Mount Rainier Lodging Inside the Park
There are two lodges located within Mount Rainier. The Paradise Inn, a historic lodge built in 1916, lies in the very popular (and snowy) Paradise area. For this reason, it is open for only a few months, generally late May to late September. Just for reference, our photo of the Paradise Inn on this page was taken on July 2, 2009. The National Park Inn is located much lower, close to the Nisqually Entrance, in the Longmire area of the park. This inn remains open all year. Both lodges are currently operated under contract with the National Park Service by Mount Rainier Guest Services.
- Read reviews and check prices for the National Park Inn
- Read reviews and check prices for Paradise Inn
Mount Rainier Lodging Near the Park
Lodging in Ashford
The small town of Ashford is located immediately outside of the Nisqually Entrance on the west side of the park. This entrance is most convenient to the very popular Paradise area of the park, and also the only part of the park that is open all year, at least in limited fashion. There are lots of choices in Ashford, though there are no “name brand” hotels. There are all sorts of small inns, hotels, cabins, and more. The link below will show reviews for some of them, and limited booking options. For cabins and other sorts of vacation rentals, see the section at the bottom of the page.
Lodging in Packwood
The small town of Packwood is located to the south of the park, near the Ohanapecosh entrance. This entrance is most convenient to the east side of the park, including Sunrise and Ohanapecosh. This entrance is open in the summer months only. As with Ashford, there are several choices in Packwood, but again no “name brand” hotels. The link below will show reviews for some of them, along with booking options. For cabins and other sorts of vacation rentals, see the section at the bottom of the page.
Vacation Rentals near Mount Rainier
Vacation rentals include a wide variety of lodging types, including cabins, apartments, private homes and more. They can sometimes be more economical for families or larger groups, and tend to offer the comforts of home. They are usually managed by individuals. Take care to confirm the location of the rental before booking, and that it is indeed near Mount Rainier. Most of these will be located in the gateway towns of Ashford and Packwood.