Our little house is very cozy and close to all the Gorge attractions. Less than 10 minutes to Hood River, White Salmon and Washington side kiting and windsurfing launches, this secluded yet accessible one acre property is ideal. Deer, turkeys, bald eagles, song birds, squirrels love it here, as will you. Our one bedroom open loft sleeps two comfortably with a queen sofa-sleeper and twin love seat-sleeper in the living room which sleeps an additional two to three friends or your children. Family friendly locale, with partially fenced large grassy area with tree swing, chairlift swing and hammock.
Rural setting with all amenities ideal for couple or small family
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 19, 2019
About Tyler Barnes
Environmentally conscientious, owner-builder, designer with a B.A. in Architectural Studies from the University of Washington. Have lived in "The Gorge" since 1993 and married a real "local girl" from Mosier, Oregon. Together we have traveled the world and settled down in this amazing community. We enjoy sharing our home with people who want to escape the hustle and bustle of their lives and take in all that our little spot has to offer.
Tyler Barnes purchased this House in 2000
Why Tyler Barnes chose Underwood
We bought this one acre parcel back in 1999 with the intent to build a shop and garage with living quarters above – the space you are in now – that we would live in while building the main house, when time and money allowed. As a “young couple” with no money, we searched for used and reclaimed materials, enlisted the help of friends and family to help build this structure, and essentially were able to “build a house” ourselves. Providing shelter for yourself is a primal experience and is exhausting, challenging and rewarding.
What makes this House unique
Underwood is an unincorporated community in Skamania County, Washington. The latitude is 45.73 and the longitude is 121.526. Located above WA State Route 14, the 20 square mile community with approximately 1,053 residents is nestled on the side of Underwood Mountain (2,755 feet elevation) which rises between the Little White Salmon River and the White Salmon River. The Underwood Community Center includes a gym, playground with picnic tables, outdoor basketball and tennis courts, horse riding paddock, planned community gardens, with a nearby post office (ZIP 98651) and a recently built fire station.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We had a birthday celebration in White Salmon and this property - located in a quiet woodsy neighborhood about 15 minutes away - was perfect. Lots of roaming deer...VERY peaceful. Although it was just the 2 of us (+2 dogs) it easily sleeps 4. The owners responded quickly - and patiently (haha) - to my questions...they were great. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this property!
Very comfortable and happy place to be
Very comfortable and a happy place to be. Well equipped in bathroom and kitchen and plenty of towels available. Extremely clean and very very nice owners! Highly recommend staying here and you'll enjoy not only the cabin but everything in the area!
We stayed for a little honeymoon. It was just what we were looking for. Cute decor, comfortable, close to activities but quiet, and it has a nice TV. We stayed when it was super hot (mid to high 90s) and it was pretty toasty. I was comfortable but my husband runs pretty hot and was disappointed there was not central air. There is an air conditioner in the bedroom but the water reserve fills up quickly and it would not stay on the whole night. Other than that this place is amazing. I would highly recommend and would gladly come back. It was hard to leave at check out time!
Quiet, quaint place. Relaxing retreat that allows dogs. Wild turkeys and deer wander through the property. We go enjoy all the wonders of the area and then come back and relax in the back yard hammock and ski lift chair swing and barbecue on the deck
Perfect - quiet, private, comfy and more
I expected it would be nice but this place is much nicer than I gathered from the listing photos. Beautifully furnished and well-equipped. Everything I needed was available and easy to find. It was a great comfort to return to after a hard day's play. I like quiet and privacy and was not disappointed. Owner is extremely responsive and helpful - many replies were almost immediate. This is one of the best, most-carefree vacation stays I have ever had. Many thanks to the owners!
Great Time in Underwood
This is a great spot to spend some quality time with friends and family. Lofted deck overlooks a well-kept yard that is full of swings, a hammock, and chairs to lounge in. The hosts were very considerate for the unusual heat wave in the region, and we were greeted with a cooled two-story lofted house that had fans and a small A/C running when we arrived. Fell in love with both the home and retreat. This home will definitely be a part of our list of quick weekend getaways from Portland. Thank you!
White Salmon is 4 miles away with most major services.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until your reservation is confirmed. We love those furry friends too, and we respectfully request the size, breed, age and number of pets you intend to have join you on your stay.