|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Riordan Hill Retreat is a beautiful 2700 s.f. 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom cabin, with a fantastic view of the Columbia River. It is a one of a kind property. The cabin was built with fir, maple & oak lumber milled right on the tree farm. The cabin has a huge wrap around deck on three sides. Spectacular sunrises & sunsets are the norm at this very private cabin.
Riordan Hills Retreat is a 10 minute drive from the city of Hood River, on the west side of the valley and is immediately adjacent to a recreation paradise of over ½ million acres of public land. World-class windsurfing, kite sailing, kayaking, mountain biking, sailing, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, hiking, fishing and hunting are all available within an hours drive. An extensive mountain biking and hiking trail system can be found right out the back door.
Keywords: Riordan Hill Retreat,Vacation Cabin,fantastic Columbia River View, 10 minutes from downtown Hood River, unbelievable sunrises & sunsets, wine tour destination site, borders on Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, family retreat site, church retreat site, access to hiking & mountain biking trails right out the back door ,snowmobiling & cross country skiing from Nov until April, world class hunting/fishing destination site, Hood River is listed as the #11 National Geographic Adventure destination in the World
I am a graduate forester who bought this 25 acre treefarm back in 1982. The tree farm is managed under the American Tree Farm System with the goal of providing sustainable, multiple use crops of wood, water, wildlife and recreation. I love this Columbia Gorge/Hood River area and want to share this beautiful piece of God's creation with those who share a similar love of the natural world. It is my hope that everyone who stays at Riordan Hill Retreat will have the best vacation of their lives.
Paul Mansur, Owner purchased this cabin in 1982
I bought this property because it borders on 1/2 million acres of public land & yet is only 10 minutes from downtown Hood River. Building a cabin in the woods had been a dream of mine ever since I was a small boy. I love the beauty, the peace & the solitude that this property provides. It is my desire to share this special place with others.
Nature, scenic beauty, wildlife encounters, solitude, peace, restoration of the spirit, adventure, the visit of friends are just a few of the feelings & emotions that come to mind when I think about time spent in this cabin by myself or with my family & friends.
What a spectacular place, with a spectacular view, and in a spectacular setting to enjoy what the Columbia River, the Gorge and Mt. Hood areas have to offer - all with your canine companions!!! We travel as much as possible with our dogs because they are part of the “family”, and as good “canine citizens” they appreciate when someone, like Paul, opens up their accommodations to well behaved and well mannered pets. For people Riordan Hill Retreat is fabulous, very close to Hood River (as stated) as well as many of the areas’ activities that folks enjoy. However, moreover the cabin itself ,including the great wrap-around deck, is ideal for dogs as is the property as a whole, which boarders miles and miles of trails in the adjacent recreational area.
We HIGHLY and enthusiastically recommend Riordan Hill Retreat for you and your canine companions!! We also encourage those smaller groups like us (we stayed in the cabin as just a couple) to check it out because Paul was more than willing to work with us and was incredibly accommodating.
Happy “tails”!!! (pun intended)
The view is great, and the space is adequate for large groups. We were a group of 8 adults, 1 infant, and 5 dogs.
WiFi didn't work, a large burner on the 1970's stove was broken, TV should be updated
The owner's response to our valid complaint about the cleanliness of the cabin upon arrival was disappointing. When my mom used the main floor bathroom after she arrived, she discovered feces smeared on the toilet seat and splattered all over the toilet bowl. There was also hair all over the counter, which clearly meant this bathroom wasn't cleaned at all. My mom was a housekeeper for 25 years and was dismayed that the cleaning staff missed what should be an essential part of the cabin to clean between guests. She cleaned the toilet immediately, there was a toilet brush right there to use, but it is disappointing to discover the bathrooms aren't clean when you check in! The upstairs bathroom had evidence that it wasn't cleaned between guests, toothpaste on the mirror, hair in the shower drain, etc. When we gave Paul, the owner, constructive criticism about the cleanliness of the bathrooms, he responded defensively and didn't even have the level of professionalism to apologize for the state of the bathroom, his response was "Your dogs created quite a mess. For someone who seemed to be so interested in cleanliness we were surprised how dirty you left it. There were dog messes in a couple places and hair all over the place. (We have photo’s.) Because of the extra cleaning inside & out I am going to have to charge you $75, as spelled out in the contract, for extra cleaning." The extra cleaning fee spelled out in the contract is "You are not expected to do any cleaning but if the cabin is left excessively dirty with stains on the furniture, beds etc. or muddy prints on the deck (human or pet) you may be assessed a $50 extra cleaning charge."
How surprising to be charged $75 for what should be considered the normal level of cleaning after guests with 5 dogs stay there. We had swept the kitchen a couple of times during our stay because we realize dog fur builds up, maybe the cleaning staff doesn't realize that dog fur happens and thinks having to sweep up fur (pictures were a pile of fur and that same pile of fur in one dustpan) is excess cleaning. Paul replied that the cleaning staff had to disinfect and wash all floors and walls, but we find it hard to believe that the cleaning staff that didn't clean the bathrooms took time to disinfect the house after our dogs.
Beautiful cabin and location. Lots of room for our family get together. It snowed a few times during our stay, so the kids made snowmen. Very comfortable and owner was in touch the whole time. Thanks for sharing your cabin!
My husband and I, our 3 kids and their spouses, 3 young grandkids and dog came here for a family time together. We had a great experience here. The house was well equipped with any and every thing we needed. The house worked well for everyone, including the youngest child (18 months old). The beds were comfortable. The view is gorgeous-we spent a lot of time on the deck admiring the view. The owner, Paul, was very helpful and very responsive to all my emails and questions.
It is so quiet and peaceful there-very relaxing. There is a lot to do in the area At the cabin, we enjoyed playing ping pong and just spending time together. We never did use the hot tub though. I guess we will try that out next time as we all want to come back.
Thank you, Paul!
This home is amazing! It is beautiful, rustic, and spacious! Not to mention, it has a great view with huge windows and a large deck! I have rented this home three different times. With the hot tub, ping pong table, hiking, and more; this is a restful and fun place to stay! It has been such a great place to get away from the busyness and go to a cozy, safe place in the woods! Also, the owner has been GREAT to work with!
We stayed in this house for just 2 nights. It's a lovely place indeed. Hood River is a calm beautiful area and the house faces a gorgeous view to the Columbia River. However, the living experience was not great and unsafe, especially with little kids.
First off, the owner hasn’t been responsive to any of my communication attempts (emails, a phone call) referring to the fact that I am a guest in the contract, not a signer; therefore with no legitimate rights for proper communication!
Second, here is a list of safety concerns in the house (we stayed in winter):
1. The porch stairs were covered with ice. No any sand/de-icer were provided or used on the porch. My 4-year old got a big hit on it.
2. The stove was releasing a smoke when in use due to old grease inside. Being a clean person I couldn't put food into the stove. It is really antique, rusty and needs to be replaced.
3. We couldn’t find any smoke detectors around the house, just some wires in a place where it is supposed to be, which made me worry at night in a 100% wood house.
4. The burner bowls were covered with dirty foil full of old grease. We'd got fire a few times while cooking burning my hand.
5. The floors downstairs are just concrete basement floors right on the ground and were freezing cold. If you are planning to occupy more than 2 bedrooms, you would have to use downstairs bedrooms which aren't the best in winter. Need some carpeting. I understand the cold temperature outside in winter, but the "play" area downstairs with a pool table doesn't have any heater either; although, the pool table was part of the contract.
5. The wall thermometer/heater in one of downstairs bedrooms doesn't control room's temperature (we with the kids were almost overheated at night).
Third, there was a hot tub issue. The owner accused us of overusing it (leaving it dirty) and charged extra. That was totally unexpected; we disagree with that as it was used no more than 30-40 mins a day, and it looks like just a trick to cut some extra money. In our case, we used it not more that allowed time limit a day leaving it with clear water (also shown in our personal pictures). However, the owner claimed "we left it dirty from top to bottom so he wasn't able to see the bottom of it at all" (how is that even possible, we are not dirty people) charging us the extra. I believe the Jacuzzi just has some filtering issues as I have never heard or seen anything like that in other houses we had rented before.
Hood River is a recreation paradise. Situated on the Columbia River with Mt. Hood less than 60 minutes drive there is an unlimited amount of year round recreational activities. Windsurfing, kite sailing, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, fishing, hunting, kyaking wine tasting, beer tasting, down hill & crosscountry skiing to name just a few.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 7 2016 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|One time cleaning fee||$125|
Rates vary by number of guests. 4 or less adult guests(age 16 or older) $175 per night, if you use upper 2 levels only. 5 to 8 guests $250 per night. 9 to 12 guests $325 per night. Over 12 adults $400 per night with 14 being the MAX. (Note there are comfortable beds for only 8 adults (3 queens & 1 king), however there is plenty of room for air mattresses & sleeping bags.)
Personal or cashiers check only. No credit cards, pay pal, etc.