by Jeff Bogle
Dating back to 1912, this historic lodge in Ashford, Washington is a destination location for weddings and reunions. But with large multi-bed rooms and two houses with all the amenities families want — from space to kitchens to laundry facilities — it is the ideal accommodation choice when visiting Ashford, Mt. Rainer and Mount St. Helens.
Families will be excited to stay in a lodge once frequented by Teddy Roosevelt; it features a trout feeding activity for kids and those who are kids at heart at the picturesque onsite pond. The restaurant at Alexander’s Lodge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, meaning you and your family can relax in the tranquil setting without having to venture out for food.
Our Editor Loves
- Large vacation home rentals and rooms
- Trout feeding
- Free in house movies
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
by Callum D
We (me and my friend) booked on the day of arrival and as a booking.com standard selected a twin room rather than double, although we would have been fine sharing. Upon arrival we were told we had been updated to the Wonderland Suite, which had a king sized bed and a double sofa bed. The suite was well equipped and in a quiet location opening out onto the forest. It was nice having a shower that I could stand up in, as I had issues with this throughout the trip so far. Breakfast was also good, so all in all a good stay and would highly recommend it.
by Ashley L
I called very last minute to stay in early September, and was able to quickly make a phone reservation with a very kind check-in attendant. I asked for a single room--the cheapest because it was just me--and was quoted $109/night for a queen bed with breakfast. When I got there, they had upgraded me to the Tower Suite, which had a lofted bed and a nice bathroom with a seating area on the lower level. The check-in process after hours is easy, breakfast got the job done, and you can't beat the location.
The town is quaint and cute, and typical of pretty much any mountain community. There are a few restaurants in the town, and places to grab drinks. The hotel provided a booklet that provided some help with amenities nearby.
I thought the inn was quaint, the community very nice, and for the price, everything I could have asked for. It's an old house, though, so if you're looking for a jacuzzi bath or a spacious open-concept bedroom, look elsewhere. If you enjoy the charm of a family-owned house from the late 1900s, you'll love your stay here.