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Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse

30204 State Route 706 E, Ashford, WA 98304-9734
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Providing lodging for all climbers, hikers, skiers or anyone visiting the Mount Rainier area. Whether you are climbing with a Guide Service or Independently, hiking in the Alpine Meadows, or just want a place to relax, Whittaker's Motel & Historic Bunkhouse has been the spot since 1990! The Bunkhouse was built in 1912 to house loggers and mill workers in the Ashford Valley. Renovated in 1990 by Lou and Ingrid Whittaker, Whittaker's Motel & Historic Bunkhouse offers lodging in 18 cozy rooms with private baths, or for those seeking a more Hostel-like environment, the Bunk Room sleeps up to 6 people with shared bathroom and shower. Whittaker's Motel & Historic Bunkhouse is located in "downtown" Ashford, a tiny community in the Nisqually Valley. Enjoy the rustic charm of a former logging town with a panoramic view of the foothills of the majestic Mount Rainier, all within walking distance of shops, restaurants, post office and a local Pub. Rainier Mountaineering Inc. Is also based next door at the Whittaker Mounaineering.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Snack bar
Horseback riding
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Free internet
Public wifi
Ski rentals
Private check-in / check-out
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
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Non-smoking rooms
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We stayed in the bunkhouse cabin for two nights. It's located a mile from the main hotel. The trees and small pond surrounding it were really nice to look at. The cabin itself was cute and incredibly cozy. Enough sleeping and cooking space for five people. I loved it so much I want to stay in it again next summer. We also saw a deer come into the cabin backyard.
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For $95 per night the curtains didn't even cover the windows which was a big deal since people are walking by your room constantly to use the restroom next door. No TV, Bath old and barely functional.
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Our room was like a log cabin. Furniture consisted of 2 single beds and 2 small bed side cabinets. It did have lighting and indoor plumbing but lacked many facilities of modern day living - there was no,ac,TV, fridge,coffee machine and the wifi didn't work The walls are paper thin - I could almost hear people breathing in the next room. Next doors shower sounded like a jumbo jet taking off. Very expensive accommodation particularly given the quality and amenities. Only recommended for those keen to experience the life of an early settler.
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Well, I wasn't expecting much and it lived up to my expectations. It was a place to lay our head (not comfortably) and it placed us near the entrance to Mt Ranier and that's what we needed. We are not climbers and this place is definitely geared toward that. The carpet was filthy, the bathroom could use a bit of TLC, our pillows were about 1 inch thick, (we had to double them over and stuck a folded blanket underneath), and the walls are paper thin. I could hear the conversations of the next door neighbor and the ones behind us. The grounds around the the outside were very nice with nice sitting areas (which was needed so you didn't have to sit in the room). The coffee shop was nice and packed in the morning. Way overpriced for what you get. You are definitely paying for the location and the lack of any other accommodations in the area. Would I stay there again? If I wanted the same location, probably, because now I know what to expect.
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We just stopped by on the way back from mont rainier. Lovely atmosphere at the coffee area with chairs outside under the porch. Coffee was great and Loved the cookie dough and banana split ice creams!
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$82 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse
Which popular attractions are close to Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse?
Nearby attractions include Recycled spirits of iron, Sculpture (2.6 miles) and Ashford Creek Pottery (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
What food & drink options are available at Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse?
Guests can enjoy a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wildberry Restaurant, Copper Creek Inn Restaurant, and BaseCamp Bar & Grill.
Is Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Ashford.
Is Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.