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Romantic Riverside Cabin in the Mountains View Hot Tub, Close to Seattle, Hiking

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Small romantic chalet cabin on scenic mountain river, private hot tub,sleeps 3-4

Discounted rates through September, excluding Labor Day weekend, due to nearby bridge repair work that may be noisy during the day (will be a great time to get out into the woods to hike or walk the great close by trails). Access to the cabin will not be a problem. Please click contact owner link above or call Janet at 360-793-7616 if you have questions.

Whispering Waters is a charming Washington state vacation rental cabin in a beautiful mountain setting on scenic Skykomish River 60 miles (90 minutes) northeast of Seattle.

The cabin's cozy ambiance makes it ideal for a couple looking for a romantic getaway, with soaring cathedral ceiling, river view from the loft king bed, and seasonal river rock gas fireplace. The hot tub is strategically located overlooking the whitewater river with a mountain looming above. The loft's french doors lead to a balcony surrounded by large moss-covered trees, and also has a river view.

The 600 sq ft vacation rental cabin is perfect for two celebrating an anniversary, honeymoon, or a romantic getaway; but can accommodate up to three adults total, two adults/two children, or three adults/one child (no more than three adults). This cabin may not be suitable for small children due to the proximity of the river.

The cabin is also great for a relaxing getaway. The rocking chairs on the cabin's front porch are great for watching the river flow by, bald eagles soaring in the winter, and salmon jumping in the fall.

The 40-jet two-pump hot tub a few steps out the door with river and mountain view is terrific for soaking your cares away while the Skykomish River "whispers" by. The hot tub is year-round, and is covered with a translucent roof that allows light in while protecting you from the elements.

Also outside is a fire pit next to the river bank with a mountain looming above the river. The fire bowl is year-round weather conditions permitting and if there is no burn ban. Bring firewood which can be purchased at most grocers.

The cabin is on a semi-private lot: two cabins across the river and a full-time residence downstream with fencing and landscaping to provide privacy. The deciduous trees on the river bank are trimmed so you have privacy in the summer without losing the river view.

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 3 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 & hot chocolate provided. Dishes, pots & pans, kitchen towels, flatware & cooking utensils also provided. Charcoal grill on the porch (bring briquettes). Some pantry items are usually available, but it varies so feel free to inquire.

The cabin is super cozy in winter with the gas fireplace. For entertainment, there is satellite TV, and WiFi provides Netflix and Pandora. There are also board games, puzzles, a few paperbacks, and Sky Valley area information. At 775 ft elevation, there is not a lot of snow in the winter, but a short drive will usually get you to snow for snow shoeing and skiing.

Whispering Waters cabin is in a beautiful mountainous area 90 minutes northeast of Seattle, half way between Index and Skykomish, Washington, off US Hwy 2. The cabin is close to three wilderness areas (Wild Sky, Alpine Lakes and Henry Jackson) and Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest that offer year round outdoor recreational opportunities. The popular local activities are river rafting, kayaking, skiing, hiking, snow shoeing, rock climbing, and fishing. There is an ORV area close to Gold Bar.

The area around Whispering Waters is not 'touristy', yet attracts thousands of visitors due to the rugged beauty of Washington state's Cascade Mountains and the outdoor recreation provided by the mountains and rivers. There are dozens of great nearby hiking trails with something for everyone - easy family walks through the woods, waterfalls, alpine meadows, historic Wellington train disaster site, trout-stocked alpine lakes with crystal clear water, historic lookout towers, old growth forests, and rock climbing. The numerous close by forest service roads are great for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing when the snow level is 1000ft or below. When the snow level is higher, a short drive will usually get you to snow covered roads.

The cabin is on the south fork Skykomish River, mostly a class II whitewater rafting and kyaking river east of Whispering Waters. There are 3 sets of non-navigable waterfalls three miles downstream/west of the cabin, so be advised that you don't float downstream of the cabin. Mid to late summer the river is gentle enough for river tubes (be prepared for cold water). The main Skykomish 6 miles west is a class IV whitewater river, with several local rafting companies providing trips through popular Boulder Drop.

Nearby Stevens Pass ski area (23 miles east) is a popular day-use ski/snowboard area. $55 ski lift vouchers available for purchase with cabin stay. Whispering Waters cabin is on the west side of Stevens Pass, so no need to drive over a mountain pass if coming from the Seattle area. The cabin is at 775ft elevation, so 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 in the winter.

Stevens Pass summer activities are mountain biking, scenic chair lift rides, 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-Aug 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, 9 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 cold river water to cool off even more. Western Washington weather is usually mild throughout the summer but there will be some hot days.

There are also horseshoe pits for when you're staying close to the cabin.

We are able to keep midweek rates low, starting at $135/night, while providing quality amenities, as the cabin is owner managed and maintained.

Single nights are occasionally available between other reservations or last minute. See owner's website (skycabins.com) for last minute discounts and to book single nights. Single night stays, when available, are for two people/one bed only.

Arrival time 3pm or any time after; departure 11am or any time before.

AWD is not usually needed to get to the cabin, but one should be prepared for winter driving conditions approx late November-February.

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More Details

Owner
Janet Triplett
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Janet Triplett

I purchased Whispering Waters cabin as a side career while working as a nurse. I enjoyed it so much that I made cabin rental my full time career in 2000 and still love it. I love the outdoors and try to hike, raft, snow shoe, and cross country ski whenever I can.

Janet Triplett purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Janet Triplett chose Washington

I love this area as it is so beautiful and peaceful. Listening to and watching the Skykomish River 'whisper' by brings me daily enjoyment and I want to share it with others. After twenty six years of living in the Cascade Mountains I am still in awe of the beauty of the river, mountains and the big trees.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is owner maintained with many personal touches. It is also more affordable without the huge cleaning fees charged by most property management companies.

Because the owner lives close by, she is able to share knowledge of area attractions, as well as respond quickly to any problems.

Comfortable all-weather wicker rocking chairs on the front porch year round; hot tub with glass cover that provides protection from the rain while maintaining the outdoors experience. Authentic cabin atmosphere.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is an amazing place well exceeded my expectations. We planned this getaway two months ago choosing from a list of cabins and really lucky that your place is what we found. Will definitely be coming back and reocmmending your cabins to our frineds. I have never been/felt so relaxed until the day we arrived here and know that this is the "Place". So serene when you're outside, looking at the views and listening to the relaxing sound of the river, and when we're in the hot tub after a long day snowboarding. "WOW" I just can't stop saying this is the place for me. MY PERFECT GET-AWAY.
Jan 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Baring in King County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please leave the cabin clean in order to receive full refund of security/cleaning deposit.
  • No loud music outside the cabin as there are other cabins in the area. Absolutely no parties, and no unauthorized guests. Quiet time 11:30pm.
  • Many people are allergic to fragrances, so no cologne or strongly scented soaps. No oil lamps, musk, patchouli, or incense.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • small shower/no tub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Loft - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King bed in loft with river and forest view. Loft is open to downstairs area, with sheer drapes to provide privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Rustic wood floors throughout. Outdoor wood burning fire bowl that can be used weather permitting and when there isn't a burn ban. The cabin is in an area with scenic mountain and river views. There is easy access to the river if you want to fish (seasonally), or bring your kayak or raft. Outside smoking permitted. 2 sets of complimentary snow shoes available, owner close by to provide area information. Be sure to bring your camera to capture all the scenic beauty.

Reviews

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Romantic Riverside Cabin in the Mountains View Hot Tub, Close to Seattle, Hiking
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 41 reviews
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Recent visit

  • 5 of 5

Property very private and secluded. Stream running in back of cabin is heaven. Cabin is very cozy and equipped with everything. So much thought and detail throughout that makes you feel at home. The beds and bedding are the best. The hardest thing to do was leave. We felt special. Thanks Janet 🌲

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Little slice of heaven on the Skykomish

  • 5 of 5

My dear friend, Kathy, was visiting from AZ and i wanted her to experience the mountains but not have to go too far from Seattle, as she had already driven all the way from AZ. This cabin was the perfect spot. My boyfriend, Gabe, Kathy and myself spent two perfect nights here. Kathy kept saying how much she loved it. It was clean, cozy and had everything we needed. We grilled salmon steak and veggies on the grill, made a fire in the firepit outside, hung out at the river and took lots of photos of all the beauty around us. Kathy took early morning walks and listening to the river from the cabin was heaven. Janet was very nice, gave great directions and the cabin is so convenient from Seattle. Gabe and I slept upstairs and loved the little porch off the loft, so romantic. We will be back! Thank you, Janet!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful View, Quaint Cabin, Perfect Trip!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a week for our honeymoon and wanted to stay forever! Janet provided helpful literature about the best stops in the area and was incredibly friendly. She even checked in via text a few times during the week to make sure we were as comfortable as possible. Definitely looking forward to a return trip on our anniversary! Loved the location, loved the decor, loved everything about it!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Very cute and well maintained cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I got to spend one night here for our anniversary. It was so lovely that we wished we had more time to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location for a getaway.

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this place for couples especially because of the location, amenities, and great communication with the owner. It is cozy and romantic and a great place to just relax and spend time with one another!

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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5

Quiet and sweet cozy cabin with great views!

  • 5 of 5

My best friend and I had a wonderful time in this sweet little A frame cabin. It has beautiful river/mountain views which can be enjoyed from the front porch and hot tub, and a nice balcony off of the loft which looks out onto mossy trees. Lots of natural light comes in through the large front windows. The cabin is small, but really cozy and well cared for and there's certainly enough room for 2-3 adults. Things are well labeled so you can easily find what you're looking for and there are clear instructions for using things such as the hot tub, gas stove, propane fireplace, and TV/Bluray/Netflix. Absolutely a wonderful place to stay - very homey, well stocked, and fairly private. The owners have definitely put a lot of thought into making their guests comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Sea-Tac
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Skykomish/Whistling Post
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Edmonds
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Sultan/Blue Boy
Nearest Train
43 Miles
Everett
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 2
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Skykomish
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Stevens Pass Ski Mountain
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Mulkiteo
Nearest Point of Interest
Bridal Veil Falls
Nearest Point of Interest
Stevens Pass Ski & Mountain Bike
Nearest Point of Interest
Iron Goat Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Pacific Crest Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Sobieski Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Barclay Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Index Climbing Wall
Nearest Point of Interest
Boulder Drop
Car: necessary

nature photography-mountains, moss covered trees

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Baring, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
August
2 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£228
for 2 nights
From
£114
From
£131
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
20 Aug 2017 - 23 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£262
for 2 nights
From
£131
From
£131
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
August
24 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£228
for 2 nights
From
£114
From
£131
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£312
for 2 nights
From
£156
£1,009
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
September
4 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£228
for 2 nights
From
£114
From
£139
Fri,Sat,Sun
£840
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
8 Oct 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£245
for 2 nights
From
£122
From
£148
Fri,Sat,Sun
£840
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
23 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£468
for 3 nights
From
£156
£890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Early December
26 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£245
for 2 nights
From
£122
From
£156
Fri,Sat,Sun
£840
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£279
for 2 nights
From
£139
From
£165
Fri,Sat
£851
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holiday
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£422
for 2 nights
From
£211
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
2 Jan 2018 - 12 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£245
for 2 nights
From
£122
From
£156
Fri,Sat,Sun
£790
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Valentine Day
13 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£295
for 2 nights
From
£148
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Presidents' Day Holiday
16 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£506
for 3 nights
From
£169
£975
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Winter
19 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£245
for 2 nights
From
£122
From
£156
Fri,Sat,Sun
£886
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£236
for 2 nights
From
£118
From
£156
Fri,Sat
£857
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
May
1 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£245
for 2 nights
From
£122
From
£156
Fri,Sat,Sun
£857
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day Weekend
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£494
for 3 nights
From
£165
£907
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Spring
29 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£245
for 2 nights
From
£122
From
£156
Fri,Sat,Sun
£840
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
June
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£380
for 3 nights
From
£127
From
£156
Fri,Sat,Sun
£886
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4 Holiday
3 Jul 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£468
for 3 nights
From
£156
£975
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
6 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£443
for 3 nights
From
£148
From
£165
Fri,Sat
£904
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£262
for 2 nights
From
£131
From
£156
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £15.54 per person per night
Damage Deposit £155.44

Base rate is for double occupancy (two people/one bed). There is a $25 cleaning/linen fee if two people use two beds.

If you need to cancel your reservation more than 30 days before arrival (but less than 60 days), all but 10% of the initial payments will be refunded. Full refund if cancelling more than 60 days. If cancelling less than 30 days before arrival, will refund 90% of the nights that can be rebooked.

There is no cleaning charge if the cabin is left clean. If you prefer to not clean, a $45/hr charge will be deducted from the security deposit.

Discounted weekly rate for additional people $100/wk (after the first two people).

Single night stays (for two people only) are occasionally available when available between other reservations or last minute. Go to skycabins.com for more information.

Last minute discounts will be on the availability calendar at skycabins.com.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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