Timberlane Village - a Skykomish community

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Real Estate Agent with Brio Realty

Timberlane Village

As one drives past the city of Skykomish heading east along Highway 2 towards Stevens Pass, you enter the Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Just past the rangers station you would pass an inconspicuous road guarded by stone pillars on each side of the entrance.  You have just passed Timberlane Village - a very lucky Skykomish community tucked away in the midst of the Mt. Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest.

Log Cabin in Timberlane

This neighborhood belongs to the community of Skykomish.  It's a privately owned hideaway for people who like skiing at Steven Pass Ski area in the winter or enjoy a cabin along side the Tye River in the summer.  Hiking trails abound in the area.  There are several types of buildings in there ranging from log cabins to A frames.  Timberlane Village a true country hideaway.

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Just thought you should know...

For the past 25 years I have been skiing at Stevens' Pass and have stopped many, many times at your towns' Chevron station just off the highway. On 12/8/07 I stopped there with my family to purchase sodas and use the restroom on our way to a 1 day retreat. When I approched the elderly man behind the counter for a restroom key I was read the riot act and he called me names. Taken aback by his tirade I was speechless. Having no idea where this obtuse individual was going with his soapbox, I had not a uttered a sound. He then asked if I understood English. Lucky for me that I teach secondary Language Arts class thus I responded,"I do indeed understand English and you are rude." As I left the building his words continued to berate me as I reached the door. I did not do or say anything to provoke such behavior. I believe this old man to be bipolar and is off his meds. My husband suggests that his wife ran off with his best friend and that his dog just plain ran off. My family of 6 will not be back to the small town of Skykomish again whether to stay at the local hotel, B&B, or purchase deli sandwiches next door, nor will many of our friends and other family members. I will certainly use that old man as the butt of many holiday jokes to come.

Dec 15, 2007 10:31 AM #1
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Lulu
When I read this, I had to laugh!!  i lived in Skykomish when I was younger, maybe 25 years ago.  Some things never change, and that is why I am no longer there!!  Maybe stopping at the Chevron station was the problem.........  But where else was there to stop?!?!  You probably would have been better off at the Forest Service a few miles north of town!
Jan 31, 2008 09:31 AM #2
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SR

It's kind of strange for me to read the comment... It's like saying that the whole town of Seattle is bad because I argued with this bum on the street. So what? Is this an indication of the whole town?

 

Of course this doesn't justify the "elderly man"'s actions, but maybe he indeed had a bad day. But to generalize this on the whole town... common, let's not act like children.

Nov 03, 2008 08:48 AM #3
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Bruce Ching
Brio Realty - Woodinville, WA

SR,  You are right, thanks for visiting my blog. 

Bruce

Nov 03, 2008 04:51 PM #4
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James

I've come to believe that all people living on rivers are crazy.

Nov 23, 2008 04:12 AM #5
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Julie

I was also verbally assaulted by this imbalanced clown yesterday.

 

We needed gas before going over the pass so we were filling up when my 6 year old said he needed to use the facilities. So we went in and I asked "Do you have a restroom?" and the attack began. He immediately said "your tax dollars DO NOT pay for my bathroom, go to one your tax dollars pay for!" and continued his rude tirade about how he tells 700 people a day the same thing and that I can get my ass off his premises, all in front of my little boy. this guy is an absolute crazy idiot who needs a new line of work.

Left a really bad taste in my mouth but I do feel sorry for the people that live amongst this loose cannon, and feel sorry for him as he is obviously mentally ill, in my humble opinion.

May 29, 2009 02:32 AM #6
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Frankie

How about you Citiots get over yourselves and realize WE, around Skykomish area...DO NOT LIKE YOU. We have a right to be rude and there is a larger issue at-hand. WE live where we live to avoid follish tree-hugging hippies such as yourselves. Stay in the city. If you need something, plan ahead and quit complaining, you horse's arses!!!!!!!

 

Of course people will be rude to you. When we go to the the land of the Citiots, you all treat eachother like crap...so how about you expect the same when you come to our community acting all high and mighty! Learn to "use facilities in the woods" .... HA HA HA HA

Jun 24, 2010 09:02 AM #7
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Ed

We've had the same experience with the a-hole in the Skykomish gas station berating us for asking if there was a restroom. That was probably back in 2006 and we haven't been back... Until a few weeks ago. The guys working there were nice. Maybe it's changed ownership in the last few years? Anyways, we've been to other establishments in Skykomish (deli, hotel) and the people are always nice at those places.

Jan 14, 2013 02:46 AM #8
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