If you are in search of a getaway with abundant outdoor access, Gold Bar has everything you need. Kayakers and climbers love the nearby roaring waters and granite peaks, while the small-town charm offers respite to guests seeking solitude.
Tucked along the banks of the Skykomish River and near the untamed wilderness of the Cascade Mountains, Gold Bar is perfect for a quintessential Pacific Northwest vacation. Close to both majestic scenery and larger cities, our Gold Bar vacation rentals offer something for everyone. Seattle is only an hour’s drive west for a perfect day trip—peruse art museums and the iconic Pike Place Market, or try some local seafood and craft beer. If you’re looking for something more quaint, Leavenworth is just an hour and 20 minutes east of Gold Bar. Tourists flock to the village to experience its Bavarian-style architecture and proximity to ski resorts.
If you’d prefer to stick closer to your Gold Bar vacation home, activity abounds—and it’s no wonder the town is nicknamed the “Gateway to the Cascades.” The nearby Wallace Falls State Park features hiking trails that meander towards gorgeous lakes and waterfalls characteristic of the Pacific Northwest. Spend a day exploring the moss-covered forests located just minutes from our Gold Bar cabin rentals, before returning home to relax with your fireplace or hot tub.
For adventure-seekers, the nearby town of Index is home to the largest whitewater rapids in Washington. Local companies offer advanced rafters the thrill ride of a lifetime. The area is also a rock climber’s paradise, boasting one of the densest concentrations of granite climbing routes in the United States. In July, visitors are given a taste of local flavor with the annual Gold Dust Days Heritage Festival. The event features music and dance performances, a street fair, parade, and craft vendors.
Whether you’re in search of relaxation amid tranquil mountains, or the outdoor adventure of a lifetime, our Gold Bar vacation rentals offer something for everyone.