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Romantic Riverside Cabin | Hot Tub | Close to Stevens Pass | Low Midweek Rates

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cozy romantic chalet cabin on scenic mountain river, private hot tub,sleeps 3-4

Whispering Waters is a charming Washington state vacation rental cabin in a beautiful mountain setting on scenic Skykomish River 60 miles (90 minutes) northeast of Seattle.

The cabin's cozy ambiance makes it ideal for a couple looking for a romantic getaway, with soaring cathedral ceiling, river view from the loft king bed, and river rock gas fireplace. The hot tub is strategically located overlooking the Skykomish river with the Cascade Mountains looming above the river. The loft's french doors lead to a balcony surrounded by large moss-covered trees, and also has a river view.

The 600 sq ft vacation rental cabin is perfect for two celebrating an anniversary, honeymoon, or a romantic getaway; but can accommodate up to four people for short stays. This cabin may not be suitable for small children due to the proximity of the river and stairs.

Whispering Waters cabin is also great for a relaxing getaway. The rocking chairs on the cabin's front porch are great for watching the river flow by, bald eagles soaring in the winter, and salmon jumping in the fall.

The 40-jet two-pump hot tub a few steps out the door with river and Cascade Mountains view is terrific for soaking your cares away while the Skykomish River "whispers" by. The hot tub is year-round, and is covered with a translucent roof that provides an outdoor ambiance while protecting you from the elements.

Also outside is a fire pit next to the river bank with a mountain looming above the river. The fire bowl is year-round weather permitting and there is no burn ban. Firewood is not provided but can be purchased at most grocers.

The cabin is on a semi-private lot: two cabins across the river and a full-time residence downstream with fencing and landscaping to provide privacy. The deciduous trees on the river bank are trimmed strategically to provide privacy in the summer without losing the river view.

The king bed in the loft has a river and woods view. A queen bed in the downstairs bedroom provides room for additional people, or if you don't want to climb stairs. Bedding and towels provided.

A small kitchen is set up for simple meal prep, and the dining table seats up to 4 with river view. The kitchen area has a gas range/oven, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, bean grinder, blender/food processor, and hand mixer. Starter supply of coffee, tea & hot chocolate provided. Dishes, pots & pans, kitchen towels, flatware & cooking utensils also provided. Charcoal grill on the porch (bring briquettes). Some pantry items are usually available, but it varies so feel free to inquire.

This Washington vacation cabin is super cozy in winter with the gas fireplace. For entertainment, there is satellite TV, and WiFi provides Netflix. There are also board games, puzzles, a few paperbacks, and Sky Valley area information.

The cabin will be decorated for Christmas with lights and garland.

At 775 ft elevation, there is not a lot of snow in the winter, but a short drive up the mountain will usually get you to snow for skiing and snow shoeing. However, check road conditions and weather report before coming to the cabin Nov-Feb in case you might need AWD.

Whispering Waters cabin is in a beautiful mountainous area 90 minutes northeast of Seattle, half way between Index and Skykomish, Washington, just off US Hwy 2. The cabin is close to three wilderness areas (Wild Sky, Alpine Lakes and Henry Jackson) and Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest that offer year round outdoor recreational opportunities. The popular local activities are river rafting, kayaking, skiing, hiking, snow shoeing, rock climbing, and fishing. There is an ORV area close to Gold Bar.

The area around Whispering Waters is not 'touristy' (i.e. not highly developed), yet attracts thousands of visitors due to the rugged beauty of Washington state's Cascade Mountains and the outdoor recreation provided by the mountains and rivers. There are dozens of great nearby hiking trails with something for everyone - easy family walks through the woods, waterfalls, alpine meadows, historic Wellington train disaster site, trout-stocked alpine lakes with crystal clear water, historic lookout towers, old growth forests, and rock climbing. The numerous close by forest service roads are great for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing when the snow level is 1000ft or below. When the snow level is higher, a short drive will usually get you to snow covered roads.

The cabin is on the south fork Skykomish River, mostly a class II whitewater rafting and kyaking river. A good float is from Skykomish to Baring, approximately 9 miles. Be aware that there are 3 sets of non-navigable waterfalls three miles downstream/west of the cabin. Mid to late summer the river is gentle enough for river tubes, though the water may still be cold. The main Skykomish 6 miles west is a class IV whitewater river, with several local rafting companies providing trips through popular Boulder Drop.

Nearby Stevens Pass ski area (23 miles east) is a popular day-use ski/snowboard area. Discounted ski lift vouchers available for purchase with cabin stay. Whispering Waters cabin is on the west side of Stevens Pass, so you don't have to drive over a mountain pass if coming from the Seattle area. The cabin is at 775 ft elevation, and the roads to the cabin are usually snow free in the winter; but one should be prepared for winter driving when coming to the mountains approx. late November to March.

Stevens Pass summer activities are mountain biking, scenic chair lift rides, hiking, pub, coffee shop, and disc golf Thursday-Sunday.

The south fork Skykomish with it's sparkling clear water is a Washington Scenic River with seasonal (June 1-Nov 30) fishing for trout and white fish. Even though it is a whitewater river, there is a calm area in front of the cabin for cold water swimming on warm summer days. The rapids just past the cabin are mild enough in late summer for family tubing. NOTE: there are three sets of waterfalls starting 3 miles downstream of the cabin. Kayakers and rafters start upstream in Skykomish, 9 miles east. There is a small rocky beach below the cabin and is a good place to enjoy the cool river breeze on the occasional hot day. Chairs can be placed in the cold river water to cool off even more. Western Washington weather is usually mild throughout the summer but there will be some hot days. Even on hot days the night temps drop into the 50's or low 60's which cools the cabin.

There are also horseshoe pits for when you're staying close to the cabin.

We are able to keep midweek rates low, starting at $135/night, while providing quality amenities, as the cabin is owner managed and maintained.

There is not a cleaning charge, so renters are expected to leave the cabin tidy. However, I understand that not everyone likes to clean when on vacation so you can leave the cleaning to me when previously arranged at $20/hr. If not previously arranged, $45/hr. The lack of a cleaning charge does mean a lack of professional cleaning - many have commented on how clean the cabin is.

Single nights are occasionally available between other reservations or last minute. Single night stays, when available, are for two people/one bed only.

Arrival time 3pm or any time after; departure 11am or any time before.

AWD is not usually needed to get to the cabin, but one should be prepared for winter driving conditions approx late November-February.

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More Details

Janet Triplett
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Janet Triplett

I started my business Mt Index Properties and purchased Whispering Waters cabin as a side career while working as a nurse. I enjoyed it so much that I made cabin rental my full time career in 2000 and still love it. I have owned and/or managed many several cabins in the area, and currently just have Whispering Waters. I love the outdoors and try to hike, raft, snow shoe, and cross country ski whenever I can. I love western Washington mountains as it is so beautiful and peaceful. Listening to and watching the Skykomish River 'whisper' by brings me daily enjoyment and I want to share it with others. After twenty eight years of living in the Cascade Mountains I am still in awe of the beauty of the river, mountains and the big trees and want to share it with others.

Janet Triplett purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Janet Triplett chose Baring

There was a need for lodging for Stevens Pass skiers so I obtained the cabin. I remember by husband asking if I thought it would rent enough to pay the mortgage and I said "I think so". The cabin has turned out to be a refuge for hikers, summer vacationers, honeymooners, and those seeking peace from the city.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is owner maintained with many personal touches. It is also more affordable without the huge cleaning fees charged by property management companies.

Because I live close by, I am able to share knowledge of area attractions, as well as respond quickly to any problems.

Comfortable all-weather wicker rocking chairs on the front porch year round; hot tub with glass cover that provides protection from the rain while maintaining the outdoors experience. Authentic cabin atmosphere.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is an amazing place well exceeded my expectations. We planned this getaway two months ago choosing from a list of cabins and really lucky that your place is what we found. Will definitely be coming back and reocmmending your cabins to our frineds. I have never been/felt so relaxed until the day we arrived here and know that this is the "Place". So serene when you're outside, looking at the views and listening to the relaxing sound of the river, and when we're in the hot tub after a long day snowboarding. "WOW" I just can't stop saying this is the place for me. MY PERFECT GET-AWAY.
Jan 2011
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Baring Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Please leave cabin clean to receive full refund of security/cleaning deposit. Base rate is for 2 people/1 bed - $25 for extra bed when only 2 people.
  • No loud music outside the cabin as there are other cabins in the area. Absolutely no parties, and no unauthorized guests. Quiet time 11:00pm.
  • Many people are allergic to fragrances, so no cologne, strongly scented soaps, oil lamps, musk, patchouli, or incense.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • small shower/no tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 king
  • King bed in loft with river and forest view. Loft is open to downstairs area, with sheer drapes to provide privacy.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Rustic wood floors throughout. Outdoor wood burning fire bowl that can be used weather permitting and when there isn't a burn ban. The cabin is in an area with scenic mountain and river views. There is easy access to the river if you want to fish (seasonally), or bring your kayak or raft. Outside smoking permitted. 2 sets of complimentary snow shoes available, owner close by to provide area information. Be sure to bring your camera to capture all the scenic beauty.


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Romantic Riverside Cabin | Hot Tub | Close to Stevens Pass | Low Midweek Rates
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 52 reviews

Great time!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't be happier with our stay at the cabin. Easy communication with the owners, and everything about the place was great -- cozy cabin, amenities inside, beautiful views and, of course, the hot tub.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Andrew, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time at Whispering Waters. You were great guests and I hope to be able to accommodate you again next time you are in Washington. Janet Triplett
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Flawless cabin

  • 5 of 5

It was a really wonderful vacation. The cabin was cozy, we had all of the basic amenities that we needed, the sleeping arrangements flawless, and the view is absolutely breathtaking. Definitely hoping to plan another trip

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our 4-day stay at Whispering Waters. The cabin is cozy and has everything needed for a relaxing getaway - a cozy fireplace, a nice hot tub, full kitchen, and gorgeous views of the river right out the back door. And there's so much to do nearby - we snowshoed at Steven's Pass and hiked Wallace falls. The cabin was super clean and stocked with everything needed.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to spend Christmas!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for making our Christmas weekend special. The cabin was great and have everything we needed. The hot tub view was awesome.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Bill, Happy that your family had a good time at Whispering Waters (and that it snowed just enough for a white Christmas). Thank you for taking such good care of the cabin. Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year.
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Great views, lovely cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is in a perfect spot right next to a beautiful river with great views of the mountains. The cabin itself has everything you need for your stay! The hot tub was great, a nice peaceful spot to relax. The surrounding areas has great hiking and some towns with plenty to do. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Celeste, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Whispering Waters/Sky Cabins as part of your trip to Washington state. Janet
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Everything as described and more!

  • 5 of 5

Everything is so clean and organized. The views are fantastic! A real gem.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Skykomish/Whistling Post
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Sultan/Blue Boy
Nearest Train
43 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 2
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Stevens Pass Ski Mountain
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Bridal Veil Falls
Nearest Point of Interest
Stevens Pass Ski & Mountain Bike
Nearest Point of Interest
Iron Goat Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Pacific Crest Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Sobieski Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Barclay Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Index Climbing Wall
Nearest Point of Interest
Boulder Drop
Car: necessary

nature photography-mountains, moss covered trees


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.6%

Base rate is for double occupancy (two people/one bed). There is a $25 cleaning/linen fee if two people use two beds.

Discounted weekly rate for additional people $100/wk (after the first two people). Rate adjustment will be made after reservation request submitted.

Single night stays (for two people only) are occasionally available between other reservations or last minute. Go to Sky Cabins for more information.

Last minute discounts will be on the availability calendar at Sky Cabins.

11% service/booking fee charged by VRBO/HomeAway/Expedia is not paid to, nor controlled by, the homeowner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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