Written by Cortlyn Adams
Little Owl Cabin Elopement at Mt Rainier
I am a big fan of cabins tucked away in the pine trees, but there are few cabins that can top this iconic Mt Rainier Airbnb featured in this Little Owl Cabin elopement. In this blog post, I’m sharing everything you need to know to plan your dream mountain elopement at the Little Owl Cabin. From photography permits to the best pizza place in Packwood, this blog will have you ready to book the famous Little Owl Cabin for your adventure wedding at Mt Rainier.
Meet the couple of this Little Owl Cabin elopement at Mt Rainier
Meet Nichole and Corey! They are from Georgia and planned their destination elopement at Mt Rainier. They booked an all-day cabin elopement package, which meant I got to begin capturing their Washington elopement day as they got ready at the Little Owl Cabin. After they got ready, they had their first look at the Little Owl Cabin and we headed to Mt Rainier National Park. Before we crossed into the famous Washington national park, we made a pit stop at Cruiser’s Pizza in Packwood (which is my favorite mountain town outside of Mt Rainier National Park and is where the Little Owl Cabin is located). Pizza in hand, we began their Mt Rainier elopement on a trail that features some of the oldest and largest pine trees in the park. We ended their Washington elopement day at a mountain overlook by an alpine lake. Nichole and Corey shared some wedding cake during an elopement picnic, and just as the sun began to set, Mt Rainier showed up from behind the clouds for an epic ending to their elopement day. From the beginning of their elopement at Little Owl Cabin to the end overlooking Mt Rainier, Nichole and Corey’s Washington destination elopement was laid-back, adventurous and totally them.
What you need to know for your Little Owl Cabin stay near Mt Rainier
The Little Owl Cabin is one of the most iconic cabins near Mt Rainier National Park. There are multiple Airbnb cabins owned and operated by Little Owl Cabin, and they are all really popular. So, if you’re wanting to plan a Little Owl Cabin elopement, plan to be flexible with your dates. The Little Owl Airbnbs are located on the southeastern side of Mt Rainier National Park, and, like I mentioned earlier, are in Packwood, WA. Keep reading to find out more about why I love Packwood so much! One important detail to keep in mind for your Little Owl Cabin elopement is that there is an additional fee for professional photos to be taken at the cabins. The fee is around $300, and it gives your elopement photographer permission to take photos in and around the cabin. If you plan to book the Little Owl Airbnb for your cabin elopement, I highly recommend paying the photographer fee and booking an all-day cabin elopement package so you can have photos of your time at the iconic Washington cabin (like Nichole and Corey’s first look!).
Is the Little Owl Cabin Airbnb booked for your elopement date? Check out my other favorite Airbnbs near Mt Rainier
There are incredible Airbnb cabins near Mt Rainier National Park. If you’re looking for a place to stay for your Mt Rainier elopement or adventure wedding, I want to help you find the perfect cabin. So, explore the two resources below to help you narrow down your search for the best Airbnbs by Mt Rainier National Park:
What to do in Packwood during your Little Owl Cabin stay
Like I mentioned earlier, I love Packwood, WA! It’s one of my favorite mountain towns surrounding Mt Rainier, and it’s another reason why the Little Owl Cabin is such a great location for your elopement. When you’re planning your destination wedding to Mt Rainier National Park, here are some things to keep in mind about staying in Packwood. There are gas stations and a grocery store within Packwood, but there is not great cell service. So, I recommend printing off or taking screenshots of map directions from the Little Owl Cabin to the various destinations you’d want to travel to. I love to stop at Cruiser’s Pizza (like I did with Nichole and Corey!), and I highly recommend their taco pizza. I know, it sounds weird, but it’s amazing; trust me! Mountain Goat Coffee Company is a cute little coffee shop in town, and Packwood Brewing Co. is a new brewery in Packwood and would make an awesome post-elopement party location. Obviously, if you’re in Packwood you have to explore Mt Rainier. Click here to read my recommendations for the best hikes in Mt Rainier National Park. And, if you’re dreaming of a white, winter wedding, then White Pass Ski Resort is only about an hour away from Packwood and would be an incredible winter wedding destination.
Book the ideal cabin elopement package for your best day ever
Psst…I know of a pretty cool Mt Rainier elopement photographer who would love to document your day…just saying (lol). But, truly, hiring the right elopement photographer is a really important step in your Little Owl Cabin wedding planning process! Of course, you’ll want photos of your day to treasure for years to come. But, you also want to book a photographer with experience in adventure elopements. From day-of timelines, weather patterns and uniquely scouted locations at Mt Rainier National Park, it’s so important to work with a photographer who is well-versed in Washington adventure elopement photography. I work really hard to care for my clients to make the planning process simple and their cabin elopement day unforgettable.
On average, an Little Owl Cabin elopement costs an average baseline of $12,000, including the wedding dress and suit, bouquet, photographer, marriage license, cake, food, and, of course, the cabin. Which, considering the average wedding costs $30,000, everyone should consider eloping at the Little Owl Cabin! Below, I’ve included the different Mt Rainier elopement packages I offer. I recommend the full day cabin elopement package the most often to my couples (especially when they’re staying at an amazing cabin like Little Owl so you can get photos there).
Wedding vendors for your cabin elopement at Little Owl
Are the details to consider and understand about an adventure elopement at the Little Owl Cabin near Mt Rainier making you sweat a little bit? Girl, you do not need to stress! There are some amazing vendors who have helped plan and execute some amazing elopements who will be some of the best teammates to make your dream day a reality. Here’s a list of the vendors I worked with during this Little Owl cabin wedding:
Design + Planning + Officiant: Tapestry Event Co.
Cake: Sift and Gather
HMU: Holly Tipp Makeup
Florals: Villanelle Floral Company
Meet your cabin elopement photographer
I feel most at home outdoors, so it is no surprise that is where I gravitate towards as an Washington elopement photographer. In college, I was known as the “granola girl” because my outfits were always fit to go to class or hiking (not that I ever skipped class to go to the mountains, lol). From my days of exploring the hills of the Ozark Mountains, I am now hiking through Washington trails, exploring the bases of waterfalls in Kauai and experiencing as many fire lookout sunset views in Mt Rainier National Park as possible. I am passionate about this job of mine and the landscapes that Mt Rainier National Park has to offer. I’m a Pacific Northwest-based elopement photographer who knows the state of Washington and Mt Rainier National Park well. Basically, I’m dying for a reason to head back to the Little Owl Cabin, and I’d love for your adventure to be the reason! Click here to learn more about me, your cabin elopement photographer!
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Between the Pine is an adventure elopement and wedding photography brand created by Mollie Adams. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Mollie travels with her camera in hand to document “I dos” in epic landscapes including Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii.