by Jeff Bogle
Advertised as the ‘gateway to Mt. Rainer and Mount St. Helens,’ the Hotel Packwood is a historic landmark established over a century ago, in 1912, and is situated in the center of Packwood. From the hotel, your family will be steps away from the city park, library, restaurants, shops and the airport. Like being transported back in time, the nine cozy bedrooms at the Hotel Packwood are decorated with antiques to carry forward the early 20th century atmosphere. Two rooms feature private baths, while the others share one of two bathrooms. If your family is seeking an authentic mountain experience, a stay at the Hotel Packwood, with its brick fireplace and old piano in the lobby, wrap around veranda, view of the mountains, wildlife visitors in the front yard, and simple charm inside and out, might be in order. Rooms with a queen and a daybed can accommodate up to four and a shared refrigerator, microwave, hot water for tea, hot chocolate or oatmeal and a coffee pot are in the lobby.
Our Editor Loves
- Watching for elk in the yard
- Authentic century old atmosphere
- Free Wi-Fi
- Horse Back Riding
- Free Wi-Fi
Packwood is a lovely and thriving little town
We met the owner and her dog 7 years ago on vacation. The inn is not fancy. It is like staying at grandma's house. Beautiful quilts on the bed. No nonsense soap, towels are not fancy. Decor is homey.
In town early am and late pm, we saw an abundance of wild elk.
We visited the coffee house across the street and the brewery. Small town charm.
Plus, where else can you stay under $50?
Hotel Packwood was the center of town and the end of the trail when it opened in 1912. Authentic 1912 furniture and a large Lodge style living room with big screen TV and coffee service downstairs. Upstairs are two rooms with private baths, seven other small rooms share two larger baths. Very pleasant elderly hosts and their family, unpretentious but clean and different lodgings at an amazing low price.