things to do
events & attractions to enjoy in spring & summer...
Eat fresh blueberries, play games, and be entertained at the Mossyrock Blueberry Festival, Aug. 4-6.
Attend the Loggers Jubilee in nearby Morton, August 10-13. Now in its 75th year, activities include parades, lawnmower races, and logging competitions with contestants from around the world.
Visit Mt. Rainier National Park, about an hour's drive from the Harmony Retreat.
Take a train ride on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railway or Centralia-Chehalis Steam Train, just 30 minutes away.
A scenic 1-hour drive past lakes and foothills brings you to NW Trek Wildlife Park.
tour the country setting...
Bike, jog, or walk on scenic country roads that meander through forest and meadows, where you're likely to spot farm animals, fields of flowers, wildlife, birds, and vistas of Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and the neighboring foothills.
Visit the rural towns of Mossyrock, Onalaska, Cinebar, Morton, Ashford, and Packwood, and drive the backroads of this unique region.
Walk through the show gardens of DeGoede Bulb Farm and shop the nursery store for bulbs, plants, and seeds to take home.
Visit seasonal farmers markets and pumpkin patches.
explore the lake...
The private community dock is just down the road, where you can launch your motor boat for a day of fishing or water-skiing. Or bring your canoe, kayak, or raft to explore 13-mile Mayfield Lake and the Cowlitz River canyon. Wave runner rentals are also available during the summer season and canoes, row boats, and pedal boats are available to rent from the Lake Mayfield Marina. A short walk across the street and through a greenbelt takes you to the secluded community picnic area and dock.
go siteseeing, shopping & dining...
Take a day trip to Mt. Rainier and check out the interactive and highly informative visitors center.
Take the back road through Randle for a different view of Mt. St. Helens.
Head west to see the Pacific Ocean at Ocean Shores, Westport, or Astoria, OR.
Visit Centralia to shop at the outlet and antique stores.
Enjoy tasty, reasonably priced meals at McMenamins in Centralia, El Amigo in Mossyrock, and Great Wall Chinese Restaurant in Silver Creek.
Visit Washington's capital city, Olympia; or head north for a day of exploring the urban environs of Seattle or south to Portland.
visit local wineries...
Visit Wells Winery in Onalaska for wine tasting and tours by appointment for groups of 6 or more. Also check out the spring and fall Chehalis Valley Wine Tour.
enjoy other recreational pursuits...
Hike on mountain and waterfront trails.
Bring your 4WD or ATVs to go off-roading on forest roads.
celebrate a special event...
Planning a special event, such as a birthday, anniversary, reception, small group retreat? Visit our specials & news page for information on how we can help you create a memorable event. For larger events, ask us about nearby lodgings so your group can stay close together.
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