"Fantastic getaway. We just returned from a 2 night stay at Harmony Lodge secluded mountain cabin, and my only regret is that we didn't book a longer stay. It was so easy to relax in this rustic and charming cabin (and amazing that we were able to have our pup, Nelli, with us too). We brought our cribbage board and played for hours in front of the grand fireplace, I gazed out over the roaring river while my husband played his guitar, we cooked delicious meals on the awesome Direct Action stove and enjoyed the view from the comfort of the well kept and clean hot tub on the deck. There was a break in the rain where we were able to get out for a couple of hours and explore some of the well marked hiking trails leading up the mountain right from the property, and down to the river just below the cabin. Rita is very helpful and accommodating and was a pleasure to meet. Harmony Lodge feels like a well loved family cabin, and we can't wait to book another stay; we definitely recommend this place! " -Lisa (February 2015)
"Exceptional in every way. An incredibly beautiful setting and romantic vacation rental, comfortable, clean and well-maintained cabin. This is the perfect secluded place to escape into nature and enjoy the sounds of the river and the comfort of this beautiful cabin. It was a pleasure meeting Rita and Scott, who both made us feel very at home. I had first visited this cabin 30 years ago and it is still as magical as I remembered. A very special place." -Bill (November 2014) .
"A piece of heaven. You can't find a better setting in nature, having a beautiful creek, cool breezes, fresh air, and the complete isolation. Barbequed on the deck every night and it was awesome. A wonderful getaway from the reality that is everyday life." -Marcos and Carrie (August 2013)
"Perfect. What a wonderful relaxing experience. It was the best way to spend our honeymoon. " -Kristie (June 2012)
"I believe this story needs to be told. When I first contacted Rita I was still in Afghanistan and she was willing to work with me and not only that, she was very considerate and accommodating. I requested flowers for the cabin to make a romantic scene for my wife since I had been gone for two years. She went out of her way to ensure that the flowers were fresh and placed perfectly in order to create the atmosphere I was looking for. In fact, she had them delivered in from the next town over 20 miles away from her trusted florist. Rita's customer service is unmatched in this state. When we first entered the cabin she had the pellet stove going in order to take off the mountain chill. The scent of fresh burning wood filled the air.
This vacation rental reminded us of an old logging camp cabin with a rustic calm feel. I have rented six such cabins over the last two years and this was the FIRST one to actually achieve the 'as advertised' score in my book. We knew exactly what we wanted and Rita delivered exactly as promised. The cabin was immaculate and there were plenty of clean towels for the weekend.
The cabin is the only one that advertises privacy that has delivered on that promise. The seclusion and privacy are complete and total. There was no possibility of any kind of interruption for my wife and I. when we were sitting on the deck one afternoon, we were curled up in a big blanket reading a book when a family of otters swam into the river to play and see what we were doing. They apparently live under a large boulder which is directly across from the cabin.
If someone is capable enough for a real trail hiking adventure there are numerous trails into the woods that take you to the swimming hole as well as a waterfall. There is no limit to the adventures in the woods one can create for oneself. The trail leading down to the river takes you to the perfectly placed hammock. This was the most romantic and peaceful spot my wife and I have ever taken a holiday to.
I will tell everyone I know including my family and friends that this wonderful place is a must for a romantic getaway. I will ensure that their cabin gets on the list of places to visit in Washington at the travel office in Fort Lewis so more soldiers can get reacquainted with their wives after a stressful deployment. Thank you Rita for a perfect weekend."
-Captain (September 2011)
"My husband and I came here to relax and rejuvenate from daily struggles. All I can say is mission accomplished! Harmony Lodge was the perfect place for this. He and I love cabins and have been in a few over the years, but this is the first 'authentic' cabin we have stayed in and we really enjoyed ourselves. Thanks for allowing our dogs to come along, I know they appreciated it as well (smile)." -Cory and Jamie (February 2010)
"This place is such a gem. So close to home (Seattle) but it seems like you are a million miles away. This was a perfect place to reconnect with each other and nature. Thanks for making this a great place to spend our anniversary!!" -Jenny and Larry (July 2009)
"Thank you so much for providing this amazing retreat from the craziness of the city. It is amazing that such a place can exist merely an hour away. Thank God for the record snow that has been falling the entire time we are here. We so enjoyed being way from it all. This place reminded me of the simple joys of splitting wood and stoking a fire. Your stove is a beautiful thing which I hope others appreciate as much as I did during my time here. Snowshoeing was a blast. Will be back come summer to find the waterfall and explore the gold mine. Beautiful scenery. Beautiful lodge, and wonderful hosts! Thank you!!" -Chet (January 2008)
"First of all, allow us to thank you for this unforgettable place, sitting on the east side of the living room looking up at the majestic Baring mountain. You have a tendency to think that by extending your arm, you can reach it, not really. The west side view is indescribable, that gorgeous river running like its headed to a date. The northern star beams across the branches. The breathtaking view leaves you speechless. We had a good time. We are cherishing our stay and perhaps we will come back again." -Sid and Gail (March 2007)
"We found this cabin on the internet after many hours of searching. The pictures on the web site do not do it justice. It was everything we were looking for. We enjoyed many good barbeques. My husband said I will never barbeque in a more beautiful setting, and I agree. A cozy fire, movies and popcorn in the evening, hot tub and drinks. Life does not get any better!!!!" -Dave and Sabrina (August 2006)
"Thank you so much for this wonderful Eden!! Harmony Lodge and its surroundings are so idyllic, mother nature and God's gifts have given us the chance to forget about our everyday lives along with its stress. The view and the cottage take our breath away. The comfy bed and cozy wood burning fireplaces kept us snuggly warm on the cool crisp evening. The hot tub was inspiring. Thank you for making our dream vacation come true. Best place we have stayed so far, and we expect it be close to impossible to beat." -Rick and Chris (July 2005)
"We spend a lot of time at B&Bs and cabins around Puget Sound and consider ourselves experts on the best and worst. This now is one of our top two! The attention to detail is wonderful. We loved all the fireplaces, having a DVD player and the VHS is a real plus. The breathtaking view from both the cabin and the deck are unbelievable! Thank you so much for putting the hot tub where you did. I love being able to lie back and look at the creek roar by. And you can have the deck light on without being in the 'spotlight'. Most of all, thanks for allowing our dog to join us. It makes the memories all the sweeter. Thanks." -Terri and Dale (December 2004)