Experience The West's Natural Majesty
Located less than 50 miles from our hotel, Mount Rainier is a Washington State landmark. Rising to 14,000 feet above sea level, this active volcano dominates the surrounding national park, where you will find much more to explore than mountainous terrain, including six major rivers, an ancient forest, and wildflower meadows. Our Mount Rainier hotel gives you access to Washington's most famous park.
Hike Wonderland Trail
Established in 1905, the Wonderland Trail has wound through the park for more than 100 years. The 93-mile footpath encircles the mountain, providing stunning views of the mountain and surrounding primeval forest. See Mount Rainier's changing face. It presents dramatically different profiles as you circle the peak. In the early decades of the 20th Century, park rangers, the Mountaineers Club of Seattle, and the Boy Scouts of America were the first to blaze through the Wonderland Trail, developing it for recreational use. It was named "Wonderland" to attract tourists to its scenic natural beauty.
You may stumble upon ancient history at Mount Rainier. Six Native American tribes lived in the vicinity of Mount Rainier: the Nisqually, Puyallup, Squaxin Island, Muckleshoot, Yakama, and Cowlitz. From archaeological evidence, we know that people lived in the valleys near the mountain as early as 15,000 to 10,000 years ago. Tribes used the area to gather berries, medicinal plants, and other resources. The mountain remains important to the tribes to this day. When you visit Mount Rainier, you are discovering an area that has been important to human civilization for eons.
A visit to our hotel near Mt. Rainier gives you access to stunning scenery, ancient forests, and Washington's quintessential natural beauty.