Peaceful and Nice
Submitted: August 28, 2012
Stayed: August 2012
My family and I stayed here the first 2 nights of our 6-day Seattle area vacation and, for us, that just wasn't quite enough time in this beautiful setting. (Another day would have been nice.) Our ages range from 16 to 62 and all 5 of us really liked it here. We enjoyed the large, covered hot tub, the patio area, and sitting around a crackling fire under the tall pine trees after dark. (Nobody was renting the smaller place above the garage next-door so we had the property all to ourselves.) Our beds were comfortable and the house and everything on the property appeared to be meticulously maintained.
We live in a suburban neighborhood that isn't very noisy but here at the Chalet I realized sometimes that my ears were hearing nothing - nothing at all! - but the sound of silence. Finally this wonderful oddity usually would be broken only by a bird singing or a rare car going down a road somewhere off in the distance. We felt at peace here. I wouldn't change a thing.
Originally we had planned to do more exploring of the area but, once we arrived and got settled in, we found ourselves content mostly just hanging out at the Chalet. On day 2 we walked the easy and pretty paths in nearby Federation Park, discovered why the White River is so white (clay), ate lunch at a picnic table there, then had ice cream in Greenwater. The Chalet at Elk Crossing is a place to which we'd like to someday return. Oh, and the property itself has what appears to be an electric wire around it but I did see a majestic-looking elk there early on our 2nd morning! He was down the road. And what was he doing? Crossing it of course.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. This peaceful mountain setting can be a great escape! Come visit us again anytime!
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