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 very remote and secluded on a private, 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. 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.
The owners, Laurie and Will, grew up in King County and still live just north of Seattle 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.
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 fifteen 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.
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.
This beautiful home is perfectly located near activities for all seasons.
In the winter, it is less than 30 miles from downhill skiing at the Summit at Snoqualmie. For those who want drier snow and smaller crowds, Mission Ridge is 85 miles away. There are numerous cross country skiing trails in the region and you can go snowshoeing right from the doorstep. Snowmobiling is also popular in the winter. There is limited access to some trails right from the property, and lots of snowmobiling trails nearby (make sure you have a current map to avoid closures). Of course, the cabin itself is a great place to spend a relaxing winter vacation with a fireplace (bring your own wood), DVD/VCR for movies (no cable or TV reception), and plenty of card and board games.
When the snow melts in the spring, you can golf the spectacular new courses at Suncadia or the recently expanded 18-hole course just two miles away at SunCountry Golf. Hiking trails begin to open up and the there is plenty to explore in the valley and the towns of Easton, Cle Elum, and Roslyn (still thought of by some people as Cicely, Alaska, the home of “Northern Exposure”). The Roslyn farmers market is open Sundays from 10 – 2 between June and September, offering local produce, baked goods, and fine hand crafted products.
As it warms up to summer, there are amazing recreational opportunities in the area. The lakes and rivers offer swimming, boating, and fishing opportunities. Many people float down the Yakima River in their rafts and inner tubes. There are public access points a couple miles upstream (fishing access down a gravel road from the end of Hundley Road, permit required) and a few miles downstream (between I-90 and the railroad bridge). Since this vacation rental has beautiful riverfront, you can launch right from the property, or just sit with your feet in the water and watch others go by. Cle Elum throws its big Pioneer Days parade and celebration typically the weekend before the Fourth of July.
Fly fishing on the Yakima River is fantastic year round, and the fall is extra special. The river level drops when the irrigation season ends, creating easy walking access up and down the river to reach the big fish in the deep pools. Fall is also a good time to use the horseshoes, play games, or just relax on the deck or the lawn. And when it cools down at night, you can play games, watch a movie, or curl up with a good book.
Any time of year, this is a perfect place to get away from the city and enjoy the beauty of the Cascade Mountains and the Yakima River valley.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event||Minimum Stay|
My Standard Rate
|Refundable damage deposit||$250.00|
|$105 cleaning fee.
$250 security deposit refunded after checkout.
All trash must be hauled away or there is a $7 per bag charge.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.