Paradise Inn

Trail weary climbers and mountain retreat seekers alike find comfort around the mammoth stone fireplaces in the grand lobby and dining room of this historic landmark. Built in 1916, this historic landmark inn holds a special place in the heart of Washington residents.

The Paradise Inn opened its doors in July 1917 with architecture characteristic of the early 1900 National Park style – fitting into its natural setting and rustic with the use of massive timbers salvaged from a major forest fire just a few miles below the inn and hauled to the site by horse drawn wagons. The inn is the launching spot for climbers attempting to summit Mount Rainier as well as visitors from around the world wishing to experience the splendor of Washington’s most beloved natural icon.

  • ADA Accessible
  • Fee Required
  • Interpretive Signage
  • Seasonal Availability
  • Trained Guides/Guided Tours/Self-Guided Tours Available
  • Visitor Center on Site
  • Open Annually May through October

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