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Cottage Policies


  Check out: 11:00 AM

Check in After 4pm (you can arrive anytime after 4pm)

Absolutely no late check out or early check in without prior written permission from Rainier Cottages Staff


No Smoking OF ANY KIND Inside Any Cabin!*** This includes vaping and marijuana

Dogs ok at Vine Maple House, Squirrel Run and Mountain Peek, Little Elk and Bear's Den only. They must be registered, $25 fee

 Please clean up all poo from your pet, do not leave the alone in the cabin unless they don't bark and are crated and crate trained. Don't bring pet who are not house trained, No cats please.

No pets at Indian Henry’s, Little Tahoma, Juniper, or Huckleberry.





Visa, MasterCard, or Discover

Payment is due when you make your reservation



Damage Deposit


We require a $250 damage deposit, which will be refunded to you as soon as our housekeeping staff reports the cottage to be in good condition.** This will be held on your booking payment card on check in day. No refund is dues as it’s just a hold on your card.

 Please make sure all dishes are clean and cabin is tidy upon your departure.

Fees will be charged if the cabin is excessively messy and takes the housekeeping staff an exceedingly long time to service.

Damage deposit is held at the time you check in as a hold on your card, and released once the cabin is found to be in good condition after your departure. It will not appear on your card unless there are damages.


Check Out


Check out is at 11am.  Please check out promptly at 11am, so that our housekeepers have time to prepare the cottage for the arriving guests. 

Guests who leave after 11:30 am will be billed a $50 fee.

Guests departing after 12pm, will be charged for an extra night stay.


Departure Instructions

Dishes should be cleaned. Leaving the dishwasher running is fine.

Start a load of towels in the washer for us. No sheets. Please start the washer, we will be in shortly. Little Elk and Vine do not have laundry, so you can skip this step

Cabin should be tidy, garbage picked up, toys and games put away.

Lock all the doors and windows.

Please leave the heat set to 50 degrees. Do NOT turn all the heat off in the winter, as the pipes can freeze. In conditions below freezing you should leave the water dripping in sinks (just barely) to keep pipes from freezing.

See further instructions at each cabin.


Extra Guests

2 – 4 guests are included in the nightly cost of the cottage.

2 at Vine Maple House. 4 at Little Tahoma, Indian, Little Elk, Squirrel, Mountain, Huckleberry and Bear's Den

 If you will be having extra guests please let us know at the time you make your reservation. Each extra registered guest is $20/night. Each extra guest who is not registered before your stay will be billed at $40/night.

We reserve the right to check on our guest to ensure that our policies are being respected. Adults and children are all billed as extra guests.

We do have outdoor driveway cameras at each cabin for our safety and yours. These cameras face the parking are only and not indoors or hot tub area.




30 days advance notice for refund, minus a $50 cancellation fee.

Rescheduling/Changing dates are considered a cancellation if dates do not re–rent inside the cancellation policy.

We will make every effort to re-rent and refund money.
All cancellations must be confirmed with a cancellation number.


A reservation of 4 nights or more requires a 45 day in advance Cancellation

Sorry no refunds for early departures, adverse road or weather conditions, power outages, electrical or appliance failures (including hot tubs), or other inconveniences that are out of our control. You are booking a cabin in the mountains. Sometimes there are snowy conditions and power outages. We will make sure you can stay warm and have running water. Please plan accordingly and watch weather reports.


The cabins are on well-maintained county roads. You usually won’t need 4 wheel-drive to access cabins, roads are flat, plowed daily, and easy to access. However, Chains or 4 wheel drive are often required in the winter months to access Mt. Rainier National Park. Chains can be rented in Ashford at Whittaker Mountaineering.


Holiday and Summer Rates Apply Memorial Day, June 20th - September, as well as Thanksgiving and December 20th - January 1st.

All cottages require a minimum stay  of two nights*.


Rates are subject to change and lodging tax


Pet Policy:

Dogs may only stay at Vine Maple House, Little Elk, Squirrel Run, Mountain Peek or Bear's Den. No exceptions

Please no untrained pets, must be potty trained with no issues or accidents

Please do not allow pets on furniture unless you bring a blanket from home for them to lay on

Please don’t let pets sleep in the bed unless you bring your own bedding for them to use

Must clean up all poop. Don’t leave a mess for our next guests.

Sadly after many bad experiences we must ask NO CATS PLEASE, Dogs only


Excessive pet messes and poop left in yard will be billed as an extra cleaning charge

Release From Liability


Registered guests, and all persons accompanying registered guests, hereby accept responsibility for their personal property and safety and irrevocably release and hold harmless The Cottages, and their owners from any liability whatsoever arising from loss, damage, or personal injury of any severity due to theft or accident while on the premises or in the vicinity of rented lodging.


Privacy Policy

We will never sell or trade any personal information of any customer.

*Occasionally space is available - please email requests for shorter stays
**We reserve the right to charge a damage, cleaning, and smoking deposit subject to the amount of stay & evict violators of policies without refund, and to require a minimum stay other than stated above on any cottage, anytime.

***No smoking inside the cabins. This means: NO cigarettes, no cigars, no marijuana, no smoking of any kind. If you smoke inside a cabin it is an automatic loss of your $250 deposit. You may smoke out of doors as long as ALL ashes and butts are disposed of in an outdoor garbage can. Do not liter ashes and butts.