The Bush House guest rooms and event spaces are ready to host you! Support the completion of the Bakery and Restaurant by pre-purchasing a delicious Blackberry Cobbler.
Open for Lodging!
Thank you for your patience, our newly renovated guest rooms are now available to host you! Book your visit at the beautifully restored Bush House Inn! View Rooms
Modern conveniences with vintage charm. Our thoughtful renovation included important updates to provide you with a restful lodging experience, while maintaining the character and charm of the original 1898 structure. Some of these features include new windows with safety locks, in-floor radiant heating, fire sprinklers, a lift to provide easy access to the guestrooms and event spaces, new bathroom fixtures and tile, and ceiling fans in the bedrooms.
The interior updates also include refinished hardwood floors in the guest rooms, repairs to the woodworking and freshly painted walls, updated and expanded bathrooms, new carpeting, a new hardwood dance floor, and so much more! We’ve also updated the furnishings with beautiful, functional pieces, added room-darkening curtains, cozy bedding, USB charging ports in each room, and other thoughtful touches to help make your stay comfortable and memorable!
The Bush House Inn has always been a community treasure – where locals gather for coffee and events, and where guests enjoy comfortable lodging and meals in a friendly and relaxed environment. Thank you for your patience as we renovate the Bush House and eagerly anticipate another 100+ years!
Renovations and updates are near completion and final detailing is underway.
Help us fund the bakery by pre-ordering a delicious sweetheart Bush House Blackberry or Peach Cobbler, made from the historic recipe… with a twist! Help the Bush House Bakery get up and running so we can turn out delicious baked goods for you everyday! Tell your friends, and help us pre-sell 1,000 desserts in June! Buy A Cobbler Today!
BUSH HOUSE SAVED & THE RESTORATION PROJECT IS WELL UNDERWAY!
The historic Bush House Inn, was saved from collapse by new owners in January 2012, has unveiled a multi-phase renovation plan that will restore the historic Bush House as a vibrant business. Upon completion of the project, the building will re-open as an inn and restaurant, returning to its previous glory as a gathering spot for the community and a popular destination for travelers wanting to escape with a step back in time.
The three story building has been closed since 2001 and has been plagued by age, weather, and vandalism. The sale of the property earlier this year came as a welcome surprise to local residents who feared they had lost another local iconic structure. The new owners, who are Index residents, have just completed renovations on another community icon; the Index Tavern, now known as The River House; an Outdoor Adventure Center for rafting and family recreation.
“The Bush House is a Pacific Northwest treasure and maintaining its status as a Washington historic place in an important component of the project.” said Blair Corson. “Since 1898 this building has played a significant role in Index’s economy, and we believe it can do that again.” Several photographs of the building taken in the early 1900’s have been located and are being used to ensure that the building retains its original appearance, and local historians are assisting in the design process.