Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park

Lodging & Dining

Due to a two-summer, planned rehabilitation, the Paradise Inn will be closed, but the National Park Inn is open year-round. Because of limited space, book as far in advance as possible, especially in summer. Package plans are available from mid-May to mid-June. The National Park Inn at Longmire offers winter packages from November through April. Only guests with reservations (Fri.—Sun.) are able to access Longmire until road repairs are completed. Guests with reservations meet a shuttle van in Ashford to be conveyed to and from the Inn via the park's service road. Contact Mt. Rainier Guest Services, Inc., P.O. Box 108, Ashford, WA 98304; call (360) 569-2275, www.guestservices.com/rainier. The reservations office is open daily from May 1 to October 1, and Monday through Friday from October to April. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Major credit cards and traveler's checks are accepted at both lodges.)

Paradise Inn

Built in 1917 and currently undergoing extensive renovations, this massive wooden lodge is on the National Register of Historic Places and is part of the park's National Historic Landmark District. The Inn is expected to reopen in the summer of 2008.

National Park Inn

Nestled in the forest at Longmire, the Inn was completely renovated in 1990 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Accommodations include 25 rooms, two of which are accessible to visitors with disabilities and 17 of which have private baths. The Inn's general store is located in a vintage 1911 log cabin nearby. The north porch offers a stunning view of Mount Rainier at sunset. 

It is open year-round and features a dining room, a general store and winter cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals. Overnight guests are served afternoon tea in the cozy guest lounge featuring an oversized stone fireplace. There are pay phones in the lobby, but no phones or TVs in the guest-rooms. This is a nonsmoking facility. Call (360) 569-2275 or visit www.guestservices.com/rainier. -

Dining: A charming, family-style dining room complements the outstanding menu and service. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served. Dress is casual and no reservations are required. (Major credit cards accepted.)

OTHER SERVICES

Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center

The center's fast food snack bar offers hot dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches and drinks. It is open daily from May through September and is open weekends and holidays from October through April. This is a nonsmoking facility. (Major credit cards are accepted.) -

Sunrise Day Lodge

The lodge's cafeteria serves hamburgers, hot dogs, chili and snacks. It is open from early July to early September. This is a nonsmoking facility (cash only). -

Lodging is also available in surrounding communities. Please contact the Mount Rainier Visitors Association at (877) 617-9950 (toll-free); the Enumclaw Area Chamber of Commerce at (360) 825-7666; or the Seattle Visitors Bureau at (206) 461-5840 for more information.