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Bluff House - Spectacular Columbia River & Mountain Views!

5 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

South Cascade Mountains Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Located at The Resort at Skamania Coves, this cabin is located on a raised bluff overlooking the Columbia River. The mountains and gorge are present from the numerous oversized windows and glass doors. Watch life on the river pass by - Windsurfing, Sailing, Kite boarding, Fishing, Sternwheelers and shipping traffic abound! Eagles, Osprey and waterfowl are ever present. Head to our private coves and beaches for beachcombing and enjoying all that the river has to offer. Soak in the hot tub while taking it the breathtaking views up and down river as well as across the river at the amazing mountains. Completed September 2010, we have completely outfitted this cabin with the finest touches. Hydronic floor heat, heated tile floors in the bathrooms, rustic gas fireplace, full kitchen, Satellite TV, separate raised Den with plush leather furniture for reading and relaxing, access to our beaches and coves to excellent wildlife viewing, swimming, boating, picnicking. If you need more space rent one of our new Condominiums located next door. The Condo's are two units, mirror image of each other and sleeps 6 in each side with similar amenities. Rent the whole compound for family holidays and gatherings. The houses are located in secure and isolated setting away from the rest of the property but only a few minutes walk down to the river. skamaniacoves dot com

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner/Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Why Owner/Manager chose South Cascade Mountains

We love sailing and we love the Gorge. The views, area activities and river life are amazing.

What makes this cabin unique

Relaxing atmosphere. You never get tired of peering out over the river to see Eagles, Osprey, River Otters, Salmon, and countless other types of wildlife.

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

Bluff House - Spectacular Columbia River & Mountain Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Seattle, WA
5

Ringing in the New Year

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the lovely Bluff House for the 2011 New Year weekend. The views are "GORGE"OUS! It was clear skies every day -- views of sparkling waters, bald eagles, and snowy peaks really takes your breath away.

The house was built beautifully, and was quite comfortable/roomy (we were 2 couples). Heated tile was a definite nice touch. The water pressure is delightful. I want that kitchen faucet! And there are two flat screens with cable. So, we were able to watch the Huskies finish their season with a victory against the Cornhuskers! And the Hawks beat the Rams! Quite exciting football weekend!!

The house is close to town, which has a good amount of stores for any necessities. The is a grocery store has just about everything you'll need. And actually, I can't sleep without a fan...we went to the hardware store, and they had a fan/heater for under $15. I was pretty shocked I was able to find a fan in January in such a small town. They also have restaurants & bars if interested.

We really enjoyed our stay, and will most likely rent the house again in the future. (Probably in a warmer month though!) If you want outstanding views of the Columbia River, have the comforts of home (and then some), and just have a wonderfully, relaxing time...definitely check this place out!

Some Drawbacks:

- No blinds on the windows in the main room (yet -- builder plans to install some, if not already)...the sun can get a little bright (but hey, natural heating).

- We set off the fire alarm a couple times (don't broil anything in the oven & you'll be golden).

- Hot tub does not stay warm with the lid completely off (I suggest only opening it halfway, keeps the heat in!) -- builder mentioned plans of making a covered area in the future.

- It's near the road & train tracks (you can't hear the road at all -- but the train goes by frequently & you can hear it. BUT it does NOT whistle near the house).

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great input. I have installed some really nice blinds on the front windows to knock out the glare. I found out that when the temperature is in the 20's and 30's it is hard to keep the tub at 104 degrees but it does seem to make it up to 102 degrees. I will have the unit serivced before the next winter season since it should be able to maintain 104 with the lid off. It is not a problem staying up to temp when it is above 40 degrees. Would love to get rid of the train traffic but I think they are here to stay! We did put a lot of extra insulation in the houses to help combat rail noise. It helps to have the fan on while cooking on the Jennair downdraft cooktop and oven. I really enjoyed renting to this group - they left the place in great shape, recycled, and the best teams won!
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Happy Valley, OR
5

Beautiful views, gorgeous amenities, lots of special touches. Would love to stay again.

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful with high end finishes, gourmet, fully equipped kitchen and lots of windows. The bed was comfortable in the master and both bedrooms has lovely views and beautiful designer decor. The heated floors, heated towel rack, large bathtub in the master and the hot tub outside were some special features. It was nice to put your feet down on a warm heated floor in the middle of chilly Gorge winter weather. The living space was decorated very nicely and the raised den was a very nice reading space. Every detail of this home was well thought out and executed. Very high end inside and out. There is a great coffee place in town call Bahma, and we have eaten at a few of the local eateries. We had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I recommend Joe El Rio's, BIg River Grill and Cafe 130 aka CXXX. We have never been dissappointed with the food at any of these restaurants in Stevenson. Check out the Interpretive Center Museum - there is a picture of Jefferson Davis Nix, the first white settler that claimed the land back in the early 1800's. He was also the 2nd Sheriff of Skamania County and owned the first hotel in Stevenson.
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Portland, OR
5

Fabulous getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long Thanksgiving weekend at the bluff house. To me, it is the best house on the property. Outstanding views!!! We awoke every morning to the gorgeous view of the Columbia River and the rugged Oregon landscape. The weather is very dynamic here. Sometimes it was sunny and clear and others the cliffs were shrouded in clouds and mist. Always stunning.

The property is vast. You can walk down to the river where there are a couple of secluded coves. There is also a large lawn near one of the coves -- perfect for frisbee, games, lounging, picnicking in the summertime. The surrounding area is great. There are numerous hikes within a short drive. Stevenson is close by for provisions and Hood River is a short drive for great food and other activities. Since we were there for Thanksgiving, we took the Polar Express with our toddler and had a great time!

The house is beautiful. Great kitchen with everything you need, 2 full baths, laundry, 2 ample bedrooms, living room with a fireplace and fantastic views, hot tub, etc. I definitely could have stayed for weeks and been perfectly happy. We will definitely be returning.

Very highly recommend! Treat yourself!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kim! We look forward to having you back. I just completed making solid mahogany adirondack chairs and tables for the patios. Great for kicking back outside when the weather is nicer.
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Portland, Oregon
5

Spectacular View

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular gorge view from the comfort of the Bluff House or outdoor hot tub. Attention to decorating, great furnishings, fireplace, heated bathroom floors and wonderful amenities including a well equipped kitchen, make this a relaxing get away on the Columbia River. This clean, well maintained property offers many areas to explore; birds, river activity and water access. Bring your camera, opportunities for amazing photos. Looking forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukie, OR
5

Incredible River View Is Just The Beginning

  • 5 of 5

The entrance sneaks up on you, we came from Stevenson- heading East- when you see the brown campground sign, slow down and watch for the resort sign.

This property is fantastic. The lodge style cabin is roomy and has all of the amenities you could ask for and a few that surprised us. The covered patio was perfect, as it misted on us most of the day on Sunday, yet was still humid enough for shorts and a t-shirt. We sat and watched the river over breakfast. The hot tub is in the right spot for a beautiful view of the river. There is an outdoor shower with a private entrance to the master bedroom. I preferred the guest room as it has the river view. I also loved the river rock floor in the main bathroom shower. The master bath is very tastefully done in tile. Did I mention the outdoor shower and hot tub? There is a nice, private BBQ area behind the kitchen. Big windows everywhere, maximizing the views of the river from all over the house. There was a lot of thought put into this build.

The landscaping is terrific, it is a well maintained piece of property. The coves area on the river is very cool- short walk to get there. They are like tiny little private beaches- great for picnics or hanging out. Great spot to launch kayaks or rafts- I would think this would be a paradise for windsurfers to launch. Saturday was perfect weather, we hung out in the grassy area by the beach and relaxed.

We also got a peek inside the other 2 cabins. They look just as good as the one we stayed in- just a slightly different floor plan. They would be great for 2 families staying together. We may try one of them next time- we are sure to come back here.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, Thanks for staying with us and giving us such high marks. We look forward to your next visit!
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Stevenson and Carson
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Stevenson Big River Grill, Joe El Rio's
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Stevenson Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Apr 12 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Off - Peak
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$285
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.7%

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Amenities

South Cascade Mountains Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Heated Hydronic Flooring in Living Room and Kitchen area, Heated Tile floors in bathrooms, Heated Towel bar in Master, Flat Screen Satellite TV in Master, Guest room has Mountain and River views, Outdoor Shower, Private back patio, River Access, RV Park for guests, Walking Trails, Beaches, Launch for small sailboats and kayaks, Seasonal firepits. www.skamaniacoves dot com

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