Escape the City Not the Comforts - Explore Amazing Natural Beauty Just an Hour from Seattle

Fall is the Best Kept Secret in the Mountains:     Once Labor Day is over and the summer crowds are gone is one of the best times to visit - the Fall Colors are stunning at Mount Rainier; less bugs and crowds then in the summer months but with warm, sunny days and cool nights perfect for sleeping .  Avoid the weekend and summer crowds and save in the process!   Learn more.   

Fall Colors: Come up here for gorgeous Fall colors.  In fact, Chinook Pass is known for some of the best colors in the state.  Vine maples, huckleberry bushes and larch produce an incredible display.  Larch (or Tamarack) is actually unique to Washington and is only found in the Chinook and White Pass areas among other evergreen trees.  It is actually golden in color, and visible until much of the other color is gone.  Just so you know, the Chinook Scenic Byway is the ONLY highway in Washington that’s both a scenic byway and an All American Road—it’s that beautiful.  Click here to read more about this highway.  Make sure to visit the photo gallery!

The Perfect Mount Rainier Getaway  We are the closest accomodation to the Sunrise entrance to Mount Rainier.  This is the higher elevation visitor's center in the park and the start of some of the BEST and Most popular hikes.  We are also the area's only lodging with both a heated pool and hot tub, plus we have a recreation lodge and recreation field with tons of games for good old fashioned outdoor family fun.  Stay in a charming chalet suite ~ our romantic Hawthorne Cabin or our newly renovated Tahoma Cabin .  All accommodations have fireplaces, kitchens, satellite television & more.  Our small resort is tucked in the national forest, just 1 mile from the entrance to Mount Rainier.

More Than Just a Ski Destination.  Crystal Mountain has a ton to offer even when the snow is gone and the lifts are closed.  The Gondola takes you to the top of the mountain for breathtaking views of Mount Rainier.  You can hike the trails; go horseback riding or even play disk golf!  

Dog-friendly suites. We are super pet friendly with half of our suites set up so your 4-legged friend can also enjoy our little bit of paradise. Advance reservations required. Click here for details.

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