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Riverfront Rustic Charm 10min to Columbia Gorge and Hood River

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Cabin rests on bank of White Salmon river about three miles below Husum.

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Last updated: 11/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

White Salmon cabin description

Nestled right on the banks of the White Salmon river in a small community of other cabins. It's private, though not isolated - there are neighboring cabins across the river and one next door. The setting is picturesque. Accommodations are simple (rustic) but with all the basic amenities. And less than an hour and a half from Portland, ten minutes from Hood River - its hard to beat the location.

Daytime outdoor activities, dinner on the deck, and sleeping on the screened porch are our favorite things to do. The river is spring fed so it is cold all year and swift, but a quick dip on a hot day is possible. Kayaking and rafting on the river are popular (class 2-5), and there are many guided trips options in BZ or Husum. There are also ample hiking, cycling and mountain biking options including the Nestor Peak 19 mile loop trail - which you can start from the door. Trout Lake and the Gifford Pinchot Forest are to the North with lots more recreation options - including Mt. Adams. There's also a commercial stable three miles down the road and golf (Husum Hills) approx. five miles away. Also multiple wineries and breweries within driving distance.

Hood River is a ten minute drive away. A great place to go for shopping and a meal. Trout Lake is about twenty miles to the North. The town of White Salmon is about five miles east.

A little more on the rustic charms… Cabin is about 600 square feet and includes main living area / kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and screened sleeping porch overlooking river. Maximum occupancy is three / two cars - though best suited for couple. It's an open floor plan, with limited separation between main living area and bedroom. The sleeping porch is screened and sits right on river. It's open and can get chilly - though is perfect in summer months - actually pretty dreamy. It's cozy living quarters - ideal for a couple. There is a basic shower and sink from a curtained bathroom off the master bedroom. Kitchen is very functional and includes mini fridge, electric oven with stove top, coffee maker, toaster, sink with hot water, basic pots and pans, cooking tools, dishware, silverware etc. (on a hot summer weekend you will want to think about supplementing mini fridge with a cooler). There's also a gas BBQ outside.

It's simple, though very cool and a perfect staging area for various activities or for just relaxing. Oh - and our dog thinks its the best place in the world too. Cabin is dog friendly - no deposit required provided your dog behaves him/herself and stays off furniture.

Note: If you do decide to rent / stay, it's important to us that you be good neighbors to the other cabin owners. We appreciate your (and dog if you bring one) consciousness about the wild and scenic environment, appropriate quiet times, etc. If you're looking for a place to be loud / party / entertain - that's fine - but this is not the location for you. Maximum occupancy is three and two cars - unless otherwise arranged. Extra rates apply if we agree to occupancy above three. Inside cabin is non smoking.

Also: for some reason East Lake Road doesn't link with Google Earth or GPS - to see in Google just type in 11 Creekside Place (even though it's 11 East Lake Road) White Salmon, 98672. I show 45 degrees 46'53.52'N 121 degrees 30' 52.46'W

Finally, Condit Dam was breached in October 2011 creating a free-flowing White Salmon river for the first time in about a hundred years. The water in front of cabin has changed dramatically as a result. We still sit right on water, but it's definitely more river than lake now - faster and a much lower channel has been dug. Still very beautiful and the river sounds are now even more pronounced - but no longer placid and simply different. Photos posted are updated to give you sense of the change. Given drop in river the bank is now pretty steep. Not death defying or anything that ominous, but you just need to be careful when walking close to the edge. Best to access river at park below cabin vs. right below cabin. Cabin is not suitable for young children due to the proximity to the river and lack of deck child precautions in place.

Keywords: cabin, riverfront, rafting, windsurfing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, relaxing, unique, river, windsurfing, wineries

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cabin
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Not suitable for young children given proximity to river and lack of child restraints....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Dog friendly - though one dog limit...moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Sleeping Porch

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          • King size beds (1) in bedroom, Double Beds (1) in screened sleeping porch, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Also fold out futon in main living area...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Cabin in on White Salmon River and is ideal for relaxing, and numerous water activities - fishing, whitewater kayaking, rafting. We do a lot of whitewater kayaking and cabin location is take-out for lower white salmon white water run. It's just above Northwestern park. In the summer there are many commercial raft runs that float by as well - creating a festive environment. You can also run, walk, hike and mountain bike from cabin. The cabin itself if darling, though simple - definitely more cabin than house. But, the setting / outdoor opportunities are spectacular. It's in the heart of the Columbia Gorge. Many hiking and mountain biking opportunities close by. There's also a stable about three miles down the road and golf five miles north. Hood River is about 7 miles Southwest. Trout Lake is about 20 miles North....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Stereo:

                Stereo receiver with radio / IPOD cable. ...moreless

              • Television:

                Small TV - though no reception / for videos only....moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Basic collection of old tapes / DVD's....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Marina
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • Groceries
              • Hospital

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Waterfront:

                    Cabin sits on White Salmon River - formerly Northwestern Lake....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rafting
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Heating:

                        Baseboard and wood stove. ...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        No need to bring towels, sheets, etc. Provided....moreless

                      • Mobile Phone:

                        There is cell coverage (AT+T) from cabin....moreless

                      • Parking:

                        on East Lake Road. Two car limit. ...moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Wood Stove

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Pots, pans, plates, glasses and various spices. Also coffee....moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen:

                        Electric Oven, Toaster, and Coffeemaker provided. Also gas BBQ....moreless

                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator:

                        Fridge is mini - so would need to supplement with cooler if bringing lots of food....moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony:

                        Screened porch directly overlooking river...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Overlooking river - plus old dock now resides next to it....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Payment Type

                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa
                       

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                      Last updated: 11/21/2014
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                      Location

                      70 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      PDX
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Husum Hills
                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Amtrack / Bingen
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Various in White Salmon
                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Mt. Hood Meadows - Downhill / Mt Adams Nordic

                      Here's what New York Times says in is '46 Places to Go in 2013' article: 'a white-water paddler’s dream come true. A major dam removal in October to allow for fish passage means that the White Salmon River now runs all the way to the Columbia River, flowing freely from its glacial headwaters at Mount Adams for the first time in 100 years. Local outfitters like Wet Planet are expected to begin rafting and kayaking tours on the newly opened section of challenging Class IV rapids early this year. Conservationists are happy, too, as spawning chinook salmon and steelhead trout have already been spotted swimming upstream in the new habitat.' It's a very pretty and exciting river amongst other great features - i.e. Columbia Gorge, Mt. Hood, Mt Adams, Hood River, etc.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2004

                      About the owner: Portland couple and their dog.

                      Why the Owner Chose White Salmon:
                      Simple, very charming cabin, close to Portland and in the middle of Columbia Gorge recreational opportunities. We also like the Hood River vibe.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                      We love the Columbia Gorge and all it has to offer. We can't think of a better place to be on a summer evening than on the deck at the rivers edge after a day of paddling or hiking. And our golden retriever loves it even more than we do!


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                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Cabin rests on bank of White Salmon river about three miles below Husum.

                        Cabin rests on bank of White Salmon river about three miles below Husum.

                      • Cabin summer of 2011 before dam breach from across the river. Lake is now river

                        Cabin summer of 2011 before dam breach from across the river. Lake is now river

                      • Bedroom

                        Bedroom

                      • Deck with old dock (barely visible) alongside.

                        Deck with old dock (barely visible) alongside.

                      • Deck from road.

                        Deck from road.

                      • Commercial rafters generally run from BZ to park just below cabin. Cost: $65

                        Commercial rafters generally run from BZ to park just below cabin. Cost: $65

                      • Looking downriver (South) towards bridge and Northwestern Park.

                        Looking downriver (South) towards bridge and Northwestern Park.

                      • Cabins directly across river

                        Cabins directly across river

                      • Cabin map. Note East Lake Rd. shows as Creekside Place in GPS. Hwy 141 to East

                        Cabin map. Note East Lake Rd. shows as Creekside Place in GPS. Hwy 141 to East

                      • Gorge climate is warm / dry in summer and colder (vs. Portland) in winter.

                        Gorge climate is warm / dry in summer and colder (vs. Portland) in winter.

                      • Town of White Salmon is approx. 5 miles away to East.

                        Town of White Salmon is approx. 5 miles away to East.

                      • Columbia Gorge offers tons of outdoor recreation opportunities.

                        Columbia Gorge offers tons of outdoor recreation opportunities.

                      • Morning view. More sun in afternoon.   afternoon.

                        Morning view. More sun in afternoon. afternoon.

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Living Room. Heat is wood stove and baseboard. Futon folds out.

                        Living Room. Heat is wood stove and baseboard. Futon folds out.

                      • On nice summer day it's fun to move table to deck and eat overlooking river

                        On nice summer day it's fun to move table to deck and eat overlooking river

                      • Kayakers surfing on wave in spring directly in front of cabin

                        Kayakers surfing on wave in spring directly in front of cabin

                      • Stand up paddle boarder, brave soul.

                        Stand up paddle boarder, brave soul.

                      • Looking upriver from cabin

                        Looking upriver from cabin

                      • East Lake Road. Lots of privacy - only three cabins on this side of river.

                        East Lake Road. Lots of privacy - only three cabins on this side of river.

                      • Moving dock up from prior resting place. The lake is officially gone!

                        Moving dock up from prior resting place. The lake is officially gone!

                      • Husum Falls - about three miles upriver. It is runnable in raft / kayak.

                        Husum Falls - about three miles upriver. It is runnable in raft / kayak.

                      • Hood River is approximately 7 miles from cabin. Windsurfing mecca.

                        Hood River is approximately 7 miles from cabin. Windsurfing mecca.

                      • Mt Adams / Trout Lake recreational areas are directly north - approx. 20 miles.

                        Mt Adams / Trout Lake recreational areas are directly north - approx. 20 miles.

                      VRBO #348238

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, December 13, 2014

                      $90 - $110 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

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                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/21/2014
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