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!



  • Unless prior arrangements have been made with management, guests arriving before 4pm will be charged a $25 early check in fee.


  • 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.  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 

  • sugar/Splenda

  • cooking oil, pam

  • basic spices: salt/pepper/garlic powder

  • selection of teas

  • cocoa packets

  • plastic wrap/aluminum foil/sandwich baggies

  • kitchen sponges, dish soap, paper towels


  • hair dryer

  • shampoo/conditioner/body wash

  • 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:

  • Tahoma Vista Chalet

  • Hiker's Hideaway

  • Laundry Service can be provided off-site for a fee by our housekeeping dept.


A Laundromat is located in Ashford near the Highlander Restaurant


  • 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.)​

WOOD STOVE INFO: (Serenity A-Frame and Tahoma Vista cabins only):

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.





Helpful Hints:

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 Big Creek and Tahoma Vista cabins 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.

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 travelling 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 Creekside, 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.