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Rainier Basecamp building and sign


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 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.

Area Lodging

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.

Welcome to Ashford Sign
© Steven Pavlov


Ashford / Elbe Lodging

wdt_IDName# Rooms/UnitsCityRegionLodging Type
1Alexander's Lodge12AshfordLongmire/Paradise/SWHotels, Motels and Lodges
2Altimeter Cabin at Mt. Rainier1AshfordLongmire/Paradise/SWCabins & Vacation Rentals
3Basecamp Cottages3AshfordLongmire/Paradise/SWCabins & Vacation Rentals
4Copper Creek Inn, Cabins and Lodge11AshfordLongmire/Paradise/SWCabins & Vacation Rentals
5Dancing Bear Lodge1AshfordLongmire/Paradise/SWCabins & Vacation Rentals
6Deep Forest Cabins7AshfordLongmire/Paradise/SWCabins & Vacation Rentals
7Gateway Inn at Mt. Rainier13AshfordLongmire/Paradise/SWHotels, Motels and Lodges
8Jimmy Beech House1AshfordLongmire/Paradise/SWCabins & Vacation Rentals
9Laze Daze Getaway1AshfordLongmire/Paradise/SWCabins & Vacation Rentals
10Little Bears Cabin1AshfordLongmire/Paradise/SWCabins & Vacation Rentals
Name# Rooms/UnitsCityRegionLodging Type