This charming one room cabin with loft is privately situated on the edge of our home's yard and woods. Hand scribed pine logs, woodsy & antique interior and a wood stove make it a perfect retreat after a day of hiking in the Columbia River Gorge.
The cabin was cozy, idyllic and absolutely perfect for our weekend getaway. We used the woodburning stove every night of our stay and enjoyed our time there so much that we extended our trip by a day.
Jan and Larry keep the cabin well stocked with board games, treats and books about the surrounding area. The only running water is in the detached bathroom but the makeshift kitchen area is well appointed with a mini fridge, single burner hotplate, toaster, microwave, dishes, flatware and large ceramic water dispenser full of fresh drinking water.
Each day we would come 'home' to a basket of treats on the porch from Jan (juice, croissants, berries and even a homemade spice loaf). :)
Delicate cityfolk should be aware that it is a CABIN in the WOODS. As in:
-The bathroom has a shower, hot running water and a working toilet, but it is detached. (it shares a wall with the cabin but it is accessed through an outside door, via the wrap around deck) I'm assuming it must have been added after the cabin was built, otherwise why not have a door on that shared wall? So it's not a hole-in-the-ground outhouse but it is definitely rustic. :)
-If you plug in too many appliances at once you will short the breaker.
-The space is heated by woodburning stove which works well and keeps the cabin warm through the night. But, you have to build a fire. (Or risk shorting the breaker by plugging in the tiny space heater.)
The pups loved having the space to run and play outside, and we loved being able to take them with us everywhere. Pet owners should be aware that the sleeping area is in a loft accessed by a steep-but-sturdy ladder, so you won't be able to bring your pets up to bed with you unless they're small enough to be carried up the ladder.
Our stay with Jan and Larry was the highlight of the trip. The cabin and the hosts are full of charm, character and warmth. There's no better way to experience Oregon. We can't wait to visit again next year!
The cosy cabin is such a lovely place ! The location is perfect to visit the columbia gorges and the cabin is awesome. Jan and her husband were very friendly and helpful. Oh, and the homemade breakfast was very good !
My husband and I had a wonderful time at the cozy log cabin! We felt very welcomed, and appreciated the effort and hospitality provided by Jan and Larry. The space is everything we would've hoped for in a cabin - it's super cozy, uber cute, located in a beautiful setting, has a wood fireplace, and is tastefully decorated. We were able to relax and forget about the working world and enjoy simple pleasures. We also truly appreciated the yummy baked goods, fruit, and beverages. We highly recommend staying here, and look forward to returning.
The cozy cabin is as cozy as they come! We were greeted with a big smile outside as we arrived, and very warm and inviting cabin inside. Freshly baked bread waited for us inside. The decor inside is intriguing and incredible. We spent a couple hours exploring all the nooks and crannies, reading articles, reading the log book of guests from the past decades. It was a cold night, so we got the fire roaring, and the cabin was incredibly toasty. No need to worry about being cold. Especially in the bed upstairs where all the heat collects for a warm night's sleep.
This is a beautiful little cabin with one room on the bottom and a comfortable loft with a queen size bed above. The fireplace works really well- we made a fire and it quickly warmed up the whole place in about 5 minutes. Jan was an excellent host- she made sure we were comfortable and even gave us some homemade cinnamon rolls and peaches for breakfast. This could not have been a better experience.
Wonderful romantic place. So close to all the cool places in the Gorge. So comfy. Thank you Jan!
If you are looking for a perfect gateway getaway to spend some time in the Gorge, look no further than Jan and Larry's lovely cabin. Quiet and secluded, but barely half an hour from Portland, this is truly the ideal. Their personal touches throughout are lovely and thoughtful giving the space the perfect homey feeling.
I'm a school nurse and mother of 4 amazing children and grandmother to 7 incredible grandchildren. I grew up in Portland and then moved with my husband and small children to Corbett in 1980 where we have happily lived ever since.
I feel like I live in one of the most beautiful spots in the world, (the Columbia River Gorge) and my husband and I love to welcome and share with people from all around the world, our cozy cabin and the gorgeous Gorge sight seeing, hiking picnic-ing, wildlife watching and etc., experiences.