Blog - Visit Rainier
Mount Rainier Fall Colors Photo Courtesy Mike Peters
Mount Rainier Fall Colors Photo Courtesy Mike Peters

Fall Travel Guides

Free vacation planners filled with tips on the best fall color, the best autumn hikes, and family fun activities at Mount Rainier. ...

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.  ...

Skate Creek Road

Forest Road 52, also known as Skate Creek Road, travels east to west, between Packwood and Elbe. In the winter months, FR 52 is often gated closed when the snow gets too deep to drive safely.  ...
Casting Iron Axes

Casting Iron Axe Bar

Downtown historic Enumclaw will soon have its first and only Ax Throwing Bar and Restaurant ...
Wilkeson

Historic Wilkeson Washington

Wilkeson, Washington has a rich history in mining. Visitors are transported back in time with a trip to this gateway community to Mount Rainier. ...
Happy Girl with Mountain Backdrop

Bear Family Adventures

In her debut book, "Mount Rainier National Park Bear Family Adventures" avid hiker Sara Graham inspires young readers to visit Rainier. ...
Happy Sew Co

Happy Sew Co.

Happy Sew Co. brings boutique shopping to Wilkeson. Grand opening May 7 & 8 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. ...
Mowich Lake

Camp at Mowich versus Ipsut

Trying to decide whether to camp at Mowich or Ipsut? Read our article with pros and cons of each beautiful rustic remote site.  ...
Wildflowers along the Sunrise Nature Trail

Sunrise Nature Trail

The Sunrise Nature Trail is a 1.5 mile loop considered one of the easier trails at Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park.  ...
View of Mount Rainier from Dogwood Park

Eatonville

Find out where to stay, play, shop and dine in historic Eatonville.  ...
Pioneer Farm

Pioneer Farm Museum and Ohop Indian Village

Learn about the life, culture, and activities of the Coastal Salish Native Americans who lived in the Northwest before the arrival of Euro-American settlers. And enjoy outdoor activities available at Pioneer Farm Museum and Ohop Indian Village. ...
Happy Tails Cabin lighted exterior

Happy Tails Cabin

Tiny cabins that sleep up to 3 people each, located in Ashford, Washington near the Nisqually Entrance to Mount Rainier National Park.  ...

Rainier BaseCamp Bar and Grill

Come enjoy fantastic pizzas, all-natural beef burgers, micro-brews, and more in a park-like setting. People of all ages can work ...
Cole Street Brewery

Cole Street Brewery

Enumclaw's craft brewery, offering a selection of approachable, small-batch, handcrafted beers. The brewery is a 2 Barrel direct fired brewhouse with 4 barrel fermentation tanks. ...

Mineral Market

Mineral Market sells groceries, fishing tackle, camping supplies, gas, ATM machine, fishing and hunting licenses, Vehicle use permits, video rental, lottery, local history, and souvenirs.  ...
Mount Rainier as seen from Henley's Silver Lake Resort

Henley’s Silver Lake Resort

Rent a boat and enjoy an afternoon on the Silver Lake. On a clear day you can see Mount Rainier from Silver Lake.  ...

The Nest at Left Foot Farm

Live the farm-life for a few nights, a weekend or more in a rustic one-bedroom cabin at a working goat dairy farm on 5-acres.  ...
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, ...
Headquarters Tavern

Headquarters Tavern

Headquarters Tavern is a historic family style tavern serving Mineral since 1904.  ...
Running Deer Chalet Exterior

Running Deer Chalet

Running Deer Chalet is a pet-friendly vacation rental with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a sleeping loft, propane fireplace, hot tub, outdoor fire pit, and deck with BBQ grill. Accommodates up to 4 people, requires a 2-night minimum stay. ...
Buchanan's Bunkhouse in the summer

Buchanan’s Bunkhouse

Buchanan's Bunkhouse is a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom vacation rental with 9 beds and a covered outdoor saltwater hot tub. Max. occupancy is 12 people, a 2-night minimum stay is required.  ...
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort

Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain Resort offers scenic gondola rides, dining, and shopping with a host of summer and winter activities. Crystal Mountain is located in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, with lodging options within walking distance.  ...
Nisqually Lodge

Nisqually Lodge

Nisqually Lodge is open year-round, they offer 24 rooms with WI-FI, free parking, and continental breakfast. Located approx. 5 miles from the Nisqually Entrance to Mount Rainier National Park.  ...

Sweet Necessities

At Sweet Necessities, happiness is ice cream, chocolate, and caramels! Find these and other tasty delectables for special occasions, holidays or every day! ...

Seeder’s Steak and Brew

Seeders Steak and Brew offers tasty eats and adult beverages - This is where the locals come for a burger or a great steak at a good price.  ...
Cedars Inn Outdoor Pool

Rodeway Inn

The Rodeway Inn offers affordable rates on accommodations. Located within walking distance of Enumclaw Expo Center, King County Fairgrounds and dining. Free parking, Wi-Fi, outdoor pool.  ...
Stone Creek Lodge

Stone Creek Lodge

Stone Creek Lodge is located only 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.  ...
Westwood Chalet

Westwood Chalet

Westwood Chalet is a 3-bedroom, 1 bathroom cabin with a private hot tub on the deck. The cabin is located in the woods, near the Nisqually River a short drive from Mount Rainier National Park. ...
Whittaker's Bunkhouse

Whittaker’s Bunkhouse

The Bunkhouse was built in 1912 to house loggers and mill workers in the Ashford Valley. Renovated in 1990 by Lou and Ingrid Whittaker, Whittaker's Bunkhouse offers year round lodging in 18 cozy rooms with private baths, or for those seeking a more Hostel-like environment, the Bunk ...
Animals at Left Foot Farm: exterior view

Red Cabin at Left Foot Farm

Live the farm-life for a few nights, a weekend or more in a rustic one-bedroom cabin at a working goat dairy farm on 5-acres.  ...
Crystal Rainier Retreat

Crystal Rainier Retreat

Crystal Rainier Retreat is a vacation rental with a main house and studio apartment in Greenwater, WA near Crystal Mountain Resort. Accommodates up to 10 Guests, 3 Bedrooms, 9 Beds, and 3 Bathrooms. ...
Cruiser Cafe

Cruiser Cafe

Cruiser Cafe is a family friendly restaurant open year-round with indoor and outdoor seating. The cafe offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Eatonville.  ...
Bruno's Exterior, Eatonville, WA

Bruno’s

Bruno's Family Restaurant and Bar offers comfort food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open year-round with indoor, outdoor seating and to-go meals. ...