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HARMONY RETREAT AT MAYFIELD LAKE -- Family-friendly & Great Romantic Getaway!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths (Sleeps up to 8 adults, 2 kids)

Schedule a getaway to the serene and beautiful HARMONY RETREAT AT MAYFIELD LAKE and enjoy year-round fun at the lake! Check calendar for available dates and book your getaway now! Read the guest reviews to see why this is a fun spot for family and group gatherings, and a relaxing romantic getaway too.


All four seasons, enjoy the 550 sq. ft. covered deck, hot tub, peaceful environment, and lake view.

The Harmony Retreat is conveniently located less than 2 miles north of Mossyrock (off US Hwy 12/White Pass Scenic Byway & 20 miles east of I-5's exit 68), on the east end of beautiful Mayfield Lake in a quiet, upscale lakeside neighborhood. The west-facing custom built home has lake views from most of the rooms and from the covered deck. In the evening, watch the sun set over the glistening lake, and at night, gaze at the stars shining brightly in the night sky, unobstructed by city lights. In summer, the 13-mile lake invites participation in all manner of water recreation -- swimming, skiing, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. In winter, snow sports are just an hour away at the newly-expanded White Pass Ski Resort (two new quad chairs, a new lodge, 13 new runs, 767 additional acres) and Mt. Rainier National Park.

The Harmony Retreat's Great Room invites the outside in with its two-story wall of windows facing the lake. This room features a fireplace, 32' HD LCD TV with blu-ray/DVD player and satellite, hardwood floors, ceiling fan, and two spacious sofas (one converts to a comfortable full-size bed with thick pillow-top mattress; a rollaway bed, 3 foam mattresses, and a porta-play convertible crib are also available for extra sleeping options for the whole family). The large, open kitchen is fully equipped with all you need to enjoy cooking and dining at this lakeside retreat. The dining table and counter bar together seat 8.

The Harmony Retreat has secure wireless DSL Internet access, so feel free to bring your laptop or notebook. Local phone service on the landline is free; bring a calling card or your cell phone for long distance calls. Enjoy a variety of board games, books, magazines, and DVDs for all ages. Central heating and the fireplace create a warm ambiance in winter. Air conditioning and ceiling fans keep the home cool in the summer. There's a complete laundry room with washer, dryer, iron and ironing board too.

Outside, the 1/3-acre property features richly varied naturescaping, with stone paths, a dry creek, garden art, and many whimsical touches. Lovingly created by the original owners through years of dedicated gardening, and updated in recent years by our talented gardener friends, these grounds are a retreat too, a place to become steeped in nature's beauty, while walking the paths, meditating under a canopy of tree branches, resting on a hammock, or viewing from the second floor deck. Gaze at the garden from the hot tub from its covered area below the deck. Relax on weathered wood chairs on the patio, roast hot dogs and marshmallows over the fire pit, and enjoy grilling fresh-caught fish on the gas barbecue grill.

There's boat parking in the driveway (no moorage) and the community boat launch is just a block down the street, where you can launch your motor boat for a day of fishing (lake is open for fishing year-round) or water-skiing. Or bring your jet-skis, canoes, kayaks, or rafts to explore the 13-mile lake and adjacent Cowlitz River canyon.

A community swimming spot with dock and picnic area is across the street through a greenbelt. Bike, jog, or walk on scenic country roads that meander through forest and meadows, where you're likely to spot farm animals, fields of flowers, wildlife, birds, and vistas of Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and the neighboring foothills. Or head out by car to visit the rural towns of Mossyrock and nearby Morton, walk through the show gardens of DeGoede Bulb Farm, take a day trip to Mt. Rainier and check out the excellent visitors center and trails, in winter enjoy snow sports at nearby White Pass, go shopping at the outlet and antique stores and have lunch at historic McMenamins in nearby Centralia, view Mt. St. Helens from the northeast approach, and drive the back roads of this unique region.

Contact us now to book your stay at the Harmony Retreat! See calendar for current open dates. 1-night stays are sometimes available between other bookings -- contact us directly to inquire.

(For all rates, there is a 9.8% lodging tax, $75 cleaning fee, and refundable deposit.)


Please mention special in your initial inquiry and your rate quote will be adjusted.


ANNIVERSARY DISCOUNT: If you're coming to celebrate an anniversary that falls within a week of your stay, let us know the number of years and we'll deduct that from your total stay. 50th anniversary = $50 off your stay. This can be combined with other specials except 'last minute specials' and specials that include a free night. (Please provide proof of anniversary.)

SOLO RETREAT: Take some 'Me' time for just $99/night (for 1 person); 2 night min midweek, 3 night min for stays that include the weekend, from September-May. Work on your novel, write music, catch up on your reading, meditate, go fishing or hiking, bring your kayak or raft to take on the lake and river, or simply rest and relax!

OFF-SEASON LONG-TERM STAY: From mid-September through April, the nightly rate is just $99/night for up to 4 people for all stays of 8-14 nights; or $79/night for 15 nights or more. Compare these prices to an extended stay hotel & how much more you get for your money -- a full 2-bedroom/2-bath house, including hot tub, fireplace, and covered deck!

2 night min. for all specials except as noted, plus cleaning fee, tax, deposit. Visit website below for more photos & info

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Harmony Retreat
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

About Harmony Retreat

Our family lives in Seattle and has enjoyed staying at vacation rentals internationally that we've found on VRBO. We love the convenience and unique amenities of vacation rental homes. So we wanted to create our own unique sense of 'home-away-from-home' using our travel experiences, to share with guests visiting this area.

Harmony Retreat purchased this house in 2008

Why Harmony Retreat chose Silver Creek

Mayfield Lake is still largely an 'undiscovered treasure' -- even people in nearby Centralia sometimes aren't aware of this 13-mile long glistening jewel just a short drive off of I-5! I spent more than a year looking for the perfect property to enjoy with my own family and to share with vacationers too, before finding the Harmony Retreat.

As a former community volunteer for the local chamber of commerce, I was well aware of a need for more lodging options as we were regularly asked for recommendations of places to stay around the lake. So I've been happy to offer this unique lodging choice for Mayfield Lake and Mossyrock-area visitors.

The Harmony Retreat is an easy drive from Portland (about 90 minutes), Olympia (about an hour) and Seattle (under 2 hours) and is also just over an hour from White Pass Ski Resort. The Mt. Rainier Visitors Center is less than an hour's drive and there are a variety of activities happening in the area all summer, including steam train rides on weekends in Elbe and Centralia, the famous Loggers Jubilee in August in Morton, the Blueberry Festival in nearby Mossyrock the first weekend in August, farmers markets, and huge flea markets that line the main drag of Packwood on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Enjoy fireworks shows on the lake and in Mossyrock and Randle on 4th of July weekend too!

What makes this house unique

When my very patient realtor showed me this home after we'd viewed dozens of others over many months, I knew it was 'the one'! Located in a quiet, upscale lakefront neighborhood, it's just 2 miles from the main highway (US Hwy. 12/White Pass Scenic Byway) and the town of Mossyrock. Custom-built by its original owners, much care went into the home's construction and its surrounding gardens. Unique architectural features provide a sense of character and class that make this home much more than a 'cabin' or a 'house' -- and so we call it simply the 'Harmony Retreat.'

The large covered outdoor deck has quickly become a favorite relaxing spot for guests, where they can grill on the gas bbq grill, rest on the hammock, read, drink wine, and relax on comfortable chairs while enjoying views of the lake across the street, and the scenic foothills nearby.

Since opening for guests in April 2009, Harmony Retreat has hosted couples celebrating anniversaries, young families considering relocation to this unique rural area, active kayakers and fishing enthusiasts, youth group gatherings, scrapbooking groups, girlfriend getaways, solo retreats, and multigenerational family gatherings. Whether you're a regular visitor to Mayfield Lake looking for a new place to stay, or someone looking for a completely new destination to explore in a pristine, mountain/lake setting not far off the beaten path, we sincerely welcome you to the Harmony Retreat!

Guestbook comments from the owner

So sad to leave this place behind -- we've had an amazing time with a spectacular view and super comfy accommodations. Thank you for your generosity.
Apr 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Silver Creek

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No firearms or fireworks on property; remove shoes in house
  • Guest list & all vehicle info required before key access is given
  • Rental contract is sent separately by email & must be returned by email
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Full bathroom with deep soaking tub
    Guest bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Full bathroom on main floor
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main floor bedroom - 1 double bed , Double bed sleeps 2
    Living Room Sofabed - 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen sofabed in living room sleeps 2
    Additional sleeping choices - 1 single bed , 2 child bed , 1 cot , 1 twin rollaway, 1 portable baby crib, 2 foam mats for kids
    Master bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen bed and twin futon in master
    Open loft - 1 double bed , Double bed in open loft adjacent to master, sleeps 2
  • Sleeps 2 in queen bed plus 1 on twin futon in master, 2 in double bed in main floor bedroom, 2 in double bed in open loft, 2 in queen sofabed, 1 on rollaway, plus pack-and-play for a baby and 2 fold-out thick foam mats for kids.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
1/3-acre property features richly varied naturescaping, with stone paths, a dry creek, garden art, and many whimsical touches. Lovingly created by the original owners through years of dedicated gardening, these grounds are a retreat too, a place to become steeped in nature's beauty, while walking the paths, relaxing on weathered wood chairs on the patio, meditating under a canopy of tree branches, or gazing down from the second floor deck.


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average rating of 4.76 based on 127 reviews

Perfect Cascades get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four spent a week at the property in early June 2017. We lucked upon the most perfect weather as there was no rain the entire week except for the last day, which gave us an excuse to stay inside and be lazy before heading back home. Our teenage son immediately claimed the downstairs bedroom while our younger son thoroughly enjoyed the loft bed. The welcome gift basket was a splendid surprise. We made ourselves quite at home as we ventured out during the week to Mt. Rainier (1 hr drive), Mt. St. Helens (1 hr drive), Olympia, and horseback riding in Elbe! The owner had great communication before and during our stay. I don't think anyone was ready to go home, and I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy to hear that your family enjoyed your week at the Harmony Retreat! It sounds like you settled in and really made it your "home away from home" on your trip to the Pacific Northwest. And now horseback riding in Elbe is on my summer "to do list" too!
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A Wonderful Stay In A Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed at Harmony Retreat for three nights. Upon arrival, we discovered the owner provided a basket of goodies that included a bottle of wine, cheese and crackers - which we thoroughly enjoyed. The owner has certainly has gone the extra mile to provided each and every thing that we needed to prepare all of our meals. The Retreat is very clean and most comfortable. The area was always very quiet while providing a scenic view of Mayfield Lake. The beds are very comfortable. The internet connection and TV reception as well as hot water supply were always more than adequate for our needs. We would most definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 14/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guys Weekend Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend. The house is absolutely perfect. Very close to everything. It had everything we needed and more.

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed the house and had a good weekend there. You guys are welcome back anytime!
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Very satisfied, highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, view of lake, walking distance to community dock, nearby boat launch, clean and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you recommend the place. Hope you can return again sometime!
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Great house, very hospitable hosts

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. They house was clean and everything we could need was there. It was friendly and inviting, and the garden was delightful! I very much appreciated the information folder they left for us. It was a big help. All in all a great place for our little vacation. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 08/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! I'm very blessed with an amazing housekeeper who also does wonderful work on keeping up the gardens. Happy to hear you appreciated the extra touches that we make to welcome our guests!
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Comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay. My daughter lives in Harmony Park. Close and convenient for us to her and her family. Found extras in cupboards on things I forgot to bring. Thoughtful gift basket upon arrival for hungry travelers.

  • Review Submitted: 05/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed the features of the house and that it was convenient to your family too. Feel free to make the Harmony Retreat your "home away from home" when you're back in the area!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Ike Kinswa State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Mayfield Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Mt. Rainier National Park
Car: necessary

Private community dock and boat access.

One hour to Mt. Rainier National Park.

About an hour to White Pass Ski Resort.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$109.78
Additional Guest Fee AU$27.44 per person per night

*Check-in 4 pm or later, check-out by 11 am.
*Use "ASK OWNER A QUESTION" link to ask about LAST MINUTE SPECIALS within 7 days of arrival, or to request a 1-NIGHT rental between other bookings, or for any other questions prior to booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.