Finding an ideal family-friendly motel in Packwood does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Crest Trail Lodge, a nice option for travellers like you.
You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and you can stay connected during your stay as Crest Trail Lodge offers guests free wifi.
Plus, Crest Trail Lodge offers breakfast buffet, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.
When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Blue Spruce Bar and Grill, which is a pub that is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.
There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular history museums such as White Pass Country Museum.
Crest Trail Lodge puts the best of Packwood at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
We came through Packwood to visit Mount Rainier, and called the hotel while driving in. The weather was terrible, but we needed to stop. We spoke with Rebecca and she assured us we would be able to get a room. We arrived and she was welcoming and got us all set up. She is a wonderful hostess and representative for this hotel. She runs a tight ship and this is the reason all is just perfect. Clean, clean room. Comfortable bed, sheets, pillows. Towels are thirsty and all one needs is there. Not fancy, but much better than most chain hotels. Rebecca gets up very early to fix a nice breakfast and stays up late to ensure everyone is good. We had a chance to spend some time talking with her and she was a joy, never forgetting what her job was. We still want to see Mount R and when we do, we will stay here. Thank you, Rebecca!…
Most guests stay a night or two and move on in their travels. I come here for a week or so at a stretch, and use it as a base for great day hikes in Mt. Rainier NP and the Goat Rocks Wilderness, even down to Mt. Adams. For these activities, the location can't be beat. The previous managers retired (congrats to them!) and now Rebecca runs the place (although it's owned by a group that has a number of motels in the area). She is pleasant and helpful despite having a lot to do from the morning breakfast to getting the late arriving guests in. I enjoyed her company and banter a lot, and she made me feel right at home. She gets replaced a couple days a week by an equally competent manager who's been there for a long time. The housekeeping staff is great - attention to detail you'd expect from a much fancier place. I like the location, somewhat out of town, and it's very dark and quiet at night. Also elk regularly come down the road in back to eat from the fruit trees at the edge of the forest. When it's warm I enjoy leaving the window open to hear coyotes and owls at night. There's not much traffic noise from the highway at night either - but watch out for elk by the road driving through town (seriously!). Breakfast is fine though not fancy. Eggs, sausage, make your own waffles, yogurt, juice containers, basic breads. For a week's stay is can wear thin though adequate, but... there's a microwave and fridge in each room and I just nuke up some good additions to the breakfast, like pre-cooked bacon or ham or boiled potatoes. Gets me out for the day on a full stomach. From the older reviews you might see that a common complaint was that the breakfast area was small and crowded on busy summer weekends. No more! They've put in a very nice addition that more than doubles the dining area and although I was not there at a crowded time, from past experience I know this will make it a perfect size. The best think I can say about Crest Trail (btw that's what the locals call the PCT) is that I keep going back every year for at least five, and I feel good when I walk in the door. Highly recommended! Oh, good wifi also!…
Rooms are extremely clean and the hostess is lovely. We enjoyed a glass of red wine and admired the family of elks that comes into the property each night. Nice location to stay for a visit to Mount Saint Helens and Mount Rainer as it is between both. You will want to stay an extra night!
This is an amazing place! Just an hour drive outside of the park. The hotel has nice large rooms, very clean, extremely comfortable beds, cold AC, and great internet (which is important since there is no cell service in the mountains). Breakfast was great too. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The perfect place to stay after a long days hike. We will be back!
3 nights in early Sept. Excellent staff. Met the 2 people covering the counter; one is the manager. Both were very friendly, easy to talk to, and helpful. Free breakfast was fine. Basic food like waffles, cereal, eggs etc. Would have liked some fruit though. Room was good. Bed was slightly noisy when moving on it. Room was nice and quiet. Could have used more hooks in the room because hikers have lots of stuff to hang up. A good place if you want to enjoy the park. I recommend this place.