Historic Charm, Modern Amenities and Pet-friendly
About Rebecca Shoon
While an inveterate traveler, having visited 6 of the 7 continents, I'm also deeply devoted to the Pacific Northwest. Owning a cabin on Mt. Hood as a getaway has been a dream. I'm excited to share it with others who seek the same type of refuge.
Rebecca Shoon purchased this Cabin in 2013
Why Rebecca Shoon chose Mount Hood
I feel a strong connection to the Mt. Hood area, as I know many in our region do. I've summited the mountain and snowboarded down its slopes innumerable times. I hike its trails in the summer and cross country ski through the forests in the winter. It's amazing to be able to drive just an hour from Portland, yet experience the relaxation and adventure that comes from truly 'getting away'.
What makes this Cabin unique
I searched for just the right property that would have a heavy dose of historic charm, while offering a modern, comfortable experience. The sound of the river that greets you as you emerge from your car is the perfect welcome to a space that invites relaxation. The unique details of this cabin are endless, from the handbuilt fireplace to the woodland-themed tiling in the kitchen and bathroom. The location is secluded and private, while still convenient to Hwy 26.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
An unbeatable cozy cabin by the river
We had another wonderful stay at the Little Yew Lodge. We had everything we needed for a cozy stay, and the kitchen was very well-equipped. The cabin and the surrounding woods are like something out of a fairy tale, and its close to some great hikes and the wonderful Timberline Lodge. If you are visiting this area, you'd be crazy to stay anywhere else.
We had a great time. The view we spectacularly stunning. Forgot my dirty pj's.
Haha, I have your pjs! Send me a message and we'll coordinate a way to get them back to you :)
This cozy cabin makes my heart sing! Can't wait to go back again!
Photos are Misleading
We were not too impressed with the cabin itself. It was in dire need of deep cleaning (the dust on the fireplace stones & main support beams were months, if not years in need of dusting.) The set up is awkward with sleeping quarters & bathroom in one cabin, main living area in another. The bed in the side cabin is really soft - the one in the loft of the main cabin is better - they should switch them! The picture shown to the left must have been taken just after power-washing the walkway. It was so covered with moss & debris that we didn't even realize it was a walkway until the 2nd day there. The pictures make the cabin appear to be right on the river, when in actuality, it is high up on a cliff with no river access. The owner talked of a river access a few doors down, but the path was overgrown & hard to maneuver through. We never made it down to the river. We woke to the electricity being out & had to go into town to get breakfast. Luckily, the lights had returned by the time we got back. The owner did give us a $50 credit for the inconvenience, which was nice. If the Fire Marshall ever inspected - they would probably shut it down until the electrical was updated. There are power strips with several lamps, stereo, & woodstove blower plugged into them. The cabin is over-priced for what you get. It's rustic at best. I guess they are charging prime rate for the limited view & sound of the river. We won't be returning...Hope they get a cleaning crew in to do a more thorough job. It really needs it!
I'm sorry to hear you were unhappy! I do want to note that I love our cleaners and their great work is reflected in all the other 5 star reviews we get for cleanliness - not only on VRBO, but the 200+ 5 star reviews we have on a different rental website. I'm happy to say that guests often directly mention cleanliness as a positive aspect of the cabin.
Re: the electricity, your review implied it was an issue with the cabin, when it was actually a regional outage from a tree falling on a power line nowhere near the cabin, which I recall telling you after looking it up online. Thankfully PGE got it back on within a couple of hours; I'm also glad the rebate I gave you was appreciated. The power strips indeed have lamps and the woodstove blower plugged into them, but I'm not certain what might be the problem with that? That's what power strips are for, right? :)
Re: the walkway, since you came in November, it's going to be very likely that you will find many fallen leaves and twigs on the property. We have it regularly maintained but that's the nature of a property that is covered with trees, which regularly shed in the fall. We don't have our landscaper come between every guest, it's true, and those windy, autumnal days can indeed conspire to blanket the path with crunchy leaves and pine needles!
I can't imagine how the photos of the river are misleading since they're taken right on the deck - but it sounds like the cabin wasn't the right match for your tastes overall? I only wish you had shared your feelings with me during your stay so I could have potentially addressed some of your concerns. Regardless, best of luck with your continued travels on VRBO and beyond!
Wonderful fall weekend
We just had the best weekend here! My partner and I rented Little Yew with another couple, and both of our dogs, and it was perfect. It is obvious the amount of love and care that went into every little detail of this place. We enjoyed sitting by the fire in the living room, drinking wine and playing cards at night. We happened to have a perfect, sunny October weekend so we were able to also build a fire outside during the day to enjoy the rushing river. The dogs loved running around outside and chewing on sticks. We cooked a few meals in the well-stocked kitchen and enjoyed them in the cute, sunny dining area. We opted to do the Ramona Falls hike on Saturday, which was just gorgeous and such a short drive from the cabin. My only regret is that we only had two nights here, and we didn't have time to do all the activities — so we are already planning our return trip!
It doesn't get more charming than this!
Everything was fantastic! The attention to detail was beyond anything we've experienced from a vacation home rental. The river trail, which starts nearby, was a delight with its views, huge boulders and unexpected seating along the way. We hope to be back. Thanks!