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Easy access to Yakima River & the Iron Horse Trail on 3-acres

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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2 - 3 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom - Sleeps 12

Only 75 minutes from Seattle, unwinding in a new hot tub on a huge private deck, you’ll take in the sweeping views from Peoh Point to the Cascades to the Stuart Mountains. And with backyard access to the Iron Horse Trail and the Yakima River to snowshoe, fish, bike, hike, float, jog and explore, it’s all right here all year.

This is River 'n Trails Cabin, the perfect getaway to enjoy the spectacular great outdoors year ‘round, or to just get away from it all.

Sleeps 12 guests comfortably in an easy, flowing home on 3-acres. River 'n Trails Cabin is approximately 2,000 square feet with lots of natural light featuring 1 King, 1 Queen, 4 bunks and 2 Queen sofa sleepers. There is a large, well equipped kitchen with a breakfast nook and a dining room table for 6 in the great room. You’ll have space to breathe yet you’re just a couple of miles to downtown Cle Elum and Roslyn, a couple of the most historic and charming towns in all of Washington State.

The Iron Horse Trail is perfect for snowshoeing, leisurely walks, jogging or bike rides, and direct access to Yakima River—the premier trout fishing river in Washington—for fly fishing or floating just 40 yards from our property. There is bank access to a lot of wade-able fishing adjacent to our property.

The river in front of our property is braided with access to smaller water in addition to the main channel of the river. Or bring a bike and ride down the trail for miles of river access. In addition, there are local guide services for a day of some of the best trout fishing in the state.

The ping pong table, horseshoe pit, 3 adult bikes and a children's bike help make fun easy! Golf is nearby at Sun Country or Suncadia. In the winter, you can snowmobile in and out to trails or snowshoe for miles from the backyard on the Iron Horse Trail.

Take advantage of the events in Ellensburg just 30 minutes away. It’s only 45 minutes to Leavenworth or just 35 minutes to Snoqualmie.

Or never leave the property, enjoy the hot tub, stove fireplace and stunning views.

Either way, River ‘n Trails will be a magic destination that you’ll want to return to again and again.

So bring your gear, enjoy the outdoors and spend the evening relaxing in the hot tub or by the fireplace. The view of the stars at night are truly amazing.

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Jim Hewitt
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About Jim Hewitt

We moved from Hawaii so our daughters could attend the Bellevue School District and are so happy we made the move. People think we are crazy to leave Hawaii and thankfully, we love it here!

Jim Hewitt purchased this house in 2013

Why Jim Hewitt chose North Central Cascades

We purchased River n' Trails Cabin for its location, acreage and views and knew we would enjoy spending time in our home with our family and friends for a long time. Cle Elum and its surrounding area has such an expansive variety of things to do all year round and we want to make it a part of our lives.

What makes this house unique

The centralized location is a big benefit where you can enjoy peace and quiet, yet be just 10 minutes from the conveniences we enjoy in the town of Cle Elum. The view from the great room is stunning with a 180 degree view of the countryside and mountain ranges. The large deck is a luxury where guests can dine on the patio, relax in chaise loungers and relax together in the hot tub. There is an endless amount of activities due to the backyard access to the Iron Horse Trail and Yakima River. During the winter, snowmobile or snowshoe in and out from the cabin too!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Easy access to Yakima River & the Iron Horse Trail on 3-acres
average rating of 4.6875 based on 48 reviews
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Lovely home in Cle Elum

  • 5 of 5

Our second time staying here was just as lovely as the first. Roomy house, delightful owners and quiet atmosphere made for another great stay. We were here during a very hot time and there is no air conditioning - we were able to manage fine with the numerous fans in the house, but it is something to know if you are super sensitive. The heat was unusual this year, so I don't consider it an actual issue. We enjoyed our time in the hot tub and relaxing on the super comfy couch. Already planning on stay here again next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Katherine, We enjoy having you as a guest and appreciate your return to our cabin! We are looking forward to your stay again next year. Cheers, Jim and Cindy
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This place is perfect in winter!

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for families. We brought our two kids, 4 and 11, and everyone loved it. The views are unbelievably gorgeous, there are game tables, enough room for everyone, and the house is stocked up properly. We played in the snow covered backyard, the hot tub felt great in the 10 degree weather, and the fireplace kept us warm. I can't complain about a single thing! We don't want to leave and we would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

The house was great, we enjoy everything, we are a family with a small baby and were able to go out for walks, everything was very organize!


  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cabin AND Alpacas

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the Cabin in Cle Elum! It was perfect for enjoying the views and having a comfy place to stay. The wonderful bonus are the neighbor's two friendly alpacas. The road into the cabin is quiet for riding and running, there are trails right outside the door, and it is close to town. Also, there is a grill and great appliances to make meals. We really enjoyed our stay! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Meredith, Thanks for choosing to stay with us. We're glad you had such a great stay and were able to get out and explore the surrounding area. There really is a lot to enjoy in the Cle Elum area, Thanks again Jim Hewitt
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Nice place. Needs some maintenance.

  • 4 of 5

Our overall experience was good. The house was comfortable and roomy, though a bit warm on hot central air. It was clean and fresh and the welcoming bottle of wine was a nice touch! Things we found that should be remedied include: 1) repairs to the deck railing that appears to be falling off, are badly needed before someone gets hurt. 2) As viewed online the house does have 4 queen sized beds (2 of which are foldout couches), but from viewing the pictures, you cannot tell that one of the foldouts is in the large master suite against the opposite wall as the master unless you are parents with kids who can sleep in your room...that foldout doesn't work for mostly adult groups. 3) The living room foldout is an air bed. There is a pump in the TV entertainment center cabinet, but the outlets to plug it into do NOT reach the bed and we could not find an extension cord to save ourselves, so that bed was useless. All in all, we had a fine time and quickly got over our disappointment caused by these inconveniences. A word of caution to future renters...if you or your kids go down to the river, there is a mosquito-infested swamp on the way. Do not go through there without adequate protection. Our 13-yr old grandson got bit and swelled up like a balloon...badass mosquitoes!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thanks for staying with us. We are glad you had a good time. I appreciate your concern over the deck railing and I am on my way out there this weekend to repair it. I am sorry to hear about your frustrations with the bed pump. There used to be an extension cord there but it seems to have gone missing. I wish you had called me about this as I could have told you where to find another one. My phone number and email are provided for all guests. Thanks again Jim Hewitt
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Nice place to have family gathering!

  • 4 of 5

Nice big house. Great view of mountain side and grassy pasture. Huge well stocked kitchen. Was perfect for our family gathering. Lots of extra perks for the small children in the group. Lots of parking, and neighbors are not sitting on top of you. Owner was very nice and easy to work with.

Far enough from town, yet if you needed something it was only 10 minutes away.

Only negatives were no air conditioning, and only 2 small fans in house. We melted! The other negative was the deck and railing needs some tender loving care. Two in the group got huge slivers in their feet.

Besides those things our stay was great, and we would stay there again....I'd just bring my own

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi. Thanks again for staying with us. We're glad you had an enjoyable stay. I have to apologize for the lack of fans. We had four at one time but it seems their numbers have diminished....... I have ordered more. Also, I'm sorry to hear about the splinters. I had recently sanded the deck down but it sounds like that wasn't enough. I am going out there this weekend to seal the deck and also to replace the rails. Thanks again for staying with us. Jim and Cindy
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Suncadia Resort
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
MaMa Vallone's
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
The Summit at Snoqualmie
Car: necessary

Enjoy the peace and quiet of River n' Trails Cabin while just 10 minutes from everyday conveniences in downtown Cle Elum. You'll find great local shops like Owen's Meat Market, Cle Elum Bakery, Pioneer Roasting Company, a variety of restaurants and of course, Safeway.

*Ellensburg - 40 minutes

Ellensburg Farmer's Market May-October

Golf -


Sun Country

Lake Cle Elum activities:

Guided Tours and/or Rentals for:


Fly Fishing


Panning for Gold

White Water Rafting

Kayaking and Canoeing

Horseback Riding


Wine Tasting


Snowmobile In and Out from the Cabin

Snowmobile rentals in and around Cle Elum

Sleigh Rides

Ski Slopes

The Summit at Snoqualmie

Steven's Pass

Snow Shoeing - right from our backyard to the Iron Horse Trail

Cross Country Skiing


Star Gazing from the deck


Rates & Availability

Cle Elum House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 3 - Jan 31, 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Feb 01 - April 30, 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
May 1-June 29, 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
July 4th long weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
July 6 - Aug 31, 2017
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
September 1 - Nov 21, 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving weekend
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Nov 28 - Dec 17, 2017
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Dec 18, 2017 - Jan 2, 2018
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning ($100 < 5) 6+ $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Nightly rates include 4, 6 or 8 guests depending on the time of year. There is a $15 per guest per night above the included number of guest up to a maximum of 12 guests.

Cleaning fee:
up to 5 people - $100
6-12 people - $150

Rates are subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Cle Elum House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1930 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 2 Bunkbeds - sleeps 4 - 2 bunk bed , Unique bunkbeds made from solid wood logs
    3rd bedroom - 1 queen , Beautiful solid wood bedframe with great details
    Master Bedroom - King bed and Queen sofa-sleeper - 1 king , 1 queen , Large walk-in closet, french doors to the deck
  • Large master bedroom with King bed, walk-in closet and master bath. There's a queen sofa-sleeper there too. Impressive views with french doors that lead out to the hot tub and deck. The Queen bedroom has a beautiful, comfortable bed with stunning views of the Stuart Mountain Range. The Bunk room has 2 sets of unique, rustic bunkbeds that were custom made in Montana from tree trunks that add a fun touch to our home. There is also a second Queen sofa-sleeper in the great room for a total of beds for 12.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
In addition to our 6-person hot tub on the deck, there is a dining table for 6 with cushion reclining chairs and 2 chaise loungers to enjoy spending time together.

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