages 3 Ashford Longmire/Paradise/SW Cabins & Vacation Rentals
4 Copper Creek Inn, Cabins and Lodge 11 Ashford Longmire/Paradise/SW Cabins & Vacation Rentals
5 Dancing Bear Lodge 1 Ashford Longmire/Paradise/SW Cabins & Vacation Rentals
6 Deep Forest Cabins 7 Ashford Longmire/Paradise/SW Cabins & Vacation Rentals
7 Gateway Inn at Mt. Rainier 13 Ashford Longmire/Paradise/SW Hotels, Motels and Lodges
8 Jimmy Beech House 1 Ashford Longmire/Paradise/SW Cabins & Vacation Rentals
9 Laze Daze Getaway 1 Ashford Longmire/Paradise/SW Cabins & Vacation Rentals
10 Little Bears Cabin 1 Ashford Longmire/Paradise/SW Cabins & Vacation Rentals
Name # Rooms/Units City Region Lodging Type