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Vashon Island, Vashon, King County, Washington, 98070, United States
Starting at $150 per cabin per night
This rustic log cabin is set in a private 10-acre forest and is perfect for a romantic getaway on Vashon Island in Washington. Enjoy 10 acres of private Pacific NW forest by walking the trails or just sitting and enjoying the sounds of nature. Nearby you can explore the Dockton Marine Park for boating and swimming. There are acres of hiking, mountain bike and horseback riding trails as well. The town of Vashon is quaint and fun, with many arts and community activities and some award-winning restaurants.
Unique Features: The hand-hewn log cabin was originally a “line cabin” on a huge ranch outside of Lincoln Montana in the 1880s. In the 1980s it was moved to Vashon, and the loft was added, which provides a lot of natural light inside. You must see one of the seven wonders of the world nearby, The bicycle in the tree, which is less than three miles from the downtown Vashon area. This small bicycle grew into the tree after a little boy left it in the woods during the 1950s. It is approximately seven feet off the ground and attracts a number of visitors annually.
Accommodations: You will enjoy the cozy log cabin with tons of character. Inside the luxury queen-size bed is ideal for couples, and the secluded location makes this ideal for couples. There is baseboard heat and a classic wood stove that helps keep things cozy. There is a composting toilet located next to the cabin.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the log cabin. It really is quite neat. The secluded island keeps things in perspective. Vashon Island today is a glimpse of what the Northwest was 30 years ago. Time has stood still for us. Vashon has remained a great, nature first community for one reason, they are surrounded by water and thus insulated from the fast paced, pave everything way people are living.
Dining: Guests can eat at the charming dining table on rainy days, or outside at the picnic table or on the spacious covered porch. Prepare delicious meals outside over the fire pit, grill, or camp stove. Inside the kitchen is equipped with a double electric hotplate, crockpot, microwave, coffee and tea makers, blender, cookware and dinnerware. There is a cold water sink inside.
Activities: People who want unusual Vashon Island things to do can spend the night at a lighthouse. Admire scenic views while you picnic at Point Robinson Park. Mount Rainier and Tacoma are visible close by from the beach. Walking trails wind through the woods. The Point Robinson Lighthouse is open for tours. Two bungalows at the lighthouse can be rented for a weekend or a week.
Spa & Fitness: There is no spa or fitness center on the property, but you might meander along the picturesque, wooded trails, stroll peaceful sandy beaches, browse the Vashon Farmers Market and perhaps do a little wine tasting. Or take part in everything from sailing and kayaking to hiking and biking in an atmosphere where the silence is often only interrupted by the sounds of the gulls and the water lapping the shore.
Location: Vashon is in King County, Washington. It covers an island alternately called Vashon Island or Vashon–Maury Island, the largest island in Puget Sound south of Admiralty Inlet. The population was 10,624 at the 2010 census and the size is 36.9 square miles. There is exploring, biking, motorcycling, horseback riding, tours and much, much more on the Island.
Closest Airport: Fly into Seattle, Washington or Tacoma. Vashon Island can be reached by taking a ferry from Seattle or Tacoma. It’s a 20 minute ferry ride from Seattle.
Children’s Programs: No. Although they welcome your children, they do not have any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: Yes. The cabin is for adults, plus a dog or two.
Weddings: No. They do not normally host weddings but they may by special request.
Meetings: No. They do not have the facilities to host large business meetings.
Extra Info: This a beautiful 10 acre forest, filled with Pacific NW natives, full grown Doug Fir, Alder, Madrone, Hemlock, Big Leaf Maple and the understory is lush with ferns, salal, wild blackberry and many other plants. Along with this established forest comes all the wildlife, from small birds to an abundance of deer seen almost daily, and occasional predators such as coyotes.