If you are looking for an upscale, mountain cabin close to skiing, hiking, fishing, kayaking, and swimming; then Bowman’s Riverside Retreat is the perfect spot for you. Our charming cottage, which sleeps eight, sits snuggly on the banks of the Skykomish River in the heart of Washington’s Cascade Mountains on Stevens Pass. There is a lot to do. In the winter you can take advantage of our $50 lift tickets and 25% off youth tickets and ski or board at Stevens Pass. In the Spring and Summer you can fish the Skykomish, explore the river in the cabin's kayak, relax on the beach, or hike to alpine lakes or Wallace Falls. Located an hour northeast of Seattle, it is easy to find and accessible year round.
This newly remodeled, non-smoking cabin with its breathtaking river and mountain views is ideal for a family vacation, couples’ retreat, or a romantic get-away. The main floor features an inviting great room, modern kitchen, restful queen bedroom, and full bath. The living room area is beautifully decorated with a new queen hide-a-bed and a woodburning fireplace. The dining area comfortably seats six. The kitchen is equipped with a glass top double convection oven, refrigerator with ice-maker, dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, coffee grinder, utensils, and cookware.
The cabin has satellite TV, a VCR/DVD player, and a iPod docking station. The bathroom has a tub/shower combination. A sliding glass door leads to a large deck where you can enjoy the hot tub, outdoor dining, read your favorite book, or listen to the sounds of nature. Upstairs there are two cozy bedrooms both with mountain views. One contains a king-size bed and the other has two twin beds.
A studio, perfect for an artist's retreat or a bunkhouse, is next to the cabin and may be rented for an extra $50/day during the spring and summer months.
The landscaped backyard has a riverside fire pit where you can sit around a crackling fire and roast hotdogs or make s’mores. Just steps away from the backyard is the crystal clear water of the ever-changing Skykomish River.
Outstanding recreational activities await you in this year-round mountain paradise. Winter offers our guests downhill skiing and snowboarding at Stevens Pass which is less than a half hour away and discounted lift tickets are available. Cross country skiing at the Nordic Center is just beyond the summit. After a great day in the snow, spend the evening enjoying the hot tub and relaxing next to a warm fire.
The mountains are beautiful in the spring as nature comes alive. The weather is usually warm enough for hiking and mountain biking. Birdwatching is also a favorite pastime. Keep an eye open for the eagles that often soar above the river and surrounding forest.
Summer is a wonderful time to explore our river valley and mountains. Take your kayaks, rafts, or tubes up the river and then enjoy the scenery and serenity of the mountains as you float back down to the cabin. Stevens Pass Bike Park opens three chairlifts to bikers and senic riders. Numerous mountain trails offer a variety of hikes through the forest to alpine lakes, waterfalls, and picturesque vistas. For our guests who just want to relax, you can catch a few rays on the sandy beach or swim in the river.
In the fall brilliant red, orange, and yellow leaves contrast with the evergreen trees, and paint the mountainsides with color. This is a great time to hike or bike the mountain trails and roads.
Bowman’s Riverside Retreat is the perfect place to stay while you enjoy many local attractions. For the technical rock climber, ten minutes away is the town of Index which is located at the base of a world class vertical rock face. An hour east, is the charming Bavarian town of Leavenworth that has many seasonal activities and festivals. An hour west, is the Seattle area with its ferry rides, museums, and the Seattle Center which is home to the Space Needle.
Bowman's Riverside Retreat is the perfect place to create family memories while enjoying the great outdoors.