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11 Best Places to Stay Near Mount St. Helens, Washington

Mount St. Helens, an active stratovolcano in Washington, draws visitors to this area of the Pacific Northwest no matter what time of year. Hikers, climbers, skiers, fishermen and campers all flock to Mount St. Helens to enjoy outdoor recreation at its finest. From Airbnb cabins to lakeside resorts, this list has the top 12 best places to stay near Mount St. Helens, Washington.

Red Lion Hotel - Kelso/Longview Red Lion Hotel - Kelso/Longview
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Red Lion Hotel - Kelso/Longview

One of the most popular accommodation options in the Mount St. Helens area is the Red Lion Hotel in Kelso, Washington. Guests here should expect modern amenities like free Wi-Fi and environmentally friendly products, alongside classic hotel perks like an outdoor pool and valet laundry services. The hotel also offers onsite dining, including a breakfast buffet that is free for kids under 10.

Lakefront Lodge on Lake Swift - Skamania County Lakefront Lodge on Lake Swift
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Lakefront Lodge on Lake Swift - Skamania County

This breathtaking, four-bedroom rental cabin is everything a large party of eight would want in a Washington vacation accommodation. Enjoy views of Lake Swift from the gourmet kitchen or thoughtfully decorated living spaces. This rustic cabin features leather couches, a large deck that overlooks the lake, and a fireplace in the center of the family room. If you can pry yourself away from this lakefront lodge property, Mt. Saint Helens is only nine miles away.

Cougar House - Cougar Cougar House
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Cougar House - Cougar

Cougar House is an Airbnb accommodation found in Cougar, Washington. This two-bedroom home is by Yale Lake and just a short drive to the area’s best hiking and skiing spots. Summer guests here will love using the barbecue grill and lake essential items like snorkeling gear and kayaks.

Silver Lake Resort - Silverlake Silver Lake Resort
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Silver Lake Resort - Silverlake

Have a relaxing experience in the PNW when you book a stay at Silver Lake Resort. This lakeside resort is perfect for fishermen, as Silver Lake is one of the best bass-fishing lakes in the state. Guests can rent fishing poles and find everything they need for a great fishing outing at the onsite tackle shop here. This Washington resort is only a mile away from Mount St. Helens Visitor Center.

Mt. St. Helens Motel - Castle Rock Mt. St. Helens Motel
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Mt. St. Helens Motel - Castle Rock

If you’re on a budget but still want to enjoy the Mount St. Helens area, then consider Mt. St. Helens Motel. This Washington motel is conveniently located off I-5, making it an ideal spot for weary roadtrippers. Being five miles from Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, Mount St. Helens Motel is a non-fussy lodging option in the area.

Private One-Bedroom Cabin - Battle Ground Private One-Bedroom Cabin Airbnb
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Private One-Bedroom Cabin - Battle Ground

Couples looking for a secluded stay will enjoy this private one-bedroom Airbnb cabin found on four acres of land. Situated near Battle Ground, Washington, this cabin is an hour drive away from Mount St. Helens summit hike. However, guests here enjoy being close to downtown Battle Ground as well as near Battle Ground Lake and Moulton Falls. The scenery and close proximity to Battle Ground make this Airbnb worth your time.

Lewis River Inn - Woodland Lewis River Inn
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Lewis River Inn - Woodland

Soak in the Lewis River from a riverfront room at Lewis River Inn, a family-owned motel in Woodland, Washington. Lewis River Inn is an ideal accommodation option for vacationers seeking to explore the south and east sides of Mount St. Helens. Free Wi-Fi and a free continental breakfast are included in the stay here.

Lone Fir Resort - Cougar Lone Fir Resort
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Lone Fir Resort - Cougar

There are a number of accommodation options to please a wide variety of travelers at Lone Fir Resort. RVers and tent campers have spacious sites with access to onsite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and other of the resort’s common areas. However if camping isn’t your style, Lone Fir Resort also offers cabins and rooms in the lodge. Located in Cougar, this resort is just a short drive away from Mount St. Helens area trails.

Silver Cove RV Resort - Silver Lake

Silver Cove RV Resort - Silver Lake

Silver Cove RV Resort offers more than just RV spots but deluxe cabins as well. This Washington lodging option on Silver Lake features lakefront views with plenty of amenities, such as a boat launch, Wi-Fi, boat and kayak rentals, and a general store onsite. Mount St. Helens Visitor Center is only a 15 minute drive away.

Crest Trail Lodge - Packwood Crest Trail Lodge
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Crest Trail Lodge - Packwood

If you’re looking for a family-friendly and budget-friendly accommodation near Mt. Saint Helens, then Crest Trail Lodge is one of the best options. This motel in Packwood is located between Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens, perfect for those wanting to explore both of these iconic areas. Before you set out on your hike, make sure to enjoy the breakfast buffet here.

Magical Refuge by the Forest - Ariel Magical Refuge by the Forest Airbnb
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Magical Refuge by the Forest - Ariel

Guests to this cute cottage in Ariel, Washington, enjoy a serene setting on 2.5 acres. Walk to Cresap Bay Park or drive to a number of great recreational hotspots, including Mount St. Helens, which is a 45-minute drive away. This two-bedroom, two-story cabin is perfect for a peaceful and quiet stay. Make sure to soak in the serene settings of the property from the front porch here.

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