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

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

Overview


Details
Property
lodge
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Jim Farrier
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2017

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.

Amenities

Naches Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Ski-Out
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 16 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Hummingbird Hill Resort - Spacious Mountain Lodge, Home Theater, Art and Solar
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 65 reviews
5

Very good experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Hummingbird past weekend for my birthday. The house was very clean and very well stocked. There were couple of turkeys just roaming around the backyard, which was pretty cool. Everybody absolutely loved the house and all of the amenities. Hot tub worked perfectly and we enjoyed relaxing in it after the kids have gone to beds. Jim even went as far as plowing the road right in front of the driveway on our second day. Overall the experience of renting this cabin was fantastic, and I would stay there again for sure

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

2016 Family Christmas at Hummingbird Resort

  • 5 of 5

Our family wanted to go somewhere for Christmas, not too far from home, but still in the mountains. After looking for a house that would accommodate all of us, we chose Hummingbird Hill Resort. We had a very nice four night stay. The house was fantastic, the view standing on the deck was beautiful. Plenty of snow for sledding. The house was well equipped, plenty of extra blankets and towels. We were greeted with a 9ft fresh cut Christmas tree (Thank you Jim). The driveway was a bit of a challenge, you definitely need a four wheel drive to get up the drive way to the house. Thank the Lord we have one! Thank you Jim for a wonderful stay at your little piece of heaven.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review Teresa. For future guests, I will describe the access to Hummingbird Hill in the winter. The lodge is accessible to guest throughout the winter, with both 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive vehicles, but please be aware that winter conditions vary widely in this mountain area. There are two ways to access the lodge. #1 Drive up the driveway (which is plowed and sanded the day before your arrival). Winter traction tires (which work well on 2 wheel drive vehicles) are highly recommended. The driveway has about 50 feet of steep grade at the entry. 4 wheel drive is even better, if you have it. If you only have "all weather tires", then chains would normally be required for to drive up the driveway. #2, the second way to access Hummingbird hill is to park in the lower parking area at the bottom of the 6 acre property. There is a 300 foot trail up to the lodge from the lower parking area. While not as convenient as the upper driveway, this parking area is available in all conditions with all types of vehicles, but it does require a 5 minute walk up the trail to the lodge. I always send a picture of both the upper driveway and lower parking area, with check-in instructions, for winter stays. In the past 5 years of guests staying every weekend at Hummingbird Hill, every guest has been able to make it to the lodge and enjoy the beautiful snow. Throughout the winter, the access roads are plowed by the state, county and forest service after each major snowfall. As best we can, we clear all the driveways, trails and parking areas and sanded the driveway about a day before your check-in. Be aware that this a high mountain area and sudden snow accumulation or ice can make access more difficult, but we do or best to provide alternative parking and prepare the driveways for your arrival. Over 9 years of owning the property and accessing it almost every weekend throughout the winter, I have always been able to make it to the lodge. Sometimes after a heavy snowfall, I have had to park in the lower parking area and walk up, but normally I can drive up the driveway with a 2 wheel drive vehicle equipped with stud-less winter traction tires. I highly recommend winter snow tires for travel over the mountain passes as they give about twice the traction of "all weather" tires. I do provide descriptions of the driveways and parking areas in my check-in emails. Please contact me, if you have further questions. Jim Farrier
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5

Winter wonderland!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very special place, full of warmth, comfort and beauty. Immediately we felt right at home mostly because of the kindness & efforts expended by the owner, Jim. Abundance of movies (3-D was awesome!), blankets/cozy bedding, music instruments, towels, stocked kitchen, and even sleds in the garage! Tons of extra special touches such as the binoculars, telescope & air purifier. Definitely need chains or snow tires to get up the driveway. Thank heavens for the neighbor lady who bailed our car out of the snow below the house 😉 Cant wait to return...next time for longer!!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Kelly. A note to future guests: There is a lower parking area on the bottom of the property that is cleared for parking along with 300 foot trail up to the lodge. The 350 feet of driveways on the property are also cleared and sanded and accessible with snow tires (two wheel drive) or 4 wheel drive vehicles, but I recommend that guests without snow tires or 4 wheel drive use the lower parking area. The driveway up to the lodge does have a steep part that is about 50 feet long (at the entrance) but is flat above that point. We normally clear and sand the driveways, lower parking area and trail, before each guest group's arrival.
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We had such a great time! It's a wonderful place for adults and children alike.

  • 4 of 5

We had such a great time! It's a wonderful place for adults and children alike. Plenty of snow for sledding and a perfect place for a sledding hill right on the property. I'm sure we will go back and enjoy the winter at Hummingbird Hill.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house & property!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this place, from the beautiful wood to the 360-degree deck and the scenery. This place is truly set up to be a sanctuary, with every comfort imaginable. We can't wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

THANK YOU for a perfect vacation. We came for a mini reunion, as my mother is a Yakama Indian and hasn't been up to Washington for years. The cabin is prettier and larger than the pics depict (to me) It felt like HOME...Jim has gone above and beyond to make his guests feel at home in this beautiful cabin get away. The scenery, the wild life, everything was gorgeous. I cannot THANK YOU enough, we WILL be back, and I highly recommend this cabin to anyone that wants to relax and enjoy the beautiful state of Washington. THANKS again!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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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Rates & Availability

Naches Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$199
From
$249
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,393
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $0
Tax Rate 8.37%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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