Lake Cle Elum Cabin Rental Photos and Description
2 bath, quality cabin sleeps 8 on private wooded lot
If you love the outdoors, there is no better place than this riverfront retreat nestled in the upper Yakima River valley on the east slope of the Cascade Mountains. The large, well-maintained cabin has plenty of space and all the amenities you could ask for, while also feeling remote on a wooded, one-acre lot.
The main floor has the kitchen, dining room, living room, laundry room, and two bathrooms.
The kitchen has everything you need for home cooking. The refrigerator, stove/oven, and dishwasher are new. Appliances include a microwave, coffee maker, toaster, electric wok, waffle iron, and blender. There are plenty of dishes, glasses, wine glasses, flatware, and cooking utensils. There is a kitchen table and a convenient bar.
The dining table doubles as a game table. You can take the top off to play bumper pool (on a challenging, slightly warped table), or flip the top over for a beautiful poker table.
The sofa, love seat, and easy chair in the living room provide comfortable places to watch movies or relax in front of a fire. There is a TV with a DVD/VCR combination. We have an odd collection of movies, or you can bring your own. There is no antenna or cable TV.
The master bedroom is past the laundry room, and it has a queen bed, dresser, and closet. The main bath is a full bath just outside the master bedroom. The second bath is a ¾ bath at the base of the stairs, with beautiful oak trim and a new shower.
The big, new washer and dryer make it fast and easy to clean your clothes and all the towels before you leave.
Upstairs is divided into two loft rooms under the natural wood ceiling of the A-frame room. One side has a double bed and two twin beds. The other has a double bed and a sofa. Windows look out on the deck, the lawn, and the woods toward the river. They are open on one side so you can also see over the living room through the huge windows to the front deck and lawn.
The cabin has front and back decks, connected with a walkway and breezeway on the side. There is a propane grill and a refrigerator that can be plugged in on the back deck if you need more refrigerator space or just easier access to your beverages from the deck. There is a picnic table and a glass table with five sling-back chairs on the deck (some furniture gets put away in winter). Please keep that furniture on the deck. There are five white plastic chairs that can be moved to the lawn or down by the river.
There is a horseshoe pit in front. The horseshoes are in the breezeway. The front and back lawns are large enough for other outdoor games if you want to bring croquet, wiffle ball, or similar lawn games. There is an outdoor fire pit off the back deck. Please provide your own wood when burning is allowed, and note that a complete burn ban is typically enforced from early July through early September, sometimes even longer. It is illegal to have an outdoor fire when a burn ban is in effect.
The Yakima River is 300 feet away from the cabin, across a small bridge and down a beautiful, wooded path. There is a cleared area so you can bring chairs down to sit by the river. We have an old cable spool and some rounds that we use as end tables. There is another outdoor fire pit down by the river, too.
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Will Hall
The owners, Laurie and Will, grew up in King County and live in Shoreline. We love our cabin, and we still use it a lot. It is primarily furnished for our own private use, but we've locked away our personal stuff so we could make it available for you to enjoy when we're not up there.
Will Hall purchased this cabin in 1978
Why Will Hall chose Lake Cle Elum
Laurie's parents bought this one-acre lot on the Yakima River back in the 1960s, and built the cabin in 1978. Laurie has spent nearly every summer of her life going up to the property, then helping build the cabin, and now maintaining and improving it. Will has enjoyed helping out for the past seventeen years and transforming it from a cabin into a truly spectacular home away from home. We especially like using it as our base camp in the winter if we're going skiing or snowshoeing. You're welcome to use all the games, movies, kitchen stuff, and everything else up there. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
What makes this cabin unique
The beautiful cottonwoods, firs, and cedars on the lot provide enough shade to stay cool in the summer. With lawns in front, in back, and down by the river, there is also always a place to find and enjoy the sunshine. The location on the east slope of the Cascades is perfect for birds and wildlife. Watch for the pileated woodpeckers, goldfinches, and flickers. In the morning, you may see deer or elk on the property and fish rising in the river. And at sunset by the river, don't be spooked when the swallows go away and the bats come out. This is nature at its best.