Overview of Nanook's Retreat- Pet & Kid Friendly Rustic Cabin w/ AC, Wifi, and Retro Gaming!

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2 bedrooms, Internet, linens
Fridge, microwave, stovetop, coffee/tea maker
Fridge, microwave, stovetop, coffee/tea maker

Entire cabin

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 7

4.7/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPackwood Lake Trailhead22 min drive
    Popular LocationTatoosh South Trailhead33 min drive
    Popular LocationThree Peaks Trailhead33 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 7
576 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
    1 sleep sofa/futon
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
    1 twin/single bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Nanook's Retreat- Pet & Kid Friendly Rustic Cabin w/ AC, Wifi, and Retro Gaming!

Riverfront cabin with kitchen and balcony
We are so glad to potentially be hosting you at Nanook's Retreat! We strive for all of our guests to have the best possible experience while visiting the cabin and the surrounding area of Packwood, White Pass/Mt. Rainier. THINGS TO KNOW: There is no oven in the cabin. There is a stovetop inside and on the gas grill, a microwave, instantpot, and a toaster oven for cooking. The provided fridge is a mini fridge, please be prepared to use a cooler if you require more space. The main cabin has an AC unit in the bed nook, the detached bedroom does not have AC. We have a security camera mounted to the top of the stairs facing out. You'll be recorded as you come and go. If you're uncomfortable with this, please get in touch before your booking so that we can make an alternative arrangement. We do not offer free stays in exchange for social media posts or photos. We appreciate your interest, but the volume of requests is overwhelming. Check-in time is 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Please inquire 24 hours prior to your arrival for the availability of an early arrival or 24 hours prior to your departure for a later departure with our hospitality staff - contact information provided in our cabin welcome book (within the cabin and on your welcome letter that will be messaged to you prior to your arrival). Tenant is expected to complete basic check-out procedures listed in the “Nanook's Retreat Welcome Book” located in the cabin upon your departure. Nanook's Retreat does provide limited firewood (when available). If you wish to use the wood stove or burn a campfire and there is no wood on site, you can purchase bundles of wood at Blanton's Supermarket. If you wish to use the propane firepit during a burn ban or on the porch please either bring propane(regular 5 gallon) or plan to refill the provided tank. A regular 5 gallon propane tank will last about one long evening of firepit use, you may refill it at the Chevron or Mobil Stations for about $2.50/gallon. Please DO NOT cook anything other than marshmallows over the propane pit or throw trash in to it. Items that fall into the pit will not burn off and will stay inside it requiring it to either be cleaned or replaced. There is RV Space and hookups available for use during your stay for an additional fee on the property. This must be requested and the fee paid 24 hours previous to your arrival. Being located in High Valley Park’s HOA means that our guests have the option to use the High Valley Country Club’s outdoor pool or golf course. You must contact us 24 hours prior to wanting to use these facilities in order for permissions to be granted for you as our guest, no late requests can be honored. The fees which will be paid directly to the country club are $10/guest per day for the pool and $20/guest per day for the golf course. Additional blankets are with each bed and the sofabed extra bedding is under the chaise part of the sofa. Outdoor Area- The front deck has ample seating that can be used both on the porch and below at the wood fire pit. The propane fire pit on the deck is available for your use but you are responsible for providing the propane. Please feel free to use the gas grill as well, do not remove the propane from the gas grill to use for the propane fire pit. You may sit on the large deck storage bins as well. There is a trail through the backyard, feel free to check it out at any point. Indoor Area- The off deck bedroom has a TV, a emulator game system, some coloring books and crayons, some board games, deck of cards, dice, and a baby monitor. Under the Double bed is the wire dog kennel, dog bed, and plastic tote containing dog supplies for those traveling with pets. The main cabin kitchen comes with a stove top, microwave, toaster oven, coffeemaker, instantpot, blender, mini-fridge, utensils, dishes, and various other items needed for cooking. If you need to know if a specific item is supplied please do not hesitate to ask. The bathroom has a stand up shower stall, full washer & dryer, sink, and toilet. Please let the washing machine open after you are done using it. This helps prevent any mildew in a front loaded machine. There are a few toiletries provided should you forget any of your own. The first aid kit is under the bathroom sink. The broom and mop, should you need them, are located in the bathroom as well. The main living area of the cabin has a TV with a smart DVD player with Netflix and Prime video included for guests; a wood stove that can be used when a burn ban is not in place; a convertible couch that turns in to a queen sized bed (the bedding is under the lift-able chaise and the backrest cushions zip off for more space if needed), an electric recliner; TV trays for additional table space; a dining table; Bluetooth rechargeable speaker; and a coat/shoe rack with towels for use on the floor and animals. The bedroom nook containing the queen bed has some closet storage and a hiking backpack for tenants use during their stay. There is a nightlight/USB/universal charger combo plugged in in both the main a cabin and additional bedroom for tenants use. The only section of the property off limits is the under the home locked storage and locked bins on the deck. Please feel to explore all unlocked cabinets, underneath of beds, and the yard. We want “You” and each of our guests to be confident in knowing that all of us here at Nanook's Retreat are  attempting to do our part in helping our guests and cabin staff to stay as safe and as healthy as we possibly can!  The cabin staff has diligently been cleaning and disinfecting the cabin, and cabin grounds.  If anyone on staff is either running a temperature or feeling sick, we do not come to the cabin, we stay home to avoid potentially getting each other sick as well as our guests!  As Lewis County has now moved into phase 2, the cabin staff has been cleaning, disinfecting the cabin in preparations for reopening our accommodations for all of our guests.  For continued  success, Nanook's Retreatwill require the need for proactive cooperation of owners, hospitality staff and guests all working together in a joint effort to potentially prevent or slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019/SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) • We have developed the “Nanook's Retreat Slow The Spread” plan based off of available guidelines and data from the Center Of Disease Control (CDC), the State of Washington, Lewis County and their respective health Departments, S.T.V.R (short term vacation rental owner forums), Airbnb, VRBO, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Opening Up America Again; guidelines, protocols and advisements • We are able to implement and follow through with this plan for Nanook's Retreat (with all of our guest’s continued cooperation) • We all can successfully maintain the “Nanook's Retreat” plan together as our staff continuously searches for revisions’ to the plan through their daily experiences, your input and suggestions, CDC guideline/protocol suggestions or other updated information/data that is released concerning proper or effective cleaning/disinfecting.  As new advisements/techniques become available or suggested for the attempts to reduce the risk of exposure or spreading of the COVID-19 virus (as well as other viruses), we will be updating our guidelines and protocols for the cabin cleaning and disinfecting.  Cleaning and disinfecting have been two of the most important parts of reopening the cabin safely for everyone. We encourage each of our guests to help slow the spread of the virus by supporting the practice and actively participating in social distancing and prevention hygiene; such as frequently washing your hands and to consider wearing face coverings if and whenever possible when you are out and about in the community. We ask each of our guests to take an active role in making sure our Packwood community remains as safe as possible.  The Packwood community is not only a very popular and growing tourist community; but it also is the permanent home to a very large retired/elderly part-time/full-time resident population. We thank you very much for your compassion and understanding for the resident’s and local community’s health and safety. The virus that causes COVID-19 can be killed if you use the right products. EPA has compiled a list of disinfectant products that can be used against COVID-19, including ready-to-use sprays, concentrates, and wipes. Each product we use in our “Nanook's Retreat Slow The Spread” and around the cabin for disinfecting has been shown to be effective against viruses that are harder to kill than viruses like the one that causes COVID-19.  Our goal for the implementation of our plan is to create the safest atmosphere we can within and outside of the cabin.  Our cleaning and 2 step disinfection process begins with general cleaning using products with disinfectant properties and is followed up with a final disinfectant fogging process (using a plant based EPA list “N” disinfectant) after the majority of our cleaning staff has exited the cabin and prior to your arrival. Nanook's Retreat is currently using EPA approved disinfecting EPA list “N” chemical cleaning products and then finalizing with a “plant based only” disinfectant fogging in our current cleaning/disinfecting protocol.  If you have any questions concerning the products being used, please refer to our “Cleaning and Disinfecting Products Used” page in the welcome book. “Nanook's Retreat” staff and owners do not enter the cabin if they are sick, running a fever or have been in contact with someone who has been sick or is running a fever.  Owners and staff will practice self-isolation in their own home if they are sick, running a temperature or have been exposed to ANYONE that has been sick or running a temperature.  We here at Nanook's Retreat value the importance of your health as we value ours. 
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cabin offer fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers. Televisions come with DVD players, video-game consoles, and Netflix.

Recreational amenities at the cabin include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Rachel Grimm
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Snowboarding and cross-country skiing nearby
  • Ski lift privileges


  • Outdoor pool
  • Shared/communal pool


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor


  • Refrigerator (mini)
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Toaster oven
  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services
  • Video game console
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Yard


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • Next to a golf course
  • In the mountains

Things to do

  • Golf privileges
  • Fishing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby

Safety features

  • First aid kit


  • Sleeps 7
  • Unit size: 576 sq ft (54 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a first aid kit

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

About this area


Located in Packwood, this cabin is next to a golf course and on a river. Tatoosh South Trailhead and Packwood Lake Trailhead are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Mount Rainier National Park and Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Packwood Lake Trailhead - 22 min drive
  • Tatoosh South Trailhead - 33 min drive
  • Three Peaks Trailhead - 33 min drive
  • Lily Basin Trailhead - 84 min drive
  • Lily Basin Stock Trailhead - 92 min drive


  • Cruiser's Pizza — 10 min drive
  • Classic Cafe — 10 min drive
  • Hancock Wildlife Art Gallery — 10 min drive
  • Blue Spruce Saloon — 10 min drive
  • Mountain Goat Coffee Roaster and Bakery — 10 min drive
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Rating 5 - Excellent. 11 out of 14 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Home away from home!
It was so helpful to have a pet-friendly property like this. No carpet, a nice big crate with a bed, a gate and leash hooks for prepping them for walks, and plenty of room in the yard for them to stay interested. This was our first vacation with them, and we can only hope we will find another place like this. We didn't expect or look for all those things in our place, but it made such a difference!

4/5 Good

Cozy getaway cabin
This cabin was a cozy place which had everything that I needed for a short get-away not too far from Mount Rainier National Park.

5/5 Excellent

What an adorable cabin with everything you need
This cabin was adorable and the front porch is large and a great spot for winding down. Inside the cabin has everything you need to relax and enjoy.

5/5 Excellent

Great place! Very cute!
Owner is very receptive and communicative. Great!

3/5 Okay

Cute cabin, but won’t be back.
We brought our 7 and 10 year old to get some fresh air and get away from it all. White Pass was closed but we were hoping for more to do..ie hikes, walks, etc. We did find the river access, thanks to friendly neighbors, but no luck on other outdoor activities. We feel the host could have been more helpful with such ideas, but was not when we reached out. The trail in the backyard is more like a dog run. Not a trail that leads anywhere. If you are looking for a few lazy days of reading and board games, this is a great spot. The retro video game system did not work for us/glitched every few mins. Looking for more? I’d head elsewhere.

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