Want to experience a few nights in nature but don’t want to limit yourself to old-fashioned tent camping?
Say hello to a more glamourous version of camping. There’s no need to invest in camping gear you may only use once a year, now it’s easy to book a few nights at a property that caters to guests. Each of the five locations on this list offers far more than a mere roof over your head. Take a look at your options below to learn more about where to go glamping in the Mt. Rainier region.
Alexander’s Lodge has two yurts, the Paradise Yurt and the Sunrise Yurt.
Paradise Yurt is a small canvas-like yurt with a queen-size bed and two chairs inside the yurt. The nightly rate for the Paradise Yurt is $149 plus tax for up to 2 people. The Sunrise Yurt is a small wooden structure with a queen-size bed and a small seating area outside of the yurt. Both of the yurts at Alexander’s have electricity, WIFI, and have access to a shared bathroom. Single night bookings are accepted. The nightly rate for the Sunrise Yurt is $169 plus tax for up to 2 people. To check the availability of the yurts at Alexander’s Lodge you’ll need to visit the lodge’s website and click Reservations, then type in your estimated arrival and departure date. When the search results appear you’ll want to scroll down to the end of the search results, if the yurts are available for booking they will appear in the search results. The yurts at Alexander’s are available for glamping during the months of May through September. Dogs are allowed, up to 2 pets per yurt. There is a $25 per night, per pet fee.
Happy Tails offers the Huckleberry Yurt a top-of-the-line Pacific yurt with 452 square feet.
Huckleberry Yurt boasts a full indoor bathroom, kitchen, dining room table with 4 chairs, pots, pans, utensils, fridge/freezer, microwave, wood stove, and a mini-split HVAC system for energy-efficient electric heating/air conditioning. The host provides a delicious dark roast coffee with a grinder and a French press. The queen-size bed is a comfy hybrid memory foam and latex mattress with a down comforter complete with a mattress heater. You can fall asleep looking thru the yurt’s dome at the stars, snowflakes, or “liquid sunshine” aka rain. Also has a gas BBQ, deck with seating, private garden, and private porch. Prices start at $188 per night, plus tax for up to 3 people. 2-night minimum stay required. Click here to read reviews from past guests.
Mounthaven Resort has the Willow Camper Cabin a newly constructed camping cabin to level up your camping game.
You’ll stay warm and dry in their heated cabin located an easy walking distance to the resort’s restroom and laundry facility. The camper cabin has one full and one twin-size bunk bed. Linens are not provided. You’ll want to bring your own sleeping bag or bedroll. The Willow Camper cabin has a picnic table, fire ring, and access to a BBQ Grill (bring your own charcoal). Sorry, no cooking is allowed inside the camper cabin at Mounthaven, and pets are not allowed at Willow Camper Cabin. Spring, Fall, and Winter Nightly Rates $75 for up to 3 people, per night, plus tax, US Funds. Summer Nightly Rate $85 for up to 3 people, per night, plus tax, US Funds. Click here for more information.
Red Cabin at Left Foot Farm offers a farm stay in a rustic cabin on a working goat farm.
When you walk into the cabin you’ll enter a living room area with seating and a sofa that converts into a sofa sleeper. There’s a ladder that leads up to a sleeping loft with a queen-size bed. The sleeping loft has a low ceiling. Rates start at $100 a night, plus a $25 cleaning fee, $32 service fee, and sales tax. The cabin offers WIFI, linens, and electricity. A 2-night minimum stay is required. The cabin has a private outdoor bathroom with a composting toilet, shower, and soaking tub. This cabin is bookable online via Airbnb. Because the farm is a working farm, pets are not allowed. The cabin is family-friendly children of all ages are welcome. To learn more about the farm stay click here.
Wellspring has a cozy treehouse perched 15 feet up off the ground between two large fir trees.
This treehouse offers deluxe glamping in a tiny house in the treetops with a queen-size bed. Underneath the treehouse, there’s an open-air living room with a table and two swing-chairs just a short walk from your private bathroom and shower. Sorry kids, for safety reasons the treehouse is for grownups only. $175 per night, plus tax, double occupancy.
In addition to the treehouse, Wellspring has 3 camper cabins, the Trail’s End, Tumbleweed, and Timbuktu.
These are rustic cabins with the bare necessities beds with cozy linens, seating, a coffee maker, and an ice chest on the front porch. Camper cabins are situated in a quiet forested area about a 4-minute walk from the bathroom and parking area. The bathroom has a shower. The cabin has an ice chest on the front porch, bring your own ice if you plan to use it.
Trail’s End makes a cozy hideaway for two or an adventurous family base camp. The center of the Trail’s End Cabin can be set up with either two twin beds, or one king. You specify your bed preference at the time of placing your reservation. 2021 Rate: $125 per night plus tax for 2 guests, plus $10 for each additional little camper.
Tumbleweed Camper is a cowboy-themed hideaway. Even the facial tissue box has boots on it! This cabin can be set up with two twin beds or one king, and two camp bunks available for kids if needed. Be sure to specify your bed preference at the time of booking. The cabin has a wood stove to keep you cozy and warm. Simple dishware provided, along with a coffee maker too. 2021 Rate: $125 per night plus tax for 2 guests, plus $10 for each additional little cowboy.
You wouldn’t expect an African safari hut in the forests near Rainier but surprise! We’ve got one at Wellspring, say hello to the Timbuktu Cabin. When you book the Timbuktu Cabin guests can choose two twin beds or one king-size bed. The cabin has a wood stove, table, and chairs, dishware, coffee maker. $125 per night, plus tax.
If you stay at one of the camper cabins at Wellspring you’ll want to leave your tech at home because there’s just enough electricity in those camper cabins to power the lights, a phone charger, and the coffee maker. Don’t bring your laptops. If you plug in anything else you’ll turn off all the power to the other camper cabins and the lights on the trail as well. Wellspring has a 2-night minimum stay requirement for all cabins and the treehouse. Sorry, pets are not permitted at Wellspring.
Q: In terms of distance can you rank the locations to their proximity to the entrance to Mount Rainier National Park? Which property is closest?
A: You bet. Mounthaven Resort’s Willow Camper Cabin is the closest glamping site, it’s less than a mile to the Nisqually Entrance of the national park.
Happy Tails is a short drive, only 1.1 miles from the park’s entrance. Alexander’s Lodge clocks in at only 1.2 miles from the entrance. Wellspring is a little further away at 3.6 miles. And
Left Foot Farms is the farthest location at 35 miles away.
Please note, prices are quoted for the 2021 season. Rates are subject to change without notice. Prices are per night, plus tax, US Funds and do not include any applicable miscellaneous booking fees should you book via a service such as but not limited to Air BNB or VRBO. Should you venture out for your glamping getaway we’d love to hear about your adventure. Be sure to tag us #visitrainier in your Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter posts.