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Mt. Rainier above fall colors along the Snow Lake Trail in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA.

Top 10 Wildflower Hikes

Mt. Rainier wildflower meadows are a phenomenon you must see to believe. Learn more about the Top 10 Wildflower Hikes in the Mt. Rainier region.  ...
Happy Girl and her Mountain Courtesy Kelly Selzer

7 Kid-Friendly Waterfall Hikes

If you're wondering which trails are kid-friendly and lead to see waterfalls check out this list 7 kid-friendly waterfall hikes in the Mount Rainier region.  ...
Rainier Wine Festival at Alpine Inn

Mt. Rainier Wine Festival

July 6, 2019, is the 10th Annual Mt. Rainier Wine Festival! Enjoy a variety of wines from local Washington based ...
Picnic Areas at Mount Rainier

Picnics in the Park

Grab your checkered tablecloth, pack your basket and enjoy a meal outdoors at one of Mt. Rainier National Park's four designated picnic areas.  ...
Thunder Dome Car Museum

Thunder Dome Car Museum

The new Thunder Dome Car Museum has a dazzling collection of classic American muscle cars, vintage sports cars, and exotic imports. Opens May 29th, 2019. ...

Attend the Rainier Independent Film Festival

Rainier Independent Film Festival (May 17th - 19th) announces 45+ dynamic films spanning a variety of genres and topics. After a great response last year, we are excited to see the return and expansion of The Student Movie RIFF (TSMR), now in its second year.  ...
Northwest Trek Sensory Inclusive

New Sensory Inclusive | Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium each recently earned prestigious designation as “sensory inclusive” sites from a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness, acceptance and inclusion for people with autism and other special needs. ...
Stone Creek Lodge

Stone Creek Lodge at Mount Rainier

200 yards from the entrance to Paradise! Ten cozy cedar cabins are located just outside of the southwestern (Nisqually) entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. Active adventure seekers, hikers and climbers will find easy access for the perfect place to overnight before (or after) ...
Jimmy Beech House

Jimmy Beech House near Mt. Rainier

Newly remodeled with accessibility in mind, this custom vacation rental offers comfort and quiet right outside of Mount Rainier National Park . Located 5 miles from the park's Nisqually (main) entrance, the only one open year round. It sits on 3 private acres bordering Mueller Creek ...
Elk Cottage

Elk Cottage in Ashford, WA

Elk Cottage has two bedrooms, sleeps seven and sits in a large meadow surrounded by forest. There is a propane BBQ with deck chairs and fire pit outside. ...
Carbon Country Shady Rest Bed and Breakfast

Carbon Country’s Shady Rest Bed & Breakfast

Carbon Country's Shady Rest sits on 3 beautiful acres at the base of Mount Rainier located at the northwest (Carbon River) entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. Guests can stay in one of three individually decorated rooms each with private baths. This mountain inn provides full ...
Copper Creek Inn

Copper Creek Inn, Cabins and Lodge

Historic Copper Creek Inn, Cabins and Lodge are situated on eleven wooded acres next to the rocky roaring Copper Creek.  The property is surrounded by the National Forest so you’ll think you are inside the park! Enjoy a serene, natural setting with cabins, a lodge, a small inn, ...
Alexander's Lodge

Alexander’s Lodge near Mount Rainier

A historic inn with restaurant onsite. Alexander's is located one mile from the Nisqually Entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. Alexander's Country Inn has 12 guest rooms, all with private bath.  ...
Basecamp Cottages

BaseCamp Cottages near Mount Rainier National Park

Cozy and private, each cottage is self-contained with warm and friendly décor, kitchenettes and private bathrooms. Located in Ashford, Washington just six miles from the main entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park - Paradise. ...
View of Mount Rainier from Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain Hotels

Everything you need for the real mountain getaway. Crystal Mountain hotels offer three comfortable hotels just steps away from adventure! Guests of the Crystal Mountain Hotels are within walking distance of dining, the Mt. Rainier Gondola, and breathtaking views of Mount Rainier.  ...
Enumclaw Dog Park

Enumclaw Dog Park

Tails are wagging at the opening of a new 2-acre off-leash dog park just minutes from the Enumclaw RV Campground. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Wine Tasting Photo Credit Terje Sollie

10th Annual Mt. Rainier Wine Festival

Enjoy a variety of Washington wines, delicious tapas, and live music in a beautiful mountain environment during the Mt. Rainier Wine Festival, July 6, 2019. ...
Headworks Brewery

Headworks Brewery and Tasting Room

Located in historic downtown Enumclaw Headworks Brewery and Tasting Room serves small batches of handcrafted ales with a side of small-town hospitality.  ...
Juniper Cabin part of Rainier Cottages

Rainier Cottages near Mount Rainier National Park

Rainier Cottages offers ten unique cabins on their own land, each with private hot tubs and luxurious amenities. The cabins are located close to the entrance to Mt. Rainier Park, just outside of the town of Ashford. All cabins are family friendly. ...
Mountain Meadows Bed and Breakfast

Mountain Meadows Inn and Chalet Near Mt. Rainier

The estate grounds of Mountain Meadows Inn & Chalet Suites are located in a relaxing park-like area (with a campfire area/complimentary wood) on 10 acres of forest. The spacious Inn built in 1910 has been recently updated with 3 separate suites each with a private bathroom. The Chalet ...
Sips Brews

Sips and Brews around the Mountain

Where to go for the best sips and brews around the mountain? When it comes to coffee, ciders, craft beer, spirits, and wine there are plenty of options. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Wild Side Dinner

Trek to the Wildside Dinner and Auction

Imagine spending an evening surrounded by the sights and scents of the forest, enjoying a gourmet dinner and helping wildlife conservation at the same time. ...
Summit House

Go Beyond the Day Trip | Stay Crystal

Think beyond the day trip. Get a free travel guide with lodging deals and tips to have an epic summer vacation. Learn more at VisitRainier.com/crystal ...
Avalanche Dogs

Crystal Mountain Avalanche Rescue Dogs

Meet Avalanche Dog Heroes: Piper and Friends, the cutest heroes on the mountain. Recently we had time to connect with Sara Cohen, Program Director for Crystal Mountain Avalanche Rescue Dogs to learn more about the hardest working and cutest canines on the mountain this season. ...

Celebrate National Park Week

Get ready to celebrate National Park Week 2019 from April 20 to 28! To kick off National Park Week, all entrance fees are waived on Saturday, April 20! ...
Snowplay at Paradise

Paradise Snowplay Area: Sledding & Tubing

Families with children will enjoy the snow play area at Paradise, north of the upper parking lot -- at least five feet of snow are needed before it can open. It is usually open by mid-December. The Snow Play area is the ONLY place in the park where sledding and sliding are permitted. ...
Mountain Out

Is the Mountain Out? Meet Rainier Watch

Is the mountain out? Read the #RainierWatch story and discover an entire gallery dedicated to beautiful Mt. Rainier images. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Dog-Friendly

A Dog-Friendly Vacation at Mount Rainier

When it comes to planning your summer adventures at the mountain we know your fur babies like vacations too. Get a free copy of our new travel guide for a list of the dog-friendly places to stay, play, and hike this summer. ...
The Mint

The Historic Mint

The Historic Mint offers 28 Beers on Tap, fantastic food and family friendly. Share gameday with friends or a quiet evening with your bestie. Appetizers, desserts or the whole meal deal. ...
Ann's Fudge

Ann’s Fudge & Bakery

Life in historic downtown Enumclaw is a little sweeter with the delicious assortment of baked goods, lunch, and gourmet fudge at Anns Fudge & Bakery. ...

Carbon River: Northwest Entrance

The Carbon River entrance to Mount Rainier National Park is open year-round to foot traffic, but vehicle access is permitted only to the park entrance, via SR 165 through Wilkeson. ...
Silver Skis Chalet

Silver Skis Chalet at Crystal Mountain

Only 6 miles from the Northeast entrance of Mt. Rainier National Park, our condominiums are nestled in a beautiful mountain valley at the base of Crystal Mountain. For a weekend get-away or a quiet midweek escape; come and take a soothing dip in our heated pool and enjoy many outdoor ...