My husband and I found this place by accident and it was THE BEST "accident" we ever made! It is a beautiful lodge in an amazing, quiet location. The view of Mt. Rainer is incredible and hypnotic! The location is perfect because you are just far enough away from the mountain crowds, but close enough (a few miles) to ALL mountain activities! Definitely a comfortable sanctuary!
Ramona and Ron, the inn keepers, are the most accommodating and kindest inn keepers we have met. Our rooms were extremely clean, comfortable, and decorated in their individual unique way! The beds are so comfortable, that we slept as if it was our own home. The convenience of having complete use of the fully stocked kitchen was also great! We were able to cook in and not have to spend the money if we did not want to eat out.
We visited Mineral Lake Lodge at the beginning of the summer and had to return! We decided to take my mother to see what GEM we found! That trip ended the summer for us and how sad we were to say goodbye! This trip gave us the opportunity though, to stay in a different room. It was so great to be able to experience another "theme". It's amazing to us how much thought and detail each room has.
Hurry up Ramona and Ron and reopen for the season, May 2012! We can't wait to come back for trip #3!!!!!!! Thank goodness we only live 2 hours away!!!!