1932 – “The cabin will be known as Guye Cabin due to its proximity to Guye Peak. It is owned by ye Washington Alpine Club of Seattle. A variegated group of bathers, card sharks, lounge lizards, cats, mountain climbers and skiers.”
Guye Cabin is open only to current active members of the Washington Alpine Club and their guests.
One of the best things about WAC membership is historic Guye Cabin on Snoqualmie Pass. The jewel of the WA Alpine Club, the Cabin serves as the focal point for many Club classes, activities, and gatherings. First built in 1932, it has been expanded over the years to become a wonderful rustic mountain lodge. It has easy access to all the summit ski areas, the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area, the Pacific Crest Trail, and is a popular meeting place for members year round!
The Rustic Comfort of a Mountain Lodge
Are you looking for a quiet, secluded mountain retreat to get away from the hectic pace of the City? Are you looking for a few comforts after a day of climbing, hiking, skiing, or biking? Do you need a special place to celebrate a retreat, seminar, class, camp, birthday, wedding, anniversary, reunion, or other special event?
You will find the perfect year-round hideaway in the rustic comfort of Guye Cabin, located in the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest at 3,000’ on Snoqualmie Pass, with views of Guye Peak, Kendall Peak, Denny Mountain, and Snoqualmie Mountain.
With 76 bunks, in women’s, men’s, and coed dormitories the Cabin can accommodate a large group. Our warm and cozy Fireplace Room is perfect for quiet reading, conversation, or playing games. Chess is always a favorite. Guye Cabin has an outstanding library of outdoor literature and guides.
What Guye Cabin is not
It’s not a cheap place to stay or housing for Summit employees, or the Best Western. We don’t have maid service, a janitor or employees. It is not a flophouse. It is not a daycare. You are responsible for all the chores you would do at home every day! We are a community of friends and family that participate in the Club.
It’s a historic rustic Lodge for active members and their guests only with dorm sleeping in bunks in your sleeping bag. All members and guests (including kids) are required to pitch in and help clean and maintain the Cabin. That keeps it affordable and builds community. We are a mountain family home away from home. What ties us together is our willingness to work to maintain what we have been given; the love of the outdoors and enjoying it with our friends.
Guye Cabin is hostel style. We have a full kitchen with electric stove, two microwaves, refrigerator, and a complete set of dishes, pots, pans, and cups. Just bring your own food, and prepare it at your leisure. We have a three cycle sink dishwasher. Just clean up after your meal. Put away clean dishes.
Things to Know
Guye Cabin is open to all current active Washington Alpine Club members and their guests.
Alcohol, drugs, vaping and smoking are not allowed in the Cabin, nor anywhere on the WAC property.
The Cabin is non-hosted. It is open during weekends in the winter during ski season. Guye Cabin is not available Mon-Thurs (Holidays & special events excluded) in the winter except by special arrangement. During the summer plan on attending scheduled events or coming during PCT days.
Parents are responsible for their children. Please watch them at all times inside and outside the Cabin. Snoqualmie Pass is a wilderness mountain environment. There are wild animals, falling trees, ice, deep snow packs, tree wells, cornices, and extreme weather conditions.
Bunks have cushy mattresses. Guests provide their own sleeping bags, bedding and pillows. Use only one bunk. (stuff on the floor) The sleeping areas are not heated, so a 20 degree sleeping bag or better is recommended in the winter. Bring a pillow, extra blanket, headlight, and ear plugs if you are a light sleeper or not used to a dormitory. Do not turn the light on when others are sleeping.
Guye Cabin is a community establishment. Please be respectful of those around you. Children must be supervised by parents or guardians at all times while in the Cabin or on the Cabin property. No running in the Cabin, and food should only be eaten in the Dining Room. Pets, smoking, vaping, drugs, alcoholic beverages, firearms, tvs, dvd players, and amplified sound devices are prohibited.
Quiet hours are from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Remember, you’ll hike, climb, and ski better with a good nights sleep!
Everyone must help to keep the Cabin and the grounds clean. Ask what you can do! Shovel both the front and back stairs, the fire hydrant, pump house, and dig out the path in the winter. Take all the trash and recycles home with you. Ask the day’s host or a regular specifically what you can do to help. You can’t do too much.
Plenty of room for cars, trailers, rv’s
Winter Parking Procedures
We only have about 20 spaces in our new parking area off the street. Once those spaces are filled we must park at the far North end of the Sahalie side of the road. It is not unusual to fill all our spaces.
Everyone needs to make sure the signs, cones, and tape are out each day. Everyone is responsible for our parking. Do not allow the public to park in our area! Parking Map
All WAC cars must have decal displayed on the front drivers side. Please have your guests park at the far N end of the Sahalie side or over at the Pass.
Friday morning the Summit will plow, so we must have the area cleared at that time.
Please contact Mike if you have questions, concerns, etc. firstname.lastname@example.org
When you arrive at Guye Cabin
Be sure to sign in the Cabin Log Book how long you are staying, what you are doing etc.
Pay your fees online- $20 for members, $25 for guests per night. Day use fees are posted at the Cabin.
Introduce yourself to everyone
Check with the Cabin Host and do your chores (such as shoveling snow off the stairs- front and back, digging out the windows, improving the path, etc.)
Please follow the rules while at the Cabin. Before you leave restock firewood, clean a room of the Cabin so it is even nicer than you found it, or sweep and mop a floor. Take the recycles, compostables and trash home. (There is no garbage service)
If you have questions about Guye Cabin please e-mail our Cabin Chair Mike Mahanay: email@example.com