1 Bedroom + Sofa bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 adults & 1 child)
Mark & Monica
About Mark & Monica
An east-coast girl who worked in Portland and a mid-western boy who travelled the world, met and found a magical place in the woods. We both love old houses and travel. Mark can fix just about anything, and Monica is happiest hosting a table full of friends. Monica is an advertising creative and Mark is an IT consultant.
Mark & Monica purchased this Guest House in 2018
Why Mark & Monica chose Welches
Classic, old-fashioned property full of charm that feels unspoiled. A man-made creek from the 1920s, garden paths, outbuildings, greenhouse, stonework. It is a beautiful piece of land with river frontage that abuts wilderness. Truly unique. We have traveled a fairly large swath of the Earth and think this is one of the most beautiful places we have seen. More than one visitor has called this place an "enchanted forest". The previous owners have a lot of heart & soul. In the 5 years they hosted the guesthouse, it has been consistently a 5-star review-getter. We hope to continue in their spirit.
What makes this Guest House unique
Being secluded at the end of a dead end gravel road, having nothing but wilderness on 2 sides --- Salmon River frontage in one direction and the Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness in another direction. Neighbors on 2 sides, but you will not feel crowded. Romantic and wild, with acres to explore. But there's a shopping center 5 minutes away, in case you need some milk or batteries. A resort with golf & a spa is a very short drive away. It also is only an hour's drive from the attractions of Portland in one direction and the Columbia River Gorge in another. The best of all worlds.
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great quiet cottage
We had such a relaxing weekend in this cute little cottage. Close to fantastic hiking - definitely will come again
Sweet Autumn Getaway
Loved the property, the brook and River. The Autumn leaves kept our pup’s feet clean! ❤️
Enjoyed the historic areas, and restaurants. Love being able to bring our dog! The only problem was the VRBO website who seems to be unable to update owner information, and process the 2nd half of the payment!
One of our favorites!
We love it here. So private and peaceful. It is heaven for dogs
What A Treasure!
I LOVED my stay here! After coming out of a super-stressful couple of years, I just needed to decompress and get grounded again. I felt called to the Pacific Northwest. This guest house off the beaten path was the PERFECT place to start my grounding journey! I felt like it was my own little haven in the woods. It was clean, private, and had everything I needed, including silence, trees, and a nearby river. I spent hours in the clearing past the pavilion, writing in my journal and watching the movement of the sun and the butterflies. It was priceless. On a more mundane level, the hosts accommodated me and provided check-in details and directions early, as this was my first visit to Oregon, and I wanted to make sure I knew where I was going and all. Everything was clear and orderly. I can't wait to plan another trip--this time as a writing retreat. :)
Beautiful property with lots to explore! It’s kind of like a fairy land; I kept thinking a little fairy was gonna zip by at any moment! Very peaceful; hope to visit again next summer for sure.
We really enjoyed our two day stay. Our dog is 15 and enjoyed being off leash and exploring. He was upset when we had to leave and refused to come with us:)
Thanks again for letting us use your awesome cottage!
Please note- the Bridge over the Salmon River is being replaced in 2018. This will mean some construction delays coming and going. There may be some noise but it is about 1/2 mile from us. Generally we are quiet and secluded at the end of a private gravel road, abuts wilderness, property extends to the Salmon River. The small village of Welches has both fine and casual restaurants, a golf course and resort, many beautiful hiking trails, and is about 20 minutes from historic Timberline Lodge located at the 6000 ft. level on Mt. Hood. The views are extraordinary from this historic structure.