History of The Retreat

The surrounding area of the home was used in the filming of the TV series "Northern Exposure" and the pine wood window frames are made from material from "Northern Exposure", "Sleepless in Seattle", and contain a few items you may recognize while visiting. The Log Cabin Home was built in 1993 by Mike Herman (owner) for himself and his family to live in.

Mike and his ex-wife (a Colombian woman) discovered a little girl when they were visiting family in Colombia. The baby was born with a congenital heart condition. Overcoming many struggles and road blocks, they were able to bring this little girl back to the states to have surgery and receive the medical care she needed. Mike and his family eventually ended up adopting this little girl whom they named Tatiana and called Tati.

Tati was blessed and grew to be a young woman. She loved this house and spent the remainder of her short life enjoying its peace and beauty. She spent lots of time walking the gardens and watching the wildlife. The home created a sanctuary for her and brought much joy to her spirit. While here Tati loved to do creative art and quilting. You will notice her first and only quilt with its story displayed to honor her in the dining room, and rocks she painted in the kitchen. Tati passed away in 2012 at the age of 20 due to complications with her heart condition.

Once Tati passed Mike wanted to share this lovely log cabin home with many others with the hope it would bring the same peace and joy as it did to Tati. The spirit of nature, the love of art and enjoyment of life lives on in this home along with the gentleness of who she was.

Our mission is to create an atmosphere where people can come and enjoy good company, relax and even be creative. Creating a location that is perfect for small groups of co-workers, friends, and families to escape from the busyness of everyday life. Our hope is people will remember their time at The Cabin for years to come!


Beautifully handcrafted log home nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains between Duvall, Snohomish and Monroe, Washington. Just 30 minutes from all major cities and points of interest. Whether you are looking for a day, week, or weekend retreat, this fully furnished cabin is sure to accommodate a comfortable and fun getaway.


Located on five acres, with walking trails, seasonal fire pit for those nights of gathering around a fire, and a large custom crafted barbecue and picnic table that will accommodate any size group. Wrap-around decks give opportunity to take in the view of hand designed and maintained flower gardens, along with the wildlife and woods. Open spaces and unique landscape allow for lots of outside interactions.


Three gas fireplaces bring warmth and coziness to the home, leaving one calm and relaxed for being creative. The large fully furnished kitchen and dining area were created with entertaining in mind; just plan your menu and bring your food. For those looking to host company meetings, business and recreational retreats, holiday gatherings, there is a large great room. This room is perfect for a work space for crafters and group presentations of all kinds.

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