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Summit Grove Lodge

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Many famous historical figures, actors and entertainers were guests at this lodge.


Circa ~ 1927


30810 N.E. Timmen Road, Ridgefield
Directions to Summit Grove Lodge

Open to public?

This property is open to the public for conferences, retreats and special events.

To make a reservation or for more information, call (360) 263-6623 or visit the Summit Grove website.


Photo showing front of Summit Grove Lodge

Photo showing back garden view of Summit Grove



In 1840, this site hosted one of the very first eating houses in Washington. Headley’s Camp, as the property was then known, was a popular rest stop for travelers before crossing the Lewis River by barge. A range of services were provided to travelers as the road evolved into the Old Pacific Highway. In 1923, a gasoline pump was installed as automobile travel became more popular. 

Construction of the lodge building and eight cabins began in 1927. Guests at the Lodge included President Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Shirley Temple, Jack Benny, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, John Dillinger, and Clark Gable.

  • Listed on the Clark County Heritage Register in 2003.
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