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Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse

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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Stayed here during a spontaneous weekend ski trip. So affordable! Less than $100 (winter) a night got us a single room that was cute and clean, with Wi-Fi and hot tub. Only complaint was how hot the room got- tried to turn down the heat but it never seemed to shut off. Love the
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Response from WhittakersBH, Owner at Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for the wonderful review! We hope you'll come back soon! Whittakers
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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.
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Response from WhittakersBH, Manager at Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse
Responded 22 Oct 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,
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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 wish the blankets were
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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 me and that’s the only hotel in this trip
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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 conditioning, so ventilation is opening the windows
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The toilet was not clean.
The toilet was not clean.
Inside looking toward french door to back porch
Inside looking towards kitchen & bathroom
Inside looking towards fireplace and queen bed
"Depends greatly on your needs"
"Room one is spacious and quiet."
"Ask for a room near the back as highway traffic can be noisy at times"
"Be prepared for lots of morning activity as the climbers get ready to summit!"
"#8 is next to the cafe and you can hear all of the noise from the cafe. The room is across the parking lot from the bunkhouse and hot tub."
US$77 - US$121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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