We all need a vacation. Nay, we all deserve a vacation at this point. I’m not even going to explain beyond that, because I can already see you nodding your head in agreement. Here is my (not) extensive list of hideaway stays that I am day dreaming of for this summer.
Located near Goat Creek, I can already feel myself drifting to sleep while listening to the rushing water. With a king-size bed, two-person shower with FOUR body sprays, private hot tub and central skylight, this is the kind of cabin that relaxation dreams are made of.
Nestled in the forest, you’re bound to not hear anyone around — which after spending so much time on my own might seem like a strange thing to highlight – but being surrounded by nature has a larger appeal right now.
2. This Vintage Cabin on Vashon Island
There is such a unique charm to Vashon Island. If you haven’t been, it’s hard to put your finger on just what makes it so cool. The first time I ever had a tomato straight from the vine was on Vashon, changing my life forever. But on to the cabin, it’s another secluded staycation location. Ten acres of woodland surround this vintage cabin, and it’s even dog- and kid-friendly (which is honestly the same thing, isn’t it).
It can sleep up to four people, with a queen and two twin-sized beds. What appeals to me about this cabin is the glamping style. Complete with a composting toilet, wood-burning stove, fire pit with grill and even a barbecue, you’ll get the full camping experience but will still be able to shower after a long day of hanging out.
3. Let’s go to: Maple Falls!
In my mind I hike more than I actually do, which is why this pet-friendly cabin in Maple Falls calls to me. Located near Mount Baker-Snoqualmie Forest, you can’t get any closer to hiking trails. Being so close to the trails makes it that much easier to just get out and wander around, without the stress of having to find parking.
This cabin sleeps up to five guests, with three bedrooms. Complete with a gas fireplace, TV, and fully equipped kitchen, it is truly a staycation destination. If the weather is on my side, I imagine taking my meals under their gazebo while cozied up with a good book.
And let’s not forget the private hot tub on site either!
Let’s switch things up and go full-off grid tiny cabin style. Nestled in the woods, next to the Cedar River Trail, guests (meaning me) would have full access to biking, hiking, and other fun outdoor activities like taking a nap in the sun. What I love about this cabin is that there is enough space on the property for guests to pitch a tent or two to enjoy time with friends or family.
Complete with a fire pit (wood on site for sale), parking on site, and a picnic table – this is a great location to get started in glamping if you’ve never been camping. I will note there is no shower on site, but honestly who hasn’t gone a few days in between showers in the last year? This site is also pet-friendly!
5. Index, Washington – have you been?
Timber Creek Cabin is situated on three private riverfront acres (talk about a selling point), with access to walking trails, large fire pit, orchard and riverfront lawn. This is a great stay for those (again, meaning me) who want to bring friends or family along as they have three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
“Historic charm” is how they describe themselves, and we couldn’t agree more. Wood-beamed ceilings, old stone fireplace but also a washer & dryer – I’m thinking this is a great place for a week-long stay with my kids! Complete with views of Mt.Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, upstairs and downstairs for privacy, spacious dining area, tire swing and a generous amount of outdoor seating… sign me up! Oh, and how could I forget access to the river right out the door!
There it is folks, five places I am dreaming of staying this summer. Where’s your favorite cabin or staycation spot in Washington? We want to hear from you in the comments below!