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Unique Home in Willard, Wa. 40 acres, 50 feet from Little White Salmon River

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Private, serene home on large acerage, so close yet so far away

Very unique river front home on 40 acre property.

Sleeps 8, 2 bedrooms- 1 King organic latex mattress,1 Queen Sleep Number Bed,trundle bed with memory foam mattresses, Queen Lazy Boy couch hida bed with memory foam mattress.

Large open living room, dining room, kitchen area for entertaining!

Sattelite TV and WiFi.

Barbeque (3 burner)

2 bathrooms, sauna- surrounded by large tress in quite, private setting 50 feet from the Little White Salmon River on my Great Grand Parent's home stead The Willard's, est. 1891. Willard has about 2 months better weather than Portland. Close to Hood River/hatchery beach wind/kite surfing, hiking, Carson hot mineral baths, Bonneville hot mineral swimming pool, para gliding, vineyards, good restaurants, biking, etc.

brent homan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About brent homan

I have spent many years living and vacationing in the mid Columbia Gorge, enjoying hiking, biking, Carson Hot Mineral Baths, sight seeing and the many gorge events. I love the spectacular scenery and wildlife!

brent homan purchased this house in 1891

Why brent homan chose Cook

The house has wonderful views of the Little White Salmon River. Beautiful setting of 100 year old cedar and fir trees surround home. Next to an old growth stand of timber. Good area to ride bikes (12 mile round trip from house to Oklahoma Park), hike, Big Cedars Campground is 500 feet from my road entrance.

What makes this house unique

If you want to get away from it all in a serene, private setting and yet close enough to the Hood River area. Hood River Bridge is 20 minutes away.


Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Oversized soaker tub with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Upstairs bathroom-toilet, vanity and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen sleep number bed, downstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large upstairs bedroom with view of the river
    Open spaces - Trundle bed and Lazy Boy hida bed with memory foam mattress
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Unique Home in Willard, Wa. 40 acres, 50 feet from Little White Salmon River
average rating of 4.857143 based on 42 reviews

Great, secluded place

  • 5 of 5

This has everything you might need for a trip and the hot was easy to contact. A little hard to find if you follow google maps; use the instructions instead!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing and peaceful place. We loved falling asleep to the sound of the river and watching deer in the morning over breakfast. This is truly a place to escape the world.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the house

  • 5 of 5

It really helped us disconnect.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We are hoping to return again and again

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I choose this location because we wanted a quiet retreat. This house and the grounds were perfect for our needs. The house overlooks a beautiful meandering creek (The Little White Salmon river which is more of a creek in autumn) that lends the sound of flowing water as we enjoyed sitting on the lawn above the bank of the creek. And those gentle water sounds reach you in the master bedroom which overlooks the creek as well. The surrounding forest appears untouched and pristine, and seems to go on forever.

The house is well supplied for cooking, which we did each day. And the generous open space of the living room / dining room is surrounded by very large windows which offer views on three sides of the surrounding forest and creek. We felt welcomed by Brent, the owner, both by our interactions, and through the simple and clear posted explanations of how to use the house. We are hoping to return again and again

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cabin for six nights, and everything was great. We wanted to hike in the Gifford Pinchot forest, so this was a great location for day hikes. The owner was easy to work with and the house was very clean and the beds were comfortable. It didn't bother us, but we didn't have cell phone service or WiFi that worked reliably while we were there. Good to disconnect for a few days!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dish net tech came up and adjusted the equipment for a stronger signal. They are coming back mid October to install and upgrade the WiFi to Gem 2. Thanks for letting me know about that! Regards, Brent
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Nice secluded cabin with a creek in the back yard.

  • 5 of 5

We take walk in the evenings. The woods are natural, untouched and serene. The cabin is comfortable, clean and well stocked.

The faucet in the kitchen sink is weak and needs to be fixed . The wood panel around the air conditioner needs to be sealed tightly to prevent insects from getting in. Both are minor issues and can be fixed easily.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Hood River and Carson
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 14
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
White Salmon/Bingen/Hood River
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Hatchery beach
Car: necessary

Willard is 7 miles up into the mountains from Hwy 14 and 20 minutes drive via Cook's hill to the Hood River Bridge or 20 minutes drive via the incredible scenic Underwood hill drive to Hood River.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.