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Spacious and Quiet Mountain Retreat in Park-Like Setting

(22 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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

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.


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 2300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Sleeps to the east; view of the night sky from the south ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    Great sleeping area for adults and children alike...moreless

  • Loft: 1 double

    A dramatic sleeping space perched above the family room...moreless

  • Downstairs Living Area: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sleeper sofa in lower living area...moreless

  • 2 Queen size beds, 1 Bunk bed (Twin), 1 Double air mattress, 1 queen size sleeper sofa....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Variety of children's book from classics poems to young readers...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games:

    Selection of board games for ages 3-12, ...moreless

  • Music Library
  • 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)...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (1) 32' upstairs in family room, 21' downstairs in living area...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Variety of family DVD's....moreless


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    A partial view of Mt. Hood is visible from the landscape and upstairs family room....moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Shaded by the wrap porch, the home remains cool in the warm summer months....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heat in kitchen and mud room...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The downstairs living area also serves as a private bedroom offering a queen sleeper sofa. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Maximum 4 cars during spring and summer months. Limited parking with additional snow fall, check with owner to confirm parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    large farmhouse table seats 8, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, mixer/blender. All utensils for cooking full meals....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    1 adult and 1 child mountain bikes for exploring the area...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hood River Airport
3.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Solera Brewery
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
Indian Creek Golf Course
6 Miles
Nearest Train
Mt. Hood Railroad
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 35
3.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Apple Valley Restaurant
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Cooper Spur Mountain Resort - Mt. Hood Meadows

Car: Recommended

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.


Owner info

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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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  • Upstairs family room looking into back bedroom and loft

    Upstairs family room looking into back bedroom and loft

  • Snowy view from kitchen window

    Snowy view from kitchen window

  • Back bedroom

    Back bedroom

  • Loft


  • Upstairs Bathroom

    Upstairs Bathroom

  • The gorgeous 4 mile hike to Tamawanas Falls is only a 20 minute car ride away

    The gorgeous 4 mile hike to Tamawanas Falls is only a 20 minute car ride away

  • Hammock at Entry

    Hammock at Entry

  • Extra large kitchen; table seats 8-10

    Extra large kitchen; table seats 8-10

  • Upstairs family room

    Upstairs family room

  • View from loft

    View from loft

  • Front bedroom

    Front bedroom

  • Back bedroom

    Back bedroom

  • Downstairs living room

    Downstairs living room

  • View south from upstairs great room, Mt. Hood peeking out among the trees

    View south from upstairs great room, Mt. Hood peeking out among the trees

  • Downstairs bath

    Downstairs bath

  • Pears, apples and plums fresh from the tree in late summer, early fall

    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

    Walk down to the middle fork of Hood River; 15 minutes from the front door

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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