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Big Kid and Pet Friendly Lodge on White Salmon River - 15 min. to Hood River

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14 Post And Beam Home With A Wall Of Windows

Large comfortable home on 3 levels with lots of room for a crowd. The main floor includes a great room with a fully stocked kitchen, a dining area that seats up to 14, a living area with a stone fireplace accenting the lovely open beams and cathedral ceiling. The main level has two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with a twin. There's a full bath on the main floor with a walk in shower.

There's a large, wraparound deck with a gas grill and comfortable outdoor furniture. A gas fire pit is great for evening gatherings and the lower level patio has a double hammock, great for napping.

Upstairs there's a huge, skylit loft full of toys and games with a game table. There's also a twin trundle bed in the loft, tucked under one of the skylights. The master bedroom is upstairs and includes a full bath ensuite with a whirlpool tub and separate shower. The master has a balcony overlooking the river perfect for enjoying your morning coffee.

The lower level has two bedrooms, one with a king and one with a queen plus a set of bunk beds. There's another full bathroom with a shower, and a great family area with a 55' flat screen TV, futon and ping pong table. The lower level has a sliding door to a patio.

The house sits on 3 acres of riverfront property. There are paths to the river and a grassy play area.

This home has been recently furnished with new high-quality mattresses, luxury bedding and spa quality towels. The kitchen has a 6 burner Dacor duel fuel range with gas cooktop and electric oven. The house has an on demand hot water heater - no waiting for the hot water tank to reheat!

There's so much to do in the area. The home sits right on the White Samon River, a really fun river to white water raft or kayak! There are several outfitters close by. We're less than 15 minutes from the Columbia River, a world class destination for wind surfers and kite boarders. There are lots of trails for hiking and mountain biking, plus zip lining, fishing, and horseback riding; there are several golf courses nearby. Winery tours are another fun activity with a whole bunch of great wineries in close proximity.

More Details

Lisa Huston
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

About Lisa Huston

I live in Portland and love the Columbia River Gorge.

Lisa Huston purchased this house in 2003

Why Lisa Huston chose White Salmon

The close proximity to Portland combined with drier, sunnier climate and fantastic options for stuff to do.

What makes this house unique

The White Salmon River is one of the most beautiful rivers on earth - it is, quite simply, gorgeous! There are so many options for things to do, and great spots to sit and read a book or simply stare at the river and daydream.


White Salmon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main floor bath, accessed from bedroom + hallway, laundry
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower level
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , En suite bath
  • House is equipped with on - demand hot water that allows multiple showers simultaneously and no waiting for the tank to re-heat! All showers are walk in with a low threshold for easy access.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Attached (shared) bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Main floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Lower level
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Large room with queen and set of bunks, lower level
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , En suite bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower
  • 5 bedrooms plus a twin trundle bed in the loft and a double futon in the lower level family room. Sleeps 14.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Big Kid and Pet Friendly Lodge on White Salmon River - 15 min. to Hood River
average rating of 4.857143 based on 35 reviews


  • 4 of 5

We had a great family thanksgiving! Had something for everyone to enjoy!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Wonderful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect setting for my women's retreat! The autumn colors were spectacular, and the house provided a cozy place for sharing meals and deep conversations by the fire. The owner was very accommodating, and the caretaker attentive to our needs on site. We were all so grateful for the time we spent there!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Brunswick, ME

great house

  • 5 of 5

This is a large and very well-equipped house in excellent condition and a quiet location a few miles north of Hood River. While the property adjoins the rushing White Salmon River (which adds a lovely sound ambiance), the only downside is the lack of a view.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Reunion Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Husum Hideaway. The house was filled with extras, and made for a very convenient trip! A well-appointed toy room with board cames, card games, lincoln logs and puzzles kept our kids and kids-at-heart entertained for our 4 days there.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What A Week It Was!

  • 5 of 5

It would take forever to list all the good things about our stay in this wonderful house but I will mention some highlights and a minor nit. Extremely well equipped kitchen with dishes/glassware/flatware for at least 20 could use more wine glasses considering the location (be sure to visit the AniChe tasting). If the weather had been bad and we'd had more kids with us the abundant provided toys/games/entertainment would have been life-saving. Instead we sat on the deck and listened to the river for hours and hours. Then walked a quarter mile up the road to pick sweet corn that tasted just like I remember from childhood. Oh, and there are two separate laundry facilities.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We would definitely come back. Beautiful outdoors and in!

  • 5 of 5

Had everything we needed, and more.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Portland International Airport - PDX
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Husum Hills Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak - Bingen, WA
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 84
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Everybody's Brewing, White Salmon, WA
Car: necessary

Perfect location for the active family vacation. Walking distance to white water rafting outfitters and golf. Bring your kayak and experience the fantastic White Salmon river. A 10 minute drive will bring you to the Columbia River with some of the best wind surfing and kite boarding in the world. There are mountain bike and hiking trails and a nearby riding stable. There are two more golf courses within a half hour drive.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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