O'Neill Cabin - a rustic reclaimed retreat


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  1. 5 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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You’ll love it because its a private, boutique, reclaimed, 1950's fishing hot tub cabin with 4.5 acres to play in the woods, on the grass field, around your firepit , and in the river. The covered hot tub is perched over the river set in an old horse barn. We proudly donate portions of guest proceeds to The Sierra Club, Forterra (saved Lake Serene Trail), WTA, and The Tulalip Foundation.

The space
This newly-updated fishing cabin built in the 1950s is begging for you to come relax, unplug, and let your stresses float away on the North Fork of the Skykomish River. Take a soak in the covered hot tub perched over the river and gaze upon the famous Index Town Wall as bald eagles look for steelhead in the waters below.

The cabin features a custom kitchen counter top made from reclaimed Teredo Clam Wood boards and river boulders. There is a full sized fridge, apartment sized range, retro microwave, coffee maker, and selection of all the basic kitchen supplies. Grill your favorite dish on the Webber propane BBQ after a long day on the slopes - Steven’s Pass Ski Area is 30 minutes away - or hiking, fishing, or tubing on the wild river.

The master suite is donned with reclaimed wood walls, a full sized bed, and a brand new 40" TV & smart Blueray/DVD player. The connecting bathroom has a custom stone rain shower, including a river cobble stripe with a 50 million year old fish fossil smiling at you while hot water beats down on your head. The second sleeping area is in the common living room and is outfitted with a queen sized bed and a twin sleeper sofa (linens, mattress cover, and pillow in side table, comforter in wicker basket if needed).

This property (The Pietsch Pit) is gated and is THE last house on the secluded dirt road. If you want to get away and unplug this is truly a spot for you. Located steps from the river you will follow the fishing trail down to the world famous Skykomish to fish for Steelhead (WA State Fish) and Dolly Varden trout in the honey hole directly in front of the cabin! The river can be a little cold, but no worries -- jump into your private, covered hot tub to soak away the chill and hash over your battles with the Steelhead that you and your friends are about to enjoy.

The hot tub is perched under a log structure formerly used to store horse supplies, like hay and feed. It faces the great Index Town Wall, which attracts rock climbers from all over the world. This sheer granite cliff is part of the Index Granite Batholith which also hosts hang gliders who are brave enough to test old man gravity! Soak your bones in your private tub while you try to spot a climber halfway up the wall and turn down the bubbles so you can listen to the soothing hum of the river below.

The property sits on an acre field of grass with dozens of evergreen trees scattered about. Kick a ball, throw a Frisbee, play croquet, or toss a horse shoe in the custom cedar log pits. Run freely in the fields of the Tire Swing Cabin and don’t forget to have a fire in the river boulder fire pit riverside.

The town of Index is 0.2 miles away by foot or car; only 2 rapids by kayak! There is a general store in Index with basic supplies, wine, and beer, but most significant grocery runs we do in Monroe, WA, about 20 minutes west, toward Seattle.

In town, be sure to check out the Outdoor Adventure Center. They offer world class rafting and kayaking, serve an amazing selection of great micro brews (mainly in 22oz size), and have big TVs that often are tuned to the Seahawks on game day. There is also a small, but notable, gift shop in town called Ellie & Clarence, featuring works by local artists. In fact, they have a selection of the jewelry that I make! They are open Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm.

This is a unique property at the end of a road, 30 minutes from Stevens Pass Ski area, and steps from one of the last wild rivers in this country. We hope that you enjoy your stay!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Beach access
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace

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Where you’ll be

Index, Washington, United States

Index is located in the western foothills of the Cascade Mountains; the summit of Mount Index is located 3 miles (4.8 km) south of the town. The Index Town Walls, granite cliffs up to 500 feet (150 m) high, are located on the northern edge of the town. These walls are popularly used for rock climbing, offering a variety of high-quality cracks for this purpose. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2), all of it land.

Index is located on the North Fork Skykomish River, just above its confluence with the main channel of the Skykomish River. The Skykomish River's Sunset Falls, a nearly 300-foot-long (91 m) granite chute that drops some 100 feet (30 m), is located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the town (on the South Fork Skykomish River).[citation needed] In December 1980, the Skykomish River flooded the town and destroyed eight homes.

The town is located 1 mile (1.6 km) north of US Highway 2, approximately 25 miles (40 km) west of Stevens Pass. The BNSF railroad, formerly the Great Northern Railway, runs through the middle of the town. Index was once an important stop for the mining (particularly Monte Cristo and Galena) and timber activities north of its location.

Hosted by Nick

  1. Joined in July 2016
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My wife Nassim and I bought properties in Index WA in 2010. We enjoy the river, mountains, and woods with our two children. In total, we have five unique cabins on our property that we call The Pietsch Pit. It is our pleasure to host you.

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Check-in: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
Pets are allowed

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $300

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