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Spacious and quiet mountain retreat in park-like setting

Mount Hood, OR, USA
  • Farmhouse2300 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Peaceful & private 2 Bdrm/2 Ba Farmhouse on 2 1/2 acres, near Scenic Fruit Loop

Welcome to Middle Fork Ranch. Nestled in the upper Hood River Valley, you'll find a warm and inviting farmhouse ideal for family and friends. A perfect place to enjoy privacy in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Walk or bicycle along the local roads and forested trails and enjoy dining al fresco as the sun sets on Mt. Hood.

Activities include exploring the 'secret' trails on the property, hiking along the rushing waters of the Middle Fork River, and strolling down Berry Road for stunning double views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. While you sip your morning coffee on the porch, watch robins, ravens, quail, hawks, deer and hummingbirds roam the property. Downtown Parkdale is a quick 7 minute drive away, you’ll find a convenient grocery store, brewpub, delicious BBQ restaurant and ice cream for the kids. Just ten miles from the house, swim and fish in the crystal clear waters of beautiful Laurance Lake. Back on the ranch, relax in the shaded rope hammock, settle in an Adirondack chair on the grass for some stargazing, or swing in the tree swing. Horseshoes, croquet and badminton are available for some friendly competition. In fall, winter and spring, the fire pit makes for simple evening pleasures.

The garden's bounty supplies fresh organic berries and fresh herbs during the summer months of June, July and August. Ripe raspberries and strawberries are yours for the picking. Create a fantastic meal in our well-stocked kitchen while gazing out at forested mountain views, and pick some fresh herbs from our garden to enhance your feast.

In fall, enjoy the bounty of local orchards along the historic Hood River Fruit Loop. Taste heirloom varieties of nature’s most delicious pears and apples, sip fresh apple cider, and stock up on autumn harvest treasures.

The Middle Fork Ranch offers privacy and comfort with its accommodations. With 2300 total square feet and a living/family room both upstairs and down, there's plenty of room to spread out, engage in a variety of activities or enjoy some private quiet time.

The master bedroom is located upstairs and offers a queen bed; the adjacent bath has a pedestal sink and soaker tub/shower. Also situated on the upper level off the family room is the second bedroom. Ideal for adults and children alike, it has a comfortable queen bed and an oversized twin bunk. A loft, accessible through this second bedroom, has a double bed. The downstairs living room is a comfortable space that also doubles as a sleeping area with a queen sleeper sofa. The lower bath, with shower, accommodates the downstairs.


John Kennedy

Member Since 2012
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Response time:
within one day
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Dec 27, 2017
About John Kennedy

Two Portland families spent several long weekends at Middle Fork Ranch over a few years, loving the peacefulness and solitude, and daydreaming how awesome it would be to have a retreat like this. When the then-current owners unexpectedly needed to sell, they jumped at the opportunity of a lifetime to become part of this special place.

John Kennedy purchased this Farmhouse in 2015

What makes this Farmhouse unique

The wrapped porch offers the perfect indoor outdoor connection to the farmhouse and open space. Children play for hours, whether swinging from the willow tree, engaging in capture the flag on the open lawn, or walking the forested trails to the Middle Fork River. A short, scenic 20-minute drive to Hood River offers gourmet dining, wine tasting, shopping, water activities and more.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Sleeps to the east; view of the night sky from the south
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 bunk bed, Great sleeping area for adults and children alike
      • Loft
        1 double, A dramatic sleeping space perched above the family room
      • Downstairs Living Area
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen sleeper sofa in lower living area
      • 2 Queen size beds, 1 Bunk bed (Twin), 1 Double air mattress, 1 queen size sleeper sofa.


      • 2 Bathrooms
        • Soaker Tub / shower in upstairs bathroom

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            A partial view of Mt. Hood is visible from the landscape and upstairs family room.
          • Rural


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Linens Provided
                  • Air Conditioning
                    Shaded by the wrap porch, the home remains cool in the warm summer months.
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                    Radiant floor heat in kitchen and mud room
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Living Room
                    The downstairs living area also serves as a private bedroom offering a queen sleeper sofa.
                  • Parking
                    Maximum 4 cars during spring and summer months. Limited parking with additional snow fall, check with owner to confirm parking.
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet


                      • Kitchen
                        large farmhouse table seats 8, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, mixer/blender. All utensils for cooking full meals.
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 8 people


                              • Satellite / Cable
                                A Roku streaming player allows you to access Netflix, Hulu, HBONow, Amazon Video and many more channels (subscription information may be necessary for access to certain channels)
                              • Books
                                Variety of children's book from classics poems to young readers
                              • DVD Player
                              • Foosball
                              • Games
                                Selection of board games for ages 3-12,
                              • Music Library
                              • CD Player
                              • Stereo
                              • Television
                                (1) 32' upstairs in family room, 21' downstairs in living area
                              • Toys
                              • VCR
                              • Video Library
                                Variety of family DVD's.


                                  • Bicycles
                                    1 adult and 1 child mountain bikes for exploring the area
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Outdoor Grill


                                      • churches
                                      • library
                                      • museums
                                      • playground
                                      • restaurants
                                      • winery tours

                                        Leisure Activities

                                          • bird watching
                                          • horseback riding
                                          • horseshoes
                                          • scenic drives
                                          • sledding
                                          • walking
                                          • wildlife viewing

                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                              • ATM/bank
                                              • groceries
                                              • hospital
                                              • laundromat

                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                  • mountaineering
                                                  • cycling
                                                  • golf
                                                  • hiking
                                                  • kayaking
                                                  • mountain biking
                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                  • fishing
                                                  • rafting
                                                  • sailing
                                                  • skiing
                                                  • snowboarding
                                                  • tennis
                                                  • whitewater rafting
                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                      • The property also features a barn with stable and pasture capacity for two horses. If you, or members of your group, need additional information please contact the owner to discuss. The property is near forested trails that are ideally suited for trail riding.

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        31 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Highly recommend this house and host

                                                        karen m.

                                                        Comfortable, amazing kitchen and grounds. A peaceful family getaway for us!

                                                        Lovely place. Would have liked to spend more time there.

                                                        jane k.

                                                        This is a wonderful place for a family visit, with a warm spacious home, great outdoor space, and lots of things for grownups and kids to do, with a swing, hammock, bikes to ride, croquet, indoor games and a great selection of books. Tranquil spot to de-stress and enjoy country scenery, yet within easy reach of Hood River, Parkdale and Mount Hood itself.

                                                        We warmly recommend the place!

                                                        SUPER PLACE!

                                                        Anne W.

                                                        It was even better than it sounded in the write up. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need and was a great gathering place. Comfy beds, very clean, and great location. Wonderful garden and enjoyed eating your plums right off the tree.

                                                        It had everything we needed and a great location.

                                                        Fran k.

                                                        Typical ranch style great garden and fruit trees and a lovely comfortable cosy home.

                                                        Relaxing Girls Trip getaway

                                                        Brooke M.Kennewick, WA

                                                        Had our annual girls trip here and it was by far the most relaxing place we have visited in our 10 years of getting together. The house was spacious and comfortable, but we mainly sat outside on the porch and layed in the sun. It was quiet and relaxing. Would definitely come back!

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thanks so much for your nice review and for reminding me why we love it up there so much. Reading what you wrote made me wish I was up there at that very moment. So glad to have been able to provide you all with a relaxing place to visit with one another and catch up. Would love to have you back in the future.

                                                        Great family getaway spot!

                                                        GrandmaCSalt Lake City, Utah

                                                        We stayed hear with our son, daughter-in-law, grandsons aged 6 and 8, and adult daughter. We were here for a wedding celebration in Hood River and Mount Hood area. The home was very accommodating for our family, we felt like we were in the country.


                                                        Mount Hood, OR, USA

                                                        Middle Fork is within a mile of the scenic Fruit Loop. This 30 mile round trip drive offers a variety of fresh fruit stands and local wineries. A short 20-minute drive to Hood River offers shopping, gourmet restaurants, and a fun and exciting waterfront with windsurfing, kite boarding and stand up paddle boarding. Drive 40 miles east to the Maryhill Museum and you will find world class art. Featuring the largest Rodin sculpture exhibit in the US and a spectacular view of the Columbia River Gorge.

                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                        Additional information about rental rates

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                                                        Pet Fee
                                                        Tax Rate

                                                        3 night minimum stay during summer and holidays listed below. Rates for the following holiday periods are $325 nightly, $1900 weekly: Spring Break, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year's. The year-round monthly rate (if available) is $3000.

                                                        31 Reviews
                                                        Exceptional 5/5
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                                                        Property # 421119