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George

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

SKY RIVER CABIN- VIEWS, HOT TUB, CLOSE TO HIKING,

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Skykomish Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Rustic, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

OUR CABIN SITS ON THE BANK OF THE SKYKOMISH RIVER WITH A SWEEPING NATURAL VIEW ACROSS THE RIVER TOWARD BECKLER PEAK AND THE WILD SKY WILDERNESS in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Nearby activities include hiking, biking, rafting & kayaking, rock climbing, birdwatching, mushrooming, exploring the lakes and waterfalls and historic areas around Stevens Pass, historic Skykomish and Index, or just relaxing to the sound of the river or a crackling fire.

THIS CABIN IS CUTE AND PERFECT FOR 1-3 COUPLES OR A FAMILY TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL! The living area is bright and cheery, with lots of windows looking across the river to the mountain wilderness beyond. The hardwood floors and wood paneling give the place a rustic feel, and you'll love curling up in front of the fire on our comfy leather furniture for conversation, a glass of wine, or a good book or a movie. The living room opens to a deck on the river bank with a table and six chairs and a gas BBQ to facilitate outdoor meals or projects. The dining area has a view of the river by day or the roaring fire at night, and is perfect for after-dinner games on those long winter evenings, or even doing a little work on your laptop (internet access via either wireless or ethernet connection). The fully equipped kitchen is newly updated to feature modern appliances and a beautiful granite countertop so that guests can visit while the chef prepares the feast.

The three bedrooms each feature a queen-size bed, reading lamp(s) and a dresser and/or closet for storage, and a couple of airbeds can be arranged for children to sleep in their parents room if desired. The newly updated main bathroom downstairs has a double sink separated from the toilet & shower, with beautiful stone tile and a luxurious heated floor throughout. Another half-bath and toilet are upstairs. The mudroom is perfect for washing and/or drying wet or muddy clothing after a day out-of-doors, and includes a full washer-dryer.

Enjoy a BBQ on the deck or an evening campfire under the stars, listening to the river. Or soak in the large river-bank hot-tub shared with the cabin next door.

Wildlife lovers will enjoy an ever-changing 'show' starring the occasional Bald Eagle or Osprey, wild ducks (harlequins, mergansers and wood ducks), water ouzels, swallows, swifts, nighthawks, etc., and laugh as the Rufous Hummingbirds joust for territory and mates. Squirrels, chipmunks, and racoons are frequent visitors and at various times we've also seen Black Bears, Coyotes, Otters, Mink, Beaver and Deer from our cabin, and watched sockeye salmon spawn in the channel in front of our cabin. Early spring is especially nice if you like hummingbirds, a chorus of frogs or native wildflowers.

Reservations are accepted from non-smokers only as our home is a smoke free environment, and damage penalties will be assessed for non-compliance. Pets are fine, and there is a nice stake-out area.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
George (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About George

We met climbing and skiing with the Mountaineers, and we still love to get out into the mountains all seasons of the year.

George purchased this cabin in 1989

Why George chose Washington

Since we're located on the river bank with a view across the Skykomish River to Beckler Peak, our cabin is a great place to relax. At the same time, our location provides easy access to the entire Skykomish River Valley, up to Stevens Pass, and all the way to Leavenworth.

What makes this cabin unique

There's nothing better after a day of hiking or skiing than to relax on our deck looking across the river to Beckler Peak and the Wild Sky Wilderness!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear George, etc- "We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay!"
Sep 2008
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)
SKY RIVER CABIN- VIEWS, HOT TUB, CLOSE TO HIKING,
average rating of 4.5 based on 20 reviews
Baton Rouge, LA
5

Nice, comfortable river cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our weekend at this clean, comfortable riverbank cabin. We fished and watched pink salmon spawning in the river right in front of the cabin. There are plenty of hiking trails in the area and we took advantage of that and had access to the hot tub next door at the owners cabin to relax in the evening.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed yourselves, Gary! Come again!
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4

Weekend Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had a really great time, the view from the windows & deck are really very pretty. The cabin was a great size for 4 adults, 1 couple & 2 singles. All of us had the privacy we needed & plenty of space whether we were inside or outside. The furnishings/beds were all really comfy. All of us slept really good. The heated tiles in the downstairs bathroom were really nice. Walking along the river & trails was a lot of fun. Loved the cabin décor, especially the stuffed rams & the Road Kill Café Menu Poster. Loved the thoughtfulness of the bottle of wine & card left by the owners. We all really had a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC
4

Nice cabin

  • 4 of 5

I rent a lot of cabins and am pretty particular with the features. Overall this cabin was very nice and although we didn't meet them the owners who live next door seem nice as well. The only real downside for me was the lack of land and privacy. The yard was for the dog to go potty was extremely tiny and there were neighbours directly on either side. The hot tub and fire pit are shared with the owners, who weren't home when I stayed, but something to keep in mind. The view from the kitchen, upstairs bedroom and patio was pretty amazing and probably one of the best i've seen from a cabin. If only it had've been sunny when we stayed! There is a bit of a walk to access the river which probably wouldn't bother me if I didn't have a dog. It is pretty great be actually on the river sometimes. Inside the cabin was nice - some cob webs and bugs, a bit of a musty smell upstairs, but nothing unusual for a older cabin and did not bother us.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cabin Fever

  • 5 of 5

It was a great time, clean, comfortable, cozy and in budget!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worst ever experience.....

  • 1 of 5

We reserved this cabin for 2 nights, but left the cabin within 2 hours of arrival. We preferred to go back home and stay at home rather than wasting 2 days in this cabin. There is no direct access to river, unless you want to try to cross a deep ditch full of wild growth and bushes (You will fail if you try). Cabin did not look and smell clean. There is only a small deck in the name of backyard, so entertaining in the backyard is out of question. Listing specifies hot tub as "shared", but it fails to describe that the hot tub actually is located on the deck of other cabin next door. Not sure how one can share the hot tub when someone occupying the other cabin with the hot tub is entertaining on their deck? I cannot recommend this cabin to anyone, especially a BIG NO for families with kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take great pride in offering clean, neat, attractive accommodations, and this renter’s claim that our cabin “didn’t look and smell clean” is simply untrue. He told us that they left because a large dog visited our cabin deck shortly after he and his family arrived, that it frightened his children and “they didn’t feel safe." Since we weren’t able to re-rent our cabin for the weekend after he left at 6 PM on a Friday night, we declined to give him a refund (per our written cancellation policy), and he submitted this spiteful review. We are sorry he was disappointed but it appears that he was looking for a more civilized experience and his expectations didn't fit our wilderness setting. Our cabin, deck and campfire sit on the bank of the S. Fork of the Skykomish River overlooking Beckler Peak and the Wild Sky Wilderness. The river is visible and accessible from our cabin, and there is easy access to safe, sandy beaches for children a couple of minutes away both upstream and downstream. Both of our cabins share the hot tub located on the riverbank on the nearside of our downstream cabin (not on the deck as this renter states). Our other cabin is only occasionally used (and wasn’t occupied that weekend), and the hot tub has a privacy screen in any event. We’re sorry this renter was disappointed, but please review the many other excellent reviews we have received from our other guests before giving credence to his comments.
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4

3 families, 3 small kids

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at the cabin was really fun. The owners were staying right next door that weekend and were really helpful answering our many questions in person and over the phone, they also left us a bottle of wine, which was a nice touch. The cabin itself is nicer than it appears in the photos, shower is modern and huge. The Kitchen is partially updated and has a tiny, but really nice and quiet dishwasher that we could run at any time of day and the sound wasn’t annoying. We were 9 people total, 6 adults 2 small toddlers and a 5 year old and space was a little tight, but we managed fine. One unexpected thing about the cabin that we couldn’t see from the photos was that it is actually not right on the river bank, there is a large creek in between the cabin and the river and it is a significant walk to the actual river with toddler feet. The distance wasn't the problem for us, we could still see and hear the river just fine and the fly-fisherman of the group was able to enjoy the quiet of the river away from the kids (and catch a few fish!). The problem was that the creek that is very close to the cabin makes for an abrupt and steep 8 to 10 foot ravine that was a major hazard with the kids. We had to hold onto the toddlers arms at all times when outside (this is not super fun with a 2 year old!) and the mom of the 5 year old was really stressed out that he would accidently slip and fall down there, we were lucky that is was quite chilly the weekend we were there, so we just ate all our meals and spent most of our relaxing time inside. I would not recommend staying here with small kids if you plan on hanging out outside the cabin or want to enjoy a fire in a fire pit with your family. The fire circle is right next to the dropoff, so you have to keep the kids out of the fire and make sure they don’t fall off the cliff, not very relaxing, we just had one tiny fire after the kids were asleep. The owners had a hose ready for us right next to the fire circle so we could completely put out the fire safely and easily. The location of the cabin is great, we found a nice nearby hike to trout lake in one of the books at the cabin, we all loved it. Overall, this place a great nearby escape from city life, very clean and inviting, comfy beds, I would stay here again once the kid is older.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Skykomish State Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Whistling Post Tavern
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Cascade Express
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
U.S. 2
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Cascade Inn
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Stevens Pass
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Several within 100 to 200 meters
Car: necessary

Many, many local walks ranging from scenic strolls to strenuous wilderness hikes (ask the owners), cycling ranges from scenic pedaling to rugged mountain biking, many interesting birds and animals, wildflowers and mushrooms, varied sightseeing (waterfalls, old mines, fire lookouts, railroad history, historical museums), nearby riverboating ranging from carefree floats to class 5 whitewater, enjoy riverbank lounging or Campfire, nearby Restaurants, 45 minutes to Leavenworth

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Rates & Availability

Skykomish Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$170
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$950
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.6%

Three day minimum rental on Holiday Weekends (MLK Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day) and Four Day minimum on Thanksgiving Weekend.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Skykomish Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Half-Bath - toilet , Vanity with Sink
    Main Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower , Double Sink; Beautiful stone tile with a heated floor!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs River View Bedroom - 1 queen
    Main Floor Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Forest View Bedroom - 1 queen
  • 3 Bedrooms with Queen Beds, but we can also provide a couple of inflatable beds for children to sleep in their parents' room- Ask!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Riverbank Deck & Chairs, Picnic Table, BBQ, Campfire area; Nice local walks... Bird Feeders (& Binoculars & Field Guide)

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