Secluded small home surrounded by forest. Great for couples and family-friendly. Cozy interior with clay coated walls. Wood stove is primary heat. Trails through the woods just outside the home. Gorge hikes, wineries and Hood River all close by.
Interior space is open, yet cozy. Upstairs has one big open bedroom with 4 dormers. Queen-size bed in the upstairs area. There are also 2 twin beds tucked into 2 of the dormers, so would work well for kids likely 10 years of age and younger, making it a nice choice for a family getaway. Or would work well with friends who are comfortable enough with each other to share an upstairs space. Possibility of sleeping more than 4, and we could discuss that. Access to many trails, all close to the house.
Barn is close to the house. Woodshed is in the right side of the barn. That's also where the lock box is located (enter woodshed and look to the left).
Access to the home itself, not the barn (except for in the wood shed). Access to the many trails around and beyond the property.
Interaction with guests
Sometimes myself or someone else will be here to greet you. Otherwise, key will be in the lock box in the woodshed of the barn.
Other things to note
If no one is here to greet you, a key will be left for you in a lock box in the barn. I will give you the combination--please remind me to do this. When checking out, again if no one is there at your departure, lock both doors. Return the front door key to the lock box!
You may not get cell phone service at the home. I use US Cellular as a carrier and it works fine. A previous guest told me that he uses Verizon and he had some service. No WiFi. It's a nice opportunity to unplug.
To operate the shower, turn on the water, then pull down on the ring at the spigot.
Bring some DVD's if you want to watch movies. There's a small TV and DVD player upstairs. I recommend bringing indoor shoes/slippers.
Please refrain from wearing strong perfumes while on your stay. Also, please no use of oils or lotions in the bed, as it can stain the sheets.
Wood stove is main heat is cool months. There is also an electric radiator heater that helps warm the house. House is well-insulated and stays nice and cozy with the wood stove heat.
My house is at 2,000 ft elevation. It is located on the east side of the Cascade mountains about 90 minutes from Portland and we do get winter. The road leading up to the driveway is very well-maintained (plowed and sanded) during the winter season. My driveway is about 150 yards long.
In the warmer months, I have 4 outdoor chairs that are available to use. I keep them just behind the barn so that they are not constantly exposed to the sun. You are welcome to use them and put them around the outdoor picnic table. Just please put them back behind the barn at the end of your stay.
My place is dog-friendly and you may bring your dog, with approval. A dog fee will apply. The dog is to remain with the owner(s) at all times and may not be left unattended in the house.
This is a peaceful area. We live here because we wanted to get away from the hustle and noise of the city. Please respect that. Keep debris out of the house as best as possible. Be mindful when using the wood stove. Once lit, open the door slowly as to minimize the release of smoke inside the home (which could activate the smoke alarm). Extra wood is just outside the house as needed. House heats up well.
Pets are allowed with approval. If you suspect that they have fleas, please leave them at home. Wipe them down as needed before entering the house. They are to stay off of furniture. Pet fee will apply.
No smoking in the house. Forest fire hazard is very real around here, so be mindful if smoking outside.