April 2012 – Remodeled the stairwell going to Whispering Water’s loft by removing part of the solid wall, allowing more light in the stairwell. Added a handrail for safety. Looks good, too, with rustic twig balusters.
6/2012 Purchased the lot at the corner of 640th Lane and Index Creek Rd, providing more privacy for Whispering Waters.
2/13 Sky Cabins has complimentary use of two sets of snow shoes and treking poles-email or text to reserve. Snow shoeing is easy and no other equipment needed except warm boots to keep the snow out. When the snow level is low (1000ft or below), nearby forest service roads are great for snowshoeing and many have great views.
Nov 2013 – Electric fireplace now in Sky Beach Cabin. It has a nice looking flame with glowing logs and embers. Perfect for a rainy or snowy evening.
June 2014 – Improved 5Mbps WiFi at Sky Beach Cabin. Netflix & Pandora now available on the living room TV. Whispering Waters has 12 Mbps WiFi.
October 2014 – No longer accommodating dogs at Whispering Waters. Sky Beach Cabin remains dog friendly with an additional charge of $20/dog/night with multiple night/ multiple dog discounts.
10/2014 New quiet stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher at Sky Beach Cabin.
11/14 New Lazy Boy reclining sofa at Whispering Waters romantic getaway cabin. Great for relaxing while watching the smart TV with Netflix or listening to romantic music on Pandora.
1/14/15 Roof added over Sky Beach Cabin’s hot tub, providing a more pleasurable hot tub experience during the rainy season.
2/15 Log king headboard and cedar wood bedside drawer units at Sky Beach Cabin – looks great!
5/15 New, quiet refrigerator in Whispering Waters.
9/15 King bed in Whispering Waters’ loft. Queen bed replaced full in downstairs bedroom.
Local massage therapist available in Skykomish, or she will come to the cabin. DeLana Slone 425-760-4154, or go to her website
12/17/15 – More great snow piling up at Stevens Pass. Looks like it’s going to be a great ski season. Book your Stevens Pass rental cabin – midweek days available in January and February at discounted midweek rate. Stevens Pass ski vouchers $50+tax with cabin rental.
12/25/15 – It’s a white Christmas at Whispering Waters rental cabin!
1/16/16 – Happy New Year. Continues to snow at Stevens Pass – great skiing! Get there early on weekends as parking lots are filling by 9:30am. Go to www.StevensPass.com for current info.
4/30/16 Whispering Waters’s hot tub is currently covered with an umbrella for the rainy days and nights. The roof will be replaced in the fall.
5/27/16 The Baring Store has reopened after being closed for 20 months. In addition to basic groceries and snacks, the new owner, Terry, will be serving breakfast and lunch daily.
July 2016 – Early fall ? Due to the 90 degree days in April and cool rainy weather in July, it appears that the maple tree leaves are falling about three months sooner than normal.
August 2016 – Fishing season on Skykomish River is closing earlier than normal this year http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01818/2016-17_puget_sound_coast.pdf (pg 40). Fishing no longer allowed after August 31 until it reopens for white fish December 1.