Stillwaters Estates began as the vision of Dr. and Mrs. David Williams, a local physician and his wife, in response to perceived community and individual needs. In July 1986 under their leadership, the 100 acres was purchased and then a sewer line was constructed along Cooks Hill Road to service the proposed community as well as numerous homeowners. Lewis County Officials were very supportive as the County was in an economic depression. Approvals were obtained, seminars attended, engineers and architects consulted and banks approached for financing. A planned unit development (PUD) was unique to this county and financial conditions were risky. It was only after approaching several banks did we succeed and that was due to a Vice President of then Rainier Bank who loved this God-given vision and partnered with us.
Stillwaters is a private, gated, managed community grown to 206 individual homes and 83 rental units, abundant green areas, ponds, a park and walking areas. An activity hub called ‘The Gathering Place’ includes social events, wood shop and exercise room as well as the business office. A gated, lighted RV area is available.
Colonial Residence, a non-profit assisted living facility was constructed in 1996 and enlarged later to 79 units.
At Stillwaters Estates we believe that life’s value at any age is God given. Unfortunately, many seniors don’t live this as they find themselves discouraged with the difficulties that arise with age.
Our purpose for Stillwaters Estates is to provide an inclusive, loving, and social community addressing the needs common among seniors. We especially want to see these members of our society thrive and recognize that they are still valuable.
Stillwaters Estates mission is to:
- Provide comfortable, affordable housing.
- Provide an environment suited to aging with grace and dignity.
- Provide amenities that support healthy living.
- Have staff on hand to help when concerns arise that produce stress in senior living.
Stillwaters future is protected by a family trust to preserve the concept, mission and integrity for future generations.