The Best Lodging Near Mt St Helens

Though there are plenty of unique things to do in Washington State, the Columbia River Gorge is one of the most picturesque and activity-rich destinations. The Columbia River Gorge parallels the Columbia River as it cuts through the Cascade Mountain Range, offering an unparalleled blend of awe-inspiring landscapes and recreational activities. But the Gorge is just one draw to this incredible area. Our cabins also serve as the best lodging near Mt. St. Helens, particularly the southern entrance to this National Volcanic Monument.

Combined, Mount St. Helens and the scenic Columbia River Gorge are responsible for bringing in millions of visitors to the State of Washington. Many of these visitors are coming to stand in awe of the landscapes, to see some of the most impressive waterfalls, and to take hikes, bike rides, scenic drives, and more. In short, a trip here offers visitors the very essence of the Pacific Northwest. 

From steep mountain climbs and lush old-growth forests to thundering waterfalls and winding rivers, this scenic part of the state offers everything you want in a trip to this rugged, fabled part of the country. A getaway here will no doubt leave you in awe and yearning to visit again as you continue to explore all the unique things to do in this part of Washington State. If you’re looking for the best lodging near Mt. St. Helens and the Columbia River Gorge, you’re in the right spot!

Our luxury getaway cabins offer guests a welcome respite after a day in nature, and we’re relatively easy to get to! Our cabins are only about 4 hours from Seattle and just over an hour east of Portland. We’re located on the Washington side of the Columbia River, just across the Bridge of the Gods in the quaint town of Carson. Wake up to the soothing sounds of the birds and wildlife just beyond your door, savor a delicious breakfast made fresh each morning, and then head out for an adventure in this National Scenic Area. There’s no better place to stay near Mount St. Helens. Book your cabin today! 

Our firepit with S'mores - We offer exceptional lodging near Mt. St. Helens and a great way to unwind after exploring.

The Best Lodging Near Mt. St. Helens

Why stay at a hotel when you can stay in a private, luxury cabin in the scenic Columbia River Gorge? Our unique cabins are truly the best lodging near Mt. St. Helens. Each cabin is well-appointed with various amenities and is perfect for any occasion. We offer ten unique luxury cabins off the beaten path in the Columbia River Gorge. Whether you’re celebrating a special anniversary, birthday, or honeymoon or are on a solo adventure into the mountains and valleys of Washington, you’ll find our Washington cabins are the perfect complement to your getaway. 

Each cabin includes a broad range of amenities throughout your stay – all little touches to help you enjoy your time with us and to leave you refreshed and renewed. Waiting for you as you check in to your cabin is a welcome basket filled with snacks, but other amenities include things like complimentary beverages throughout the day, luxury robes and linens, Dead Sea bath salts to enjoy in our luxurious soaking tubs, in-cabin board games, umbrellas, toiletries, and more. 

We also offer added extras to elevate your stay in our cabins, including in-cabin massages, bottles of our special label Friendship Wine, and other romantic enhancements and packages. Imagine getting outside to explore thrilling destinations like the Ape Caves, the Lahar Viewpoint, and the Lava Canyon Trail, then returning to our luxurious cabins for a glass of wine and a relaxing massage. This comfort and convenience is just one of the many things that make our cabins the best lodging near Mt. St. Helens. 

We’d love to treat you to a delicious, multi-course homemade breakfast in the morning. Breakfast is an optional addition to your reservation, but if you choose it, it can be enjoyed in the lodge like a traditional Bed and Breakfast or delivered to your cabin for a relaxing breakfast in bed. We keep the breakfasts varied, so you won’t have the same thing twice, even if you book an extended stay with us.

The amenities are an excellent addition to every stay at our Washington Cabins, and breakfast is certainly a delight. But what makes our cabins the best lodging near Mt. St. Helens is our attention to detail. We’ve curated every aspect of your stay and go above and beyond to ensure you have the peaceful, relaxing getaway you deserve. 

Exploring Ape Caves is one of the best things to do on the south side of Mt. St. Helens

Explore the Mt. St. Helens Area

Our cabins and property are so peaceful you may not want to leave. We offer plenty of ways to enjoy the grounds – but there’s so much to enjoy in the area that it’d be a shame to miss it. The South Side of Mt. St. Helens, in particular, is spectacular and worthy of your time this summer – and the area is a short drive away from our luxury cabins in the Columbia River Gorge. 

When you visit Mount St. Helens, you’ll undoubtedly find yourself in awe of the raw power of nature and its subsequent recovery. The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument is a breathtaking place to visit – but it also tends to be very popular and crowded during the summer. The southern region of Mt. St. Helens is less frequented by visitors and provides visitors with a unique and captivating experience. We offer you great lodging near Mt. St. Helens, and we’re only 90 minutes from the Monument – and less than that to many of the southern area’s top attractions. 

The Mount St. Helens area boasts rich geological features and vibrant ecosystems, highlighting the region’s dynamic natural history. The southern trails and viewpoints are exceptional for their unspoiled beauty, not to mention the rare sense of solitude you can find here. You’ll encounter lush forests, clear lakes, and the striking remnants of past volcanic activity as you explore. Below, we’ve listed eight of our favorite things to do near the South Side of Mt. St. Helens. 

Best Things to Do on the South Side of Mt. St. Helens:

  1. One of our favorite things to do near Mt. St. Helens is exploring the Ape Cave Interpretive Site. At over two miles long, it’s one of the longest lava tubes in North America.
  2. If you’re looking for a great hike near Mount St Helens, head to the Lava Canyon Trail. On this scenic trail, you’ll experience dramatic waterfalls, lava formations, and suspension bridges.
  3. Another great hike is the Trail of Two Forests, where you’ll discover the ancient lava molds left by past volcanic eruptions, providing a window into the region’s fiery history.
  4. Climb to the top of Loowit Falls, a breathtaking waterfall with stunning views of the volcanic landscape.
  5. Enjoy the views of Mount St. Helens from the June Lake Trail. You can also access the Loowit Trail from here for an extended and beautiful hike. 
  6. Finally, don’t miss the breathtaking Lahar Viewpoint. This viewpoint is the site of a destructive mudflow from the 1980 eruption and offers a gorgeous view of Mount St. Helens.

All this and more is at your fingertips when you stay with us at our luxury cabins in Washington. We are the best lodging near Mt. St. Helens and offer unprecedented access to the top hikes, waterfalls, and more things to do in the Columbia River Gorge. Book your cabin today, and get ready to explore one of the most scenic parts of the Pacific Northwest with us! 

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