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 Adrienne A
We stayed in the Chalet and it exceeded our expectations for the price. Everything was very cute inside and had everything we needed. The Lodge is as close to the park as you can get. The breakfast was perfect--eggs, sausage, waffles, biscuits, etc. The staff was very friendly and helpful, I spoke with a woman a few times before we arrived to clarify some things and she was great.
First I will have to admit that I like staying in old historical type places. Compared to other similar types of places, I would actually give it 4 1/2 star rating. They have the charm of staying in someone’s home like a B n B. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are small like what you would expect from the time it was built. The bed was a memory foam mattress and very comfortable. We had Wi-Fi in the room and a google mini with limited applications. The entire building was immaculately clean. There is a very large living room on the second floor with a fireplace, books, games, and a selection of movies. Breakfast was about the same as what you get at a regular hotel with the free breakfast. We were there in December, but like to go back in the Summer to explore the grounds. There are a lot of old photographs on the walls. This is a great place to stay if you want to visit Mt. Rainier National Park.