The River House, located 30 miles northeast of Joseph, OR, is a charming, and spacious three bedroom home perched on the banks of the wild and scenic Imnaha River. Enjoy fishing, swimming or relaxing under the grape arbor in a cotton hammock.
Located on the banks of the wild and scenic Imnaha River, the River House is peaceful, and private (three miles to the township of Imnaha-population 30, and one mile to the closest neighbor). Enjoy fishing from the front lawn, picking ripe tomatoes from the garden, and fruit from the orchard. Relax in the hammock. Our comfortable home is furnished to reflect our western heritage. Bedrooms are outfitted with queen beds and down comforters and we are limited to six quests.
The River House lies in the heart of the Nez Perce homeland surrounded by National Forest. On one side, Hell's Canyon (the deepest gorge in North America), and on the other, the Wallowa Valley and the Eagle Cap Wilderness.
Interaction with guests
We try to meet with guests when they first arrive but our home is thirty miles away so contact is minimal. Be aware that the GPS device on your phone will take you on a round-a-bout, back-road route to our property! Don't trust it! Ask for directions once you book, please!
Other things to note
Don't get locked out! As soon as you arrive and unlock the front door, reach around and manually twist the deadbolt open.
The nearest hospital is forty minutes away. Swim at your own risk. Please bring a flashlight, or better yet, a headlamp!
There is no internet or cell service in the canyon but there is a land-line providing local service. Please bring a phone card if you plan to call long-distance.
The grill is a briquette barbecue. Please bring your own briquettes and lighter fluid.
During winter months the home is heated with a free-standing propane stove, and also, a wood-burning stove. Some experience with wood is recommended.
You must be twenty one to make a reservation.
No refunds for early departures.
No pets but you can bring a horse! Hay available.
No smoking on premises please.
Maximum occupancy is strictly enforced.
The River House reserves the right to enter the home if the need arises.
If there is any damage to the home or personal property the tenant agrees to pay in full any and all expense.
The River House is not responsible for items left in the house. Unclaimed items will be held 30 days with a return charge of $20.00 minimum.
The fire pit is only to be used during early spring, late fall and winter.
Please do not re-arrange the furniture.
The garden is for sampling! This is our personal garden as well. Use discretion please.
We try to schedule yard, garden, and orchard maintenance around guests whenever possible. If we need to arrive during your stay every effort will be made to work as swiftly as possible.
Please be sure to keep gates closed during your visit.