Whispering Waters is a charming chalet style cabin in the spectacularly beautiful Cascade Mountains of northwest Washington state. The cabin sits right on the bank of scenic Skykomish River 60 miles northeast of Seattle.
The cabin is ideal if you're looking for a romantic getaway. The soaring cathedral ceiling creates a romantic ambiance, as well as a river view from the loft king bed, loft balcony, and seasonal river rock gas fireplace. The loft's french doors open to a view of large moss-covered trees on wooded lots next to the cabin. The balcony is a perfect place for morning coffee as you listen to the river "whisper" by.
The 600 sq ft vacation rental cabin is perfect for two celebrating an anniversary, honeymoon, or a romantic getaway; but can accommodate up to four people for short stays. Base rate is for 2 people/one bed.
If you like outdoor recreation, the cabin's location surrounded by wilderness areas and a national forest makes it an ideal base. The hiking is fantastic with trails and roads ranging from easy family walks to challenging. There is something for everyone including blue alpine lakes, historic lookout towers, alpine meadows, historic railroad sites, mountain top ridge hikes and the Pacific Crest trail that crosses Stevens Pass on Hwy 2. Other popular local activities are river rafting, kayaking, skiing, snow shoeing, rock climbing, fishing, and off-roading.
Whispering Waters cabin is also wonderful for a relaxing getaway. The rocking chairs on the cabin's front porch are guests' favorites for watching the river flow by and for bird watching - hummingbirds in the garden, mergansers floating down the river, and the occasional eagle soaring by. There are also reclining lounge chairs for relaxing and sunbathing in the front yard.
To add to your relaxing getaway, and to ease sore muscles after a day on the trails or slopes, the hot tub is just steps out the front door. The hot tub has a great view of the Cascade Mountains looming above the Skykomish River. The tub is covered with a translucent roof to maintain the outdoors ambiance while protecting you from the elements.
A cabin stay isn't complete without an aromatic warm crackling fire next to the river bank. The fire bowl is year-round, weather permitting and there is no burn ban which is not uncommon in the dry summer months. Firewood is not provided but can be purchased at most area grocers.
The cabin is in a semi-private location with two cabins across the river and a quiet full-time residence downstream with fencing and landscaping to provide privacy. Empty lots upstream and behind the cabin with lots and lots of trees! The deciduous trees on the river bank are trimmed to maintain a river view while also providing summer privacy.
The king bed in the loft has a river and woods view. A queen bed in the downstairs bedroom provides room for additional people, or if you don't want to climb stairs. Bedding and towels provided.
A small kitchen is set up for simple meal prep, and the dining table seats up to 4 with river view. The kitchen area has a gas range/oven, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, bean grinder, blender/food processor, and hand mixer. Starter supply of coffee, tea, sugar & hot chocolate provided. Dishes, pots/pans, kitchen towels, flatware & cooking utensils also provided. Charcoal grill on the front porch (bring briquettes) so you still get the river view when cooking. Some pantry items are available, but varies so feel free to inquire.
This Washington vacation cabin is super cozy in winter with the river rock gas fireplace. For entertainment, there is satellite TV, WiFi, Netflix, board games, puzzles, a few paperbacks, and Sky Valley area information book.
The area around Whispering Waters is not 'touristy' (i.e. not highly developed), yet attracts thousands of visitors due to the rugged beauty of Washington state's rural Cascade Mountains and the outdoor recreation provided by the mountains and rivers.
The cabin is on the south fork Skykomish River, mostly a class II whitewater rafting, kyaking, and the occasional SU paddle boarder, river. A good float is from Skykomish to Baring, approximately 9 miles. Be aware that there are 3 sets of non-navigable waterfalls three miles downstream west of the cabin. Mid to late summer the river is gentle enough for river tubes. Though the water is still cold, it is very refreshing when the air temperature rises. The main Skykomish 6 miles west is a class IV whitewater river, with local rafting companies providing trips through popular Boulder Drop.
In the summer Stevens Pass owned by Vail Corp. offers mountain biking, scenic chair lift rides, hiking, pub, coffee shop, and disc golf Thursday-Sunday.
The south fork Skykomish with it's sparkling clear water is a Washington Scenic River with seasonal (June 1-Nov 30) fishing for trout and white fish. Even though it is a whitewater river, there is a calm area in front of the cabin for cold water swimming on warm summer days. The rapids just past the cabin are mild enough in late summer for family tubing. NOTE: there are three sets of waterfalls starting 3 miles downstream of the cabin. Kayakers and rafters start upstream in Skykomish, 8 miles east. There is a small rocky beach below the cabin and is a good place to enjoy the cool river breeze on the occasional hot day. Chairs can be placed in the river to cool off even more. Western Washington weather is usually mild throughout the summer but there will be some hot days. Even on hot days the night temps drop into the mid 50's or low 60's which cools the cabin with "natural air conditioning".
Enjoy a game of horse shoes when you're staying close to the cabin.
Nearby Stevens Pass ski area (23 miles east) is a popular day-use ski/snowboard area. Discounted ski lift vouchers can be purchased with cabin stay. Whispering Waters cabin is on the west side of Stevens Pass, so you don't have to drive over a mountain pass if coming from the Puget Sound/Seattle area.
At 775 ft elevation, there is not a lot of snow in the winter, but a short drive up the mountain will usually get you to snow for playing in the snow. The roads to the cabin are usually snow free in the winter; but one should be prepared for winter driving when coming to the mountains approx. late November to March. Check road conditions and weather report before coming to the cabin Nov-Feb in case you might need traction devices.
For a festive look, the cabin is decorated for the winter holidays with lights and garland.
We (Sky Cabins) are able to keep midweek rates low, starting at $135/night, while providing quality amenities, as the cabin is owner managed and maintained. We also pride ourselves in providing well maintained, super clean rental cabins as well as providing more personal touches than the local management companies.
Single nights are occasionally available between other reservations or last minute. Single night stays, when available, are for two people/one bed only. You will find more information at Sky Cabins.
Arrival time 3pm or any time after; departure 11am or any time before.
This cabin may not be suitable for small children due to the proximity of the river, a pond, and stairs.
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