10 autumn vacation rentals near Seattle, WA

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A cabin near a lake

This Skagit county getaway has lakeside amenities.

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Fantasizing about cool, crisp autumn mornings during another heat wave? We all are.

To make those daydreams a reality, now’s the time to book a cozy little fall escape before all the good vacation rentals get snatched up. Here are some recs based on what we know are quality-assured leaf-peeping locations.

Snoqualmie Pass

Spacious cabin with fireplace | $307 per night | Sleeps eight
You can bring the whole crew to this spacious, yet snuggly cabin. Comes with a fancy schmancy hot tub, an office (for booking your next vacation), a crackling fireplace, and 180° views of the surrounding forest.

Small Timbers riverfront home | $224 per night | Sleeps two
Looking to maximize those “Virgin River” vibes? Light up the firepit and gaze across the Skykomish River at the grand Cascade mountains — the fall colors will accent the view beautifully.

The Islands

Dog-friendly home overlooking the bay | $255 per night | Sleeps four
Sit on the waterfront porch, let Fido run around the fenced-in backyard, roast some marshmallows, and wave to the folks across the bay on Whidbey Island.

Cottage overlooking the Saratoga Passage | $192 per night | Sleeps two
Cook up some pumpkin concoctions in the gourmet kitchen + gaze at a 180° view of the Saratoga Passage on the second floor of this intimate, art-filled cottage.

Cute sunset hideaway with firepit | $136 per night | Sleeps two
Check out the peekaboo water view of the beach, surround yourself with towering trees on the furnished patio + sit under the lanterns, while warming up with the outdoor fire pit in this beach-themed home.

Skagit County

Private lakehouse | $275 per night | Sleeps four
Umm, okay, we’ve seen very few lakes quite as opalescent + beautiful as this one (show off) that you’ll get entirely to yourself. Take a dip for us and send pics of your stunning autumnal view so we can live vicariously through your adventures.

Stump House at Sunray Shire | $88 per night | Sleeps three
It’s hard to get closer to nature than spending the night in a “stump.” This woodsy escape looks just like a fantasy with its own hiking trails, apple orchard, and tons of sculptural art across the nine-acre property.

Stunning guest home on the water | $243 per night | Sleeps two
The entire back wall is made up entirely of windows overlooking Deception Pass, so fall color viewing and orca spotting will be an absolute ocean breeze.

Mt. Rainier

Creek-Front Chalet | $184 per night | Sleeps three
9/10 leaf lovers agree that fall colors look better from the warmth of a fresh bubble bath. The other expert just likes a good, covered front porch — which this listing also has.

Chipmunk cabin | $167 per night | Sleeps six
If the charming country vibes don’t put you in the pumpkin spicey spirit, the five-minute walk to the Cowlitz River and short drives from A+ hiking trails will definitely do it.

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