|Minimum Stay||1 - 3 nights|
Rustic luxury with attention to detail. Eva's Cottage is comfortable and cozy, with many thoughtful touches like the down comforter and pillows on the queen-size, custom-built log bed (truly one of a kind!), and travertine/river rock shower. Relax by the massive stone, wood-burning fireplace, or in the hot tub just outside the greatroom. With wireless internet, internet TV and landline, you'll be as connected as you want, or need to be. This one-bedroom, one-bath, cottage is perfect for a couple or a solo visitor. Alternate lifestyle- and dog-friendly.
From the greatroom, antique casement windows overlook the wraparound porch. The nook is a quiet, serene spot for reading or sleeping, and the kitchen is completely furnished to accommodate serious cooks, as well as those seeking a vacation from cooking.
In the well-stocked kitchen you'll find a programmable drip coffee maker, coffee filters, coffee grinder, a French Press, a Keurig, microwave, toaster oven, electric water kettle, placemats, cloth napkins, tea towels and a British hotel teapot with a copper cozy. All this is in addition to a full set of cookware, flatware, glasses, gas grill dinnerware for four, and full-size appliances. Amenities at Eva's Cottage also include toiletries, firewood, and dog towels/cleanup kit.
If you need entertainment beyond watching the deer grazing nearby, you'll find internet TV (there is no other TV reception; the trees are so large they block line of sight to satellites) in greatroom, a TV/DVD/stereo in the bedroom, lots of games and books. Read about the fascinating woman who created this little slice of heaven which bears her name!
Eva's Cottage sits just a few steps from our sandy beach, down a sloping path. It is an idyllic location with many eagles, heron, hawks, and deer, a large 20' deep swimming hole and year-round waterfall. The land surrounding the Cottage and across the river is private and protected. The temperate climate is never too hot or too cold. [Note: beach is shared by residents of nearby home, but they are quiet and respectful of our guests. Please note also that beach fires and fishing from the beach are not allowed (there is great fishing just 1/2 mile downriver, on the other side of the Salmon Falls bridge).]
This 28.5 acre retreat includes a large and rare stand of old-growth Douglas fir, Western cedar, hemlock and maple; some of which are estimated to be more than 300 years old. Eva's descendants steward the land and maintain the forest with an eye to future generations' enjoyment.
A good supermarket, drugstore, and other services are about 14 miles away in the town of Washougal. The location provides easy, year-round access to hiking, boating, fishing, skiing and more. The Washougal is one of only two completely unpolluted rivers in the region. It offers fine fishing, whitewater rafting, canoeing and kayaking as it flows into the mighty Columbia River just a few miles to the south. All manner of outdoor activities are close by, yet the setting itself is secluded and free from the noise and distractions of everyday life.
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!
We stayed here for a night on short notice for a quick getaway. We were so sad to have to leave after only one night. It was so beautiful there. And although there is a house right next door, it still feels private. The hot tub is on the back side of the house away from the neighbors. We will be back, only next time for much longer!
If the sound and sight of a mountain river rushing over rocks is your idea of the perfect background for reading, writing, sipping wine, or napping, Eva's Cottage on the gorgeous Washougal River is as good as it gets.
Eva's has a more modern feel to it than other cabins from the same time period you might stay in, but the updated kitchen and bathroom, the very efficient forced air furnace, and available wi-fi will keep you from feeling like you're roughing it more than you're comfortable with. The big stone fireplace is a wonder (read the history of the cabin to really appreciate it) and lovely to stare into at the end of the day.
If you like exploring and scenery, there's no shortage of amazing views - from the Washougal River Road drive from Washougal to the cabin, Cape Horn on Hwy 14, or the little towns of Stevenson and Carson further up the road...
Eva's was the perfect spot for some much needed downtime.
Had excellent experience of 3 days at Eva's Cabin. You cannot ask for a more peaceful and beautiful setting on the river. We had the advantage of no one staying at River Bend Lodge next store so was very private. Great location to take day trips for hiking the glorious Columbia River Gorge. Loved the stone fireplace and had a cozy fire every night. Picnic by the river with a great glass of wine was also a wonderful memory. Being from Texas, we especially enjoyed the lovely old growth forest, waterfall, and pristine river. Cabin was well maintained and spotless!
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