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4.5/5 Wonderful

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPackwood Lake Trailhead15 min drive
    Popular LocationLily Basin Trailhead70 min drive
    Popular LocationLily Basin Stock Trailhead77 min drive

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About this area


This cabin is located in Packwood. White Pass Ski Area and Packwood Lake 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 Rainier National Park and Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing and snowboarding, and don't miss out on the sledding and snowmobiling. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.
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What's nearby

  • Packwood Lake Trailhead - 15 min drive
  • Glacier Lake Trailhead - 20 min drive
  • Angry Mountain Trailhead - 29 min drive
  • Lily Basin Trailhead - 70 min drive
  • Lily Basin Stock Trailhead - 77 min drive


  • Cliff Droppers Burgers — 4 min walk
  • Cliff Droppers Burgers — 4 min walk

About this property

Entire place

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

More than a cabin - it's an adventure (hiking, skiing, wood stove, and jacuzzi)

Cabin in Packwood with spa tub
In need of a getaway and/or unplug? Escape from the rat race of everyday life and treat yourself to an escape in the great outdoors. Soak in the hot tub, take walks to the river, hike, and/or relax on the leather couches while reading your favorite book or just sit and take in the ambiance of a fire burning in the wood stove.

Wild Salmon Retreat is an authentic Packwood Enjoy the slopes, cross country skiing or snowshoeing at White Pass then experience the Wild Salmon Retreat Cabin... nestled alongside a secluded stretch of the Cowlitz River; enjoy the magnificent view of the Tatoosh Range, trees and abundant wildlife. We are unique offering first class accommodations, in woodland seclusion and private access to the Cowlitz River.

Our cabin, sits (one fifth of a mile) off the privacy of the Cowlitz River and is only minutes to your favorite recreational activity. We are located just 2 miles east of Packwood and 17 miles ( 20 minute drive) from White Pass Ski area and 7 miles from the southeast entrance of Mt. Rainer National Park.

Wild Salmon Retreat is decorated with antiques and warmth, a spacious living area with skylights, and the bedrooms are attractively decorated with quilts and comforters promising you sweet dreams.

Elk, deer, bald eagles and other wildlife who inhabit the area can be observed in the surrounding area. Take a 5 minute stroll to the Cowlitz River. Explore the beautiful hikes, waterfalls and meadows in Mt Rainer Park or experience local hiking trails depending on your fitness level.

WINTER brings snow covered trees and beautifully groomed trails that you can enjoy while snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skiing, or snowboarding. Only a short distance from Packwood, White Pass is a winter oasis where you can find all these activities and more. Building snow people, coming into a warm cozy fire, curling up with a great book, or soaking in the hot tub are all part of your experience.

SPRING/SUMMER brings river rafting, kayaking, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, and just simply soaking in the glorious rays of the sun. For the adventurous types, a refreshing dip in the river is a few steps from your doorstep.

AUTUMN arrives with abundant colors as the leaves turn. Hikes along the Cowlitz River, or bicycling, are two enjoyable activities this time of year. Photographers love to capture the seasons in the valley, and autumn is a particularly delightful time.

Wild Salmon Retreat is the best Packwood cabin in Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall!

Keywords: Cabin
Guest accommodations at this cabin offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.
Recreational amenities at the cabin include a spa tub.

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

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Property amenities


  • Snowboarding and cross-country skiing nearby


  • Spa tub


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Paper towels


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books


  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Things to do

  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 7



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

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
This property accepts credit cards
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

More Than a Cabin It's an Adventure
Near White Pass for Skiing Wood Stove Jacuzzi!

Frequently asked questions

Is More than a cabin - it's an adventure (hiking, skiing, wood stove, and jacuzzi) pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at More than a cabin - it's an adventure (hiking, skiing, wood stove, and jacuzzi)?
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
What time is check-out at More than a cabin - it's an adventure (hiking, skiing, wood stove, and jacuzzi)?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is More than a cabin - it's an adventure (hiking, skiing, wood stove, and jacuzzi) located?
Situated in Packwood, this cabin is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cascade Range and Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Packwood Lake Trailhead and Glacier Lake Trailhead are also within 9 mi (15 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

GREAT getaway!!
Thank you so much for having us at this amazing cabin! We had so much fun! The hot tub was warm when we got there and we enjoyed it every night. TV was perfect as we could hook up the PS4 and play games/watch DVDs. The walk to the river was short and it was beautiful to stand and watch it flow. We cannot WAIT to come back and would highly recommend this place. It took me months to find the perfect place and this was it. Everyone in town with shops and pizza place were so nice! P.S. We stayed an extra night because it was so comfortable and accommodating. Super easy thanks to hospitality staff!

3/5 Okay

Basic cabin, not on the river
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the cabin. It is a basic cabin with comfortable beds that offered us a place to stay close to the park. We were disappointed to find that the cabin is not on the river. Given the first picture of the cabin is a picture of the river bank and the fact that the description said the river was a "few steps" away, we definitely expected the cabin to be on the river. It is in a community that has a communal river bank park and is about 2/10 of a mile from the house. We enjoyed our time by the river. The cabin also had a very musty smell, we got used to it, but it was noticeable when you entered. The kitchen is also not very well stocked, there were no frying pans only sauce pans. Adjust your expectations and you will enjoy your stay.

3/5 Okay

TV did not work upstairs and The hot tub the main reason why we booked it was not working most the time. By the pictures it makes you seem like you’re closer to the River than what you are. There is no access to the river it’s a private property. Was told by people that couldn’t go by it. It was a cute cabin.

3/5 Okay

Cute little cabin
First I want to say that we enjoyed our stay at this cabin. But want to point out a few things that weren’t started in the description. The cabin started it had two bedrooms. Technically it’s one bedroom with the open loft with the second queen bed, twin bed and a small couch (maybe fits three people) where you can watch tv. The downstairs has the first bedroom which is very roomy. The bed was comfortable but the pillows were very small and compressed through the night. The kitchen has everything you need however we found the coffee pot had to be watched as it liked to leak all over. The fire pit is nice but the wood benches are not. Very unstable. Pull up a chair if you don’t want to take a chance. This property is right off the HWY so you do hear the traffic. Neighbors are very close. Short walk to the river which we really enjoyed. We did get cell service but was spotty at times. (Sprint and Verizon) Overall, I would rent this cabin again. We had a great time. Owner and property caretaker very responsive.

5/5 Excellent

Close to a beautiful river that you can spend hours at. Close to hikes and restaurants as well.
Wonderful experience!