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Secluded Country Estate with Fantastic Gorge Views

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 18-21)

Welcome! Beautiful river and mountain top views on a large secluded country estate; this is the ideal venue for family reunions, Christian retreats, business gatherings and vacations. Nestled on 20 private acres, it is only ten minutes from Skamania Lodge and the downtown main street area.

Spectacular views of the Cascade Mountain range, the Columbia River, Bridge of the Gods and an old family fruit orchard are revealed as you drive down the private gravel lane to your home in the trees. The house was built for a large family and offers 4800 sq. ft. of private and common family style areas. Exposed Douglas fir ceilings, three wood burning fireplaces, a large wrap around deck and expansive viewing windows are special features.

The main floor offers a fully equipped kitchen along with an open dining and family area. The large farmhouse table seats 10-12. Two other 8' folding tables are available for large gatherings. A separate living room has comfortable couches and a baby grand piano. The laundry and two bathrooms are on this level.

Upstairs are 5 bedrooms and three baths. Two of the bedrooms offer queen beds, two others have extra long twin beds. The fifth bedroom has a double bed. There is also a small reading den and conversation/ loft area that is a nice place for quiet time or that can be used as the '7th' bedroom. Downstairs, one queen bedroom has outside and drive-up access. The large recreational space in the basement can be used for large group functions that can spill into the spacious backyard in good weather. A ping-pong table is fun for inside play. Other sleeping accommodations include portable sleeping pads and mattresses for use on the floor. Two large, separate rooms with bathrooms close by work well for this arrangement.

World class windsurfing, water sports of every kind, mountain and waterfall hiking trails, wineries, scenic drives, museums, golfing, river cruises and a range of dining choices are just some of your many options for recreation and entertainment in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Come and see!

Keywords: River and Gorge Views, Wooded, Wildlife, Mountains, Orchard

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About The Owner

Hi! We're Paul and Ann DeBolt. Our short story: married 35 years, raised 4 children, 3 grandchildren and are eagerly looking forward to retirement! :-).

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Stevenson

We grew up in the Stevenson/ Wind River/ Carson/ Gorge area where everyone knew everyone's family name. While the area has come a long way from the sleepy little logging burg it once was, it still has the same small town atmosphere where you greet the sheriff, the banker and the grocer by first name. We like that.

Paul has sailed in far flung waters around the world through his work in the maritime industry but the Pacific Northwest has always been our home.

We've always loved the unique rugged beauty of the Columbia Gorge and the many opportunities for experiencing nature up close and personal. Paul loves to hit the trails with his boys for day hikes up Star, Table and Hamilton Mts. (to name a few) while 'back at the farm' I'm debating whether to cook up a rhubarb pie or just daydream with a good book. Summertime is for old-fashioned family picnics, local swimming holes, blackberry and huckleberry picking, scenic drives, wineries and just plain kicking back and watching some breathtaking sunsets.

The Gorge is really one of those few remaining vacation secrets out there. A special place. We feel fortunate to be able to share our big family vacation home and hope that you'll come back to visit often!


Stevenson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please be conservative with water usage as we use a well and reservoir system. Especially during dry summer weather.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs at end of hall. Serves twin bedrooms.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs. Serves Bedroom 3 en suite.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs. Between Bedrooms 4 and 5. Jack and Jill
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Basement. Serves Bedroom 6 and full basement.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor.
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Main floor.
  • 5.5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs. 2 extra long single beds. Full bath in hall.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs. 2 extra long single beds. Full bath in hall.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs. Full bathroom en suite.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Upstairs. Share full bath with bedroom 4 / jack and jill
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs. Share full bath with Bedroom 5 / jack and jill
    Den - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs. Twin Trundle bed. Full bath in hall.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Basement. Outside door to parking. Full bath in hall.
  • *Upstairs: 2 Queen bedrooms. 1 Double Bedroom. 3 twin bedrooms. 1 twin sofa bed in loft. *Main Floor: 1 twin bed in living room alcove. *Basement: 1 Queen bedroom. 3 twin beds and 1 twin sofa bed in family area. 4 extra mattress pads for use anywhere.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 13 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Gifford Pinchot National Forest is the local playground for mountain climbing, hiking, sight seeing and scenic drives. World Class windsurfing, whitewater rafting and water sports. We are situated just outside of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Secluded Country Estate with Fantastic Gorge Views
average rating of 4.9 based on 40 reviews

The property's location is superb. Very expansive back yard overlooking the gorge. Big playground!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 14 fraternity brothers from Oregon State's Class of 1965 that gather every two years in a different location to remember and re-live our college days and to catch up with each others lives the past 24 months. We have been doing this now for the better part of 20 years. When I came upon this property on VRBO, I just knew that I had "struck it rich" as it would be perfect for our group. Plenty of beds & bathrooms, adequate kitchen, dining & living room. Very clean all over with more kitchen items than anyone would ever need. We all had just a wonderful time and all the "brothers" complimented me in picking such a super place. Ann DeBolt was just a delight to work with as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review, Bob! We're so glad that your group loved the house and property. You were fun to work with and we hope you and the "brothers" will return again soon! Sincerely, Ann and Paul
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Absolutely wonderful New Year Celebration!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 22 people had a great time here!

This home is very spacious with plenty of room for large groups. The kitchen is well appointed with everything you need for a delicious meals. The beds are comfortable and everything was very clean, cozy and peaceful.

Just wanted to say "Thank you" to the owners of this amazing house for an excellent weekend!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful get-away for a group!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time our ”clan” has stayed in Stevenson for Thanksgiving. All of us love the location and the very comfortable house. Everyone wanted to return! The hosts were quick to answer questions ahead of time, and responded to a need while we were there. We enjoyed watching the wild turkeys and a 1/2 day outing to Hood River. We hope we can go again.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the second great review, Carol! Yes, there is a gaggle of wild turkeys roaming the grounds and a herd of elk as well. Plenty of wildlife. We hope you will visit again soon. Sincerely, Ann and Paul
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Beautiful and spacious property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time celebrating family at our reunion this summer and loved everything about this location and rental home! There were 19 of us (11 under age 18), and we had plenty of bedroom and bathroom space. The kitchen had everything we needed and enough room for all of us to have a meal together. The kids enjoyed playing out in nature, and the adults had quite a few competitive ping pong games. We most appreciated how accommodating our host, Ann, was. She worked with us to make sure the property met our needs and was prompt in providing us with information we requested. This home surpassed our expectations and we would not hestitate to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review, Kelli! We're so happy that your family enjoyed their stay at our home. We hope you will consider returning again soon! Sincerely, Ann and Paul
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Just as wonderful a second time!

  • 5 of 5

We had another fabulous family reunion in beautiful Stevenson. We loved our stay as much as we did last year. When deciding where to hold our reunion it was a unanimous vote to go back to this wonderful home. We love that there is room to have the whole family under one roof. Having so many bathrooms is so great. There was also plenty of room to eat together. The grandchildren loved the huge property to run around and explore and you can't beat the view. We also love that it is so private with no concern about bothering neighbors. We highly recommend this place and, in fact, have done so personally to some of our friends. Thanks, Ann, for everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for the great (2nd!) review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We're happy to share our large home with big families. It's a great place to for the kids to explore and create their own fun. Hope to hear from you again soon! Sincerely, Ann and Paul
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A wonderful locale for our family reunion.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your lovely house with our family. What a wonderful venue for our family reunion in June of 2017. Our family of 19 gathered from around the country, including my parents of 80+, and we were blown away by the setting and the accommodations. The view of the gorge was spectacular from the deck. We spent wonderful evenings on the deck visiting while watching the sun set over the gorge. The house fit our family very well with many bedrooms and bathrooms, and with about everything we could possible need. The house was conveniently located in the gorge and we made several excursions to nearby attractions including Hood River, Bonneville Dam, and to several hiking spots. There were activities nearby for all age groups. It all added up to a wonderful time for our family that we will never forget. We definitely plan to return in the future. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so very welcome! We are so glad that this worked out for your family. It was a pleasure to work with you and we hope that you will return again soon! Sincerely, Ann and Paul
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
PDX, Portland, OR
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Skamania Lodge
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Sternwheeler cruise
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Beacon Rock Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Along HWY 14
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
HWY 14
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Skamania Lodge
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mt. Hood Meadows
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Columbia River Frontage
Car: necessary

World class windsurfing, scenic drives, Wineries, Charter Fishing, famous Mountain and hiking trails, Golf, winter sports and skiing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $200 + Tax
security deposit/ night $100
Tax Rate 9.7%


A Security deposit of $100/night is required. It is refundable within 2 weeks of your stay.

Guests must sign a rental agreement before owner will accept their reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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