Tye Haus is a wildly popular “A Frame” cabin that you can Airbnb. It sits on the Tye river in the Skykomish, WA and is just minutes away from Stevens Pass ski resort area and tons of hidden gem hiking trails.
This has been a bucket list destination for Kyle and I since we stumbled upon the beautiful photos on their Instagram page. Kyle just so happened to be on their site checking out dates when a weekend in January had just popped open as available so we had to jump on it!
We flew into Seattle, rented a 4 wheel drive SUV (for the snow) and spent an evening there, woke up to grab breakfast and groceries and headed towards the Cascades.
High Steel Bridge
After taking a pit stop for lunch at The Iron Rabbit in Olympia, we stopped by the High Steel Bridge to get some drone shots.
This massive steel bridge spans the Skokomish river and offers some moody views of the famous Washington fog. Not too far away is the infamous Vance Creek Bridge that is actually closing down.
This snowing hike to Barclay Lake was a dream! It was about two miles through the trees until it opened up to the lake with some stunning view of the mountains.
There was a light snowfall while we hiked which made for a unique experience. I am sure this is just as beautiful in the summer and fall and would be a great place to fish and camp.
After hiking all day we drove into Skykomish, WA and ate at the cafe at Cascadia Inn. Their soup of the day was lentil soup which was perfect for warming up after hiking in the snow. The views were stunning and we enjoyed watching a man skateboard up and down the road while his dog chased him.
Tye Haus is a cute “A Frame” cabin nestled in the Skykomish forest.
It is the perfect getaway for couples or small families since it’s an open concept with a bedroom loft up the stairs, small kitchen, one bathroom and living room.
A hot tub was installed just before our stay so of course we had to experience a hot soak on a cold winter day. There is also a fire pit for the warmer nights.
There are several games in the cabin and Kyle and I played lots of Yahtzee while warming up by the fire.
A huge collection of DVD’s and Netflix are available if you want to end the day snuggled up under the blanket. We had New Girl playing in the background most of our stay.
A unique piece in the cabin was journals of all the memories and past visitors had left. It was fun to write our note right before we left.
Foss River Train Trestle
The Foss River Trail Trestle sits basically in the back yard of Tye Haus. A pit stop here before you check into the cabin or stopping by at some point during your stay is a must.
Our first morning at Tye Haus we woke up to snow and it was fun to see the cabin and the train trestle blanketed in the fluffiest white snow.
The trains are timed perfectly so you know when to expect one and it’s fun to photograph.
A drive through the popular ski resort Steven’s Pass was a sight to see in the winter. The roads are snow covered so if you’re driving through in the winter you will need to have four wheel drive and snow tires/chains.
We didn’t do any skiing and enjoyed a perfect afternoon driving around taking in the views.
A popular stop along the highway at Steven’s Pass is eating at the 59’er Diner. It’s straight out of the 1950’s and a fun place to eat. I got the loaded baked potato and Kyle ordered a chicken philly with no bun. Their famous milkshakes were tempting and I’m sure they’re a popular item in the summer.
After driving through Steven’s Pass we kept going to check out Lake Wenatchee. There are tons of hiking trails and activities to do during the summer and fall so with all of the snow we just walked down to check out the snowy lake.
If you’re into winter activities, there were snowshoeing trails around the lake.
We could have kept going to see the cute Bavarian town of Leavenworth but it would have added an extra 45 minutes to our drive back to Tye Haus. We will be going to visit Leavenworth in the future for sure!
It was hard saying goodbye to a cozy weekend in the cabin. A visit here or to another one of Tye River Cabin Co.’s cabins is in our future.