The Griffin House nests, like its mythological namesake, on a secluded acre plus, on the lofty cliffs that form the gorgeous Columbia River Gorge. This classic home and gorgeous grounds feel swept up, yet stand solidly, commanding breathtaking, year round views ~ widely acclaimed for spectacular sunsets, osprey and bald eagle sightings. The Griffin House ambiance is unequaled! Enjoy The Griffin s Great Room relaxing with family and friends on vacation with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths TGH sleeps 9! Also available for special occasions such as family reunions, weddings, rehearsal dinners, many events ~ just can t be beat for a delightful retreat!
Rent our separate entrance Garden Suite in combination with the main house if you want more room ~ it s by the week and perhaps the month off season, some long weekends, included for weddings, email for details regarding your specific needs please!!
The Garden Suite studio apartment, also known as my Leopard and Red Leather Lair ; ) is included with most events & wedding rentals and may also be available separately or in conjunction with the house and grounds for 2 guests.
Vacation Adventures, Weddings, Retreats, Weekend Vacations, Holidays, Business and Corporate meetings, Workshops and just enjoyable stays are all options.
Call to discuss your needs whether wedding, elopement package, reception, corporate retreat and/or family reunion plans. Summer discounts for booking early and on weekday evenings for your special vacation or celebration! Our bookings for 2018 have just opened up for end of July and August and Septembe!!
Comfortable and lovely furnishings can be moved to suit desires, great stone fireplace, black walnut floors with superior rugs and a baby grand piano make the spacious Griffin s Great Room, main floor, a delightful place to relax, bridal party preparation and photos shoots, private family space during event, enjoy the spectacular vistas and ambiance.
Our gorgeous kitchen is enhanced by hewn granite counters with A River Runs Through It art installation enhanced by a spacious island of artful Brazilian granite plus all the kitchen equipment.
Find a full bath on main floor ~ with vintage design, claw foot tub, and beauty salon style alcove. Additional 1/2 bath off the front porch for family.
Upstairs is often for rent providing available bridal party rooms, make up mirrors, fun art, amazing photo opps, and a sunroom for relaxing into the trees and views. The upper bath offers a granite counter and great shower with with river view and river rock. Fun!
Our Garden Suite / studio apartment is on lower floor, with private entrance, full bath, efficiency kitchen, facing garden and lawn is included with wedding rental and/or can be rented with and opened to the main house, or separately for $105 per night, weekly and monthly rates may apply ~ nice as additional living area, additional TV, open to descent from inside, the main floor for larger groups ~ it is fully rented this Winter/Spring 2016-2017 and available beginning June. Weekdays a great deal Mon-Thurs for $250 often!
Our Garden Suite (Leopard s Lair perhaps? ; ) 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 grounds. It includes a sleeping area with king size bed / or two twins, full bathroom, clothing armoire & efficiency kitchen, catering use by request. Exit out to the Epic Lawn, the place for receptions, concerts, lawn sports, outdoor dining & lounging. *Tip: Glimpse a most intriguing Gorge perspective via the Griffin’s “secret” tunnel, looking West!!
At The Griffin House Garden Suite, you are welcome around the fantastic grounds and invited to enjoy the stunningly views and lounge in our outdoor furniture about the property.
Downtown Hood River is approximately a five minute drive to historic town center, boasting great shopping, art galleries, fine cuisine, local wine and beer venues, theater, and coffee/cafes. It is a 15 minute walk from there to the Event Site for world class windsurfing, 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 wineries and local brew pubs within five minutes or so of our retreat and several other vineyards with winetasting in the general Hood River Valley area.
By special arrangement, Cathedral Ridge Winery (the closest) offers a special tasting experience to our event and wedding guests. lease talk with me about a private tasting, party or wedding reception with our wines and staff! Award winning Cathedral Ridge can also work in conjunction with The Griffin House for a rehearsal dinner site, special event or fun tasting evening for out-of-towners!
Mt. Hood Meadows, a winter ski resort, is about 40 minutes south. Historic Timberline Lodge, with year-round glacier skiing is about a 50 minute drive. Mt. Adams recreation is just across the Columbia. Lost Lake and Timothy Lake are within a one hour drive and the infamous Mt. St. Helens is approx 2 hours drive to see a 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 and watch the action at Swell City and the Hatchery sites from the grounds here!) Check out hatchcam.com for live views of the river and sailing/kiting sites.
Fine catering, flower delivery, wine tasting, babysitting, massage, party planning are all available at The Griffin House by special arrangement with outside vendors.
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