Columbia River Gorge Retreat ~ Vacations/Special Events ~ View Miles West/North
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Hood River house description
The Griffin House nests, like its mythological namesake, on a secluded acre and a half on the lofty cliffs that form the gorgeous Columbia River Gorge. The 2 story, 3 bdrm (plus sun room) w/2 bath upper floors of this 3 story home feels swept up yet stands solidly, commanding breathtaking, year round views, widely acclaimed for spectacular sunsets, osprey and geese fly bys, and bald eagle sightings. The ambiance is unequaled!
Comfortable and lovely furnishings, great stone fireplace, black walnut floors with nice rugs and baby grand piano make the spacious main floor a grand place to relax and enjoy the spectacular vistas. Gorgeous kitchen is enhanced by hewn granite counters with 'A River Runs Through It' art installation and a spacious island of artful Brazilian granite plus all the equipment and amenities you could want. Find a full bath on main floor with claw foot tub to be shared.
Upstairs, enjoy our three bedrooms, comfortable bedding, fun art and a sunroom for relaxing into the trees and views. The upper bath has a granite counter and great, roomy shower with w river view.
Our Garden Suite studio apartment is our lower floor, with private entrance, full bath, efficiency kitchen, facing garden and lawn. The ambiance is unequaled, nice as additional living area, additional TV, open to descent from inside, the main floor.
Currently for summer 2013 it is rented long term.
Our hip, garden level suite provides a special, red leather and leopard lounge ambiance where visitors can find a place of their own amidst fine leather furniture, huge old beams, relaxing warm hues, on exotic leopard carpeting. Add a dining table for two alongside the large TV and lounge the evening away! Our locked off private garden suite is made accessible to house and provides 4th bedroom within It ncludes a sleeping area with king size bed / or two twins, nice living room, great furniture, full bathroom, clothing armoire & kitchen. Exits right out to the Epic Lawn, the place for sports, outdoor dining & lounging, providing private time for guests. Glimpse a most intriguing Gorge perspective via the Griffin’s “secret” tunnel, looking West!!
At The Griffin House you are welcome around the fantastic grounds and invited to enjoy the stunningly located, view hot tub with great jets and room for relaxing.
The downtown area is approximately a three minute drive to historic Hood River boasting great shopping, art galleries, fine cuisine, theater, wine tasting, and coffee/internet cafes. It is a 15 minute walk from there to the spit where the kiteboarders launch, and a 10 minute walk to great fly fishing near the mouth of the Hood River itself. There are four wineries and three brew pubs within five minutes or so of our retreat and several other vineyards with winetasting in the area. By special arrangement, Cathedral Ridge Winery, the closest, will offer a special discount to vacationers or wedding reception hosts!
Mt. Hood Meadows, a winter ski resort, is about 40 minutes south. The historic Timberline Lodge, with year-round glacier skiing is about a 50 minute drive. Lost Lake and Timothy Lake are within a one hour drive and the infamous Mt. St. Helens is about 2 hours to see the most spectacular viewpoint at Johnston Ridge. There are numerous spectacular, scenic routes for road biking and mountain biking with varied trails for all ages/abilities. White water rafting and kayaking is available on both the White Salmon (5 minute drive)and Deshutes River (60 minutes approx). Enjoy numerous options for hiking, windsurfing, and kiteboarding for all levels (The Event Site, The Hook, The Marina, and the Spit are a 3-4 minute drive).
Fine catering, flower delivery, wine tasting, babysitting, party planning are all available at The Griffin House by special arrangement.
Keywords: Garden Studio Apartment, 4 bedroom, 4 bdrm, bluff, views, spectacular, near downtown, Private Parking, Hot tub, Incredible outdoor space, with Unbelieveable Vistas and Gorgeous Grounds, Gorge, Windsurfing, Kiteboarding, wifi, elegant, private home, retreat,
- 2350 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
For visitors, the bathroom on main floor is not specifically wheelchair accessible and does not have the special handrails, etc. Ramp outdoors allows access to patios, at weddings we book accessible portable bathrooms....moreless
- Pets Considered:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
Our list of preferred services included on The Griffin House website at www.TheGriffinHouse.com. We will be happy to assist in securing the right people to service your special occasion with catering, wine, flowers, etc....moreless
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Parking Off Street:
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Washing Machine:
- Hair Dryer
- Living Room seats 10
- Shared Hot Tub:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- Video Games:
- Music Library
- Wireless Internet
Deck / Patio:
(3) You are invited to enjoy many delightful areas from which to enjoy the Columbia River Gorge spectacular vistas from our aerie at The Griffin House, while renting our garden level apartment. Please view photo tours on our website: www.TheGriffinHouse.com for a more complete overview of lawns, patios, landscaping....moreless
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
Swell City and the Hatchery most famous beaches for launching windsurfing and/or kiteboarding adventures. Fantastic to watch from home, check conditions. Live camera www hatchcam.com ~ see it live!...moreless
Best Columbia River Gorge View Location on the Bluffs! To the West of the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel and Vagabond Lodge! Perfect for weddings/events guests stay right nearby... Spectacular....moreless
- Water View
- Equestrian Events
- Rock Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Roller Blading
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Recreation Center
- Paddle Boating
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Hood River, Oregon at the center of the awesome Columbia River Gorge, is nestled between Mt. Adams rising 1.5 miles (2.4 km) above the Cascade crest to the North and Mt. Hood Oregon's highest mountain at about 11,240 ft., to the South. Major outdoor paradise on so many levels! Many choose to get married here....moreless
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The Griffin House
The Griffin House
Absolutely Breath-taking Views of the Columbia River. The pictures on this website do not do this beautiful house justice--much larger interior than we thought it would have, gorgeous well sized kitchen, stone-paved shower with river view. Large screen TV, baby grand piano, plus gorgeous well-furnished living room with huge glass windows for the view. Huge patio space with hot tub overlooking THE best view of the river valley, not to mention plenty of comfortable patio seating with fire hearth. Beautiful mermaid statue and small pond out front. Our host was excellent, made wonderful recommendations for our stay and took great care of us. The only downside I would have to say is the master bedroom, which is small, but still has a fabulous view of the river. Great location on the outskirt Hood River, easy assess to local beer taprooms, wine tasting, downtown shops, and waterfront beach park. Would highly recommend to family and friends. Just Beautiful.
- Guest Rachel (Little Rock)
- Date of stay 07/08/13
- Review Submitted 07/14/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your glowing review! Our family appreciates your positive comments and as for the Master Bedroom size, we agree and this season are adding a pop out skylight/dormer to enlarge the room substantially! Like the one we did in the Blue Room, only bigger, so be sure to come back and I'll thank you with a special bottle of Cathedral Ridge fine wine for the suggestion! All the best, The Griffins
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May 15 - Sep 28, 2014
4 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Think WEDDING / Outdoor CONERT / Family REUNION / REHEARSAL Dinner / RETREAT *Additional fee applies for any group event plus Event Insurance, local management, special regulations ~ spectacular & memorable location!!!
We can be flexible on price if you are a couple only ~ 1 bdrm.
THINK COZY CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR BY THE BIG FIREPLACE ~ SNOWY HOT TUB W/ VIEWS ~ GORGEOUS KITCHEN 4 FESTIVE HOLIDAY
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning Fee: $175 + tax
- Property Damage Protection: $69
- Tax Rate 8.5%
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 1986
About the owner: I came up to windsurf over 20 years ago in it, fell in love with the Gorge, and have had a home there ever since! I've owned and renovated a few over the years, rented them to wonderful residents & vacationers as my business On The Hood, Inc. grew. In time, homes have come and gone with ONE exception!!! The Griffin House in its most spectacular location captured my heart permanently, and will always be a family and friends' retreat now shared with a few, special VRBO new friends! Weddings, Reunions, Retreats and Perhaps THE best hot tub location in the world!
Why the Owner Chose Hood River:
Private gated property, sweeping views miles down the Gorge, eye level with osprey and eagles, a retreat away from it all, close to dining & shopping downtown, to ski Mt. Hood, play in the river, as well. After finding this spectacular property, I knew I'd never leave! Our wonderful home's been, recently gorgeously remodeled, Fantastic Kitchen, The Great Room and stone Fireplace, we've added grand blue slate patios, mermaid fountain and mature landscaping abounds, ... Wow! I have rental properties, here in Hood River and this is most spectacular. Our private grounds offer THE best vistas looking West, way down the Gorge for miles and the sunsets - breathtaking! Look North to Swell City and the Hatch and upriver a ways. Enjoy the Epic Lawns, Stone Patio, many spots to relax, the pond, beautiful mature landscaping, and did I say 'THE best views looking way way West down the Columbia River Gorge'? The Garden Suite, downstairs, is fun, cozy, leopard and red leather accents and looks out to the Great Lawn and Garden. It is rented separately or together with main house.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Views, veiws and more views plus privacy from all around the grounds of our Gorge home! Prices offer so much more. Private retreat within our acre and a half property surrounded by fantastic old stone walls, lawns and mature trees and plantings. Gorgeous for Wedding, family reunion, special event with advance agreement and additional fees. Watch live windsurfing/kiting action on the river ( and from our live cameras, imbedded in our cliffs near. World famous Swell City and the Hatchery are right on the river here, viewed from our perch in the Gorge. Hatchcam.com is the live cam view of the two top sailing sites here, imbedded in our cliffs here. Near kiteboarding and windsurfing sites, fantastic biking, hiking, golfing, tennis, kayaking ~ outdoor life! Columbia River Gorge wineries are amazing and we especially love to recommend Cathedral Ridge Winery, just nearby and offer a free wine tasting with advance reservation.
Links to more information:
Stonewalls and Flowers Surround You Outdoors, Overlooking The Gorge!
The Griffin House Garden Suite Overlooks Gardens & Expansive Lawn ~ Very Private
Celebrate The Gorge At The Griffin House!
Relaxin' Above the Gorge! You Can Too! We Have a Nice Hammock.
Winter warmth and stellar views!
The Great Lawn is the view from our studio suite. Note extra large teeter totter
The Sternwheeler goes by The Griffin House perch .... wave!! : )
Gorgeous in Fall, Blue Slate steps and patios ~ love our mature trees!
Gorge View Bedroom (sideways ~ sorry!)
Green Room has a single, pictured here and a queen bed
Historic Downtown Hood River, 5 minute drive from The Griffin House
Our View of the Gorge... Yours To Enjoy Outdoors!
Griffin's Great Room inspires!
Love Winter at The Griffin House by our Stone Fireplace ~ Great Room ~
Lovely mermaid pond on the grounds.
Family reunion, so special, great photo ops abound at The Griffin House
Spring/Summer on The Griffin House Great Lawn and gardens
Gorge View Bedroom / Queen
Blue Room has two single beds
Kayk racing on the Columbia!
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