Destinations :: Tye River Cabins in Skykomish, Washington

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Do mountain retreats get any more romantic than the classic A-frame cabin? These simple structures have been built all over the world in mountainous environments where they excel at shedding huge loads of winter snow. But their renewed popularity in modern culture can be attributed to more than just their weather resistance. Perhaps our affinity for A-frames is rooted in nostalgia: their timeless design or their association with America’s mid-century mountain leisure escapes. Maybe we just love the idea of a fortress in the woods where we can get away from it all. And who couldn’t use an escape these days?

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If it’s an escape that you are after, look no further than Tye River Cabin Co.’s 3 A-frames, located in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, tucked under shady groves of pine trees high on Stevens Pass in Washington state. The Tye Haus, Sky Haus, and Foss Haus are all named after local rivers and are located within close proximity to an almost limitless amount of hiking and other outdoor activities. If cold weather doesn’t dissuade you, a winter visit offers the additional benefits of local snowmobile rentals, dog sled adventures, snowshoeing, or a dip in the picturesque Scenic hot springs.

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When he's not publishing campervan content or gear reviews on ExPo, Matt Swartz is honing his paragliding skills, hiking a 14er, or exploring the backroads of Colorado. His love of travel has seen him bike across the United States, as well as explore more exotic destinations like the Amazon basin and Patagonia. Matt spent three years living in a 1964 RV with his partner, Amanda. He's worked as an Interpretive Ranger and Wildland Firefighter and his photography and writing has been published in Rova Magazine, the Leatherman blog, 'Hit The Road' by Gestalten Publishing, and Forbes.