About the property
- House1630 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum StayNone
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Enjoy this stunning historic two story Victorian house built in 1900 and perched on a bluff top corner lot adjacent to the Hood River with sweeping 270 degree dynamic views. Views include the Columbia River, Hood River, Hood River Bridge, White Salmon Bridge, Washington and East hills, peek-a-boo of Mt Hood, Fourth of July fireworks, and the occasional Mt Hood Railroad tourist train. Portions of the windsurfing “Event Site” and the kite boarding “Spit” are also within view. Enjoy watching the colorful chaos of windsurfers, kite boarders and sailboats while listening to the sound of the Hood River below.
Without neighbors on two sides, the unfenced wind-protected private back yard and deck has the same views as the house and is a perfect location to watch human and wildlife activities in the surrounding river gorges below while grilling on the Weber grill under the shade of gnarled oak trees. Sandy uncrowded beaches on the Hood River are only 220 feet away. Walk 2 blocks west to the Indian Creek Trail for running, walking and bike riding along the Hood River. Watch eagles and osprey hunt high above the Hood River and chipmunks and quail scurry about. Walk 8 blocks northwest to Historic Downtown Hood River and all its amenities; see points of interest map below. Minutes from fishing, boating, kite boarding and wind surfing on the Columbia River. 35 miles to Mt Hood Meadows ski resort, 25 miles to family-friendly Cooper Spur Ski Resort, 50 miles to year-round snow at Timberline Lodge and 21 miles to snow parks for tubing.
The home is fully set up to act as your base for day excursions and quiet refuge for rejuvenation. The living room has views of both rivers, a gas fireplace, and a 46' LCD HDTV. The house has fast broadband internet access and Wi-Fi. The kitchen with gas range, large windows and 26' LCD HDTV is conveniently located adjacent to indoor and outdoor dining spaces. The expanded cable service in the living room and kitchen offers 75 TV channels and 45 music channels to enjoy while while cooking, dining or entertaining. The Main floor east bedroom has a king bed and view of the Hood River. The upstairs north bedroom has a queen bed, port-a-crib and views of both rivers. The upstairs south master bedroom has a queen bed, half bath (toilet & sink) and views of the Hood River and peek-a-boo of Mt Hood. Both upstairs bedrooms have 27' TVs with basic cable and IPod/MP3 dock clock radios.
Extra sleeping capacity is provided by a twin daybed with trundle that can optionally be combined to make a king bed in the living room, the L-Shaped couch adds two spots, and three small foam mattresses can be used anywhere.
Lockable gear storage is located under the north porch. Two to four off-street parking spaces and free on-street parking is available. Pets and large groups considered for additional fee, please inquire.
Keywords: Historic Victorian View House columbia Hood River furnished vacation rental gorge train kite board windsurf ski bbq grill deck wifi trail beach waterfront walk to town
City of Hood River Short Term Rental License #363
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- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 27, 2018
About Shawn Summersett
Click on the '+' button on the map below to zoom in. Shawn, Sophie and their two children relocated to the Hood River valley in August 2005 from Seattle Washington in order to raise their family in a picturesque small town environment with more indoor and outdoor opportunities than you should reasonably expect in a small community. As full-time year-round Hood River valley residents since 2005, we'd love to share with you from an insider's perspective what we know and love about this award-winning community. We wouldn't live anywhere else!
Shawn Summersett purchased this House in 2007
Why Shawn Summersett chose Hood River
You could live here your entire life and still not exhaust the available opportunities.
What makes this House unique
Feel like you are staying in the mountains while being only 8 blocks to town and 220 feet to Hood River beach. Indian Creek Trail. Outstanding views. Wind-protected private back yard and deck. Short walk to all the amenities of the Historic Downtown district. Minutes from fishing, boating, kite boarding and wind surfing on the Columbia River. 35 miles to Mt Hood Meadows ski resort, 25 miles to family-friendly Cooper Spur Ski Resort, 50 miles to year-round snow at Timberline Lodge and 21 miles to snow parks for tubing. This vacation rental has been in service since August 2008.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great location high above Hood River, comfortable accommodations; nice deck.
My wife, son and daughter-in-law spent two nights at the Bluff House. Spent much of our time on the deck or at the spacious kitchen table. Beds were comfortable and house was clean. We hiked at Eagle Creek and tried stand-up paddle boarding for the first time. We'd return here if we come to Hood River again.
Wish our stay was longer
The house was very nice and clean. It offers many amenities that we did not used as our stay was for only a day to attend a wedding at a nearby resort.
We will definitely consider coming back to rent it again for a longer vacation stay and try out the many activities available locally to explore this area more.
Second year at the Bluff House!
This was our second year at the Bluff House and it did not disappoint. The incredible views and flower filled yard are my favorite parts of this house. You can see the Gorge from almost all angles of the house and it is conveniently located within walking distance of town. Shawn is a great owner and was quick to respond to any of my questions. Thanks so much for another great year!
Nice old house on the hill
Perfect for us. 3 guy Mtn bike trip
Bluff House at Hood River
The Bluff House was very clean and comfortable. Especially enjoyed the 'everything needed' kitchen.
The favorite room was the 'dining room'. So light.
The closeness to town, yet, separate, view and quiet, made it a perfect location.
It only had two drawbacks: One shower, and the social area far from the kitchen (the cook). For some this may be a benefit.
We had an easy and wonderful stay.
The linens were soooooooooo soft.
Comfortable and full of character
We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend at the Bluff House. As soon as we walked in the door, I realized the pictures online do not do this place justice - every room was bigger and brighter than I expected. The mix of traditional flooring, crown moulding, and window coverings mixed well with comfortable modern furnishings. The kitchen was very well equipped, and the dining room had a great view of Hood River and birds in the trees. Great views from the living room and bedroom, too. A moderate and thoroughly enjoyable walk to downtown, but the walk back up the 2nd street stairs will take your breath away! The bathrooms are small but not a problem for our group of 4. We had a great time beer and cider tasting and shopping in town but the most memorable experience was our visit to the Antique Aero and Auto Museum. We will definitely be back!
kite boarding, dirt biking, four wheeling, waterfalls, art galleries, free City skate park, wine/brewery tasting/tours, train rides, community indoor/outdoor pool, and Jackson Park free Thursday night concerts and Saturday night outdoor movies.
Additional information about rental rates
Mid-June through Labor Day, Christmas week, Thanksgiving week, and New Years week we try for 4-night minimum. Other holidays: 3-night minimum. Weekends: 2-night minimum. Otherwise 1-night minimum. *SALE*: All terms and rates negotiable if booking within 4 weeks of a vacancy. Please ask for details. Monthly rates available without lodging tax. Pet rates: $20/night per pet or $120/week per pet + $20 additional for cleaning