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NationalParkHiker from: Central, South Carolina
Published Date: Oct, 16, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
We spent three nights here in early Oct.. Being close to Mt. Rainier NP and some challenging hikes was a definite plus when choosing this accommodation for our trip. This was our first time traveling since the covid outbreak, and we were pleased to find the inn very clean and requiring masks when inside. Still, we wiped everything down again, and then since no one except us would enter our room during our stay, we could be sure that everything had been disinfected.
The large room had two queen beds, table and chairs, easy chair, frig, microwave, coffee maker, and hairdryer. Lighting was excellent and especially appreciated since we had just left a motel where it was very poor! The bathroom was adequate if a bit small, but the counter space was good. There was not room to hang our bath towels, so they never dried completely. We don’t mind reusing a towel to save water but would prefer that they not be damp! Extra amenities like shampoo, soap, and lotion had been provided for the additional days of our stay.
Because of the virus, breakfast was not served. Instead, guests were asked to select what they’d like the next morning from a list of choices, and then packed bags were ready at 7am at the front desk. Breakfast sandwiches, yogurt, muffins, cereal, fruit cup, hard-boiled eggs, and juice were provided. With few places nearby that served breakfast, this was an efficient and safe way to provide guests with a morning meal. Kudos to the inn for coming up with this solution!
We paid just under $500 for three nights. If in the area again, we’d return.
- Value: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 11, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
Way too much noise
Great little lodge and very cute! However, if you plan on sleeping, this is NOT the place for you. The walls are extremely thin, so when people decide to stay up until 1am and go to bed at 4, you get to hear it all! Not the most restful stay and probably won’t come back here again. We were evacuated from a fire and hoped for a bit of shelter and rest, but it basically cost us $400 to not sleep.
jillleq from: Belleville, Illinois
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 15, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Coping well with Covid-19
We stayed 5 nights at the Nisqually Lodge amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the manager, Gypsy, did a wonderful job of caring for her guests while complying with the Covid requirements. She was available for everything we needed and went above and beyond my personal expectations. Thank you for your cheerful care, Gypsy. God bless!
tiltedaxis from: Florida
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 26, 2020 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Convenient to park
Good overnight stay. Very convenient to the park. We asked about laundry facilities and were given a key to the laundry room. Loved that they offer that to guests. Restaurants nearby close fairly early, but the room had a microwave and fridge.
Jim B from: Grapeview, Washington
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: Jul, 14, 2020 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Nice Lodge Close to the Park
I have driven by here for years and always thought it looked nice, but haven't stayed here since I preferred to stay in the park. Now that the National Park Inn's rates have gotten high enough, I thought I would give this place a try.
The room is much larger than the National Park Inn rooms and a little nicer decor. They also have A/C, which is nice during the warmer months in summer. My room faced the trees on the back of the property so the view was nice and no highway noise.
They aren't providing breakfast or evening drinks due to Covid, but they have dropped their prices compared to normal summer rates.
It doesn't have the ambiance of the National Park Inn's front porch overlooking the mountain, but for about $80.00 a night less, I can live with that. I mainly want place to sleep for the night so I can take in more of the park tomorrow.