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Blue Sky Ranch - Custom Cabin with Extraordinary Views

10 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Index Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Master Plush King, Guest Plush Queen, Alcove Full, Loft Lookout Full, Single

Situated on the banks of the Skykomish River, this house sits on secluded private acreage.Ideal for a romantic getaway or large group gatherings such as weddings, anniversaries, special events with catering available, Optional Wolf Den can be included with the Eagle's Nest for overflow guests ($125 / Night plus $23 / Head, sleeps 7). The entire property can be rented and sleeps 28.

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Owner

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

Why Owner chose Central Cascade Mountains

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

Blue Sky Ranch - Custom Cabin with Extraordinary Views
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
5

Beautiful, secluded property

  • 5 of 5

The area is truly a little slice of heaven - it is breathtaking, and the A-frame is so cozy. We can't wait to return. We may have just found our new favorite retreat - and that is saying a lot because there are so many beautiful places in the Northwest.

The river and mountains are simply breathtaking. The area is so quiet. We loved star gazing at night and enjoyed the fire pit immensely. The hot tub is really nice.

Chris was wonderful to work with and very flexible.

We loved it!!! Would highly recommend this property and owner, and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We have taken our family to this amazing property twice now!! We are going back again!! The town of Index is so cute. I recommend white water rafting. The owner and his lovely fiancé are wonderful people. This place cannot be beat!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA
5

Great Booking Experience

  • 5 of 5

I booked this property directly through the owner over the phone. Chris was very professional and courteous throughout the process, and he addressed all of my concerns. Initially, I was a little skeptical about booking over the phone and not directly through homeaway. However, as Chris pointed out, it saved me a small percentage charge. I was also able to verify Chris's legitimacy through Homeaway reviews and through his separate internet site that shows his other properties.

I also appreciate that he reduces the cleaning fee if you are willing to put in a little elbow grease and clean up after yourself. ...I know a lot of other homeaway rentals charge low rental costs and outrageous cleaning fees that don't reflect the work required to clean the place; to me that just seems like a way to hide costs... I can tell he has a passion for the area the property is in and sharing it with others! His prices are reasonable and he seems to value fairness.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edmonds, Washington
4

Rustic Retreat

  • 4 of 5

When you come into the house, there is a entryway & an alcove with a full bed.

We found everything we needed within the fairly clean kitchen. Disappointingly, the freezer & lower cupboards were dirty.

We could not find a regular coffee pot in the kitchen, but we found it in the hall closet. We left it there with the dust bunnies & used the Keurig instead. K-cups were thoughtfully provided.

The living room was comfortable & open, with a large collection of DVDs & CDs. I understood there would be a satellite receiver, but there was not.

Unfortunately, I was unable to connect to the wifi signal with my iPad & iPhone at all.

The access to the other full bed & loft is via a climbing wall, which was not super easy. We would have appreciated a ladder.

In the queen bedroom, there is a sliding door to the deck & a closet with extra pillows.

The hall bath was nice, but there were cobwebs between the cabinet & wall. Hair care appliances overwhelmed the circuit breaker & we had to hunt to eventually find it outside the house.

The master bedroom was as pictured, with a walk-in closet, tv, DVD player, & door to the deck. (There is an additional sliding-door closet that is filled with clothes.) The king bed was firm, but not uncomfortable, with soft linens.

In the master bath, no curtains mean the beautiful shower can be viewed from the hot tub area. There are double sinks, towels, & a very tidy cedar sauna.

In the laundry room, extra linens can be found.

The hot tub was ready, but there were no outdoor lights nearby for a night time soak.

A few things about our booking process: After an inquiry email, I communicated with the owner solely via phone, including payment. Strange, but the positive reviews made me comfortable. He allowed me to leave cash on the counter for the extra guest we had, which was very helpful. During the booking phone call, he told me that there would be a cleaning fee, in addition to the nightly rate. He said we could save 1/2 the cleaning fee & check out later, if we were willing to clean up. Upon clarification, I discovered we were to sweep, mop, clean counters & appliances, wash & replace the dishes & linens. I'm not sure if it was worth the savings. The sheets took so long to dry, we ran out of time before we could get the next load of towels 100% dry, so we left an apology note.

After our stay, I received a text from the owner, thanking us for leaving everything nicely.

Overall, it is a nice place and we would return.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Fantastic Stay for a Ski Trip

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stanwood, WA
5

perfect place for ladies retreat

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Index Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly Rate: $225;
Weekly Rate: $1,575 Minus Discount;
Ask Chris about seasonal specials; Spring Special April 16 through May 31 not including weekends, Fall Special September 30 through November 15 not including weekends. Call for details.
Weddings, Anniversaries, Special Events and Catering Available.
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Amenities

Index Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • 1 Convertible Bed, 1 Murphy Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Golf, Tennis, Sightseeing, Restaurants, Shopping, Rafting, Sailing, Kayaking, Boating, Waterskiing, Jet Skiing, Swimming, Surfing, Windsurfing, Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Mountain Biking, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Sledding/Tubing, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Hunting, Rock Climbing, Fishing, Fitness Center/Gym, Basketball Court, Cinemas/Movie Theaters, Antiquing, Horseshoes, Miniature golf, Horseback Riding, Hot Air Ballooning

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