The Mansion

 

 


Nestled just seven miles outside of the Nisqually River entrance to the picturesque Mount Rainier National Park lays one of South Pierce County’s most enchanting historic landmarks—the Ashford Mansion. A luxurious Colonial Revival-style home built in 1903 by Cora Ashford, for whom the little town of Ashford draws its name; the Ashford Mansion has served throughout its rich history as a private residence, as well as a Bed & Breakfast prior to being taken up and carefully restored by its current owner.

Listed in the national register for historic places, the twelve room dwelling was built at the turn of the century by the Ashfords. It is located on Mount Tahoma Canyon Road in Ashford, 7 miles from the Nisqually entrance to Mount Rainier National Park.

The setting is delightful against a background of giant evergreens with a lower porch extending three quarters of the way around the house, a veranda on each end of the second floor, and a stream bubbling a few feet from the house.

Built of solid grain Douglas fir, the outward appearance of the house has changed little from its original 1903 configuration, after over one hundred years of continuous use. It stands to remind us of the legacy of the Ashfords and the northwest settlers.