Cozy Rustic Retreat with Year Round Recreation


Entire guest house hosted by Tanya & Johan

4 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
Entire home
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Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Welcome to Elk Guesthouse at Welverdien [vel – fur – deen] Lodging, a well-deserved vacation retreat. Get away from the crowds and relax in rustic style accommodations layered with the comforts of home. Your 1-bedroom, 1-bath guesthouse sleeps 4 comfortably with a quaint kitchenette, outdoor fire pit and relaxing hot tub with plenty of parking. Only minutes from year-round recreation here along the scenic Lewis River highway, gateway to the majestic Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

The space
We have worked hard to create an amazing guest experience and we can’t wait to share it with you! Your guesthouse is fully furnished and stocked with all the basics you need to make your stay relaxing and comfortable. Enjoy sleeping on a comfy memory foam queen-size bed in your private bedroom. The sofa bed pulls out to a full-size bed and all the linens including a down alternative feather bed topper are tucked away in the storage chaise. There is a quaint kitchenette that includes a microwave, Instant-Pot, and two-burner hot plate for cooking. There is a walk-in shower and indoor eco-friendly Nature’s Head dry composting toilet (Wondering what kind of toilet this is? Not so sure about it? Don't worry we were too at first, but not to worry .... it's not so scary ;-) See more on the toilet below). Our main house is detached and close by but separated by a fence for your privacy and ours. Enjoy your morning coffee listening to the plethora of birds singing and chirping in the early hours. Then look forward to finishing your day off around the fire pit or soaking it up in the hot tub.

Your guesthouse offers a great location for rest and relaxation as well as a “base camp” for recreational adventure expeditions. Enjoy a leisurely drive to Windy Ridge Viewpoint to take in the scenic beauty of Spirit Lake on Mount St. Helens. Another day you might want to take in a day of fishing, swimming, boating and kayaking at 1 of 4 amazing lakes just minutes away. Looking for hiking trails? We offer 13 acres of private forested hiking trails along our creek. We also back up to public land for hiking and horse back riding. Bring your horse and have access to thousands of acres of public land logging roads and trails. Please send us an inquiry if you have a horse, we offer horse corrals along with your stay for a small extra fee. Looking for winter fun? Head up to Marble Mountain Sno-Park for some snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snow shoeing. The possibilities are endless from the experienced outdoor enthusiast to the novice tourist looking for comfortable drive and park recreation options.

For boaters, larger vehicles, trucks and trailers, no problem, we have a separate gravel round-a-bout parking area that can accommodate all your parking needs. PLEASE NOTE: This guesthouse shares a wall with our other space. If you are sensitive to noise we've received feedback that walls are thin and you will be able to hear some noise next door. For larger groups check out our other space Elk Guesthouse listed as "Cozy Rustic Retreat with Year-Round Recreation."

Okay, let's talk about this toilet. It's a self-contained indoor toilet and very common in RV's, boats, off-grid cabins and tiny homes. It's odorless, easy to use, eco-friendly, and utilizes coconut coir fibers to turn human waste into compost. By separating the solids from the liquids with good ventilation it eliminates the odor while saving on water. The best part is you don't have to do any of the cleaning. We will make sure it's super clean and ready for your use. For longer stays we will coordinate any cleaning needed during your stay.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Shared hot tub
32" HDTV
Portable air conditioning
Shared patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Fully fenced
Travel cot
Children’s books and toys for ages 2–5 years old and 5–10 years old

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4.98 out of 5 stars from 49 reviews


Where you’ll be

Ariel, Washington, United States

This is an amazing location. We are situated just off of the Lewis River Highway across from Lake Merwin Reservoir. We are half way between Woodland and Cougar which are each 20 minutes in either direction. Our property backs up to thousands of acres of State Land and just a drive away from millions of acres of outdoor recreational fun. Heading east from us is the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Historic Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, the Ape Caves, the Trail of Two Forests, many different lakes and much more. Get your National Forest Pass, State Land Pass, and other fishing or hunting licenses either in Woodland or Cougar. Our guest book includes all our favorite local haunts and eateries.

Hosted by Tanya & Johan

  1. Joined in January 2021
  • 104 Reviews
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  • Superhost

During your stay

We live on site and are available by phone or text as well. The main house is located close by to the guesthouse, but separated by a fence for your privacy and ours. We enjoy interacting with our guests and getting to know you if possible. We're here for you as much or as little as you need, it's totally up to you.
We live on site and are available by phone or text as well. The main house is located close by to the guesthouse, but separated by a fence for your privacy and ours. We enjoy inter…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 16:00 - 00:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £145

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