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North Cascades Skagit River Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Mountain chalet, 2.5 bedrooms, sofabed, 2 Baths, Mountain/pasture views.

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.)

Keywords: Chalet,Cabin,Mountain,River,View,Fishing,Hiking,North Cascades,Cascade Loop

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Steve

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.

Steve purchased this chalet in 2011

Why Steve chose Northwest & Islands

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.

What makes this chalet unique

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!


Marblemount Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , Glassed-in stone shower, custom wood vanity.
    Upstairs bedroom bath - toilet , tub , Handheld shower, custom wood vanity and mirror.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Bedroom - 2 double
    Children's Bedroom - 1 bunk bed , For children under 150 pounds.
    Great Room sofa bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps two!
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , High profile sleigh bed.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Traveling with a newborn? A Graco Playard infant crib is stored in Master Bedroom closet. No need to pack!


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North Cascades Skagit River Retreat
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews

Fantastic Home!

  • 5 of 5

What a great reprieve after long days of hiking. Everything one could imagine is well stocked in this beautifully appointed home. Perfect location for some of the best hikes in the Park, as Cascade Pass and Hidden Lake are just a really bumpy road away! Awesome start to the day, with options of french press, drip or Keurig to begin your hike! Steve was super responsive to any questions that we had in advance of our stay as well as during our stay. We were sorry to leave!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you as guests! And you found two of our favorite hikes (among many). The natural local charms do so much of our work for us. Please come back! Steve
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Cherry Valley, IL

A comfy, quiet retreat near North Cascades National Park

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Rainbow House for 6 nights in Sept 2017. It was very clean, comfortable and everything was in good working order. The home was tastefully decorated, there were plenty of books to read and Netflix was available. The house is set back from the road so it was quiet and relaxing whether we sat outside on the large porches or inside the comfy living room. We appreciated the onsite laundry room and supplies since we had hiking clothes to wash (the nearest laundromat was approx 15 miles away). The entrance to the Park was about 5 miles from the house. We also had close access to trails outside the Park boundary, as well as the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. We recommend the nearby Marblemont Diner for lunch/dinner.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maryland, USA

Spectacular valley location

  • 5 of 5

The highlight of our Rainbow House stay had to be enjoying sunsets on the deck while sipping a glass of wine and watching the cows in the field next door. While a bit dated, it was fully equipped and very comfortable and cozy. We found it to be perfectly located for accessing hikes in North Cascades NP. We LOVED the park and had perfect weather to make the views from our hikes absolutely spectacular! As others have mentioned, It is a good idea to stock up on groceries before you arrive since stores are a bit of a drive away. Also, I somehow missed the part about the washer and dryer being available for an extra fee. I have rented many vacation homes and have never before encountered this arrangement, but it did not inconvenience us since our visit was relatively brief. We managed to break a wine glass during one of our sunset-watching sessions and the owner was not disturbed in the least. Thanks for understanding! We certainly hope to visit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The wine glass could not have met a more glorious end! We will be making some updates before next Summer and would love to see you back.
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Relaxing stay at rainbow house

  • 5 of 5

Great location for a base to North Cascades! Well stocked house, comfortable beds. Washer/dryer would be nice for longer stays.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. Access to the laundry room has been a bigger issue this Summer than in the past, and we will be addressing this for greater clarity before the 2018 hiking season begins. Appreciate the comments!
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Great house. Excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and well-appointed. Perfect for a family trip to the North Cascade National Park. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Cascades

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Rainbow House. It was perfectly situated to allow access to the North Cascades and nearby parks and hikes. Excellent location in beautiful country. Steve was very easy to work with and highly responsive. We'd stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
115 Miles
Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Marblemount Diner, Buffalo Run, Mondo's Restaurant
Nearest Motorway
State Route 20
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
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)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Deposit $250

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.

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.

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