|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Welcome! Beautiful river and mountain top views on a large secluded country estate; this is the ideal venue for family reunions, Christian retreats, business gatherings and vacations. Nestled on 20 private acres, it is only ten minutes from Skamania Lodge and the downtown main street area.
Spectacular views of the Cascade Mountain range, the Columbia River, Bridge of the Gods and an old family fruit orchard are revealed as you drive down the private gravel lane to your home in the trees. The house was built for a large family and offers 4800 sq. ft. of private and common family style areas. Exposed Douglas fir ceilings, three wood burning fireplaces, a large wrap around deck and expansive viewing windows are special features.
The main floor offers a fully equipped kitchen along with an open dining and family area. The large farmhouse table seats 10-12. Two other 8' folding tables are available for large gatherings. A separate living room has comfortable couches and a baby grand piano. The laundry and two bathrooms are on this level.
Upstairs are 5 bedrooms and three baths. Two of the bedrooms offer queen beds, two others have extra long twin beds. The fifth bedroom has a double bed. There is also a small reading den and conversation/ loft area that is a nice place for quiet time or that can be used as the '7th' bedroom. Downstairs, one queen bedroom has outside and drive-up access. The large recreational space in the basement can be used for large group functions that can spill into the spacious backyard in good weather. A ping-pong table is fun for inside play. Other sleeping accommodations include portable sleeping pads and mattresses for use on the floor. Two large, separate rooms with bathrooms close by work well for this arrangement.
World class windsurfing, water sports of every kind, mountain and waterfall hiking trails, wineries, scenic drives, museums, golfing, river cruises and a range of dining choices are just some of your many options for recreation and entertainment in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Come and see!
Keywords: River and Gorge Views, Wooded, Wildlife, Mountains, Orchard
Hi! We're Paul and Ann DeBolt. Our short story: married 35 years, raised 4 children, 3 grandchildren and are eagerly looking forward to retirement! :-).
The Owner purchased this house in 2008
We grew up in the Stevenson/ Wind River/ Carson/ Gorge area where everyone knew everyone's family name. While the area has come a long way from the sleepy little logging burg it once was, it still has the same small town atmosphere where you greet the sheriff, the banker and the grocer by first name. We like that.
Paul has sailed in far flung waters around the world through his work in the maritime industry but the Pacific Northwest has always been our home.
We've always loved the unique rugged beauty of the Columbia Gorge and the many opportunities for experiencing nature up close and personal. Paul loves to hit the trails with his boys for day hikes up Star, Table and Hamilton Mts. (to name a few) while 'back at the farm' I'm debating whether to cook up a rhubarb pie or just daydream with a good book. Summertime is for old-fashioned family picnics, local swimming holes, blackberry and huckleberry picking, scenic drives, wineries and just plain kicking back and watching some breathtaking sunsets.
The Gorge is really one of those few remaining vacation secrets out there. A special place. We feel fortunate to be able to share our big family vacation home and hope that you'll come back to visit often!
Each summer my family vacations with 4 other families. There are 23 of us in all. We've stayed here for the last 3 years and have had a fantastic time. The home is big, clean, and has lots of amenities. Our kids love running around the property playing "kick the can," and "hide and seek." They also enjoy the ping pong table, basketball hoop, and board games. Stevenson is a perfect central spot for lots of adventures nearby. We've gone hiking up and down the gorge, visited Beacon Rock State Park, went swimming, geocaching, etc...Once our kids are older we'll try whitewater rafting and kite surfing/windsurfing. I highly recommend this home for your vacation!
We recently stayed at this beautiful home for our family reunion and had a wonderful time. We had 14 adults and 12 children and everyone was comfortable and happy. The children loved running around the extensive grounds and we all enjoyed the breath taking view. All the bathrooms made such a difference. Our children enjoyed it so much that they said they would like to do another reunion here. Thank you so much for helping make our time so special.
We rented this property for a wedding/family reunion and were totally pleased to find that all the usual promises about views, space, funtionality, equipment, etc. were actually true. Moreover, the "tone" of the place was accepting and relaxing. For example, the usual list of "don'ts" was minimal--it was as if the owners were appealing to the better angels of our nature by saying "we trust you to use your common sense." Our response, of course, was one of increased care for the property. We definitely recommend it to others, and may well use it again if the need arises.
A group of seven friends from various places around the U.S. picked this as our 2016 reunion spot. The location was great - not far from the Portland airport, easy to get to the village of Stevenson or to Hood River, wineries, river rafting, hiking, etc. The view from the deck is spectacular, and furnished with plenty of chairs. Great spot for stargazing. We happened to hit a freak heat wave when we were there so we ended up sitting on the patio below the deck, and we were glad to discover that shady spot. The only small thing that keeps me from giving this house five stars is the lack of Wi-Fi. For our group, checking out for a weekend was no big deal (though one person did set up a hot spot on his phone) but for a longer stay or for people who insist on being connected, Wi-Fi would be a nice addition.
I want to personally thank you for sharing your beautiful home for my 70th birthday celebration. My family of 14 planned and executed this surprising feat without my knowledge. We had a wonderful time and memories that we'll keep forever. There was so much room. Kids played outside, adults worked on puzzles and we had some pretty lively ping pong tournaments. The views from the house are stunning and we witnessed some amazing sunsets. The kitchen is the perfect size for several people preparing meals and the extra fridge came in handy. The weekend we were there was very cold but we still got in a New Year's Day hike. All in all, it was a perfect celebration and your home made it special. Thank you for the flowers. They graced our table at mealtimes.
This was the perfect location for our ministry retreat! Plenty of room for all spending the weekend plus those who came for the day on Saturday. Very well stocked with cooking utensils, appliances etc. Lots of chairs and tables. Big grassy back yard was perfect for our outdoor team games. Cozy fireplace in main living room for chilly evenings. Although we were only 65 miles from home, we felt like we were far away in this secluded location with all the natural beauty of the gorge, the trees and mountains. A true retreat experience. Thank you for making your home available for others to enjoy! From young adults to older married couples, we all enjoyed the location and home.
World class windsurfing, scenic drives, Wineries, Charter Fishing, famous Mountain and hiking trails, Golf, winter sports and skiing
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 22 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|cleaning fee||$200 + Tax|
A security deposit of $100/ night is refundable within 2 weeks of your stay if the house/property is in reasonable condition when you leave. The security deposit plus half the remaining total is due immediately to hold your reservation. The remainder is due a month before your reserved stay.