Ideal for a romantic getaway for just the two of you or large group gatherings. (weddings, anniversaries, special events and catering available.) Situated on the banks of the Skykomish River, this house sits on secluded private acreage.
Relax on your porch and let nature entertain you with the rushing Skykomish River and Cascade Mountains. Sit quietly and let the area's wildlife pose for pictures.
The quiet secluded atmosphere is conducive to romantic getaways, weddings, family reunions, meeting groups or retreats.
House includes - Flat Screen TV, Surround Sound, Movies, Therapy hot tub spa in private secluded setting, fully stocked gourmet kitchen, BBQ, Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit. We offer premium accommodations with luxury linens, organic body products and hypoallergenic bedding.
Leave the hectic world behind and let us pamper you with nature's majesty and an atmosphere that transforms and revives.
I am Chris the designer and owner of this fabulous vacation property. Please consult me with any ideas or questions you might have that will make your event more special and memorable for you. I can make just about anything happen. I work with every guest on a personal level and want you to enjoy your experience and come back again and again.
Owner purchased this cabin in 2003
Nestled at the foot of two mountains and steps away from the Skykomish River this property is spectacular. I am always happy to share this bit of heaven with others.
The Eagle's Nest was a FANTASTIC cabin to accommodate our two families with teens for a long ski weekend in late February. Once we arrived after a long flight from Chicago we did not want to leave. The home is beautifully appointed, the fireplace was lit, the bathrooms and bedrooms are luxurious. Even the teens loved climbing the wall to the loft bedroom and would stare out the windows at the view. Best of all, though was the view out back. The rushing Skykomish River instantly makes you feel relaxed and on a special vacation. We were 30 minutes away from Steven's Pass and had 2 awesome days of skiing. If you are skiing Stevens Pass, make sure you rent an AWD vehicle. When we were there WDOT was restricting passage on US 2 to cars with snow chains and AWD vehicles though we experienced some extraordinary snow. After a day of skiing, we'd hit the hot tub, listen to the river, watch the stars and wished for time to stand still. During the day you could literally just enjoy the backyard for hours. The mountain views are just beautiful. The property features lots of outdoor seating (it was cold, though in February), a beautiful fire-pit and an outdoor kitchen. We can only imagine how great it would be to be there in warmer weather. We saw bald eagles in flight and perched in the trees. If you go, stop in Gold Bar, 10 miles west of Index, for groceries BEFORE you get there. You would also like Ricco's "bake at home pizza place" just east of the grocery store. Like I said, once you get there you won't want to leave. Chris was an attentive owner and responded to our questions right away. The home was a perfect location for what we wanted to do. We could visit friends in Everett in 45 minutes and headed to Seattle for sight-seeing when we weren't skiing. A wonderful, memorable home and vacation.
There is a lot to say, but essentially, the Eagle's Nest is wonderful. We were a large group of ladies who gathered here for the weekend-once we parked, we did not leave until check out. The owner Chris was very accommodating and went so far to help us build an epic fire in the pit outside. He also connected us to a masseuse/anesthetician to do spa treatments all day long in the bungalow next door. This pure relaxation was enhanced by the amazing views of the river, trees and mountains, along with the serenity of the entire area. It is truly private and mysterious here. The house is rustic luxury and enjoyable, esp. the rock fireplace.. The outdoor deck and hot tub were awesome and the landscaping just amazing. This place is a gem and also good for larger groups (there are 2-3 other cabins/bungalows on the property). For our group there was a few concerns and not a huge deal but something to consider: the climbing wall is great for kids/young adults but no so much for "mature" adults, esp. if you need a restroom stop in the middle of the night. There are 3 beds (one king, 2 fulls) and this helps in planning sleeping arrangements. The other sleeping accommodations are 2 sofas and 2 pull out single mattresses that weren't very comfortable. The many other luxuries help to compensate for these concerns, but it's good to be aware of esp. for those in your party that desire comfortable sleeping. We'd like to come enjoy this amazing place again, but would probably rent out one of the bungalows or wolf den, so everyone can have super comfortable sleeping. One last thing-Chris is a super nice and caring guy....he helped make us feel welcomed and is quite the vacation rental host.
Just completed a beautiful weekend retreat at the Eagle's Nest property, the largest of a few managed by Blue Sky Ranch. The Eagle's Nest property more than exceeded our expectations! The place was in impeccable condition and is a very warm and cozy place set amongst the backdrop of the tranquil Skykomish River and the jagged peaks of the Northcentral Cascades. We had about 8 people in our party and the amount of space was just perfect! There were more than enough sleeping arrangements suitable for our group. The bedrooms are beautiful with views of the river and mountains from each room. The master bedroom is very spacious with a huge bathroom and sauna. There is also a full laundry room and plenty of towels and sheets. The kitchen is VERY well equipped with virtually any kitchen utensil you would need to prepare meals. The actual building is very beautifully decorated and is the result of the proprietor's long-hard work for many years. The large amount of quality wood work, iron work, and stone work, not to mention a mounted Elk head, really sets the scene as the perfect mountain retreat, easily accessible from the greater Seattle area. The fireplace and mantle area is the highlight of the living room, with detailed stonework and a remote controlled fire which keeps you nice and warm when the snow is falling outside.
The outside/deck area is also picture perfect and includes a very nice full perimeter deck, which includes a hot tub, a propane fire pit with surrounding loungers, a beautiful long cooking island and propane grill. There are also plenty of picnic tables that allow for riverside dining with the beautiful backdrop.
The hot tub on a cold night was simply amazing. It is a well-groomed probably 6 person hot tub (although can squeeze more in, for sure) with two jet settings, color-changing lights. The proprietor even had the temp set on 102 F upon our arrival! We were lucky to catch a very nice snow shower on our last night and used the wood fire pit (set on the land's edge above the river) to warm up and make smores.
In summary, this property is very well-maintained and groomed and the proprietor's attention to detail and accommodating nature makes this property a must rent. The Eagle's Nest is perfect for large or small groups and is the ideal getaway from the Seattle area. I HIGHLY recommend this property and will definitely return very soon!!! Thank you, Christ, for an unbelievable trip!!!
I have stayed at a lot of really nice hotels and cabins, but the Blue Sky Ranch is by far better than any other place I have ever stayed at. It was the perfect place for my husband and I to stay to celebrate our one-year wedding anniversary. It was peaceful, romantic, and secluded. You could hear the sound of the river from inside the cabin which was relaxing. The owner is so friendly and I was allowed to bring my dog. It is in the best possible location and I am so blessed that I have had the opportunity to stay at the Blue Sky Ranch. My husband and I will definatly be going back there! Thanks for everything Chris!
I want to start off saying WOW!!!! This beautiful Eagles Nest Cabin was everything I expected and MORE!!! It is a amazing cabin. It is modern, sexy, romantic, fun..... The views are breath taking, you are surrounded by the mountains, the rivers, fresh air, the scenery is simply to die for. Every morning I woke up to the Bald Eagles across the river soaring around. This is the BEST cabin I have ever stayed in. Chris was amazing. The house was SUPER clean, you really get what you pay for. The hot tub was so relaxing. It was so peaceful to sit in the hot tub while looking at the river and the mountains and the eagles flying around. I can't say enough about this cabin. It was one of the best vacation I've ever had in my life. From the bottom of my heart I will never ever forget that wonderful weekend at the Eagles Nest. I will make this a yearly thing for sure!! I already want to go back. Thank you Chris :)
Our Family & grown kids from Western WA & Eastern WA wanted to have a Family get together
and dinner. We had a Nephew home from Iraq, and thought it would work out great before the Holidays.
When we drove to the house it was very secluded. We opened the door to the Home and was in shock!
We all had to take a second breath as it was way more Beautiful than the pictures... This place is a Best Kept Secret...Little did we know that our daughters had planned a secret wedding...Just for the immediate family... Beautiful and perfect! for the twelve of us. We shared Dinner, Joy and Happiness. The new Bride and Groom stayed over night, and now have a beautiful anniversary place to visit every year. Chris the Owner is Awesome and down to earth and is a pleasure to work with... Thank you Chris you are the Best!!
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