by Kaitlin Braun
Children over 10 are welcome at this beautiful old-forest retreat, nestled off a private lane adjacent to Mt. Rainier’s main entrance. On the property, there are seven cabins and cottages to choose from, varying in size and secludedness. Families should consider the Mt. Home Log Cabin, which features one private bedroom (queen bed), an open loft (full bed) and a living room with a fold-out couch — as well as a full kitchen, fireplace, deck with barbecue, and private outdoor hot tub beneath the trees. The TV includes a DVD player, and the resort has a selection available for borrowing. Wi-Fi is available in the cabin, but note that most cell providers don’t extend coverage to the area.
Other options: the beautifully designed cliff-perched Salal cabin, which has one king bed and two fold-out couches; the isolated Barn Owl Cottage with a queen bed and fold-out couch in a shared area; or the Huckleberry cottage with a queen bed and fold-out couch in separate rooms. Whatever your choice, you’ll be happy with the rustic-elegant interiors, cloud-soft bedding, and relaxing natural setting.
Our Editor Loves
- Elegant private cabins
- Children over 10 welcome
- Personal hot tubs
- Free Wi-Fi
We visited for 3 nights in May whilst visiting Mt St Rainier. It is incredibly well situated for the park especially when you see how long the park entrance queues can get. We splurged and stayed in Salal cabin. Its absolutely fantastic and seems to just levitate amongst the treetops. Absolutely stunning, inside and out.....
And the info sheet we received from the owner Janet was the most informative and comprehensive info I have received from an owner. It really helped in terms of knowing what to expect re amenities etc
My family and I enjoyed our stay at Deep Forest Cabins. I stayed in the Chanterelle cabin and my daughter and her husband and their two sons were in the Salal cabin. We have stayed at several different places near Mt. Rainier and this is one of the best - nice plush towels and well-appointed cabins. Janet Liddle was most gracious and helpful in regard to our reservations.