BEAUTIFUL RIVERFRONT GETAWAY IN THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS

David Meier/Lynn Chamberlain

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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BEAUTIFUL RIVERFRONT GETAWAY IN THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS

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2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Private Home With Hot Tub

A Cabin On The Sky is a fully furnished riverfront home located directly on the bank of the North Fork of the Skykomish River in the town of Index, WA.

In addition to the unobstructed world class river and mountain views found at A Cabin On The Sky we have provided our guests with an outdoor hot tub, fire pit, charcoal BBQ, picnic table, satellite beamed flat screen television with blu-ray dvd player and HBO, free WiFi connection, unlimited long distance telephone, stereo w/ CD player and iPod/mp3 dock, washer/dryer, board games and a propane fireplace for their comfort and convenience. All bed and bath linens are provided as well as bath soaps, shampoo and a hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Sleeping quarters for up to 4 persons are a master suite with a king size bed and an additional bedroom on the main floor with a queen size bed. There is a 1/2 bath in the upstairs master suite and a full bath on the main floor. In addition to the comfortably furnished living room there is also a dining room and a sun room, a cozy space where many guests spend a lot of their time while at the cabin. Sipping a hot beverage in the morning with the river flowing just out the window is a great way to start a day of relaxing. Fine art prints adorn the walls throughout the home as well as hand-crafted stained glass windows. The kitchen is fully furnished for our guests to prepare most meals. Kitchen amenities include a full-size refrigerator and stove, coffee maker, coffee grinder, French press coffee maker, pots and pans, flatware, dinnerware, microwave, blender, cooking utensils and glassware.

The 972 square foot home is on 150’ of riverfront.

Views upstream from the property are some of the peaks in the Wild Sky Wilderness Area (before it was designated a Wilderness Area we supported that effort as a business when it was before the U.S. Senate and Congress), downstream you will see Mts. Index and Persis. Looking south out from the living room to the tree line beyond the river is the newly developing Heybrook Ridge County Park and to the north is the Index Town Wall, a mecca for rock climbers, located in the Forks of the Sky State Park and is also home to Peregrine falcons. Steven’s Pass Ski Area is about a half hour drive away. Other outdoor activities include river rafting, kayaking, hiking, biking, fishing, photography and plein-aire painting. It is also a great place to just relax and renew yourself. In the Fall and Winter months resident bald eagles often perch in the trees across the river and snack on a salmon on the shoreline across from the cabin.

In addition to our many local guests and those from throughout the U.S. others have stayed with us from all around the world including Europe, South America, Canada, Australia and China.

Come and stay at this owner-maintained and cleaned home where you will feel hugged by the mountains and be whispered to sleep by the river.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

David Meier/Lynn Chamberlain

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Having pretty much grown up in the Skykomish Valley, I, David, moved to the cabin in 1976 and eventually purchased the property in 1978. A Cabin On The Sky is not just a business for me, it has also been my home and that pride of ownership shows throughout the property. I have operated A Cabin On The Sky as a vacation rental since 2002. Lynn and I met, here in Index, in the late 1970's, fell in love and eventually married. We currently reside a few blocks from the cabin with our canine companion Charlie. We both have extensive experience in the hospitality business in that Lynn worked as a flight attendant for Alaska Airlines for many years and we operated A Stone's Throw B&B out of our home for ten years. We have recently re-opened our B&B after taking a hiatus for a few years. I worked in the timber industry for nearly 2 decades and after the sawmill closed in the early 1990's, I went back to school to become a cabinet maker. In addition to woodworking and remodeling, I also spend parts of my summer working as a Wildland Firefighter. Wearing these different hats allows me to live and work in this beautiful place. Lynn retired from the airlines and spends much of her time pursuing her interest in gardening and painting. We have hosted plein-aire artist workshops at the cabin and our home. We have traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Mexico and Europe and believe that Index is located in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Community is very important to us. I served in the local fire department as a volunteer and commissioner for nearly 20 years. I currently serve on the Boards of Directors for the Index Historical Society and the Friends Of Heybrook Ridge, a grassroots organization that saved over 100 acres from being clearcut and is now a county park. We open our homes to our guests with the hope that they can come away with a taste of the life we have found in this beautiful valley.

David Meier/Lynn Chamberlain purchased this cabin in 1978

I spent the first 14 years of my life in North Dakota fantasizing about mountains, forests and clear flowing water. These things were only available to me through the books of Jack London and Saturday matinees. My family moved to Gold Bar, WA in 1967. Even as a high school kid I would drive up the valley to Index to truly be in the mountains, hiking the hillsides and camping along the river. There are few places like this and when I had the opportunity to move here I jumped at the chance. Lynn moved here in 1978 from the Bay Area in California, immediately impressed by the beauty of this valley. Index is a small community, but has a strong core of civic-minded folks that are sometimes the envy of other, much larger communities. We have friends and neighbors that we have known for over 35 years. The river valley and mountains were carved from glaciers and are what limits the growth of this village to what it is today. Few places are blessed with this much beauty.

The views were what brought us here. A strong desire to create comfortable, personalized homes keeps us happy and calms our spirits. The cabin was a very modest residence when I purchased it and then, with a lot of hard work and imagination, transformed it into what it is today. That ethic continues to this day. We are continually thinking of ways to improve our guest's experience. The same can be said about our own home except you would multiply that by several factors. Even though Index is off the beaten path it is located whereby a person can make the jump over Steven's Pass to Eastern Washington and beyond (we often feel like just driving on to Montana. And sometimes do). It is also close enough to Seattle and the rest of the Puget Sound Area when we need a taste of art, culture, shopping and maybe a ferry ride to the San Juan Islands. An hour either way will take you to another world.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Beautiful Riverfront Getaway In The Cascade Mountains
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SOLITUDE

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at the cabin in the sky was awesome. So peaceful and relaxing. Perfect headquarters for day trips. House was so nice aND clean. David, the owner was willing to help with any questions we had.
The river that runs behind the cabin was beautiful. Just open your windows and sleep to the south d of the rushing waters.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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THE MOST WONDERFUL GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Wellll I'd like to say this is a horrible cabin/getaway...ONLY So I Could have it All to Myself! It's serene...a Wonderful location if you are looking for peace...its private...as the side of it where the spa, fire pit and grassy area are...there is no one around ...imagine eating breakfast in the most beautiful setting...with the river rushing by in your own little viewing box of windows...sit in the spa, bbq or sit by the fire and listen and watch the beautiful river rush by....nothing but trees across the river. The cabin itself is very comfortable, always clean, has everything you need for a perfect romantic getaway. The town is small and quiet...but there are so many places to enjoy nature around it by bike (which the cabin has) or short drive or walk...as well as its only about an hour drive to Leavenworth, and river rafting is just down the road if you are looking for a little adventure! We LOVE it and it has become my favorite "home away from home" - whenever we are lucky enough to get a reservation!
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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RELAXING PLACE WITH FANTASTIC LOCATION AND GREAT OWNERSHIP

  • 5 of 5
Our family with two adults and two-year old child stayed at the cabin for an extended weekend. The place is very well kept and had all the amenities to make our stay most enjoyable. Kitchen was small but had all the essentials to make any meal we planned. Charcoal BBQ proved very useful. The owner is friendly, responsive and flexible. The cabin is very well located for skiing at Stevens Pass as well as hiking anything around Index. This is a secluded relaxing place that I would recommend to anyone. Planning to return here in the future.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: As much as they enjoyed staying at the the cabin I appreciated the condition that I found the cabin after their departure. As many know, small children can often wreak havoc on a space (We have a grandson nicknamed Captain Chaos), however, the cabin was left in very good condition and I look forward to hosting this young family, again.
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BEST CABIN I'VE EVER STAYED IN

Best cabin I've ever stayed in
  • 5 of 5
This was honestly the best cabin experience I've ever had by far. I grew up in the Northwest so I am not unfamiliar with cabins and have stayed in dozens. This place is different. First of all, the location is absolutely unbelievable. It is right on an unbelievably pretty river. Second of all, the views of Mount Index are incredible. It really shows off in the winter. The amenities of the property are great too. Everything we needed seemed to be exactly where it should be. We were even able to make a salad dressing from scratch (!) with the items in the cupboard. The hot tub was incredible as well - right on the river, and imposing views of Baring Mountain. David, the owner, clearly loves this place dearly. It was incredibly clean and well taken care of. It was such a great experience. Though there are many cabins in the area you should choose this one. Don't over-think it. You won't find anything better. This is the one.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I don't often have the pleasure of meeting all my guests, so it was very nice to be able to chat a bit with this lovely young couple. Their kind comments are very much appreciated and I'm pleased that they had a positive experience at A Cabin On The Sky. I hope to see them, again, sometime in the future.
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WANT TO KEEP IT SECRET!

  • 5 of 5
A Cabin On The Sky was one of the most beautiful place we have ever rented in a long time. The house is right on the beautiful river with gorgeous views of mountain in both left and right. The house is really well maintained and spotless clean. The kitchen is well equipped for those who enjoy cooking at the cabin. The view of river and mountains are not just from the yard. It's from most of the rooms in the house too. Nothing like waking up to the beautiful river/mountain view and comfortable breeze from your bed. We got so excited that we woke up earlier than usual the first morning, and soak our bodies in the hot tub while sun was rising. One of the many amazing features of this house is the sunroom. We particularly enjoy sitting there and play chess, sip on wine while enjoying the view. The owner is really quick at responding and super nice. We would very much love to come back here before summer time! We decided that this was our most favorite cabin close to Seattle!
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: These folks had the bonus of a two season stay. On the day of their arrival it was a Springlike 60 degrees. The following 2 days it snowed several inches.
It is gratifying that their experience makes them want to return. We have had several guests comment that they will never tell anyone about A Cabin On The Sky and keep it "their special place".
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PERFECT MOUNTAIN RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was way too short, and I'll never sleep as soundly as I did with the mountain breeze coming in the windows and the sound of the river rushing by. The grounds are lovely, the home well-equipped, and the hot tub was perfect at the end of a busy day of mountain biking at Stevens Pass. We will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It has been years since I slept in my former home, but I still miss the sounds, sights and sense of peace I had after waking up and before stirring to start my day. I'm pleased that others are experiencing those same things.
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
SeaTac International Airport
Nearest Ferry
47 Miles
Mukilteo-Clinton (Whidbey Island) Ferry
Nearest Train
38 Miles
Amtrac Station, Everett, WA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Washington State Route 2
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Pickett's Beach
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
The Prospector's
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Steven's Pass Ski Area
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Blue Boy West Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Mt. View Diner, The Prospector's, Zeke's Drive In
Car: necessary

A Cabin On The Sky is located in the North Fork of the Skykomish River Valley in the North Central Cascade Mountains. Index is surrounded by mountains, a river and various parks. The notable parks are: Forks of the Sky State Park, Heybrook Ridge County Park (currently under development), the Mt. Baker/Snoqualmie National Forest & the Wild Sky Wilderness Area. The geological location lends itself to many outdoor activities. During the Spring and Summer months whitewater river rafting, with class IV-V rapids, draws folks from all over the country. There are rafting companies located in Index to serve you. Fishing is popular for some. Quiet roads for biking. There are many hiking trails in the area. Some of the more popular hikes are Wallace Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Lake Serene, Heybrook Ridge Lookout, Lake Dorothy, West Cady Ridge, Evergreen Mountain, Lookout Point and Barclay Lake, a hike that is suitable for kids. Just step outside the cabin doors. It doesn’t get any better than this.

The natural beauty of the area attracts photographers, plein-aire artists, songwriters and authors who stay with us throughout the year. A fun annual event is the Index Arts Festival, usually held in August, that celebrates music and the arts.

The Index Town Wall, just minutes away, is a well known mecca for the international rock climbing community. Index has been called the Yosemite of Washington State.

During the Autumn months an extra bonus is that we are just a bit more than an hour away from Leavenworth, WA and the beautiful drive over Stevens Pass to see the Fall colors. We are an excellent option for visiting that popular tourist destination without having to stay with all the crowds and high-priced accommodations that are associated with that.

The Winter months attract skiers and snowboarders that are headed to the slopes of Steven’s Pass Ski Area, about a 1/2 hour drive from Index.

Many of the attractions of Seattle and Puget Sound are within an hour or two from Index. Out of state guests find that A Cabin On The Sky is a great base for traveling west to the urban attractions of the greater Seattle area and for day trips to the more rural Eastern Washington attractions. Make a day of it and drive the Cascade Loop Trail that includes the stunning North Cascades Highway.

In addition to our many local guests and those from throughout the U.S., others have stayed with us from all around the world including Europe, South America, Canada, South Africa, Australia and China.

While all are welcome, our target group of the population are couples who are just looking for a peaceful, quiet place to relax and regroup in a beautiful setting. One couple has stayed with us 27 times, to date. Other repeat guests refer to A Cabin On The Sky as 'their place'. We have hosted many honeymooners, a small intimate wedding in the backyard and there have been a half dozen marriage proposals made at our cabin that we are aware of.

Whatever your desire, your stay here will be a memorable experience. Come and stay at this owner-maintained and cleaned home where you will feel hugged by the mountains and be whispered to sleep by the river.

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Stevens Pass Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$155
From
$155
Fri,Sat,Sun
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year's Week
Dec 24 2014 - Jan 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$165
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$155
From
$155
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.6%
Notes While our rates are lower than many other rentals it should not reflect on the quality of our accommodations. We have a much lower overhead in that the cabin is owner cleaned and maintained and we wish to pass that savings along to our guests. We do not charge a cleaning fee unless the cabin is left in state that requires additional cleaning.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Stevens Pass Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 972 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom also features a skylight and pull chain toilet.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1/2 bath has toilet and sink vanity.
  • The full bath is on the main floor and the 1/2 bath is in the upstairs master suite. Hand soap, body wash and shampoo is provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beautiful views can be had while just lying in bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Great upstream river views from this bedroom.
  • The master suite is truly a beautiful, romantic space to retire to. One guest wrote that she felt as if she were sleeping in a treehouse and could just dangle her feet over the side of the bed out over the river. The main floor bedroom alone would be a great place to sleep. Even with the windows closed you will be lulled to sleep by the river in both bedrooms. Down comforters and flannel or fleece sheets in cooler months and line-dried (in the warmer months) cotton or silk sheets are great to slip into. Extra pillows are always furnished. We do not use any fabric softeners or dryer sheets and usually wash our linens in unscented, dye-free detergents. If we use scented detergent it will be a vegetable based detergent with natural scents. Both bedrooms feature a chest of drawers and closets.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • basketball court
Notes:
We can provide our guests with contact information for possible on site massage with a Licensed Massage Practitioner. Guests will make their own arrangements, thereby, eliminating us as a 'middle man' and not incur any extra fees or commissions for that service.
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