Almost Paradise Lodging - B & B - Cabins - Guest Houses

201 Osborn Rd., Ashford-Mt. Rainier, Washington 98304
Innkeeper(s): Carol Kirsten
  • Introduction

    Almost Paradise Lodging at Ashford-Mt. Rainier in Washington offers private lodging, cabins, relaxing vacation cabin rentals, and unique lodge bed and breakfast inn accommodations just minutes from Mount Rainier National Park and a leisurely drive to Mount St Helens. Mt Rainier is the perfect Washington State travel destination for a mountain vacation retreat, holiday, romantic honeymoon trip, wedding anniversary, birthday gift, engagement proposal, romantic getaway, or any special celebration.

    For a nightly or weekly accommodation, Almost Paradise Lodging is the ideal vacation rental to be used as your base camp for your adventure, vacation, vacation package, extended stay, or romantic weekend getaway. We are centrally located to many attractions. Mt Rainier is nature at its finest where you can view wildlife, hike, climb, snow shoe, cross country ski, or just take pleasure in a quiet picnic. Take day trips to Mt St Helens active volcano, the Seattle Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Puget Sound, West Coast Pacific Ocean beaches, Olympic National Park and rain forest, Yakima and the Eastern Washington wineries. Experience Washington and visit Rainier!

    Just off the beaten path and nestled amidst ten acres of towering evergreen forest, this Pacific Northwest North Cascade mountain retreat offers exclusive guest houses and cabins which afford quiet natural beauty. Each guest house and cabin is a tranquil haven with its own private hot tub, one with a private sauna, fireplace, kitchen, picnic area with campfire pit and much more. Relax with a pampering in-room massage in the comfort and privacy of your own cabin or guest house at Mt. Rainier.

    Almost Paradise Lodging caters to our guests who desire privacy, tranquility, quality and hospitality in a secluded mountain setting. Almost Paradise Lodging at Mt. Rainier is open year round and offers private cabin and guest house accommodations that are among the finest near Mount Rainier National Park. The unique country guest houses and cabins are self-catering independent stays that offer the hospitality of a bed and breakfast inn. Almost Paradise, catering to and designed with couples in mind, has been recommended by The Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest, a romantic travel guide.

    Come to Almost Paradise ~ the perfect place to pause and relax at Mt Rainier.

  • Adventures

    Mt. Rainier is ideal for adventures at a variety of energy levels. Almost Paradise Lodging is the perfect place to begin and end your adventures!


    • In-room massage
    • Horse back riding
    • Biking
    • Hiking
    • Back packing
    • Snow shoeing
    • Sledding
    • Fishing
    • Nature watching
    • Mountain climb
    • Rock climb
    • Cross country ski
    • Massage therapy
    • Hot tub
    • Sauna picnic
    • Steam train ride

    Relaxing Adventures:

    At Almost Paradise Lodging, each cabin and guest house has its own private and not-shared special amenities, 24 hours a day!

    • Private jacuzzi hot tub
    • Private sauna (Sunrise Guest House)
    • Private fireplace
    • Private picnic table
    • Private b-b-q
    • Private campfire pit
    • Private forest setting
    • Privacy

    In-room Massage

    For our guests' convenience and added comfort, we are pleased to offer in-room massages allowing you to relax with a pampering massage session in the comfort and privacy of your own cabin or guest house. One of the area's premier massage therapists offers three styles of massage.

    • In-room massage therapy
    • Swedish body massage therapy
    • Relaxation massage therapy
    • Deep tissue massage therapy
    • Advance massage appointment encouraged

    Phone: 360.569.2540 for massage therapist's contact information

    Make Your Own Adventures

    A variety of sports and play equipment is available for rent at Whittaker Mountaineering in Ashford.

    A partial list of rental items:

    • Snowshoe Package
    • Ski Package
    • Snowboard Package
    • Snow Tubes
    • Hiking Boots
    • Tire Chains

    Guided Adventures

    Almost Paradise suggests the following guide services for great Mt. Rainier adventures!

    EZ Times Horse Rental

    • Horse back riding
    • Carriage rides
    • Elbe Area

    Phone: 360.569.2449

    Summit Mt. Rainier

    • Climbing school and seminars   

    Phone: 360.569.2609

    Rainier Mountaineering Inc. (RMI)

    • Summit Mt. Rainier
    • Climbing schools and seminars

    Phone: 360.569.2227

    Loosen Tense Muscles, Reduce Stress, Rejuvenate Your Body

    Treat yourself and/or a companion to a special massage or spa treatment.

    • Stormking Spa
    • Massage therapy
    • Aromatherapy Swedish body massage
    • Aromatherapy facial massage
    • Hot stone massage
    • Spa treatments
    • Salt glow body polish
    • Seaweed body wrap
    • Moroccan body wrap
    • Hand and feet treatment
    • Therapeutic soaking bath
    • Single or couples massage

    Phone: 360.569.2964

    Treat Yourself and Your Companion to a Special Dinner Out!

    Copper Creek Restaurant

    • Old fashioned dining

    Phone: 360.569.2326

    Alexander's Restaurant

    • Casual dining

    Phone: 360.569.2323

    Surprise your Special Someone!

    Have a gift of love delivered to your cabin or guest house

    Dawn's Floral and Gifts

    • Fresh flowers
    • Gift
    • Fruit
    • Gourmet baskets

    Phone: 800.840.5804

    Chug Across Spectacular Bridges, Clickety-clack Through Lush Forests on a Vintage Steam Train

    Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad

    • Steam train ride

    Phone: 888.783.2611

    View Northwest wildlife in their natural habitat. A treasure for wildlife enthusiasts. A park for all seasons. Real. Wild. Life.

    Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

    • 615-acre park
    • Home to more than 200 North American animals
    • Tram ride

    Phone: 360.832.6117

    Visit Mt. Rainier's Unique and Talented Local Artist Studios

    Recycled Spirits

    • Ex-Nihilo (something created out of nothing) Sculpture Park

    Phone: 360.569.2280

    Ashford Creek Pottery

    • Pottery studio offering hand thrown porcelain and stoneware

    Phone: 360.569.2933

    Supplies for Your Great Mt. Rainier Adventure!

    Sports gear is available for your:

    • Hiking
    • Climbing
    • Snow shoeing
    • Snow boarding
    • Cross country skiing
    • Sledding
    • Snow tubing action adventure 

    Whittaker Mountaineering

    Purchase or rent sports equipment or clothing and snow tire chains

    Phone: 800.238.5756

    Helpful Links to Assist You in Planning Your Adventures During Your Stay at Almost Paradise Lodging near Mt. Rainier, Ashford, Washington:

    • Mount Rainier National Park,
    • Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad,
    • Recycled Spirits,
    • Northwest Trek Wildlife Park,
    • Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument,
    • Pacific Crest Trail Association,
    • Washington State Dept. of Transportation,
    • Washington State Lodging & Travel Guide,
    • Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife,
    • Washington State Parks,
    • Gifford Pinchot National Forest,
    • Mount Tahoma Trails Association,
    • Whittaker Mountaineering,
    • International Mountain Guides (IMG),
    • Rainier Mountaineering Inc. Guides (RMI),
    • Washington State Ferries,
    • Victoria British Columbia Ferries,
    • Museum of Glass,
    • Museum of Flight,
  • Attractions

    Almost Paradise Lodging near Ashford, Washington is just minutes from Mount Rainier National Park and is centrally located to many attractions. The following driving times from Almost Paradise are approximate and may vary:

    Mt. Rainier National Park:

    8 minutes to park entrance

    • Nature at its finest
    • Hiking
    • Back packing
    • Climbing
    • Snow shoeing
    • Cross country skiing
    • Sledding
    • Photography
    • Wildlife
    • Picnic
    • Longmire Paradise
    • Sunrise
    • Mount Rainier!

    Ashford area:

    4 to 8 minutes

    • Dining
    • Espresso
    • Gift shops
    • Artist studios
    • Rentals
    • Shuttle
    • Massage therapy
    • Stores
    • Gas
    • Services


    15 minutes

    • Recycled Spirits Sculpture Park
    • Historic Elbe Kirche
    • Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad
    • Steam train ride
    • Dinner train
    • Alder Lake
    • Fishing
    • Boating
    • Dining


    20 minutes

    • Mineral Lake
    • Fishing
    • Boating


    1/2 hour

    • Riffe Lake
    • Fishing
    • Boating
    • Loggers Jubilee
    • Dining
    • Stores
    • Groceries
    • Gas
    • Services


    1/2 hour

    • Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
    • Old time Roxy Theater
    • Dining
    • Espresso
    • Gift shops
    • Stores
    • Groceries
    • Gas
    • Services


    1/2 to 1 hour

    • Dining
    • Groceries
    • Gift shops
    • Swap meets
    • Gas


    1 1/2 hours

    • Western Washington Fair
    • Daffodil Festival
    • Puyallup Antique District
    • Multi-services


    1 1/2 hours

    • Museum of Glass
    • Chihuly Bridge of Glass
    • Washington State History Museum
    • Tacoma Art Museum
    • Union Station
    • Point Defiance Park and Aquarium
    • Tacoma Dome
    • Narrows Bridge
    • Pantages Theater
    • Emerald Queen Casino
    • Multi-services

    Sea-Tac International Airport:

    1 1/2 hours


    2 hours

    • Pike Place Market
    • Space Needle
    • Seattle Science Center
    • Museum of Flight
    • Convention Center
    • Experience Music Project
    • Seattle Waterfront
    • Woodland Park Zoo
    • SAFECO Field
    • Qwest Field
    • University of Washington
    • Ferry to Vancouver Island
    • BC
    • Multi-services


    1 1/2 hours

    • Emerald Downs Race Track
    • Super Mall
    • Multi-services


    1 1/2 hours

    • Washington State Capital
    • Washington State Capital Museum
    • Yashiro Japanese Gardens
    • Multi-services


    1 1/2 hours

    • Centralia Square
    • Annex Antique Mall
    • Multi-services


    1 1/2 to 2 hours

    • Eastern Washington Wineries
    • Multi-services

    Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument:

    1 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours

    • Windy Ridge
    • Coldwater Ridge Visitor Center
    • Johnston Ridge Observatory

    Port Angeles:

    3 1/2 to 4 hours

    • Olympic Peninsula
    • Olympic National Park
    • Hurricane Ridge
    • Ferry to Vancouver Island
    • BC
    • Multi-services


    3 1/2 to 4 hours

    • Gateway to the San Juan Islands

    West Coast/Pacific Ocean Beaches:

    3 to 3 1/2 hours

    • Salt water fishing
    • Clam digging
    • Kite flying
    • Beach walking

    Portland, OR:

    3 hours

    • Portland International Airport
    • Multi-services
  • Directions

    Almost Paradise is a world apart where you can relax, view a starlit night, and listen to the quiet. Or if you do hear something, it may be the hoot of an owl at dusk, the serenade of frogs croaking in the spring, the bugling of elk in the fall, the howling of coyotes at night, or the birds singing the advent of spring. The only year round open entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park, Ashford, is just a short drive of less than three hours from almost any Northwest location. Almost Paradise Lodging is located approximately two miles off the main highway, which affords a very quiet and peaceful setting.

    From: Seattle Sea-Tac Airport to Ashford Mt. Rainier

    1. South on I-5 to exit 127
    2. East on Hwy. 512 (towards Puyallup)
    3. Take 2nd exit (Mt. Rainier exit)
    4. Turn right (this is Pacific Av./Hwy. 7)
    5. Stay on Hwy. 7 to Elbe
    6. At Elbe the road will curve and change to 706 E.
    7. Follow 706 E. to Ashford*

    From: Bellevue to Ashford Mt. Rainier

    1. South on Hwy. 405 to Hwy. 167
    2. South on Hwy. 167 to Hwy. 161
    3. South on Hwy. 161 through Eatonville to Hwy. 7
    4. South on Hwy. 7 to Elbe
    5. At Elbe the road will curve and change to 706 E.
    6. Follow 706 E. to Ashford*

    From: Portland to Ashford Mt. Rainier

    1. North I-5 to exit 68
    2. East on Hwy. 12 to Morton
    3. North on Hwy. 7 to Elbe
    4. Turn right on 706 E.
    5. Follow 706 E. to Ashford*

    From: Olympia to Ashford Mt. Rainier

    1. Hwy. 510 to Yelm
    2. Hwy. 510 ends and changes to Hwy. 507
    3. Continue straight through town on Hwy. 507 to McKenna
    4. At McKenna turn right onto Hwy. 702 to Hwy. 7
    5. Turn right onto Hwy. 7
    6. Hwy. 7 to Elbe
    7. At Elbe the road will curve and change to 706 E.
    8. Follow 706 E. to Ashford*

    From: Yakima to Ashford Mt. Rainier (year round)

    1. West on Hwy. 12 to Morton
    2. North on Hwy. 7 to Elbe
    3. Turn right on 706 E.
    4. Follow 706 E. to Ashford*

    * Supplemental directions to Almost Paradise will be included in your confirmation.