We spent one night in the Grace West room. It is attached to the Woodlands Spa and you get the spa facilities to yourself after 9pm (or earlier if there are no massage appointments) and until 11am the next day. The Woodlands Spa is located in the back corner of the grounds and is very secluded. There is a hot tub in the woods, a stream (man-made I think) babbling past your door and forest behind. It is very secluded while the other spa location (Turiya which is next to the Greenhouse Spa) is right by the entrance road, separated by a 6' fence.
Until 9pm you share a bathroom with the massage room (doors at each end of the bathroom) but that was not a problem since we arrived after the last massage. If you are there earlier in the day (checkin is 3pm) you might have to be careful with that.
The room has a very comfortable queen size bed with a feather quilt, a small fridge, CD/Alarm clock, microwave and coffeepot. There is a heater if needed. The room is not huge, but very adequate.
The grounds and hot tub make this a very special room.
The only complaint I had is that the shower is very small. Barely large enough for one. What would be perfect would be an outdoor shower for the spa.
The breakfast basket was nothing to write home about (especially since I am allergic to nuts and yogurt, the main items) so we went just down the road and had a great breakfast at the Copper Creek Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wellspring is a spa and retreat center nestled in a quiet forest three miles outside the southwest entrance of Mt Rainier National Park. Comprised of rustic log cabins, two independent spa facilities, a modest lodge and a variety of outdoor gathering facilities including a 30' gazebo, Wellspring is an ideal retreat for couples, family reunions or commercial group retreats as large as 30. Our forest sanctuary is an incredibly unique and magical setting for a Pacific Northwest wedding. Wellspring hosts fifteen to twenty weddings every year, mostly in the summer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wellspring Hotel Ashford