Cowlitz River Lodge

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

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  • 1 Rooms,
  • 1 Adults

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1 Room / 2 Adults

1 rooms,
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


Great staff

by 48angie

Love the decor of the hotel, the Elk outside and the cottage feel of the place drew us in. After we checked in and went up to our room we discovered an issue that we thought needed to be taken to the desk clerks attention so it could be rectified. We didn't want to make a big fuss and I'm not going to to be overly dramatic about it either. The lady at the front desk was incredibly apologetic that there was an issue with our room, she came up to take care of it, offered a different room and a refund! We were happy to stay in the same room after the staff had taken care of the issue and refused the full refund but they insisted to refund us the entire cost of the room. Wonderful, very attentive staff, cozy room, lovely lobby with cool decor of animal pelts and mounts. I'd definitely recommend this place and return here if we pass through again!!

Elk in the back yard

by Edmund1138

A nice hotel right in the center of PackwDon'ood. Room was clean and fairly neat. Breakfast was the standard free breakfast. House keeping was a little spotty.. Front desk staff were very hellpful and you get a glass of wine at night. Don't forget about the elk