General Cabin Info
Please bring a flashlight or have cell phone light available if you arrive after dark. We have front porch lights but the extra light can be helpful!
CHECK IN TIME: 4PM
Unless prior arrangements have been made with management, guests arriving before 4pm will be charged a $25 early check in fee.
CHECK OUT TIME: 11AM
Unless prior arrangements have been made with management, guests departing after 11AM will be charged a late check out fee of $25 for every half hour after 11am.
All cabins have full kitchens except for Wolverine Den. Hiker's Hideaway does not have an oven.
Kitchens are equipped with pots, pans, dishes, silverware, blender, crock pot, coffee maker, Moka Pot, toaster, electric stove with oven (no oven at Hiker's Hideaway), fridge, microwave, turkey roasting pan upon request.
private label coffee
cooking oil, pam
basic spices: salt/pepper/garlic powder
selection of teas
plastic wrap/aluminum foil/sandwich baggies
kitchen sponges, dish soap, paper towels
bath and hand towels (as our laundry facilities are limited, we provide 3 bath towels per guest. If you require additional towels, please let us know in advance of your stay.
LAUNDRY FACILITIES - the following cabins have a washer/dryer in the unit:
Laundry Service can be provided off-site for a fee by our housekeeping dept.
Bedding, linens, pillows (no feathers or down)
wood provided at Tahoma Vista, and Serenity A-Frame for indoor heating only
TV (cable TV not provided, TV's are all Smart/Roku,
so stream your favorites from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc.)
Firewood is provided for indoor wood stove from Oct-May (Tahoma Vista, Big Creek, Serenity) but fire starter/matches/kindling are NOT PROVIDED. Please bring your own fire starter (newspaper/kindling/matches) or a commercial fire starter such as 'Strike a Fire'. These items are also available for purchase in Ashford.
To light, make sure damper is open for maximal air flow. Our wood stoves burn hot, so don't over-fill with wood or you will be TOO WARM.
Campfire pit, marshmallow sticks, chairs for deck or campfire
gas grill and propane
Self Check-in: 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. Generally we are not able to accommodate an earlier check-in but do inquire if you are interested. We often will not know if we are able to allow early check-in until 24 hours before your arrival.
Check-out: 11am unless prior arrangements have been made.
Easy Fire Starting - Bring commercial fire starter (ie-'Strike a Fire') or a bundle of dry kindling and newspaper (we provide firewood and matches at Tahoma Vista as wood heat is the primary heat source). If you would like a campfire at our other cabins, firewood is available for purchase in Ashford.
There are two convenience stores, several restaurants, Laundromat and a gas station in Ashford. The full service grocery stores are 30 miles away in Eatonville, Packwood and Morton. Safeway and Walmart are in Yelm, 45 miles away.
Hot Tub Use:
Please rinse off in shower before use.
Please put ½ tsp spa sanitizing granules into filter compartment and run jets for 5 minutes after each use.
Keep bromine float in tub when not using tub and overnight.
Weber Grill and propane provided. Propane tank is turned off when not in use. Open valve when using the grill and please turn off when done.
Power/Internet Outages: Due to our remote location and extreme weather, Ashford does experience periodic power outages and sometimes internet outages as well. Most cabins are equipped with a backup source of heat (wood or propane), backup lights, a backup battery and propane grill outside for cooking. These outages are normally brief but if you are concerned, please contact our office before booking. You can view our power outage policy HERE. To learn about our Duracell Battery Backup units click HERE.
Cell Phone coverage:
The only cell phone carrier that has service in the area is Verizon. There is spotty coverage at the cabin but you should be able to get coverage just a few miles back towards Ashford if you have Verizon.
Winter Driving Conditions:
Snow/ice is usually not an issue getting TO the cabins. The cabins are at 1700' elevation and snowfall is intermittent through the winter below 2000'. The cabins will generally see most snowfall January and February although we do get snow flurries from Nov-April.
However, if you are venturing into the park anytime between October and May, snow/ice can and often is an issue. Road closures and delays are frequent during winter months. Please check Mt Rainier's Twitter feed HERE for current road closures and information.
Tire chains are frequently required on all vehicles traveling beyond Longmire in winter, 4WD usually ok.
Chains can be rented at Whittaker’s in Ashford.
Check Out Instructions:
Please wash your dishes. You may leave them for the housekeeper to put away. Please turn off heat, lights, stove, unplug coffee maker, etc and lock both doors. Please close all windows and lock doors. If you are staying at Tahoma Vista or Hiker's Hideaway, please start a load of towels in the washing machine before you go. Please do not put more than 4 bath towels in the washer.