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Reviewed November 23, 2013

We did not stay at the hotel. We only went there for dinner while visiting Mt Rainer for an overnight trip. The food was ok but reading the story about the property and what it has been through throughout the year was neat.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Restful, relaxing, and right next to Mt. Rainier National Park. What more could you want? We had a lovely room, and the breakfast was delicious. This has been our go-to spot whenever we needed a Mt. Rainier fix, but we hadn't been to that entrance for a while, so we were happy to make a return visit. Everything was even better than we remembered!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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AlexandersCountryInn, Front Office Manager at Alexander's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

We are so glad that everything was better than you remembered! Alexander's is the perfect spot for a beautiful, serene get away!
Penny

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

First I will comment about the services provided by Jerry and Bernadette, the owners. During our stay one of our party of four seniors had a medical emergency and 911 was called. By the time we returned from the hospital, the dining room had closed. We had not had anything to eat since breakfast, and there are few places in the area at which to dine. Upon recognizing our plight, Jerry went down to the kitchen and prepared a meal for us. Two of the servers set a table in the upstairs parlor and we were treated to a very delicious, impromptu dinner.

Another indication of the fabulous service was when we commented to Bernadette that one of our party was concerned about falling while taking a shower. The next day, Bernadette went to a hardware store and purchased a suction-cup devise as a support aid for him to feel more comfortable.

Now for the wait-staff in the dining room. You could not find a more pleasant group of ladies anywhere. They were helpful and courteous, the kind of service you would find in a five star resort.

As for the inn itself, the building is over 100 years old and you find the kind of defects expected in such a building; narrow stairs, sloping floors, small rooms, etc. So don’t expect a Hilton. However, you can expect clean rooms and baths, plenty of bathroom amenities and, as I mentioned, superior service. We stayed in rooms 10 and 11. Room 11, the better of the two rooms we reserved, is the Lower Tower Suite and the bedroom has windows overlooking the water wheel and pond. Both rooms (suites) had a small “living room”, the bath and the bedroom. They are just off a very large common room, the parlor. There are no phones or TVs in the rooms. A second common room has cable TV.

The food in the restaurant was very good. The selection, while limited, was varied, but very good. Be sure to try the fresh trout, as it is caught in the on-site trout pond daily. We did not use the spa services or the hot tub, so I cannot comment. But if the other features of the inn are any indication of the quality, they should also be excellent.

The inn is only a few miles from the gate to the Mt. Rainer National Park and all it’s wonders.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

The inn is located very close to the state park and is a quaint establishment..like stepping back to another era. The property is charming with an operating water wheel and large stocked pond. Inside is a bit frou-frou for my taste, but it was clean and welcoming. The large parkour where wine is served in the early evening and coffee in the morning had a wonderful fire going in the fire place. A peaceful place to relax. There was also a large media room but we didn't take time to use it. The room itself was just OK, the beds just OK, the closet space was an old armoire, so not much room...plenty though for our short stay. We had a room that had a private bath across the hall- not en suite. The bath was awkward in that there wasn't any place to put any belongings or clothing. Other rooms may have been better. The room came with a breakfast credit in the attached restaurant and was delicious. Would we stay here again? Maybe..but definitely not in that room.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Bernadette Ronan and Jerry Harnish, the owners of Alexander’s Country Inn & Restaurant, are terrific. Not only do they run a fine B&B -- lovely, comfortable furnishings and excellent food -- but they came to our aid when we needed it, and we will always be grateful.

Our son and his fiancée were planning an outdoor wedding the end of September 2013 at a rustic retreat near the base of Mt. Rainier, but on the Thursday before the Saturday wedding, torrential rains began and were forecast to last through the weekend.

When we arrived at Alexander’s, where we were to stay and where the rehearsal dinner was to be on that Friday evening, I quickly located Bernadette, and told her our dilemma.

During the dinner, Bernadette and Jerry made a series of phone calls that put us in touch with Lions clubs in Ashford and Eatonville, Washington. Bernadette and Jerry had known just who to call and persisted until they reached the right people.

We wound up moving the wedding to the Lions building in Eatonville, and it turned out to be a wonderful party.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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AlexandersCountryInn, Front Office Manager at Alexander's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2014

Catherine - we are so pleased that we were able to make your son's wedding day a success - we do make every effort to go above and beyond!
Penny
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