DeGoede Tulip Fields are in Bloom!

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The DeGoede Bulb Farm’s tulip fields are in bloom, and looking more lovely than ever! Visit Discover Lewis County’s page for more information and photos of the fields.

The tulip fields are less than a mile away from our Lake Mayfield vacation rental.  A visit there is a spectacular sight to behold and makes for a great photo opp for our guests.

Mayfield Lake and the surrounding areas are beautiful any time of year – stay with us this spring to experience it all! Call (253) 973-2848 to reserve your stay with us, or visit our VRBO listing for more information and a calendar of available dates.

*Photo credit: Discover Lewis County

Picture Yourself Here! See all there is to do, see, and experience at Lake Mayfield and White Pass Scenic Byway

This video is a must-watch for any of our guests or prospective visitors! We are located on the White Pass Scenic Byway, a gorgeous area of Southwest Washington with plenty to do, see and experience. This video really captures the spirit of our area, and even briefly features our Lake Mayfield home rental (at 1:13)! We know you want to dive into the cool, refreshing water of Lake Mayfield too!

Not only do we have Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens nearby, with all their trails, scenic vistas and visitor activities, there are things to do off the mountains, too! Lake Mayfield and the Cowlitz River are a kayaker’s dream, with smooth water, waterfalls, miles of area to explore, and wildlife swimming and flying by.

From fishing, to snowshoeing, to golf, hiking and camping, there’s never a shortage of activities to enjoy when you stay with us and visit our beautiful spot in the world.

Check it out!

Mid-July Special! Stay 4 Nights, Get the 5th Night FREE!

Stay 4 nights, get the 5th night free! Valid July 14-19, 2013 only. Arrive July 14 and check out July 20. A $499 value!

July is arguably the most beautiful time to stay with us at Mayfield Lake, filled with activities from boating, to hiking, to just relaxing in the sun. Explore the lake, visit Mt. Rainier, look for wildflowers and check out all the activities along the White Pass Scenic Byway.

Offer good only for one reservation. Call (253) 973-2848 to reserve.

Fishing on Mayfield Lake

This Saturday, April 27, is the statewide opening day for trout fishing, but did you know you can fish for trout, bass and coho salmon year-round on Mayfield Lake? That’s just one of the reasons it’s a favorite for fishing.

Mayfield Lake is located about three miles west of Mossyrock, and is known for tiger musky fishing. Currently, the record for tiger muscky is 31 pounds, but there are even bigger ones still in the lake!

Tacoma Power stocks Mayfield Lake with rainbow trout, and there is an 8-inch minimum size when fishing them.

Other fish in Mayfield Lake include:
Chinook salmon
Coho salmon
Largemouth bass – Look in the weed beds and the Tilton River arm. Use plastic worms, crank bait and spinner bait.
Smallmouth bass – Use plastic worms on jig heads and deep diving crank baits.
Rainbow trout – We’ve found Power Bait to be the best to catch these plentiful fish, and can be caught on the dock, boat or even from the shore.
Yellow perch – Look for them near the weed beds or in the Tilton River Arm. Use worms.
Tiger muskie – These infamous fish are catch, photo, release, and their large size and sharp teeth makes for an exciting tale to tell.

Our dock and shoreline make for the perfect spot for fishing, and the convenient private boat launch just steps away make it easy to launch your boat, if you have one. The perfect home base for fishing trips with friends and family, come stay with us at our Mayfield Lake vacation home. Call 253-973-2848 to for availability, rates and to reserve.

Local Events to Enjoy February-December 2013

White Pass Scenic Byway compiled a fantastic list of local events to enjoy this year, and it just so happens that they’re perfect activities to enjoy while staying at our Mayfield Lake vacation home! Check them out below, or by visiting White Pass Scenic Byway’s website for more information before your stay with us.

February 15 & 16 Night of the Foolish Moon, A Romantic Comedy at the Roxy Theater Humorously outrageous characters will delight the audience:  Roger DiPietro, obsessed with Don Quixote, longs for a quest.  With the help of Sancho Panza, he discovers both his quest and true love.  Performance begins at 6 p.m. at the Tiller Art Center.  Tickets:  Dinner & Play, $25; Play only, $10
March 2 & 3 White Pass Winter Carnival
White Pass Ski ResortJoin us for the 27th Annual White Pass Winter Carnival. Celebrate the last weeks of winter with our spectacular interactive snow castle, carnival games and races, world-class snow sculptures, Fireworks, and live music. The Winter Carnival is routinely rated among the best winter events in the Pacific Northwest!
March 3 The Illusion of Elvis by Danny Vernon at the Roxy Theater
Elvis Tribute ArtistDanny Vernon re-creates the excitement of Elvis on stage, true to the integrity of Elvis the man and his music.  Performance begins at 3 p.m. at the Roxy Theater.  Tickets:  $15
March 16 & 17 Hope on the Slopes
White Pass Ski ResortHope on the Slopes is a 24-hour SLIDE 4 THE CURE! Raise valuable funds to support American Cancer Society-funded research & programming. Cancer is on the decline for the first time in history – let’s keep it that way! Get a team together or go it alone at the 8th Annual Hope on the Slopes.
March 23 Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like at the Roxy Theater
Live theatre for children and the young and adventurous at heartA Chinese orphan, sweeper at the gate of the great city, meets a dragon in the shape of an old woman.  The orphan’s kindness leads the dragon to rise up to save the city from the Wild Horsemen.  Performance begins at 7 p.m. at the Roxy Theater.  Tickets:  $10 adults; $5 children
April 21 2nd Annual Rain Festival at the Roxy TheaterEnjoy musical performances, large screen sing-alongs, and a fashion show—all about rain!  Draw for beautiful rain-themed baskets, taste mud-puddle cookies, and stay for the family-oriented movie.   The festival begins at 2 p.m. at the Roxy Theater.  Tickets:  $7 adults; $5 seniors & children
April 22-26 Free Entrance Days in Mt. Rainier National ParkCelebrate your national parks at Mt. Rainier during National Park Week. Park entrance fees will be waived April 22-26.  Entrance fees to Mt. Rainier National Park are waived on these days in 2013: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan 21), National Park Week (April 22-26), National Park Service Birthday (Aug 25), Public Lands Day (Sept 28) and Veterans Day weekend (Nov 9-11). Mark your calendar.
May 3-5, 7 & 10 Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids at the Roxy Theater
OnStage Children’s Theatre Education ProductionThe jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in this musical adaptation of the classic Disney film. Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang swing their way through adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan.  May 3, 7, 10 at 7:00 p.m.; May 4 & 5 at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets:  $10
May 3-5 Packwood Mountain Festival
PackwoodThis annual event is a celebration of mountain culture, heritage, crafts and customs, including Native American heritage. Packwood and surrounding history will be featured.  The event is presented by the White Pass Country Historical Society and Museum.  For information, call 360-494-4007.
May 17 Upfront Theatre Improv at the Roxy Theater
Improvisational TheatreThe Upfront Theatre Troupe from Bellingham creates, on the spot, a hilarious show based on audience input. Find more information at www.theupfront.com.  Performance begins at 7 p.m. at the Roxy Theater.  Tickets:  $10
May 24-27 Packwood Flea Market
Downtown PackwoodThis bi-annual event turns the town of Packwood into a huge flea market, one of the largest in the Western US. Hundreds of vendors sell antiques, novelties, clothing, and all kinds of household and decorative items. Tools, toys, and extraordinary finds abound! Come join the fun!
July 12 & 13 OnStage Children’s Theatre Performance at the Roxy TheaterKids ages 6 to 18 act, dance, sing, design, build, paint, and eat lunches during this intensive education program that culminates in two public performances.  July 12, at 7 p.m. &  July 13 at 2 p.m.  Tickets:  $8
July 20-21 Nile Valley Community Days
This fun family weekend is packed with activities!  Held annually at Sprick Park in Nile each July, enjoy everything from horseshoe tournaments and egg-tosses to rescue demonstrations and amateur wood events.  Vendors will offer hand-crafted items, food booths and displays.  A $1.00 donation is taken at the gate, but is donation only.  Come join us and experience the charm of this community festival.
August 3 Mossryrock Blueberry Festival
Downtown MossyrockLife is a bit more relaxed here in Mossyrock, and we hope you will take a day to slow down and enjoy our small town flavor. We have a fun day for all ages planned for you. There is free music on the lawn in the middle of town, a genuine home town parade, pie eating contest, quilt show, a great old car show, and more! Don’t miss our public market, a regular Saturday event! Take home lots of our local blueberries and sample what our country cooks can do with them.  Enjoy what small town living at it’s best is all about.
August 3-4, 6-7, 10-11 The Ties That Bind:  A Recollection of Bygone Days at the Roxy Theater
Summer Musical Theatre Commemorating Morton’s CentennialFrom family ties to railroad ties, this quasi-historical retrospective celebrates early 20th Century local events through music, explosions, romance, bear fighting, and croquet.  August 3, 6, 7 & 10 at 7 p.m.; August 4 & 11 at 2 p.m.  Tickets:  Advanced tickets: $10 adults; $5 children.  At the door:  $11 adults; $6 children.  Dress in period costume for the world premiere August 3.
August 8-11 Morton Loggers’ Jubilee
MortonThe 71st Annual Loggers’ Jubilee has become “the Granddaddy of all Logging Shows” and a celebration for people of all ages. From the Main Street Parades to the Lawnmower Races, the world famous Logging shows to the Jubilee Queen Coronation, Morton’s Loggers’ Jubilee promises a good time for all.
August 25 Free Entrance Days in Mt. Rainier National ParkCelebrate the National Park Service’s birthday at Mt. Rainier National Park!  No entrance fees!  Entrance fees to Mt. Rainier National Park are waived on these days in 2013: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan 21), National Park Week (April 22-26), National Park Service Birthday (Aug 25), Public Lands Day (Sept 28) and Veterans Day weekend (Nov 9-11). Mark your calendar.
August 30 – September 2 Packwood Flea Market
Downtown PackwoodThis bi-annual event turns the town of Packwood into a huge flea market, one of the largest in the Western US. Hundreds of vendors sell antiques, novelties, clothing, and all kinds of household and decorative items. Tools, toys, and extraordinary finds abound! Come join the fun!
September 6-8 Sportsman’s Days Join us for the annual Sportsman’s Days in Naches — one of the longest running community events in the Yakima Valley. The event features free entertainment throughout the weekend along with a midway, rides, food booths, game booths, flea market, silent auction, button drawings, free shows and much more!
September 28 Free Entrance Days in Mt. Rainier National ParkCelebrate Martin Public Lands Day at Mt Rainier. Park entrance fees will be waived all day.  Entrance fees to Mt. Rainier National Park are waived on these days in 2013: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan 21), National Park Week (April 22-26), National Park Service Birthday (Aug 25), Public Lands Day (Sept 28) and Veterans Day weekend (Nov 9-11). Mark your calendar.
November 9 Veterans’ Day Tribute at the Roxy Theater
Variety ShowCelebrating our veterans with USO-style entertainment: dance, song, skits, and plenty of laughs.  Performance begins at 7 p.m. at the Roxy Theater.  Tickets:  $10
November 9-11 Free Entrance Days in Mt. Rainier National ParkCelebrate Veterans Day Weekend at Mt Rainier. Park entrance fees will be waived November 9-11.  Entrance fees to Mt. Rainier National Park are waived on these days in 2013: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan 21), National Park Week (April 22-26), National Park Service Birthday (Aug 25), Public Lands Day (Sept 28) and Veterans Day weekend (Nov 9-11). Mark your calendar.
December 13 & 14 Christmas in the MountainsCelebrate the beauty and excitement of the season in Morton.  Enjoy a bazaar, festival of trees, a living nativity and caroling hayrides delivering Christmas cheer all over town!

Summer Activities Around Lake Mayfield

Summer is a wonderful time to stay with us at our Lake Mayfield lakeside estate.

Not only does the beautiful weather make for incredible scenery, boating, watersports and swimming, but there are many events and activities during the summer in the surrounding areas for guests to enjoy.

A very popular event that’s fun for the whole family is the Mossyrock Blueberry Festival, just five minutes from our vacation rental.  The event, held August 3-4, 2012, is full of things to do, including games, a classic car show, parade, beer garden, blueberry pie eating contest, and of course, as many blueberries and blueberry products as you can get your hands on!

Boat and Waverunner rentals are available at My Waverunner Rentals to be used on Lake Mayfield, creating endless possibilities for fun.

Chehalis Garlic Festival, held August 24-26, has endless choices of delicious garlicky foods, a craft fair, wine tastings, a beer garden and pony rides for the kids, only 40 minutes from Lake Mayfield.

There are plenty of opportunities to go antiquing in the area, including Centralia Square Antique Mall and the Packwood Flea Market, which is every Friday-Monday.

Train tours, including the Chehalis Centralia Railroad, a scenic ride on a historic steam train. Or there’s the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad, the longest continually operating steam train, which departs out of Elbe, Washington.

For the gardening and flower lovers, no trip to Lewis County is complete without a visit to DeGoede Bulb Farms. Tour the lovely gardens and gift shop. Or visit Raintree Nursery’s garden shop to get great deals on plants to take home.

For cyclists, there are plenty of roads and trails to explore. The Lewis County Historical Bike Ride is a 20, 46, 72 or 100 mile bike ride sure to fit all skill levels of cyclists.

Many hiking spots abound nearby our vacation rental, including those at Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens.

The warmer month are a great time for  fishing, including fishing for steelhead, tiger muskie, salmon and trout. Did you know Lake Mayfield is one of the only places in Washington State to fish for tiger muskie? It’s quite an adventure!

The Southwest Washington Fair is August 14-19, 2012. There will be concerts, rides, fair food, crafts and more!

This is just a sampling of the many summer events and activities to take part in near Lake Mayfield. Please consider us as your home away from home during your stay.