The mountain view inn is deceptive from the outward appearance. When my family first drove up to stay here, I was really concerned. It didn't look like much from the outside, and I'm still not real sure where the "mountain view" was, but, we ventured into the lobby. We were met by a pleasant hostess who didn't appear to speak much English, but was very friendly and got us checked into our room. We had a pleasing size room with a clean, fresh bathroom and wonderfully clean room. There was a refrigerator and microwave in the room which was very much appreciated since we were trying to be economical and picnic at least once every day. The next morning, we were surprised by all of the goodies in the lobby for us to choose for breakfast. I did not recall the website mentioning breakfast, but there were muffins, bagels, cereals, etc. for a nice unexpected treat. I wouldn't say it was a huge spread, but an unexpected treat, especially for my boys.
The yard area is wonderful. I sat outside and read, at the picnic table and my youngest son loved sitting outside playing on his kindle. There was also a swing set and porch swing which was wonderful on a cool summer evening.
The only downside to the Mountain View Lodge was we had no wi-fi for the night. However, it was also a nice break from technology for our family. The lodge HAS wi-fi, but it was not working the night we stayed.
One other thing, if you stay in Packwood, don't expect much of a town. I didn't see many eating establishments and only one very small grocery. We bought frozen dinners at the IGA and enjoyed the clean room and microwave at the lodge.
It is very close to Mt. Rainier national park and that was the main reason we choose to stay here, but I would not hesitate to recommend this lodge or stay again.
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