Only 90 miles from the airport, but it seemed longer as we appeared to drive right around the mountain before ascending it! What a superb location under a magnificent mountain. The "park lodge" type room was more than adequate complete with a great view (several deer appeared under the window one day). The food and drink were first class and so was the service. Of course the mountain walks were something else with outstanding views at every turn and we were apparently lucky with the weather - clear skies every day. Fellow visitors were most friendly and we met up with two of them later on during our holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1916 and designated as one of the "Great Lodges of the West" this historic guest lodge sits in the shadow of Mount Rainier surrounded by mountain meadows lush with wildflowers. Miles of hiking trails just outside the front door lead to adventures in all directions and offer panoramic views of glaciers and waterfalls. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Paradise Hotel Mount Rainier National Park
- Paradise Inn Washington