Brightwood Cabin Rental Photos and Description
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6), Wifi
'For October 2012 Only. No cleaning fee for stays of more than one Night.'
Now with WiFi.
'The River's Nest cabin is perched 20 feet above the pristine Salmon River, surrounded by old growth forest.'
This Mount Hood cabin has great views of the river from the cabin living room, outside cabin gazebo bedroom, large riverfront deck and outside cabin open air spa. A gently sloped trail gives easy access to the river.
The cabin is fully equipped: WiFi, Spa, large cable TV with DVD, river rock fireplace, pine covered walls, lovely distressed fir floors, kitchen (with the best appliances), two bedrooms, sleeps 5 with 1 queen, one double bed and comfy couch.
To make reservations please call Jerry at 503-901-3917.
Keywords: Forested cabin in Mount Hood Oregon
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About Jerry Coffer
I am a retired engineer, now managing the vacation rental business and operating the Zigzag Mountain Store and Cafe on Mt Hood
Jerry Coffer purchased this cabin in 2002
Why Jerry Coffer chose Brightwood
I have built cabins in the area on weekends for the last 15 years.
What makes this cabin unique
It is one of the most pleasant environments I have found in my 15 years on the mountain with the pristine salmon river, large river rocks and old growth trees. The sound of the river offers a unique peace.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Such a nice setting. There are many rivers on the mountain, but this one seems to be the nicest.
I walked down to the river over, finding peace sitting on a large rock that is on the river.
While there I saw a lot of interesting birds just flying up and down the river perhaps for no reason, perhaps migrating or searching for food from the water.
Some would stop in the big pool and dive for food I guess. Larger geese flew overhead for some reason following the steam as it curved in upstream and downstream.
Then I looked into the water since it was clear and looked for life there. I saw a lot of small fish, perhaps salmon minnows or trout. I don't know my fish that well. Then, wow a large fish maybe three feet long silver looking. It stayed right next to my rock for a long time. I was quiet and did not disturb it. I think when the fish run, there would be a lot of these. I have to find when that is and come back to see them.
I thought its a bit hot today and braved entering the river. So early in the summer I found the river was cold but I still loved the feeling of entering into the field of the fish. Then quickly out again.
I looked around me. It was like being in the place before people occupied the space. There were no stumps indicating tree harvest. The trees were so large compared to other trees around the mountain. They must have been there from the beginning of time.
Later I took a walk to the big town of Brightwood: a convenience store and a tavern. Bought a coke from the store and hung around outside drinking it.
Then I went across the street to this old log cabin looking tavern. Very rustic inside, but very popular with the local people. I had a beer and played some pool with a local.
I returned to the cabin, such a nice feel there. All equipped with the modern stuff including dishwasher, laundry etc and very comfortable couches and yet rustic in nature. I cooked a meal and rested on the couch watching a movie until I was sleepy.
Then I decided to sleep out in the gazebo because I loved the feel of the river. I opened the window facing the river and it sung me to sleep. I woke up the next morning feeling so refreshed.
I felt like a new person the next day. Thanks Jerry for such a magical time.