|18375 Olympic Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98188, USA
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Back in 1991 my wife and I spent a miserable weekend in an old light-canvas 4-man tent, 6,000 feet up in the east-slope Cascades. We were caught off-guard by an early and heavy snow-fall. My wife said, "never again! I want a REAL tent, with a stove." How wonderful...Id been lobbying for just such a tent for years, to no avail. A few weeks later we were the proud owners of a 12x16 Rainier wall tent. I went the extra mile, and designed my own "super-fly", made of white-plastic-coated heavy material, which extended eight inches past the tent sides, two feet past the back, and ten feet past the front, with a reinforced stove-pipe hole in the same place as the tent. The side and back extensions give us more shade and drip lines well out from the tent, while the front extension gives us a nice ante-room, used as a kitchen when its not too windy or cold, and giving us plenty of room to store firewood and take off muddy boots at any time. We used this tent frequently throughout the next twenty years, for mountain grouse, deer, & elk camping in the Cascades, but much more often for just getting up into the high country for a three-day weekend or a weeks vacation. In 2009, we bought 80 acres in a canyon, over in eastern WA. Theres a tiny cabin, but when friends and family visit, up goes the old wall tent. My kids and grandkids love it as much as we ever did, and my friends are just happy to be far away from my snoring (...they love the tent for other reasons, too). The tent shows its age...its a bit dirty, and my wife has had to do repairs on the door-screen... we had an over-anxious dog with sharp claws. I had to replace the ropes, as mildew had weakened them a lot, but the tent fabric itself stayed strong. Its a treated canvas...I think its called "polar" something-or-other, but it is virtually rot-proof. The only gripe I ever had was that the dimensions of the tents footprint were exaggerated (didnt account for folded seams, etc). Actual measurements were six inches short in both length and width. I hear Rainier has corrected this, and a 10x16 is now actually 10x16. In any event, we have never had anything we enjoyed or appreciated as much as this tent. It is truly a well-designed and well-made product. Thanks.
We were looking to add a unique addition to our bed-and-breakfast inventory. We currently offer a formal Inn, and a very eclectic man cave. We had considered tiny homes and Yurts. After considerable consideration, we determined that a tiny home is an inconvenient structure that is probably only fun for the first hour. On the other hand, the Yurt was a unique structure that had all the possibilities of convenience and fun. We rent primarily on Airbnb, they guess are looking for something quirky, different and unique. The Yurt seem to offer all of these things. We contacted a number of manufacturers and soon realized that Rainier provided the most information on their product and provided a real person to communicate with. Dana was wonderful to work with. She was informative, extremely knowledgeable, and helped us select the product that best fit our needs. We certainly were interested in price, but Dana pointed out the advantages of moving up to the Eagle product. Having never built Yurt before we needed information to help us make a decision. The best thing that I can say about the construction of the Yurt is that there were no surprises. It installed as advertised. The detailed drawings and material list to create the deck were amazing. They were accurate and easy to follow. When there was a question Dana was available to find an answer. I recruited three neighbors to help with the erection of the Yurt and to their surprise starting at 8:30 AM and ending at 5:30 PM. The complete building was erected. No surprises, no glitches. An excellent instruction manual and knowing that there was Dana to back us up if we had a problem. One of my friends that help construct my Yurt is ordering one for he and his wife to put on a small island near Titusville, Florida. It can be transported by barge and he knows it can be installed in a day. I encourage you to look at our Yurt on Airbnb Geneva Florida.
Have been living on a property in Northern California where we now have 5 yurts, 4 from Pacific Yurts and 1 from Colorado Yurts. Moved to Austin Texas and just purchased a 30 Raven yurt from Rainier. Hands down, by far, not even close, the best. The quality of the product, the company, and the customer service is way beyond the other companies and, to be honest, way beyond my expectations as well. Dana Hendel deserves mentioning here as she is the point person for sales and works with you every step of the way. When I wanted information on shipping, 3 others were involved in getting quotes and tracking information I needed, etc. and at every step they worked as a seemless team. The instruction manual for assembling the yurt is also a huge difference. Rainiers was literally step by step and illustrated with photos of each part and what needed to be done exactly at each step. In total I think it was nearly 40 pages whereas the others are about 8 pages with general illustrations; no where near the detail of Rainiers. This is a huge help if youre not a contractor and dont want to spend 30 minutes trying to figure out exactly what the instructions are saying to do. With Rainier, it was immediate and clear. THIS IS A HUGE DEAL. While the quality of every aspect of the materials was clearly much better than Pacific or Colorado, the price was actually lower than either. And the yurt was shipped 2 weeks after we placed the order. Compare that with 6-10 weeks in our previous experiences. Overall, all I can say is if youre in the market to buy a new yurt, it simply does not make sense to look anywhere else. Rainier is hands down the best. Its not even a contest. RK Blanco, TX We will put up 5 more yurts on this property and
We recently purchased an 18" Eagle yurt from Rainier, and recommend them highly. I spent a fair amount of time researching the various companies, and Dana from Rainier was the quickest to respond to my telephone call, and she took her time explaining the benefits of a yurt, the various differences between the companies and products, and what I should expect from the yurt buying process. She was patient and thorough, and made sure that I had the info that I needed in order to compare and consider all the many options in the most efficient way. I had never even BEEN in a yurt prior to purchasing one- I was THAT comfortable with the decision. Ordering, delivery coordination and even installation went smoothly. We hired a recommended contractor to "build" the yurt with us, and it was really fun. I actually would love to do it again. Our Rainier yurt isnt the cheapest option available out there, but the quality, the workmanship and the design are top notch and we had zero problems paying more for the value adds. We are architects, and design is extremely important to us and I can tell its important to Rainier as well. The yurt is airy, spacious and feels very much like a grown- up space and less like a tent. And, its just gorgeous. We have had it wired for internet, electricity, and we use it as our office. Its a dream to just have to commute to our back yard. For us, its been one of the best purchases we have made, and we would recommend Rainier to anyone.