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Cozy Romantic Cabin in the Mountains 60 Miles from Seattle | River View Hot Tub

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Rock steps provide easy access to the Skykomish River and small rocky beach

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Whispering Waters is a cozy charming Washington state vacation cabin rental on a scenic mountain river surrounded by beautiful Cascade Mountains. Only 60 miles northeast of Seattle, feels worlds away.

The cabin's romantic ambience makes it ideal for couples, with a river view from the king loft bed, seasonal gas river rock fireplace, and hot tub overlooking scenic Skykomish River. The loft's french doors lead to a balcony next to a large moss-covered tree, and also has a river view. The 600sq ft vacation rental cabin is cozy and perfect for two celebrating an anniversary, honeymoon, or a romantic getaway; but can accommodate up to four.

The cabin is a great place for a relaxing vacation. The rocking chairs on the cabin's porch provide front row seats to watch the Skykomish River go by, bald eagles soaring by in the winter, and salmon jumping in the fall.

The 50-jet hot tub a few steps out the front door with river and mountain view is terrific for soaking your cares away while the Skykomish River 'whispers' by. The hot tub is year-round.

On clear nights the cabin's riverside yard is a great place to star gaze while listening to the river, especially after soaking in the hot tub or sitting next to a camp fire. There is a great mountain and river view from both the hot tub and the fire pit area.

The cabin is on a semi-private lot - cabins across the river and a full-time residence downstream with fencing and landscaping to provide privacy. The deciduous trees on the river bank are trimmed so you have privacy in the summer without losing the river view.

The king bed in the loft has a river view. A queen bed in the downstairs bedroom provides room for an additional couple or children (note: surroundings may not be suitable for small children due to the abrupt river bank). Linens and towels provided.

A small kitchen area is set up for simple meal prep, and the dining table seats up to 4 with river view. The kitchen has a gas range/oven, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, bean grinder, blender and hand mixer. Starter supply of coffee, tea & hot chocolate provided. Dishes, pots & pans, kitchen towels, flatware & cooking utensils also provided. Charcoal grill on the porch (bring briquettes).

The cabin is super cozy in winter with the river rock gas fireplace. Satellite TV provides 250+ channels, and WiFi provides Netflix and Pandora. There are also board games, puzzles, paperbacks, and Sky Valley area information. At 775 ft elevation, there is not a lot of snow in the winter, but one should be prepared for winter driving approximately late November to March.

Whispering Waters cabin is in a beautiful mountainous area 90 minutes northeast of Seattle, half way between Index and Skykomish, WA off US Hwy 2. The cabin is close to three wilderness areas (Wild Sky, Alpine Lakes and Henry Jackson) and Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest that offer year round outdoor recreational opportunities.

The area around Whispering Waters is not 'touristy', yet attracts thousands of visitors due to the rugged beauty of Washington state's Cascade Mountains and the outdoor recreation. There are dozens of great nearby hiking trails with something for everyone - easy family walks through the woods, waterfalls, alpine meadows, historic Wellington train disaster site, trout-stocked alpine lakes with crystal clear water, historic lookout towers, old growth forests, and rock climbing. The numerous forest service roads are great for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing when the snow level is 1000ft or below.

The cabin is on the south fork Skykomish River, mostly a class II whitewater rafting and kyaking river east of Whispering Waters (3 sets of non-navigable waterfalls three miles downstream/west of the cabin). Mid to late summer the river is gentle enough for river tubes. The main Skykomish, 6 miles west, is a class IV whitewater river, with several local rafting companies providing trips through popular Boulder Drop.

Nearby Stevens Pass ski area (23 miles east) is a popular day-use ski/snowboard area. $50 ski lift vouchers with cabin stay. Whispering Waters cabin is on the west side of the pass, so no need to drive over a mountain pass if coming from the Seattle area. The roads to the rental cabin are usually snow free in the winter, but one should be prepared for winter driving when coming to the mountains in the winter.

Stevens Pass summer activities are mountain biking, scenic chair lift ride, hiking, coffee shop, and disc golf.

The south fork Skykomish with it's sparkling clear water is a Washington Scenic River with seasonal (June-Nov) fishing for trout and white fish. Even though it is a whitewater river, there is a calm area in front of the cabin for cold water swimming on a hot summer day. The rapids just past the cabin are mild enough in late summer for family tubing. NOTE: there are three sets of waterfalls starting 3 miles downstream of the cabin. Kayakers and rafters start upstream in Skykomish. There is a small rocky beach below the cabin and is a good place to enjoy the cool river breeze on the occasional hot day. Chairs can be placed in the cold river water to cool off even more. Western Washington weather is usually mild throughout the summer but there will be some hot days. A portable air conditioner is provided if the forecast is for temps 80 or above.

There are also horseshoe pits for when you're staying close to the cabin.

We are able to keep midweek rates low, starting at $145/night, while providing quality amenities as the cabin is owner managed and maintained. There isn't a big cleaning fee, unlike many rental cabins.

Single nights are occasionally available between other reservations or last minute. See owner's website (skycabins) for last minute discounts and to book single nights. Single nights are available for two people only.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Under age 21 must be accompanied by a parent. Exceptions made on an individual basis, such as for honeymoons....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The cabin may not be suitable for young children due to the steep riverbank and stairs. Stair gate available upon request....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Loft

    ...moreless

  • King in loft with river and forest view, queen downstairs bedroom. Loft is open to downstairs area with a curtain to provide privacy ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Rustic wood floors throughout, outdoor wood burning fire bowl that can be used during a phase 1 burn ban in an area with great mountain and river views, easy access to the river, outside smoking permitted, 2 sets of complimentary snow shoes available, owner closeby to provide area information. Be sure to bring your camera to capture all the scenic beauty....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books on local hikes and attractions; few paperback novels. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games and puzzles. Horseshoes ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Numerous music channels on Dish network and Pandora. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Netflix, Dish Network with 250+ channels including HBO, sports and music channels...moreless

  • Stereo:

    stereo is for 'surround' sound for TV-no radio reception. ipod cable provided...moreless

  • Television:

    (2) 32' flat screen TV's - one in sitting area and one in loft. Loft TV is DVD only...moreless

  • Video Library:

    small collection of DVD's...moreless

Theme

  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Mountain view from the hot tub, fire pit area, and from the beach below the cabin...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    25 ft from a scenic mountain river...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Seasonal gas fireplace - turned off during hot weather and summer ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric and propane fireplace...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Small sitting area has full size sofa with two built-in recliners; glider chair with gliding foot rest...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking for two vehicles...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Both drip and French press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items:

    There are usually condiments and spices left by previous renters. Starter supply of coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas range...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Covered balcony overlooking a wooded lot with river view...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front porch with 2 rocking chairs overlooking the Skykomish River...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber grill. Charcoal not provided. No need for lighter fluid as charcoal chimney and paper provided. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Stevens Pass ski area 23 miles east. Discount ski lift vouchers available. Snow shoe and cross country roads closeby when snow level is 1000ft or below. 2 sets of snow shoes available...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Covered hot tub a few feet out the front door with river and mountain view. 59 jets with two 5HP pumps. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Aug 8 - Sep 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$165 $175
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$195
$1,055

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Sep 6 - Sep 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$145 $165
Fri, Sat, Sun
$995

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

October
Oct 1 - Nov 23, 2016
2 night min stay
$140 $165
Fri, Sat, Sun
$945

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 24 - Nov 26, 2016
3 night min stay
$175

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Early Winter
Nov 27 - Dec 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$140 $165
Fri, Sat, Sun
$950

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Holiday
Dec 16 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$145 $165
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Winter Holiday
Dec 23 - Dec 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$195

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

New Year's Eve
Dec 31 - Dec 31, 2016
1 night min stay
$275

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

New Year Holiday
Jan 1 - Jan 1, 2017
1 night min stay
$195

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Jan 2 - Feb 13, 2017
2 night min stay
$145 $165
Fri, Sat, Sun
$950

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Valentine Day
Feb 14 - Feb 14, 2017
1 night min stay
$175

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Feb Midweek
Feb 15 - Feb 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$145
$1,055

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Presidents' Day Holiday
Feb 17 - Feb 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$195
$1,055

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Late Winter/Spring
Feb 20 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$145 $165
Fri, Sat, Sun
$995

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$185
$1,010

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Late Spring
May 30 - Jun 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$145 $165
Fri, Sat, Sun
$995

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer
Jun 16 - Jul 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$150 $165
Fri, Sat, Sun
$995

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

July 4 Holiday
Jul 2 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$195
$1,155

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jul 6 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$175 $185
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$145 $165
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Changeover fee $40 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 8.6%

Notes:

Discounted weekly rate for additional people $100/wk (after the first two people)

Children age 2 & under stay free

Single night stays are occasionally available when available between other reservations or last minute. Email or call 360-793-7616 for more information, or go to skycabins.com. Single nights available for two people only.

10% nonrefundable reservation fee.

30 day cancellation policy. If cancelled within 30 days of arrival you will be refunded 90% of the base rate for the nights that can be re-booked. The security deposit & additional people charge will be refunded in full. The HomeAway service fee is nonrefundable.

Last minute discounts will be on the availability calendar at skycabins.com.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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Location

70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sea-Tac
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Whistling Post, Skykomish
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Edmonds
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sultan
43 Miles
Nearest Train
Everett
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 2
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cascadia in Skykomish
23 Miles
Nearest Ski
Stevens Pass
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mulkiteo

Car: Necessary

nature photography-mountains, moss covered trees

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: I purchased Whispering Waters cabin as a side career while working as a nurse. I enjoyed it so much that I made cabin rental my full time career in 2000 and still love it. I love the outdoors and try to hike, raft, snow shoe, and cross country ski whenever I can.

Why the Owner Chose Baring, WA, USA:
I love this area as it is so beautiful and peaceful. Listening to and watching the Skykomish River 'whisper' by brings me daily enjoyment and I want to share it with others. After twenty six years of living in the Cascade Mountains I am still in awe of the beauty of the river, mountains and the big trees.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The cabin is owner maintained with many personal touches. It is also more affordable without the huge cleaning fees charged by most property management companies. Because the owner lives close by, she is able to share knowledge of area attractions, as well as respond quickly to any problems. Comfortable all-weather wicker rocking chairs on the front porch year round; hot tub with glass cover that provides protection from the rain while maintaining the outdoors experience. Authentic cabin atmosphere.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Rock steps provide easy access to the Skykomish River and small rocky beach

    Rock steps provide easy access to the Skykomish River and small rocky beach

  • Rocking chairs on front porch overlooking the river are favorites with guests

    Rocking chairs on front porch overlooking the river are favorites with guests

  • Cozy sitting area has reclining sofa, glider chair & foot rest, gas fireplace,TV

    Cozy sitting area has reclining sofa, glider chair & foot rest, gas fireplace,TV

  • Cozy open floor plan;  corner gas fireplace provides seasonal  romantic ambiance

    Cozy open floor plan; corner gas fireplace provides seasonal romantic ambiance

  • Downstairs bedroom with queen; a good alternative if you can't climb stairs

    Downstairs bedroom with queen; a good alternative if you can't climb stairs

  • Lots of rustic touches contribute to authentic cabin decor

    Lots of rustic touches contribute to authentic cabin decor

  • Cabin sits at foot of Mt Baring-view from across the river w/ high spring level

    Cabin sits at foot of Mt Baring-view from across the river w/ high spring level

  • 50-jet spa a few steps out the front door.  Very relaxing listening to the river

    50-jet spa a few steps out the front door. Very relaxing listening to the river

  • View from beach below Whispering Waters.  Charming historic suspension bridge

    View from beach below Whispering Waters. Charming historic suspension bridge

  • Beautiful forest drives & hikes in closeby national forest & 3 wilderness areas

    Beautiful forest drives & hikes in closeby national forest & 3 wilderness areas

  • Mt Index is one of many beautiful mountain peaks close to Whispering Waters

    Mt Index is one of many beautiful mountain peaks close to Whispering Waters

  • The main Skykomish is well known for rafting. The cabin is on the south fork Sky

    The main Skykomish is well known for rafting. The cabin is on the south fork Sky

  • Drive right to the door for easy unloading.  Roads to cabin are well maintained

    Drive right to the door for easy unloading. Roads to cabin are well maintained

  • Loft has king bed, balcony, river view  Note:stairs are a little steep & narrow

    Loft has king bed, balcony, river view Note:stairs are a little steep & narrow

  • Romantic balcony off the loft via French doors has forest and river view

    Romantic balcony off the loft via French doors has forest and river view

  • View from dining table of scenic Skykomish River with spring high water level

    View from dining table of scenic Skykomish River with spring high water level

  • Small kitchen is efficiently set up for simple meal prep with dishes, pots &pans

    Small kitchen is efficiently set up for simple meal prep with dishes, pots &pans

  • Dine or relax in the front yard listening to the river whisper by.

    Dine or relax in the front yard listening to the river whisper by.

  • Fire pit area few feet from the front door with great river and mountain views

    Fire pit area few feet from the front door with great river and mountain views

  • Beautiful river & mountain view from the hot tub. Roller shades provide privacy

    Beautiful river & mountain view from the hot tub. Roller shades provide privacy

  • Romantic mountain top sunset dinner in the Cascade Mountains

    Romantic mountain top sunset dinner in the Cascade Mountains

  • There are numerous near by waterfalls & Bridal Veil Falls hike is very popular

    There are numerous near by waterfalls & Bridal Veil Falls hike is very popular

  • Numerous great hiking trails abound-this is Johnson Ridge in Wild Sky Wilderness

    Numerous great hiking trails abound-this is Johnson Ridge in Wild Sky Wilderness

  • Great way to cool off on the rare hot summer day.  South fork is mostly gentle

    Great way to cool off on the rare hot summer day. South fork is mostly gentle

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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