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Mt. Rainier Visitor Association

The Nisqually River Valley is a great get-away any time of year!

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Ashford the gateway community provides unique lodging and dining to the only year-round entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park.

For generations, the communities around Mt. Rainier have provided a unique place to get away from it all. Small communities (Ashford, Elbe, Alder and Mineral) of the Nisqually River Valley cater to serving visitors & recreational enthusiasts. You will enjoy a variety of quaint restaurants, stores, recreation suppliers and Innkeepers with small town charm and hospitality. Accommodations offered vary from resorts, quaint country Inns, private cabins, vacation rentals, B&B’s, bunks, alpine hotels, AAA hotels, to RV hook ups and camping. Travel “the road to Paradise” for history, romance, recreation and adventure.

VACATION & RECREATION possibilities are endless and offer one of the most spectacular & scenic backdrops in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Spa retreats
  • Sight-seeing/Photography/Bird watching
  • Hiking
  • Shopping
  • Mountain climbing
  • Cross country skiing/Show shoeing
  • Fishing/Boating/Swimming
  • Horseback riding
  • Camping/Picnicking
  • Historic steam train
  • Mountain biking
Location: 30416 SR 706 E, Ashford Washington 98304 Telephone 360-569-0916 Toll Free: 877-617-9950

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03/23 Coming to The Ashford area
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Apple Blossom Festival Wenatchee WA April1-May5 A delicious part of the Apple Blossom Festival is the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Food Fair.
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest Leavenworth WA May16-19 Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come here for a brief, but important part of their year: the breeding season. Hear the songs sung only during the breeding season.
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.