House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths (Sleeps up to 8 adults, 2 kids)
About Harmony Retreat
Our family lives in Seattle and has enjoyed staying at vacation rentals internationally that we've found on VRBO. We love the convenience and unique amenities of vacation rental homes. So we wanted to create our own unique sense of 'home-away-from-home' using our travel experiences, to share with guests visiting this area.
Harmony Retreat purchased this House in 2008
Why Harmony Retreat chose Silver Creek
Mayfield Lake is still largely an 'undiscovered treasure' -- even people in nearby Centralia sometimes aren't aware of this 13-mile long glistening jewel just a short drive off of I-5! I spent more than a year looking for the perfect property to enjoy with my own family and to share with vacationers too, before finding the Harmony Retreat. As a former community volunteer for the local chamber of commerce, I was well aware of a need for more lodging options as we were regularly asked for recommendations of places to stay around the lake. So I've been happy to offer this unique lodging choice for Mayfield Lake and Mossyrock-area visitors. The Harmony Retreat is an easy drive from Portland (about 90 minutes), Olympia (about an hour) and Seattle (under 2 hours) and is also just over an hour from White Pass Ski Resort. The Mt. Rainier Visitors Center is less than an hour's drive and there are a variety of activities happening in the area all summer, including steam train rides on weekends in Elbe and Centralia, the famous Loggers Jubilee in August in Morton, the Blueberry Festival in nearby Mossyrock the first weekend in August, farmers markets, and huge flea markets that line the main drag of Packwood on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Enjoy fireworks shows on the lake and in Mossyrock and Randle on 4th of July weekend too!
What makes this House unique
When my very patient realtor showed me this home after we'd viewed dozens of others over many months, I knew it was 'the one'! Located in a quiet, upscale lakefront neighborhood, it's just 2 miles from the main highway (US Hwy. 12/White Pass Scenic Byway) and the town of Mossyrock. Custom-built by its original owners, much care went into the home's construction and its surrounding gardens. Unique architectural features provide a sense of character and class that make this home much more than a 'cabin' or a 'house' -- and so we call it simply the 'Harmony Retreat.' The large covered outdoor deck has quickly become a favorite relaxing spot for guests, where they can grill on the gas bbq grill, rest on the hammock, read, drink wine, and relax on comfortable chairs while enjoying views of the lake across the street, and the scenic foothills nearby. Since opening for guests in April 2009, Harmony Retreat has hosted couples celebrating anniversaries, young families considering relocation to this unique rural area, active kayakers and fishing enthusiasts, youth group gatherings, scrapbooking groups, girlfriend getaways, solo retreats, and multigenerational family gatherings. Whether you're a regular visitor to Mayfield Lake looking for a new place to stay, or someone looking for a completely new destination to explore in a pristine, mountain/lake setting not far off the beaten path, we sincerely welcome you to the Harmony Retreat!
Pool / Spa
Parties/events allowed - *Some* events allowed - advance registration req.*Some* events allowed - advance registration req.
No smoking - No smoking or vaping allowed on propertyNo smoking or vaping allowed on property
Max guests: 10 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
The home was well kept, spacious and perfect for our wedding party to stay in the night of the wedding! Shelley even left us a little welcome basket and delicious brownies! We wished we could’ve stayed longer!
A beautiful retreat
The house was cosy and comfortable and had easy access to an beautiful lake. Our group made great use of the large deck, fire pit area, hot tub, and lake. The owner thought of everything when creating this lakeside retreat. We are hoping to visit again next summer!
We arrived to fresh baked brownies to celebrate a birthday and a gift basket. Everything we needed was provided for a wonderful, relaxing family gathering. The deck is wonderful!! We will be back!
Quiet cabin with lots of amenities
This is our second stay, and we thoroughly enjoyed Harmony Retreat both times. Highlights: very spacious outdoor deck with lots of eating and sitting areas; a nice hot tub and a whimsical garden; an incredibly well-stocked kitchen and pantry, with lots of kid-friendly touches; an open layout great room-kitchen-eating area with fireplace; the very efficient appliances - washer, dryer, and dishwasher. The several terry bathrobes are an unexpected luxury. Games, videos, puzzles, and books for the whole family. We come here for lake activities, but Harmony Retreat is itself a lovely vacation get-away!
Cute home overlooking the lake was very peaceful and comfortable. Unfortunately we were in town for a family reunion at a nearby campground, so we did not get the enjoy the home as much as we would’ve liked too.
Private community dock and boat access.
One hour to Mt. Rainier National Park.
About an hour to White Pass Ski Resort.