The Taneum Cabin is located in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, approximately 20 miles from Ellensburg, Washington. The cabin is available for reservation from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, offering guests a wonderful setting for recreation and relaxation. The cabin is accessible by car and provides many of the same comforts of home. Guests only need to bring a few of their own amenities for an enjoyable stay.
Guests at Taneum Cabin will find that the cabin is in a prime location for hiking, fishing, horseback riding and mountain biking in summer. Off-road vehicles, particularly motorbikes, share nearby trails with hikers and mountain bikers.
Anglers will enjoy casting a line into Taneum Creek near the cabin. The creek is not particularly big, but flows through Forest Service lands, providing good opportunities for catching fair-sized trout in June and July.
Amenities include a heater, lights, refrigerator and range, all powered by propane. Propane is provided. The kitchen is supplied with cooking utensils and cookware. A wood stove provides heat for the cabin. An inside bathroom with a sink, flush toilet and shower are available. Outdoors, guests can enjoy relaxing outside at a picnic table or around a campfire ring. Wood is not supplied for the wood stove or the outdoor campfire ring. Guests should bring sleeping bags, towels, dish soap, matches, a first aid kit, toilet paper, garbage bags and an additional light source. All trash and food must be packed out, there is a dumpster outside the cabin. Guests are expected to clean the cabin before leaving.
The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is defined by its diverse landscapes, boasting high, glaciated alpine peaks, lush valleys of old-growth forest and rugged shrub-steppe country.
Nestled in pine and cottonwood along Taneum Creek, the area surrounding the cabin is home to abundant wildlife, including deer, squirrels and migratory birds.
Hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and off-road vehicle trails are all available within 5 miles of the cabin.
ADA Access: N
Very pretty area outside of Thorp. Campground is primative, pit toilets, but does have water and garbage. Unfortunately, the site is closed from Labor Day through Memorial Day. Also, there is a concrete ford to cross Taneum creek to get in to the site. Depending on water levels and the kind of vehicle or trailer you have, it might be difficult to navigate.
I’ve encountered an array of wildlife (grouse, beavers, elk) around Taneum Campground and love it. Higher up in the hills can get pretty windy but the area is beautiful to explore.