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Buchanan's Bunkhouse! Sleeps 12+, Hot Tub House! Mt.Rainier NP @ Park Entrance

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3bd/2 Bath Mountain Bunkhouse! a Spacious Property With All of the Amentities

The ultimate Mt. Rainier Getaway! Opened June 2015.

Recently updated and refurnished, our dream home is now your vacation getaway. The biggest and best property near Mt. Rainier National Park. The properties original A-frame has just been remodeled into an amazing hot tub oasis over looking a new stone fire pit.

SALTWATER HOT TUB!!! Relax after a long day at the mountain in our brand new 7 person, 44 jet hot tub with colorful LED lighting and a waterfall feature and foot massagers! Also, the hot tub is chlorine free! Located in a private open air A frame that is one of a kind! Sit, back and enjoy!

Situated on just shy of two acres and located 200 yards from the Mt. Rainier National Park-Longmire Entrance. Buchanan's Bunkhouse is the biggest and best property for visitors looking for the ultimate Mt. Rainier experience.

Our Lodge-style Bunkhouse sleeps 12 comfortably (maximum 16).

The Bunkhouse boasts 2 master bedrooms with a private jetted tub, 30 foot vaulted pine ceilings and alder plank floors. Old growth cedar lush ferns and alder trees line the property for a camping feel! The grounds also feature a seasonal creek and lawn area. Enjoy a game of horseshoes, sit fireside, sit on one of the spacious decks, or soak in the private indoor jetted-tub. In the winter time enjoy snow-shoeing, tubing, cross country skiing and snow play!

The hot tub house is open-aired A frame, meaning one side is completely open and overlooks the property. It is a one of a kind and is the ultimate way to relax after a day at the mountain!

Being in a densely wooded area, the power tends to go out quite a bit, but no worries, this property includes a automatic standby generator to ensure the power doesn't go out at all during your stay! Peace of mind....

The Bunkhouse features FULLY stocked kitchen kitchen fully equipped with microwave, gas stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffee maker, popcorn maker, toaster, blender, waffle iron, rice cooker, pots & pans, baking dishes, spice rack, serving platters, table linens, and anything else you could possibly need to prepare festive meals for your entire group!

Massages now available on-site! Inquire for pricing

Wedding and Event pricing is available, up to 75 guest, per day for a event, 3 day minimum, contact owner for information!

More Details

Christy Buchanan
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About Christy Buchanan

Looking for a perfect mountain home for our family we came across this awesome home. Previously known as the "Nisqually River Longhouse", then turned into our private residence. With nature at our backdoor we enjoyed walks to the river, hiking at the park in the summer and tubing in the winter time. We are excited to share our mountain home with others and help them create a great vacation!

Christy Buchanan purchased this lodge in 2005

Why Christy Buchanan chose Ashford

Location and Amenities! The largest property and home at he Nisqually entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. Luxury accommodations with attention to details to provide a premium indoor/outdoor experience.

What makes this lodge unique

Location, A-frame hot tub house W/saltwater hot tub, private indoor Jacuzzi, automatic standby generator(so the lights come right back on!) open beam 30' pine ceilings, 2 master bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, indoor/outdoor games, horseshoe pit, large deck, wrap around porch, stone fire pit.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Ashford, Washington

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , jacuzzi , Pine-walled, 2 room bath seperate jetted jacuzzi tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Main Floor. Pine walls, walk in shower with large vanity
  • The upper floor has a relaxing master bathroom with access from both master suites. The adjoining private Jacuzzi room boasts a skylight, pine walls, tile, and glass treatments. The lower floor has a full bathroom with low-rise walk-in shower stall tile floors, and pine wall and ceiling accents.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 1st Master - 1 large double bed , Sliding door with deck access
    2nd Master - 1 large double bed , Jacuzzi access
    Bedroom 3 - 4 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , 2 bunk bed , Pack N' Playt, Sleep N' Go bed, Air Mattresses upon request
    Living Room - 2 sofa bed/futon , 2 futons in living area
  • The first Master Bedroom has 1 Queen bed with luxury bedding, wood furnishings, closet, dresser, vaulted pine ceiling and a sliding glass door leading to large deck with a relaxing space overlooking the property. Our second Master Bedroom has a Queen bed, wood furnishings, vaulted pine ceiling an adjoining private Jacuzzi tub with skylight. The two Master bedrooms are located on the loft-style top floor with a 30+ foot railing that overlooks the main floor. Both rooms have access to a huge lofted deck with built-in seating. Our third room sleeps four comfortably on the main floor. Two pine bunk beds with 4 luxury twin mattresses and bedding, large closet and wood furnishings 2 futons with innerspring mattresses are in the main living area. They could sleep two, but comfortably sleep one each. We sleep 10 comfortably, for additional guests , owner will provide quality air mattresses and bedding
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Firewood available onsite for a fee for outdoor fire pit. On-site massage available, to book a appointment or for information, just contact owner.


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Buchanan's Bunkhouse! Sleeps 12+, Hot Tub House! Mt.Rainier NP @ Park Entrance
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 44 reviews

Relaxing charming get away

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 families including 2 children. There was space for everyone. We were there 2 hot days and never were too warm in the cabin. We brought bikes for the kids and there were very safe streets for them to ride on. Perfect location next to the entrance to the park. Lovely place.

  • Review Submitted: 17/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The Bunkhouse was a blast, probably the best place to stay if you want to enjoy the National Park. Christy was great and easy to work with, if you decide to stay here I recommend contacting her early about getting a massage with her friend Kathleen, she was great and it was totally worth it. It is important to recognize that at peak periods the wait to get in to Mount Rainer can be several hours long, staying here you can sleep in eat a quick breakfast and still get to the park before the line gets long because it takes less than 2 minutes to get there. We got to the park early and were able to get back to the house early. The one draw back to being so close during peak periods is that you are kind of stuck at the house. On Sunday morning we went to Paradise did a hike, went to Narada falls had lunch, and were back to the house by 2:00, the line to get get into the park and thus into the house from the west didn’t dye down until after 4:00 thus we couldn’t go into town to shop or get anything from a store without waiting in the park line to get back to the house. Overall this was an excellent place to stay and we had a blast.

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our Base Camp

  • 4 of 5

The house was great for our group that supported our friends who climbed the mountain. We were able to hike in the park while they climbed. We loved the big dining table and kitchen that was excellently equipped. The unique hot tub was a plus and we took advantage of the fire pit each night. Just wonderful for a big group that is interested in spending time in the park. Beautiful.

The only downside was that there is only one shower in the house, as the upstairs bathroom is just a tub.

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorial Day weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at Buchanan's bunkhouse. The property is beautiful and perfect for a weekend escape from Seattle. Christy was very easy to work with and our group loved how close we were to the Rainier entrance. We can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wintertime Escape

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my wife’s birthday here and were pleased to see that the description and photos matched the bunkhouse completely. The kitchen was well-equipped. We liked the idea of experiencing a salt water hot tub and it did not disappoint. The water was hot and it was quiet and relaxing. We took the room with the spa tub and the bed was comfortable. The location is great, so very close to the entrance of the mountain. And we didn’t notice any noise from the main road nearby. We did do some snowshoeing but we really just wanted to spend time at the house and ended up watching Netflix, putting together a jigsaw puzzle on the huge dining room table, and enjoying the hot tub. Christy was friendly and professional. She gave us advice on where to go to eat in town. We’d love to go back. Hopefully, it will snow next time!

  • Review Submitted: 12/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a well worded review! I'm so happy that you both enjoyed your stay! We look forward to having you back. Life is good, Christy
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property was amazing... more than we hoped for

  • 5 of 5

water, amazing. stay amazing... Will be staying here again!!!

  • Review Submitted: 07/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Highlander Steakhouse
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
State Route 706 E
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Copper Creek Restaurant
Nearest Ski
77 Miles
White Pass
Car: necessary

Mt. Rainier National Park,Paradise Visitor's Center, Longmire Museum, Wilderness Information Center, Christine Falls, Reflection Lake,

Nisqually River, Packwood Flea Market, Recycled Sprits of Iron Museum, Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad, E Z Times Horseback Riding, Ashford County Park and Amphitheater and Tacoma Power Parks.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$68.37
Property Damage Insurance AU$80.68

Liability release and agreement to rental terms and conditions will need to be accepted by Renter at the time of booking. This agreement is to cover any damage, missing items, excessive cleaning, late check out, extra persons or any unforeseen charges that may occur. CSA Travel protection is required for a additional $59, this covers us and you up to $1500 in damage, just in case. Please ask owner for additional deposit options.

Events are based upon a 3 night minimum. Limit of guests is 75. Events are $500 extra to the base price for the day(s) of the event.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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