Cedar Creek Treehouse
at Mt. Rainier
Guest Comments -- Cedar Creek Treehouse
"Dominique and I met in the remote jungles of the Congo. Since that time we continue to try and seek out new experiences in unique and beautiful places. Together we have traveled through Africa, Russia, Nepal. the UK, Europe, as well as many amazing places in the US. This wonderful place you have built here ranks among one of our favorite and most memorable. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.It is so inspiring to us to see people living an authentic life, following their passions, in such a simple, peaceful, natural and socially responsible way. Thank you !!" -- Terra and Dominique 9/19-20
"From the southeast to the great northwest, we had no idea we would find the answers to the ongoing question : "Where is the most romantic and fairy tale like place in the US?" Well, its right here in Ashford Washington at the Cedar Creek Treehouse. It was the best getaway I've had to date." -- Rick and Margo, Atlanta, GA (10th anniversary,5/15)
"Thank you for sharing your piece of heaven with us. Spending our 35th wedding anniversary in your treehouse has been a treat!" -- John and Connie , La Conner, WA 8/3
"I have stayed in many hotels in many places around the world. Traveling is one of my favorite things to do, in part because one can the the chance to pamper themselves and live above their means for a fleeting moment, and in part because one can really take the opportunity to reflect and try to figure out their place in this world. This treehouse has evoked the latter of these two sentiments more strongly than perhaps any place I have ever visited. It is inspiring, uplifting, rejuvenating,and just plain fun. The two nights we spent here will be talked about and the memories made will be cherished for a lifetime, and honestly, you can't put a price on that. I hope to one day be able to impact peoples' lives in the way you have mine." - Much respect, Sean K. Woodbridge, NJ 8/23
"You have given us one unique experience which made it all the more memorable when we committed to spending the rest of our lives together. She was literally moonstruck, however, and said yes!" -- Ron and Lisa, 10/31-11/1
"Thank you for sharing your chanterelle and lobster mushrooms with us- delicious!" - Colleen and Jed, Portland, OR 10/17
"It is so inspiring to be in a place that is using nature and working with it rather than working against it. I am utterly blown away. The respect for what is provided by Mother Nature only encourages the people who come here to also be respectful and DREAM! Thank you." -- Ashley, Esam, and Jacob, Walla Walla, WA 10/13
"I don't have a bucket list, but if I did, this would be on it! We were married out of doors so this was the perfect place to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Thank you so much for sharing your adventures with us. We love the Cedar Creek Treehouse!" -- Lisa and Kris E. 9/15-16
"Your hospitality was like meeting an old friend and not skipping a beat. We thoroughly enjoyed the treehouse and this once in a lifetime experience. All the best wishes to you." -- Mike and Mary Jane K, Shenandoah Valley, VA 9/1
" Cannot thank you enough for letting us share in this beautiful place. Did not think it possible, but the experience even surpassed my highest expectations. A great father/daughter trip for the ages." -- Mac M. and Ann Myrick, Atlanta, GA 8/2
"My father passed away when I was 4 years old. I made a promise to make up for that loss by spending as much time as possible with my son and daughter. What better way than to spend solitude in you home!" -- Andrew and Matthew 7/22
"Today, my best friend asked me to be his wife. There could be no better or fitting place for us to take this step together....amongst the trees and stars! I only hope that one day, many years from now, we find ourselves back in this very spot, celebrating!" -- Monica and Greg, Woodinville, WA 7/11-13
"We're here celebrating ten years as a couple and one year as a married couple. It has been an amazing experience! We loved just sitting on the sun porch and watching the trees, hills, and birds.The stars at night were so beautiful! Up here so high, we didn't really want to descend. It's been the perfect time to relax, talk, and be alone with each other. We loved the tour of the other treehouses and views of the mountain. Thank you." -- Carmen and Matt 7/18-20
"This has been a hugely inspiring and life-affirming experience for the both of us. Everything about this place has a mystical quality that we will never forget." With sincere gratitude, Sophie and Ben 6/22
"Thank you for making this forest retreat available to the world. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time here-- sleeping under the stars, grilling veggies and making s'mores by the creek, drinking tea made from your organic mint leaves, and enjoying the breathtaking views from all the treehouses and skybridges on the tour. It was truly the perfect way to spend our honeymoon!" -- Lissa and Trey, Orlando, FL 5/30-31
" Speechless! Amazing! Inspiring! Exactly how I pictured "Miss Suzy" lived in my favorite children's book. Thank you for sharing a bit of paradise with us. Waltz away! " -- Eric and Annette, from the "hills" of Vermont 7/31
" The two nights at Cedar Creek Treehouse in the middle of our Pac NW journey has turned
into the pinnacle of our lifetime together.We have never been closer, yet ourselves,
and will never forget our stay here. Your dream and hard work in the trees has made a
difference in all of our lives upon departure. Each visitor's eyes and hearts will see
and feel differently. Thanks, and peace, affirmation, and love".
" This place is truly majestic and your love and spirit infuse the space with music,
laughter, peace and caring. We will certainly recommend you to other forest-spirits. Much love. "
" THIS is the place to BE ! "
" Thank you for sharing the thimble berries and huckleberries-
It was fun learning from you what I could find to eat and had never experienced before.
This quiet retreat was needed.. Thank you! "
" What a respite for my soul to be held in such nature and solitude!
You're a remarkable man with a remarkable vision. I'd definitely come back! "
" Cooled in the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Nestled in the cedar boughs
We are full
We are one. "
Pictures can't capture what an oasis this is. Thank you for sharing this work of love.
I can't wait to come back for a longer visit! "
" You've created a retreat so unique a person would have to see it for themselves to believe it.
It's Swiss Family Robinson come to life! Can't say enough good things about our experience.
This place will be in our hearts for a long time to come. "
" It is a memory we won't soon forget. The sound of the creek and sway of the tree put me fast asleep.
Thank you for a wonderful stay. P.S. Bring back the slide! "
" This is a very magical place and you've captured its spirit in your unique and comfortable dwellings.
We hope you continue to share your vision with others for many years to come. So glad we found this-
its the highlight of our trip!
" We had no idea how grand an experience this would be. What a perfect getaway.
Thank you. "
" Joanna and I celebrated fifty-five years of marriage high in Bill's treehouse.
It was a delight to live two days in a world of quietness and beauty.
Thank you for the great experience."
" Truly an amazing place. The tour was the best and the treehouse couldn't have been more relaxing.
Definitely a bucket list check off! "
" Bucket list 55th birthday!! My crazy high school mushroom picking BFF thrilled to the rainy
hazy day in the clouds. Your tree high adventure will be a bright spot in our rocking chair memories! "
" I thought Bob brought up way too many chanterelle mushrooms that you gave him….WRONG!
We wanted more with our breakfast! "
" From up here we have been able to observe our own dreams a bit clearer. Having a tree at the center of out daily activities was an amazing reminder of ourselves as part of a larger ecosystem.
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" Thank you for the most unique lodging experience ever!
What a beautiful place to bring my love. I think this will be an unforgettable birthday! "
"We couldn't have asked for a more peaceful and serene place to spend our 1st anniversary.
We ditched our hiking plans to stay by the creek and nap in the hammock for a lazy day instead.
We are rejuvenated and revived."
"The stories behind these high up spaces are equally inspiring---
reminding us to remember to think outside the box. With extreme appreciation."
"A childhood dream come true. The experience here in your treehouse was truly one of a kind.
"We had a wonderful time touring the Rainbow Bridge, Observatory,
cooking smores by the campfire and fishing the creek.
I even caught a small trout that I released back into the creek.
Perhaps next time we can try that new floating treehouse! Sincerely,"
"Cedar Creek Treehouse is the perfect union of rustic and luxurious.
It was thoughtfully designed and well crafted. But the best part is the never ending
thrill of dwelling, quite comfortably, in a perch so uncommon for people.
An ideal place for us to reconnect, to nature and each other. Thanks."
"What a fantastic, magical place to spend our 1st anniversary together.
We can't wait to come back and see what comes next... a tree village?"
"We don't want to leaf !! Thanks for having us."
"The Observatory, Stairway To Heaven, and Rainbow Bridge are incredible pieces of artwork.
We'll be back soon. Thank you."
"You have a great hidden treasure. Thanks for sharing it with us."
"Terrie and I thank you for making us feel right at home 50 feet in the air.
Today the 4th of July could not have better for seeing the sights.
Wonderful views from the Observatory. Thanks again for the tour and information as where to go."
"Both of us have been utterly blown away by everything about this beautiful place,
and feel so lucky to have been able to share this experience. Congratulations on such a
"This was a perfect 50th birthday celebration and I'm sure we will tell many others of
our memorable experience for years to come. Have fun completing the floating treehouse studio!
"Thanks for the opportunity to stay here and for inspiring Riley's treehouse building!"
"This experience has, for us, culminated what " the perfect vacation" should be.
We were honored to be the first guests across your Sun Bridge.
As long as we can climb a flight of stairs, we will return here to be renewed."
"We came as part of a 4 day journey to celebrate Bob's 50th birthday.
Visiting Cedar Creek Treehouse has been on our bucket list for some time.
We were not disappointed, to say the least! We will recommend it to all our friends and family."
"Everything was fun-- yet surreal. 50 feet in the air.......what a rush, what an experience.
"The hike to High Rock lookout was incredible. Such a hot day to do it, but worth it.
Then to bathe in the creek afterwards--a once in a lifetime experience for us.
So COLD !.....and then refreshing. Blessings."
"We enjoyed the tour of the new floating treehouse. I don't know how you make these things.... "
"Happy Anniversary!! We have been married one week today. What an amazing place you have crafted.
Thanks for sharing your stories with us. We enjoyed the high tour, cold creek and barbecue.
Can't wait to return! All the best"
"I couldn't imagine a better way to spend my 30th birthday! The hand-picked flowers were a nice touch.
We loved the creek and midnight rainstorm. Thanks again."
"Amazing vision and great execution. What an extraordinary place. We'll be back!
"Enjoyed conversations in the sun room with wine and cheese with the patter of rain on the roof.
Very comforting. "Happy Trees to you, until we meet again" Cedar later!"
"A wonderful spot to celebrate my 40th birthday. The mountain came out last night-
and so did the stars. Stunning!! Thanks again."
"This was a great surprise adventure. (Andy didn't tell me where we were going) and I have to admit I was a bit scared driving in the dark to an unknown destination. But the treehouse was the perfect inspiration for Andy to propose to me on High Rock Lookout !!!
I said yes!) This will always be a special place for us."
2011"Just plain Amazing! This adventure is one we will hold in our hearts forever. Thank you for sharing it with us."
-- Sherri and Dick B. Brockport, NY 7/25/11
"We were impressed by the High Rock Lookout hike you recommended!
We'll be back for some more serenity. "
"The treehouse was a gas and will provide many smiles as we reminisce about this weekend.
The sunroom is a great place to drink some wine and talk story. Thanks much."
"This is by far the most memorable place my husband and I ever stayed,
and I'm sure we'll be talking about it for years to come.
Our visit here has been extraordinary, beyond my wildest childhood fantasies of staying in a treehouse."
"On the eve of our birthdays, it appeared that the financial crisis had reached its zenith,
London was burning and that the world was full of violence, anxiety,
and the stupidities of mankind.
But then we came here and we were reminded that people can create beautiful things,
things that can bring joy to others, create sanctuaries for those who need to still their minds
and take stock. Thank you."
"Thanks to my always-full-of-surprises husband,
I got to spend my 29th birthday in the warmth and splendor of this precious space.
It has been an invigorating, replenishing, relaxing, meditative and inspiring stay here.
It's much more personal and intimate than just a treehouse- it's a treehome."
"We had an amazing time stargazing and can't remember the last time
we had such a peaceful weekend.
We took the Snow Lake hike you told us about on Mt. Rainier Saturday.
The crystal clear water of the lake was truly beautiful.
This has been a very special 30th birthday for my husband Ken and one
that neither of us will forget. Thanks again!"
"I came here to spend time bonding with my daughter who has a passion for treehouses.
She told me last night she felt like this was her home.
We had time to talk about hopes and dreams and fears and many other things.
She was able to observe you and I was reminded to- just do it- to live fearlessly.
Thank you for the inspiration."
"In 2009 my life forever changed with a diagnosis of breast cancer.
It was a long, hard fight which I SURVIVED.
I live for each moment of each day and always reach for the stars.
When USA Today published an article featuring treehouses,
I tore it out and said "Some day I will go to Cedar Creek."
I am fulfilling my dreams and bucket list to the best of my ability.
Thank you for this experience."
"Leaving this morning was a very difficult affair.
For a moment we considered walling us inside, as we have the high advantage,
and using medieval techniques (oil pots, rocks, arrows) to keep others away.
But that moment passed quickly as it would be a shame for this truly inspiring creation
NOT to be shared with all those who seek/need the unique brand of peace it provides."
"The beauty that surrounds me evokes tears of simple joy.
Thank all, especially the loving tree that embraced and protected me through the night."
"Thank you thank you thank you for an experience that surpassed our greatest expectations.
Living amongst the trees high atop this forest was an indescribable adventure.
The treehouse and the whole place come alive and have more meaning with Bill's interesting stories
and personal history here. We'll be back."
"Our honeymoon was great up to this point, but the treehouse made it perfect!
A wonderful example of how the heart of a man and the soul of nature can
come together to create love, peace, and beauty."
"A beautiful place to stay -- even in the pouring rain!
We had fun on the Comet Falls hike and even enjoyed some late season salmonberries and blue huckleberries.
Thanks for a great weekend!"
"If our booking 6 months early didn't give it away,
we are SO excited about Cedar Creek Treehouse.
This has been even more incredible than I imagined.
Experiencing something as majestic as Mt. Rainier,
then getting to live above the forest in a great cedar-
what a wonderful getaway!"
"We chose to spend both of our birthdays this year in your beautiful treehouse.
We couldn't have made a better choice.
We'll remember this extraordinary experience for the rest of our lives
-- gazing at the moon while the treehouse gently moves in the breeze, relaxing in the cozy loft,
enjoying being high in the treetops -- and wondering how on earth you created this."
"I truly can't imagine a more magical place to get engaged!
Thank you so much for helping make the proposal something we will never forget."
"We were impressed with the photos online, but they pale in comparison with the reality!
You allowed us to take full advantage of being off the grid.
We've never slept so well."
"It even managed to snow last night but it was nice and cozy with the heater and tea kettle going.
We had a wonderful time staying in the treehouse. A magical experience."
A magical experience -- cant wait to feature the Cedar
Creek Treehouse in my books and apps!
We found peace and warmth and magic here.
An oasis of peace and serenity with a little adrenaline rush
thrown in (the Treehouse Observatory) to make you aware you are still alive!
We hope to be back for our 61st so we can break the current
Traditionally the 5th year is gifted with wood. What more amazing place
to celebrate our 5th anniversary than in a treehouse in the woods!
Thank you for the wonderful, relaxing, once in a lifetime experience!
Our stay has been everything my daughter and I had hoped for and more. What a way
to celebrate her 40th birthday! A beautiful hideaway.
I kept saying to Russ, 'How can places this beautiful exist?'
You have created a haven. Its one of our best
anniversaries ever. Im not as afraid of heights as I thought.
This was our first trip to the Pacific Northwest, and staying in your treehouse
was the picture perfect highlight! It truly epitomizes all the beauty and
charm we were hoping to find!
This the closest weve been to nature, and it has inspired
us to live a more green, burden-free lifestyle.
It was amazing to watch the different clouds take shape through the skylights.
And listening to the creek was so relaxing. This will be a memory that well
I dont think weve slept better anywhere else. Coffee in the sunroom
in the morning, listening to the rain and watching the birds was my favorite part.
Its so obvious the treehouse was a labor of love. Thank you for
sharing it with us.
Be sure to pass on to Cedar how impressed we were with his daring and
We had a great time and enjoyed not only the treehouse but having a
picnic and campfire by the water. Thanks for everything.
You and your treehouse have helped restore my faith in humanity.
A hummingbird flew an inch from my face. Watching the stars through the
skylights, sleeping with a tree next to us and being surrounded by green was an
indescribable experience. We will miss the stars back in New York!
This was the ultimate mother/daughter retreat. I know neither of
us will ever forget this adventure and special time together."
I brought my wife Sara here to celebrate her birthday, BUT it
was every bit a gift to myself, I selfishly admit.
Well be excitedly describing this place to all our friends
Rain or shine, this is a beautiful, peaceful place.
The creek water was chilly but invigorating, and we had a wild bunny join us for
dinner. We will never forget the time we spent here.
A fantasy come true -- beautiful weather, too. WOW!"
From the moment I saw this place online, I knew it was where I needed to be! It met
every expectation and more.
The beauty, engineering , insight, and thoughtfulness exhibited
here go beyond any other resort known to America."
So different from Texas! -- Michael, Freddye, andFrog M. 6/19-20
Many people Ive known believe an urban environment is one of the most
inspiring atmospheres to live in -- those people have never experienced life here!
My 13 year old daughter saw your treehouse in Kids National Geographic
magazine last year and suggested we take a vacation there. I never knew anything
like this existed. If everyone could experience being this close to nature then
more people would care about saving the planet.
When trying to decide where to take a vacation, a lot of things made it on my
list. All of these things got crossed off when I found Cedar Creek Treehouse on the Travel
Channel website. Thank you for the memories!
This oasis youve created here will be a place I return to in my mind many
times over. What an amazing and awesome experience!
My husband and I read an article about the treehouse and said
Wouldnt it be cool to go here? A year and a half later, here we are. We
loved cooking dinner by the creek, talking on the observation porch until dark,
and some seriously, seriously deep, peaceful sleep.
Im sitting here 50 feet high and cannot reach around the trunk of this
tree, which has provided spectacular views of assorted neighboring trees,
of flowing water, of its own branching extensions, providing a coziness that housed two
travelers with feelings of security.
From Maxs (then age 8) finding this place in The Treehouse Book to being
here now took us a year and a half. We will remember it the rest of our lives.
We have seldom been someplace this quiet and been so immersed in the
natural world, when life is so hectic. Hope we can bring some of the peace home
I learned about Cedar Creek Treehouse years ago and tucked this memory away until
my wife and I could visit the Northwest for the very first time. We feel blessed for being
a part of such a beautiful and pure nature experience.
This first trip to Washington state and the treehouse has given me a chance to
re-connect with my family and with myself. Thank you for providing a place in the
sky to unwind and realign my heart with my head.
Our daughter Alyssa surprised us with the weekend vacation of staying in this
absolutely magical place! Thanks for everything but especially thanks to our
daughter who made it happen.
This weekend was like a beautiful dream. Thank you for reminding
me of the things in life that truly matter.
Your treehouse is everything we have heard about and more! We
will recommend this beautiful place to family and friends.
The most unique anniversary weve ever had.
Even in the rain it was enchanting. The west window in the loft provided the best
view this morning as the sun broke through and shone down on the creek. Good coffee and
water, heat, and a good book made this place so comfortable, and the futon was perfect. There
wasnt one thing we lacked.
The best 100 ft. climb an acrophobic girl ever had!
Our experience at Cedar Creek Treehouse was the highlight of our
honeymoon, where we could relax and talk about the craziness of the wedding
planning. And we came face to face with our fears, conquering the Stairway To Heaven,
walking the Rainbow Bridge, and making it into the Observatory. We will never forget our
We had an unforgettable 1st wedding anniversary weekend staying in your
treehouse. The rain gave us just the right excuse to stay indoors and cozy up.
Thanks for your creativity and vision!
It was exciting spotting the first mountain goat of the season
from the observatory. What a surprise!
My sister is such an inspiration to me. She talks me into the coolest situations.
I would not have missed sharing her 50th birthday with her in this amazing place!
We traveled from Indiana in search of an adventure. We flew all day and drove all
night. You met us late on Saturday to show us what would be a night that we will
never forget. Thank you for sharing with us and the world. Peace and love
"Our eldest daughter is a teacher and now lives in Yakima, WA. Last year on a
visit there they took us to a fundraiser for the education department. That is where we
learned about your original vacation. We outbid others and won this package for $1300. It
has been well worth it."
"I never thought that I would be up in a tree at seventy! What a birthday surprise
this was for me! Thank you, treehouse, for the memories to share with my
better half of fifty years plus. A part of this place is no longer here, as I have taken
it with me"
"Now we are both hooked! We could imagine all the wonderful nights and days spent
here and feel lucky to be a part of it. Much thanks to those things that
grow and allow the pleasure of their use. Until next time
"TV and magazines do not do it justice. This is one peaceful piece of
"The whole experience was surreal. The beauty of the property is
breathtaking. We have enjoyed a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate our
34th wedding anniversary. You Tarzan, me Jane. Thanks for sharing with the world."
"WOW is all I have to say about this beautiful place. I dont think I will ever in the rest of my life find a more scenic view from a bathroom!"
"I think the aspect I enjoyed most was the peacefulness. Without all the
electronic distractions of home, you have more time to enjoy the sounds of nature. Never
underestimate the calming power of the sound of a nearby stream."
"I loved waking up this morning to hail on the windows and the rushing
creekall snuggled in! What a great start to a Mothers Day. We had a
"Thanks for allowing us to celebrate our "babymoon" in such a wonderful,
full of good energy place. "Piper" will be born in August and we want her to
share our adventures of life, nature and respect for the natural world. This was
her first true adventure! Namaste"
"The stars, the trees, the peace, and the proposal. I will never forget this place
or time. It is the beginning of the rest of our life together, and I couldnt
imagine it starting in a more perfect environment."
"It was tree-riffic. A birthday celebration we will never forget.
Even a visitation from a Rufus hummingbird ... robins, townsend solitaire, grey jay, bald
eagle, ruby crowned kinglets and crows shared our view."
"Thank you so much for allowing us to share Cedar Creek Treehouses tenth
anniversary with you and the enjoyable visit with your friends. Your entire place
is a true gem -- we appreciate your willingness to share it with the world. It
felt like being home with family!"
"This unexpected bit of wonder and peace is the highest of
highlights during our honeymoon excursion through the Pacific Northwest. May the peace
here in your valley flood the world."
"What a magical place. Rain put no damper on this stay. You left
us all in awe. Thank you again."
"Thanks for making our 10th wedding anniversary such a memorable
"Ever since we met 6 years ago, weve been scheming up our own treehouse
blueprints. Coming to Cedar Creek Treehouse was like a dream come true! Thanks
for all your hospitality."
"Kris and Kim stayed here on a wet and rainy night in mid-September, and what a delight. Wine and cheese and the sound of the breeze blowing through the trees,we worshipped the mighty cedar tree. Thanks so much for the honor" -- 9/07
"We were looking forward to this romantic getaway in the Cedar Creek Treehouse
since Christmas. On our first night we got engaged while looking at the stars,
50 feet up in the treehouse. We cant think of a more amazing way to start our life
"Cedar Creek Treehouse + High Rock Lookout +
Mt. Rainier view + Marriage = Wonderful!
Thank you for helping us make lasting memories in a place more magical than
Disney World. Our hearts will always yearn for the Cedar Creek Treehouse.
Thanks for sharing your amazing creations with us - now I know why the map is
secret - everyone will want to come back, but no one will remember how to get here! We
cant wait to come back. Thanks!
This was a great way to celebrate my husbands 45th birthday! We will share
this experience with all of our friends. It couldnt have been any better of
When she awoke the next morning after a wonderful, sound sleep
Paradise was not six miles down the road at Mt.
Rainier...it was right here. What a memory this will be to begin our
There is nothing more wondrous and grand than being deep in the woods and in the
mountains -- that is until we experienced your treehouse perched high atop a cedar
tree! You feel closer and somehow a part of the wilderness. Thanks for
the truly fantastic experience.
We are very excited to be staying in a real tree that has been featured on places
like the Oprah Winfrey Show and HGTV. We never dreamed we would ever enjoy this once in a
lifetime experience. Its wonderful to be this close to nature and still feel
safe! Thank you so much for this opportunity to have the time of our lives.
We were so relaxed and cozy the first night, we fell asleep by 8:30, before it
even got dark. Wow
what a place -- even doing the dishes is relaxing! I came
here with a lot on my mind and leaving with peace just by being here.
My son Will and I saw the Cedar Creek Treehouse on the Travel Channel one night
last year. We knew our family was doing our cross-country trip -- summer of 2006 -- so we
put your place on our list. Got to know this out in the woods place while
reading/smiling and WOWING! through your website. Weve looked forward to this all
year. The trip up the spiral staircase, across the bridge, and inside the
observatory was a real family event! Well be back to see your next tree
Hot, hot, hot! Temperatures of 97 welcomed us to Ashford. We mountain biked in
the hot weather and visited Paradise as well. Thank goodness for the creek back at
What an inspiration
such so that I am determined to retire in a
the search is on for the perfect tree - WHOO HOO! To live where the
trees meet the sky - that is paradise!
Green trees, brown trees,
Christmas in July! The Rainbow Bridge was so much fun to walk across.
It doesnt get better than this! What a solid, solid home
in the trees. My favorite view was the western valley, with the sun on the trees and the
stream running toward the sound.
Everything is fun when youre in a treehouse fifty feet in
There are many people back in Ohio waiting to hear about the treehouse. We
cant wait to share our stories with them. It has been even more than we
I loved sharing this fun experience with my niece and great nephew. What
a memory for all of us - especially the observation tower and the stars above our
beds at night.
The bottom line is: weve traveled all over the world, all seven continents,
and there is no doubt well always remember our time here. Memories are
priceless, and we got em!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but I don't think a picture
or a thousand words could describe the serenity or amazing feeling you get when
you;re in this treehouse.
Thanks for having the imagination and determination to build this
We will remember these days and nights.
I had to come back for our one year anniversary. Staying at least two
nights is the way to go. The observatory wasnt completed when we came
before -- what an awesome experience to add to our trip!
We will work hard to send you more German guests!
We had such a wonderful weekend hanging out in your tree...and...we got engaged! We
are dreaming of returning again.
An ideal honeymoon spot
. We needed the peace and
tranquility of this lofty home to unwind from the whirlwind of festivities. The berries
are ripe, so dont forget a container for picking!
Thank you for allowing us to return to childhood, if only for a night.
Our 10 year anniversary at Cedar Creek Treehouse will be a memory which
brings us pleasure for the rest of our lives.
As a musician, of course the ascent up the spiral Stairway to Heaven (Led
across the Rainbow Bridge (J. Hendrix)
to the tower with the
ultimate view of the mighty Mt. Rainier was majestic. Our visit was
What a peaceful respite in the rainforest
contrast to our daily lives in the desert working on the Hanford cleanup.
Im in awe of all the effort that went into building your treehouse
and lookout tower. Building under stress of danger takes 10 times the energy!
What a delightful surprise for my husbands 58th birthday. I was able to
keep it a surprise until we walked right up to it. Couldnt get the grin off his
face. Of all the many places we have stayed, this ranks amongst the most unique in
This trip for us was about relaxing and hugging some trees. There was no better
way to do it but to stay here. Two days is not enough as there is too much to see and do
in this area. The only place I have slept better is on a boat at anchor in the
Virgin Islands! Thanks for everything.
Dear Treehouse -- What a unique experience -- the stars stayed still
while WE twinkled
what more can you ask for?
Heard about Cedar Creek Treehouse on the Oprah show six years ago. Finally got
here. We will return to Houston, Texas with a smile on our face
will never forget the loo with a view! And my daughter Zoe was one of the
youngest to ever cross the Rainbow Bridge!
"This place is truly amazing!!
Although it was a little creepy walking through the forest at night, I would come back
again and again. P.S. Don't be scared of the observatory. The view is amazing."
"Thank you for sharing your dream,
vision, art, and hard work. We enjoyed it and appreciate what you have done
"Our love of nature and dreams grew as we
spent time listening to the percussive sound of the falling rain and watched the blanket
of snow drape over the canopy below. Absolute bliss."
"Thank you so much for sharing this amazing
place with us- you made a childhood dream come true and gave us an experience
we'll never forget!"
"This will be in the memory bank for
as long as life will let me be..."
"Awesome, Bill! What an experience!
Cozy and private with incredible views of the stars. Sleeping by the creek,
surrounded by these majestic mountains and trees, is a dream come true. Thanks for your
hospitality. We'll be back!"
"It was so wonderful to come back to
the treehouse. What a fabulous time we had. The creek is so refreshing- yes, it's
cold, but on a hot day it sure felt good. Thank you for the wonderful tour and your
kindness in sharing this with us. Thank you Northwest Backroads for airing this place on
TV for me to find."
"This place is SWEET! It's
so much fun staying in such a cool place. If I could live here I would. To people reading
this: Look forward to a fun trip!!!"
"Hey! Thank you sooo much for letting us
stay here. It's a lot of fun and the views are amazing and beautiful ...
especially from the observation tower even though it was freaky (except for the bridge.)
"Thanks for the memories --
the tours were great and informative.....we learned a lot."
"Bill, this was the best time I have
ever had! It's so good of you to share this wonderful place. My wife of five
years booked this about a month ago. She never told me anything until we arrived. I was so
surprised! SHE IS GREAT."
"My family and I enjoyed it
immensely. Best of luck with all your future endeavors and inventions"
"This is THE COOLEST place.
Well worth the trip from Alabama. This was a surprise 1st Anniversary trip and it could
not have been better. Keep dreaming and building. We will be back!"
"Perfect Honeymoon Hideaway!!
What a wild and crazy way to spend a few days. This experience made our honeymoon even
better, and that is hard to top. We will recommend this to other adventure seekers! We
cannot wait until there are more inventions!"
"What can I say that wasn't already said? We
had a great night! Beautiful weather, views, and a comfortable "nest" in
the tree. Thank you and congrats on building a dream."
"Thanks so much for making this such
a memorable first anniversary for us! My husband thought this would be a great
surprise for me -- he was right. We can't wait to come back!"
"We are in awe of what you have
created here. It has crossed our minds to settle our affairs in New York and
return with all of our stuff, but, alas, that probably won't be good for business. Future
guests: If out of the corner of your eye you catch a glimpse of a small green girl, know
that our Maya is near, but don't be afraid ... she is not a Republican!"
"No words can adequately describe
this experience. All I can say is that going back to New York is going to be the
hardest it has ever been."
"Everything was as incredible as we
imagined. It really is amazing to see the fabulous house that you built in the
sky. You've made our dreams come true. Thank you."
"It was everything that I had imagined and
so much more. The highlight of our trip to the Northwest. Perfection! We
hope to see you again."
"We are all the more impressed by the fact
that you built it. What a feat!"
"Truly a remarkable structure!"
"We were married up north with cedar and
fairies at a beautiful lake in the forest. How very magical to have our honeymoon
in the arms of the cedar, surrounded by fairies and bathed in moonlight. Thank
you for sharing your space that brings heaven to Earth."
"In the words of John Muir: One must
go to the woods for safety...if for nothing else. ... and you may have one
of the safest places of all. Thanks for the fun, conversation, and the
"May your treehouse continue to
bring you both much joy and many fun tourists from far and wide."
"Our kids really did us a favor when they
surprised us with two nights at Cedar Creek Treehouse for our 35th anniversary. I
can't think of a more satisfying experience than to be nestled in the trees with
the sound of the creek below. We loved every minute of our stay!
Imagination is such a wonderful thing, and we sure have enjoyed being part of the journey
yours has led us on. I loved the climb to the observatory and the rainbow bridge! Thanks
"Your treehouse is a beautiful little gem,
and it was blissful to live among the treetops for a couple of days.
Thanks for a one-of-a-kind- experience!"
"We are so glad we heard about you all the way out to
Hammaro in Sweden. This has been a highlight of our 10 day trip in the USA.
Next time we will bring our daughters with us."
"Thanks, Bill, for 48 hours of creekside
bliss. We'll be back -- (again!) ..."
"My best birthday present ever. Everything
was perfect -- the view, the silence, the sky! Thank you so much."
"Our evening hike to High Rock lookout was magical
... Thanks for all your phone calls and patience in helping us set this up.
It's been a wonderful contrast to the heat, humidity, and highrises of Hong Kong."
"So many people never follow their passion. Thank you
for following yours when you built the treehouse. We'll never forget it."
"The memories of our honeymoon here will never cloud
or get jumbled with memories of other places we have stayed. We will both treasure
this experience forever!"
"What a wonderful time we had! Everything is
so beautiful-- even better than we could have imagined. Can't wait to revisit
when the spiral staircase is done!"
"This was definitely the highlight of our
cross-country trip! It's beautiful. It was exciting and relaxing at the same time.
Now my 10-year-old son is making plans to build a treehouse in the woods behind our house.
(Seth says he's staying here and living here 'forever' ... take good care of him,
"We have stayed in many unusual places on our two
road-trips West from Maryland. This included a 30 ft. cement tipi on Rt. 66, a bed and
breakfast w/ theme rooms, a cabin in Yellowstone, and now a treehouse looking out on Mt.
Rainier. Our stay HERE has been my favorite!!"
"A wonderful way to end a honeymoon. Started with
hiking about 100 miles on the Wonderland Trail and ended by lounging about in a treehouse.
Awesome ... Thanks for the amazing space."
"Thanks so much for building this unbelievable
treehouse and more importantly, for opening it up for others to share. The
pictures on the website, as awesome as they are, don't come close to doing this place
justice. Seeing the river otter chasing the trout in the stream was a bonus.
Can't wait to come back again when your observation tower is finished!"
"Thanks for making our 19th annual 'Cousins
Convention' unforgettable. We have stayed in unusual places before, but this is
'treetops' above everything else! We had so much fun -- thanks for sharing this
"So far this is a great new adventure for all of us
in our family! This is our first trip to Washington and, in fact, for me and my brother,
our first trip to the States which hasn't been Boston. This is a true highlight of our
trip to Washington. The beds are very comfortable and cozy! The hammock is
excellent and perfect for wildlife spotting! The creek is wonderful! You should
have seen my dad trying to swim laps in it! My brother couldn't even get in, it was so
cold! I've only been here a few hours, but I'm relaxed already! Who knows what I'll be
like after it's over."
"Best of luck on the spiral staircase! P.S. -- Mars
was beautiful from the loft."
"The four of us enjoyed your fantasy as our
"Of all our wedding presents, staying in this
enchanting treehouse was the most romantic. We'll never forget it."
"Thanks for sharing your treehouse with the rest of
the world and allowing us to experience the view. Our stay was truly memorable.
The Moon and Mars were lovely in the treetops!"
"Expected to see Tom Bombadill, traipsing along that
ridge beyond the creek, JRR Tolkien-esque. You've created a niche, to perch and peak at
the ocean of Ents. Delightful place to dream."
"As we walked through the park, the sun was setting.
I turned to my wife and asked her what her idea of a romantic weekend would be. She
thought briefly and replied, 'I'd spend the night in a treehouse, having dinner over
candlelight, and there would be a creek outside where we could skinny-dip after dinner.'
It was just a fantasy, but here we are! It's been a wonderful two days with the
trees and view and rain. We'd come back in a heartbeat."
"Thank you Bill for accomodating my
winter birthday adventure! As an Australian, this is my first snow-covered one! Now I
shall eat breakfast and talk of the next visit to the treehouse (summer
"On the first night we had much wind, but the rocking
became soothing and we soon found our fear becoming a deep, peaceful sleep. The night
after that we were treated to a blanket of snow that gave us a white, beautiful morning.
On our third day we drove into Seattle, but we quickly tired of the city and couldn't
wait to climb back into our little nest in the trees. Thanks for a great getaway!
"Good morning-- We had an incredible sunset last
night ... the pink and orange hues danced on the treetops ... while the smoke from our
fire slowly wound its way up towards the moon and stars. I awoke this morning
utterly refreshed. I haven't slept that soundly in a long time. This place is an
insomniac's cure -- such an incredibly tranquil place for the mind and spirit.Thank you"
"We have been waiting for a year to get back to Mt.
Rainier and stay in your treehouse. It was worth the wait! The babbling
brook was especially soothing. Thanks for a great time."
"Mt. Rainier is a magical place, and I'll add
the treehouse to my list of "musts" for anyone visiting here.
"For two people who are usually NEVER at a loss for
words, we find ourselves speechless! We have fallen in love with this incredible
gift every minute we've been here. Thank you for sharing your archetectural
passion with us."
"This place needs a REAL couch and a T.V ... (just
kidding)..... I loved it."
"This is a 5-star treehouse. Staying
here ignited our imaginations. Now possibilities seem like probabilities!"
"Slept like a baby. Can't think of a
better place to spend our 10th Anniversary."
"Thank you for letting us stay in the treehouse. Now
I want to build one. It was extraordinary!"
"Great to get out of 112 degrees in Phoenix and into
your treehouse. It was a most memorable night! The whole fam damily
"The creek was REALLY COLD! But very fun! Wish
we could stay longer!"
"You have built the ULTIMATE escape.We have all enjoyed what we too often take for granted.....nature. Thanks again!"
"How my wife managed to keep this a secret for two
months was a miracle. The surprise was magical. We hope to visit
"I remember helping you nail the first 20-foot
section of ladder to this tree and wondering what this crazy guy was up to. Well, time has
shown that you are one of those dreamers who knows how to fulfill a vision--and what
a marvelous result. I'm looking forward to seeing the "treehouse
village" evolve. Thanks again."
"Wow! The sound of the creek ... the treetop
view, no T.V., no phone. We have made our lives very complex in today's world and I
know it's much better having a simple life. Back to the beauty of nature and
walking among the mountains and forests. We sure can't see this in
"I can't find the words to express how blown away I
am at how super cool this really is. It was cloudy and overcast but
that didn't stop us! Sleeping felt like Mother Nature gently rockin' her little ones to
bed. You'll definitely see us again."
"Laying in bed watching the sunrise over the trees
... and feeling part of it. One does really feel part of nature. An unforgettable
2 days, an experience we will recommend heartily to our friends."
"We were able to see the rain and sun pour beautiful
color and shades of light through the canopy and on the hills. Complete with rainbow. It
has been a very rewarding, peaceful, and refreshing experience. Thank
"As a kid I used to play in the woods with friends,
searching for which tree would make the perfect fort for our adventures. Now we can say we
spent two nights in the best one of all. Thanks for creating such a
space. Good luck on treehouse #2 !"
"I am so glad we heard about you all the way out in
Madison, Wisconsin. This has been the highlight of our 10-day trip West. I am grateful for
the sweet red thimbleberries that I ate after washing my hair in the Creek. The mint
tea I drank as the moon rose over Osborne Mountain ... the plentiful stars ... and the
wonderful tree that has enlivened my heart and spirit. Thank you all.
"We loved watching the jay feed the chicks in the
morning as the sun was coming over the mountains. At night, the bats provided
entertainment with their acrobatics outside the sunroom. And the stars were incredible.
All of this, plus your lovely treehouse alongside a beautiful creek! We feel so lucky to
have had the CHANCE to experience this enchanting place. We'll never
"During our 30 years of marriage we've traveled
extensively and had many wonderful experiences. However, we have never stayed in a
treehouse, so celebrating our 30th anniversary here was truly special!
Thank you for creating this magical place!! We loved every minute."
"What an experience for us and our nephews. Two
nights in the treehouse was not long enough! I saw a shooting star from bed through the
skylight last night, too--big and bright. WOW ... a memory that will be with
"Thanks for a wonderful way to remember the
Northwest before taking off for a couple of years in Africa ... I'll miss the
cedars and green mountains!"
"This place gives me such hope for seeking
pleasure in simple things. To the Moon ... and it was an amazing FULL
"Your treehouse was a wonderful wedding gift
to ourselves and birthday for me. It has served as a catalyst to launch us into
the married stratosphere."
"Sincerest thank yous for sharing your dreams and
vision. This small piece of heaven does the body, mind, and soul good. We
look forward to returning!"
"Thanks for the privilege of
staying in one of the most remarkable shelters on earth ... a thoroughly
relaxing and cleansing experience." Namaste
" How wonderful to sit in a warm and dry home and
feel it sway in the the wind. I want one of my own! Could not have asked
for a better weekend away."
"... soft music playing, he kneeled in front of me
and took my breath away. He said that he brought me to this nest in our
Enchanted Forest because he wanted to give me the fairy tale ... we're engaged! In
all my years of imagining it since I was a little girl, it could not have been
more perfect or beautiful."
"Captain's log -- Star Date 6/15-6/16 2001 We
encounter other interesting creatures like ourselves here in the Pacific Northwest ...our
mission: to seek out special times for special people. On our next visit
to this area we will return to the trees."
"Being out here has helped me make some very
difficult decisions, both professionally and personally. I really enjoyed
your treehouse, Bill. I hope not too many others find out about it!!"
"This is definitely an experience I want to share
with others close to me. I'll be coming back again ..."
"Not only did we use the time to wade in the creek
and get cozy in the treehouse, but we became better friends. It allowed us the
opportunity to relax and let down our guard. I keep thinking of all the
people that I want to bring here!"
"The whole gang had a great time and it certainly
lived up to our expectations. I hope this will be a regular place of refuge
"Perhaps in a dozen or so years this old Auntie will
take yet another generation of nieces and nephews on an adventure. We'll
definitely come back here!"
"Our youngest daughter, Lindsay, spends quite a bit
of time in the trees and has always wanted a treehouse of her own. She is the one that
discovered Cedar Creek Treehouse and encouraged us to make it part of our adventure. I
only wish we had more time to stay and "listen to the quiet."
"This is a wondrous building in a fabulous setting
and our family has wholly enjoyed our few days here. We look forward to
having our day in the octagon! Thanks a plenty."
"I'm so glad I came here. I
liked trying to make a fire. I want to live in a house like this when I'm old
enough to have my own house! Staying here was like a home ... Yay!!"
"The experience for my grandchildren and me was
great. It was so different that it will have a lasting effect on our
relationship. Thank you for sharing."
"Thank you for the adventure of a lifetime
... and the best night's sleep that two L.A. lawyers have had in eons."
"... you've written your greatest music up here in
this tree -- a magnificent dream fulfilled for the enjoyment of others. Romantic
and poetic beyond dreams. Thanks for the vision, the craft, and the
"Not to touch the earth, and almost touch the sky ...
wow, you really topped off our vacation!"
"Not only have I been inspired to look for my own
place of serenity, but the treehouse and surroundings calmed me in the
way that I have been needing."
"I had a great time looking for salamanders. You
gave us good ideas for our own treehouse!"
"It was a magical evening in a magical place.
Thanks to my brother for going along with this crazy idea of spending a night in a tree.
What a trip!!"
"This was an absolutely perfect place to spend the
first night of our honeymoon! Thank you so much!"
"All three of us have our own personal
reasons for needing a retreat, but we all were able to find what we needed here
... for me, spending a little time with my younger brother."
"In the times we live in now it is a safe
feeling being here in the clouds. If all the world could take one day in
this place we would have a calm all around us."
"Thank you for a fabulous night tucked under
the covers in your tree. We had been staying at the youth hostel in Seattle all
week, so we didn't know what to do with ourselves when we didn't hear a half dozen drunken
Mongolians clamoring down the hallway at 3 in the morning."
"Sitting up here in this canopy with a mystical white
tapestry enveloping the nearby mountains has soothed our souls and reminded us of
the importance of pursuing dreams. Thank you for inspiring in us new dreams of
-- Tom D.-Durham,N.C. , Kathy N.- Intervale, N.H., Scott and Lori- Portland, OR, 10/7/00
"As a family with two teenagers, you need to have
those "for no reason at all" times away from the daily routines to reconnect.
This wonderful treehouse is just the ticket. No computer, phones, or TV -- just
beauty and peace. Thank you. "
"Since it was a surprise, I was very curious why my
husband would venture so far past the "private property" signs ... but as soon
as I heard accordion music emerging from the trees, I knew we were
exactly in the right place!"
"We came very far away from Finland to look at this
wonder. I noticed the treehouse from the Internet a half year ago and now we are
here. A very exciting place!"
"We have traveled all over the world, but this place
is certainly the most unique hideaway yet!"
" This week fulfilled my childhood fantasy to
live in a treehouse. The hike to High Rock lookout was the high point of our
trip. Thanks for the recommendation. We'll tell all our friends about you and your
excellent arboreal abode!"
"We have spent this past year in Fukuoka, Japan. What
we would have given to look out and see a sea of trees!! We leave in two days to return to
Japan, but will remember this always."
"... and only then, with my wife and Bill looking at
me with devious smiles, did I know that I wasn't going camping -- I was going to spend two
nights in a treehouse! What a great present!"
"We left 105 degrees back in the Dallas area, along
with traffic, hurry, noise, news, etc. This was a wonderful break ...
except, who was voted off "Survivor" this week???"
"It's wonderful being in the trees! We leave
tomorrow, but this experience will be one of my favorite memories forever.
P.S. -- Try the hammock-- it's heavenly!!"
"When I badly messed up my ankle in the Olympic
National Park backcountry and had to be flown out by helicopter to the hospital, I was
looking forward to a relaxing few days and nights in your treehouse.I t was difficult
climbing the stairs with crutches, but well worth it. I can't wait to share this with my
friends back home. We got the relaxation we needed and the perfect ending to a
perfect honeymoon ... Thanks. "
"Best view I ever expect to have from a
"port-a-potty" ......and FRESH FLOWERS!!"
"We are celebrating our parents' 25th wedding
anniversary ... and they were nice enough to invite us kids! Thank you, Bill, for sharing
this with us." "It is a tree of life to them that hold fast"B'Shalom (go in peace)
"Water's cold -- fire was fun --
completely restful. This place ROCKS! A natural high!"
"Dragged afraid-of-heights Mom up
here. After ten minutes of coaxing, she hugged the tree!" --
Alexandra (12 years)
"This trip was planned to introduce our new
daughter-in-law to the beauty of the great Northwest. The stay here was a highlight to
this adventure. It will be one of our fondest memories."
"I can't express how cozy and wonderful it
was to be snug in the loft while the lightning, thunder, and wind raged outside.
We enjoyed our stay immensely."
"We have named your tree "the Giving
Tree." It has given you and your guests so many years of enjoyment. Thank you
for such a unique experience."
"I was supposed to be researching our Hawaii
vacation, but my fingers typed in "treehouse vacations" in the keyword space
while I was on the Internet. I immediately felt a kindred spirit to this
place and knew that Brad and I were not going to Hawaii, but to Cedar Creek
"You have managed to find the fine line of
minimal living without sacrificing basic comforts ... something to learn from.
............Don't want to go!........"
"Worth the money and the trip! Memorable for
a lifetime. Great family vacation!!"
"We rode here on our ' 96 Fat Boy "Harley"from Spokane, WA. These are our "wonder years"-- the kids are grown (3 sons) and
on their own with 3 beautiful wives (daughters-in-law) and three precious grandchildren. What
a special birthday present ... I think he loves me very much!"
"She's right about that!!"
"This is the best treehouse ever--
thanks for the tour! "
"I could have slept in the
hammock and watched the butterflies glide through the trees all day."
"I came all the way from Norway to experience
this unusual style of living. In our country trees are not as big, and
would not support such an impressive structure."
"This treehouse was just one more unique
place in my memory in which I was able to tell my wife Michelle how much I love
"Here is a toast to four friends I love most
-- high in the sky with a tree as a host!"
"Thank you for your thoughtfulness, hard work, and
inspiration in creating this treehouse that so many others can enjoy. We have had a blissful
two days and are reluctant to return to civilization."
"... then Curtis proposed to me under the
stars. What a perfect night! This treehouse will always be a wonderful
memory for us."
"May the music never end in
this wonderful place!"
"We anticipated our stay in the treehouse as the highlight
of our family vacation. It did not disappoint!"
" We arrived as friends and leave as Soul-mates
"One of the best travel assignments I've ever had! Thanks
for the hospitality."
" An Architectural Marvel!" -- Michael S./ principal architect, Chicago 5/99
"Tree-riffic! Best spot in
Washington. Keep it up!"
"The primitive heart beat of Nature -- wind
in the trees, the babbling brook -- the creaking of the treehouse .. watching the sky roll
over the treetops ... red wine, leopard skin underwear, wild sex,
the roar of wild animals -- the closest we've found in the Northwest to our jungle
paradise. Thanks for the memories.
"The best place to be for stargazing! We
wanted to give my Kentucky in-laws a Northwest experience, and now they
will say there is no place to go but UP!!
"From fifty feet up the starry night
was incredible! Your treehouse is a charm. Thank you.
"Happy New Year! What a wonderful way
to start the new year. We loved listening to the creek at night and watching the
snowflakes hit the skylights in the morning. The perfect retreat for a newly engaged
couple. This experience, in a way, was the kick-off to our new life together. Thanks
for making your hideout available to us!
"Our treehouse is cozy. What a wonderful
place for two aging children/lovers to spend a quality Thanksgiving
together. See you in the Sun!!"
"It's hard to beat: private
location -- 50' up -- wonderful trees & woods -- flowing creek -- charming & cozy
house -- breathtaking view -- loft with starry nights -- no phone! Thanks for a very
"What a unique, interesting, and beautiful
place -- it was great getting high the old-fashioned way -- by really
getting high! Thanks for the hot tea."
"The photographic possibilities are
endless way up here. Thanks for preserving the old growth. We'll be
"What a place! What a view! What
a night! What a memorable experience! We will tell our
friends ... just hope they believe us."
"As the moon found her way
"Nothing really needs to be said about the magnificent
view ... we'll be back to enjoy it soon enough!!"
Cedar Creek Treehouse, P.O. Box
204, Ashford, WA 98304