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Birdsong Cottage - Riverside Retreat in Snoqualmie Valley

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Escape to the river and mountains to your private, luxury retreat. Birdsong Cottage envelops you with comfort, peace and creativity. Come take time to relax and renew. Stroll along the river, feed the fish in the pond, and enjoy the vast variety of birds and wildlife in the large backyard and gardens. This is also a perfect place for family gatherings, weddings, retreats and corporate accommodations.

Birdsong Cottage is in the heart of the majestic Snoqualmie Valley in North Bend, WA, also known as 'Twin Peaks' from the TV series. Convenient to local attractions and I-90 make this home a perfect spot between Snoqualmie Pass and Seattle. This is a beautiful drive along the I-90 corridor, also called the 'Mountains to Sound Greenway.'

Birdsong Cottage is within minutes of Snoqualmie Falls, the Mount Si Trailhead, several golf courses (one is a short walk down the street), the North Bend Outlet Mall, and the brand new Snoqualmie Casino! Marvel at the panoramic view of the Cascade Mountains and the 3 forks of the Snoqualmie River running through them. The wildlife viewing is incredible - especially our local elk herd!

The home has been professionally decorated with tasteful colors, healthy, living plants and bird-theme decor, giving the home a peaceful, spa-like feel. The fully-equipped, gourmet kitchen features a sunny, greenhouse window and has many wonderful amenities, including a coffee maker with “Starbucks” coffee, a selection of teas, creamers and sweeteners, filtered water, and a crock-pot, rice-maker and popcorn-popper. This is in addition to the standard pots and pans, cookie sheets, toaster, blender, microwave and beautiful service for 18! The dining room table can seat up to 10, and there are two additional fold-out tables if needed.

The living room is elegant, yet casual, with a leather sofa, comfy chairs and floor-pillows, perfect for movie-watching! Enjoy the 40” flat-screen HDTV with cable and movies provided, including the “Twin Peaks” series. The wood-burning fireplace (logs included) is perfect for winter evenings. A game closet is also stocked with board games!

We've spared no expense with the comfort of the beds and bedding with “Beautyrest,” pillow top mattresses, 450-thread count Egyptian Cotton Sateen sheets and warm, down blankets (hypoallergenic). Relax in the 'River Rock' Master bedroom, the 'Green Room' and the 'Sparrow Room,' all named for their style of decor in restful, earthy-tones. The romantic Master bedroom has a King bed, cedar, cathedral ceiling, 32' flat-screen HDTV, views of Mount Si and a private bathroom. The 'Green Room' features a queen bed with a lovely, garden view. The 'Sparrow Room' has a trundle bed with two, twin mattresses which can be converted into a King-sized bed to best suit your needs. There's also a small TV with DVD player - perfect for the kids! Shared by all bedrooms is a bookshelf carefully stocked with some favorite novels, bird books and children’s books. Look for whimsical, bird touches in every room! We want you to feel pampered because you deserve it!

A very comfortable, full-sized futon sits in the family room and may be easily used for extra sleeping space. A queen-sized air mattress is also available upon request. Luxury bedding is provided!

The 2.5 bathrooms sparkle in calming, earthy tones with fluffy, white towels. The upstairs bathrooms have a tub/shower combo and a view of the beautiful backyard with sounds of the pond/waterfall and river. In elegant, driftwood baskets is a bar of Dove bath soap, body lotion, air freshener and bathroom cups. No need to bring toilet paper, kleenex or a hairdryer, as this is all provided.

Just out the back door, step into our backyard bird refuge. Each season has its own special beauty with overlapping bloom times for continued flowers and dramatic color. Professionally landscaped, the large yard attracts a wide variety of songbirds, chipmunks, dragonflies and butterflies. The custom pond and waterfall (with speckled goldfish!) provides relaxation with its blooming lilies and magical sound. The patio is furnished with a large, patio table and umbrella, chairs and gas grill. Also, a garden sitting-area has chairs and a stone fire-pit, perfect for s’mores! Help yourself to the blueberries and raspberries, or snip some of the fresh culinary herbs available Spring through Fall. The backyard is fully-fenced and great for children and pets to play. Enjoy all the seasonal changes and unique birdhouses as you stroll along the wildflower walk, across the bridge and up to the large deck which overlooks the river. Take in the view of Mount Si, the colorful sunsets, and later, gaze up at the brilliant night sky. Also, if you’re lucky, you might hear the hootings of our Pygmy Owl.

The 100’ of riverfront is a great area for trout-fishing or to walk along the river. You may even get to see a kingfisher, osprey and/or bald eagle who are frequent river visitors! Also, you will find easy access to the Snoqualmie Valley Trail, great for walking and biking.

Each reservation includes either a complimentary bottle of Snoqualmie wine or a gift-certificate to Boxleys, a fabulous, local restaurant with live music each evening! Complimentary pet amenities are also available, including gourmet treats, towels, toys, pet beds and bowls. If interested, ask about our spa packages! We invite you to be our guest at Birdsong Cottage, offering you superb accommodations, flexibility, privacy, personal attention, and afford ability!

Birdsong Cottage is quickly becoming a popular hot spot for small intimate garden weddings! The private backyard and park-like setting is a lovely place to get married! Ask about our unique and affordable Wedding Package!

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
November 2, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the serenity, the rain (it rained on our wedding day too!), the birds, the lovely grounds and the warm and cozy cottage - a home away from home! We enjoyed seeing Snoqualmie Falls for the first time in the 37 years we've lived in WA. Thanks for everything!
Apr 2014
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Riverbend 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: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin Trundle Beds Convert to King-Sized Bed, Baby Cribs (1) Infant Travel Bed Available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Comfortable, Full-Sized Futon and Queen Air Mattress Also Available, Luxury Linens Included!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Spa Packages Available, Guide Service and Equipment Rentals, Fenced Yard, Fire-pit, Board games, Pond with Waterfall


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Birdsong Cottage - Riverside Retreat in Snoqualmie Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 94 reviews

Perfect Choice

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Birdsong Cottage during our daughter's wedding weekend. It was perfect in every way! Some of our favorite pictures were taken the wedding morning at Birdsong Cottage while the bridal party was getting ready and then having the "First Look" of the bride with her dad and her groom. The backyard is a spectacular setting for photos! In fact as we were recently choosing photos for Christmas gifts, I realized I had not written the review that I definitely meant to and needed to write! After the wedding, it was the ABSOLUTELY PERFECT place to spend a few days unwinding, sleeping and completely relaxing with the family. The mornings were spent enjoying coffee on the beautiful, peaceful patio listening to the birds and the river; and the VERY HOT afternoons spent sitting in the river, right behind the cottage, laughing and memory sharing with the family. Although the cottage is in a neighborhood, it is very quiet and feels remote. The Birdsong Cottage is part of our wonderful wedding memories. I would love to return someday!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

A Lovely Home!

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I decided to stay here while we were in town for the annual Twin Peaks Fest! The home is lovely and the owner is wonderful. The neighborhood is very quiet and the only sound you'll hear comes from the Snoqualmie River which runs right behind the property! Easy access to Highway 90 and all local attractions. The bed in the master bedroom is so comfortable. I don't think I've ever slept so well in my life! Lots of activities from the local critters in the backyard each morning!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular Gardens, Clean, Quiet, Safe and Oh, SO Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We have had such a wonderful time at Birdsong Cottage! I have never slept better as the beds were perfect! The cottage was so beautifully decorated, clean, organized and had everything we could need! The gardens were just amazing and everyday, we loved watching all the blooms, birds and squirrels! The "wall" of gorgeous rhododendrons were a perfect backdrop for all our family pictures. Thank you for pointing out the nest of peregrine falcons across the river! Wow! The variety of birds brought us endless entertainment and we have now found a new hobby! We are SO sad to leave but will be back next year!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous family wedding/reunion at your beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family just had a wedding up at Bonney Lake area, and a bunch of us stayed at your home. Everyone LOVED it! The home is uniquely and beautifully decorated. So much intricate detail went in to the home decor & design. And the backyard landscape is wonderful! We were amazed when we showed up and started looking around the property. I heard many in the family say that they wished they had a couple more days to just stay, relax, and enjoy the house. We sat outside in the mornings over coffee and breakfast, chit-chatting, birdwatching, and just enjoying the beautiful serene garden area... It's like a backyard park! We could have lounged outside for HOURS. If we were ever up in that area again, we'd recommend your home in a heartbeat. THANK YOU!!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Carlos, California

Backyard Rehearsal Dinner

  • 5 of 5

We were in North Bend for our son's wedding on August 10, and his fiancee's family rented out the lovely Birdsong Cottage. We decided to hold the Rehearsal Dinner in the backyard, and it was perfect! Originally we were hoping to find a restaurant, but so glad we didn't! We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful space! The backyard is spacious and really gorgeous. I guess you can even walk down by the river and pick berries, although I never had time to do that unfortunately!

Pat was great about communicating beforehand, answering all of my many questions, and being extremely helpful.

We were able to use tables and chairs they keep stored in the garage...they had everything we needed!

We have beautiful memories of our time at Birdsong Cottage...enjoying the beauty of the place, and getting acquainted with our wonderful new in-laws extended familly. We will never forget it!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, California

Great Home for Family of the Bride

  • 5 of 5

We came to North Bend for our daughter's wedding in Issaquah. We were 6 adults, a toddler, an infant, and a 12 yr old dog. The reservation process, and communication with Pat prior to our arrival was easy and detailed. Pat welcomed us with a bottle of chilled wine and the air conditioning blasting (it was unusually hot). Pat was gracious and concerned that our stay was perfect - she was just a text or call away when we had questions or needs! The home is spotless and wonderfully furnished with a comfortable living area downstairs and comfy beds and linens upstairs. The kitchen has all of the tools, pots/pans, and dishes needed to cook great meals that we enjoyed in the beautiful backyard. The grill was adequate for our needs. Costco is down the road in Issaquah and Safeway is even closer making cooking-in simple and convenient. The backyard is beautifully filled with flowers, trees, cool green grass, and a babbling brook. The kids enjoyed playing in the grass and the toddler loved running the path that leads behind to the deck and 'secret' grass area. We enjoyed exploring the river behind the house with easy access to beaches. Our grandson learned about skipping rocks and cooling off in the river. The garage was used to store supplies needed for the wedding - so convenient! The washer/dryer are an added bonus especially with young ones! We highly recommend the Birdsong Cottage for anyone looking to hike, site-see in Seattle, bike, see Snoqualmie Falls, enjoy Lake Sammamish, find a few breweries, relax next to a river, visit family in the area, attend or host a wedding! We also arranged for family photos to be taken in the gorgeous backyard - Pat was wonderful in helping to arrange for the photographer. Thanks to Mac, too!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bird watching, Canoeing, Paragliding, Aerial Tours, Inner tubing, Fly-fishing, Winery Tours, Snoqualmie Falls, Snoqualmie Casino, Mount Si Trail


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Additional Guests (Day or Night) above the 10 guest limit may involve an additional agreement and fee. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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