Comfy Queen Bed With Romantic Stone Fireplace To Watch On Those Winter Nights!
Rick or Theresa Cooper
About Rick or Theresa Cooper
Rick grew up near Ashford and has a deep love for his home state. If you meet up with him he will tell you all about the cabins, the area, places to visit, and the best places to go. Theresa grew up in rural Oregon but fell in love with the Mt Rainier area. She is a great resource for best hiking or snowshoeing trails, easiest waterfalls to get to, or fantastic photo ops.
Rick or Theresa Cooper purchased this Cabin in 2010
Why Rick or Theresa Cooper chose Ashford
This property is nearly an acre and is located just 1/2 mile from the gate to Mt Rainier. It is also just off the main road into the park on Murray Road. The North side of the property borders the main highway, but there is a stream that runs between the main road and cabins to effectively buffers any road noise during the summer peak season.
What makes this Cabin unique
We love to stay in this cozy cabin when ever we can! Being next to a stream and back in the trees it is a super peaceful and relaxing place to get away to! Just start a fire in the fireplace and cozy up in the bed to watch a movie and you will see what we mean. We love to sit out next to the stream and watch the deer come to drink and wander thru the trees.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great location and building, but disappointed with the condition
The location of the property is ideal with access to the Rainier and a restaurant serving all three meals. The location and building footprint were well represented, but the inside was dated and the furnishing/linens made the stay less than ideal. The inside was musty and the furniture difficult to use because of the layout. The most challenging part of our stay was sleeping.
The bed's mattress was lumpy, as were the pillows. The comforter was very old, as were the shammed pillows and the blankets. Even the towels and the throw rugs appeared worn. I worried about the cleanliness of everything, with the exception of the sheets. The greatest issue was the bed and the headboard. It was loose, shaky and you couldn't move without it banging against one of the two walls it was positioned on. Overall, I was disappointed. I expected a simple, clean cabin. With that said, with a few updates the space could be the sweet, romantic, quaint cabin we expected.
Cabin by Mt Rainier
My friend and I stayed here so we could hike Mt. Rainier. The cabin is not cozy as depicted in the pictures. None of the windows open so the air was stifling and the air conditioner only put out hot air. The whole place felt dingy. The kitchen sink is really a bathroom sink and you really can’t cook anything there. We didn’t use the outside fire pit because of concern for mosquitoes. The cabin is right next to the road so you can hear traffic at night and in the morning. Next time I think we would stay at one of the lodges right inside the park- then you don’t have to wait in line to get into the park.
I will give extra $ for better cleanliness
Most of the stuff in the cabin needs to be thrown out because they are pretty old and dirty: curtain, bed, towels . They can be replaced and I don't mind the owners charge extra $20-30/day. Never feel comfortable at the place. If you need a place to crash at night and don't mind the condition, save a bit of $ or out of a place to rent, this is the place. If you want a clean place or travel with a significant one, better off spend little extra money so don't have to return to subsistence.
Close to the park entrance
Overall, the place is clean and close to the park entrance as described. The only item is that the water does have a faint odor/smell to it.
Great location by Mount Rainier
The cabin was the perfect home away from home for us. It is clean, cozy and comes equipped with all of the necessities, including shampoo, conditioner and body soap. The location is about 30 minutes drive from the Paradise Visitor Center.
Cabin right outside of Rainier
Was a bit hesitant to book when there were only two reviews of the property on VRBO. But the cabin was perfect for our needs (Couple hiking in the park). They have been renting for a while because there was a book in the cabin that had lots of peoples personal reviews of their stay in the cabin. The cabin is pictured as described. The check-in instructions were perfect and easy to follow. There is also no wi-fi which is in the description BUT also know there is NO cell phone service (AT&T) around the cabin or national park so have screen shots or print out of the directions before you get into the area. The packets of popcorn saved us one night when we stayed in the park late and found out that majority of restaurants in the area close at 9 so thank you very much for that. We didn't use any of the cooking stuff other than the microwave so I can't comment on that. Another review mentioned that the cabin was close to the road.... I'll say the road noise never bothered us. We tried to see into the cabin from the main road and there are plenty of trees that block the view to the cabin. The only complaint is when we first looked in the shower it had dirt on the shower floor but it easily washed away when we turned the water on. Also, there was a space heater/AC to be used in the cabin which we did use. Only one side of the electric blanket seems to work too (looking at the bed left side works but right side would not heat up). Not a huge deal for us since the space heater warmed up the space nicely.
Located just 1/2 mile from the Nisqually gate to Mt Rainier National Park. There is mountain climbing, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, biking, plus photo ops with wildlife, wildflowers, lakes & waterfalls inside the park.