April 2012 - Remodeled the stairwell going to Whispering Water’s loft by removing part of the solid wall that had been between the sitting area and the stairs, allowing more light and openness in the stairwell. Added a handrail for safety. Looks good, too, with rustic twig balusters.
4/2012 Replaced the failed windows in Mountain View’s living room (the ones that looked “dirty”). Now the beautiful view of Mt Baring is unmarred by cloudy windows.
6/2012 Purchased the lot at the corner of 640th Lane and Index Creek Rd, providing more privacy for Whispering Waters guests.
10/12 The Baring Store is under new ownership. Jimmy makes great pies – best blackberry pie I’ve ever had. Prime rib dinner every Saturday night 5pm.
2/13 Sky Cabins has two sets of snow shoes & treking poles available with no charge. Snow shoeing is easy and no other equipments needed except a pair of warm boots that keep the snow out.
2/13 New sofa at Whispering Waters romantic getaway cabin. The sofa has two built-in recliners – great for watching the new smart TV and Netflix on demand.
9/30/13 First snow on mountain tops – about a month early.
11/16/13 First snow of the season in Baring - about 1″. Stevens Pass Ski/Snowboard area opens today. Winter is here ! Go to www.StevensPass.com for current info. $50 lift ticket vouchers available with cabin stay.
Nov 2013 – Electric fireplace now in Sky Beach Cabin. It has a realistic looking flame with glowing logs and embers. Perfect for a rainy or snowy evening.
June 14 – Improved 5Mbps WiFi at Mountain View and Sky Beach Cabin. Netflix on demand & Pandora are now available on the main TV’s.
June 2014 – No longer accommodating dogs at Whispering Waters. A good alternative is Sky Beach Cabin. For those with allergies to dogs there may be some lingering allergens for a while, so Mountain View is the best choice for those with dog allergies.
July 2014 – Sky Cabins are on the west side of the Cascade Mountains, well away from the forest fires on the east side of the mountains. We hope that the fires will be contained soon.
There is a stage I burn ban due to much of the firefighting equipment being used for the forest fires on the east side of the Cascade Mountains. However, thanks to the recent rain the fire danger in this area is low and currently small camp fires are allowed.
Lower midweek rates start after Labor Day.