Airbnb: Packwood’s Millard Cabin Is Fun For All

Packwood, Washington is in the heart of all things mountainous – Mount Rainier, Mount Saint Helens, and Mount Adams – with a glacier-fed river, pine-scented forests, roaming elk, and plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities. The town has a handful of more traditional hotels, but when going on a mountain town adventure, staying in a cabin is the way to go, and that’s where Millard’s Cabin comes into the picture.

Tucked within a wooded neighborhood and surrounded by parks and national forests, Millard’s Cabin lives up to its motto of “Hike, Explore & Soak.” This Airbnb cabin rental a mix of rustic charm with modern amenities like a cedar soaking tub, a stocked kitchen, full-sized refrigerator, free WiFi, Amazon Firestick, washer and dryer, outdoor grill, and outdoor fire pit. Plus, it is minutes from town.

With sleeping configurations for up to 8 people, this Airbnb cabin rental makes for an ideal romantic getaway for two or a fun-filled escape from the city with adventurous friends. If you have a dog, bring your four-legged friend along!

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Millard's Cabin in Packwood, Washington.

Millard’s Cabin is available on Airbnb. To get a feel for the cabin, check out their Instagram page.

Millard’s Cabin offers its guests:

  • Multiple sleeping arrangements (up to 8 people)
  • Cedar soaking tub
  • Stocked kitchen with a full-sized fridge
  • Record player and a handful or records
  • Free WiFi
  • Amazon Firestick
  • Games and puzzles
  • Pet-friendly ($35 fee)
  • Refillable growler
  • Military discounts
  • Close to hiking trails, golf course, two swimming pools ($10 for guests of the cabin)
  • Close to town (restaurants, brewery, history museum, gas station)

Millard’s Cabin in Packwood, Washington

Millard’s Cabin is 700 square feet of cozy with a living room with a gas fireplace, kitchen with all the necessities you’d need such as dishware, pots and pans, silverware, cutlery, a French coffee press and regular coffee maker, some spices, a reusable growler, and more. There are even a few food staples that previous guests have left for others to use. I added to the mix with a box of tea.

The sliding glass door in the living room leads to a deck with the cedar soaking tub, the bunkhouse, and the outdoor fire pit.

A dog on the deck at Millard's Cabin in Packwood, Washington.

Sleeping Arrangements at Millard’s Cabin

One of the nice features of the cabin is its variety if sleeping arrangements for up to 8 people. On one side of the loft is a queen bed. On the opposite side, is a full bed and a single bed. In addition to the loft is a bunkhouse with a twin bed and a full bed. The bunkhouse is outside of the cabin in its own building.

Check out things to do and see in Packwood, Wa on TripAdvisor.

Millard’s Cabin Amenities I Loved

I could not get a signal in the area at all and was super thankful the cabin had excellent WiFi. Another fab feature is the Amazon Firestick with Netflix, which came in handy when it rained and we couldn’t hang by the outdoor fire pit. There are also games, puzzles, a record player with about a dozen records.

As a lover of the great outdoors, we love the experience includes being able to enjoy nature. On Sunday, after hiking at Packwood State Park, we purchased wood at the grocery store ($4 a bundle) and ate our pizza next to the fire.

View from the cedar soaking tub at Millard's Cabin in Packwood, Washington.

Throughout our stay we soaked in the cedar hot tub. So many stars at night!

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Final Thoughts on Millard’s Cabin

Traveling for me is part of my job and that means work comes along with it in the form of checking emails, social feeds, etc. At Millard’s Cabin I didn’t open my laptop once! We brought breakfast with us to prepare one morning, and instead of hoping online, I played records, made omelets, brewed coffee and lived in the moment.

Our Airbnb superhosts, Luke and Sarah, made us feel very welcomed all through the modern conveniences of email conversations.

Overall, I found it to be a very relaxing getaway. We had sunshine, rain, and even a little bit of snow (when we were close to Rainier National Park). If you love hiking and time to chill, this is the Airbnb cabin rental for you!

A couple of items of note. The stairs to the loft are a little steep. If there are people in your party with mobility issues or if your pup has difficulty with steep stairs, then you’ll want to inquire if it is possible to sleep in the the outside bunkhouse. Also, the neighbor has chickens, so be prepared to hear the crowing of a rooster in the morning.

The Cowlitz River in Packwood, Washington.

Packwood Travel Tips

Drive times: 2.5 hours from Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon

A pint of beer at Packwood Brewing Co. in Packwood, Washington.

Where to Dine and Drink and Things to Do in Packwood, Wa

Dining and Libations: For a small town of around 1,000 people Packwood isn’t lacking for restaurants. At Millard’s Cabin they have a chalkboard list of places they recommend. We had burgers at Cliff Droppers, pizza at Cruisers Pizza, and beer at the new Packwood Brewing Co.

Activities: The area is known for its winter sports, hiking and fishing. We opted to hike at Packwood State Park. There is a main trail that is smooth and easy. Smaller trails meander next to the creek and river and to stay on course look for orange colored ribbons tied to branches and trees.

Another popular hike is Packwood Lake. This hike is 10 miles roundtrip so hike prepared with the Ten Essentials.

Travel tip: Purchase a Northwest Forest Pass before you arrive. Locations in town do sell them, but it is easier to have that all sorted before hand. The annual pass is $30 and covers both Washington State and Oregon. A day pass is $5.

Find out more about the area at Destination Packwood.

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18 thoughts on “Airbnb: Packwood’s Millard Cabin Is Fun For All”

  1. What an cool place to stay, I love staying in cabins as there is something so chilled out and relaxed about them and especially in such a fun location too. Airbnb has some really awesome and unique places to stay, we love it!

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  2. There is something so wonderful about having a little cabin in the woods that you can slow down and be with nature, without sleeping in a tent. This is a great holiday to bring your dog too, I agree.

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    • We so loved that we could bring out dog and the way the property was positioned made it nice for her and us to hang out in the back and enjoy the fire pit.

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  3. We love cabins like this Millard’s Cabin! We rented a similar shape and style cabin once in Homer, Alaska, and had such a great time we did not want to leave! And same challenges with the steep stairs going up the V-shaped roof in the upper bedrooms. I remember thinking better not get up at night and try getting down in the dark!

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    • Patricia, I lived in Alaska for 10 years and so miss it. I bet the cabin stay was amazing. An ex had a cabin there and we always enjoyed our time there.

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  4. Cabins almost dictate a “live in the moment” attitude! I love cabin life and this post and the amazing cabin is a good reminder to me that I could use a cabin getaway… and one with no wifi!

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  5. So cozy! I absolutely love that fairy tale loft. This looks like a perfect spot for a family reunion or a group of friends to enjoy eachother´s company and the gorgeous scenery all around.

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  6. Wow, it sounds like you had a great stay at Millard’s Cabin! When you don’t feel the need to check your emails, it certainly must mean something, right?! We’ve never really stayed in an Airbnb (always ended up staying at friends’ house or in a hotel), because somehow the hosts always seemed weird. So it’s great that the hosts at Millard’s Cabin were nice and friendly!

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    • Astrid, Packwood is in a great location for the park and hiking the trails. Where did you stay when you were there?

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