Cowlitz River Lodge

13069 U.S. Hwy 12, Packwood, 98361-9720, WA

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  • 1 Rooms,
  • 1 Adults

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2 adults
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The Cowlitz Lodge, sister to Nisqually River Lodge, offers families spacious rooms that have been recently updated with new linens and comfortable beds for affordable rates, which you won’t find in the national park. Complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, and access to gas and groceries before/after visiting the national park round out the convenience of this hotel. Kids will enjoy watching for elk right on the property. Packwood makes a great location for exploring the southeast side of Mt. Rainier with easy access to White Pass Ski Area.

Our Editor Loves

  • Elk sightings
  • Newly remodeled rooms
  • Town amenities

Family Interests

  • Hiking

Family Amenities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Refrigerator


Decent place but lacks amenities

by Leslie T

There aren’t a lot of options in Packwood so we ended up at Cowlitz. Our room was ok, with a queen bed, a little lumpy with pilled sheets. Honestly, it isn’t that hard to have decent linens when you can get them at Costco! The room was clean and there was breakfast. We were disappointed in the breakfast, especially the lack of variety. The biscuits and coffee were good, however. It was a good location for getting to Mt. Rainier where we had a nice hike. But, it was a long drive to Mt, St. Helen which was so immersed in clouds we couldn’t see the mountain,

Cowlitz River Lodge

by Raymond S

This is a great place to stay. The staff is so friendly and helpful with everything. The food is good and there is wine served in the evening. The check-in was easy and the woman who checked us in was very pleasant. She told us that when we decided what we wanted to see, not only in the area, but at Mt. Rainier as well, to come to her and she would help us and give us some suggestions. She also was very helpful suggesting a couple of places to eat for dinner. I will go there again. The rooms were great, the area around the Lodge was really nice. A lot of room for play time for both kids and adults. They also have a bunch of board games for the people staying there. It was a fun place.