Lower-level private 700sq 1BR apartment in a charming restored 1901 farmhouse beside an orchard. Gorgeous views of Mt Hood in all rooms. Queen bedroom, bonus study room, sun room w/ Full Sofabed, kitchenette, & clawfoot tub + heated tile. Beat the morning rush to the slopes: 15 mins to Meadows, 40 mins to Timberline. You'll get more privacy than a resort/hotel at a fraction of the cost, and we're only 5 mins to Parkdale or 15 min to downtown Hood River for evening food & fun! FAST Fiber+WiFi!
You have a private entrance, and a completely separate lower-level space in our house, while we occupy the other space. You'll enter into a generous sun room with views of our yard and a pear orchard, that doubles as a second bedroom with a pull-out Full bed. You'll find extra bedding under the bench seat.
Next there are side-by-side rooms, one Queen bedroom, and one bonus Study room to relax or work. Each room has an independently controlled heater for your comfort. The rooms stay nice and cool in the summer, and look over our garden and on to amazing views of Mt Hood. We provide an air conditioner to the bedroom when we experience the 100°F heat waves, but those are few and far between.
The bathroom has heated tile floors to spoil your feet on those cold nights, a clawfoot tub and shower bench (for accessibility), and other luxury touches. We make our own natural soaps and skin care products that we'd love you to try while you're here!
There is also an ample kitchenette, stocked with some local treats and beverages, and a Washer/Dryer available for stays longer than 4 days. The kitchenette includes a mini fridge, convection toaster oven, single hot plate, and bread toaster. You'll also find a full set of flatware, stoneware, cookware, etc. If you plan to do a lot of cooking, we have a full kitchen next door and can provide additional kitchenware - just message us!
You are welcome to use the yard area near the entrance, and we hope to be able to meet you and give a quick tour on your arrival!
It's important that, as a guest, you find a well-matched host to meet your needs and provide the right experience, and we welcome ALL with open arms. That means ALL religions, nationalities, genders and sexual preferences.
You have access to everything in this space, though we do have a storage closet off the study room, nothing exciting in there, but this is off limits. You'll also find extra blankets and pillows in the bedrooms. We will be onsite as your hosts and available if you need anything!
June -> October we will be stocking your kitchenette with produce straight from our garden. It will vary week to week, so we hope this is a pleasant surprise! We don't grow any nuts, but please let us know if you have any fruit/veggie allergies so we can prepare the space accordingly!
Interaction with guests
We respect your privacy and understand if you would prefer to do your own thing - just let us know.
Getting to know fellow travelers is a reason we love hosting, and giving a curated experience to help you maximize your time here. We live at the house as well, and will make sure you have everything you need. Joe roasts coffee, gardens and makes soap, Heather bakes pies and homemade bread. It's our great pleasure to share these with you when we make them.
Other things to note
In the winter, we get heavy snows that necessitate 4WD / traction tires to park in our private drive.
Hwy 35 and Cooper Spur Rd are heavily plowed, and we do our best to keep the drive/parking clear, but we don't want you getting stuck (it's flat, if you can get in, you can usually get out). Carry chains and practice installing them at the very least.
Bicycles and ski equipment can be stored in the sun room, though most people leave equipment with their vehicle.
No pets, or children between 1 and 12, sorry! We are working on accommodating young children, but the space isn't ready for that yet. We prioritize your safety and comfort, as well as pet allergies.
We do have a cat on our side of the house who does NOT enter your space, but if you are severely allergic, please reconsider. We can't guarantee there won't be any traces of dander from items we bring into the separate spaces. We have had many with general cat allergies stay symptom-free.
We don't grow any nuts (there is a chestnut tree across the driveway), but please let us know if you have any fruit/veggie allergies so we know to remove them from the kitchenette.
‣ Keep noise down between 10:00PM - 7:00AM. We will do the same!
‣ Remove shoes on entering (sun room) and respect our fir (soft wood) floors
‣ Do not cut or prepare food directly on the butcher block counters, use cutting boards instead
‣ Generally, treat the house and property as if it were your own
‣ No pets
‣ No smoking indoors, including e-cig or pot (which is legal here)
‣ No firearms or weapons on the premises. Please keep these in your locked vehicle.
Let us know if:
‣ You have any additional guests or visitors at the property. Overnight guests are additional and require prior approval.
‣ You have any issues or damage so we can help you out for the rest of your stay!
I'm former Portland, OR and my wife Heather is former Seattle. We acted on our dream of living in Hood River after a long search, and now have the privilege of stewarding a beautiful restored farmhouse that dates back to the original settlers of Mount Hood. We love spending our days outside with our infant daughter (born July '17).
I have used AirBnb many years for work and play, I cherish the experiences I've had that could not have come from staying at a hotel. It's so fun to stay with locals and get the best advice on the best spots and activities. My interests are unique food, local craft beer, nature, and abiding by the old adage, "When in Rome...". I am a respectful tourist and try to keep my impact minimal by recycling, composting, biking/transit, and conserving water.
As a host, our mission is simple: make your stay an enjoyable and memorable one. Whether you want privacy or company, I can appreciate the needs of a traveler for both work and play, having done so much of it myself. I look forward to meeting you!