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Jim Farrier

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Hummingbird Hill Resort - Spacious Mountain Lodge, Home Theater, Art and Solar

56 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Lodge, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 3 Baths (Sleeps 8-16)

Hummingbird Hill Resort is a peaceful place to relax and unwind in nature's sanctuary.

For couples, this lodge is the perfect romantic place to share with each other within the beautiful mountain surroundings. Here, you can really get away and enjoy special time together without the pressures of everyday life. The surroundings bring a peaceful gentle feeling.

Larger groups will find the lodge's open spaces to be roomy and freeing. There are plenty of places inside and out, to talk, eat, share and hang out. The two levels and many additional beds allow a large group to stay here comfortably, for a reunion, family gathering, or a great group of friends that wants to enjoy their time together in the privacy of a wonderful mountain lodge.

This rustic hillside lodge has a roomy living area open to views of the hills and the Naches River gorge. The log construction gives a unique ambiance that is unlike any other dwelling. A glass roof classic hot tub looks upon the gorge walls with hummingbirds above.

There is a 360 degree deck which is glass covered on two sides, to shelter from wind, rain or snow. A variety of deck chairs are available for relaxing on the deck including a rocker and zero gravity recliners.

The expansive master bedroom with king bed has a private bath with a shower. All together, there is a large open living area, dining area, family room, a full kitchen, with three bedrooms and three full bathrooms on two floors. Two gas fireplace stoves punctuate both the living room and family rooms with a backdrop of local stonework.

An additional queen bed with oak dressers are on the main floor. A full bed and bath are in a semi-private lower floor. The family room is suitable for younger family members or another couple who may want their own space.The den includes a Windows laptop and easy to use Chromebook laptop for Internet browsing or playing Angry Birds. There is an Android tablet for your use, also. WiFi is available for your own computer, phone or tablet using high speed DSL Internet service. The living room includes a home theater with 70 inch 3D full high definition TV. Satellite Dish Network HD service is provided with a video library containing over 30 3D movies, about 220 Blu-Ray and HD movies plus about 30 DVD movies with the mixture including about 40 concerts disks in addition to movies. A Roku 3 on-line player is attached to the TV, with accounts for Netflix, Amazon Plus, Hulu Plus and YouTube videos on the large screen.

The lodge has a variety of original art from over 20 Northwest artists and a collection of inspirational prints, throughout. The art includes water color paintings, acrylic paintings, word art, carved wood, ceramics, fused glass, pottery and a number of unique items not found anywhere else.

This 3,700 square foot lodge has about 2,800 square foot of fully carpeted living area on two floors. There is a 1,700 square foot deck completed circling the home opening to the hillsides and views on all directions. Three garages are available (with remotes) including one that will hold a large pickup or van. There is plenty of parking for an RV or trailer. There is additional parking on a flat part of the property, accessed via a 300 feet trail, if the roads are slippery or you have a trailer you don't want to take up the fairly steep driveway.

For music buffs there are a few instruments supplied including an Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar and a classic Roland RS-5 and Yamaha DJX Synthesizer making it possible to play a few tunes, if you are so inclined. If requested, a Gibson guitar, more classic synthesizers and a 16 track Boss recording studio can be made available. The log construction gives a unique and solid sound.

Experience living with green solar power in the beauty of the unique mountain setting. Solar power for the lodge is supplied by 39 rooftop solar panels creating electricity for your stay. The summer sun will provide the power for lighting, hot tubing, cooking, air conditioning, TV watching, with hot water for showers, baths and other energy needs during your stay. With normal energy use the lodge has a zero carbon footprint in the spring, summer and fall. The solar panels can produce more than enough electricity for your needs while you enjoy your stay. Level 2 electric vehicle charging is available with a charge rate up to 7700 watts.

This is a peaceful place to just hang out for a while. There is no need to go anywhere, if you just want to relax and be with the nature around you, this could be the perfect place. Once you are relaxed, however, if the urge to explore comes over you, then you will have a large area to explore. There are numerous hiking trails along the Naches river and Bolder cave is about 15 miles away. Within an hour's scenic drive, there is Mount Rainier National Park, over a hundred unique wineries, Yakima Nation Casino and many great shops to explore. Then you can return to soak in the hot tub and watch the brilliant stars and other mystery objects move across the sky.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Jim Farrier (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Jim Farrier

I'm Jim Farrier and I purchased this wonderful log home as a weekend home and vacation escape. I love the mountain air with the gentle summer here and the deep fluffy snow in the winter. I work about 210 miles away in Vancouver, so I drive a lot, but I've made the drive here almost every weekend in the past six years. My interests are nature, meditation, gardening, music, science, business, energy, spirituality, hiking, exploring, creative thinking, alternative health, developing peace and well being. I believe that life is complex with unseen forces and that we are all connected with our roots into the land. I like unusual unique things that have real value even though only a few special people can see the true worth.

I grew up in Tigard, Oregon and lived in Portland much of my life. I became tired of the city and I was fascinated and drawn to the Columbia gorge and would travel and hike incessantly in the beautiful areas. I currently live in The Dalles during the 9-5 work week with and I commute to Vancouver. I work for a division of a large multinational electronics corporation. My work is multi-faceted, dealing with both Information Technology and Market Research. I like to use both the analytical and intuitive side of my brain for both work and play. My education over the years has been in electronics, computers, communications and business and hold an MBA from Marylhurst University. I never stop learning and I keep pushing the envelope to understand life and each new experience.

Jim Farrier purchased this lodge in 2007

Why Jim Farrier chose Mount Rainier

This mountain lodge is a peaceful place. It is a place to relax with room to spread out and expand in all directions. It can be place to think and solve problems, but mostly to unwind and let your cares fade away. This place grew on me from the moment I saw it. It seemed spectacular and unusual in all respects. While I never expected I would use it much, I've spent hundreds of hours in the hot tub, relaxing, meditating, watching the birds fly above and the trees sway in the breeze against the backdrop of the steep rocky cliffs that make up the gorge walls. This place is magical for me and it feels alive with a gentle energy that holds and supports each thought and emotion. Being here brings peace of mind. Also, this has been a good place to visit with family and talk, relax and just have fun.

What makes this lodge unique

While it is relaxing in its own right, this place is a good jump off point to explore the entire area from Mount Rainier National Park to all the points of interest in the Yakima valley and even further. The log construction makes this place have a different quality of sound, warmth and comfort. It is a very different feel from a framed house and a truly unique experience. If you've ever wondered what it was like to live in a log house, you would hardly believe the difference and the nuances of the experience. It really grows on you.

The home theater allows you to spread out, relax and enjoy high definition movies including a wide selection of 3D movies such as Avatar and Titanic as well as children's movies and relaxing nature scenes.


based on 56 traveler reviews

Hummingbird Hill Resort - Spacious Mountain Lodge, Home Theater, Art and Solar
average rating of 4.857143 based on 56 reviews

Exceeded expectation!

  • 5 of 5

All the good things you read about in the other reviews are true. This is a super nice, comfortable place to stay if you have a large group. Book it and enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was Beautiful.

  • 4 of 5

Fruit trees and wild life.Beautiful country setting.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property that can accomodate large groups.

  • 4 of 5

We rented this home as a base during our son's recent wedding in Moxee (45 minutes drive) WA. It was almost perfect. It had everything we needed to cook & feed 20 people. The open living areas allowed us to lay out air mattresses (which were provided) for all the extra family & groomsmen who spent the night with us before the wedding. The wrap around porch was blissful to sit on at any time of the day. The hummingbirds delighted us with their antics & those of us who took hikes nearby soothed our bodies in the hot tub. One thing to be aware of is the surprisingly busy road below the house. It leads to USFS land that appears to be frequented by campers & ORV users. They are also logging in the area with the trucks going up & down the road several times daily. This produces both noise & dust. The noise bothered my sister-in-law especially when it occurred at night. The dust tended to settle on the deck area facing the road & the inside of the home had a few dusty spots. Everything else concerning this property gets high marks.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you could use my home for a base for your son's wedding and have meals for 20 people. I also appreciate that you left the lodge in great condition when you left. Yes, the forest service road is used to access for campers and horseback riders to access the National Forest which is just up the road about a mile and a half. Most times of the year the traffic from the campers is very mild with only an occasional vehicle passing by, but since you arrived on Memorial Day weekend, there was a much greater amount of traffic everywhere in the forest recreational sites, including the forest service road that is below the lodge.. As it happened there was also a horseman 's event that weekend in the national forest which created additional traffic with horse trailers. The logging trucks only operate for a few months of the year when it is not fire season and on weekdays. Since your stayed for a week, you probably saw more of them than if you just stayed on the weekend. For anyone sensitive to dust or pollen, the lodge does has an electronic air filter in the AC/heating system and there are two large capacity air purifiers, with one upstairs and one downstairs. I suggest using the air purifiers when desired. We strive for perfection in our preparation of the lodge for each guest group and appreciate your comments that will help us better prepare for future guests. Thank you for staying and congratulations on your Son's wedding. Have a great Summer, Jim
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Beautiful views...

  • 4 of 5

The Hummingbird Lodge catered to our outdoor needs. The views were spectacular, the lodge was spacious, and there were plenty of amenities. I would highly recommend staying at the Hummingbird.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our recent stay of two nights. Great place for a mini family reunion. The house is comfortable & well equipped.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing service

  • 5 of 5

In the heart of an upsetting family situation I found myself unable to actually go to Hummingbird Hill Resort so I cannot comment on the interior and the qualities of the Resort, though I know it would be fabulous due to reading prior reviews. The way the owner was willing to communicate, and help in the matter was impeccable. This was hands down the best & professional services I have yet received. Even better than any hotel I've stayed at.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Yakima Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Woodshed Resturant and Bar
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
State Hwy 410
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Woodshed Resturant and Bar
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
White Pass Ski Area
Car: necessary

Custom built log home is located along the Chinook Pass Scenic Byway recognized as the premier driving tour in Washington State. The lodge is located midway between Yakima Wine Country and Mount Rainier National Park. Hummingbirds, Eagles, Blue jays, Swifts, Quail and many other bird are part of the land and nest in the trees. The Hummingbirds will feed and flock for hours by the hot tub and front window. Eagles will pick up the wind currents and soar to great height in the updrafts. Deer and Elk trails guide the animals close to the deck. White Pass ski area is a 46 mile drive though beautiful mountain country. Mount Rainier National park begins about 37 miles up the road with spectacular views along the way. Bumping lake and Eagle Caves are within 20 miles. There are over a hundred wineries within an hour or so drive toward the Tri-Cities with the closest tasting room about 16 miles and full wineries about 30 miles away, near Selah. The extensive Yakima Casino and Tribal center is about an hour away near dozens of wineries with the shopping mall along the way.

There are abundant hiking trails along the rivers and lakes of the area, with high mountain views from the forest service roads that criss-cross the entire area. Many of the high mountain gravel roads can be driven with an ordinary car or pushed to the limit with a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The house is about a mile and a half from the Gifford Pinchot national forest. In the winter herds of elk are roaming just up the road in the forest service feeding station. This place is truly in the middle of high mountain nature, with attractions for everyone within an relaxing and outstandingly beautiful scenic drive every direction. Traffic is usually quite sparse with no delays.

For dining out, there are four great local restaurants with bars within 10 miles.


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Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $0
Tax Rate 7.95%

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Mount Rainier Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Ski-Out
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Master bath is private. Downstairs bath is private to bedroom, if desired.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Family Room - 1 queen , Hide-a-bed
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size futon
    Den-Living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Inflatable beds
  • Master bedroom-King Second bedroom-Queen Downstairs bedroom-Full Family room-Queen Hide-a-bed pull out bed. Full size futon can be moved anywhere in the house upstairs or down. Two Electric inflatable queen beds can be moved anywhere you choose, inside or out on the deck. Manual inflatable queen bed can be moved anware Two leather couches can sleep a single person, one upstairs, one down. Two love seats can sleep children.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 16 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Hummingbird Hill Lodge is a natural rustic setting. It is a fully equipped, spacious log home with everything most people would need to enjoy their stay comfortably. The freezer is stocked with a few basic items such as hamburger patties and vegetarian item to barbecue, if you desire. Natural fruit trees provide organic cherries, apricots, plums and apples, when in season. This is a very rural setting when you can feel free to be yourself and make this fully your home for as long as you stay. There is no restrictions on activities as long as you and your guests respect the lodge, the property and the environment around you while you are here. It can be the perfect place for enjoying creativity, such as photography, writing or making music. Please let the me know if you have any special needs or questions, Jim Farrier, Hummingbird Hill Resort, owner.

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