Randle, WA, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Randle

Home/Apartment
5br Home/Apartment
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceOur city kids loved spending their weekends here while growing up. Made from first-growth timber from the turn of the century, the house is walled in restored vintage fir bead board, has built-in cabinetry and architectural details made from poplar. Warm and inviting, you will be charmed by the architectural details and antique furnishings. The five bedrooms will sleep 9 people, and up to 11 in a squeeze since the living room sleeper sofa can accommodate another 1-2. There is a covered shed where additional people can camp out in sleeping bags during the summer. There is a vintage 1940 two-hole outhouse. Take a broom to remove the cobwebs! It's fun to pee outside! If you have a city dog, he or she will LOVE Randle. There are more than 20 acres where your pet can run free, without concern for cars. This is a country house that our family has used for two decades. You are experiencing it the same way we do. Please treat it with care :) Laws in Washington State have impacted our rates, which now reflect an added 10 percent occupancy tax. Guest AccessGuess will NOT have access to wi-fi, cable, broadband, or satellite dish. Guests WILL have access to solitude, starry skies, wilderness and peacefulness. (NOTE: Verizon cell-phone coverage; anecdotally we've been told Sprint and T-Mobile work spottily, but no AT&T past Morton.) The attic and basement are OUT OF BOUNDS. Interaction with GuestsWe will not be present. The NeighborhoodRandle is a small town overlooking the Big Bottom Valley. The nearby Gifford Pinchot forest is a fecund environment where mushroom hunters find chanterelles and matsutake in the fall. During the winter, White Pass is a 40 minute drive to some great skiing and snowboarding. Nearby Cispus Center, Ape Caves and lakes for fishing and boating are an easy drive. At night the skies are studded with stars. Coyotes can be heard in the distance. Elk walk through the property to the valley below. Deer graze in the meadows around the house. Eagles and hawks can be seen hunting in the sky. Getting AroundNo public transit; no Uber, Lyft or Sidecar (that I know of). It's strictly your own car, truck, motorycycle or bicycle. Other Things to NoteVerizon cell phone service works, but AT&T doesn't. We haven't had experience with Sprint or T-Mobile, but have heard they receive signals there. There is a lot of firewood on the property. If there isn't a stack already cut in the woodshed, it's easy to forage for wood along the paths. If you encounter "cluster flies," or a hatch of ladybugs, they do not bite and are not attracted to garbage. Their presence is a good indication of an earthwork supply not far away. To remove them, the best thing to use is the vacuum. We find it helpful to usually do this once during the course of staying for a weekend. This is a country house, and it is occasionally "visited" by field mice. They are adorable, but in order to discourage them, we suggest our guests leave food in the refrigerator or in sealable containers.
Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
The Space-Our 1250 sf rambler was updated in 2016 and the nightly base fee remains at $110 all 365 days a year. The mudroom has a computer workspace, washer/dryer and room for backpacks. It has a wall map of Gifford Pinchot's roads & trails, and the house has trail guides, maps & books of the area. The House Manual must be read in advance for instructions on the amenities & electronics. -The kitchen has condiments, spices & cooking oil, a full set of pots & pans w-3 frypans, two Dutch ovens & numerous baking pans. A BBQ tool set is stored in a silver case, and roasting forks stored in a black canvas bag. Firewood & kindling is provided for the fire pit and the living room fireplace. -Appliances include: Waffle Maker, Toaster, Coffeemaker w-bean grinder, Hand Mixer, and Large CrockPot. Bowls for mixing & storing, and dishes & glasses for both indoor and outdoor dining are provided, as well as all the cooking utensils you will need. All you need for preparing & enjoying home-cooked meals is provided. -The Master Bedroom has a new mattress with featherbed, and a small Master Bath. -The home has wifi with Samsung TV & Roku, with 75 apps, including Netflix, Amazon, and HBO apps setup. A 2nd Samsung Smart TV has a Blu-Ray player w-major apps set up and DVDs rated from G to Unrated, and is also attached to a Playstation 3 with games and Game Guides. -Mountain Haven has 650 sf of patio with a Gazebo, fire pit, and gas BBQ. The large back yard has a 4-ft chain link fence, and 6-ft cedar privacy fencing. Soak in a 6-person hot tub with lounger, then sweat out your toxins in a far infrared sauna in the private, detached Whisper Room. -In the summer, please check on fire bans that prevent ALL burning. Call (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)-BURN to check. -The house accommodates up to 6 adults and two teens at least 15 years. NO PETS ALLOWED. -Parking can accommodate a combination of vehicles. Two cars and a truck & boat; or one long motorhome or 5th wheel and two pickups. Guest AccessGuests have access to the entire house, except 2 supply closets. The outdoor sheds are locked. Interaction with GuestsLois & Darryl live 70 miles away and will be available via phone or text whenever you need us. In an emergency, either Darryl or our local handyman will arrive as soon as possible. It is critical that you read the House Manual ahead or upon arrival, so you can accurately operate the TV, sauna, heat pump, etc. Not following the directions in the House Manual may cause injury or equipment failure. Please call us at any time if you have a concern or need assistance. Communication is important to us. We very much appreciate our Guests posting a review of their time at Mountain Haven. The Neighborhood-Our vacation home is the closest one to Tall Timber Cafe & Lounge; Gifford Pinchot NF Ranger Station; and the Randle One-Stop convenience store open 21 hrs a day. Randle is one mile away, with Fischer's Market; Mt. Adams Cafe; Big Bottom Bar & Grill; and Huff-n-Puff Drive-In 2 miles West of Randle. The grade school is across the street and a church next door. Our home has been made private with 10-year old trees, and a 6-ft privacy fence. -Randle is close to our state's magnificent and two tallest mountains - Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams; and Mt. St. Helens and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, as well as many other beautiful places for hiking, fishing, sightseeing, and camping. -17 miles west of Randle is the larger town of Morton, and home to the famous Morton Logger's Jubilee. The July 4th Big Bottom Blast at the school across the street, which Guests can watch from our front yard, is a unique fireworks experience due to the close-in surrounding mountains. Packwood, 14 miles East, hosts a massive Flea Mart on Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. -White Pass Ski summit is 35 miles East of Mountain Haven. Mt. Rainier can be toured as a loop driving into the Nisqually/Longmire entrance at Ashford and out the Stevens Canyon exit at Packwood and see all the views from the southern route on Mt. Rainier. Windy Ridge (37 miles) at Mt. St. Helens is a popular destination for photos and for hiking. The third longest lava cave in the U.S., the Ape Cave (60 miles) is south of Mt. St. Helens, and a unique adventure for those who come prepared. Getting Around-You do need a car to travel around East Lewis County; you can walk the neighborhood to Randle One-Stop for milk, or hike up the Watch Mountain Road a half-mile away, next to Silver Creek and trails that Lois explored as a kid. -The house is stocked with Cascades and Washington trail guides, magazines & books. -The winter months are wet and cold, and roads are frequently icy. We haven't needed chains to get around Randle, but you should carry them to higher elevations. -East Lewis County experienced a severe flood in December, 2015, that damaged forest roads all the way to White Pass. Congressional emergency funding was delayed and some roads remain closed. Get the latest road closures from the nearby Ranger Station or NPS website. Other Things to Note-Oct-Nov 2016: Sunrise Peak, the highest point to reach by car within Mt. Rainier Nat'l Park may still be accessible. The route to Mt. St. Helens, starting in Randle, will remain open until the snow flies at high elevations; at least until late October. Call Cowlitz Valley Ranger District of the Gifford Pinchot N.F. for updated info. -WEATHER CHANGES. While summer can be very hot, be prepared for rapidly changing weather when you're exploring higher elevations, especially in the fall and early winter - please be prepared for extreme weather changes. -NO LANDLINE. We have Verizon and our cell and wifi signals are good, though AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint may not have service. -You may want to bring groceries. Fischer's is well-stocked, but some items are limited. (Coffeemaker has a bean-grinder, but there are no beans at Fischer's.) First morning's coffee is on us! -Some appliances were replaced. We didn't replace the hot water heater or kitchen stove and are unaware of issues. If you experience any issues with any appliance or electronics, please let us know.
Bedroom
Bedroom
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The SpaceThis is an 1100 sq. foot A frame home with a bedroom, bathroom, living room, dining room and kitchen downstairs. Upstairs is a loft and separate bedroom with queen bed. It's located high above the Cowlitz River with 180 degree views all the way to White Pass. Guest AccessYou can use the entire upstairs area and take showers in the downstairs bathroom. No extra guests please. There is a TV downstairs in the living room used for DVDs and a dining room table. You can use the fridge and kitchen area to cook if you'd like. It's not a large house and we'd like quiet hours to be 10-8. We have plenty of room outside to wander and relax. Interaction with GuestsWe'll be there during your stay and would love to tell you places to visit or hike. We've skied plenty of times at White Pass and can tell you about skiing there as well. We're both teachers and love to visit with people but it's fine if you'd like privacy as well. You'll have the upstairs area. The NeighborhoodOur home on the hill is very private, only one neighbor below us. It's a great jumping off place to take day trips from. Just a note, we have a long dirt/gravel driveway that is steep in places. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation around here at all. Other Things to NoteThe graveled driveway is about 1/8 of a mile all uphill. All cars can make it but if you have 4 wheel drive, it will be easier. Please drive SLOWLY and carefully up the hill.
Shared Room
1br Shared Room
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
Home/Apartment
Excellent
8 reviews
3br Home/Apartment
  • Parking
The SpaceOn most evenings, you can sit on the back porch or soak in the hot tub while watching a herd of elk gather under the orchard. Listen for them at night when they bugle to each other as the coyotes howl. You might even see a black bear or cougar. There are 2 bat houses attached to the house, and it's fun to watch them come out at dusk. During winter, they hibernate here. The first floor features the main living area kitchen, owner's bedroom, and full bath. 3 guest rooms are upstairs (queen, double, and 2 twin beds) along with a small bathroom with small shower, and I emphasize small shower. Another larger shower with privacy curtain is located on the back deck near the hot tub and fireplace. There's also a fire pit in the back yard. PLEASE READ THE "OTHER THINGS TO NOTE" SECTION BEFORE RENTING THIS HOME. Guest AccessGuests have the use of the main house and yard. We encourage responsible use of the hot tub, fire pit, outdoor shower, gas and charcoal grills. The laundry room can be used to store skis, boots, and snowboards. Sorry, but this home is not available during elk hunting season. Interaction with GuestsWe live here part-time and work in Packwood. We won't be sharing the house during your stay, but may be on the property for mowing, yardwork, and taking care of our chickens. We'd love to meet and get to know you better if your schedule allows, and are always available to answer questions. A neighbor leases part of the property for his cattle and will use the driveway, and move the tractor around on occasion. The NeighborhoodIt's quiet here at night. With little or no moon, it's very dark, and the stars are magnificent. On clear days the views, including sunrise and sunset, can be outstanding. Being situated between the triangle formed by Mt. Saint Helens, Mt. Adams, and Mt. Rainier, this is the perfect starting and ending point for some fabulous day hikes and drives. There are many lakes and streams if boating and fishing are your thing. Get into a little higher elevation, and you're in prime country for foraging mushrooms and berries. Pretty much anywhere you go, you'll find a beautiful landscape and photographer's dream. Getting AroundYou'll need your own vehicle to get from place to place. The nearest small grocery store is about 7 miles away, in Randle. Packwood is about 15 minutes in the opposite direction. For chain stores and restaurants or fine dining, you'll drive 80 to 120 minutes to Chehalis or Puyallup. Other Things to NotePLEASE READ: There is no land line or wifi in the home. Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular work for voice, internet, and texting, while AT&T doesn't work at all at the house, and very little elsewhere in the valley. We're not sure about other services. I've mentioned most of the enjoyable wildlife, however, this is farm country that can come with the pesky variety. Cluster flies and ladybugs conglomerate in warm weather and can be a nuisance. They're harmless and can be vacuumed quickly. We try to find and eradicate all nests containing stinging insects. If you find one we missed, let us know so we can take care of it. Nighttime critters such as skunks, possums, and raccoons shouldn't be provoked. They can bite, or in the case of skunks make a big stink, and make a mess with garbage that isn't secured. There is electric fence to keep the cows in the pasture, and the elk out of the garden and flower beds. The small one near the house can be disconnected during your stay, unless we've been experiencing problems with elk and/or deer. The one around the garden has only one hot wire, about 4 feet off the ground, and will be on at all times. None of the garden gates are electrified, so feel free to use them, and please close them behind you. There are 2 bat houses attached to the front of the house. You generally won't see bats during the dark of night, or in the daytime, but you WILL see them at dusk and dawn during the summer months. They're fun to watch and won't bother you if you don't bother them, but please leave the doors closed during these short periods so one doesn't fly into the house. If you're uncomfortable with any of the above, this probably isn't the house for you. We don't mean to discourage, just want to provide you with an honest description.
Home/Apartment
Excellent
17 reviews
2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceAdorable two bedroom country cottage with two queen size beds, one upper twin, one sleeper sofa, LOTS of room to roll out sleeping bags. Fully equipped kitchen. Guest AccessThe entire cottage and surrounding yard. We frequently offer U-Pick garden produce from our organic garden as available. Hiking/riding trails from the host property. Interaction with Guests8AM to 5PM normally. Anytime in an emergency. Via phone, text, or knock on door. Host lives across the road and up a significant driveway from Islandia Cottage, which is not visible to each other. The NeighborhoodLocated in a very rural farm community surrounded by pastures, mountains, and The Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Two miles from the small town of Randle, Washington which has all needed tourist amenities. Getting AroundBuses run frequently from Randle to all points east and west on Hwy 12. Other Things to NoteCottage is located on a quiet country road. The yard is not fenced at this time and the entrance is at the deck level with steps to climb. This may impact your decision to have small children on the property.
Shared Room
Excellent
10 reviews
1br Shared Room
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
Glamping
2br Glamping
  • Wifi
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Breakfast
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The SpaceTravelers will have their own private living, eating, and sleeping area when they stay in our luxury trailer. Just like having your own Private Campground located off Hwy 12. Guest AccessGuests will have total access to the trailer, the fire pit, and other areas of our "yard". We have a few lawn games, and are in the process of developing a six hole mini golf course. The trailer has a shower, hot water tank, and other wonderful features for guests' usage. Interaction with GuestsWe live in the house on the property - you can see it from the trailer spot. Robert is available anytime, Beth works full time so her availability is limited. Our hopes are that we can visit and share stories around the campfire while eating s'mores ;) The NeighborhoodSurrounded by trees, birds, and wildlife in a quiet rural setting. Other Things to NoteFYI - phone service is limited here in the mountains. Verizon & ATT work at our place. We made sure the trailer has WiFi for our guests.
Farmhouse
4br Farmhouse
  • Pets Allowed
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The SpaceCozy farmhouse with charm. 2 bedrooms downstairs 3 nooks upstairs all with beds. Dining room. Can watch dvds no cable. No wifi. Room for extra people. Guest AccessWasher dryer firepit horseshoes Interaction with GuestsNot often The NeighborhoodViews are great.