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Riverfront, hot tub, own grassy beach at river edge, amazing view

Bedrooms 2
Space 848 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-5)

Welcome to River View Cabin located on a point of land above the Skykomish River at the base of magnificent Mt. Index, and about 30 minutes from Stevens Pass. The view from the cabin windows, the hot tub over the river, the deck, and your own grassy beach is a unique and unsurpassed experience -- a relaxing and inspiring way to view the wild beauty of the dramatically beautiful Cascade mountains. See up close the river wildlife such beaver, otters, ducks, salmon and trout, eagles, and herons. The cabin is 464 square feet each floor, is fully equipped, has Wi-Fi, electric heat, word burning stove and firewood, a washer/dryer and laundry soap, stereo for iPhone/iPod, and satellite TV with DVD. The 45 square foot bathroom, with sunny yellow walls and panel, has a shower, sink, toilet, bath towels, body soap, and hair dryer. We provide hot tub towels. You only need to bring change of clothes and food to cook. There is queen size bed on the first floor with 2 inch memory foam, flannel sheets in the winter/fall and cotton sheets in spring/summer, and 2 blankets and a quilt. On the second floor is 2 full size beds. Both floors have view decks. At this special cabin, there is a wood walkway to a grassy yard at the river edge. Your dog is welcome.

Testimonials: 'The peace and quiet we were able to experience here was very healing and restorative. This house is so cozy and quickly felt like home. Being right on the river was a treat, and the view of the mountain was stunning.'

“We loved our night at River View Cabin! It was so relaxing and cozy. The view in the morning was amazing! We appreciate all the details you have added to ensure people enjoy their time and have everything they need. Thank you so much! We will for sure come back again!”

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

Why Rita chose Central Cascade Mountains

The uniquely beautiful location above the Skykomish River

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such an amazing time!!! We were fortunate to stay a whole week and wished it could be longer. It was so wonderful to watch my dogs swimming in the river and having the time of their lives! My favorite part was in the early morning when the sun was coming up and river surface was covered by mist. Rita, you made our stay soooo welcoming and personable. You took the time and effort to make sure every detail of our vacation was wonderful ... we see your magical touches everywhere. We cannot wait to come back! This was like our home away from home. Thank you so much!
Sep 2012
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Gold Bar Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 848 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , with shower
  • Towels, liquid bath soap, and hair dryer are provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , antique beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2-inch memory foam, 2 blankets and a quilt
  • The beds have flannel sheets winter/fall and cotton sheets summer/spring, 2 blankets and a quilt. There are also throws/cuddle blankets to use on the couch and on the bed.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
---Electric heating with thermostat. ---Freestanding wood stove with firewood and firestarter provided. ---Modern bathroom. ---Most cell phones have reception at River View Cabin. Land line at the cabin. ---We have WiFi. ---Kitchen is fully equipped and also includes full size refrigerator and stove, microwave, blender, toaster, coffee maker, coffee/tea/hot chocolate/cider, salt-pepper, cooking oil, ketchup/mustard, sugar packets, and popcorn. ---There is also TV with Dish satellite, and a stereo music system with iPod docking and CD player and FM/AM radio. ---River View Cabin location is also great for launching your kayak on the Skykomish River. --Picnic table on your private grassy beachfront.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Riverfront, hot tub, own grassy beach at river edge, amazing view
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 23 reviews

Great Spring Break Getaway...

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to get away…river, possible fishing, and hiking and then to be able to relax in a hot tub…and then we found the cabin by the river. Rita was quick to respond to all of my questions and then helped me book it very quickly. It was so easy to get to; we were there before we knew it.

Bridal Veil Falls and the Lake Serene trail head is literally just down the road...the hike was great!! We could not have had better weather while we were there. The hot tub was welcomed after the long hike…and to sit and hear the roar of the river while relaxing was perfect.

A river otter visited us the last night we were there enjoying the camp fire alongside the river. The views from the deck were spectacular and we had a fantastic stay! Everything we needed was already there!

Rita, thanks again for everything…we look forward to our next trip up.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing. We are happy to provide wonderful riverfront getaway experiences, with up close look at nature and a comfortable cabin. Respectfully from Rita
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Wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

Great for couples

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The cabin perched above the river and uniquely beautiful view of the river, mountains, forest, and sky is a great getaway. It is a good place for couples, comfy cozy inside and a fun nature experience. I am glad you had a great time. Respectfully from Rita
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Quaint little cabin surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

  • 5 of 5

Rita gave us quite a lot of information when we checked in and it was all very helpful. The cabin is tiny but suited us quite well for the weekend. We had 2 couples and 2 dogs so there wasn't a lot of room to spare. But we weren't looking for extra room. The deck was lovely and the hot tub was perfect after a day on the slopes.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing about your experience. The view and location on a breathtaking point of land over the river is fabulous to experience. I am glad the detailed written information about the activities in this region is helpful. Respectfully from Rita
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This cabin was a perfect cozy hide away for us!!!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a weekend getaway and we definitely pick the right place. The cabin was so cozy and the views were so beautiful and to top it off we had a private hot tub. Just down the road you can hike up to this beautiful waterfall called the bridal veil falls. This time a year it was frozen and so amazing the hike in the snow was amazing and romantic for the two of us. The owner was very kind and so sweet and all about making us comfortable for are 3 night stay. We were sad to leave but grateful for the time we had.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful and kind review. Our goal is to provide a special nature getaway and be committed to great customer service. Respectfully from Rita
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Port Angeles, Wa

Rustic, charming cabin with incredible views and accommodating host

  • 5 of 5

We and another couple stayed there recently this past December. The cabin was absolutely perfect!! In my opinion, it was charming, comfortable and had everything we needed for our short but perfect stay. The kitchen has everything you need to cook as if you were at your own home. The bathroom was spacious and the bedrooms, one downstairs and one upstairs, were cozy, The beds were comfortable and warm. There is a nice clean grill on the deck not far from the hot tub, This area was probably our favorite. Nothing quite like being in a hot tub listening to the river surrounded by snow covered scenery. Rita was also great, we met her for a short orientation to get a quick rundown on how to use the keypad, hot tub and other little small but important details. Glad we did as the keypad is one that we had never used. All in all I would highly recommend this little treasure of a place. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed this special river location. Respectfully from Rita
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Great location but has some downsides

  • 3 of 5

The cabin has a great location, nearly sitting on top of the river. The hot tub is large and very nice, but is about the only thing remotely new about the cabin. Our party consisted of 3 people and we only stayed two nights and didn't spend any time during the day at the cabin. If felt cramped and small for 3 people so I wouldn't recommend a larger party, especially if you plan on hanging out there during the day. The ad says its 25 minutes to Stevens Pass, but it was more like 35 minutes.

I agree with Jill S.'s review that it was very annoying to have to meet the owner at the cabin and have her explain in excruciating detail every component of the house. I've never experienced that and I've rented vacation homes and cabins at least a dozen times. What made it even more annoying is that meeting her required us to delay our dinner by over an hour to accommodate her schedule (we had to drive past Gold Bar for 20+ minutes to get to the cabin, meet with her for 20+ minutes, and then drive 20+ minutes back to Gold Bar for dinner). She seems like a nice lady but it was a real inconvenience for us and she was somewhat condescending toward my teenage kids. Nothing she told us couldn't have been provided in written instructions.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed the spectacular nature environment. I regret the communication was not a good fit. The orientation is light switches to the wood shed for safety in the dark, how to use the keypad to enter the cabin, how to use the hot tub so it does not get broke and affect subsequent reservations, and imprinting card. Arrival is usually about 4:00 p.m. When I was there at our agreed upon time around 6:00 p.m. and learned it could be up to 2 hours later to stop for dinner, I advised about the restaurant choices in nearby Gold Bar. If anything gets worn looking or old, we replace it with something new, excluding antiques. I will analyze the process, to do a better job of meeting expectations including providing choice of no orientation. Kind regards from Rita
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Car: necessary

1 mile off highway 2; on Skykomish River and at base of Mt. Index; between towns of Index and Gold Bar; Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest; near Stevens Pass and about 45 minutes from Seattle


Rates & Availability

Gold Bar Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb. 20, 2017-May 25, 2017
Feb 20 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
May 26-Jun. 29, 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jun. 30 to Jul. 2, 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Jul 2 to Jul 7, 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Jul. 7 - Aug. 31, 2017
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60
Tax Rate 10.9%

I encourage you to phone Rita at (206) 650-5390 to get the best rate for your reservation.
Dog $15/night and cleaning would be $70.
New Years reservation arrive Dec 28 and depart at least Jan 1.
Cleaning fee from $60 - $70 -- depending on # of nights stay, group size, and if dog.
Children 24 months or younger stay for free.
Thanksgiving Nov 23 thru 26, 2016 is 2 persons nightly rate divided by 4 ($175 Nov 23 + $225 Nov 24 + $185 Nov 25 + $185 Nov 26).
Weekend 2 night minimum reservation -- nights Fri/Sat or Thu/Fri or Sat/Sun.
1 night reservation possible Sunday through Thursday, and weekends if one the weekend nights is already reserved.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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