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The Bush House Inn is Your Adventure Basecamp for Fall!

Index, WA With fewer cars on the road and fewer people on the trails, Fall is an excellent time for a hike in the mountains! Meet up with an adventurous friend for a quick weekend away and enjoy some truly PNW outdoor adventure! As the colors of Fall settle on the Skykomish River valley around…

The Bush House is Open for Lodging! Perfect Mountain Retreat for Your Next Relaxing Getaway!

The 1898 Bush House Inn is a treasured place for many people throughout the Seattle area and beyond. Whether drawn to its historic roots as the last surviving hotel of the original five that served laborers during the turn-of-the-century boom days of mining, logging, and railroad-building, or from a personal connection to one of the…

A Porch For All Seasons!

It was a winter snowstorm several years ago that nearly ripped the Bush House Inn’s wrap-around porch right off the historic building. Ironically, it is a similar scene in Index, Washington this week as we begin construction on the new front porch – one that can certainly endure the beautiful and unpredictable winters of the Cascade Mountains. The…

Gift Shop Now Open!

The Ellie & Clarence Gift Shop is now open for business! Formerly a garden and storage shed for the Bush House, this completely renovated building is now home to gifts and souvenirs crafted by local artisans. We invite you to stop in for a visit and to chat with some of our friendly and talented…

Outdoor Projects: The Garden Shed

Everything is undergoing a transformation around here! From a blooming garden, to 3rd floor window improvements, to the old shed renovation in the corner of the yard… spring has definitely arrived in Index! We are currently making updates to a small shed located next to the Caretaker’s Cottage in the back yard of the Bush…

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