Heated tram ride at Northwest Trek and Wildlife Park

Take a Winter Break at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Schools are about to be let out for the rest of the year, and the holiday rush is on. We’ve got some great suggestions for memorable times with family and friends over the coming two weeks. Northwest Trek Wildl...

Nisqually: Southwest Entrance

A year-round entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park for vehicle traffic, the Nisqually entrance via SR 706 provides closest access to the Longmire and Paradise areas of the park. Longmire, 6.5 miles from the par...
Twelve Course Bubbly Dinner

Twelve Course Bubbly Dinner

Dec. 28, enjoy a twelve-course bubbly dinner with local NW seafood, local beef, house charcuterie, and decadent desserts.

Whittaker’s Cafe and Espresso

Serving waffles, ice cream, bagels, snacks, sweets and wireless internet in the heart of Ashford and next door to Rainier Mountaineering Inc. Stop by and warm-up with a hot cup of coffee, cocoa or a latte or co...

Feature: Ski Crystal Mountain

New gondola brings faster lift times and new possibilities Washington's largest downhill ski area just got a whole lot better and a whole lot closer to being a year round resort with the opening of the Mount...
Stringtown Cellars and Lavendar Farm

Stringtown Cellars and Lavender Farm Holiday Hours

November 24 through December 23, the farm will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come out and see the great selection of Christmas trees! Shop for gifts, taste the wine, and sample the smoked cheese.

Crystal Mountain Resort a PNW Winter Playground

Crystal Mountain is a world class ski resort, rated by SKIING magazine as the #7 ski resort in North America. Experienced skiers are drawn to the expert runs comprising nearly half of the terrain...
Arts Alive!

Arts Alive! Gallery in Enumclaw

About Arts Alive! Gallery in Enumclaw Indulge your inner artist. Stop by Arts Alive! in Enumclaw. Here you can discover handmade work created by local artists. Shopping for a one-of-a-kind souvenir, or special...
Waggin Ranch

Waggin West Ranch

Waggin West Ranch offers a "clip with a view", let your pet have a professional grooming while watching the elk and the beautiful mountains. The Waggin West Ranch is a 2.5-acre ranch that offers heated and air-...

Skate Creek Road

THIS ROAD IS OPEN at Mile Post 16.5

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.
Stormking Day Spa near Mount Rainier

Stormking Day Spa at Mount Rainier

Stormking Spa is the ideal environment for a romantic escape or a quiet relaxing retreat. Choose from a variety of spa treatments in a beautiful Pacific Northwest setting.

Westside Road


The Westside Road is located inside the park, .9 miles up the Road to Paradise. The first 3 miles are accessible to vehicles. Vehicles must park at Dry Creek. The next 13 miles provide access to hiking and mountain biking. Users should travel through the area with caution due to steep terrain and rock fall. During winter, snowshoers and cross country skiers must park at the junction with the Road to Paradise.

Wellspring Spa near Mount Rainier

Restoring peacefulness. Refreshing silence. Recentering possibilities. Visit Wellspring Spa for a getaway replacing the weight of the world with the feeling of utter relaxation and calm. Experience a deep nurtu...

Enumclaw Festival of Crafts & Gifts

The Enumclaw Festival of Crafts and Gifts highlights items by local artisans, crafters, and vendors. Bring your camera for a selfie with Santa Nov. 17-20.

Video: The Bucket List

Follow the stories of people whose lives have been changed by The Mountain as we highlight colorful characters and personalities of Mt. Rainier. This time we're featuring old friends reconnecting during a trip to Mt. Rainier.
Wooded Paradise

Wooded Paradise near Mount Rainier National Park

Charming one bedroom A-frame is the perfect combination of rustic and modern. This 700 square foot rental is located near Mount Rainier National Park and makes a perfect romantic getaway or quiet retreat.
The Overlook

The Overlook near Mount Rainier National Park

The Overlook is a 3-bedroom vacation rental located in Ashford, Washington near the Nisqually entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. This unit can accommodate up to 6 people and is within easy walking distance to dining, and shops.
Help Out Half Off

Help Out for Half Off at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

This November, visitors who bring two or more food items when they visit Northwest Trek Wildlife Park will get a great discount – and the knowledge they’ll be making a much-needed donation to the Emergency Food Network
R&R Kottage

R&R Kottage near Mount Rainier National Park

Charming A-frame located 8 miles from the Nisqually entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. This cabin has a one bedroom loft with a queen size bed and a sofa sleeper in the living room. Outdoor patio and BBQ area. Quiet location.

Rainbow’s End Cabin Rentals at Mount Rainier

Fall in love with the mountain - Fall in love with our cabins! The most affordable luxury at the mountain! Come to the mountain and stay at Rainbows End Cabins! We have cozy and well-appointed luxury cabins located within 5 minutes of Mt. Rainier National Park, and within 2 minutes of Osborn Mountain trailhead.
Rainier Cottages Outdoor Hot Tub

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.
Stepping Stone Cabin Exterior

Stepping Stone Cabins near Mount Rainier

The Stepping Stone Cabins consist of The Totem with room for up to 6 guests, and The Tahoma a romantic cottage for up to two guests. Both cabins share a .87 acre semi-secluded wooded parcel on Tenas Creek, with trails and walking bridges across the creek and are located just 1/2 mile before the Nisqually Entrance to Mt Rainier National Park.
Wellspring Spa near Mount Rainier National Park

Wellspring Spa Near Mount Rainier National Park

Wellspring is an ideal base for a mountain getaway in every season-the peaceful solitude offering the space for quiet contemplation, or for a romantic interlude with that special someone.

Altimeter Cabin near Mount Rainier a perfect PNW retreat

Rustic Elegance! Private Hot Tub! Free Wi-Fi! Historic, open-beam, log cabin with hearth and wood stove. Five minutes to Mt. Rainier National Park entrance. We have everything you'll need: fluffy spa robes and lots of nice towels and linens. Well equipped kitchen, featuring a dozen spices, nice dishes, pots & pans, glassware, barware and flatware.

The Cornerstone near Mount Rainier National Park

Ashford vacation cabin, located a half-mile from the Nisqually Entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. A great stopover for your visit to Mt. Rainier, and just minutes from Alder Lake and Mineral Lake!
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) their backpacking trip.

Stormking Cabins and Day Spa Near Mt. Rainier

As featured in Northwest Best Places and Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest, Stormking Cabins and Day Spa offers private deluxe cabins each with private hot tub. Our yurt-style cabin accommodations at Stormking are among the finest in the Mount Rainier area.
Riversong Retreat

Riversong Retreat near Mount Rainier National Park

Enjoy this restful retreat in the foothills of Mt. Rainier, located just outside the Nisqually entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. The property is sunny with nice views. It's a short walk to the glacially-fed Nisqually River, where you can stroll along the levee, right into the National Park.
The Village Inn

The Village Inn at Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain Hotels offers three cozy hotels, the fabulous Alpine Inn Restaurant and legendary Snorting Elk Cellar/Deli. Choose a room with a view at the Village Inn, Quicksilver Lodge Deluxe Loft Room for the family or a traditional Bavarian styled room at our ever popular Alpine Inn.

Quicksilver Lodge at Crystal Mountain

About the Quicksilver Lodge at Crystal Mountain: The lodge offers two room styles, their Queen rooms are perfect for couples and singles. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV, DVD player, mini fridge, free wi...
Nisqually Chalet at Mt Rainier

Nisqually Chalet at Mt. Rainier

The Nisqually Chalet at Mt. Rainier is a vacation rental with 3 bedrooms that sleeps up to 8 people. The chalet offers an outdoor covered hot tub, deck, and BBQ and is available to welcome guests year-round for a PNW getaway.
Paradise Inn at Mount Rainier National Park

Paradise Inn at Mount Rainier National Park

Built in 1916, this historic guest lodge sits in the shadow of Mount Rainier surrounded by mountain meadows lush with wildflowers. Paradise Inn is a National Historic Landmark, designated as one of the Great Lodges of the West. Miles of hiking trails are just outside the front door with panoramic views of glaciers and waterfalls. The inn features a full service dining room featuring northwest cuisine serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

Nisqually Lodge near Mount Rainier

Stay in rustic splendor just minutes from Mt. Rainier National Park and enjoy a free HOT continental breakfast before getting on with your day. This is the starting place for your next high country adventure. Year-round activities surround this area, from hiking the many trails in and outside the park, horseback riding, motorcycle and ATV riding in summer to snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter.

Windy Point Campground

CAMPSITES: 15 sites | GROUP SITES: 0 |  RESERVATIONS WEBSITE: US Forest Service Website  |  Recreation.gov LOCATION: Highway 12 to milepost 177.5. Highway 410 at Forest Service Road 1900. W...