You couldn't ask for a better location, only a mile from the entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. The "Garden Cabins" (really a duplex) are cozy, but ours lacked amenities. The kitchenette includes a microwave, mini frig, sink, coffee maker and the bare essentials for food prep. The bathroom is adequate size for 1 person at a time, but lacks storage for toiletries and the shower is tiny, almost RV size tiny. There is a queen size bed and a trondel for 2 singles or convert to another queen. 1 rocking chair, a small dining table with seating for 4 and 2 heaters. For those warmer days, open all the windows and plug in the fan. They boast wifi, but we had very poor service and unable to access e-mail or check-in for our flight home. Sandy, the owner, offered her front porch and internet service was fine there. The grounds are pleasant and deer come during the evening to graze on the lawn. Their web site and other reviews talk about get togethers around a camp fire and we saw the area where that would happen, but there were no fireside chats during our 3 night visit.
In reading other reviews, it appears that each cabin is appointed differently. We stayed in Garden Cabin #5. Sandy is very nice and accomidating, so maybe a phone call to get details about the unit you reserve would be a good idea. The place is for sale if anyone is interested.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located 200 yards outside of the Nisqually (Paradise) entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park, Stone Creek Lodge offers natural cedar cabins with vaulted ceilings, picture windows, private baths, gas fireplaces, and comfy queen beds to mountain guests who are searching for a clean, quiet, cozy retreat in a garden setting tucked against towering cedar and fir trees. Five Garden Cabins with kitchenettes accommodate small families with children; four Mountain Cabins with hot-tubs sleep two adult guests. ... more less