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It's the perfect time of year! Burn bans are gone and so are the crowds.  Cozy up to the campfire and look at the stars at our paradise that's close to official Paradise, just 16 miles from the entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. Come enjoy cleared meadows and cool woods, spring-fed pond and year-round babbling brook.

We call it "modern rustic" -- read: Wifi, but

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It's the perfect time of year! Burn bans are gone and so are the crowds.  Cozy up to the campfire and look at the stars at our paradise that's close to official Paradise, just 16 miles from the entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. Come enjoy cleared meadows and cool woods, spring-fed pond and year-round babbling brook.

We call it "modern rustic" -- read: Wifi, but you heat your hot water yourself :) Plenty of  pristine mountain well water from three pumps, and electricity available if you need to charge your devices (or your car, but we do need to charge for our Level 2 EV charger).

Though we have three sites available (two tent, one RV), we limit occupancy to just two parties at a time. We want everyone to the option of space and solitude.

Our drive-up tent site (Upper Meadow) is spacious, with picnic table and firepit at the site and electricity and water close by.  

The second tent site,  a walk-in site with a river view,  is more remote.  At Alder Grove, you trade immediate proximity to electricity and water for the sound of the creek all night long.

The RV spot is in front of the cabin-in-progress, and has the option of 50- or 30-amp hookup + water (no sewer line). 

We became owners in July, 2020, so we're still learning the property ourselves -- we welcome your opinions and suggestions! This year, we're hosting up to two parties at a time - though the campsites are spread out so you still have your privacy.

This property is just under 2 hours from Seattle, just over 2 from Portland, and a 20-minute walk/2-minute drive from the thriving, 200-person metropolis of Mineral, Washington (and Mineral Lake, with great fishing).

** IMPORTANT FINE PRINT FOR ANYONE CONSIDERING BRINGING DOGS **- First off, we love dogs! The well-behaved, under-voice-control-at-all-times kind in particular. We’ve also found that more than 2 dogs can feel crowded, so please don’t plan to bring more than 2 furry family members. 

- We want to guarantee a clean, pristine experience for all campers. If we find, um, evidence, of your dog's visit after you leave, we'll take $30 from your security deposit. Does it cost us that much to scoop your dog's poop? Of course not! But that's how strongly we feel about leaving the spaces pristine for the next campers. Please pay attention, and scoop that poop.

Okay, that's the end of the doggie fine print. We hate to come down all rulesy, but we've learned a few things recently.

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Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No kitchen
No showers
Remove your rubbish
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Electrical connection available
Water connection available
No sewage dump point
No TV connection
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 13.72 m
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Fishing is available at nearby lakes, but not at the creek on the property

Biking
Boating
Hiking
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Perfect Autumn Camping - Tent or RV in Washington.

Lake

There are 2 lakes nearby that can be enjoyed!

River, stream, or creek

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Wetlands

A small spring fed pond provides a great habitat for salamanders!

Forest
Mountainous
Field
Driveway

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Hipcamper Nate
Nate B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 18th, 2021

Jen & Margot’s place was perfect for our young family to hang out. A nice little river for the kids to throw rocks into, a couple ponds with salamanders, fire pits, and chickens that are super friendly. About an hour drive to Paradise on Rainier too, which was nice for a day trip!

Hipcamper Allyson
Allyson W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 17th, 2021

Great stay near Rainier!

Hipcamper Thomas
Thomas P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 1st, 2021

This was a great location for our brief visit to Mt. Rainier. It would have been interesting if we had time to explore the property, but our travel/hiking days were full so we were on-site only at dusk and briefly in the morning. Truly, the outhouse is worth a look.

Hipcamper Lucy

Good for mt rainier

Lucy S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 1)
September 11th, 2021

I chose this site because of its proximity to Mt Rainier and it was very convenient for that. It’s about an hour from Paradise. It’s a nice quiet private space. I also found the car charger very convenient.

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 7th, 2021

Great spot! We had fun playing in the creek and looking for salamanders. Great for families.

Hipcamper Nathan

Loved it!

Nathan V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 1st, 2021

Margot and Jen are awesome hosts, they are extremely invested in the property and your experience.

We were lucky enough to be there on a clear night so the start gazing was was stunning, very little light pollution in that area.

The back creek had a perfect little swimming hole just big enough for the dog to swim, even this late into the season.

The property is still a work in progress but absolutely wonderful.

Well water was clean and tasty.

Cell phone and WiFi reception were perfectly serviceable.

Looking forward to coming back out next time we are staying near Rainer.

Hipcamper Kristy
Kristy L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 31st, 2021

This place is absolutely beautiful and relaxing. As stated it is a work in progress, but the experience we had there was great. We walked the property and soaked in the beauty and really enjoyed seeing the animals. I can’t wait to book another trip in this spot.

Hipcamper Lizzie
Lizzie R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 16th, 2021

We had a great time staying at Jen and Margot's quiet campsite. Jen and Margot gave us a great welcome and our kids loved helping with the hens and spotting salamanders in the ponds!

Hipcamper Neelufar
Neelufar K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 14th, 2021

We were at the “upper meadows” site and it was great for our tent and overall privacy. The EV charger was very handy to have (charging is limited in the area) and the chickens were a cute bonus. The location was a little less than an hour from Mt Rainier and it was easy to go between the camp and park. Jen and Margot were wonderful hosts and very responsive to all questions.

Property
Round Top Retreat
State
Washington
Country
United States
$67/night
2 Sites

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