Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

Little Red Roslyn House ( Think Grandmother's House Without The Wolf )

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Sun spilling into the windows and across the porch in the mornings, quiet starry nights… comfortable beds with fresh linens, this little red miner's house offers simple respite for the city-worn. A claw-foot tub invites a hot bath in the evening after an adventure in the mountains or reading a great book on the feather couch by the fire.

With horse pastures and mountain trails off the back porch, and a charming, artistic town with great cafe's, pubs and shops off the front, this house is ideally situated for natural adventures as well as small town fun and conveniences.

The Layout:

The back bedroom has 2 twin beds, and the front bedroom 1 queen bed; all mattresses are supportive and new. The front bedroom is continuous with the living area, no door.

Utility room with washer/drier/detergent. A shed with padlock to store your bikes. Gas grill in back yard. The kitchen is equipped for basic cooking, and comfortably seats 6 at the kitchen table. Coffee and maker provided. BYO toiletries and groceries. Not set up for pets. Although I don’t have internet, there are 2 cafe's with service a 6-8 minute walk away. I do have a small collection of good movies, and a dvd player, as well as games, puzzles and books.


Opportunities abound with nearby hiking trails and climbing crags, Lake Cle Elum with a public swimming and boat access, biking through beautiful farm country along the Teanaway River, surrounded by views of snow-capped mountains. A couple of outfits provide horse-back riding experiences. Suncadia Resort ( 5 minute drive) offers a stunning golf course, a spa and Swift Water Winery, where one can enjoy a cool drink on the deck watching the sun set over the mountains and valley below. Kids can walk to the main street on the Miner’s Trail ( across the street and down the hill from the house ), to the candy store, the pizzeria, and the movie house for a safe excursion of their own. The best swimming hole is a lovely drive away, 15 miles up Lake Cle Elum to Salmon le Sac. The streams, rivers and lakes provide excellent fishing (rainbow trout, salmon); and a local fishing shop and the hardware store in Cle Elum have gear, guides available if needed.

Ellensburg, only 30 miles away, hosts Jazz in the Valley, a spectacular 3-day jazz festival, July 28-30, which includes 30 jazz and blues shows in it’s historic center. The Ellensburg Rodeo every Labor Day weekend.


Some of the most purely enjoyable times in Roslyn are spent NOT getting into the car, and NOT doing anything other than relaxing and reveling in simplicity. Cruising the farmer’s market on Sunday mornings (2 blocks away), checking out the tiny mining museum down the street, having ice cream with your children at Maggie’s Café, browsing books and maps at Basecamp Books and Bites ( good chocolate cake, and a wine bar down below ), watching a movie in the old movie house ( Roslyn Theatre), or lying in the grass in Rosyn Yard listening to bands play on Saturday nights. These are the best of times, still possible, in a small town with big heart.

More Details

Faythe Vaughan
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Faythe Vaughan

I'm a working mom who's dreamed of a pretty house in a safe, beautiful setting where I could let the city cares fade away and live simply, at least some of the time.

When I found this little red house in Roslyn, I knew it would be the perfect place to enjoy experiences with my family and friends. I hope my guests can do the same.

Faythe Vaughan purchased this cottage in 2014

Guestbook comments from the owner

Overall review of your stay (publicly viewable)

Your rating (public)

5 of 5

Title of your review (public)

What a beautiful stay!

Your experience (public)

I couldn't have picked a better place. Never felt like "a vacation home", but rather "my" home away from home. Perfectly equipped with everything, spotless clean, with all those little things that make a house a HOME. Watched the deer and hummingbirds through the kitchen window, counted the stars whilst lying in the hammock. Faythe is the most freindly and communicative host you can imagine. Thank you ever so much for everything, Faythe!

Last, but not least: Roslyn is HIPPIE. A mere 5 minutes walk down the street (look for the "free little library"!), it has everything a small WA town would need to offer. MY favorite places? Basecamp (GOOD books. GOOD food. FRIENDLY service), the Red Bird Cafe (G.O.O.D.!!! Coffee and bakeries) and the Sunday market, oh, and the CASCADE CREST CLASSIC 100 miler, starting and ending in Easton ;-)

I. WILL. BE. BACK. Definitely.

Looking forward to next year!!!

Stayed (public)

August 2016
Aug 2016
  • 1 of 1


Roslyn Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large claw foot tub. The sink is old-fashioned, original, so the hot and cold faucets are separate ( think grandmother's house ). Rustic, but relaxing. Fresh cotton towels and sweet soap.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1, with Queen bed, is continuous with the living room, separated by a door from Bedroom 2. I pull sheer curtains closed at night to separate from the living room. The mattress is high quality, supportive, and brand new. The linens are also quality, new, fresh. 100% cotton sheets. Down-alternative pillows, hypoallergenic.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Little Red Roslyn House ( Think Grandmother's House Without The Wolf )
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Absolutely adorable house and amazing host!

  • 5 of 5

The Little Red House was a fabulous find and relaxing retreat. The house was full of amenities and Faythe provided great insights into Roslyn. If you’re looking for a great little getaway from the city, you have found it! We will definitely be visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Even better than it was described!

  • 5 of 5

As we pulled into the driveway my daughter said, “as long as I get to see some fresh lavender, I’ll be happy.” She opened the car door and lavender was right there! Such a quaint and comfy yard, including a blooming cherry tree and places to sit! The town is quaint, charming and very welcoming. The home was well appointed, all cooking and bathroom necessities were available. We didn’t miss WiFi or cable at all! It was fun to spend time in the town during the day and then come back, make a fresh dinner and revisit old episodes of Northern Exposure on the DVD player. We hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These women were a delight! They brought merriment and gifts from a hearty road trip that apparently originated in my own homeland, the Deep South. I loved the Mardi Gras bling from New Orleans and the pepper jelly. I really enjoyed these generous, fun guests. Laissez le bon temps rouler!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Cozy and charming

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place, close to town, charming little house.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Milwaukee, WI

Charming cottage! Faythe was an exceptional host.

  • 5 of 5

The property was nice and located just outside of town. We enjoyed a beautiful sunny afternoon using the provided hammock. Thanks you Faythe.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased that Jon and his sweetie took the time to relax in the hammock in the afternoon sun, a moment away from the wedding activities. I've always thought of the little red house as a place to reconnect with those closest to us. I also appreciated how considerate and respectful these guests were; the cleaner called to let me know how neat the home was after their departure. Wisconsin is a long way away, but my door will always be open should this thoughtful couple wish to return!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

very nice place very nice owner.

  • 5 of 5

The place was amazing, the cabin is located in a quiet area of Roslyn but yet very close to the down town area. During the time we were in Roslyn there was a big forest fire up in the mountains and the owner called us and offered us a full refund for the stay if we decided we wanted to leave town since all of the hikes were closed in the area.... We opted to stay and had a great time in town, but it was a very nice gesture from the owner to offer us a full refund... Great place..

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's kind of difficult to bow out of one's own wedding, even under fire, so to speak. But I'm relieved it all worked out, Marcel married his sweetheart, and even got to get out for a hike. I appreciated our easy communication and this guest's sense of adventure. My very best wishes to you both!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Portland, Oregon

Most precious little cabin in the most precious little town!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying in the Little Red Roslyn House and it was so good to return! The house feels like a warm hug the minute you enter. Very cozy and true to the original charm. Faythe has decorated the house perfectly and has a lot of helpful information on site (books, brochures, notes, etc.). There is so much to explore in the area and many fun activities in which to partake. My two best friends and I had the time of our lives!

Thank you for sharing your adorable home, Faythe! We're already talking about our next stay. We can't wait to return!


  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The biggest compliment to me is that Julie and her merry band of girlfriends wished to return. It feels like family coming home, you know, the kind you'd choose for the best of times. I appreciated their positive, happy spirit, sense of fun, and consideration of me and my home. Come on back anytime! Faythe
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Property Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties