Packwood Lodge is a perfect good value location to stay if visiting the Mount Ranier National Park. Owners Eric and Linda were helpful and friendly when we stayed last year in the Fall. Good size clean room, bathroom, fridge, microwave, fridge, with everything required for one / two night stays. Good continental breakfast selection served in reception lobby area. Parking outside / near cabins.
The hotel is near the Stevens Canyon Entrance. This entrance was closed for the winter, but is a good location for skiing. The only entrance that was open January 26th was the Nisqually entrance which is 2 hours away from Packwood. I was unable to get this information ahead of time. We wanted to stay near the Nisqually entrance to visit Mt Rainer national park. The Packwood Lodge refunded my money even though I had passed the refund time limit of 3 days.
Nice place to stay when visiting the Mount Rainier National Park. Very friendly owners who checked us in. Clean and spacious room. There is a fridge and microwave in the room. Big clean bathroom with toiletries and towels. Fast reliable WiFi in the room. Breakfast consist of boiled eggs, bagels and cereals. Nice selection of tea and coffee. 5 min drive from the restaurants and supermarket. The Cliff Droppers elk burger and tater tots are the best but go before 6pm. It is an hour drive to Sunrise Visitors Centre. $30 admission fee which is worth it as the park is well maintained. Nice 1.5 hour hike at Longmire’s Rampard Ridge Trail. 45 min drive back from Longmire to Packwood. 3 hours drive to Seattle downtown.
Pros: Close to Mt. Rainier NP, clean room, wifi, microwave, frig, robes and reasonable rate. Cons: No interior corridors(not an issue with me), small area for continental. Would I stay here again? Definitely.
Stayed with a small hiking club group; wife and I in a second floor lodge room. Very spacious room, with two comfortable beds, small fridge, microwave, desk, ample sized bathroom: all the necessities. In-room coffee the usual tiny pot -- use two coffee pods if you like stronger coffee. Adequate for early risers until the lobby & breakfast area opens at 7:00, where there is plenty of strong coffee. Breakfast is limited to mostly cereal, toast-able items, pastries, juice and a little fruit, but hard boiled eggs provide a protein option. The only hot breakfast in the area is one place down the road in town, and they are a bit pricey, so we just enjoyed the great conversation and helpful information from Lisa at the desk and the breakfast that was offered, and we were energized and away to the trailhead in no time. One of our group chose a cabin instead of the lodge room, and we all gathered there after dinner in town and relived the day's hike. We all felt that the amenities of the cabin (full kitchen, jetted tub, and great decor features) made it more than worth the slightly higher room price. We will probably choose a cabin next time and save the price difference by fixing our own meals rather than going to the few restaurants in town.…