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Ranch Style Cabin on 20 Acres in the Beautiful Tunk Valley

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Spectacular all round views from this ranch style cabin in the beautiful Tunk Valley -- a little known piece of rustic countryside bordering the Okanogan National Forest, northeast of Omak and near the small town of Riverside.

Enjoy nature from this luxury cabin and wrap-around porch. A birdwatcher's paradise the Tunk Valley also offers breathtaking views, hiking local forest trails, mountain biking the quiet country roads, fishing at Crawfish Lake, and wildlife viewing from the cabin, in the valley, and at the Tunk Valley Wildlife Area. It also offers just living with a frontier feel.

In summer the land is a sea of color from the grasses and wild flowers, and with the backdrop of mountains and dramatic skyscapes the cabin is a nature artists dream. An easel is provided in the main bedroom, inspiration is provided all around.

In winter the surrounding area offers cross-country and backcountry skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. The cabin is five miles from Crawfish Lake, which usually freezes hard enough to snowmobile, ski or skate on. Local skiing areas include Loup Loup Pass and Havillah, both about one hours drive away.

For those not wishing to drive the cabin sits on 20 acres of private land, where guests are free to wander. A walk around the perimeter is three quarters of a mile.

The cabin itself is at an elevation of around 3,000 feet, and stays a bit cooler than down in the valley. The main floor has a gorgeous living room with a gas cast iron stove for those cozy evenings. There is a large fully equipped kitchen and dining area, and a private master bedroom with bathroom. Upstairs it has two large bedrooms, and a full bathroom. A huge detached double garage is also available.

The cabin is approximately 14 miles from the historic country town of Riverside and the Okanogan River, nearby towns include Omak, Okanogan and Tonasket. The Many Lakes Recreational Area offers many summer activities for boaters and fishermen. Local events include the Omak Stampede and other county fairs. Easy day trips include the Tunk Valley Wildlife Area, the Stonerose Fossil beds, the state park and historical sites at Conconully, the sparkling and unspoilt Omak Lake, the ghost town of Molson, the Loomis National Forest, the Methow Valley, and the North Cascades National Park.

Keywords: Ranch House

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About The Owner

I live and work in Seattle as a writer. My wife is a graphic designer, our three kids go to local elementary, middle and high schools. We have been customers of VRBO cabin owners across the West for many years, and decided this was a good way to occassionally rent out our own cabin. We use our cabin regularly as an escape from the big city. We love the space, the peace, and the great outdoors that the Okanogan has to offer.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Omak

Peace and tranquility. Wilderness views in all directions, and great access to the wild outdoors.

What makes this house unique

Great air quality. Early morning sunshine. Forests, rivers and lakes in several directions. Wildlife is around.


Omak House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
20 acres of private land. Hammock. Lasso and 'steer' head.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Ranch Style Cabin on 20 Acres in the Beautiful Tunk Valley
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

Total relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

I grew up in Omak and wanted my family to experience the area. It was truly awesome. The owner, Peter, was very helpful and made sure everything was up to par. Even checked on us during our stay. Can't wait to go stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views, tranquil setting, relaxing time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property. We were lucky enough to arrive to 8" of snow and it snowed a couple more inches while we were there. It was very tranquil and relaxing. Just what we needed to unplug from this crazy world. (although they had Wi-Fi if you need it) We read books, cooked our own meals, and walked the property daily. Every direction you looked was like a picture perfect postcard. Great place! Glad we found it.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great getaway!

  • 4 of 5

We rented the cabin to visit grandparents and have a mini family reunion. It worked out perfectly for what we wanted. It snowed 3 out of 4 of the days we were there and my 3 year old loved it. It was quite and peaceful and perfect for relaxing. It was actually cheaper for us to stay here than a hotel in town, plus it had all the amenities of home which made it way more comfortable and enjoyable. It was also nice being able to cook our own meals, instead of eating out.

I gave this a rating of 4 out of 5 because of a couple tiny things. First, the dining table. Although a cute antique and folds out to accommodate more people it wasn't that big. The reviews says sleeps 8 but the table didn't support that. We had to squeeze at the table and add another table to the end. Secondly, the trash situation. It was pilled up in the garage then when we added our garbage to it there was no room for it.

Overall we really enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful space with full accomodations! I did not want to leave, and I miss it already!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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MICE and dog SMELL

  • 1 of 5

Tons of mice and mice poop in the home and rooms. Beds are old and dirty and the animal smell from pets allowed in the rental property was terrible. Lots of dog hair on the carpet and rugs.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We did indeed have a mouse issue this year. I traced it to some recent cabling work that compromised the crawl space. The crawl space has since been sealed, and after this was done no guests have reported anything but having a great time. The cabin is in a pristine location, and visitors should have a wonderful experience. If it is not, as a result of something we are responsible for, we do settle with our guests.
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Quiet and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our time here. We couldn't get over the peace and quiet. Loved the wide open views. The home was extremely comfortable and had anything you may need. Lovely!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Point of Interest
Crawfish Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Wild west outdoor store
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Grocery and Gas
Nearest Point of Interest
Conconully Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery Stores: Walmart and Safeway
Nearest Point of Interest
Stonerose Fossil Beds
Nearest Point of Interest
Ghost town of Molson
Nearest Point of Interest
The Many Lakes Recreational Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Bonaparte and Beaver Lakes
Nearest Point of Interest
Tunk Creek Wildlife Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Omak Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Okanogan Forest
Nearest Point of Interest
Road to Crawfish Lake and the Okanogan Forest
Nearest Point of Interest
Loup Loup ski area
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Winthrop, Methow Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Fishing shop
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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