|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
The Red Relaxer is a bright and modern three-bedroom cabin secluded on four acres of private forest, surrounded by three creeks and a pond, and bordered by wild timberland. If you are looking for a quiet place to relax and enjoy the scenic Mt. Hood area, you will love staying here. At the Red Relaxer you will wake up to the sound of gently gurgling streams and the rustling of cedars - never the sound of traffic going by or ski boots tromping on stairs!
The Red Relaxer is large, bright, and modern, with a cozy feel that will put you at ease the moment you walk through the door. Sunlight streams in from lots of big windows. The oversize wood stove mesmerizes you with dancing flames. The sofa, love seat, and armchair all have built-in recliners so your whole group can kick back in style. We have a cabinet full of games for the whole family to enjoy as well. Internet is provided, but please note there is a daily limit on usage and it should not be depended on for extensive use.
Our large dining table has comfortable seating for eight. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to prepare gourmet meals. A full array of cookware and appliances are at your disposal. No mismatched old dishes here; we have brightly colored stoneware and modern wine glasses.
There are three bedrooms in this single level home. The master offers a queen bed, in addition to a queen futon and an en suite full bathroom. An adjacent room offers another queen bed and the third bedroom has two twins. Another full bathroom in the hall should suit your group's needs.
There are two large decks, one sheltered from the weather, the other open to the sun and stars. We've got plenty of comfortable deck chairs for your entire group to settle in. Spend an evening roasting marshmallows around the fire pit, while immersing yourself in nature.
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What a lovely stay! We were always busy, from hiking in the woods, walking in the creek, and sitting by the fire watching the stars. Thank you so much for the stay, it was wonderful!
My husband and I LOVED the Red Relaxer. Bill is an unusual host (we have stayed in many VRBO places) in that he is determined to provide you with a great experience. To that end he provides a huge amount of information about the area and stayed in touch via e-mail to answer every question. The home itself is located on a quiet, secluded property reached by driving over a bridge. The stream under the bridge is part of your backyard and we loved walking by it, watching the birds, etc. House was immaculate, very cozy and comfortable with every amenity one could want. Decks surrounding the house provided great space for reading and relaxing. Close to Mt. Hood, lots of great hiking trails and some good restaurants. We hope to come back in the future with our children and grandchildren.
Our family was looking for a place to go this summer that was very peaceful and quiet. The Red Relaxer was the perfect spot, it was cozy and nice. Our kids loved to go down to the little creek just outside the cabin early in the morning. The scenery was beautiful all around the Red Relaxer. In the evenings our family sat around a campfire roasting marshmallows and watched the sky filled with billions of gorgeous stars. Having a cabinet full of games was also really nice. Our kids played them all the time. The house was spotless and super welcoming. Another thing that we liked about our stay is that there are many places to go to around the cabin. The Red Relaxer fun book was extremely helpful. Our family went on a seven mile hike one day to the Ramona Falls. It was a long walk but it was worth it. The falls was amazing and beautiful. We defiantly recommend it. We also went to the Trillium Lake. The water was clean and nice. Having a view of Mountain Hood and lots of trees around us was also a huge plus. We spent that whole day swimming and barbequing. The owner was really helpful and answered all of our questions. We recommend The Red Relaxer to anyone who is looking for a quiet, cozy and beautiful place to stay.
My wife and I spent a blissful weekend of RR and the RR last september. The place was quick and easy to get to from Portland but felt completely private and secluded. The setting was as described, nicely wooded with sunlight dappling down on the front lawn and a small creek meandering not to far from the front porch. The cabin/house is very spacious and comfortable, the bed in the master suite was restful and we found the recliners in the living room so comfortable we fell asleep in them watching a movie after a great day of hiking on one of the trails described in their wonderful guide book and wine tasting in hood river. We plan on coming back with our family for more fun.
We were looking for a very secluded cabin in the woods and the Red Relaxer fits that to a tee. It is on a beautiful piece of property but unfortunately, the trails have all gotten overgrown and so there were only two trails I could walk unless I bushwacked by way through. Such a shame as the property is on a great hillside and there are several creeks running through it. The cabin was SPOTLESS and so kudos to the housekeeper, Christy. The rooms are exactly as the pictures show - very comfortable and clean. Couple of problems with a non-functioning oven and a recliner that did not recline, but overall, everything else was exactly as described in the literature. We hiked up the road and got the perfect view of Mount Hood. Definitely go to Trilliam Lake - perfect picture spot for Mount Hood pictures and reflection in the lake. We went to Timberlake Lodge (old historic lodge built by WPA) and there were hundreds of people skiing in mid-July!! It was gorgeous!
Mid-summer is a great time to go as the roads are all passable and the fruit trees (cherries, pear, apple) are loaded with fruit. Also went to the lavender farm in Hood River and had a great time harvesting our own lavendar. Don't miss the Apple Valley Country Store in Hood River and check out the handmade quilted table runners and cloths from local quilt maker, Rhonda Harris - amazing work! Store is full of homemade jellies, mustards, salsas - all were crafted from family recipes.
If you want to get off the grid for a few days, this secluded cabin is the right place. We cooked all meals there at the cabin and the kitchen was well stocked with the basics. Remember you will need to bring your own shampoo and hairdryer as none of the "hotel like" amenities are provided.
We had a great time! Went skiing in June and lots of hiking. Favorite hikes included Salmon River Trail, Little Zigzag Falls, and Bill's Secret Waterfall. Our favorite dining experience was the delicious hamburgers at the Ratskeller in Govy (Government Camp). Beautiful views and a great place to stay! The beds were so comfortable, the living room spacious, and loved all of the helpful tips on things to do. Very clean place, and a helpful owner, too! Would highly recommend it to anyone! Thanks!
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Red Relaxer! The kitchen and living room have an open floor plan; so it is the perfect place for a large group to sprawl out it. You can partake in different activities (cooking, lounging by the fire, playing a game at one of two tables) and still be at the center of the conversation and the heart of it all. There were large windows in every direction of the house so when we first got there, we pulled all up the shades and had a tranquil view of snow covered trees enveloping us all weekend. The there are three houses in the area but they are either off in the distance or well down the road–we could only see one - so you definitely feel secluded.
There is a wraparound porch that runs from the front door all the way around the side of the house to a back deck (which you can also access from large sliding glass doors in the living room). We didn’t use the deck because of the season, but it would be the perfect place to gather, night or day, in the warmer months.
There are three creeks around the property which provide relaxing ambient noise and fun for the aimless wanderer. I think that the pond is at the back of the house, by the deck. If so, it was very low and almost dried up while we were there. Otherwise, we were looking in the wrong place. Although, I am sure that when the snow melts, that will change.
For travelers with babies: The owners have some very thoughtful items you tend to not find in other rentals (a high chair, pack and play, bouncer and carrier – the back pack kind!) We didn’t know this going in but were really appreciative because we had three young ones with us.
The kitchen had everything we needed including an array of jarred spices, a pop corn make and a waffle iron! The master bed room and bath are HUGE, which is a plus and a nice place to go to if you need a moment to yourself.
The only negative I have on this place is mostly a personal preference and didn’t seem to bother anyone else - I am slightly anal about organization. The closets, drawers and storage areas need a bit of refreshing and reorganization. But this would never keep me from coming back. In fact we are already thinking about a summer retreat.
Lastly, we really got a kick out of reading the Fun Book and the random signs left around the house by the owner. We all agreed we liked his sense of humor – like he’s the kind of guy you want to have a pint with.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.