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Spectacular Views from Private Chalet on Sandy River on 5 Acres

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Last updated: 08/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mount Hood chalet description

If you are looking for the most comfortable and relaxing environment from which to enjoy everything Mt. Hood has to offer, you have probably found what you are looking for. Whether it’s for a weekend retreat, a family trip, a ski outing, a romantic escape, or just to get away from it all, you will not find a more relaxing, more private, better appointed house with better views anywhere on Mt. Hood.

Located in Rhododendron in the Mt. Hood National Forest, right next to Welches, OR, this magnificent 2,300 sq-ft chalet can sleep up to 14 people, boasts 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, granite counters in kitchen, hot tub on deck, and is located on almost 5 acres of pristine, private forest right next to the beautiful Sandy River. Are there nicer, bigger houses on Mt. Hood? Sure there are, but are there any that are closer to the river with more breathtaking views? It’s a real paradise for nature lovers, and the area around the house is the best playground for both adults and children.

This Mt. Hood house is located less than an hour away from the Portland airport and is 10 minutes from Ski Bowl. It's a real paradise all year round.

Whereas the house itself is immaculate, beautifully furnished and has everything you could possibly need, it’s the views that will keep you coming back every year once you have experienced it. As one of our guests aptly put it, “it’s heaven on earth”, and it really is. You have perfect views of the river and mountains from the huge deck that wraps around 3 sides of the house, and you are literally only steps away from the water.

Although every room in the house offers views of the river, the dining room/solarium has wall-to-ceiling, two-story windows that offer majestic views of the river and mountain. Even when you are not eating, it's the perfect room in which to relax with friends or family and take in the beautiful surroundings. The dining room has 8 chairs, but you can squeeze in 2 more chairs to seat 10.

The kitchen is a chef’s delight as it boasts granite counter-tops, hardwood floors, gas range, restaurant-type faucet, a large island, Bosch dishwasher, and all the pots and utensils you could possibly need.

Four nicely appointed bedrooms each have their own style and colors and were named after the seasons. They all have different, mountain-themed beds, and one of the rooms has 2 sets of bunks and a sofa-bed. For relaxing in the evening there is a nice hot tub on the deck with a view towards the river. There is a nice pool table in the garage as well.

Part of what makes this house special is that it gets sun all day long. Most houses on Mt. Hood are blocked from the sun by all the trees that surround them. Since the chalet is right on the bank of the river and this portion of the river runs East to West, you get sun all day long, making it a much more enjoyable experience.

Being higher up on the mountain than Welches means that in the winter the snow stays on the ground more often than in Welches or other areas. This means that if you want a white holiday season or you like to see snow in the winter, you have a better chance at this house than you do at most others. There isn't snow on the ground all winter long, but when there is it's quite breathtaking.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Chalet
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            You can smoke outside, but not inside the house. ...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Adult supervision highly recommended....moreless

          • Events Allowed
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

          • Bedroom 2 - upstairs: 1 queen

            Excellent downstream river views from the 3 large windows....moreless

          • Bedroom 3 - bottom floor: 1 queen

            32' TV, large closet...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 2 bunk bed, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Sleeps 6 (2 in sofa-bed and 4 in the 2 bunk beds)...moreless

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            Vaulted ceiling, 3 huge windows, walk-in closet...moreless

          • Note that to get to the downstairs bedroom that has the queen bed you must walk through the 4th bedroom (the one with the sofa-bed and bunks). These 2 downstairs bedrooms have doors to the patio that's below the deck, so you are only steps away from the river's edge. There is a queen-size air mattress that sleeps 2 people also. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 3 - main floor: toilet

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            River view from the tub. Laminate flooring...moreless

          • Bathroom 2 - bottom floor: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 10 people

          Amenities

          • Garage:

            Only one parking space inside garage. Other half has the pool table. ...moreless

          • Heating:

            Central heating, forced air. ...moreless

          • Parking:

            Lots of outside parking...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

          • Pool Table:

            8-ft, single slate, in great shape. Located in the garage...moreless

          • Video Library:

            Tons of videos plus many recorded movies on DVR...moreless

          • DVD Player:

            Blue Ray player in living room...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            (4) Dish Network with HBO...moreless

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            Only AT& T has reception at the house. Others have reception just down the hill less than a mile from the house. ...moreless

          • Internet:

            High-speed cable internet. Router has no password...moreless

          Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Bicycles:

                Great mountain-biking and road biking, but must bring own bikes...moreless

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Skiing only 10 minutes away. Must bring own gear. ...moreless

              • Golf:

                Golf a few minutes away; must bring own gear. ...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                River next to house, but must bring own gear. ...moreless

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

              • Water View:

                Located right on the bank of the Sandy River on the upper part of the Sandy where the rapids are. It's as close to the water as you can get on the river, and the view is breathtaking. ...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Zigzag mountain is on the other side of the river, and it makes for a spectacular view. ...moreless

              Activities

              • Groceries
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Snowmobiling
              • Snowboarding
              • Skiing
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Cycling
              • Kayaking
              • Rafting
              • Golf
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Mountaineering
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Medical Services
              • Hunting
              • Rock Climbing
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer
              Jun 27 - Sep 7, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $375 $425
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              September
              Sep 8 - Sep 30, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $300 $400
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              Thanksgiving
              Nov 24 - Dec 2, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $425 $425
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              Dec Ski Season
              Dec 3 - Dec 17, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $350 $400
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $2,450
              Christmas Holidays
              Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $450 $450
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              Ski Season
              Jan 5 - Apr 6, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $350 $425
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $2,450
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $250 $350
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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              • Taxes Not included

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              Location

              44 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Portland International Airport (PDX)
              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Hwy 26
              2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              A few
              10 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Ski Bowl
              3 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Resort at the Mountain
              2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Many

              Car: Necessary

              This is a truly privileged location on the mountain. Complete privacy on over 5 acres of pristine forest. Besides the Sandy river, there is a creek that also runs through the property. You can fish from right in front of the house or go to other fishing spots on the river. You can put your kayak in right in front of the house or in the summertime you can go in the river to cool off or tube down the river.

              There is a great single track trail for either mountain-biking or hiking that weaves in and out from the edge of the river. You are 10-20 minutes away from a large variety of outdoor activities in the area.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2012

              About the owner: I go up to the house almost every weekend when it's not rented. I am an outdoors enthusiast, and my biggest problem is deciding what fun activity I'm going to do any particular day because there's so much to do on the mountain.

              Why the Owner Chose Mount Hood:
              I bought this house because of the views and the proximity to nature. I have not seen anything like it on Mt. Hood. Besides that, the house is immaculate inside and very well designed. It's just a very cozy house while being relatively modern at the same time. The privacy you enjoy here is quite unique too because there are no nearby neighbors. Even though you are only 2 miles away from stores and restaurants, you really feel like you are in the middle of nowhere.

              The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
              In the summertime, you have no idea how nice it is to go to sleep and wake up listening to the rushing water of the river below. It is very serene and relaxing. The trails that start on the property are quite unique as well, and there is usually fauna to be seen almost every day, from deer to bobcats to all kinds of birds to raccoons to a large bald eagle that lives nearby to a small bear that wanders around sometimes at night (it's a small black bear that is scared of people, so it's almost impossible to see it and it has never bothered anyone).


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              Photos

              • Front of house in Winter

                Front of house in Winter

              • Winter paradise by river

                Winter paradise by river

              • Deck

                Deck

              • River view from deck in the fall, when water levels are at their lowest

                River view from deck in the fall, when water levels are at their lowest

              • Master Bedroom with King Bed.

                Master Bedroom with King Bed.

              • Bedroom #2, Queen Bed

                Bedroom #2, Queen Bed

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • 8-ft pool table in garage. Single slate, in excellent shape.

                8-ft pool table in garage. Single slate, in excellent shape.

              • Log swing and firepit

                Log swing and firepit

              • View from Master Bedroom with clouds in Fall

                View from Master Bedroom with clouds in Fall

              • Hiking trail that starts on property

                Hiking trail that starts on property

              • View of house from river in Winter

                View of house from river in Winter

              • Front of house

                Front of house

              • View of house from across the river (end of summer when water level is lowest)

                View of house from across the river (end of summer when water level is lowest)

              • Hot tub, view towards river

                Hot tub, view towards river

              • Master bathroom

                Master bathroom

              • Living Room view from kitchen

                Living Room view from kitchen

              • Dining room, and that IS the river you see behind. 8 chairs but seats 10.

                Dining room, and that IS the river you see behind. 8 chairs but seats 10.

              • Bedroom #4, 2 sets of bunk beds plus sofa-bed. Room sleeps 6

                Bedroom #4, 2 sets of bunk beds plus sofa-bed. Room sleeps 6

              • Back of house

                Back of house

              • View from Master Bedroom

                View from Master Bedroom

              • Hiking trail in late afternoon

                Hiking trail in late afternoon

              • Downstream view of river - close-up

                Downstream view of river - close-up

              VRBO #444103

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Saturday, November 16, 2013

              $250 - $450 per night (USD)
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              4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 14

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