Spacious and Quiet Mountain Retreat in Park-Like Setting(22 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Peaceful & private 2 Bdrm/2 Ba Farmhouse on 2 1/2 acres, near Scenic Fruit Loop
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.
Member since: 2012
- 2300 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Soaker Tub / shower in upstairs bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable:
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Pet Fee $75
- Cleaning Fee $120
- Tax Rate 9%
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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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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.
Year Purchased: 2015
About the owner: 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.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
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.
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Upstairs family room looking into back bedroom and loft
Snowy view from kitchen window
The gorgeous 4 mile hike to Tamawanas Falls is only a 20 minute car ride away
Hammock at Entry
Extra large kitchen; table seats 8-10
Upstairs family room
View from loft
Downstairs living room
View south from upstairs great room, Mt. Hood peeking out among the trees
Pears, apples and plums fresh from the tree in late summer, early fall
Walk down to the middle fork of Hood River; 15 minutes from the front door
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017
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