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Private 5 Acres in Packwood, close to Cowlitz River, Mt. Rainer & White Pass.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,404 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bd/2 BT, Sleeps 6 Plus RV Hook Up On 5 Acres with Mt. Views & Private Creek

Home is 1400+ sqft with a large master bed/bath (Qn. bed) with lots of space. Second bedroom has a bunk bed (Twin/Full) and room for one on the floor and TV. Living room includes a Queen pull out couch with memory foam topper. Additional sitting room "sun room" to hang out and visit, eat or play games. All new stainless kitchen appliances. Want to invite some friends with their RV? We have a full hook-up. We also have bikes available for use during your stay, along with a fire pit. Covered parking for up to three vehicles. Wood provided for fire pit and wood stove. Includes free high speed Internet.

Kim Grenfell
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Kim Grenfell

This property is very special to our family as we all enjoy the mountains and getting outdoors. My husband John and I both grew up in Hood River, OR and wanted our kids to experience the outdoors and small town experience. Packwood has delivered all this and more. We hope you too will visit this special place and all it has to offer.

Kim Grenfell purchased this house in 2005

Why Kim Grenfell chose Packwood

We wanted to be in the mountains and love being located so close to Mt. Rainer and White Pass Ski Resort were both of our children, and many friends and family, have learned to ski.

What makes this house unique

The first time we drove into Packwood and looked up at Mt. Rainer we fell in love. We knew within the first 5 minutes of walking our property with Hinkle Tinkle creek running through it, the beautiful view of Goat Rocks Johnson Peak and the short proximity to Cowlitz River, Mt. Rainer and White Pass Ski Resort that we had to have it.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Packwood, Washington

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1404 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Main Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Two full bathrooms: Master includes soaking tub, two sinks and shower. Main bath includes shower and one sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Guest Bedroom - 1 bunk bed , Twin/Full
    Living Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen with memory foam topper
  • Master bedroom has a queen size bed with memory form topper and master bathroom. Guest room offers sleeping for three in beds (bunk bed with Twin/Full) and could have one additional on the floor. Living room has a queen sleeper sofa with a memory foam topper.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • snowmobiling


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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Private 5 Acres in Packwood, close to Cowlitz River, Mt. Rainer & White Pass.
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 24 reviews
Redmond, Washington

A real gem so close to White Pass

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing and I really wish we could come back in summer to enjoy it in full :)

Kim is an amazing host! Very responsive and caring, was real pleasure dealing with her.

We have really appreciated all the board games the house is stoked with, access to Netflix (to sate our kids desire for family movies) as well as very kind and quite unique detail of providing very good coffee :) I believe it was from local roaster (Mountain Goat Coffee) and it was superb!

The kitchen is very well stocked and you can tell that owners enjoy spending time there and have everything one might desire.

  • Review Submitted: 29/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrei, thank you so much for taking the time to provide us this kind review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back soon. Warm Regards, Kim
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Cute and Charming

  • 5 of 5

Very cute and clean. Lots of board games provided for some much needed family unplugged time. Close to Whitepass. The wood burning stove made for a great atmosphere. The owner was quick to respond with our questions and did a follow up call to make sure we were all set.

  • Review Submitted: 27/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what we anticipated for the price

  • 2 of 5

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me... I'll avoid this rental at this price in the future, even though I know that now I could find it at night (no lights on, house number not visible from street, no sign on access street). Couldn't get in to the property using the provided instructions (in total darkness). Wasn't even sure it was the right property. Lots of little things that added up to a less than excellent experience in a double-wide mobile home: poor lighting in master bedroom (no light for reading for either side of bed), no headboard. Difficult to understand/use thermostat, chopped up floor plan, carpeting under toilet (!), no cutting board. It may not have been the worst VRBO experience I have had, but definitely not worth the price, either.

  • Review Submitted: 08/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Camille, I wanted to apologize again for the issues you experienced at check-in. As I had mentioned when assisting you over the phone with our back up check-in, the service provider of our door lock/thermostat system updated their platform and we were not aware of any issues until your arrival. We are working to get this resolved along with the thermostat issues. We do appreciate your feedback on the lighting at the front door and are in the process of installing a motion detecting light for our future guests. As for the lighting in the master, there is a light (and switch) built in to the headboard. And we most definitely have a cutting board and I sorry you were not able to locate it. Regards, Kim
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Great little house in the woods

  • 4 of 5

Three of us stayed for three nights. Great little house. Very well equipped and tastefully decorated. Very private, but only a short drive from the business section of Packwood.

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joe, so glad you all enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you will visit again in the future. Thanks, Kim
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Great for ski getaway

  • 4 of 5

We came to ski at White Pass for three days. Had a great stay at this property. Plenty of space for a family of four. It's in a very private location, with very little road noise and no neighbors. We didn't mind being disconnected from cell or wifi for a few days. Cozy beds, clean cabin. The kitchen is a good size, and well stocked with nearly every utensil, pan, dish, etc. that you might need. Nice to have the carport during rainy weather. The sun room and outdoor space would be great in the summer time. The owner is very responsive to needs or concerns. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 21/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Was very fun!

  • 5 of 5

Great property really a dream really close to the slopes!

  • Review Submitted: 12/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kyle, thank you again for choosing Hinkle Tinkle for your stay. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope you visit us again in the future. Kim
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Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Cruisers Pizza
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
White Pass Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Hinkle Tinkle Hideaway is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and simply enjoy the great outdoors on your own beautiful and very private 5 acres with all the amenities of home. We are located 4.5 miles from town and surrounded by Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Enjoy the mountain views, the properties seasonal creek, take a walk to Cowlitz River or just enjoy a nap a hammock.

If you are more of the adventures type you can pack a picnic and head 13 miles south to Mt. Rainer National Forest for endless hikes and sight seeing. Or head northeast approximately 35 miles to Mt. St. Helens National Monument. There is many local hikes including Packwood lake. Love the snow? White Pass Ski Resort is home to Steve and Phil Mahre, former World Cup alpine ski racer, and the perfect place for skiers of all levels/ages. White Pass features slopeside lodging at the Village Inn, on-site Child Care, multiple dining options, full-service Learning, Nordic, Rental & Retail Centers, all found in a relaxed family atmosphere. Leave the city behind and escape to White Pass!

Visitors from all over the world visit the Packwood area to enjoy activities like hiking, hunting, fishing, bird and wildlife watching, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and camping. Summer events include two of the largest flea markets (labor and memorial day weekends), an exhibition, Hotrod Car Show, music, craft shows, and several BBQ's. The Christmas festival, Winter Carnival (White Pass), and a Snowmobile Hill Climb keep us busy in the winter.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$101.74
Damage Deposit AU$678.25

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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