Mount Rainier National Park is regarded as a can’t-miss spot for those who are looking to get an authentic glimpse of the Pacific Northwest. And while the national park boasts beautiful campgrounds and stays that are off-the-beaten path, it also has a number of charming boutique hotels and retreats nearby that are perfect for visitors looking for a cozy escape, without the hassle that often comes with camping. Here are five of the best boutique hotels near Mt. Rainier National Park.
Alexander’s Lodge at Mt. Rainier
Alexander’s Lodge has served visitors and locals alike since its opening in 1912—which means that not only do they understand good hospitality, they also know all of the best hidden gems to visit while you’re in the area. The property features on-site staff, a hiking trail and pond, rooms that boast as much character as they do complete coziness, WiFi, and a breakfast basket that’s delivered straight to your room each morning—to keep in line with COVID restrictions, of course. For more information, visit www.alexanderslodge.com.
Stormking Cabins & Spa
If you’re looking for a romantic escape in the woods that offers luxury amenities and experiences, then you can’t quite beat the Stormking Cabins & Spa. Each luxuriously appointed cabin is nestled in the woods, encircled by towering cedars, and features a private hot tub on each property. Stormking also offers a day spa that offers guests the chance to truly unwind through holistic practices and treatments. The property is located minutes from the entrance of Mt. Rainier National Park, and rests alongside Goat Creek. For more information, visit www.stormkingspa.com.
Wellspring Spa & Woodland Retreat
This woodland retreat is located at the base of Mt. Rainier, and is regarded as one of the best kept secrets in the Pacific Northwest. Visitors to Wellspring can indulge in a variety of options—whether it be lodging at the property’s new, rustic luxury cabins, unwinding in the sauna or being pampered via massage therapy practices offered at the spa. The property is perched in the middle of lush and vibrant woodland scenery that almost looks like something out of a fairytale. For more information, visit www.wellspringspa.com.
Paradise Village Hotel & Restaurant
With recently updated hotel rooms, free WiFi, delicious food and a unique cannibal hot tub, Paradise Village Hotel offers all of the amenities to ensure that guests enjoy a comfortable and truly unforgettable stay at the property. It’s settled just minutes away from Mt. Rainier National Park, so the location is especially convenient. And the property oozes a unique charisma and character that makes you feel almost as if you’re staying in the European countryside. For more information, visit www.paradisevillagelodge.com.
Copper Creek Inn, Cabins and Restaurant
This historic retreat is situated in Mt. Rainier, and is also a Puget Sound waterfront cottage—depending on location, of course. The Copper Creek Inn is known for its upscale woodland cabins and suites, a decadent on-site restaurant, and its proximity to two pristine destinations in Washington. One is two miles from the entrance of Mt. Rainier, while the other location serves as a waterfront vacation home on Puget Sound, just west of Olympia. Depending on what sort of getaway you’re looking for, you’ll be able to indulge in an unforgettable experience at one of the best properties in the Northwest. For more information, visit www.greatgetaways.com.