North Cascades Skagit River Retreat

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Last updated: 11/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 top-rated hiking in the North Cascades, near many trailheads including spectacularly beautiful Cascade Pass and Hidden Lake/Lookout.

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.

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 10% net discount! (Upstairs to remain unused during such stays, subject to a fee deducted from the damage deposit.)

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


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Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

  • 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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • 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

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


  • Books:

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

  • DVD Player:

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

  • Games:

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

  • Music Library:

    Smart TV/WiFi internet access. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Vizeo Bluetooth Surround Speaker system operates independently and fills the great room with wonderful sound, directly from your cell or laptop. Speakers have own control, input instrs taped on....moreless

  • Television:

    Wi-Fi 50' Vizeo Smart TV....moreless

  • Video Games:

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

  • Video Library:

    Smart TV/WiFi internet access....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

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

  • Resort:

    Restorative beauty and tranquility, with the comfort of home....moreless

  • Village:

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

  • Waterfront:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access:


  • Clothes Dryer:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet:

    WiFi ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room:

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

  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and kitchen towels....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

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi, password provided on arrival....moreless

  • 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


  • Catering Available:

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

  • Coffee Maker:

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

  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Provided for six....moreless


  • Balcony:

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

  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Lawn / Garden:

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

  • Outdoor Grill:

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



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Hiking and Rafting Season
May 6 - Oct 10, 2016
3 night min stay
$300 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200 $300
Fri, Sat

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

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Housecleaning $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.21%


Latest check-out is 11am and earliest check-in is 4:30pm. On same-day turnovers 6pm check-in will apply. We will be flexible when possible.

PAYPAL remittance is welcome for reservations prepaid on booking

Rates are subject to change 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: 11/18/2015
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115 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seattle Tacoma International Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Marblemount Diner, Buffalo Run, Mondo's Restaurant
Nearest Motorway
State Route 20
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)

Day Trips: Winthrop (90 min East over the pass on SR 20), LaConnor (90 min West, on the Puget Sound)


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 North Cascades 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!

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Speaks: english, spanish


  • 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

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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