The Tire Swing Cabin is located on "The Pietsch Pit"! There are 3 small cabins on the gated, end of the road, 4.5 acre property. The Tire Swing and Movie Lair are upriver and The Main Cabin is furthest down the bank. The Movie Lair is only rented in conjunction with The Tire Swing and The Main Cabin is reserved for personal use only.
The Tire Swing Cabin- this newly-updated and reclaimed fishing cabin built in the 1950s is begging for you to come relax, unplug, and let your stresses float away on the North Fork of the Skykomish River. Take a soak in the covered hot tub perched over the river and gaze upon the famous Index Town Wall as bald eagles look for steelhead in the waters below.
The cabin features a custom kitchen countertop made from reclaimed Teredo Clam Wood boards and river boulders. There is a full sized fridge, apartment sized range, toaster oven, coffee maker, and selection of kitchen supplies. Grill your favorite dish on the charcoal BBQ after a long day on the slopes - Steven’s Pass Ski Area is 30 minutes away - or fishing and tubing on the wild river.
The master suite is donned with reclaimed wood walls, a full sized bed, and a brand new 40" flat screen TV with Blue Ray/DVD player. The connecting bathroom has a custom stone rain shower, including a river cobble stripe with a 50 million year old fish fossil smiling at you while hot water beats down on your head. The second sleeping area is in the common living room and outfitted with a full size and a twin bed.
This property is gated and is THE last house on the secluded gravel road. If you want to get away and unplug this is truly a spot for you. Located steps from the river you will follow the fishing trail down to the world famous Skykomish to fish for Steelhead (WA State Fish) and Dolly Varden trout in the honey hole directly in front of the cabin! The river can be a little cold, but no worries -- jump into your private, covered hot tub to soak away the chill and hash over your battles with the Steelhead that you and your friends are about to enjoy.
The hot tub is perched under a log structure formerly used to store horse supplies, like hay and feed. It faces the great Index Town Wall, which attracts rock climbers from all over the world. This sheer granite cliff is part of the Index Granite Batholith which also hosts hang gliders who are brave enough to test old man gravity! Soak your bones in your private tub while you try to spot a climber halfway up the wall and turn down the bubbles so you can listen to the soothing hum of the river below.
The property sits on an acre field of grass with dozens of evergreen trees scattered about. Kick a ball, throw a Frisbee, play croquet, go sledding, or toss a horse shoe in the custom cedar log pits. Run freely in the fields of the Tire Swing Cabin and don’t forget to have a fire in the river boulder fire pit riverside.
The town of Index is 0.2 miles away by foot or car; only 2 rapids by kayak! There is a general store in Index with basic supplies, wine, and beer, but most significant grocery runs we do in Monroe, WA, about 20 minutes west, toward Seattle.
In town, be sure to check out the Outdoor Adventure Center. They offer world class rafting and kayaking, serve an amazing selection of great micro brews (mainly in 22oz size), and have big TVs that often are tuned to the Seahawks on game day. There is also a small, but notable, gift shop in town called Ellie & Clarence, featuring works by local artists including the jewelry that I make. They are open Saturday-Sunday 11am-3pm.
This is a unique property at the end of a road, 30 minutes from Stevens Pass Ski area, and steps from one of the last wild rivers in this country. We hope that you enjoy your stay!