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A Log Cabin in the Woods


Property Details

Updated: Oct 17, 2016

Lost River Cabin is a rustic log cabin located in the beautiful and picturesque Methow Valley in north central Washington State. The cabin is minutes from the North Cascades National Park and Pasayten Wilderness. The cabin is situated on an acre and issurrounded by tall pines - privacy plus! Lost River cabin is situated 20 miles west of the town of Winthrop.

The cabin has two bedrooms (queen/full), a spacious loft with deck, a full kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room.

The cabin is completely outfitted for your comfort. Just bring your personal belongings and food and you're set for a great get away.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Heidi,

We had a great time at the cabin. We were greated by 2 bucks who lounged near the hammock most of the afternoon. We were disappointed we weren't able to see any airplanes land, but enjoyed walking around the landing strip. I hope we left the place in order.

Steve & Katie
Jul 2010
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12 Reviews

based on 12 traveler reviews


Love at first sight

  • 4 of 5

This is very lovely cabin in great condition in a very beautiful area. It is quiet and the stars are amazing at night. The guest book revealed that some guests have been renting this cabin for their vacations for 30 years!!! We (me and my husband and two kids 5 and 7) stayed for 7 nights and enjoyed this place very much. The living area is cozy. The kids enjoyed watching Nick Jr on cable TV. We enjoyed the cabin's DVD selection as well. The kitchen is well equipped. We had canned and microwaved foods and frozen pizza that we baked in the oven. There is a gas stove (I think) but we didn't want to bother with cooking. The dishes and utensils are in great shape. The bathroom is clean and adequate. The kids took the upstairs loft queen bed and my husband and I took the downstairs full bed. There is adequate storage and closet space. The washing machine and dryer are clean and functional and I appreciate the cabin's well stocked household detergents and towels and paper products and even found a bottle of permethrin spray when a wasp invaded the cabin. Once a moth came into the cabin when we left the door open and it was dark outside. Other than that, we didn't see any mosquitoes or other insects. There is no cell phone signal but the Internet/Wifi is great and I used Skype to call my voice mail to check messages. The cabin truly has everything you need except for food and gear for your outdoors activities. Would definitely stay here again if we return.

By the way the cabin is located at the northern end of the Methow Valley and there is plenty to do there. The general store/gas station is 6-7 miles away and it is a beautiful establishment with a cafe and ready-made sandwiches you can take for your day out and a great selection of organic produce and frozen items. There is a nice souvenir section too. There is hiking and biking and horseback riding in the summer (and crosscountry skiing in the winter I assume). We drove up Hart's Pass (the highest road in Washington) and that was not for the faint of heart (great views all the way up and down. It was one-lane, unpaved, winding and without guardrails.) We were also able to drive from our cabin to the Mt. Baker area, the Cascade River Road, Chelan and Leavenworth. It is a very good base camp for a family vacation in the North Cascades.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good overall with some caveats

  • 4 of 5

The cabin itself was fantastic. Very relaxing and close enough to Slate Peak to make a nice little day trip. Unfortunately there were also a few issues. The grill was filthy and caked with grease, to the point that when we tried to use it the grease caught on fire and we needed to use baking soda to put it out. We cleaned the grill ourselves for the sake of future guests because it's a safety issue and we'd hate to see a fire. Lastly, there was a used tampon applicator on the bathroom counter next to the sink---definitely not something you'd want to find upon arrival. (Perhaps left by the cleaning crew?) Other than those two issues the stay was awesome and we would return. Lovely area and the cabin was quite comfortable and beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want to express my sincere apologies to our guest who experienced the aforementioned cleaning issues. I will share this review with our housekeeper and make any necessary changes so that this does not happen again. I take the cleanliness of our cabin very seriously and want all guests to be pleased upon their arrival and during their stay. Any issues during your stay, I encourage any guest to contact us immediately either by phone or email.
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it was quiet and exactly as the description said

  • 4 of 5

It was exactly what we were expecting from the pictures. There were more neighbours then we thought there would be. But it was still nice. Get the groceries in Winthrop, as the Mazama store was quite expensive. The beds were comfortable. And Ginger "the canyon" dog came every day to visit.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was located close to the sno park so we could ride our snowmobiles right to the mountain. Not alot of parking for our trucks and trailers was the only issue but we figured it out. The cabin is cozy and has everything you need. Location is beautiful. We will definitely stay there agian!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A rural gem in the North Cascades!

  • 5 of 5

Lost River Cabin is a delightful, cozy retreat (and pet-friendly!!). With the surrounding wilderness, access to Winthrop and proximity to trail heads, it is an ideal place to unwind and experience some adventure. The cabin is immaculate and the kitchen is well-stocked. The wood burning fireplace adds an elemental ambiance to an atmosphere that already promotes a relaxed 'down-shifting' mode. The owners are superior hosts; gracious, friendly and always accommodating.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I had a great weekend of relaxation and fun starting with a beautiful drive over the North Cascades highway. We went on a 3 mile hike in the misty rain to some falls and then had a delicious dinner at Mazama Country Inn. That cabin was cozy and warm with the wood burning stove and all the amenities we could ask for. I would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We always wanted a cabin in which to share with family and friends. It's in a great recreation area of Washington state and it is quite different from our primary home. We enjoy the outdoors, the sunny weather, and the beauty of all four seasons.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Biking, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, hunting, horseback riding,

swimming, golfing, boating, rafting, kayaking, sightseeing, wildlife

viewing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, downhill skiing,

sledding, skating, snow shoeing �

Cross Country Skiing Enthusiasts: The Methow Valley is known as one

of the best skiing areas in North America. The Methow Valley has

over 200 km of trails, excellent snow conditions, world-class

terrain, elevations ranging from 1800 to 4000 ft, and expert

grooming. This is a very popular attraction so make your

reservations early.

Conveniently located next to outdoor adventures, you can walk to the

many trails of the Okanogan National Forest for hiking and mountain

biking, or snowmobile to the Yellow Jacket sno-park from the front

door. It's only 3 miles to the nearby MVSTA cross-country ski trails.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $90

3 night minimum for holiday weekend
Check In Time is 3:00 PM
Check Out Time is 11:00 AM

Rates subject to change without notice
Please ask about our off season specials

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Property Type

  • cabin


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 1300 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Queen bed in loft.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double, Full bed in main floor bedroom.


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Hammock (summer use) Airstrip access for small plane enthusiasts.

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