FAQ'sWhere are the Cowlitz River Cabins located?
Cowlitz River Cabins is located 9 miles west of the town of Packwood along the beautiful White Pass Scenic Byway. 29 miles East is the White Pass Recreation Ski Area and 16 miles from the southern park entrance of Mt Rainier. Directions are supplied with confirmed reservations.
Is there a minimum length of stay in the cabins?
Cowlitz River Cabins generally has a two-night minimum on weekends and a 3 night minimum stay is required on all Holidays. A one night stay may be available upon last minute request.
What are the steps in renting a cabin?
First browse our listings and select the cabin that you are interested in reserving. You can either book direct with us by going to the Book Now icon at the top of the header or Book Online by going to your cabin of choice and click on the VRBO or AirBnb buttons, or simply give us a call at 360-870-8675.
Do you require a deposit on the cabin?
In order to confirm a reservation we will require a credit card (Visa, MasterCard and American Express) which will be charged a refundable security deposit which will be returned within 48 hours after your departure if no damages are found and all check out instructions are followed. A few weeks before your stay, your card will be charged the amount of rental due. (If you would like to pay by check or money order, the check must be sent 10 days before your arrival time.)
Are there any additional fees?
A cleaning fee of $60 to $75 is required on each stay, depending on the cabin you choose. Also, our rates are based on a party of up to four people. For each additional person there will be a fee of $15 per person per night extra.
What is your cancellation policy on renting a cabin?
All reservations cancelled are subject to a cancellation charge of $35.00. For reservations cancelled less than 30 days prior to scheduled arrival, no refund will be given. No refunds will be made for early departures.
What about rescheduling a cabin?
You can change the dates of your stay within 10 days prior to your arrival with no penalty fees.
Are pets allowed in the cabins?
The Rainier Log Cabin, The Adams Chalet and the Mt. St Helen’s cabins are all “pet friendly.” Pets must be pre-registered within the rental agreement with an additional fee of $30 per pet per stay. Pets are not to be left unattended in the cabins unless crated.
Is there an age limit for renting your cabins?
You must be 21 years or older to rent a cabin. The person who rents the cabin must be a member of the party coming and must remain the entire duration of the stay. There are no exceptions to this rule.
How do I get the Key and Directions to my Cabin?
A few weeks prior to your stay, you will be sent an email with Directions and Instructions to your cabin. At that time, you will also be provided a secure “key code” pass which will give you access to your cabin.
What do we need to bring to stay in the Cowlitz River Cabins?
All that is necessary to bring is food, drink, clothing and personal toiletries. Your cabin will be stocked with an initial supply of toilet paper, trash bags, dishwasher soap, bath soap, shampoo, conditioner & towels. All kitchens are fully stocked. If you plan to cook your meals inside or BBQ, you might wish to bring certain spices. Salt, pepper and coffee are provided. If you intend to use the washer and dryer, please bring soap as well.
Do I have to clean the cabin before check out?
We do not expect you to clean the cabin upon your departure. However, any unnecessary cleaning by our maids will be taken out of the security deposit. To avoid this, simply follow the check-out instructions we provide you.
What activities are available nearby?
Depending on the time of year, many activates are at your disposal. In the spring, summer and fall, activities include, hiking, fishing, biking, river rafting, hang gliding, browsing antique shops.
In the winter months, there is skiing, snowboarding, sledding, or snowmobiling.
Or for those who simply want to relax any time of year, sitting on your cabin’s porch, walking down by the river or curled up next to the fire with a good book and glass of wine will certainly be a memorable time as well.
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How private are your cabins?
We situated our cabins with two criteria in mind - view, and privacy, and we feel that we accomplished both quite well. Our 3 cabins and Tipi are situated in a park-like setting on 6 acres, and each rental is approximately 500 feet away from the next cabin. The views from all three cabins are splendid. You will definitely get that private-country feeling where quiet is a luxury and neighbors and streets are no concern!
Do your cabins have hot tubs?
Yes, absolutely. Every cabin has a private hot tub. The Adams has a hot tub that sits under the covered porch right outside the double doors of the master bedroom. The hot tub to the Rainier Log cabin is about 50 feet off the front porch and is closest to the river. The hot tub to the St. Helen's is on the back porch looking out at the mountains that are often blanketed with snow. In any of the tubs, you will feel incredibly relaxed, soaking in the hot tub looking out over the beautiful view, or at night, looking up at the stars.
Do your cabins have fireplaces?
Yes, all of our cabins have a Gas Log fireplace, for warmth and atmosphere.
What is Check-In and Check-Out time?
Check-in is 4 pm and Check-out is 10 am. This allows time for cleaning and preparing for our guests.
How close are you to Mt Rainier? Mt St Helens? White Pass Ski area?
Our rentals are 16 miles from the southern entrance to Mt Rainier, 40 miles to Mt St Helens and 29 miles to White Pass Ski area.
Are there restaurants, grocery stores & gas stations nearby?
Yes. Packwood is 9 miles from our cabins and has 2 gas stations as well as an IGA grocery store. Several family restaurants are also available.
Do your cabins have telephones?
No, they do not. However, Verizon, AT&T and US Cellular phones get great service in our area.
Do your cabins have TV's?
Yes, all of our cabins have televisions. The Adams Chalet, St Helen's Cabin and Rainier Log Cabin all have DirecTV Satellite television as well as DVD players.
How private is your Tatoosh Tipi?
Our Tatoosh Tipi is very private and spacious with a diameter of 22 feet. There is a 9 ‘ Tipi liner inside for complete privacy as the darkness falls and the light is on inside. Just outside the Tipi is your private bathhouse, complete with toilet, sink and cedar shower along with a deck complete with table and chairs and BBQ area.
Do your cabins have air conditioning?
Yes, all cabins have air conditioning. The Tipi has a nice large fan.
Can I smoke inside the rentals?
There is absolutely no smoking inside of the cabins, but if you wish to smoke outside or on the porch you may feel free to do so, just be careful of where you flick your ashes, for fire concerns.
Do I need 4-Wheel Drive to get to your cabins?
If there is inclement Winter weather then we would recommend that you consider bringing a 4-wheel drive vehicle or at least all weather tires and chains. The various cabin driveways are well-maintained, but with much snow or ice they can get slick. When the weather is fine, you will have no problem reaching your cabin with a 2-wheel drive vehicle.
Do you have a hiking area?
We have some of the finest hiking trails in the region. A good place to start to find hikes suitable for you is at http://alltrails.com/us/washington/packwood.
Should we bring a camera?
Absolutely! No matter what time of year you come to stay, the Hocking Hills are truly beautiful, and you will have plenty of pretty spots to take pictures of right from your cabin as well.