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Will Hall

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Yakima River Cabin: Near Cle Elum, Suncadia, Roslyn and Sun Country Golf

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Elk Meadows Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 bath, quality cabin sleeps 6 on private wooded lot with river access

If you love the outdoors, there is no better place than this wooded 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. 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 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 has a queen bed, dresser, and closet. The main bath is a full bath just outside the master bedroom. The second bath is recently renovated. It is a ¾ bath at the base of the stairs..

The big, new washer and dryer make it fast and easy to clean your clothes and all the towels before you leave.

Upstairs is the loft, with twin beds for the kids, and full beds for the folks. Windows look out on the deck, the lawn, and the woods toward the river. The loft is 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. 5 plastic chairs can be taken down to the river or out on the lawn.

There is a horseshoe pit in front. 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.

There is no collecting of wood from the property or neighboring properties.

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.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Will Hall (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 Washington

Laurie's parents bought this one-acre lot on the Yakima River back in the 1960s, and built the cabin in 1978. While growing up, Laurie spent many summer and winter weekends 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.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Yakima River Cabin: Near Cle Elum, Suncadia, Roslyn and Sun Country Golf
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Awesome Place, River is a Game Changer

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I all loved this place. Very accurately described, and the owner was quick to respond to emails and I received the deposit back within a week of our stay. We had to change the dates of our stay and the owner was very quick and made the switch hassle free.

We would stay here again. The access to the river was fantastic very easy river float (mid August) very cool but not cold water. About 1 hr and 15 mins in length, with a few bumps to navigate. There is a very easily accessible place to park a vehicle for the return that is about 10 mins from the house (if I remember right, you do not have to get back on the freeway). The house stayed cool all day, and was very easy to sleep in.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend of fishing!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is a great retreat. Myself and a few friends got away for the weekend to explore the area and the local fishing. The cabin was just as described and had everything we needed. Really enjoyed the bbq on the deck at night. Also had a great time dropping some rafts up the river and floating right back to the cabin. Awesome!! Look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this property for your vacation needs! Very clean and has everything you may need! My family and I enjoyed this cabin so much! I love the fact that the cabin has been in the family for 40 years! I could feel the good times and memories that were made here! We also made great memories! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everything was exactly as advertised and we had a fantastic guys weekend in the woods. Easy access to Suncadia and the huge network of trails surrounding Cle Elum lake for hiking. Plenty of yard space to play games like horseshoes (already there) or bring corn hole, bocce, etc. Would definitely revisit.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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the best vacation

  • 5 of 5

the cabin is beautiful,was the best winter hollidays.Thank You

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Large, comfortable cabin. Pretty location.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Pretty spot - with large picture windows looking out over the forested front yard. Our only complaint was the freeway noise down by the river. My husband was recovering from a concussion - so we were seeking quiet. If finding quiet spaces outdoors isn't your top priority, the freeway sound is probably just white noise. It was lovely in the house. It would have been perfect for our family if we still had kids at home. Lots of room to run around - and hang out by the river. We only used the downstairs, but there are two bedrooms upstairs with 3 twin beds in one room and a double in the other.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Cle Elum, Roslyn, or Suncadia
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
SunCountry Golf
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Cle Elum, Roslyn, or Suncadia
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Summit at Snoqualmie
Nearest Beach
Yakima River
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Elk Meadows Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Ski Season
Dec 10 2016 - Mar 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $110

Standard rate applies for up to 4 people. Add $10 per person per night for more than four people.
$110 cleaning fee
$250 security deposit refunded after checkout and cleaning is completed, provided there is no damage or extra cleaning required. Cabin will be checked for damage or loss before deposit is refunded, which can take up to two weeks.
All trash must be hauled away or there is a $7 per bag charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Elk Meadows Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master downstairs - 1 queen
    Left loft - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Right loft - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2).
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water tubing

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