In Disrepair, Bush House in Index is Being Renovated

In Disrepair, The Bush House in Index is Being Renovated Businessman hopes to reopen Bush House by summer INDEX — The historic Bush House has lost its grandeur and prestige over the past century. The 9,000-square-foot building has its windows covered and there’s a big hole in the first floor. Walls are missing. And it […]

Bush House Receives Grant Funds!

The Bush House is honored to receive a grant award this month from the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation. The grant, awarded at the WA Trust annual Holiday Party in Seattle on December 12th, provides $2,000 in funding for the restoration and replacement of several exterior doors for the 1898 hotel. This funding follows on […]

History Hotel: Bush House Inn Makes A Comeback In Index

By Chris Hendrickson, special to the Monroe Monitor The last of five hotels that once flourished in Index, the historic Bush House Inn is being brought back to life after a decade of neglect. As you cross the Skykomish coming into town, Bush House draws you in.  Sitting majestically at 308 Fifth St., the 9,000 […]

Outdoor Projects: The Garden Shed

Everything is undergoing a transformation around here! From a blooming garden, to 3rd floor window improvements, to the old shed renovation in the corner of the yard… spring has definitely arrived in Index! We are currently making updates to a small shed located next to the Caretaker’s Cottage in the back yard of the Bush […]

Bush House Inn Restaurant

The Bush House Inn is well known for many things – the views, the location, the people, and the FOOD! We know that many of you have a favorite menu item from back in the day and are eagerly anticipating the day you can come enjoy another delicious slice of cobbler with your friends, enjoy drinks […]

Gift Shop Now Open!

The Ellie & Clarence Gift Shop is now open for business! Formerly a garden and storage shed for the Bush House, this completely renovated building is now home to gifts and souvenirs crafted by local artisans. We invite you to stop in for a visit and to chat with some of our friendly and talented […]

A Porch For All Seasons!

It was a winter snowstorm several years ago that nearly ripped the Bush House Inn’s wrap-around porch right off the historic building. Ironically, it is a similar scene in Index, Washington this week as we begin construction on the new front porch – one that can certainly endure the beautiful and unpredictable winters of the Cascade Mountains. The […]

Bush House Memories!

The Bush House Inn’s historic make-over continues in preparation for another 100+ years as a treasured community gathering place! Throughout the renovation process we are constantly reminded of how special the Bush House is to so many people. If you have a favorite story or memory that you’d like to share, we’d love to hear […]

The Bush House Inn is Your Adventure Basecamp for Fall!

Index, WA With fewer cars on the road and fewer people on the trails, Fall is an excellent time for a hike in the mountains! Meet up with an adventurous friend for a quick weekend away and enjoy some truly PNW outdoor adventure! As the colors of Fall settle on the Skykomish River valley around the […]