Plan Your Cabin Trip

One of the best things about WAC membership is historic Guye Cabin at Snoqualmie Pass. The jewel of the 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!

Guye Cabin is open to Active Members and their Guests (It is not open to the general public)

All members and guests must be fully vaccinated including booster against COVID-19. Stay home if you have any flu or cold symptoms or have been exposed. The WAC’s COVID-19 policies here.

Guye Cabin is non hosted so all Users are responsible for opening, closing, maintenance and cleaning. There is a chore list.

To stay you must be a current member, guest, or PCT hiker
Just email Mike Mahanay for questions etc

Guye Cabin is open weekends for ski season and during the week days for Airbnb style stays. Bring the family and friends! If you have completed the Guye Cabin Facility Training you can open and use the Cabin anytime.

Fees are required for both day and overnight use on a daily basis. Pay your fees online. (fee is required for inside or outside use)

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 isolate, celebrate a retreat, seminar, camp, birthday, wedding, anniversary, reunion, or other special event?

Whatever your needs, 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 60 bunks, in women’s, men’s, all-gender/family dormitories, the Cabin can accommodate a large group. Our warm and cozy Fireplace Room is perfect for quiet reading, puzzles, conversation, and playing games. Chess is always a favorite. Guye Cabin has an outstanding library of outdoor literature and guides. Kids of all ages will find plenty of entertainment inside and out.

What Guye Cabin is not

It’s not a cheap place to stay for Summit employees, or the Best Western. We don’t have maid service, a janitor, your mom, or employees. It is not a pub or flophouse. It is not a daycare.

It’s a historic rustic Lodge for active members and their guests only with dorm sleeping (unheated) in bunks in your sleeping bag. All members and guests (including kids) are required to pitch in and help clean and maintain the Cabin and grounds. That keeps it affordable and also keeps out people just looking for a cheap hotel. 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, our community, and 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 immediately after your meal. Put away all the clean dishes.

Things to Know

The Cabin is non-hosted.

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 ( we have seen bears, coyotes, bobcats, elk and deer), falling trees, deep snow packs, tree wells, cornices, ice, and extreme weather conditions.

Bunks have mattresses. Guests are asked to provide their own sleeping bags, bedding and pillows. The sleeping areas are not heated, so a 20 degree sleeping bag or better is recommended in the winter. Bring a pillow, extra blanket, flashlight, and ear plugs if you are a light sleeper or not used to a dormitory.

Guye Cabin is a community establishment. Please be respectful of those around you. Be kind and help out. Children must be supervised by parents or guardians at all times while in the Cabin or on the Cabin property. and food should only be eaten in the Dining Room. Pets are okay by reservation. Bring a treat to share!

Quiet hours are from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Remember, you’ll hike, climb, ski, and think 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, and dig out the path in the winter. Restock the firewood on the Rec Room and Kitchen. Take all the trash and recycles home with you. Ask the day’s host or an experienced person specifically what you can do to help. You can’t do too much. Want to learn more about Guye Cabin? Just contact Mike for a tour and/or training. (please allow 1.5 hours)

Smoking, vaping, drugs, alcoholic beverages, drunkeness, firearms, tvs, dvd players, and amplified sound devices are prohibited.

Directions to the Cabin

See this page for detailed directions and maps.

Winter Parking Procedures

We have about 10 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. Sahalie are our good friends so welcome and chat with them.
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!
All WAC cars must have decal displayed on the front drivers side or on the dash. Please have your guests park at the far N end of the Sahalie side.

During ski season- The snow plow could come at any time. Keep the cars together, and move them away from where he might plow. Plowing is very hit or miss during the weekdays. Especially about storms. Wave and thank the snowplow operators.

When you arrive at Guye Cabin

First thing- Sign the Register and Cabin Log Book how long you are staying, what you are doing etc.
Pay your fees online. Day users inside or outside must pay day use fees.

Introduce yourself to everyone.

Check with the Cabin Host and plan to do your chores – sweeping, vacuuming, sanitizing, you’ll find something!
(Winter- shoveling snow off the stairs- front and back, digging out the windows, improving the path, etc.)

Please follow the rules while at the Cabin. quiet time 9 pm to 7 am, eat and drink only in the dining room and kitchen )

Before you leave restock firewood, clean a room of the Cabin so it is even nicer than you found it. Leave no Trace! Sanitize, sweep and mop a floor. Take the recycles, compost and trash home. (There is no garbage service)

More information

If you have questions about Guye Cabin please e-mail Mike Mahanay: