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Dog-friendly beachfront home on the river w/ private beach & stunning interior!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

On the Washington side of the Columbia River, Riverglen is one of the only waterfront homes within the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. Riverglen has more than 200 feet of shoreline with coves and two rocky beaches (the larger of which is a perfect launch site for windsurfing and kiteboarding).

You approach this home down a quarter-mile long lane that winds through tall firs and cedars. At the end of the lane is a parking area which is separated from the home by railroad tracks. [Because there are no nearby crossings, passing trains do not sound their horns, and a thick grove of trees helps make the sound barely noticeable.]

A custom-built, steel footbridge will carry you over the tracks, and carts are kept at the parking area to help carry your things. Note: The bridge is wide, very safe and easy to negotiate, but the slope may challenge those with limited strength or breath (see photos).

Riverglen's wraparound porch is just steps from the beaches, and from either entrance, beautiful hardwood floors lead you through the house and compliment the massive beams, creating a warm, inviting feel. The Greatroom's wraparound windows let you enjoy a 180-degree River view, and the stone, wood-burning fireplace will welcome you back from your day's adventures. An eating bar separates the complete cook's kitchen from the dining area which seats six.

The main floor Master Suite offers a comfortable queen bed and has a walk-in closet. Its full bath is tiled in slate and has an inviting tub with shower, double sinks and a picture window. Washer and dryer are just across the hall, along with outdoor cushions and beach towels.

Upstairs a large, welcoming sitting room holds a nice selection of games and some cozy spots to curl up and read or catch a nap. There's also a DVD (and VCR!) player with a fine collection of DVDs and some vintage VCR movies to browse through. You may want to totally unplug and read a book, too!

A cozy bedroom down the hall has a full bed and French doors that open onto a private, River-view deck. The third bedroom features a stunning view from its large picture window. Here you'll find two twin daybeds and a large executive desk, complete with wireless keyboard and a vintage leather chair. Write the next great American novel, or just gaze at the Gorge cliffs and sparkling River below!

These bedrooms share an elegant, slate-tiled bath with walk-in shower and deep, step-up soaking tub. The picture window here offers a lovely western view of the Gorge with sunsets that turn the River crimson.

But you won't want to just LOOK at the view -- get out in it!! Just out the back door to the left, a private beach is just steps away (it's rocky, so water shoes or sneakers are a must). To the right is a path that leads to a little cove with a small beach, and in between are gorge-eous, rocky outcroppings. The bigger beach has straight, unobstructed access to the river -- great for launching your kiteboard or whatever else you fly on [but please no motorized sports] You'll be a few miles west of the crowds that choose Hood River vacation rentals, and enjoy the same famous, spectacular Gorge winds.

Of course, the view to the cliffs across the river might distract you, so go ahead and let the magic of this place take over! Roam the wooded, 6-acre grounds, but watch out for poison oak (info in the house notes). Also, please be sure and keep your dog leashed whenever outside; the creek on the east side of the property is an active salmon spawning ground.

If you venture off the property, the town of Stevenson is less than 2 miles west, and the road to Carson (and on to the woodlands and waterfalls of the vast Gifford Pinchot National Forest) is at the flashing light. Head east to the Hood River bridge for all the sights on the Oregon side of the River, or go on out to Eastern Washington's celebrated wine country! The Columbia Gorge Appellation is one of 15 different regions, all producing award-winning wines, and supporting an active and growing group of outstanding wineries.

Before you get there, stop off at Maryhill! This turn-of-the-twentieth-century mansion holds several interesting collections in its museum, and is also the site of Maryhill Winery. Its location on top of a high bluff gives it jaw-dropping views in all directions - take lots of pictures!

Whatever you do, you'll want to be back in time for the glorious sunset -- toast your day and plan tomorrow's adventures. There's so much to do in the area, it won't be an easy choice - but you can't go wrong at Riverglen; it's a little slice of heaven!

More Details

Property Manager
Vacasa, WA - Columbia Gorge Office
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
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Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Vacasa, WA - Columbia Gorge Office

Thanks for considering a Vacasa home! We provide full-service management for privately owned vacation homes, and like to think that we offer our guests the best of both worlds: the unique experience of staying in a one-of-a-kind vacation home, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the home you book for your special vacation is cared for by professional housekeepers and property managers.



Vacasa began in 2009, simply because our founder and CEO Eric wanted to find a better way to share his wife’s family’s summer home in Long Beach, Washington with guests as a vacation rental. Eric and his early team worked to build Vacasa on the premise that local employees can do what they love most (taking care of guests, homeowners, and properties), while the hands-off tasks of vacation rental management—things like marketing, filing taxes, and maintaining a website—could be handled by a specialized central support team.



Our passion is connecting travelers with the unique experience of staying in a vacation home, and we would be honored to be your host. Please contact us with any questions about this home—our team is standing by!


Stevenson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Bed (1) First floor with walk-in closet and full bath. Double Bed (1) upstairs with private balcony overlooking the water. Twin or Single Beds (1) Two day-beds in an office with a free-standing wardrobe. Grand water views.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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Dog-friendly beachfront home on the river w/ private beach & stunning interior!
average rating of 4.728261 based on 92 reviews

Warm inviting spot

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, relaxing spot on the banks of the Columbia gorge. Big, comfortable home with lots of room for gathering together and plenty of room for alone time. Very dog friendly location. My dog did have fear of the metal bridge when we first got there, but went right over it on the way out. Would happily stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacasa
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Amazing secluded restful spot!

  • 5 of 5

This house is simply amazing. We stayed with 4 adults, 2 children and 1 dog and there was plenty of space for us. The rooms are clean, spacious and charming. The upstairs bath has an amazing soaking tub to rest and relax in after a day of exploring this incredible area. Out the back door, you can direct access to the river and a private beach. In the summer you can even picnic out on the tables or build a campfire in the fire pit. This house is supplied generously with everything you need, extra towels, toiletries, laundry, everything! The views are spectacular from the living room, the fireplace makes the home cozy, and the kitchen has all the supplies you need to cook up any kind of meal. There are several TVs and DVD players throughout the house, but no cable or WIFI. This was no issue. There was great cell phone coverage so you're still connected, but it's not really needed. The beauty of the surrounding area provides so much to do. There are lakes nearby to fish in, Beacon Rock State Park is worth a visit and a hike up to the top of, and there are wineries nearby to try! The town of Stevenson is a very short drive away and has a store and some restaurants. The cars have to be parked a bit away across from the train tracks, but the foot bridge is very easy to use and the noise from the trains never bothered us. This place is absolutely amazing for a quiet, cozy, secluded getaway to enjoy the surrounding natural beauty and relax! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacasa
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  • 5 of 5

Great location, beautiful home, peaceful, I could not have asked for a better mini break. Yes there is a train, but the home is well insulated, you really don't hear it much and by night two, no bother at all. The house is perfect for a group of friends or a family. There is plenty of space for everyone and it is very well equipped in the kitchen. Loved the higher end cooking equipment. There is plenty to do just minutes down the road: hiking, skiing, shopping, breweries, distilleries, wineries, fishing, wind surfing, kite surfing. You love the outdoors this is the place. They don't call it Wind River for nothing! The wind will blow HARD! but I loved that about the location. It was also great just imagining what it must have been like when Lewis and Clark saw this area for the first time. The amazing beauty, wildlife, and peacefulness of the Columbia River Gorge.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacasa
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  • 5 of 5

Great place, can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house

  • 4 of 5

We love the house and they creative way it is located. We love the surroundings, the serenity and quiet, and the beautiful views from every window.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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The home right on the river was a perfect place to escape for the weekend.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the beautifully decorated and comfortable home that sat on the Columbia River. The fireplace was perfect for the chilly nights and the view during the day was spectacular. It is a great place to spend quality time with people you love!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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