Mount Rainier is a historic, bustling city just 4 short miles from Washington DC. Here you can find a residential community who pride themselves on their Arts district. In fact, the city is a hotbed of freelance designers working in theater arts.There are also many notable Sears and Craftsman style houses here of historical interest.
The Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center has big appeal, with open areas for sports, picnics and extensive hiking routes available. The buzzing arts culture has its peak in May with Mount Rainier Day, an all day open doors festival where the public can take a look at the artistic community at work. There’s also a great performing arts center, Joe’s Movement Emporium, where the focus is on revitalizing the community through performing arts and dance traditions from all over the world.
This tree-lined, residential town has a lot of appeal for its rural vibe despite being so close and accessible to Washington DC. Sustainable living is important to the community here and there’s an emphasis on organic farm-to-table produce at restaurants.
Visit in spring or autumn, from March to May or September to November.
Just four short miles from Washington DC, the busy city of Mt Rainier is a unique place to stay. The town is the hub of arts and culture in the Gateway Arts District and you could spend hours exploring all the local Craftsman style houses and art galleries. Just a short distance away is the Paradise entrance or the Nisqually entrance to Mt Rainier National Park in the Ashford WA district -- a wonderland of stunning scenery, hiking trails and adventure. There are large open areas for picnics and the park is a great place to spend quality time with friends and family just a short distance from Washington. The picturesque Nisqually River has been formed by snowmelt from Mt Rainier itself, and is a popular spot for fishing.
Getting cabin rentals in the area couldn't be easier. There are so many cabins to choose from, and just a few include Cobo Cabin, Lazy Bears Creekside Cabin, Rainier Cabin, Cedar Cabin in the Creek and Glowing Pines Log Cabin. All cabins are unique and come with a range of features to match your needs. Some come with a covered deck and private hot tub, while cabins feature a fully equipped kitchen, an outdoor dining area with picnic tables, and a wood stove. But what all cabins offer is total comfort and the perfect spot to base yourself to explore the surrounding area.