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North Cascades Skagit River Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Mountain chalet, 2.5 bedrooms, sofabed, 2 Baths, Mountain/pasture views.

Peace and tranquility at the gateway to North Cascades National Park—under two hours from Seattle! Spacious, cathedral-ceilinged wood construction in a rural paradise.

World-class fishing (or just watch the salmon run!) at the confluence of the Skagit and Cascade Rivers and top-rated hiking in the North Cascades, near many trailheads including spectacularly beautiful Cascade Pass and Hidden Lake/Lookout.

Chalet comfortably hosts two to six adults in two large bedrooms (master suite and loft) plus a sofa bed in the great room. An additional bunk bed nook for two persons each under 150 pounds (kids, assumedly) brings the total to eight.

Complete kitchen and optional laundry, within walking distance of Marblemount for dining and shopping.

Weekend rates do not apply on stays of five days or longer. Subject to availability, we also offer a 2-guest option for use of the main floor only (one bedroom, kitchen/dining, TV, sofa bed, one bath) at a 10% net discount! (Upstairs to remain unused during such stays, subject to a fee deducted from the damage deposit.)

Keywords: Chalet,Cabin,Mountain,River,View,Fishing,Hiking,North Cascades,Cascade Loop

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Steve

We're a professional couple from Seattle with an importing business that brings us to all corners of the world. We love out of the way, undiscovered paradises.

Steve purchased this chalet in 2011

Why Steve chose North Cascade Mountains

We became attracted to Marblemount a number of years ago while on hiking vacations and purchased a small farm there. This beautiful chalet on the Skagit River came along a little later, AMAZINGLY, just a few short weeks AFTER we took the rainbow shot that now serves as our logo. 'Rainbow House' is being enjoyed by an ever-increasing number of friends, clients and guests who have discovered the restorative magic of the Upper Skagit Valley and the North Cascades.

What makes this chalet unique

Wherever we are in the world, all we need to do is think of ourselves at our North Cascades property, taking brisk walks in the mountain air along the Cascade River to the Marblemount fish hatchery, watching Marblemount's famous bald eagles in Winter or the King Salmon running in early Fall.

We call it a 'Marblemount Moment.' So will you!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Marblemount in Skagit County

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Glassed-in stone shower, custom wood vanity.
    Upstairs bedroom bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Handheld shower, custom wood vanity and mirror.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Bedroom - 2 Double Bed
    Children's Bedroom - 1 Bunk Bed , For children under 150 pounds.
    Great Room sofa bed - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeps two!
    Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , High profile sleigh bed.
  • Master high profile Queen with light walk-in closet, Upstairs two full Beds with bath and balcony adjoining, Bunk Beds in small upstairs bedroom, Great room sofa bed (1) with private entrance to Master Bath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

North Cascades Skagit River Retreat
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
Austin, TX

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay. The house is very comfortable and is set in a lovely little valley. Truly wonderful hikes in the area!!! The Northern Cascades are splendid! The little towns around aren't much to speak of, so bring your provisions. Steve is very nice to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

A magic spot in the Cascade mountains

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my family at the Rainbow house for a long weekend. The location is perfect, with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains and country side and close to multiple hiking trails. We really enjoyed the spectacular scenery of the surroundings and learned about the salmon cycle in the nearby river. The house is adorable and very comfortable, with everything needed to feel like home. Everything was immaculately clean and cozy. The beds were very comfortable, with nice quality linens. The kitchen was fully equipped and the bathrooms had toiletries and every detail needed. The owners were very easy to communicate with and we had no problem at all making the booking or getting there. They also gave us directions and information on the multiple hikes available in the area. If you like to have a quiet and comfortable place to be after visiting a beautiful area of WA with lots of outdoor activities, this is the perfect place for you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rosa, thanks for taking the time to write, and for your return visit! You captured the essence of Rainbow House! We hope it is not another three years before we see you again.
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Great location and beautiful house.

  • 4 of 5

This is a terrific house for a group to hang out in. Loved the cathedral ceiling and wood interior! I just wish we had more time to spend there. The owner was very helpful in accommodating our request to access the house before the official check-in time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very pleased that Rainbow House met your needs, and look forward to seeing you again!
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  • 5 of 5

This property is wonderful. Sweet spot to use as home base for the national park, hiking in the area, and exploring. Steve is responsive and friendly to work with via email! Couldn't have picked a better place to stay! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words. We're pleased that Rainbow House met your expectations and served to enhance your North Cascades getaway. Hope to see you again!
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Great experience

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay and the view is spectacular. The owner is super helpful. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed your stay, and hope you will come see us again!
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Should have stayed longer

  • 5 of 5

Without know quite to expect upon arriving, my family, friends, and I were beyond happy to see the Rainbow House. The living room is perfectly cozy; the kitchen big enough for four people (and a toddler) to make a grand mess; and, Marblemount is top-notch beauty even in rainy February. Highly recommended for those looking for an excuse to either stay inside or go outside all weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great comments, we also find Winter a beguiling time, around the wood fire watching the river mist. Look forward to having you back for hiking season!
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Eatery Restaurant-Drive
"Pleasant food (always an interesting soup, be it clam chowder, chili or cream of morel) on a..."
Marblemount Diner
"Pleasant folks, clean, nice menu variety, and a good selection of beers. Just what the docto..."
Fish Hatchery Rd
"Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Fish Hatchery. A brisk walk from Rainbow House along t..."
Ranger Station Rd
"National Park Services Marblemount Ranger Station—your headquarters for latest and greatest ..."
Marblemount Drive Inn
"Really tasty, take out or eat in."
American Alps Ranch
"There's no healthier or better grass fed beef in Washington (Marblemount grass is the best!)..."
North Cascades National Park
"Educational exhibits on local flora, fauna and geology, and a fabulous view of the PIckett R..."
Nearest Airport
115 Miles
Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Marblemount Diner, Buffalo Run, Mondo's Restaurant
Nearest Motorway
State Route 20
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Marblemount Diner, Mondo's, Buffalo Run, Q-Car BBQ
Car: necessary

North Cascades National Park Visitors Center in Newhalem (14 miles), North Cascades Institute Learning Center on Diablo Lake (20 miles), Marblemount Fish Hatchery (walking distance along Cascade River), Marblemount Ranger Station (2 miles)

Day Trips: Winthrop (90 min East over the pass on SR 20), LaConnor (90 min West, on the Puget Sound)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Marblemount, Cascade Mountains

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Hiking and Rafting Season
5 May 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Housecleaning £115.95 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Latest check-out is 11am and earliest check-in is 4:30pm. On same-day turnovers 6pm check-in will apply. We will be flexible when possible.

PAYPAL remittance is welcome for reservations prepaid on booking

Rates are subject to change prior to confirmation of reservation and receipt of deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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