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A Riverside Retreat | Washington State Vacation Rental Cabin near Stevens Pass and Seattle A Riverside Retreat, Vacation Rental Cabin near Stevens Pass and Seattle. This mountain Vacation Rental By Owner is located in the town of Index, Washington on the Skykomish River offering excellent rafting, kayaking, steelhead fishing, hiking, biking, and relaxation
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  • Address : 207 Avenue A, Index, WA 98256
  • Phone Number : +1 206-429-5210
  • Email : info@ariversideretreat.com
  • Street Number : 207
  • Route : Avenue A
  • Postal Code : 98256
  • Locality : Index
  • State : Washington (WA)
  • Country : United States
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    A Riverside Retreat is precisely that and more--it's riverside and a retreat from the noise and hubbub of life in more densely populated regions. I stayed three nights at the end of October 2010, and would have stayed longer. VERY CLEAN...was one of the first impressions that hit me when I walked in the door of this slightly older, but newly remodeled and well appointed two bedroom, one bath cabin. SPACIOUS...another word, but not one I would usually ascribe to a smaller vacation rental, but this one definitely has room to stretch out in. Ample and comfortable seating in the living area, uncrowded kitchen, and front porch that is a MUST to sit out on in the morning or afternoon, with a hot mug O' beverage, to listen to the soothing flow of the wild North Fork of the Skykomish river and watch for not infrequent bald eagles, or heron's to fly by. I was stunned by the generous and commanding view I had of Mt Index and Persis from the kitchen, living room, or porch. Once on the Porch, I looked upstream to the Gunn Peaks stabbing into the sky both literally and figuratively. The beds were plush and comfortable, plenty of games in the living room entertainment center, and if so inclined, a huge plasma screen TV complete with satellite. Washer and dryer work well. furniture is new, and classy. Creative, fun, angling themes abound in one of the rooms and utility room. The owner's were easy to deal with--no fuss, no muss. Friendly and helpful on the telephone. A general store with a nice selection of items is right in town (less than a five minute walk). If you need something more, there is a full service grocery store 10-15 minutes away in Goldbar. Eating out has a few possibilities in the area as well. Though myself and my guest did not avail ourselves of it this time, there is some fantastic rafting to be had on the Skykomish river and on the East side of Steven's Pass on the Wenatchee. Several trailhead's of varying difficulty are in the area--I went on a stiff hike up to Lake Serene that ends at the base of the very same Mt Index you see so vividly from the cabin--several mesmerizing waterfalls are on the way up...easier hikes can be found in the area, but all are worth the effort expended in the rewards yielded from the views. Skiing up at Steven's Pass is a mere 25 minutes or so up the Hwy. Getting here, it was just a curiously quick hour + drive from SeaTac Airport. In short, I think this is a great place to stay anytime of the year, and would recommend it to anyone.

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    I spent my birthday weekend here in September and had a fabulous, relaxing stay. It's the perfect distance away from Seattle - far enough to feel like you're escaping, but close enough to hop out there for a quick weekend. The town of Index is charming, with a cute raft company that serves food and drink. There's a little general store, but if you need to do a big grocery shop, you can drive a quick ten minutes to Gold Bar. The house itself is directly across the street from the beautiful river and incredible mountain views. The front porch is the perfect place to sit and have a drink after a long day of swimming, hiking or climbing. That is, if you can get yourself to move from the ridiculously comfortable overstuffed chairs in the living room. Huge TV with several movies to choose from, as well as travel books & magazines. The house has a nice open feel so that you can have people relaxing in the living room while others cook, and it still feels like you can all be hanging out together. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you could need, and they even have a nice welcome gift upon your arrival! Both bedrooms have very comfortable beds and decent sized closets. Everything was clean and well maintained. All in all, I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a romantic getaway for two, or a small gathering of 4-6 people. I will definitely be back this winter to use it as the perfect home base for a ski weekend at Stevens Pass.

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    This is such a relaxing getaway in Index, and everything exceeded my expectations. The view from the front porch was absolutely gorgeous. It rained for most of our weekend away, but that was just fine for our group of 6. We made good use of the awesome hot tub, played lots of games, watched the rain fall on the river and the clouds swirl around the mountains. The house is stocked with everything from Cranium to Settlers of Catan to Monopoly. Both people who slept on the foldout sofa said it was amazing and the most comfortable sofa they've ever slept on. The owners were easy to communicate with and made everything easy for our weekend stay. The house is located close to river rafting, lots of hikes, and you can wander through the quiet town of Index right from the front door. I would definitely come back!

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    What a cozy retreat from the noise of regular life! The photos are spot on--this place is CLEAN and spacious. You can hear the river right across the way and aside from the train, it's very quiet. The front porch is a perfect spot to relax and drink coffee in the morning. Lots of amenities and friendly, gracious owners with fun tips for adventures. Bring a flashlight to find the place in the dark, however, as there are no street lights and since you're so far away from the big city it's DARK out there. Would stay again in a heartbeat and recommend it to anyone.

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    My husband and I stayed at the rental cabin during the first weekend of February-2011, for 2 nights. We ended up using this opportunity away to celebrate an early Valentine's and go snowboarding at Steven's Pass while we were there. We were very pleased with the condition of the cabin - the physical appearance and decor exceeded our expectations from the photos online. The word cabin can be a little deceiving... it was more like a cute little mountain house that had been beautifully remodeled. The property was clean and well maintained. We brought our own groceries and did all our own cooking there, as there aren't many restaurants nearby. My husband and I were super excited when we arrived and saw the big screen TV with the Wii Gaming Station... we had lots of fun entertaining ourselves playing games when it was raining outside. The cabin is literally right in front of the Skykomish River, and such a beautiful sound when you're sitting on the porch. Great views, and only about 25 minutes away from Stevens. All the amenities were great - we had everything we needed, all kitchen supplies for cooking were there... the furniture was comfortable, and there were plenty of indoor activities (games, movies, books, magazines) and things you could do if the weather was crummy outside. There were some houses in the area that appeared to be a little run down, but everyone we ran into was super friendly - seems like a great little mountain community. The owner was very helpful, answered all our questions, and made the overall logistics experience easy (directions, instructions, rental responsibilities, key, etc.). I would definitely recommend this rental property to friends and family (oh wait, I already have)... Since the cabin is only 2 bedrooms, it would be ideal for a couple wanting a romantic getaway, or two couples looking for some adventure - great for summer or winter, or a small family, seems like it sleeps 4 most comfortably. We're actually going back to Index in June to go river rafting for my birthday with Outdoor Adventures (walking distance from the cabin) - they seemed great when we stopped by to chat and get some information. I would definitely recommend checking them out! We would love to stay here again!

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