South Fork Cabin: A Unique PNW Getaway In The Cascade Mountains

Post Summary: Our South Fork Cabin Stay (And Tons of Pictures!)

Have you ever dreamed of retreating to the mountains, sipping coffee on the porch, and never returning to normal life?

Berty and I are right there with you. With busy days (and traffic!) in Seattle, a mountain retreat is almost a necessity. This is why we were so ecstatic to discover South Fork Cabin, a cabin rental in Washington tucked away in the Cascade Mountains.

In this post, we’re sharing a little bit about our experience with one of the most unique places to visit in the Northwest! South Fork Cabin is an adventure-hub for mountain activities and is accessible year-round. Keep reading to see more pictures of this amazing Washington state retreat!

South Fork Cabin - Baring, Washington -

South Fork Cabin: A Unique PNW Getaway In The Cascade Mountains

These days it seems that Pacific Northwest cabins are dominating the internet, Instagram and Pinterest alike. These Pacific Northwest cabins, log cabins, and secluded getaways are all popular for good reason – their woodsy aesthetic and cozy vibes are almost irresistible in the constant drizzle of the PNW.

Lately, we have been doing some research on amazing cabins in Washington state, and we’re on the hunt to share with you the best of the best! Berty and I are so happy to introduce you to South Fork Cabin in this post, and a little bit about how we made the most of our fun weekend trip from Seattle here. If you’re looking for unique places to visit in the Northwest, keep reading!

(psssst, keep reading and we’ll share how you can stay here too!)

A Little Bit About South Fork Cabin…

South Fork Cabin is owned by an adorable family who has launched their personal abode on Airbnb! They are listing their beautiful riverside retreat as a cabin rental in Washington state for people who want to get away from the big city and soak up some fresh mountain air.

If you want to stay here for a dreamy weekend, here’s $40 off your first rental on Airbnb

For an overview, here are some of the cool features of South Fork Cabin:

  • Big Backyard Porch: A perfect place for sipping your morning coffee and watching the sunset.
  • Outdoor Fire Pit: To gather around with friends and roast s’ mores in the evening.
  • Room for 6 People: Includes an upstairs loft with 2 queen size beds and one private room.
  • Located on the South Fork/Skykomish River: Perfect for a private river swim or kayaking adventure.
  • Easy Driving Distances To Stevens Pass Mountain ResortLake Wenatchee, and more.

Our Weekend Plans At South Fork Cabin

When we stayed at South Fork Cabin, Berty and I had just come back from a whirlwind adventure in Banff and Jasper National Park. We were ready to take it easy and relax! We had filled the fridge with food, packed several board games, and of course, brought good coffee for those extra slow cabin mornings on the back porch.

We wanted to spend a few days relaxing but also wanted to check out some hikes in the Pacific Northwest. We loved the location of South Fork Cabin because it provided us with the perfect balance of seclusion and accessibility to trailheads, lakes, and rivers.

Read More: Check out this hidden hot spring only a short drive away from South Fork Cabin!

We spent some time lazily sitting by the river and listening to the sounds of summer. Berty and I are usually always on the go, so it was such a refreshing break to have time to spend relaxing in the Pacific Northwest.

South Fork Cabin Hammock -

After a while, we decided to build a fire and enjoy the warmth of the fire. South Fork Cabin has a shed on the side of the house to store firewood. We were happy to have such an easy supply of wood to use during our stay!

South Fork Cabin - Cameron chopping wood -

Pacific Northwest Cabin Interiors: Inside The South Fork Cabin

Our first impression of South Fork Cabin can be summed up in three words: Bright, clean, and simple. (Kind of like the Oregon Coast Modern cabin in Manzanita!)

For sleeping situations, there is a cozy loft space with two queen-sized beds and a private room with another queen size bed, sleeping six people total. There is one large bathroom shared across the entire cabin, with a stand-up shower and plenty of towels available. 

This is the perfect cabin rental for families or a close group of friends that don’t mind being close while sleeping.

Read More: How to pack for a cabin weekend

South Fork Cabin Upstairs Bedroom Interior - Emily Mandagie

The kitchen is an open-concept space with an L-shaped counter. It comes with a dishwasher, a small stove, sink, and a refrigerator on the opposite wall. South Fork Cabin provides all the necessary dishes and tools to cook delicious meals from scratch. We highly suggest picking up your own groceries and spending some time cooking with your friends!

Walking distance away from the kitchen is a small table that seats 4. It sits right next to a large window that overlooks the backyard and South Fork River, and it’s also within easy access to the sliding doors for the outside wrap-around porch.

Is South Fork Cabin a stop on your PNW road trip? Read our easy-make camping meals in this post. 

Berty Mandagie in South Fork Cabin Kitchen -
Emily Mandagie setting dining room table
Kitchen shelves at South Fork Cabin -

The living room includes a large sectional, a DVD player, some movies, and a wood-fired stove for those cold cabin nights. In this part of the cabin, the a-frame extends all the way to the ceiling which brings in tons of light.

For an extra cozy feel, we recommend bringing your own movies to watch, lighting a fire, and enjoying this cozy area of South Fork Cabin. We came in the summertime, but we can only imagine how cozy it must feel in the winter!

Want to cozy up and dream of your next adventure? Read Our Bucket List For The Pacific Northwest

South Fork Cabin Interior - Wood burning stove
South Fork Cabin - Livingroom Interior -
South Fork Cabin Interior Front Door -

*One important detail to mention is that there is currently no internet available here. This is due to the lack of lines and services available for the area, but as time goes on, I believe this element will change. Berty and I had plans to work on our computers, but we just had to shift our focus and be forced to spend time off-screen for the weekend. (Which in hindsight was so good for us!)

Around The Exterior Of South Fork Cabin

In the backyard, there is an outdoor fire pit that overlooks the adjacent river. A picnic table sits off to the side and a beautiful yard is available for anything from picnics to pick up football games. On the opposite side of the lawn is a covered shed with red outdoor Adirondack chairs and plenty of firewood.

Attached to the cabin is a wrap-around porch on two sides, perfect for sipping your morning coffee and watching the river flow by on a nice day.

Ready to chill? Here’s how we make coffee when we travel.

South Fork Cabin Exterior - Outdoor fire pit by the river
Front porch perspective

Jumping In The Skykomish/South Fork River

One of the unique things about South Fork Cabin is its location on the South Fork-Skykomish River. The cabin is situated right along the river, which gives visitors an easy way to take a fun summer break.

This beach access was perfect for a cold dip. We all dared each other to jump in the cold water and quickly ran to warm back up around the outdoor fire pit.

Want another nearby swimming hole? Check our Lake Wenatchee’s iconic waterfront!

Jumping into the South Fork River - Washington
Jumping into the South Fork River
Berty Mandagie at South Fork Cabin
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Warming up by the fire
Warming up by the fire

The Best Part About South Fork Cabin? You Can Stay Here Too!

Berty and I are already wanting a trip back to this adorable cabin ourselves, and we’re so happy that it’s now on Airbnb! You can find their listing here, and if it’s your first time booking with Airbnb, click here to get $40 off your first reservation!

South Fork Cabin Exterior at Night

Why Should You Book At Cabin Rental In Washington?

We believe everyone needs a break from their everyday routine. Going somewhere new (instead of just staying in your own place) gives you the ability to separate from the mundane, and refresh your mind with something new!

Here are some of our favorite getaways in the Pacific Northwest to soak up some good nature and beautiful surroundings:

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5 thoughts on “South Fork Cabin: A Unique PNW Getaway In The Cascade Mountains

  1. That firepit! I love finding great cabins close for hiking, it makes getting a good start on the trails so much easier!

  2. These are fantastic photos. I love all the beautiful places to get away in the PNW!

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