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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,930 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 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 cross country ski 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.

**Please scroll down on this page to view availability and details on rates.

More Details

Jim Hewitt
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

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 Cle Elum

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!


Cle Elum House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1930 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
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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Easy access to Yakima River & the Iron Horse Trail on 3-acres
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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: June 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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Bellingham, WA

Lovely, welcoming home.

  • 5 of 5

The location is wonderful. TheJohn Wayne trail borders the edge of the property; perfect for any trail activities. The home is well equipped with a very complete kitchen. The living room is large, lots of cozy seating, great vista views. Jim was very responsive to any questions we had. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun, relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying here and we love it! Their home is so inviting with plenty of room to relax. Kitchen is a perfect size with everything you need. The winter time is so pretty with all the snow and hot tub on the deck. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place with room for everyone.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here for the second year in a row. It's been a good place to meet up with friends and go sledding and play games and enjoy getting together. Place is well maintained and owners have been good to work with.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful scenary and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved staying at the River n' Trails Cabin. Very relaxing and on a beautiful piece of property. Not too far from town but just enough to feel removed.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ephrata, Wa.

Great spot for a family Thanksgiving!

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay in your home. The large kitchen was perfect for preparing thanksgiving dinner. The great room was comfortable and a great spot for us to hang out. We also made great use of the hot tub even in the rain. I recommend bringing gallons of drinking water. Thanks for opening your home!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.