Beautiful Rural property. A Comfortable place for couples or families to relax.
About Jim Farrier
I'm Jim Farrier and I purchased this wonderful log home as a weekend home and vacation escape. I love the mountain air with the gentle summer here and the deep fluffy snow in the winter. For 20 years, I've worked about 210 miles away in Vancouver, so I drive a lot, but I've made it here most weekends in the past 12 years. My interests are nature, meditation, gardening, music, science, business, energy, spirituality, hiking, exploring, creative thinking, alternative health, developing peace and well being. I believe that life is complex with unseen forces and that we are all connected with our roots into the land. I like unusual unique things that have real value even though only a few special people can see the true worth. I grew up in Tigard, Oregon and lived in Portland much of my life. I became tired of the city and I was fascinated and drawn to the Columbia Gorge and would travel and hike incessantly in the beautiful areas. I currently live in The Dalles and have a long commute. I worked for a division of a large multinational electronics corporation. My work has been multi-faceted, dealing with both Information Technology, Project Management, and Market Research. I like to use both the analytical and intuitive side of my brain for both my work and play. My education is continuing in IT, Project Management, electronics, communications, and business. I hold an MBA from Marylhurst University. I never stop learning and I keep pushing the envelope to understand life. I've recently obtained Project Management, Agile and CompTIA IT certifications. This place allows me to really relax, but it is also a place to dream and be creative. I feel inspired every time I set foot on the property. Among the trees, the hills and the wood, life's problems seem to evaporate and real answers seem to come naturally and spontaneously. For me, this has been a marvelous place to dream, make music, enjoy relationships, write, learn and explore life to the fullest.
Why Jim Farrier chose Naches
This mountain lodge is a peaceful place. It is a place to relax with room to spread out and expand in all directions. It can be a place to think and solve problems, but mostly to unwind and let your cares fade away. This place grew on me from the moment I saw it. It seemed spectacular and unusual in all respects. While I never expected I would use it much, I've spent hundreds of hours in the hot tub, relaxing, meditating, watching the birds fly above and the trees sway in the breeze against the backdrop of the steep rocky cliffs that make up the gorge walls. This place is magical for me and it feels alive with a gentle energy that holds and supports each thought and emotion. Being here brings peace of mind. Also, this has been a good place to visit with family and talk, relax and just have fun.
What makes this Lodge unique
While it is relaxing in its own right, this place is a good jump-off point to explore the entire area from Mount Rainier National Park to all the points of interest in the Yakima valley and even further. The log construction makes this place have a different quality of sound, warmth, and comfort. It is a very different feel from a framed house and a truly unique experience. If you've ever wondered what it was like to live in a log house, you would hardly believe the difference and the nuances of the experience. It really grows on you.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Note: There are small items throughout the lodge.Note: There are small items throughout the lodge.
Pets allowed - $30 pet fee per stay.$30 pet fee per stay.
No parties/events - Family gatherings OK. No wild parties.Family gatherings OK. No wild parties.
No smoking - No Smoking inside, Smoking outside, only.No Smoking inside, Smoking outside, only.
Max guests: 16
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Family Fun & Friendly
Bigger then expected! Great feeling inside the house! Very relaxing views! Sad to leave, excited to return!
We rented this cabin to celebrate with our wedding party and it was amazing. Being able to sit in the hot in and watch the snow fall was the highlight of the trip. Everyone had plenty of room to spread out
Great cabin for a getaway!
Our group of 12 had plenty of space to relax and rest over the weekend.
The BBQ and hot tub were great features.
We’d stay here again - highly recommend it!
Warm, Quiet, Comfortable - Perfect!
We stayed with a small group of friends for several days. The property is spacious enough for a much larger group, with enough hammocks, couches, recliners, and deck chairs for everyone to spread out and find a quiet place. Everything is clean and well taken care of. The kitchen is well stocked. There is even a music room complete with all manner of instruments. Between those, the hot tub, and home-theater - we had a blast! Definitely recommend.
Thank you for your review. I'm glad you could stay and enjoy the place. Jim
Custom built log home is located along the Chinook Pass Scenic Byway recognized as the premier driving tour in Washington State. The lodge is located midway between Yakima Wine Country and Mount Rainier National Park. Hummingbirds, Eagles, Blue jays, Swifts, Quail and many other bird are part of the land and nest in the trees. The Hummingbirds will feed and flock for hours by the hot tub and front window. Eagles will pick up the wind currents and soar to great height in the updrafts. Deer and Elk trails guide the animals close to the deck. White Pass ski area is a 45 mile drive through a beautiful mountain country. Mount Rainier National park begins about 37 miles up the road with spectacular views along the way. Bumping lake and Eagle Caves are within 20 miles. There are over a hundred wineries within an hour or so drive toward the Tri-Cities with the closest tasting room about 16 miles and full wineries about 26 miles away, near Selah and Tieton. The extensive Yakima Casino and Tribal center is about an hour away near dozens of wineries with the shopping mall along the way.
There are abundant hiking trails along the rivers and lakes of the area, with high mountain views from the forest service roads that criss-cross the entire area. Many of the high mountain gravel roads can be driven with an ordinary car or pushed to the limit with a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The house is about a mile and a half from the Gifford Pinchot national forest. In the winter herds of elk are roaming just up the road in the forest service feeding station. This place is truly in the middle of high mountain nature, with attractions for everyone within a relaxing and outstandingly beautiful scenic drive in every direction. Traffic is usually quite sparse with no delays.
For dining out, there are three great local restaurants with bars within 10 miles.