Goose Prairie- #1 In My Top 10 Places To Visit in Washington State

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Seattle in my (biased) opinion is the best place in the world to live.  There are several reasons why I believe this but the main reason I love Seattle is because you are 2-3 hours away from thousands of unique things to do.

This is the first blog in a series I titled "My Top 10 Places To Visit In Seattle". With out further ado.

#1: Goose Prairie, WA

One of my favorite spots to visit in the summer is my family's old rustic cabin located in secluded Goose Prairie, Washington.  The cabin has been in our family for over 100 years and is the perfect place to go "off the grid" and enjoy the beauty of Nature.  

You know the cabin is in a good location when I look forward to part of the drive just as much as actually arriving to our destination.  For those who have never driven over Chinook Pass I highly recommend it.  It has some of the best views of the Cascade Mountains and passes by the most photographed place in Washington the epic Lake Tipsoo.

Photo Was Taken At Lake Tipsoo

Photo Was Taken At Lake Tipsoo While Driving Back From The Cabin With A group Of Friends For My Birthday

As for the cabin itself It was built in the early 1900's by Paul Bunyon and a group of sasquatches that he found in the woods and trained how to use a hammer and saw.  After hours of blood sweat and beers the cabin that we call home was finally finished.  



The Cabin

The cabin has a kitchen, a large rec room and a sleeping porch that faces the river.  

View from the sleeping porch

Goose Prairie is a highlight of every summer thus making it one of my top 10 places to visit in Washington.

Comments (4)

Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Hi Jeff, this sounds like a place my wife speaks so fondly of. Her family used to spend summers along the river in a small cabin just over the pass from Lake Tipsoo on the way to Yakima. 

Sep 11, 2012 08:43 AM
Jeff Downs
ActiveRain - Seattle, WA

Hello Adrian, that sounds like we are talking about the same exact place for sure!  I am curious if she had a spot close as there are only a select number of cabins in the area.  Ask her if she was close to the Boy Scout camp.  If so, then the places were definitely real close!

Sep 11, 2012 08:54 AM
Harmony Moua
Seattle, WA

Jeff-These are such great pictures. You do such a great job of looking good in pictures! Oh, the scenery behind you is nice too =)

Nov 09, 2012 08:55 AM
Andy G

Looks like a fun place!!

Dec 01, 2017 06:34 PM