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Austin, Tx
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I and another couple spent two relaxing nights at The Essence of Health Retreat. This is a great place to use as a base to visit Mount St Helens and surrounding area. Garry and Regina are wonderful hosts with lots of suggestions and help for your visit to the mountain. The retreat is a 2 bedroom addition...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We spent a night in this delight full home of Regina and Garry. The guest(s) has a separate suite with queen bedroom and well appointed great room with large sitting area, kitchen table, and full kitchen. It is make your own breakfast with many choice provided. If you choose to get a massage ask for Regina. I would not recommend...

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California
Reviewed 31 August 2016

What an excellent 2 bedroom/1 bath cottage that backs up into a state park! Quiet, homey, relaxing. Owners are very accommodating! If you want an open-space retreat close to Mount St. Helens, this is it!

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Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had trouble locating this place. If you follow the link on their website for directions you'll never get there. We didn't see a hot tub here but there is a sauna. The weather was in the 90's so neither were necessary. The sauna would be nice in the winter. We stayed two nights here. We got up early in...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I can't find enough superlatives to describe our three night stay at Essence of Health Retreat. There is no question that it is the best place to stay when visiting Mt. St. Helen's, but it is so much more than that. As much as we loved the Mt. St. Helen's experience, many of our fondest memories will be of sitting...

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Willis
Reviewed 8 October 2015

After traveling for two weeks in the Pacific Northwest, the Essence of Health Retreat was our last stop before returning to Seattle to fly east. WOW! This is nothing like a hotel or even a B&B. It is an apartment complete with stocked kitchen, bedroom (with a wonderfully comfortable bed), gas fireplace, and hot tub on the porch. How marvelous...

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Gambrills, Maryland
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I highly recommend staying at the Essence of Health while visiting Mt St. Helens and Mt. Rainier. We stayed 2 nights and loved having an entire suite of rooms rather than a hotel room. We enjoyed the hot tub and the fireplace and the overall rustic vibe of the place. The decor was very Pacific Northwest. Much care has gone...

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Colorado
Reviewed 16 August 2015

After much searching, I found this wonderful B&B near Mount Saint Helens. The accommodations were 2 bedrooms with a combined living/dinning/kitchen area. All was very tastefully appointed. We had just left Portland - where the temperature was 100+. I was concerned that the temperature in the rooms would be uncomfortable since there is not AC. - I called and we...

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Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We stayed two nights and would stay there again in a heartbeat. The minute we walked in we were pleasantly surprised about how tastefully decorated and beautiful this place was. The pictures on the internet don't do it justice. It's gorgeous, but not overdone. Very, very tasteful. Colors beautiful and inviting. One can easily see that lots of thought was...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 September 2014

Tired from our roadtrip we decided to look for a quiet place to stay, away from the hustle and bustle, so we could catch our breath. While in the car, I found Essence of Health on Tripadvisor, and called on a whim to see if they had same day availability. Although they don't usually accommodate same-day guests, the hosts were...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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Additional Information about Essence of Health Retreat

Address: 197 Stankey Rd, Castle Rock, WA
Region: United States > Washington > Castle Rock
Price Range: $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Be sure to get to Essence of Health early enough to fully enjoy its full potential!”
 of 5 bubbles 196susannel, 15 Aug 2015 | Read review
“There is only one unit here and you can rent one room or both because they share a bath.”
 of 5 bubbles Ursulafay, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“There is only one room...One set of guests at a time gives plenty of personal attention.”
 of 5 bubbles TammiL_11, 11 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The apartment has living room, 2 bedrooms, kitchen and bath.”
 of 5 bubbles JQFlor, 4 Jul 2013 | Read review
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