Last Updated November 19, 2020 11/19/2020

Top 13 Vacation Rentals in Washington State for Hiking

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Washington State is a lush, biodiverse haven for those wanting to explore nature. You’ll find incredible hiking trails amongst the rainforest, the coast, or within mountain forests. There is an abundance of options that will expose adventurists to some of the most memorable sites in all of the United States. Gaze over tranquil lakes, meander under mossy trees or head into famous national parks. These rentals not only sit close to some of Washington’s best hiking areas, but they are accommodating and feel like home. So if coming to the area to hike, consider staying at these places.

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Private Tiny House Mountain Getaway, Sequim
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Private Tiny House Mountain Getaway

Private Tiny House Mountain Getaway, Sequim

Warm wood, twinkling lights and the snuggest loft fill the tiny home that sits on a property with trees and horses. You’ll be right at the base of the Olympic Mountains. After only a five minute drive, lush rainforest hiking trails await adventurers.

Basecamp Guesthouse: Luxury on the River, North Bend
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Basecamp Guesthouse - Luxury on the River

Basecamp Guesthouse: Luxury on the River, North Bend

One of the most scenic mountain Airbnbs in Washington State, this Airbnb is perfect for getting away from it all. In one instance, you can feel as if you are at a luxurious apartment in the city, with sleek furnishings and modern features. But then walk over to the oversized windows, to see the rushing river just below. Sitting right near the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, a wealth of outdoor exploration awaits.

Thompson Point: An Olympic National Park Retreat - Port Angeles
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Thompson Point: An Olympic National Park retreat

Thompson Point: An Olympic National Park Retreat - Port Angeles

Sitting right on Crescent Lake in Olympic National Park, this large home can accommodate up to 10 guests. Literally, this place is right on the water, which in itself makes for gorgeous hiking scenery. But so much more is just beyond should you tire of walking the nearby grounds or fishing for a special type of trout native only to that lake.

Secluded Getaway with Stunning Olympic Mt. View, Port Angeles
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Secluded Getaway - Stunning Olympic Mt. View

Secluded Getaway with Stunning Olympic Mt. View, Port Angeles

Cozy and welcoming, the home is located on an expansive property with prime views of the mountains. After prepping dinner in the open concept living space, soak in the hot tub to soothe sore feet and legs. Olympic National Park is a skip from here.

Cozy Art Studio Guesthouse, Port Angeles
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Cozy Art Studio Guesthouse

Cozy Art Studio Guesthouse, Port Angeles

So much love and detail have gone into the whimsical guest house near Hurricane Ridge and Lake Crescent. With a kitchen, bathroom, and lots of colorful attributes, this is a fun place to rest your head at night while on an outdoor adventure in Washington. Other hiking trails and a national park information center are just a few minutes away from this location.

Fillmore's Landing, Ashford
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Fillmore's Landing

Fillmore's Landing, Ashford

Built in the 1960s, the hosts have transformed this cabin into a well-preserved work of vintage architecture, and a modernized escape for guests. Mount Rainier National Park offers some of Washington’s best hiking trails, and all of this is just beyond the doorstep. A cedar hot tub and multiple outdoor seating spaces allow travelers to take in the outdoors every moment.

Paisley Paradise Yurt, Roy
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Paisley Paradise Yurt

Paisley Paradise Yurt, Roy

This yurt has more features than other structures of its kind. The sturdy circular dwelling has all the creature comforts, including an adjoining bath house that has a lovely clawfoot tub. You’ll be located within the forest, so the hiking terrain surrounds you.

Treehouse with Panoramic Views, Olympia
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Treehouse with Panoramic Views

Treehouse with Panoramic Views, Olympia

Trees literally grow through the center of this structure in Olympia, Washington. So yes, it’s quite literally a treehouse but is built like a cozy home. Cedar and fir trees encapsulated the property which spans for many acres. Guests can go hiking for the day, or simply wander through the woods for a bit. A bathroom and shower house are for your private use.

River's Edge Getaway, Fall City
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River's Edge Get Away ~ A Magical Retreat

River's Edge Getaway, Fall City

Also located beside river waters, this home is rustic yet absolutely breathtaking. Warm by the fireplace, take in the fresh air from the abundant outdoor deck space, and just enjoy a romantic evening cooking dinner in the large kitchen. Fall City is a gorgeous location in Washington, near unbelievable foliage that ironically is even more astounding in the autumn.

Stay on the Lake, Port Angeles
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Stay on the Lake

Stay on the Lake, Port Angeles

Come stay on the lake, while also being at the gateway of Olympic National Park. Just grab your coffee, or glass of wine and sit in the living room, taking in the tranquil water through the massive wall of windows. When the weather is good, be sure to enjoy the deck. This is a perfect place for those who want to enjoy both hiking and fishing.

Stunning Creek-Front Cabin, Ashford
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Stunning Creek-Front Cabin

Stunning Creek-Front Cabin, Ashford

Welcome to the cozy cabin in the woods, complete with a deck that overlooks a babbling creek in the peaceful forest. Inside is traditional, and an absolutely super snug space to appreciate Washington’s natural surroundings. Mount Rainier National Park is right there, so get ready for some seriously epic day time excursions.

Modern Mt. Rainier Cabin, Ashford
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Modern Mt. Rainier Cabin

Modern Mt. Rainier Cabin, Ashford

Just being newly constructed, there is a certain contemporary flare about this cabin near Rainier. Enjoy the warmth of a propane fireplace, and the scenery of a wraparound deck. This area in particular is great for snowshoeing, and the hosts have left behind equipment for guests. It’s a wonderful way to hike in the snow.

Modern A-Frame in Wooded Wonderland, Ashford
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Modern A-Frame in Wooded Wonderland

Modern A-Frame in Wooded Wonderland, Ashford

Our final selection is also near Mt. Rainier, and if you’ve ever been to this area of Washington you’ll understand why it’s on many hiking bucket lists. The A-frame cabin has been remodeled and has an ambient earthy appeal. Snuggle up in the loft, or make use of the s’mores kit out by the fire pit. The surroundings are lush and a representation of some of the terrain within the national park.

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