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Best Cabin Value Right On The Skykomish River | Dogs Welcomed | View Hot Tub

Bedrooms 2
Space 805 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4), on a unique river beach

Sky Beach Cabin is a cute cozy bungalow style cabin only fifty steps from scenic Skykomish River in the Cascade Mountains 60 miles northeast of Seattle.

There is a half-mile long rocky/sandy river beach much of the year, great for kids and dogs to explore. Lounge chairs, firepit, and table/chairs are on the beach in the summer to put you right next to the river with a great view of the surrounding Cascade Mountains.

The cabin is reminiscent of rustic beach bungalows but completely remodeled inside with upscale touches such as a terrific full kitchen, wifi, satellite TV, very comfortable king bed, covered outdoor deck and hot tub, and adorable fishing cabin decor. There is also a small deck off the main bedroom with a mountain and river view - great place for coffee in the morning sun.

Outdoor recreationists will love the rural mountainous area of Northwest Washington with three nearby wilderness areas and a national forest with great hiking, whitewater rafting & kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, seasonal fishing, and rock climbing. The cabin is 24 miles west of Stevens Pass Ski Mountain with skiing, mountain biking, summer scenic chairlift rides, and disc golf. The cabin is 60 miles/90 minutes northeast of Seattle.

Note: You don't have to drive over a pass to get to the cabin when coming from the Seattle area. However, you need to be prepared for winter driving conditions approximately late November-February.

In the summer the beach is set up with a fire pit for beach fires, chairs & loungers next to the Skykomish River, providing a charming place to relax and enjoy the sound of the river lapping on the beach. Sky Beach Cabin is located in a sparsely populated area, so most likely you will have the beach to yourselves, with the occasional fisherman walking by. The rocky beach is an easy 25ft from the cabin (no steep bank).

There is also a fire ring in the yard next to the cabin which can be used year-round weather permitting and no burn ban.

The cabin is located on a wooded lot. There are other cabins in the area as well as private residences, with fences on both sides to provide privacy.

The main bedroom has a new king log bed with 2" memory foam topper, a 32" TV, DVD player, and writing desk with river view. Good size closet for longer stay storage.

The second bedroom is located on the opposite end of the cabin, providing privacy. This bedroom has bunk beds with full on bottom and twin above. (Note: the upper bunk is not suitable for small children as it does not have a side rail.) In order to keep costs down, the second bedroom is closed off when there are only two people and the saving is passed on to you as lower rental rates. If the second bedroom is needed when there are only two people, it will be made available for a one-time additional charge of $25.

The cozy living room has leather sofa, hickory rocking chair, 36" TV, Dish satellite with 250+ channels including HBO, roku, stereo, and electric fireplace.

The kitchen has all the major appliance, and many small appliances including coffee maker, bean grinder, toaster, mixed, food processor, microwave.

The dining table seats up to four people with a view of the river. There is also seating for two at the kitchen counter (doubles as game table).

Up to two clean, flea-free, quiet mature dogs are allowed with an additional charge starting at $20/dog/night. Discount for multiple nights and/or multiple dogs - see notes below rates listings. An adjustment will be made to the quote if there are more than one dog or reservation is more than three nights. Please make a comment if there will be more than one dog.

Note: 4WD, AWD or chains may be required at times in winter. The road is plowed, but it is a somewhat rough mountain road. There will be snow at the cabin when the snow level is 1,000ft or below.

Keywords: Washington cabin, Skykomish River, Stevens Pass, Cascade Mountains, vacation rental, hot tub, pet dog friendly, affordable, family cabin rental, ski cabin, hiking

More Details

Property Manager
Brad Olsen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Brad Olsen

I was born in Seattle, and have lived in Baring since 1978. I worked at several ski areas, including closeby Stevens Pass. I currently remodel cabins in addition to owning/managing Sky Beach Cabin. I love the outdoors, hiking, floating the river, camp fires, music, and golf.

Brad Olsen purchased this cabin in 1978

Why Brad Olsen chose Baring

I love this area not just because I was born here, but also because it is so beautiful year-round. I love the easy accessibility to outdoor recreation - skiing, rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking and fishing.

What makes this cabin unique

Sky Beach Cabin is unique as it has no-bank access to a rocky/sandy beach that is almost a mile long when the river level is low. Most other cabins in this area are on banks with limited access to the river. Children love exploring the rocky beach and dogs love swimming in the river. During the summer there are sandy coves that make great calm, cold water swimming areas. Easy take-out for kayaks, rafts & tubes. Beach camp fires under the stars. Watch the river go by, the moon rise from behind the mountains, dig your toes in the sand, enjoy the cool river breeze on the occasional hot days protected from the sun by the overhanging tree branches. When the river level is low, sit by the river and listen to the water lap gently on the shore imagining yourself on a tropical beach.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This cabin was just what we needed. It was warm, cozy & beautiful. We loved just sitting in the living room or the deck and staring at the river. Our dog even found a friend next door, we called him baby brown. Our only regret is we stayed just one night. We will definitely be back.
Feb 2010
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Baring Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 805 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No cologne, oil lamps, musk, or patchouli as many people have allergies to fragrances. Dogs must be crated when alone in the cabin.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - shower only
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed-full on bottom/upper twin not suitable for sm child
  • Folding sleeping pad for a child or small adult available upon request
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Great river beach with seasonal (summer) table & chairs, fire pit


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Best Cabin Value Right On The Skykomish River | Dogs Welcomed | View Hot Tub
average rating of 4.8 based on 13 reviews

Place amazing, cabin is gorgeous.

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend's and I stayed for two days. This place a small piece of paradise. We loved the view and the river. Cabin was gorgeous in design. We can't wait to go back. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great relaxing peaceful "Getaway"

  • 5 of 5

As advertised. This place is wonderful. All you hear is the water running and the trains. So peaceful!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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  • 4 of 5

The cabin itself was great. Alittle heads up on the real sketchy road would have been nice though. I wouldn’t have driven my Audi down it had I known all the pot holes and washed out road. The cat kept trying to join the party also. But wasn’t a Nuisance. Hopefully next time there will be snow instead of all that rain.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very good 1 or 2 person getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I have stayed at this property and everything went exactly as expected. All kitchen stuff is exactly where you would expect it to be and I never lacked for anything. The house is clean and in a beautiful and remote setting with great views. I will likely return some time in the spring for another quiet getaway!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was just what we were looking for

  • 4 of 5

A quiet retreat right on the river. The cabin was warm and inviting. It was clean and the kitchen well stocked. All of the elements we were looking for were there, it was the perfect weekend get away.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kirkland, WA

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were there when the temps were in the 90s and the sky was smoky from the BC fires. The cabin is surrounded by trees so it stayed nice and cool and there is a lot of shade by the river. The cabin is very nicely stocked and comfy. It was a great location for day hikes and relaxing by the river in the afternoon. Our dog loved the private beach and river! Thank you Brad, we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bridal Veil Falls
Barclay Lake
Wallace Falls State Park
Stevens pass ski area
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Seattle (Sea-Tac)
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Sultan Blue Boy
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Hwy 2
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Skykomish Cascadia Hotel
Nearest Ski
24 Miles
Stevens Pass Ski Mountain
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Car: necessary

Scenic chairlift rides summer weekend at Stevens Pass ski mountain 30 minutes east


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.6%

Security deposit fully refundable if the cabin is left clean, there is no damage or loss, and policies have been observed.

The above pet fee is for one dog for 2-3 nights. Rate for longer stay and/or two dogs as follows:
One dog: 2-3 nights $40; 4-7 nights $65
Two dogs: 2-3 nights $60; 4-7 nights $100

Rate based upon 2 people/one bedroom occupancy. Second bedroom $25/stay (two people using two bedrooms-does not apply when there are more than 2 people). Weekly discounted rate $100/person after the first two people.

Children 2 and under stay free if additional bedroom not needed. However, please let me know if children will be at the cabin and their age.

For last minute discounts and single night stays (when available), go to

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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