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RE: Places to stay near Mt. Ranier, Olympic and Crater Lake NPs

Ok, so I now have a place booked near Packwood to see Mt Rainier NP. Any suggestions for areas around Crater Lake NP? Airbnb/VRBO doesn't have much that seems very close...
alesis 11/02/19 04:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Places to stay near Mt. Ranier, Olympic and Crater Lake NPs

Thanks! I think we're looking at the Ohanapeecosh entrance since it's more central to the park and has more options for accommodations close by.
alesis 11/01/19 11:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Places to stay near Mt. Ranier, Olympic and Crater Lake NPs

Ok we booked an airbnb in Port Angeles for visiting Olympic. :) We're doing Olympic first on our trip, then to Rainier, then to Crater Lake, then flying out of PDX to go home. Since that's our game plan, what entrance to Rainier would you suggest we stay near for both viewing the park and driving from there to CLNP? Using Mapquest, it looks like the drive is pretty similar from the east or west side of MRNP to get to CLNP, so is there a MRNP entrance that's better to stay near? At least from an Airbnb standpoint, it looks like Packwood has the most places to stay. Good spot? I'm assuming we'd stay near the North entrance to CLNP since we're going to PDX to fly out.
alesis 11/01/19 08:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Places to stay near Mt. Ranier, Olympic and Crater Lake NPs

Hey guys- We're visiting WA/OR from June 25-July 5 in 2020. We're flying in and renting a car, so we won't have the camper. I planned this trip a couple years ago w/ the camper, but had TV problems so we didn't go. I do know that everyone said there isn't a good central spot to visit both MRNP and ONP from one place, so I'll need to have somewhere to stay near each, and obviously another for CLNP. We're looking for cities with airbnb/hotel/rental campers. Please advise where you'd suggest we stay so we can get into the parks easily. Any help is appreciated, thanks!! Also, what entrances are best for each park (if they have multiple) to see the most?
alesis 10/28/19 08:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Help planning a Washington State/Oregon trip

Ok all, we booked flights into PDX. Now looking for city/hotel to book near Mt Rainier NP, Olympic NP and Crater Lake NP. Looking to be close to each. Any suggestions are appreciated!
alesis 09/19/19 11:36am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Help planning a Washington State/Oregon trip

We do want to find places to rent air bob or hotels near each park , and will be renting a car. I appreciate all the info, please keep it coming!
alesis 09/15/19 01:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Help planning a Washington State/Oregon trip

Good afternoon- We are planning a 2 week trip to Washington State and Oregon in late June and early July, from Michigan. Because of the time frame and required drive time, we won't be camping, we're going to fly and find hotels/AirBnB/etc. What I'm wondering is which state is best to fly into and where to stay. I do know we are visiting Rainier NP, Olympic NP and North Cascades NP while in Washington, as well as the ocean. How many days would you suggest visiting each? We almost camped in Washington a couple of years ago, and I do remember that there isn't a good central point for visiting all 3 NPs, so I'm looking for somewhere to stay close to each. In Oregon we'll be visiting Crater Lake NP, and looking for other suggestions for areas to visit. Any suggestions are appreciated! Thanks in advance for the help guys. You've all been awesome helping us plan vacations to places we're not familiar with in the past, so I hope this one is the same!
alesis 09/10/19 10:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yosemite/Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Parks

We stayed in El Portal CA to visit Yosemite, and in Three Rivers CA to visit Sequoia/Kings Canyon. Also did a couple days in/near Santa Cruz to visit the coean. One of our favorite trips to date! Both NP areas were perfect for visiting the parks! Probably 10-15 minutes max away from the park entrances in both places. We stayed at the Yosemite Cedar Lodge for Yosemite NP. Nice hotel, a little run down but there are only a few options close to Yosemite, and it worked well for us. I'd suggest getting the family suite w/ balcony. It was great to sit out there in the morning and evening looking right at the mountains! Note : Mariposa CA is about 20-25 minutes away, and has a grocery store and restaurants that are WAAAAAY better priced than anything near Yosemite. There are no grocery stores (the hotel has some groceries but the prices are insane) and only 2 restaurants (at hotels) in El Portal and near Yosemite, and the prices are insane. Do yourself a favor and drive to Mariposa and buy whatever groceries you need, and there are a lot of restaurant options at better prices as well. Also gas is way cheaper in Mariposa than the 1 station btwn El Portal and Yosemite. We stayed at Comfort Inn & Suites in Three Rivers and loved it. Great pool and hot tub, free hot breakfast, and has quite a few restaurants close. We also went on a "family fun float" whitewater rafting trip while there w/ Mountain Descents are highly recommend that too! You can also rent a house boat on the Lake in Three Rivers, tho we didn't get to do that because they were already all booked. Yosemite required 2-3 days to see everything and do some hikes, you could do Sequoia and KC in 1 day each if needed, which is what we did. We then did 2 days in Santa Cruz CA which I HIGHLY recommend as well. There's an amusement park right on the ocean that the kids really enjoyed, as well as the pier and awesome shopping. We stayed in the Watsonville Holiday Inn here, since is way WAY cheaper than staying in Santa Cruz. 15-20 minute drive to Santa Cruz but saved quite a bit. Another very nice and clean hotel. Best of luck planning, we had a blast!
alesis 08/18/19 10:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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