The River House

‪444 Avenue a, Index


Over one hundred years old, this historic renovated tavern is a perfect blend of natural beauty and historic charm. Surrounded by the jagged snowcapped mountains, emerald flowing river, and magnificent granite cliffs, this venue lies peacefully along the banks of the pristine North Fork of the Skykomish River and overlooks Mount Index.
Hours may vary depending on the season.


Established in 2006.

Welcome to the beautiful water front venue known as the River House! This splendid rustic building was built in the late 1800’s and then renovated by the Corson family in 2006 in hopes to bring more people into the  exquisite town of Index, Washington. As the Corson family continued on in this adventurous restoration, they learned overtime that this town was not only a hub for their adventures but it also contained quite a bit of history and beauty.

“Outstanding all around! ”

A cold stormy winter night-cars pulled off in Index with HWY 2 open. The owners came and opened up this wonderfully lovely restaurant – provided food, drink, shelter and restrooms to all of us stranded travelers. The location, decor, food, music and owners were all wonderful in their own right. Grateful and we will be back!

Espresso Chalet

‪State Rt 2, Index, WA 98256

Contact person:  Mark & Sandy Klein

Phone: 360-793-7932

Physical address:  50000 SR2
Index, WA 98256

Mailing address: 49932 SR2
Gold Bar, WA 98251

At milepost 36, sits Highway 2’s longest running espresso stand with the most flavors and choices.  Huge selection of pastries, munchies, and ice cream novelties.  Come visit the 14 ft tall wooden carving of Harry Henderson from the movie “Harry and the Hendersons.”  Stop by to enjoy a gourmet hot or cold beverage in the scenic bigfoot park under giant spruce, cedar, and fir trees.  Watch snow slides on Mt Index and see them dump into lake Serene and on down to Bridal Veil Falls as it makes it’s way to the Skykomish River below.  We sell BigFoot souveniers, cups, and brochures,  BigFoot hair too.  Sports, family or event photography.


Sky Deli & Liquor

‪148 N 5th St, Skykomish


Sky Deli, nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains on Highway 2, in Skykomish, Washington, near the base of Stevens Pass, offers a wonderful array of foods and beverages.  Whether you are in the area for skiing, mountain biking, camping, hiking, train watching, bird watching, or just passing through, Sky Deli is a favorite stop for many.


The freshest ingredients are used to create delicious custom made sandwiches, mouth watering hot grilled paninis, salads, and soups.  Hand dipped ice cream is sold by the cup, in a cone, or as a milk shake – with or without shots of espresso.  Our delicious lattes are made from organic espresso beans that are handcrafted and fire roasted in small batches to protect and enhance the wonderful flavor.  Spirits, wines, and craft beers are available for purchase to enjoy off-site.  The Deli also provides a wide variety of snacks, drinks, and market items.



The Sky Deli team strives to produce the best quality eating experience for our guests!  Combined, the team represents over 60 years in the food industry, and are self-described lovers of good food.  We take great delight and care in all aspects of preparing and serving delicious food.

“Good Food, Quick Service”

Delicious sandwich prepared by the Deli. There is a small, 2 table, area on the porch for dining. They have a nice selection of drinks and chips available as well. Definitely worth a stop. 


Cascadia Inn

‪210 Railroad Ave., Skykomish, WA


Our cozy, 14 room historic inn has been welcoming guests to the Skykomish Valley since 1922. Set in the heart of the Cascade Mountains, the Cascadia Inn is the perfect weekend getaway for those that love the out-of-doors, watching trains, or just enjoying the relaxing pace of a small historic cascadia inn and hoteltown. All of our guests will be delighted to find that there is a place where life moves a little slower- and gives you time to explore, relax and revive.

At The Cascadia Inn we are committed to providing an atmosphere that encourages families and friends to interact and enjoy each others company! Our services remain affordable so that you have the opportunity to explore the majestic beauty of the Cascade Mountains, the Skykomish River and Stevens Pass Ski Area without breaking the bank.

“A good spot for a meal”

A nice menu in a pleasant place just off route 2. There’s an outside area with picnic tables for when the sun is shining.


Zeke’s Drive-In

‪44006 State Route 2, Gold Bar



Zeke's Drive In, Snohomish County, Washington - If you're lucky enough to be in the vicinity of Zeke's on highway 2, by all means, stop in for a bite! Bring your appetite and partake in juicy burgers, hand dipped onion rings and what might be the best blackberry milkshake on earth (they offer a dozen+ flavors).

“Fun and funky”

Zeke’s has been around for years. It’s a great stop on the way over the Cascades no matter which direction you are traveling. Their burgers, fries and thick shakes are fantastic! They offer a burger the size of a Frisbee! And the shakes are available in about 30 flavors. Patrons walk up to and pick up their orders from order…

Sultan Bakery

‪Hwy 2, Sultan


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“Great food huge portions!”

Stopped in for breakfast on our way to Stevens Pass to ski. Enjoyed everything we had from omelets, burritos, scrambles, pastries and coffee! Be warned the portions are huge! My husband and I split and still didn’t finish it all! Great service! Highly recommend!