Take a look inside the Bear Crossing a mountain log cabin located in Cle Elum, Washington. You and your loved ones can leave all your worries behind thanks to this peaceful log cabin in Washington’s stunning North Central Cascades. During your vacation stay, you’ll have a true sense of remoteness, along with plenty of natural beauty to enjoy, while you unplug and relax. This log home for seven is five miles from the nearest town, South Cle Elum. It’s easy enough to stop by for a meal at Smokey’s Bar-B-Que (though four-wheel drive and snow chains may be required during the wintertime), but with nothing other than pine trees and distant mountains surrounding the log home, you’ll feel serene and secluded. In the winter you can shake off the snow from a long day on the slopes and head inside.
Wood walls and ceiling beams, along with the crackle of the fireplace, create a rustic atmosphere that’s truly unique to authentic mountain log cabins. There’s no internet to distract you with stressful work emails, so take a seat with your family and friends on the living room’s leather couches and take in some DVDs and VHS tapes on the flatscreen TV. No pets are allowed at this log cabin vacation rental. Contrasting with the overall rustic theme of the log home is the kitchen, where you’ll find modern stainless steel appliances and a gas range. The breakfast bar for three is a great place to snack on some appetizers, before heading to the bench-style table near the door for the main course. You can enjoy your food near more log cabin memorabilia like a pair of crossed skis and a wood-carved coat rack, or head outside and dine under starlight by the outdoor fire. Wherever you eat, the dishwasher makes cleaning up quick and easy.
The cabin has three bedrooms that allow seven guests to stay in this log home, with a maximum of six adults. Head upstairs to find the main bedroom, featuring a king-size bed and another bedroom with a queen bed. The final bedroom has a twin-over-double bunk bed, perfect for kids. Each of the home’s two bathrooms let everyone get nice and refreshed in the mornings, whether it’s for playing a game of pool or heading out to explore.
South Cle Elum is a great place to pass the time, with small shops and restaurants waiting for you to visit. As peaceful as relaxing by the Yakima River can be, don’t get so lost in the gentle flow that you neglect the surrounding natural beauty. Activities in the area include skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, and more await at Snoqualmie Pass 29 miles to the north, with hiking trails available in the summertime.
In Cle Elum, you can return to nature with a guided horseback trail ride through the Washington Cascades. This is a relaxing and rewarding experience, perfect for people looking for an escape or families with adventurous kids. This is a truly unique Washington adventure, a horseback ride through Cle Elum backcountry offers a new perspective and a greater appreciation for the outdoors.
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