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1917 Craftsman Overlooking Columbia River Gorge in White Salmon

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


White Salmon House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom House & Separate Apartment, Sleeps 2-10

Enjoy a stay in a beautifully restored 1917 craftsman house with a panoramic view of the Columbia River & Mount Hood from 18 south-facing windows. Sit on the 40 foot wicker-furnished front porch enjoying the view of snow-covered Mount Hood, the Columbia River, and later the stars, moon, and lights of Hood River while sipping complimentary wine.

Relax in the private back yard with hot tub, croquet, badminton, horseshoes, and space for quiet reading or painting.

The top level features three bedrooms and one bath. The master bedroom has a lodge pole queen bed. The equal sized guest rooms also have queen beds.

Main floor features restored hardwood floors throughout the living and dining rooms, as well as many plants and antiques. Living room has keyboard piano, tv / dvd player, and stereo. Modern kitchen is fully-equipped, .

The lower level is one large studio apartment accessed by a private entrance or from the kitchen. It includes a queen-size bed and futon couch which opens into another queen-size bed [bedding provided]. Complete kitchen features a full-size refrigerator, stove, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster oven. Complete bathroom has tub and heater.

Calendar may not accurately reflect availability - upper house and apartment may be rented separately. Base rate for main house is $225. Base rate for lower level apartment is $125. Main house and lower level apartment base rate is $300. Please contact host for weekly and monthly discounts.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Bill Werst
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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About Bill Werst

Bill has always loved small towns and thinks White Salmon is one of the best. He's a city councilman and has been actively engaged in a range of city improvement projects. He's perhaps most proud of his work to bring a wildly successful summer concert series to the area, livening up the town and bringing neighbors and tourists together. When he's not busy with city business Bill is dancing, playing piano, gardening, doing magic, telling jokes, or reading a good book. He'll take the time to help you get to know the area and help you find whatever suits your fancy - and there's a lot to offer inside or within a stone's throw of this great little town.

Bill Werst purchased this house in 2003

Why Bill Werst chose Columbia River Gorge

This property is located on the east end of downtown, an easy stroll to all shops and amenities. All restaurants are within 4 blocks, and grocery store and library are 1 block away. The river is just down the road, the mountains up, and a garden, patio and hot tub just steps outside the door. Main highways are a mile or two away, and will get you to the beach and snow ski resorts.

What makes this house unique

The New York Times listed White Salmon in their top 40 places to visit in 2013. With a dam recently removed, the White Salmon river now offers unprecedented white water experiences. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or an arts and antiques aficionado, there's something for everyone here. If you've got a month or just a weekend, White Salmon is a wonderful place to rest and recreate.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for you very positive comments.

I very much enjoyed hosting you.

Bill Werst
Jul 2014
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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1917 Craftsman Overlooking Columbia River Gorge in White Salmon
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 20 reviews

Bill's the Best!

  • 5 of 5

Bill was an amazing host-funny, kind, accommodating, helpful, just a darn nice guy! The beds were very comfy, the hot tub felt great after hiking, and the house has good energy. Thanks so much Bill, we greatly appreciate your hospitality and thoughtfulness!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kennewick, WA

Unforgettable !!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Bill, for your generosity! You are one of the kindest men I know. We miss you !!!

To the rest of you ; we stayed in the downstairs apartment for six weeks and got to know our host very well. Bill will give you space if that is what you desire, but he is also available and willing to provide whatever it is you may need. The location is absolutely perfect and the little town is charming, with some of the friendliest folk you will ever meet.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ashland, Oregon

Excellent hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely place....Bill was an excellent host, the house had everything we needed for cooking, extra towels, nice hot tub. With two young children, the use of the laundry machines was very helpful! He even went the extra mile and mailed us some clothes that we left in the dryer! Excellent location, in downtown White Salmon, but quiet and private.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey

Enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was in great shape; clean and comfortable with everything we needed during our stay (e.g., cook wear, utensils, extra towels). Our arrival time was somewhat uncertain because we were driving up from southern Oregon and Bill was very accommodating and flexible.

In addition, the house is well located. We were able to walk to a near by grocery store and coffee stand and were only minutes away from Hood River and within easy driving distance of Mt Hood and Columbia Gorge attractions. And the view of Mt Hood from the porch was incredible. After a day of hiking and sightseeing it was nice to sit comfortably outside and watch the sunset on the mountain.

My family travels to the gorge regularly and we'd happily stay here again. Thanks for a great stay, Bill.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big yellow house

  • 5 of 5

Bill is a wonderful host, very generous, helpful and hospitable. We were welcomed and told to make ourselves at home and use anything in the house. Great beds plenty of fans and large thick towels. We especially loved sitting on the large front porch and sitting in the hot tub with the view of Mt Hood was a plus.

I would recommend this house and host to anyone and be happy to visit there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. It was a joy to host you. Bill
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Seattle, WA

House with real personality

  • 5 of 5

Our group rented the whole house for several days in July. It was a great place to stay, walking distance to White Salmon restaurants and shops. Short drive to kiteboarding, wind surfing and mountain bike trails. Bill couldn't have been a better host, he made our stay comfortable and made us feel welcome. Our kids loved the keyboards he let them "practice" on and also the hot tub and cherry trees. The house is large and charming, our favorite feature is the large front porch where we could enjoy coffee mornings and wine in the evenings. Bill was a fun person to visit with as well. We will stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your extended family was a pleasure to host. And, you got front row seats for our July 4th celebrations.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Everybody's Brewing
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Hussum Hills
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Bingen Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-84, Highway 14
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Everybody's Brewing
Nearest Ski
37 Miles
Mt Hood
Nearest Beach
138 Miles
Car: not necessary

We're 5 - 15 minutes from the best sailing in the Gorge: the Hatchery, Swell City, Doug’s Beach. Downtown White Salmon is a 5 minute walk, where you'll find groceries, tennis courts, swimming, library, restaurants, pubs & trails. We're 4 blocks from 15 art galleries, with discounts in several.


Rates & Availability

White Salmon House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Base rate is for apartment space only. Base rate for three bedroom house is $225/night. Base rate for house and apartment (4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens) combined is $275. Please contact owner for more rate information.

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White Salmon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Main house has full bathroom with shower only. Apartment has full bathroom with shower and tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Main house has 2 bedrooms upstairs, each with a queen-sized bed. Living room has space for airbed, which is available as needed. Apartment has queen size bed and queen size futon.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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