A life-changing environment filled with awe and adventure. Picture wild elk, deer and waterfowl in your backyard. Capture the size and wonderment of our secret land leading up to Mount Saint Helens with its top blown off and covered with winter white. This is the great mountain that came alive in 1980 blasting its message of changes occurring below. To us, this land, this great land speaks of vast wonders all brought together in Washington's south west. It's the western end of Lewis and Clark's ancient journey. Nearby Toutle, with its single grocery, means that you have left the city and the fast life behind. You will need a month to do all that is possible, so plan to come back again and again. WELCOME! Description: Charming furnished 3BR/2BA country home with large deck overlooking serene, territorial view of the Cascade foothills and Mt. St. Helens. The master bedroom has a double bed with private door to the 2nd bathroom; middle bedroom has two comfy twin beds that together make a king-size bed; the third bedroom has a comfortable queen-size bed in it. Each bedroom has an ample closet and comes complete with linens, blankets, pillows, etc.; The sofa is comfortable and provides a seventh sleeping spot. The two bathrooms have towels, soaps, shampoo, etc. The extra large country kitchen has large table and seating for 6; dishcloths, dishtowels, glass-top stove and oven; dishwasher, large fridge, microwave and toaster oven. Counter-top appliances include toaster; Belgian waffle-maker; blender; coffee maker; George Foreman Grill; mini-crock-pot; and an electric can-opener. Pots and pans are provided, as well as dishes, glasses, coffee mugs, flatware, and cooking utensils. Coffee, coffee filters, sugar and tea are provided. ie: you can have fun cooking here! The outside deck seats 6-to-10 and more chairs are available if needed. We also have a card table and four more cushioned chairs in the closet of bedroom #3, for those late-night pinochle or scrabble tournaments! You will find ample paved parking here, as well as dry RV parking. Your pets are welcome. (A $10/per pet - per night fee will apply). Steve offers a separate "fishing package" that includes three hours in his bass boat on Silverlake for two people. On a clear day, you can see both Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens from the middle of Silverlake. If you're lucky, you may spy eagles, osprey or blue heron, catching their own fish for lunch! The lake features perch, crappy and bass. Steve provides boat captain services, plus life jackets, fishing poles and tackle, bait and bottled water for $150 per person with a 2-person minimum. The boat can accommodate 4-to-5 people, but we limit it to 3-to-4, counting Steve. Price for a third person is $50. We recommend you bring sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat. One day and three day Fishing Licenses can be obtained at our local store, Drews Grocery & Deli, 2 minutes from The ELK INN. Call for prices: 360-274-8920. Elk, deer and waterfowl frequent our backyard, so bring your camera! World-class fishing and hunting, mountain-climbing and bicycling within minutes. Great restaurants 15 minutes away! If fun and adventure is what you're after, come stay at The Elk Inn - located at the gateway to Mt. St. Helens. Once you've experienced this lovely place, you'll want to return often, and we hope you do!