We wanted to hike as much as possible hence chose to stay in the park. Elected Longmire for no particular reason other than it was in the park. Frankly, not expecting much but hoping it was clean. We got a very comfortable room. Yes, small but clean with a comfortable bed and plenty of hot water. The restaurant food was good to excellent (tomato soup, trout) and just hanging out on the porch or in the fireplace room was very pleasant. Loved the fact that there was no cell, wireless, or TV; it proved to be relaxing to be completely off the grid. The staff, more than anything else, made the visit perfect. I wish I could remember all the names of everyone there but they were all wonderful. A special shout out to Dianne who accommodated with coffee every morning and took the time to recommend hikes. Truly, everyone there was well versed and made it seem that they had time for us. We visited Paradise - maybe more amenities there - but the smaller, more personal Longmire was the right choice for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This historic inn nestled in the forest of Longmire provides a relaxing retreat in Mount Rainier National Park with spectacular views of Mount Rainier from comfortable chairs on the front porch. Open year round, hiking trails are just steps from the front door and winter activities include cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- National Park Hotel Longmire
- National Park Inn At Mount Rainier Longmire, WA