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Ranch Style Cabin on 20 Acres in the Beautiful Tunk Valley

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

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 North Central Cascades

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.


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


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.


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Ranch Style Cabin on 20 Acres in the Beautiful Tunk Valley
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews

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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly as advertised. Quiet and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Made for a great vacation. Lots of wildlife and great views.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Branches

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at the Ranch Style Cabin. We had wonderful views all around the wrap around patio of mountains and rolling hills. We went for walks down the dirt road and enjoyed the sunshine streaming into the windows in the morning. The only downside was the need to keep mice out of the house, which we found it was apparent they were there.

Thank you,

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback, and glad you enjoyed your visit. We occasionally have issues with both mice and woodpeckers. Not very often with mice, but sometimes, especially after a long period of rain, they can be a nuisance. For the woodpeckers I finally built them "woodpecker hotels" - bird houses to just the right dimensions, to encourage them to stay without causing any issues. The mice in the open ground do attract raptors, especially hawks, to the property. I will increase the supply of traps available to guests though, just in case nature gets too close.
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Absolutely tranquil and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

This was a magnificent home with stunning views in every direction! I love how peaceful and quiet it is. This is the perfect getaway if you want to unwind and get away from it all. The wrap around porch is amazing and was perfect for that morning cup of coffee! We even had snow in April.

We will definitely be back and would recommend this property to anyone looking to get a break from the hustle and bustle of every day life.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A true getaway

  • 5 of 5

It has been a few weeks since we've stayed at this Tunk Valley Cabin outside of Omak and it's still on our minds. We've stayed at many vacation homes and cabins and have never experienced one like this before. It was a special place and we were able to really get away from it all and relax there. The landscape and views are stunning and the area is fun to explore.

We saw so many pretty birds and wildlife (a bear and a moose included!) and came back with great memories and pictures. Besides the home itself, going up to Crawfish Lake was our favorite experience there. It is a beautiful, peaceful lake where you can picnic, walk around, read, relax etc.

There are lots of roads in the area to explore.

The house has the comforts of home and then some. It is very clean and well-maintained. The bed and furniture were comfortable.

The deck is incredible. When we weren't out exploring it's where we spent most of our time. It's a jackpot for dogs too, so much land to explore and then plop down on the deck and relax when they are tired out.

We wanted a private place where we could tune the world out for a bit and this was it. It is not completely secluded in that there is a neighbor's house visible in the distance, but it felt secluded because there is so much space between you.

We definitely want to go back again! I'm so glad we found it and decided to stay there. Thank you to the owner for having this home available for others to experience and enjoy.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

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