There aren't a lot of places to stay on your way to Mt. St. Helens, but if you can snag this one, you are very fortunate. I had read the reviews before booking, and as much as they are very positive, they still don't capture how fine this "nonB&B" is. When you drive onto the property, because it also functions as a massage business, the yard and property, which are very well-grromed, give a bit of a business-like appearnace, but once you turn the corner of the walkway, ring the little bell, and are greeted by Regina, it all morphs into this lovely getaway. I don't see how you can go wrong staying here.
Regina, the owner, was quick to point out on the phone when I called (the day before we wanted to stay-- but, remember, this is the off season, so that is a possiblity to do) that they are not a B&B, since she doesn't cook a breakfast. However, the little fridge is stocked with yogurt with granola packets, some local bakery breads and breakfast cake, juices, coffee, etc. There is fresh fruit on the table, and teas, etc. in the cupboards. And there are stovetop cooking facilities (and of course a microwave) should you want to bring something more you want to cook. Dishes, wine glasses, tableware, etc. are all very nice quality to serve up whatever you like.
The facility is only about 5 years old, and is beautifully built.You actually rent a good-sized suite, with a living room with a gas fireplace, an eating area and a small kitchen area all in one, and then one or two bedrooms depending on your party. The living area looks out through large windows to a private deck with a hot tub, and a nice yard. Others have remarked on the deer, but didn't really point out that these deer are VERY tame-- not quite willing to be hand-fed, but they are all within 20 feet of the deck, munching away on the grass and the bird seed they knock out of the feeders. The bed is very comfy, the whole atmosphere is like your own private little lodge. Regina and Gary are good hosts-- what more could you be looking for??????