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Escape to the Mountains to This Romantic Riverfront Cabin, Mountain View Hot Tub

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

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Small woodsy chalet cabin on scenic river, hot tub with mountain view, sleeps 3

Discounted rates remaining dates in April due to cancellation

NO CLEANING FEE IF CABIN IS LEFT CLEAN

Whispering Waters is a charming Washington state vacation rental cabin in a beautiful mountainous rural setting on scenic Skykomish River 60 miles northeast of Seattle.

The cabin's cozy ambiance makes it ideal for a couple looking for a romantic getaway, with soaring cathedral ceiling, river view from the loft king bed and seasonal river rock gas fireplace. The hot tub is strategically located overlooking the whitewater river with a mountain looming above. The loft's french doors lead to a balcony surrounded by large moss-covered trees, also with a river view.

The small 600 sq ft vacation rental cabin is perfect for two celebrating an anniversary, honeymoon, or a romantic getaway; but can accommodate up to three people. It may not be suitable for children due to the proximity of the river.

The cabin is also great for a relaxing vacation. The rocking chairs on the cabin's front porch are great for watching the river flow by, bald eagles soaring in the winter, and salmon jumping in the fall.

The 40-jet two-pump hot tub a few steps out the 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, and is covered with a translucent roof that allows light in while protecting you from the elements.

Also outside is a fire pit next to the river bank with a mountain view.

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 person (up to 3 occupants), or if you don't want to climb stairs. Sheets and towels provided.

A small kitchen area is set up for simple meal prep, and the dining table seats up to 3 with river view. The kitchen area 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). Some pantry items are usually available, but it varies so feel free to inquire.

The cabin is super cozy in winter with the gas fireplace. For entertainment, satellite TV provides 250+ channels, and WiFi provides Netflix, HBO Go, 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 it usually is a short drive to get to snow.

Whispering Waters cabin is in a beautiful mountainous area 90 minutes northeast of Seattle, half way between Index and Skykomish, Washington, 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 popular local activities are river rafting, kayaking, skiing, hiking, snow shoeing, and rock climbing.

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 provided by the mountains and rivers. 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 close by forest service roads are great for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing when the snow level is 1000ft or below. When the snow level is higher, a short drive will usually get you to snow covered roads.

The cabin is on the south fork Skykomish River, mostly a class II whitewater rafting and kyaking river east of Whispering Waters. There are 3 sets of non-navigable waterfalls three miles downstream/west of the cabin, so advised that you don't float downstream of the cabin. Mid to late summer the river is gentle enough for river tubes (be prepared for cold water). 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. $55 ski lift vouchers available for purchase 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 cabin is at 775ft elevation, so the roads to the 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 rides, coffee shop, and disc golf Thursday-Sunday.

The south fork Skykomish with it's sparkling clear water is a Washington Scenic River with seasonal (June 1-Aug 30) 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 warm summer days. 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, 9 miles east. 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.

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 cleaning fee, unlike most rental cabins, if the cabin is left clean. The rates quoted include cleaning as long as the cabin is left clean - otherwise, $45/hr.

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

Arrival time 3pm or any time after; departure 11am or any time before.

AWD is not usually needed to get to the cabin, but one should be prepared for winter driving conditions approx late November-February.

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Owner

Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21, If under age 25, maximum of two renters allowed ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Cabin may not be suitable for children ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Loft: 1 king

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  • King bed in loft with river and forest view. Loft is open to downstairs area, with sheer drapes to provide privacy. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Rustic wood floors throughout. Outdoor wood burning fire bowl that can be used weather permitting and when there isn't a burn ban. The cabin is in an area with scenic mountain and river views. There is easy access to the river if you want to fish (seasonally), or bring your kayak or raft. Outside smoking permitted. 2 sets of complimentary snow shoes available, owner close by 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; a few paperbacks. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    BluRay DVD downstairs; regular DVD player in loft...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games and puzzles, horseshoes ...moreless

  • Music Library:

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

  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Stereo:

    stereo is for supplemental sound for downstairs TV-no radio reception. ipod cable provided...moreless

  • Television:

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

  • Video Library:

    small collection of DVDs...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

  • Rural

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 3 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    air conditioning usually is not needed, but a portable unit provided during hot weather....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Seasonal propane fireplace-off in the summer and when the weather is above 70 degrees during the day. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard and propane fireplace...moreless

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

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Both drip and French press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas ...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. Bring charcoal. No need for lighter fluid-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 close by 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. 40 jets with two 5HP pumps. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April
Apr 16 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$135 $175
Fri, Sat
$995

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

May
May 1 - May 26, 2017
2 night min stay
$145 $185
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,015

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

Memorial Day Weekend
May 27 - May 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$195
$1,075

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

Late Spring
May 30 - Jun 13, 2017
2 night min stay
$150 $185
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,050

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

June
Jun 14 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$150 $185
Fri, Sat

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 $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jul 6 - Aug 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$185
$1,155

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

Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$215
$1,195

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

September
Sep 5 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$150 $185
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,110

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

Fall
Oct 1 - Nov 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$140 $185
Fri, Sat, Sun
$995

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

Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$195
$1,055

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

Early December
Nov 26 - Dec 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$145 $185
Fri, Sat, Sun
$995

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

Holiday
Dec 15 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$165 $195
Fri, Sat
$1,110

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

Winter Holiday
Dec 22 - Dec 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$225

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

New Year Eve
Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2018
2 night min stay
$275

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

Winter
Jan 2 - Feb 12, 2018
2 night min stay
$140 $185
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,090

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

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$145 $185
Fri, Sat, Sun

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


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 8.6%

Notes:

Base rate is for double occupancy (two people/one bed). There is a $25 cleaning/linen fee if two people use two beds.

If you need to cancel your reservation more than 30 days before arrival (but less than 60 days), all but 10% of the initial payments will be refunded. Full refund if cancelling more than 60 days. If cancelling less than 30 days before arrival, will refund 90% of the nights that can be rebooked.

There is no cleaning charge if the cabin is left clean. If you prefer to not clean, a $45/hr charge will be deducted from the security deposit.

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

Single night stays are occasionally available when available between other reservations or last minute. Go to skycabins.com for more information. Single nights available for two people only.

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


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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Location

70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sea-Tac
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Skykomish/Whistling Post
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Edmonds
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sultan/Blue Boy
43 Miles
Nearest Train
Everett
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 2
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Skykomish
23 Miles
Nearest Ski
Stevens Pass Ski Mountain
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
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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Photos

  • 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

  • Fire pit area in front yard on river bank has mountain view. Spring river level.

    Fire pit area in front yard on river bank has mountain view. Spring river level.

  • 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

  • Open floor plan; propane fireplace provides seasonal  romantic ambiance &heat

    Open floor plan; propane fireplace provides seasonal romantic ambiance &heat

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

    Downstairs bedroom with queen is 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

  • Covered hot tub a few feet out the front door with lots of muscle soothing jets

    Covered hot tub a few feet out the front door with lots of muscle soothing jets

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Steps and a path access the scenic Skykomish River and a small rocky beach

    Steps and a path access the scenic Skykomish River and a small rocky beach

  • 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

  • Balcony off the loft

    Balcony off the loft

  • 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 set up for simple meal prep with dishes, pots & pans, gas range

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

  • 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

  • Beautiful river & mountain view from the hot tub

    Beautiful river & mountain view from the hot tub

  • Romantic mountain top sunset dinner in nearby Cascade Mountains

    Romantic mountain top sunset dinner in nearby 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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Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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