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New Construction Custom Built House, Nestled in Forest

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Last updated: 05/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Government Camp house description

It is important to note that during the winter months the Forest Service locks the gates and the only access to the house is via snow shoes, cross country skis or snowmobiles. The house is called Hank's Ranch or the Summit Prairie House and is the product of a dream that became a reality. It was built on a small (.41 acre) piece of property that the family owned for many years and was constructed in the memory of Read (Hank) Richardson, the second to the last owner. It is a one-of-a-kind dwelling, constructed by workers who cared about what they were doing and had a stake in seeing it done correctly. Everyone who worked on the project loved it and thoroughly enjoyed being on site during the three summers of construction.

Winter rental information. Once the snow flies the Forest
Service locks the gates and the only way in to the Ranch is by cross country skis, snowmobile or snowshoes. Family and friends came in the first New Years, towing my toddler grand daughter and had a fabulous time. Winter rates are $250 per night.

All the appliances are brand new as are the towels and most of the linens (some of the quilts are family hand-me-ons). The quilts in the bunkroom and upstairs bedroom were newly hand crafted by a friend as were the downstairs bookcases, made from 'footprint' lumber.

The main room of the downstairs features a TV/conversation area, open dinning area that flows into the kitchen/pantry. The focal point of the Great Room area is a massive stone fireplace, which has internal blower fans, making it as environmentally friends as a fireplace gets. A deck wraps around three quarters of the house, all accessible by wheel chair, and has a fire pit for toasting marshmallows. In time we'll add a hot tub once we learn how summer time renters treat the house and rental money pays for it. The family's goal is to have repeat renters, summer after summer, who grow to enjoy the place as if it was their own and take pride in treating it well.

The garage has been used by family and friends (who snow shoed in during winter) as a play room since it has a small wood heater in it. Singing and game playing occurred there without disturbing more 'adult' activity and the sleeping child in the main house. The kitchen is 'juvenile gourmet' and more kitchen toys will be added with time. For now one can serve a fine meal with matching utensils and dishes and eat at a large mango wood table covered by a real table cloth.

This is a house for friends and their families and making good memories, a place to enjoy the beauty of Oregon's woodland heritage. There are neighbors to be respected, however, so it is not to be considered a Party Hardy venue.




Keywords: Abutts onto Mt Hood National Forest, close to all the area's recreational sites, near Still Creek Campground, quiet and comfortable

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            No felines. Dogs possible...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen

          Amenities

          • Wood Fireplace
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Garage

          Other Amenities

              • Main floor is wheel chair accessible, house was built in an environmentally sustainable manner (recycled old growth timbers and lumber milled from trees that once grew on the footprint of the house), other recycled materials throughout, furnishings are a mixture of modern & new and old & funky, photographs on this listing were taken while house still under construction but nearly finished, for construction diary and philosphy behind the house visit: www.hanksranch.com, very quiet and very dark at night, excellent for star gazing, high powered telescope available on request, feeding squirrels and chipmunks amuzing activity, firepit, good eclectic library of books, 2.5 miles from Trillium Lake, no cats but dogs might be negotiable, house was finished in the late fall of 2010...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • VCR

              Communications

              • Computer Available:

                Hook-up available. Computer not provided...moreless

              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Balcony

              Location & View

              • Ski-In
              • Ski-Out

              Activities

              • Museums
              • Rock Climbing
              • Cycling
              • Snowboarding
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Sailing
              • Snowmobiling
              • Water Skiing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Skiing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Antiquing
              • Shopping
              • Horseshoes
              • Sledding
              • Restaurants
              • Swimming
              • Mountain Biking
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer
              Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $225
              Winter
              Nov 1 - May 31, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $250

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Depending on weather conditions / snow pack cabin may not be directly accessible by vehicle in the winter. Cabin is always accessible via foot/hike from the Trillium Lake Sno-Park.

              Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rates will be reduced for weekly or multiple week stays. $500 security damage/cleaning deposit upon confirmation of booking, refundable if house is left undamaged and clean.


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              Owner info

              About the owner: Here I sit, Ann Richardson, on the kitchen counter, during the last days of finish work, admiring and rather much marvelling at all that was accomplshed during the building of the house.

              Why the Owner Chose Government Camp:
              To learn the story, Google 'Hank's Ranch.'

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              The house offers a multitude of close-at-hand activities while also offering the peace and quiet of the venue itself


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              Photos

              • Front entrance to the house

                Front entrance to the house

              • Fireplace in Great Room, 2nd floor above with 1 bunkrm & 1 bdrm, 2 bdrms down

                Fireplace in Great Room, 2nd floor above with 1 bunkrm & 1 bdrm, 2 bdrms down

              • Roll-in shower on main floor

                Roll-in shower on main floor

              • Dinning area on the main floor

                Dinning area on the main floor

              • Kitchen from bottom of the stairs that lead to 2nd floor. Deck surrounds outside

                Kitchen from bottom of the stairs that lead to 2nd floor. Deck surrounds outside

              VRBO #350351

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Thursday, June 05, 2014

              $225 - $250 per night (USD)
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              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

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