Private driveway and entrance leads to your Gorge Getaway vacation spot. View of surrounding mountains with western gorge in the distance. All the amenities of home, but better location. Kite, bike, paddle, hike, eat, drink - we have it good here.
Bright, airy and huge daylight basement apartment (850 square feet!) - this space is part of our larger family home. Central air with radiant floor heat. Private patio with BBQ, sitting area and access to large yard. Television, wifi access, DVD player and a Wii. (Yes, a Wii!!!)
Space has 2 beds - one is a queen sized bed in the bedroom and the other is a sofa pullout (super comfy) in the living room that is almost the size of a queen.
As a guest, you will have private access to the space (2 options of doors), and have access to everything except for a storage closet and the utility room on this floor. Guests also have access to private deck (we may be passing through side yard to pick tomatoes from the garden and we may even give you some if you're around).
Our family lives upstairs and should be available for the most part during your visit. We like our privacy and will respect yours as well. However, we're friendly enough (the kids are too old for biting, or so they say), that if you would like input on local information or need directions or just a good old fashioned chat, don't hesitate to let us know.
We are a family upstairs - and we love that you'll be vacationing in part of our home. Please realize that we probably won't be on vacation the same time as you are (maybe next time though!) - so we need to have quiet time start at 10pm, and please no super loud happenings before 7am.
Also, smoking is bad for you. You really, just shouldn't. Your mom did not make me say this - but I bet she would agree. If you feel you must - the yard is the best place. Please not the patio as it will waft up into our space. Anywhere on the grass is fine. Please don't leave your butts behind.
Due to the aforementioned cat, we can't have other pets on the property. It would probably upset him. We've seen that. You haven't. You probably don't want to see it. Trust us.
We live in a super quiet neighborhood within a mile of downtown White Salmon that allows you to refresh and recharge yourself after a busy day on the water or on the trails. We face south-west and therefore have brighter days than our poor neighbors in Hood River. (We know they are jealous.)
Just feet from the property is our local Loop Trail that is great for a bike ride and for running. We have blackberry patches in the neighborhood that are super handy (and yummy) in the summer time.
Just down the road (walking distance if you like a good stretch of the legs) we have Henni's, Everybody's Brewing and Pioneer Pizza. Get in the car and head down the hill to our neighbor Bingen for some great Chicago style pizza at Beneventi's. Several places to get coffee. Lots of places to try local wines and beer. We have 2 markets - Harvest Market (decent size and good variety that you'd find in all of your larger city chain markets) and FEAST - local organic style market and deli.
Please note too that we have placed some things in the space that are local and thought you would enjoy.
On the counter, we have coffee from our friends at STOKED Roasters (located in Hood River). Really good stuff. Let us know if you want to get some to take home with you, and we can arrange to have a bag delivered.
On the walls (some not all), You’ll see artwork from our friend, Barbara Murphy. All of her work is for sale, and she has quite a bit in several spots around the gorge. She is also open to commissioned painting if there is a certain scene or vista that you would like to take back home with you.
Those great potted mugs for your coffee? Those are from our friends at Klickitat Pottery. We’d prefer for you not to take these mugs, but if you are looking for a couple to take home with you, we can help make that happen.