Magical Refuge by the Forest

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Entire guest house hosted by Denise

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
Entire home
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Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
March/April Special: Reserve 2 nights at Airbnb & receive 1 extra night free! You'll love the new guest cottage set among fir trees on 2.5 acres. 10 minute walk to Cresap Bay Park, quarter mile drive to lakefront w. view of Mt St Helens. Scenic drive to waterfalls or Ape Caves. Our place is good for couples, solo adventurers or up to four guests. Hike Mt. St Helens or independently explore serene forested areas. Cottage with 2 floors. Can accommodate sleeping for 2 on each level.

The space
This is a 2 storey cottage with one bedroom upstairs, one fold out futon downstairs. Steep stairs to spacious loft. Open floor plan with kitchen and dining area and living area with futon. Private deck in rural location. The cotttage sits on 2.5 acres shared with main house and is surrounded by towering evergreens. In the late Fall, Winter and Spring ou can see views of Cresap Bay Creek Lake from the backyard. Once spring comes, the greenery hides the creek view however, there are hiking trails with close promity to Cresap Bay. Cell phone signal and laptop signal very unpredictable and unreliable due to no cell phone towers in or near forest.

Plenty of comfort and privacy to enjoy the forest views and relax.
Property secluded except for occasional noisemaking from modern day lawn maintenance equipment etc or recreational vehicles in this tiny neighbourhood. At times, some sound from the road. The majority of the time it is very quiet and peaceful.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Lake access
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Shared backyard – Fully fenced
Fire pit
Long-term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Ariel, Washington, United States

Our home is in a clearing in the forest. As you can tell by the photos, we have a deck looking out towards the forest. There are two homes on either side of our location, however, with our property backing up to the park's forest there is plenty of space for privacy and quiet. We are situated on 2.5 acres next to a forest bordering the Cresap Bay Park. Cresap Creek borders our property as it meanders down to the lake, a stream from Mt St Helen's watershed. It is mostly very quiet here with convenient access to areas of complete solitude as well as many outdoor recreation opportunities. From time to time one of the two neighbours may be busy with land maintenance which can include noisy equipment. It is usually short term noisiness. Also, there is more traffic in the area on weekends. For the most part, it is very quiet and peaceful as well as close to beautiful places to explore nearby within short drive or hike. Outdoors it's very quiet after dark and it is just this very supreme quality of quiet that makes sitting outdoors and admiring the starry night sky so fantastic. With the cooler weather we have a campfire area as well as a wood burning stove on the deck. There are baby deer and elk in the area and often a deer comes thru the yard at night to catch an apple from our tree.

Hosted by Denise

Joined in August 2017
  • 101 Reviews
  • Superhost
Hi, I'm Denise and my primary profession is as a fine artist. My location here is the beautiful forested mountains and lakes of the Northwest reminds me on a daily basis that the sights, sounds and subtle community of wildlife surrounding this area is good for the soul. On my hike yesterday, with my dog Titus, we saw baby rabbits, a chipmunk and a baby deer drinking in the wild solitude of the Cresap Bay Creek which is located in a ravine behind our backyard. Our connection to the lakes is a great place to see wild and beautiful places within a short hike or a drive of anywhere from 5 minutes to 20 minutes. Not one but several lakes to choose from! I am happy to provide detailed directions to places very close by to kayak, swim hike or bike. At night we have places to enjoy a campfire, enjoy the perfect quiet of a starry night surrounded by tall evergreens.
Hi, I'm Denise and my primary profession is as a fine artist. My location here is the beautiful forested mountains and lakes of the Northwest reminds me on a daily basis that the s…

During your stay

Yes. I am happy to be available to assist guests access places to go kayak, hike or swim.
I can offer driving directions to nearby destinations of interest or to the nearest towns offering restaurants or groceries.

Denise is a Superhost

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House rules

Check-in: After 1:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to ₹37181

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