Looking for a quaint, cozy place to stay near Mount Rainier National Park that won’t burn a hole in your wallet? Check out Mountain Meadows Inn Chalet Suites. Our #1 favorite near the park, Mountain Meadows B&B is located in Ashford, just a few miles from the Nisqually Entrance to the park.
Mountain Meadows Inn is our favorite place to stay when visiting Mount Rainier, hands down! Quiet and relaxing, this charming B&B is a warm, welcoming place to return to after a cold, soggy day out on the trails – or any time!
You can choose from six suites. We stayed in the Cedar Suite on the second floor. The floor is carpeted. The suite’s two beds (a full and a queen) are comfortable, with lots of extra pillows.
The suite includes an efficiency kitchen with a sink and drain rack + dish soap, cupboards, a table and chairs, basic cutlery and dishes (no pots or pans). The fridge and microwave are small but adequate.
An “FYI” notebook is also on the table. It’s chock-full of FYIs, local restaurant and sight-seeing options and contact info., the Wi-Fi code, and other helpful information.
The suite also has an electric fireplace and a flat screen TV.
The bathroom is tidy and well-stocked with clean towels, with a screened window for ventilation. It has it’s own wall heater. There’s no tub, but the shower has two bench seats and an adjustable sprayer to wash away trail grime. Hot water is plentiful. So is privacy.
Breakfast options are simple but filling. Choices include yogurt, muffins, bagels and cream cheese, breakfast burritos, milk, and fruit juices. Fresh fruit and a couple bags of “munchies” + granola bars await you on the table, which is near a window overlooking the meadow.
The meadow itself is well-maintained and restful. Cross the wooden foot bridge off the parking lot and discover a lovely little cedar grove on the other side of the creek.
We’ve stayed in the Cedar suite on the second floor twice. We’ve also stayed in the Garden suite on the ground floor. Lots of space and plenty of privacy. So darn cute!
This is our favorite place to stay whenever we visit Mount Rainier National Park. The hosts, Ralph and Chris Coleman, go out of their way to make sure your stay is comfortable. Comfortable, cozy, and quiet. Ask about multi-night and/or returning guest discounts. Phone: (360)569-0507 or (360)581-9492
Tip: If you’re not a fan of body wash, BYO bar of bath soap.
And oh yeah. Don’t forget to Spring Forward this weekend!
Catch you next week for more of Grandma Peggy’s Kitchen, The Family Circus (The Joys of Family Camping – sort of), and another installment of Unwind (hint: Best restaurant on the Olympic Peninsula?).