We stayed in the Salal cabin for four nights while hiking Mt Rainier and it was such a wonderful treat! Prior to our visit, we were worried about the smoke in the area and the fires on the other side of the park. Janet was so kind and responsive - she is an excellent host. When we arrived, she gave us great information and maps for hiking.
The cabin is outfitted with all the things you would need for a visit and the kitchen is ready for cooking. There are few good restaurant options in the area, so we enjoyed making an easy dinner a couple of nights after hiking and then relaxing with a soak in the outdoor hot tub.
This unit has really neat, huge windows that allow for time to sit and relax with a glass of wine in the window seat or in front of the fireplace. The master bath has a large jetted tub with large a huge window. Plus, a smaller bathroom with a shower for a quick cleanup. The king-sized bed is cozy and the bedroom has a fireplace with a separate seating area. The wifi works great in the kitchen...and pretty good everywhere else. There is no TV reception or streaming...but we didn't miss it a bit.
Janet has provided information in the cabin for just about anything in the area you could want. And, we loved the history of the cabin itself.
I hope we get to return some day. This was kind of like being off the grid, but in luxury. Thanks for a great vacation!!
**One note: my husband is 6'8" (yes, a tall guy) and many of the beams in the cabin are low. He just about gave himself a concussion one night. It would not keep me from going there again...but something to think about.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seven handcrafted high quality unique cabins, some located in a beautiful 20 acre forest adjacent to Mt Rainier National Park. All but one have private hot tub, full kitchen, gas fireplaces, and decks, and five or six foot long jetted soaking tubs. These cabins are located at the main entrance to Mt Rainier National Park, open year round to Paradise. A great base for hiking in the summer or snow shoeing in the winter. We welcome you! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Deep Forest Cabins At Mt. Rainier Hotel Ashford
- Deep Forest Hotel