Top 11 Vacation Rentals in Washington State for Hiking
Karyn Wofford is a freelance writer in the fields of travel, eco-tourism, and wellness. She’s an avid traveler and Georgia native. She grew up with a passion for travel, exploring everything from the mountains to the ocean, and continues to find new and unique things to do in the places she travels.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.