Treehouse on the Skykomish in Gold Bar, Washington
Highway 2 in the small settlement of Green Water Meadows, Barb's
Skyriverhaven offers a beautiful experience of the Pacific
Northwest. Enter through the wisteria and clematis archway to find a
sturdy stairway leading up to Barb's little tree house yurt settled
12 ft up in 3 Douglas Fir trees. For even more complete privacy, you
could climb the ladder from your little porch up another 13 feet to
the Eagle Nest Box, (4'x6'x8') push up the trap door and climb in
for a gorgeous view and complete privacy for reading, writing, or
meditation. A great sleeping place for extra young people. Wi Fi and
electricity for your convenience.
Barb has a wide
variety of books on many subjects for loan. She also offers a unique
Yoga/Tai Chi experience on her deck at sunrise or sunset. $25 for a
couple, $10 each additional person.
Great, wholesome home-cooked breakfast served on the deck are
included. Vegan and Vegetarian preferences considered. For quiet
reading and visiting, enjoy the porch swing under the Pink Dogwood
tree. Swimming at our private beach, Steelhead fishing in season and
horseback riding right across the river at the renowned Skyland
Ranch. World famous Zeke's Drive-In 5 minutes away. Sultan Bakery
for yummy treats and great breakfasts (20 minutes). Sultan has great
Snow adventures at Stevens Pass 30 minutes East through the
Cascades. Snowmobiles and skis for rent right in Gold Bar. Wonderful
hiking trails: Wallace Falls, Bridal Veil and Lake Serene. Also Iron
Goat trail along original old railway bed. Index offers great
climbing opportunities and is uniquely precious. (20 minutes East)
Kayaking and river rafting in spring, summer and into the fall. Full
service grocery store and gas station in Gold Bar (10 minutes away).
Lots to do, lots to see, lots of the peace and quiet of trees and
mountains, river and sky.
Other Things to Note
Skyriverhaven is family friendly. Barb has welcomed families with
children willing to sleep in sleeping bags on the floor of the tree
house. Also, teen agers have slept in sleeping bags in the Eagle
Nest Box. Also there is a small guest room with a single bed in
Barb's cabin, right across from the bathroom for a grandparent.
There is now also an optional sleeping area in the cabana, an area
covered but open on all sides - sort of like glorified camping. : )
Recently Barb has added two great hammocks - one under the tree
house, one in the cabana. Fun to nap in, read or just chat. The one
under the tree house holds two people.
There are several churches around the area. Also great 12 Step
Recovery meetings - one which meets in a 700 lb teepee close by.
Barb also offers 12 step counseling (no extra charge) and a
counseling process called Focusing (Eugene Gendlin, Univ. of
Chicago). $25/session. Barb has a great little Roland Piano for your
and her enjoyment. It's digital, so can be played quietly. Musical
instruments (guitars, flutes, etc) are welcome.
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