As Labor Day weekend approaches and will quickly disappear into a fond summer memory, we wanted to take a look at homes that offer their own outdoor escape. Sure camping is great, glamping is better (depending on your outdoor adventure skillset), but what if you lived at home where the outdoors beckon on the other side of your door every day? Explore these four listings and imagine a long weekend spent in paradise.
On the Mountain
This is life on Snoqualmie Pass. An escape just 45 minutes from the city. Sure, in the winter you have easy access to four alpine ski areas, but don’t forget about the opportunities warm weather presents. Hike or fish right out your front door. A custom two-plus-bedroom retreat constructed in 2009 is located on an 18,295-square-foot lot featuring a year-round creek bordering the property. Expansive, inspiring mountain views at every turn and an entertainment-sized deck overlooking Coal Creek. Fantastic parking for owners and guests including a two-car garage and additional storage.
Beachcombing, kayaking, crabbing, and swimming are just steps from the front door. Swim with the whales as eagles soar above, and then relax at the firepit. This is where lifetime memories are made. This waterfront home is a private, no-bank estate with 180 feet of prime southwest-facing views on a tranquil pebble beach where you own the tidelands. A home you’ll want to rest in and a beach that longs to be explored.
Behold this rare property with over 400 feet of riverfront along the beautiful Dosewallips River. The custom-built home is situated on over 4.5 acres with gorgeous river views throughout. Where are you coming from and what will you need at this home perfect for the outdoor adventurer? There’s plenty of space for your boat, RV, and workshop. Enjoy the riverside patio and the “Nature Watch” outbuilding with a generous circular fireplace for endless entertaining. Open garden spaces and private wooded acres.
Urban Waterfront Escape
Incredible Lake Washington waterfront home nestled on 90 feet of coveted canal front with boat moorage in Newport Shores. Prominently sited at the base of Cascade Key, this magnificent residence embodies the beloved prairie style of architecture with an emphasis on nature, craftsmanship, and simplicity. Imagine waking to a morning paddle, boating to dinner, then coming home to watch the sun melt below the skyline with a glass of wine on your private patio. Newport Shores is an amazing community with events, a pool, play area, tennis, pickleball, sand volleyball, moorage, and a clubhouse.