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TV, DVD player, books, stereo
2 bedrooms, WiFi, linens, wheelchair access

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4.9 out of 5 Exceptional
10 reviews
Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Air Conditioning
Pet Friendly
Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Contactless check-in
Sheets and towels washed at 140°F


Explore the area

Popular LocationApe Caves17 min drive
Popular LocationMarble Mountain Sno-Park22 min drive
Popular LocationClimbers Bivouac Trailhead26 min drive

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    About this property

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    In the Heart of Cougar WA. Newly Remodeled. Previously Monfort's BNB

    Romantic vacation home in Cougar with spa tub
    Central to the best variety of year round recreation the PNW has to offer. From the comforts of this cozy retreat access all your favorite outdoor recreational activities within minutes. If you want to do it…. This is where to find it! Walking distance to Bar & Grill, stores and Yale Lake / Cougar Park. Gifford Pinchot National Forest, there are almost 1,500 miles of trails on the forest open to hiking, biking, ect. Mount St. Helens Nation Volcanic Monument, open for climbing year round and offers some of the most popular snow-parks for snowmobiling/cc-skiing enthusiast. Be sure to visit Lava Canyon! Ape Cave lava tubes (10 miles), which formed about 2,000 years ago and is open year round. Marble Mountain Snopark (4.5 miles) The trip to June Lake is one of the most popular ski tours from the Marble Mountain Snopark. If the snow is good, the skiing is easy. Other skiing and snowshoeing options are available, and the snopark also serves as a base for hiking and climbing trips. Marble Mountain Snopark is the hub for snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, and snowshoers on the southern slopes of Mount St. Helens. Adequate snow cover for skiing can usually be found from December through March most years. The snow at the snopark is seldom very dry and often changeable, so it’s generally best to be riding on no-wax skis. Most days are skiable here if you’re prepared for the conditions. The Falls (34 miles) Lower Lewis River Falls, the Middle Falls, and the Upper Lewis River Falls. Local Fish Variety of trout, Bull Trout, Dolly Varden, Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Silver Salmon, Kokanee, Northern pike minnow, Sculpin & Tiger Muskie, Coastal Cutthroat, Steelhead. Boat Ramps & Recreation YALE LAKE RESERVOIR Cougar Camp (1 mile), restrooms and showers, parking for 180 vehicles, 15 picnic tables, and a one-lane boat ramp. Beaver Bay (3.5 miles), restrooms and showers, parking for 40 vehicles, 6 picnic tables, and a one-lane boat ramp. Yale Park (2 miles), restrooms, 30 picnic sites, parking for 130 cars and 80 trailers, a four-lane boat ramp and a beach swim area. Saddle Dam (9 miles), restrooms, parking, picnic tables, swimming area and boat launch ramps. LAKE MERWIN Cresap Bay (8.5 miles), restrooms and shower, 20 picnic tables, a two-lane boat ramp and a beach swim area. Speelyai Bay (8.5 miles), restrooms, 25 picnic tables, parking for 250 vehicles, a two-lane boat ramp and a beach swim area. Merwin Park (20 miles), restrooms, 135 picnic tables, parking for 250 vehicles, and a beach swim area. SWIFT DAM RESERVOIR Power Canal (7 miles), parking to fish at canal and two developed recreation facilities at the east end of the reservoir. Swift Forest Camp has restrooms a two-lane boat ramp with parking spaces and a day use beach swim area. Eagle Cliff Park has restroom, parking and is a walk in park with picnic tables and is a cool place with secluded feeling. MERRILL LAKE Merrill Lake Camp (6.5 miles), restrooms, parking, boat launch, catch and release fly fishing.
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers.
    Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a spa tub.

    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    Troy S Zuercher
    Speaks English

    Cleaning and safety practices

    Enhanced cleanliness measures

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property
    High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
    Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

    Social distancing

    Contactless check-in
    This information is provided by our partners.

    Property amenities


    • Beach sun loungers


    • Close to skiing


    • Spa tub


    • WiFi available

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking
    • Car required

    Family friendly

    • Children's games


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Blender
    • Spices


    • 2 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 2 bathrooms
    • Bathtub or shower
    • Hair dryer
    • Toilet paper
    • Shampoo
    • Towels provided
    • Soap

    Living spaces

    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • DVD player
    • Books
    • Stereo
    • Games

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Barbecue grill
    • Garden


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Phone

    Things to do

    • Kayak on site
    • Birdwatching nearby
    • Windsurfing nearby
    • Sledding nearby
    • Water skiing nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Hiking nearby
    • Cycling nearby
    • Hunting nearby
    • Water tubing nearby


    • Sleeps 8



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


    Pets allowed
    Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
    Long-term renters welcome
    This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place
    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
    Contactless check-in is available

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
    A car is required for transportation to and from this property

    Property is also known as

    Heart Cougar WA. Newly Remodeled. Previously Monfort's BNB House
    Heart WA. Newly Remodeled. Previously Monfort's BNB House
    Heart Cougar WA. Newly Remodeled. Previously Monfort's BNB
    Heart WA. Newly Remodeled. Previously Monfort's BNB
    Heart Cougar WA. Newly Remodeled. Previously Monfort's BNB House
    Heart WA. Newly Remodeled. Previously Monfort's BNB House
    Heart Cougar WA. Newly Remodeled. Previously Monfort's BNB
    Heart Cougar WA. Newly Remodeled. Previously Monfort's BNB House
    Heart WA. Newly Remodeled. Previously Monfort's BNB House
    Heart Cougar WA. Newly Remodeled. Previously Monfort's BNB
    Heart WA. Newly Remodeled. Previously Monfort's BNB

    About this area


    This vacation home is located in Cougar. Marble Mountain Sno-Park and Climbers Bivouac Trailhead are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Mount St. Helens and Cascade Range. Enjoy the area's slopes with skiing, and don't miss out on the sledding.

    Visit our Cougar travel guide
    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Ape Caves - 17 min drive
    • Marble Mountain Sno-Park - 22 min drive
    • Mount St. Helens - 23 min drive
    • Climbers Bivouac Trailhead - 26 min drive
    • Lava Canyon Trailhead - 32 min drive

    Frequently asked questions

    Is this property pet-friendly?
    Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
    Where is this property located?
    Situated in Cougar, this romantic vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Cascade Range and within 12 mi (20 km) of Ape Caves and Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Mount St. Helens and Marble Mountain Sno-Park are also within 16 mi (25 km).

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for In the Heart of Cougar WA. Newly Remodeled. Previously Monfort's BNB

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition
    5.0 out of 5 Excellent
      Great place to get a break from quaranteening.

      My family was looking for a place to stay to take a break from quaranteening. Cougar House is just the right place. It's cozy and homey. It was very welcoming as soon as we stepped-in. The house is rustic in design and yet modern. There is no stove but the cook top is enough to cook eggs and pancakes. We were given the wrong codes to enter the house, without cell signal, we struggled to find a way to contact Troy. Wifi connection is 90% reliable so after we figure that out, we were able to contact him and was able to get in. We were being cautious due to COVID so we checked the cleanliness first. We found some leftover condiments in the fridge and was expecting the garbage to be empty. It wasn't full, but empty juice bottle and some paper towels. There are also some leftover shampoo and soap in the shower. Turned out, past renters have been doing that and Troy said that if it not expired, they just keep them to help out new renters. We bought or own groceries and also left what we ddn't use. The town itself is very small, has their own convenience store and a couple of restaurant. Because of covid most of places we want to visit are closed, but the kids had a blast spending time in the lake. All in all, we had fun. We will probably plan to go back after COVID.

      5.0 out of 5 Excellent
        Great House for a Small Group

        This house was the perfect fit for a group of 4 friends and I. It had everything we needed to cook and BBQ. It is also within about a 5 minute drive of two parks on Yale Lake.

        5.0 out of 5 Excellent

          Great place, great host. Fantastic weekend!!!

          5.0 out of 5 Excellent
            Mt. St Helens stay in Cougar, WA

            Very pleasantly surprised with our stay! It was just perfect for us. Clean, lovely accommodations. The owners have made sure that you have about everything you need. The only thing that we noticed missing was a stove and they made sure you had a hot plate which worked great. If you wanted to heat up something like lasagna ( baked ) foods you likely could do it in the microwave. They also had a barbecue grill and heated pan available. There was also a super barbecue pit, kayaks, games. We didn't miss anything! We had all our meals right in Cougar House it was so nice. It is located near beautiful Yale lake. We spent our weekend and visited the Ape Caves and Windy Ridge.. The drive to windy ridge takes long as it is up hill but the drive back was half the time going. Just keep that in mind. Definitely recommend both. We hope to return and highly recommend!

            5.0 out of 5 Excellent
            • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

            Everything you need to be comfortable while exploring the area.

            Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019