Elk About Lodge
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Everyone asks the same thing. What does "Elk About" mean? Of course the people who have been to our little piece of paradise on the slopes of Mount Rainier National Park know the answer.
The area is famous for a small heard of Elk that roan the area at certain times of the year, even up and down and looking right in our window. These are gentle wonderful creatures that guests love seeing (But we do keep a bit of distance, because they are Big with a capital "B".)
Our neck of the woods is in the small neighborhood of Greenwater Washington. Set on the banks of the White River, mountains soar directly above our community. We are the gateway to the park of course, but also the closest home neighborhood to Washington State's largest ski resort - Crystal Mountain.
Although our home is newer, it still has all the touches that any great mountain lodge should have. Including a toasty fireplace, wonderful porch for sipping your morning coffee every morning, and a large hot tub to soak in every night. That is especially soothing after a day of skiing or hiking.
We are located right on the river, a short stroll through the trees. Outdoors, guests seem to love the seasonal back-yard fire pit where they can roast hot dogs, marshmellows or make 'smores. You find yourselves sitting there for hours. Sure there is a good quality propane barbecue. Yes there is wood for the fireplace.
We have taken to provide quality linens, spreads, pillows, towels and other amenities. Most Four Star mountain hotels would find it difficult to match the rustic luxury of our place in the trees.
Although we get snow every winter its not overwhelming. But we must say that our home is one you would not mind getting "snowed in." Many guests spend time with family and friends in our great room with lots of space to spread out under the lofty lofted ceiling.
There is especially comfortable furniture and a table great for card games, dining and talking with your family.
Gourmet cooks have commented on how complete our kitchen is and how open it feels. There are granite counters where you can see the evergreen back yard while preparing eats. But get cracking the big gas stove allows you to cook enough grub to feed everyone twice over.
The home is complete with pots, pans, dishes and table ware. Of course, if you have some special kitchen gadgets, pots or spices, you may want to bring them with you. But most folks think we have all the good stuff.
Be sure to check out all the photos on this website to see the kid friend log cabin bunks and all the other bedrooms are equally high quality and inviting.
We also built a "FROG" (Finished Room Over Garage) as a place for kids to hang out and watch movies. This is a separated space accessible from inside the entryway.
Although you will be well into the mountains, Elk About is inside the Crystal River Ranch community with neighbors, a playground and other amenities.
We are sorry to say that pets are not allowed at Elk About Lodge. But you are welcome to consider the Elk themselves as your temporary pets.
Every vacation rental may say they are a "home away from home" but you'll believe it about Elk About after you spend just a day or more here. Please visit us soon.
- Wood Fireplace (Seasonal)
- Smart TV
- Name: Elk About Lodge
- Status: Active
- Type: House
- Country: United States
- State: Washington State
- Destination: Mount Rainier
- Location: Greenwater Crystal Mountain
- Complex: Crystal River Cabins
- Setting: Mountain Area
- View: Partial Forest View
- Sq. Ft: 2,206
- Floors: 2
- Entrance Floor: 1
- Bedrooms: 3
- Beds: QQTTLC
- Bunks: Yes
- Baths: 3
- Normal Occupancy: 6
- Sleeps: 8
- Max Occupancy: 8
- Parking: 2
- Pets: None
- Daily Rates: $178-$482
- Weekly Rates: $1,347-$3,205
- Checkin: 05:00 pm or later
- Checkout: 11:00 am or earlier
- Website: ElkAbout.com
- Manager: Crystal Mountain Accommodations, Inc.