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Little Yew Lodge - Romantic 1920s Riverfront Cabin with Vintage/Modern Decor

(41 Reviews)

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Cordwood construction uses log slices in walls, creating a polka dot exterior.

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Last updated: 04/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Historic Charm, Modern Amenities and Pet-friendly

Escape to a unique gem nestled in the forest overlooking the Sandy River, perfect for a romantic getaway. Built by two Alaskan prospectors in the 1920s, the main cabin is the only cordwood cabin on Mt. Hood. This construction uses log slices in its walls, giving Little Yew Lodge its endearing polka dot exterior. Rough-hewn timber beams and an original handbuilt fireplace maintain its historical allure, while the décor is updated with a vintage/modern sensibility.

*Note: one night stays are allowed when reserving within a 1 week window or when only a one night stay is available (i.e. when the surrounding nights are already booked).

Enjoy drinks on the deck or around the firepit, both overlooking the river and surrounded by 100-year old Doug Fir, Cedar and Yew trees. A charcoal grill and picnic table allow for al fresco meals accompanied by the sound of rushing water.

Once inside, you’ll want to cozy up on the Chesterfield in front of the fireplace, assembled by hand with local river rock. The names of the two prospectors who first warmed themselves by this beauty, Bob and Brian, are carved into the mortar. Play a record from a varied collection that includes jazz, classical, 80’s and afrobeat. The armoire holds games from Jenga to Settlers of Catan.

Climb the handcarved wooden staircase to the loft where you’ll find a 37” flat screen TV set up to stream movies, news, sports, etc. via Roku, an HD DVD player, movies, and books. A queen bed serves as additional sleeping or just more area on which to lounge.

Though there are many restaurants nearby, the kitchen is stocked for cabin-cooked meals. You’ll enjoy the use of All-Clad and cast iron pots and pans, Wusthof knives, spices/sugar, and extras such as the:
fondue pot,
crockpot,
KitchenAid mixer,
dutch oven,
onion soup bowls,
roasting pan,
bakeware, and more.

Coffee lovers you can start your day using the espresso machine, french press or classic drip. Complimentary roasted coffee beans and a selection of teas are provided.

Eventually it’s time to retire to the adjacent cottage where you’ll find the bathroom, featuring a rainfall shower head, and the plush nest of your bedroom. The queen bed, with memory foam topper and Hungarian goose down comforter, ensures an indulgent night’s rest.

All of Mt. Hood’s attractions are close by – summer and fall guests can embark on classic hikes, kayak and visit innumerable fishing spots. Winter and spring guests are a quick drive to ski resorts (15 mins to Ski Bowl; 35 mins to Mt. Hood Meadows).

Extra notes:
Dogs are welcomed with an additional $10 nightly fee (capped at $20).
Firewood is provided.
Down-alternative bedding is available for guests with allergies.
A required 7% county/state sales tax will be added to all reservations.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1050 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    24 years of age...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is only permitted outside....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    $10/nightly pet fee applies, capped at $20...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • There is a second queen sized bed in the open loft in the main cabin.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books:

    From Herman Hesse and Camus to Barbara Kingsolver and Philip K. Dick...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Jenga, Pictionary, Boggle, Cranium, Clue, Settlers of Catan, Power Grid, Dominion, card games, puzzles, etc....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Record collection...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Roku streaming offers access to news, sports, movies and special interest channels...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Record player, radio and auxiliary iPod plug....moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    DVDs and access to netflix account...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Faces the Salmon-Huckleberry Mountains off the main deck....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Sits directly on the Sandy River....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating in the main cabin. Wall and portable heaters in the side cottage....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Landline...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Espresso machine, french press and drip....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, bowls, onion soup bowls, serving dishes, salad spinner and bowl, all spatulas, mixing spoons, Wusthof knives, cast iron and All-Clad pots and pans, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    blender, crockpot, dutch oven, KitchenAid mixer, cookie, pie + cake pans, roasting pans, muffin tins, etc....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Many spices from cinnamon to curry. Salt + pepper. Sugar...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Two under-counter models. The freezer is a small pull-out compartment in the fridge....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric range...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
Jul 1 - Jul 1, 2017
1 night min stay
$220 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,020 $2,700
Nightly Rate
Jul 2 - Jul 2, 2017
1 night min stay
$220 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,020 $2,700
Nightly Rate
Jul 3 - Jul 3, 2017
1 night min stay
$220 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,020 $2,700
Nightly Rate
Nov 23 - Nov 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$240 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,020 $2,700
Nightly Rate
Nov 24 - Nov 24, 2017
2 night min stay
$240 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,020 $2,700
Nightly Rate
Nov 25 - Nov 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$240 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,020 $2,700
Nightly Rate
Dec 22 - Dec 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$240 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,020 $2,700
Nightly Rate
Dec 23 - Dec 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$240 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,020 $2,700
Nightly Rate
Dec 24 - Dec 27, 2017
2 night min stay
$240 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,020 $2,700
Nightly Rate
Dec 28 - Dec 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$240 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,020 $2,700
Nightly Rate
Dec 29 - Dec 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$240 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,020 $2,700
Nightly Rate
Dec 30 - Dec 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$240 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,020 $2,700
Nightly Rate
Dec 31 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$240 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,020 $2,700
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$160 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,020 $2,700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $20 + tax
  • Cleaning fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

Weekly stays (7 nights) are 15% off


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: While we're inveterate travelers having visited 6 of the 7 continents, we're also deeply devoted to the Pacific Northwest. Owning a cabin on Mt. Hood as a getaway has been a dream for us. We're excited to share it with others who seek the same type of refuge.

Why the Owner Chose Rhododendron, OR, USA:
We feel a strong connection to the Mt. Hood area, as we know many in our region do. Rebecca has summited the mountain and both of us have snowboarded down its slopes innumerable times. We 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'.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
We 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

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Photos

  • Cordwood construction uses log slices in walls, creating a polka dot exterior.

    Cordwood construction uses log slices in walls, creating a polka dot exterior.

  • The main cabin features the living room, dining area, kitchen, and loft.

    The main cabin features the living room, dining area, kitchen, and loft.

  • The armoire holds games and the record collection. You can also plug in an iPod.

    The armoire holds games and the record collection. You can also plug in an iPod.

  • High quality small kitchen appliances (incl. KitchenAid mixer, crockpot, etc.)

    High quality small kitchen appliances (incl. KitchenAid mixer, crockpot, etc.)

  • The loft also has a queen sized bed for another lounging/sleeping option.

    The loft also has a queen sized bed for another lounging/sleeping option.

  • The bedroom features a triptych of windows overlooking the Sandy River.

    The bedroom features a triptych of windows overlooking the Sandy River.

  • Exterior of the side cottage

    Exterior of the side cottage

  • View from the deck looking west along the Sandy River

    View from the deck looking west along the Sandy River

  • A woodstove, ample firewood + throw blankets promise to keep cooler nights cozy

    A woodstove, ample firewood + throw blankets promise to keep cooler nights cozy

  • A mix of vintage and modern decor that is unique on the mountain.

    A mix of vintage and modern decor that is unique on the mountain.

  • Whimsical woodland-tiled kitchen

    Whimsical woodland-tiled kitchen

  • Rustic stairway to the loft

    Rustic stairway to the loft

  • View from the loft windows

    View from the loft windows

  • The side cottage is steps away and houses the main bedroom and bathroom.

    The side cottage is steps away and houses the main bedroom and bathroom.

  • Deck off the main cabin, overlooking the river. Note: we upgraded to a gas grill

    Deck off the main cabin, overlooking the river. Note: we upgraded to a gas grill

  • Looking straight out over the deck to the Salmon-Huckleberry mountains

    Looking straight out over the deck to the Salmon-Huckleberry mountains

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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