Elk Track Cabin In Packwood


Where Is The Elk Track Cabin Exactly Located?

The Elk Track Cabin is located on Highway 12 just outside of Packwood, a small rural town that lies on the outskirts of Mount Rainier National Park. The town of Packwood has a small grocery store, a brewery, and a handful of dining options.

What Was Staying At The Cabin Like?

The cabin sits on ten private acres so it felt very secluded, private, and quiet. We stayed for three days in the fall so we could explore the eastern side of Mt Rainier National Park and to visit Mt Adams.

The cabin provided a cozy and relaxing environment to come home to after long days adventuring in the cold.

The Elk Track cabin has a wood stove to keep the home toasty and warm. We slept upstairs in the loft and the heat was more than adequate but there is also electrical heat if you don’t want to build a fire.

The cabin has a lot of nice touches that give it character such as a beautifully carved wooden dining table, the window trims and coffee table made out of red cedar live edge, and other woodsy interior styling.

There is internet and cable TV but during our stay the connection was a little spotty but that was a good thing as it forced us to unplug from social media and television.


  • One bedroom with queen-sized bed.

  • A loft sleeping area with TV & DVD player.

  • Kitchen with stove, oven and new fridge.

  • Small dining area.

  • Cable TV & internet

  • Hot tub and outdoor fire pit.

Trails On The Property

As mentioned previously the cabin sits on ten acres. There are a number of short trails through the woods that on the property that lead to a small clear river behind the cabin. I can only imagine how nice the river would be during the summer months.

Other Features Of Elk Track Cabin

The cabin has an outdoor fire pit and plenty of space for tent camping if you want to bring extra friends or family to stay with.

There is also a brand new hot tub for you to relax in and take in the fresh mountain air.

One of the coolest things about this property is that the resident Elk that live in Packwood regularly visit this cabin.

If you are quiet and get up early enough, it is more than likely you will get to see a herd of 10 to 20 elk grazing right outside the cabin.

During our stay we even had a local black bear that slept right outside only a few feet away from the cabin deck. It was caught on the property camera trap otherwise we would not have known.

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