My boyfriend and I were heading to Portland from Arizona for a week of vacation. We had looked at several different places to stay and this was the one that won our hearts! The place looked perfect for us. When we got there we were blown away by the beauty of the place, it definitely was the perfect fit. It was so secluded and surrounded by plush forests with nothing but green. The cottage was so cute & quaint with everything you could possibly need. Carolyn was so welcoming and adopted us right away! We spent an evening in her basement getting and receiving dance lessons, such a blast.
We hiked around the Columbia River Gorge for most of the week but always loved being able to come home to the little cottage we came to call home. It was the perfect place, warm and cozy. Carloyn was there if we needed her but also gave us our privacy. Gresham is nice and close by and even Portland isn't a far drive. It was so nice to stay out in nature rather than a bustling city. Exactly what we were looking for. You couldn't ask for a better place to stay on a vacation or a better host! She was so good to us, one regret we had was not spending more time with her.
The property is huge and you could go for hikes just on her property and not be disappointed. A great hike to not miss if you like hiking is Eagle Creek, exit 41 on the I-84. It was a beautiful cottage with a great view into the forest. You wouldn't want to miss staying here! One restaurant to definitely try is Bumpers in Gresham/Fairview! We absolutely loved it and we will be staying here again for sure! A most wonderful, relaxing, beautiful, serene vacation!! Thank you again Carloyn!!