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North Cascades Skagit River Retreat

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Last updated: 08/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Marblemount chalet description

Peace and tranquility at the gateway to North Cascades National Park—under two hours from Seattle! Spacious, cathedral-ceilinged wood construction in a rural paradise.

World-class fishing (or just watch the salmon run!) at the confluence of the Skagit and Cascade Rivers and world-class hiking in the North Cascades, near many trailheads including top-rated, beautiful Cascade Pass.

Chalet comfortably hosts two to six adults in two large bedrooms (master suite and loft) plus a sofa bed in the great room. An additional bunk bed nook for two persons each under 150 pounds (kids, assumedly) brings the total to eight.

Complete kitchen and optional laundry, within walking distance of Marblemount for dining and shopping.

Cleaning is INCLUDED. Weekend rates do not apply on stays of five days or longer. Subject to availability, we also offer a 2-guest option for use of the main floor only (one bedroom, kitchen/dining, TV, sofa bed, one bath) at a 20% net discount! (Upstairs to remain unused during such stays.)

For single prepayments of the entire rental amount, PayPal is welcomed as a payment option.

Keywords: Chalet,Cabin,Mountain,River,View,Fishing,Hiking,North Cascades,Cascade Loop

Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            Children under three years must remain on ground floor under supervision of parents or guardians at all times. Bunk beds on second floor may be used by children over 3 or adults, provided under 150 pounds....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            We love pets but would like to make 'Rainbow House' available to those with pet allergies. Pets also have the tendency to scratch the wood floors....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Twenty-five (25) years old....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Upstairs Bedroom: 2 double


          • Children's Bedroom: 1 bunk bed

            For children under 150 pounds....moreless

          • Great Room sofa bed: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Sleeps two!...moreless

          • Master bedroom: 1 queen

            High profile sleigh bed....moreless

          • Master high profile Queen with light walk-in closet, Upstairs two full Beds with bath and balcony adjoining, Bunk Beds in small upstairs bedroom, Great room sofa bed (1) with private entrance to Master Bath....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master bath: toilet, shower

            Glassed-in stone shower, custom wood vanity....moreless

          • Upstairs bedroom bath: toilet, tub

            Handheld shower, custom wood vanity and mirror....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Great room coffee/game table top raises for additional kids' dining at sofa....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            4-cup drip coffee. Pouches for regular and decaf are provided....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Three restaurants right in town 1/2 mile away, your choice!...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Basic pots and pans, spoons and knives....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Provided for six....moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Wood Stove:

            Lopi wood stove. Check available manual for operation, and keep the fire burning hot to avoid creosote buildup. Fire wood and kindling sold at convenience stores in Marblemount....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            With supplemental fee for duration of stay. For washing of guest's clothes only. Property linens and towels to be washed only by Guest Services....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Wood stove, great views of Cascades and surrounding pastures, seating for six to eight....moreless

          • Heating:

            Electric baseboard heating, individually adjustable (turn to setting 3 or 4)...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Bed sheets, pillows, pillow cases, all of basic quality....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            With supplemental fee for duration of stay....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Plenty of space for cars in drive....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath and kitchen towels....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board


          • Stereo:

            Vizeo Bluetooth Surround Speaker system operates independently and fills the great room with wonderful sound, directly from your mobile phone or laptop....moreless

          • DVD Player:

            Via Smart TV Wi-Fi connectivity to Guest laptop with appropriate software....moreless

          • Books:

            Paperback library, many styles and subjects....moreless

          • Video Games:

            Wi-Fi flat screen internet accessibility....moreless

          • Games:

            Smart TV/WiFi with guest subscription....moreless

          • Music Library:

            Smart TV/WiFi internet access. ...moreless


          • Wireless Internet:

            WiFi, password provided on arrival....moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Outdoor Grill:

            MAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER ONLY: Propane grill, use subject to attached instructions....moreless

          • Balcony:

            Upstairs bedroom, tranquil views of grazing cattle, forest and mountains....moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            Plenty of outdoor space, property is on five acres of pasture....moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            Decks on north, west and south sides of house....moreless


          • Adventure
          • Historic
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Location & View

          • Mountain View:

            Cascade Pass, Eldorado Peak, Diobsud Peak…360 degrees!...moreless

          • Village:

            Walking distance of the hamlet of Marblemount....moreless

          • Waterfront:

            Skagit River flowing by just across the road....moreless


          • Cinemas
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Cycling
          • Kayaking
          • Hunting
          • Rock Climbing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Hiking
          • Rafting
          • Fishing
          • Snowmobiling
          • Laundromat
          • Groceries
          • ATM/Bank
          • Shopping
          • Horseback Riding
          • Sight Seeing
          • Boating
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Paddle Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Bird Watching
          • Walking
          • Scenic Drives
          • Museums
          • Winery Tours
          • Churches
          • Restaurants
          • Mountaineering
          • Whitewater Rafting


          Write a review 4.8
          from 5 traveler reviews
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Hiking and Rafting Season
          May 29 - Sep 8, 2014
          3 night min stay
          $300 $350
          Thu, Fri, Sat

          Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $200 $250
          Fri, Sat

          Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

          Additional information about rental rates


          • Weekly laundry access (1-week minimum) $25 + tax
          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
          • Tax Rate 10.21%


          Rates INCLUDE CLEANING.

          Check-in/Check-out 10am and 5:30pm is 'worst case' intended for thorough cleaning on same-day turnarounds. Whenever there is flexibility we will accommodate as possible.

          PAYPAL remittance is welcome for reservations prepaid with a single payment.

          Rates are subject to change at any time prior to confirmation of reservation and receipt of deposit.

          Cancellation policy:

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

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          Last updated: 08/17/2014
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          • Eatery Restaurant-Drive Incorporated

            "Pleasant food (always an interesting soup, be it clam chowder, chili or cream of morel) on a..."

          • Marblemount Diner

            "Pleasant folks, clean, nice menu variety, and a good selection of beers. Just what the docto..."

          • Fish Hatchery Rd

            "Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Fish Hatchery. A brisk walk from Rainbow House along t..."

          • Ranger Station Rd

            "National Park Services Marblemount Ranger Station—your headquarters for latest and greatest ..."

          • Marblemount Drive Inn

            "Really tasty, take out or eat in."

          • American Alps Ranch

            "There's no healthier or better grass fed beef in Washington (Marblemount grass is the best!)..."

          • North Cascades National Park

            "Educational exhibits on local flora, fauna and geology, and a fabulous view of the PIckett R..."

          115 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Seattle Tacoma International Airport
          Nearest Motorway
          State Route 20
          0.25 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Marblemount Diner, Buffalo Run, Mondo's Restaurant
          0.25 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Marblemount Diner, Mondo's, Buffalo Run, Q-Car BBQ

          Car: Necessary

          North Cascades National Park Visitors Center in Newhalem (14 miles), North Cascades Institute Learning Center on Diablo Lake (20 miles), Marblemount Fish Hatchery (walking distance along Cascade River), Marblemount Ranger Station (2 miles)


          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2011

          About the owner: We're a professional couple from Seattle with an importing business that brings us to all corners of the world. We love out of the way, undiscovered paradises.

          Why the Owner Chose Marblemount:
          We became attracted to Marblemount a number of years ago while on hiking vacations and purchased a small farm there. This beautiful chalet on the Skagit River came along a little later, AMAZINGLY, just a few short weeks AFTER we took the rainbow shot that now serves as our logo. 'Rainbow House' is being enjoyed by an ever-increasing number of friends, clients and guests who have discovered the restorative magic of the Upper Skagit Valley and the North Cascades.

          The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
          Wherever we are in the world, all we need to do is think of ourselves at our Skagit River property, taking brisk walks in the mountain air along the Cascade River to the Marblemount fish hatchery, watching Marblemount's famous bald eagles in Winter or the King Salmon running in early Fall. We call it a 'Marblemount Moment.' So will you!

          Contact us

          Speaks: english


          • Rainbow House and the North Cascades.

            Rainbow House and the North Cascades.

          • Great room

            Great room

          • View from Great Room windows.

            View from Great Room windows.

          • Dining room from the hallway.

            Dining room from the hallway.

          • Master bedroom

            Master bedroom

          • Upstairs bedroom

            Upstairs bedroom

          • Trout and salmon paradise on the Cascade River (easy walking distance!).

            Trout and salmon paradise on the Cascade River (easy walking distance!).

          • Rainbow House and a double rainbow captured by Lisa 9/6/13.

            Rainbow House and a double rainbow captured by Lisa 9/6/13.

          • Rainbow House Welcome.

            Rainbow House Welcome.

          • View towards Cascade Pass & El Dorado Peak

            View towards Cascade Pass & El Dorado Peak

          • Stairs framing library and Smart TV joining Great Room and second floor.

            Stairs framing library and Smart TV joining Great Room and second floor.

          • Dining room from the Great Room.

            Dining room from the Great Room.

          • Fully equipped kitchen

            Fully equipped kitchen

          • Master bathroom (glassed in stone shower)

            Master bathroom (glassed in stone shower)

          • Upstairs bathroom

            Upstairs bathroom

          • 'Rainbow House' view of moon rising over Eldorado Peak and Cascade Pass.

            'Rainbow House' view of moon rising over Eldorado Peak and Cascade Pass.

          VRBO #370529

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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Thursday, July 31, 2014

          $200 - $350 per night (USD)

          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 6

          View calendar: Updated 08/17/14
          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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