Riders are responsible for booking all of their own lodging, Cascade Bicycle Club does not book any of the lodging along the route. STP only delivers to specific baggage drops. See the baggage service page for more details on baggage drop times/locations and logistics.
Most riders camp indoors or outdoors with space provided by community organizations. Centralia College is the official midpoint, but lodging can be booked anywhere from Centralia (mile 101) to Kelso (mile 150). Not all midpoint lodging is directly on the route, so be sure to confirm directions.
The official Seattle to Portland start line is located 5 miles north of downtown Seattle, at University of Washington parking lot E-18.
University of Washington Dorm Housing
- Dorm rooms for Friday night available, includes dinner. No breakfast.
- Reservations required. Reserve your housing and dining for 2020 here.
- Parking is in lots E-1 and E-18 near the start line.
- Parking passes can be purchased as an add-on with registration.
Snohomish County Hotels
Many hotels in Snohomish County are 15 miles or less from the start line at Husky Stadium and are offering special rates for the night before the ride. Simply mention "Seattle to Portland Bicycle Ride" when making your hotel reservation to receive these special rates. See rates and distances for each hotel here.
These south Snohomish County hotels are a great option for riders looking for more competitive rates and for those making the drive from the North Sound or Canada. All hotels feature free parking.
Seattle Area Hotels
College Inn (B & B) (0.6 miles from start)
Inn at Queen Anne (3.9 miles from start)
University Travelodge (0.9 miles from start)
Moore Hotel (4.4 miles from start)
University Silver Cloud Inn (1.0 miles from start)
Hostelling International (4.5 miles from start)
University Inn (1.3 miles from start)
Hotel Nexus (6.2 miles from start)
Watertown Hotel (1.8 miles from start)
Marriott Waterfront (6 miles from start)
MarQueen Hotel (3.8 miles from start)
Seattle-King County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Residence Inn by Marriott (1.3 miles from start)
Lodging options for two-day riders fall into these categories:
- Lodging arranged by Centralia College. Lodging ranges from FREE outdoor camping to paid semi-private indoor group accommodations.
|Centralia College Housing||Type||Price||Mile||Truck||Contact|
|Centralia College (Midpoint Stop)||Indoor Gym Camping||$40 / $45||101||Centralia||Details|
|Centralia College Group||Semi-Private Group||$250-$375||101||Centralia||360-623-8445|
|Centralia College Campus Green||Outdoor Tent Camping||FREE||101||Centralia||Details|
|Centralia College (Midpoint Stop)||RV Parking||$25||101||Centralia||Details|
2. Housing arranged by Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce. Please fill out the housing form. Fill out the housing form below with your preferred reservation spot and the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce will arrange your accommodations for you. You must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
|Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce||Type||Price||Mile||Truck||Contact|
|Private Housing||Private Home/Tent||$90/$50||Varies||Centralia||Housing Form|
|Napavine School||Indoor/Outdoor Camping||$35/$25||115||Napavine||Housing Form|
|Winlock Community Building||Indoor/Outdoor Camping||$70/$40||119||Winlock||Housing Form|
3. Housing arranged by individual riders. Please contact organizations directly to make your reservation.
|St. John's Lutheran Church||Indoor/Outdoor Camping||$60 - 65 / $55||109||Chehalis Recreation Park||253-693-8132|
|Centralia Community Church of God||Indoor Camping||$50||100||Centralia||360-736-7606|
|Salvation Army||Indoor Camping||$50||100||Centralia||360-736-4339|
|Bethel Church Chehalis||Indoor/Outdoor Camping||$48||113||Bethel Church||360-748-0119|
|Centralia Square Grand Ballroom||Hotel/Indoor Camping||$204.99 - 300 / $35||100||Centralia||360-807-1212|
|Chehalis United Methodist Church||Indoor Camping||$60||107||Chehalis Recreation Park||360-388-1851|
|Lewis County Young Life||Private Home||$65||Varies||Varies||360-388-0224|
|Winlock Schools||Indoor/Outdoor Camping||$40||122||Winlock||360-785-3537|
|Vader Assembly of God||Indoor/Outdoor Camping||$50||124||Vader||360-295-3756|
|Christian Fellowship of Winlock||RV / Camping / Private Rooms||$50 / $65 / various||122||Winlock||360-785-4280|
|Castle Rock High School||Indoor/Outdoor Camping||$25||134||Castle Rockemail@example.com|
4. Free tent camping. Free tent camping is on a first-come first-served basis. NO reservations necessary, plenty of space.
|Free Tent Camping||Type||Price||Mile||Truck|
|Chehalis Recreation Park||Outdoor Tent Camping||FREE||108||Chehalis Recreation Park|
|Centralia College||Outdoor Tent Camping||FREE||100||Centralia|
|Stan Hedwall Park||Tent Camping||FREE||109||Chehalis Recreation Park
WANT TO PROVIDE LODGING FOR RIDERS IN 2020? PLEASE CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local volunteers open their homes to riders to help support local charities in Centralia & Chehalis. For a $90 fee you can stay in private homes, you receive sleeping accommodations and a shower with towel. $50 fee for tent camping. Riders are responsible for their own dinner unless arrangements are made before the ride with their host family. Breakfast will be available upon request. Proceeds go towards Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce. At the start line, place your baggage on the Centralia or Chehalis baggage truck.
A $35 fee including indoor camping in school, $25 for outdoor camping or RV parking, indoor bike storage, baggage service, and shower (no towels). Large group arrangements are possible. A spaghetti dinner will be available Saturday evening for $7 as well as a $5 pancake and eggs breakfast on Sunday morning. Funds raised benefit the Napavine Elementary School. At the start line, place your baggage on the Napavine baggage truck.
Details for 2020:
Come stay at the Winlock Community Building. It’s a convenient location between Seattle and Portland, right on the route. Dinner, snacks & continental breakfast are included in the cost of the indoor stay $70. Air mattresses on a first-come-first-serve basis. Shower towels and bike storage are also available. For those not registered for an indoor stay, dinner is $15 and will be a taco & dessert bar; continental breakfast will be available for $15. Outdoor camping and RV space available for $40. Hosted by and supports the Winlock Lions Club and Winlock High School Volleyball. All proceeds support sending kids to volleyball camp. At the start line, place your baggage on the Winlock baggage truck.
Centralia College Housing
Details for 2020:
Relax at the end of the first day at the Centralia College Campus, which has 30 acres of inviting landscape, restrooms, showers, television viewing areas, cafeteria, and parking for RVs ($25) and support vehicles. An improved bike security system (bike corral) will be available from the Centralia Police Department. The extremely popular Beer Garden will return and will be placed in a strategic area to provide a pleasant environment as well as an opportunity to view TV programming. Start off Sunday with a full carb load from the pancake feed in the college cafeteria.
Check the Centralia College STP website for the latest information on menus and activities. (Midpoint photos will also be posted on the website after the ride).
Please register ONLINE HERE (choose your lodging type located under accommodation type). Proceeds go towards Centralia College Scholarship Foundation. Pre-registration for floor space in the Gym is available for $40, pre-registration for indoor camping closes June 19, 2020. Registration at the door (if not sold out) is $45, which includes showers and towel rental, television and use of exercise equipment. At the start line, place your baggage on the Centralia baggage truck.
*DEADLINE FOR INDOOR/GYM ACCOMMODATIONS IS JUNE 19, 2020*--After this date you will need to contact the college directly.
Semi-private group housing. Three boardrooms in the Hanson building and numerous classrooms in the Gym and the Walton Science Center. Pricing, number of occupants and other info are as follows:
- 6 person semi-private accommodations - $250
- 8 person semi-private accommodations - $300
- 12 person semi-private accommodations - $375
More information is available on the Centralia College website. For questions on the Centralia College midpoint contact Staci Sume (360) 623-8445. Official STP baggage drop-off/pick-up site for the Centralia baggage truck.
Centralia midpoint location. Free tent space. First-come-first-serve, no reservations needed or accepted. Food services and showers available on site. Click here for more details and information. Official STP baggage drop-off/pick-up site for Centralia baggage truck.
Housing Arranged by Individual Riders
The following housing options can be reserved by contacting the organization directly.
Details for 2020:
St. John’s Lutheran Church at 2190 Jackson Highway, Chehalis 98532 will be offering mid-ride housing for the STP for the 16th year. Cost for housing per person will be $55 for tent camping, $60 for the community center/gym with 50 person capacity, and $65 for a semi-private classroom (holding 4-6 persons) with 50 spots available. All options include baggage service to/from Recreation Park in Chehalis, restroom and shower facilities, a towel, an air mattress, and all-you-can-eat dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.
Dinner includes: spaghetti (meat or meatless sauce), garlic bread, tossed salad, melon, fresh-baked brownies, and assorted beverages. Breakfast includes: all-you-can-eat fresh-baked cinnamon rolls, eggs, sausage, hash browns, fruit, juice, coffee, tea. For questions, email email@example.com or phone (253) 693-8132 to reach Sue Edwards, Registrar. At the start line place your bags on the Chehalis Recreation Park baggage truck. For reservations, visit our website stjohnschehalis.net/stp and complete and submit an online form. Payment can be made via PayPal or Credit Card or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope and corresponding check per person payable to:
St. John’s Lutheran Church
Attn: Sue Edwards
2190 Jackson Hwy, Chehalis, WA 98532
Details for 2020:
Indoor camping. Centralia Community Church of God welcomes you to stay with us during this year's STP! Your registration fee benefits the Illuminate Youth program. Located one mile from scenic Borst Park or 1.5 miles from the Centralia Outlets, we also offer convenient online registration and payment. Sleeping space is $50 (per person) in an air-conditioned building on carpeted gym floor with air mattress or $300 for groups of 5 or more in a private carpeted classroom with an air mattress. Amenities include on-site showers (towels included), secured indoor bike storage, basic cable, Wifi, and fully loaded baked potato bar, salad, fresh fruit, and beverages. Pancakes, hash browns, sausage, scrambled eggs, beverages, and coffee are included for breakfast. We also have plenty of outdoor space for non-pedaling family members and friends to park their RVs. Please contact us for more info. No alcohol or tobacco please.
At the start line, place your baggage on the Centralia baggage truck. For more information call (360) 736-7606 or email Devin Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make checks payable to:
Centralia Community Church of God
3320 Borst Ave,
Centralia Wa, 98531
Register and pay online now at www.cccog.com/stp
Details for 2020:
Located just 5 short blocks from the Centralia College midpoint, The Centralia Salvation Army offers a cot and blanket, towel and two meals. There are 40 cots in the main lodging area, five restrooms including three showers and a large men’s and women’s restroom. Air-conditioned rooms and secure indoor bike storage are all included in the $50 dollar fee. One deluxe room which can accommodate up to two riders. One private room which can accommodate up to four riders. One private room that can accommodate three riders. One private room that can accommodate two riders. All private rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis at an additional cost.
Details for 2020:
Indoor and outdoor camping
Located 4 miles south of Chehalis on the STP route. A $48 fee includes indoor camping in a carpeted room, outdoor camping- RV spaces available, free WIFI, shower (no towel), indoor bike storage, dinner, breakfast, and baggage service. Dinner includes: spinach salad bar, meat lasagna, vegetable lasagna, bread/butter, beverages and a dessert. Breakfast includes assorted muffins, bagels, cream cheese, scrambled egg bake, sausage, oven potatoes, granola, oatmeal, and beverages. No alcohol or tobacco please, the fundraiser proceeds go to help defray costs of camps, conferences, travel, accommodations, etc. for Bethel YTH (middle and high school students).
For more information or to register online, please go to www.bethel-church.com. For questions not covered on our website, you can contact Bethel Church at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 748-0119.
The official STP baggage drop-off/pick-up site for the Bethel Church truck For reservations send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and $48 check payable to: Bethel Church - STP, 132 Kirkland Road, Chehalis, WA 98532
Please include self addressed/stamped envelope to receive confirmation. Mail-in reservations accepted until July 1, 2020.
Details for 2020:
Located two short blocks from the Centralia College Campus and downtown Centralia. The restored historic property offers hotel rooms as well as floor space in our Grand Ballroom. Showers, towels, bike storage, and baggage service are provided as well as free WIFI. Place your Bags on the Centralia baggage truck. The Branch Bar and Public Room is an intimate hotel restaurant featuring unique small plates, entrees, and fresh squeezed classic cocktails. Atmosphere is rich and casual, perfect for small groups and conversations. Berryfields Restaurant is located in our building. They have been awarded the “Best in Lewis County” breakfast award numerous times.
Hotel rooms are $204.99 to $300 a night. Requires a credit card on file and payment at check-in. Floor space in Grand Ballroom is $35/rider at the door.
For reservations contact Centralia Square Grand Ballroom and Hotel at (360) 807-1212 ext. 1 or email email@example.com. Make checks payable to:
Centralia Square Vintage Hotel, LLC
Visit us at www.centraliasquare.com.
Details for 2020:
Guests, you are welcome here! We are 0.5 miles from I-5. Indoor camping is available for $60 per person. Small and group size private rooms available on a first-come basis. Registration covers all-you-can-eat open-ended meals. Dinner will feature homemade hearty spaghetti (meat and vegetarian), garlic bread, green salad with dressings, fruit salad, desserts, and beverages. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage patties, oatmeal, yogurt, granola, homemade cinnamon rolls, bagels, cream cheese, Keurig coffees, teas and juice. Iced water, healthy drinks, and snacks available at all times.
Baggage service, secure bike storage, wifi, twin-sized air beds (first come), showers with towels provided. No alcohol, tobacco or pets please. Visit our website www.chehalisumc.org for more information, registration form and payment instructions. Jean Long is happy to answer your questions. Cell: (360) 388-1851 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Full refunds are available until June 27, 2020. Proceeds from this event go towards our mission and outreach projects.
At the start line: Place your bags on the Chehalis Recreation Park baggage truck. For reservations, print online form, fill out and mail with $60 check or money order per person payable to: Chehalis United Methodist Church (on memo line please indicate for STP) ℅ Jean Long P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, WA 98532.
Details for 2020:
Young Life is a non-denominational Christian organization for junior high and high school youth. Accommodations in local host homes for $65 per person includes bed, shower, dinner and breakfast, plus baggage service if needed. Friendly host housing locations in Centralia and Chehalis. All proceeds benefit activities for youth involved in Young Life. Baggage trucks vary by location.
Email questions to email@example.com or call 360-388-0224
Visit us at lewiscounty.younglife.org
Make checks payable to Young Life and mail to PO Box 135 Centralia, WA 98531
Details for 2020:
Indoor and outdoor camping, plus meals available
For the cost of $40 per person you will receive a camping site and two meals, consisting of a spaghetti dinner buffet with green salad, drinks and desserts as well as an all you can eat pancake breakfast with eggs, sausage, fruit, juice and more. Those wanting to only reserve a campsite may do so for $20 per person. Indoor (gym) and outdoor (athletic fields) camping are available at both the elementary and high school sites. Showers (no Towels), baggage service, and indoor bike storage will also be provided. Meals are served by the WINLOCK OLEQUA SENIOR CENTER , which is air conditioned and provides a relaxing atmosphere. The proceeds for the meals help support the Winlock area’s senior citizens, providing meals and activities for the Seniors in the community. Non-reserved meals (walk-ins) will be available at the Senior Center for $15 per meal, payable at the door (cash or check only, please). The Senior Center is located in town on the STP route. The Elementary School is located in downtown Winlock, a few blocks from the Senior Center and close to the route. The High School is located out of town a couple of miles in a more rural location. There is a shuttle bus that runs downtown on Saturday evening. For additional information please contact Brian Maley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360)785-3537.
Official STP baggage drop-off/pick-up site for the Winlock truck.
To register online click here. Online registration closes July 10, 2020.
To register by mail send check and self-addressed, stamped envelope by July 7, 2020, to:
Brian Maley – STP, Winlock High School, 241 N. Military Rd. Winlock, WA 98596
Details for 2020:
Indoor camping, outdoor camping or RV parking
Located near mile 124 on STP route. A $50 fee includes indoor camping or outdoor camping (bring your own tent) or self-contained RV parking, shower (bring your own towel), secured bike storage, baggage service, meals. Spaghetti supper (meat or vegetarian sauce) including salad, bread, and dessert. Pancake breakfast includes sausage, fruit, milk, juice, and coffee. Meals are available for non campers at the price of $8 for dinner and $6 for breakfast. No alcohol, tobacco, or illegal substances please. Space is limited to 50 riders. We are unable to accept walk-ins. To receive your confirmation and bike/luggage tags, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope. For more information, please call 360-295-3756 or email email@example.com.
Official drop-off/pick up site for the Vader baggage truck.
For reservations send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and $50 check payable to: Vader Assembly of God – STP, PO Box 220, Vader, WA 98593
Details for 2020:
We are a quiet and very friendly stop over located near mile 122 (one mile off bike route) in Winlock. For $65/rider you will enjoy: indoor camping on carpeted floor, shower and towel, pillow, bike storage, baggage service, WI-FI, phone charging stations, and night watchman. Also included is dinner (taco bar), breakfast, snacks, and drinks. Healthy food choices including gluten free and vegetarian are planned keeping athletic needs in mind.
Various sized private rooms for individuals and groups are also available for an additional fee of $25/room and will be held only with payment in full.
Outdoor tent camping and RV Parking (no hook-ups) available for $50 each which includes all amenities listed above for one person, additional people $15 each.
Place bags on Winlock truck and mark them with Christian Fellowship of Winlock. To register, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Theda Crocker (office hours M-TH 9:00 am - 2:00pm): 360-785-4280.
Make checks payable to: Christian Fellowship of Winlock ATTN: STP PO Box 537 Winlock, WA 98596
Note: we cannot accept credit/debit cards
Details for 2020:
Located near mile 134 on the STP route. A $25 per person/camper fee includes indoor gym/outdoor lawn camping, indoor bike storage and showers (towels not provided). RV parking is available behind the school for $25 per vehicle per night. It is preferred that RV parking be reserved in advance. A dinner will be offered on site for $15 payable at the door. Dinner includes: Choice of pulled pork sandwich or vegetarian wrap, pasta salad, a cookie, and a drink (Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sprite, Mtn. Dew, Dr. Pepper or Water) Dinner is served from 5:00pm-8:30pm. A licensed massage therapist and first aid station will be available on site. Concessions run Saturday from 10:00am to 10:00pm and Sunday 5:00am to 12:30pm. Breakfast will be available Sunday morning from 5:00am to 8:30am at a cost of $10.00 to be paid at the door. Breakfast items include pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice, milk and coffee. Proceeds will benefit student groups at Castle Rock High School.
To reserve your spot, please send payment in the form of check or money order made out to Castle Rock High School. Mail your information to:
Att. Britni West - STP Camping
Castle Rock High School
5180 West Side Hwy
Castle Rock, WA 98611
Please include the names of all campers along with your payment. If you provide an e-mail address, confirmation of your registration will be sent electronically. For more information, please email Britni at email@example.com.
Castle Rock is an official STP baggage drop-off/pick-up site.
Free Tent Camping
No reservations needed for the free camping spots. Offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free outdoor tent camping. Typically an all you can eat Saturday night dinner and Sunday morning breakfast is served by a community organization. Official STP baggage drop-off/pick-up site for Chehalis (Recreation Park) baggage truck.
Chehalis Recreation Park- The “NEW” One Day (and all points beyond Chehalis) Food Stop Location!
Join us at Chehalis Recreation Park for free tent camping, Music entertainment, massage, beer garden & vendors. A Saturday night dinner and Sunday morning breakfast will be served by a local community organization for a small fee. Within the park are accommodations are available for the swimming pool and showers for the cost of $5. Mobile Massage Squad will be offering Inter and Post Event Sports Massage for STP riders in Chehalis Recreation Park on Saturday. You can book their services ahead of time online.
Centralia midpoint location. Free tent space. Food services and showers available on site. Official STP baggage drop-off/pick-up site for Centralia baggage truck.
Free outdoor tent camping on Rice Road ½ mile west of Recreation Park. RV Parking too - $20 per night (with full hook-ups). First come, first serve – no reservations for RV parking. Stan Hedwall is close to Chehalis Recreation Park where there is typically an all you can eat Saturday night Dinner and Sunday morning Breakfast, served by a community organization. For $5 per person swimming pool and showers are also available. At the start line, place your bag on the Chehalis (Recreation Park) baggage truck.
The Kaiser Permanente STP presented by Alaska Airlines Finish Line Festival is at Holladay Park in northeast Portland, by Lloyd Center. Portland's light rail "MAX" stops at Holladay Park.
There are many accommodation options in Portland, here are a few listed in order of distance from the finish line.
The Doubletree Hotel at Lloyd Center -- (Finish Line)
In house: (503) 281-6111
Central Office: (800) 996-0510
Courtyard Marriott Lloyd Center Hotel (0.3 miles from the finish)
Hostelling International (1.9 miles from the finish)
Quality Inn-Downtown Convention Center (0.3 miles from the finish)
Holiday Inn Express – NW Portland (3.0mi from the finish)
Residence Inn by Marriott (0.4 miles from the finish)
Silver Cloud Inn – NW Downtown Portland (3.1 miles from the finish)
Crown Plaza Portland – Convention Center (0.5 miles from the finish)
Staybridge Suites Hotel-Portland Airport (9.2mi from the finish)
Sentinel Hotel (1.9 miles from the finish)
Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Airport (9.9 miles from the finish)