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Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse

Providing lodging for all climbers, hikers, skiers or anyone visiting the Mount Rainier area. Whether you are climbing with a Guide Service or Independently, hiking in the Alpine Meadows, or just want a place to relax, Whittaker's Motel & Historic Bunkhouse has been the spot since 1990! The Bunkhouse was built in 1912 to house loggers and mill workers in the Ashford Valley. Renovated in 1990 by Lou and Ingrid Whittaker, Whittaker's Motel & Historic Bunkhouse offers lodging in 18 cozy rooms with private baths, or for those seeking a more Hostel-like environment, the Bunk Room sleeps up to 6 people with shared bathroom and shower. Whittaker's Motel & Historic Bunkhouse is located in "downtown" Ashford, a tiny community in the Nisqually Valley. Enjoy the rustic charm of a former logging town with a panoramic view of the foothills of the majestic Mount Rainier, all within walking distance of shops, restaurants, post office and a local Pub. Rainier Mountaineering Inc. Is also based next door at the Whittaker Mounaineering.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Seattle-Tacoma Intl Airport80 km
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All reviews base camp twin beds place to sleep ice cream shop sleeping bag hiking trip less money small bathroom lodging options worked perfectly no tv or phone rooms are clean hot water down the road after a long day short drive park entrance
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

This is a cute place but do not stay in room number 3! The bed was the worst bed we’ve ever slept on and the pillows were none existent! They do have a nice hot tub and it is close To the Park entrance.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank 247LauraM247
Response from WhittakersBH, Manager at Whittaker's Motel and Historic BunkhouseResponded 23 October 2018

Hello Laura, We are sorry the bed was uncomfortable. We are in the process of switching all mattresses out and appreciate you designated which room you stayed in. If you decide to stay again we will give you a 10% discount. All the Best,

Reviewed 9 October 2018

Whittaker's was perfect for our 3 night weekend visit in October. We had a private room and each unit has its own heating unit which was very essential during the cold season. Showers were also hot. The mattress was not the best quality and I...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Anya G
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We had the room in the attic and tilted roof. Not good for big guys but it was okay with us. However, the bed sheets and towels looked old and the bedsheets had tiny black dots, looked scary. Fortunately I brought a spare bedsheet with...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

There are not a lot of options up by Ashford. I was not sure what we should have expected, but I found this in searching for places to stay when visiting Mt. Rainier. It was hot in the area. The Bunkhouse does not have air...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Stayed here before a Mt Rainier summit bid in July 2018. My climbing buddy and I had a room on the 2nd story loft in the back. I estimate that the room temperature was 85F degrees all night, even with French doors and window wide...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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"Depends greatly on your needs"
14 Jul 2018
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"Room one is spacious and quiet."
5 Sep 2017
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"Ask for a room near the back as highway traffic can be noisy at times"
30 Aug 2017
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"Be prepared for lots of morning activity as the climbers get ready to summit!"
18 Aug 2016
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US$75 - US$76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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