2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Private Home With Hot Tub
David Meier/Lynn Chamberlain
About David Meier/Lynn Chamberlain
Having pretty much grown up in the Skykomish Valley, I, David, moved to the cabin in 1976 and eventually purchased the property in 1978. A Cabin On The Sky is not just a business for me, it has also been my home and that pride of ownership shows throughout the property. I have operated A Cabin On The Sky as a vacation rental since 2002. Lynn and I met, here in Index, in the late 1970's, fell in love and eventually married. We currently reside a few blocks from the cabin with our canine companion Charlie. We both have extensive experience in the hospitality business in that Lynn worked as a flight attendant for Alaska Airlines for many years and we operated A Stone's Throw B&B out of our home for ten years. We have recently re-opened our B&B after taking a hiatus for a few years. I worked in the timber industry for nearly 2 decades and after the sawmill closed in the early 1990's, I went back to school to become a cabinet maker. In addition to woodworking and remodeling, I also spend parts of my summer working as a Wildland Firefighter. Wearing these different hats allows me to live and work in this beautiful place. Lynn retired from the airlines and spends much of her time pursuing her interest in gardening and painting. We have hosted plein-aire artist workshops at the cabin and our home. We have traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Mexico and Europe and believe that Index is located in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Community is very important to us. I served in the local fire department as a volunteer and commissioner for nearly 20 years. I currently serve on the Boards of Directors for the Index Historical Society and the Friends Of Heybrook Ridge, a grassroots organization that saved over 100 acres from being clearcut and is now a county park. We open our homes to our guests with the hope that they can come away with a taste of the life we have found in this beautiful valley.
David Meier/Lynn Chamberlain purchased this Cabin in 1978
Why David Meier/Lynn Chamberlain chose Index
I spent the first 14 years of my life in North Dakota fantasizing about mountains, forests and clear flowing water. These things were only available to me through the books of Jack London and Saturday matinees. My family moved to Gold Bar, WA in 1967. Even as a high school kid I would drive up the valley to Index to truly be in the mountains, hiking the hillsides and camping along the river. There are few places like this and when I had the opportunity to move here I jumped at the chance. Lynn moved here in 1978 from the Bay Area in California, immediately impressed by the beauty of this valley. Index is a small community, but has a strong core of civic-minded folks that are sometimes the envy of other, much larger communities. We have friends and neighbors that we have known for over 35 years. The river valley and mountains were carved from glaciers and are what limits the growth of this village to what it is today. Few places are blessed with this much beauty.
What makes this Cabin unique
The views were what brought us here. A strong desire to create comfortable, personalized homes keeps us happy and calms our spirits. The cabin was a very modest residence when I purchased it and then, with a lot of hard work and imagination, transformed it into what it is today. That ethic continues to this day. We are continually thinking of ways to improve our guest's experience. The same can be said about our own home except you would multiply that by several factors. Even though Index is off the beaten path it is located whereby a person can make the jump over Steven's Pass to Eastern Washington and beyond (we often feel like just driving on to Montana. And sometimes do). It is also close enough to Seattle and the rest of the Puget Sound Area when we need a taste of art, culture, shopping and maybe a ferry ride to the San Juan Islands. An hour either way will take you to another world.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Hope you’ll let us come again!
My husband and I stayed at this wonderful property last year for 10 days and we loved it so much we went back this year for 2 full weeks! The sounds of the beautiful, rushing river will clear your mind & refresh your spirit. The house is surrounded by beautiful mountains and has everything you need for cooking & grilling. We spent almost every night sitting by the fire pit and then finished the night off in the hot tub. The furniture inside is very comfortable and you will get a great night's sleep in the beds. The fact that you can see, and practically hear, the river from every room in the house, well except the bathrooms, makes you love it even more. David is a great guy and will take care of anything you need. The small town of Index is great and about 30 minutes away are places to eat out and get groceries & shop. We heartily recommend this home to anyone wanting to relax and refresh. We're looking forward to future visits!
It is always humbling to me that folks will travel across the country, or even from a different continent, to stay at my home in this tiny town with a river running through it. Then, I look up at the mountains and am reminded at how truly beautiful this valley is. In many places, it would be a National Park. As it is, we are surrounded by Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, the Forks of the Sky State Park, Heybrook Ridge County Park, and our eastern horizon is comprised of peaks in the Wild Sky Wilderness Area.
Joy, I hope to see you all back in Index and thank you for taking such great care of my property. I sincerely appreciate it.
I cannot express how beautiful this cabin is. What a relaxing and gorgeous place. The river runs right behind the cabin and the sound of the water is the most soothing thing. I can't wait to hopefully return.
Thanks, so much, for your kind words and I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I do hope that you can find your way back up to the mountains and the sound of the river.
Amazing stay at Cabin in the Sky!
Had a wonderful time, beautiful property. Amazing view from the hot tub and so many things there for use.
I try to yhink of what might be useful and that would make my guest's stay more enjoyable. Towards that end, I recently did a partial remodel of the kitchen and added a dishwasher.
I hope that you will consider returning some day.
Beautiful Pacific Northwest
I just spent two weeks here and wish I had stayed for three! What a wonderful cabin in a beautiful place!!
The cabin has everything you could possibly need or want and the setting is breathtaking! Really enjoyed the hot tub and the firepit.
Soooo many incredible hikes right in the area and fun towns for daytrips. You will never be bored!
David and Lynne are fabulous hosts and are fonts of information about the area.
I can’t wait to return and share this magical place with my family!
So pleased to hear that you had swell vacation in our little valley town in this beautiful valley that was created by glaciers eons ago.
What they left behind are lots of vertical rock and other valleys and mountains to explore. I'm glad that you got out and did some exploring. Many folks that travel from afar use the cabin as a base for adventures that can be found locally, in the Puget Sound area, and over Stevens Pass to the drier eastern part of the state.
I hope you can find your way back someday.
Exactly what we were looking for!!!!
The pictures don't do it any justice. This cabin is perfect, quaint and has everything you'll need for your stay, even has a little store just up the street. There was nothing more relaxing then sitting by the fire with the river rushing just yards away. The cabin was especially clean, warming and welcoming. The beds we're amazingly comfortable!!! I got the opportunity to meet Dave the owner and let me tell you how genuine he is and excited to share his property with anyone. This was our first visit here but definitely won't be our last. Thank you Dave!!
Thanks, so much, for your kind words. I seldom get to meet my guests and I hope to see you all again sometime in the future.
A Cabin On The Sky is located in the North Fork of the Skykomish River Valley in the North Central Cascade Mountains. Index is surrounded by mountains, a river and various parks. The notable parks are: Forks of the Sky State Park, Heybrook Ridge County Park , the Mt. Baker/Snoqualmie National Forest & the Wild Sky Wilderness Area. The geological location lends itself to many outdoor activities. During the Spring and Summer months whitewater river rafting, with class IV-V rapids, draws folks from all over the country. There are rafting companies located in Index to serve you. Fishing is popular for some. Quiet roads for biking. There are many hiking trails in the area. Some of the more popular hikes are Wallace Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Lake Serene, Heybrook Ridge Lookout, Lake Dorothy, West Cady Ridge, Evergreen Mountain, Lookout Point and Barclay Lake, a hike that is suitable for kids. Just step outside the cabin doors. It doesn’t get any better than this.
The natural beauty of the area attracts photographers, plein-aire artists, songwriters and authors who stay with us throughout the year. A fun annual event is the Index Arts Festival, usually held in August, that celebrates music and the arts.
The Index Town Wall, just minutes away, is a well known mecca for the international rock climbing community. Index has been called the Yosemite of Washington State.
During the Autumn months an extra bonus is that we are just a bit more than an hour away from Leavenworth, WA and the beautiful drive over Stevens Pass to see the Fall colors. We are an excellent option for visiting that popular tourist destination without having to stay with all the crowds and high-priced accommodations that are associated with that.
The Winter months attract skiers and snowboarders that are headed to the slopes of Steven’s Pass Ski Area, about a 1/2 hour drive from Index.
Many of the attractions of Seattle and Puget Sound are within an hour or two from Index. Out of state guests find that A Cabin On The Sky is a great base for traveling west to the urban attractions of the greater Seattle area and for day trips to the more rural Eastern Washington attractions. Make a day of it and drive the Cascade Loop Trail that includes the stunning North Cascades Highway.
In addition to our many local guests and those from throughout the U.S., others have stayed with us from all around the world including Europe, South America, Canada, South Africa, Australia and China.
While all are welcome, our target group of the population are couples who are just looking for a peaceful, quiet place to relax and regroup in a beautiful setting. One couple has stayed with us 30 times, to date. Other repeat guests refer to A Cabin On The Sky as 'their place'. We have hosted many honeymooners, a small intimate wedding in the backyard and there have been a half dozen marriage proposals made at our cabin that we are aware of.
Whatever your desire, your stay here will be a memorable experience. Come and stay at this owner-maintained and cleaned home where you will feel hugged by the mountains and be whispered to sleep by the river.