Charming and Eclectic Historic Red House


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  1. 6 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2 baths
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You are invited to stay in a Klickitat County landmark, listed on both the state and federal registers of historic places. The Red House built for the ‘Horse King of the Northwest’ Charles Newell and his wife Mary in 1890, is now a distinctive vacation rental. The Red House’s three stories are furnished with art, antique/vintage finds, colored glass windows, original ornamental trim, fresh linens and comfortable beds. The house is well equipped and designed for relaxing.

The space
The Red House is steeped in history and local lore. On the dining room side table, you will find a red binder that gets you up to speed on the house’s past. As you spend time in its rooms, my hope is that the house and its furnishing bring to mind a long held cherished family retreat.

From the high Victorian front porch, thru the large 5 paneled front door, the entryway with its 10-foot ceilings, stained glass windows and many paintings give you a good idea of what awaits. You can access the winding narrow stairs to the upper stories, or enter the formal living and dining room with their large matching brass light fixtures. The colorful upholstered vintage velvet chairs and couch pick up the stained-glass panes of the windows. The oval antique dining table and chairs can seat 8 comfortably (additional leaves are located in the 1st floor bedroom closet).

Off these rooms is a bathroom. The small marble topped vanity with chrome inspired Victorian taps and small claw foot tub with shower head are surrounded by multicolored tiles that are arts and craft in nature.

The first-floor bedroom contains a double bed from Europe. This sleigh bed with inlaid wood on the headboard and footboard faces 3 brightly stained glass windows overlooking the iris and peony garden. The 2 slight faux bamboo antique chairs used as bedside tables, are from a Yale University ballroom. Originally this room was the dining room.

The heart of this historic house, the sunny farmhouse kitchen has seen many a home cooked meal. You will find the kitchen has what you need. The apron sink, microwave, and gas stove are recent additions. To the right is the mud room with washer and dryer.

Off the kitchen is the fireplace room. The cathedral ceiling, pole rafters, large rock fireplace and locally salvaged board and batten siding and old hand hewn beams give the room a lodge look and feeling, very different from the rest of the house. Roku TV and board games are here. On the walls are several art pieces depicting The Red House. Next to the fireplace is a photo from the 20's or 30's showing the long gone service portions of the house.

From the back yard, looking at the house a friend mentioned she now knows how the old lady in the shoe felt living in a shoe. I had to laugh. The main part of the house, tall and narrow, the fireplace room and kitchen, low slung, I saw her point, a gigantic shoe.

Going back to the front hall, 2 double sash windows with colored glass cast a medieval glow over the stairs. On the second floor are 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and small desk nook (my favorite spot). The spacious second bathroom has bead board wainscoting, tile flooring and a subway tiled bathtub/shower. The Red House brush and ink drawing in this room is from my talented friend in a shoe.

The bedroom off the desk nook hallway is bright and cheery and cozy. The double size bed with its simple iron head and foot board is from my grandparent’s farmhouse outside of Goldendale.

The bedroom to the right houses landscape paintings, a Victorian sunflower emblem double bed, matching marble topped vanity, and burgundy velvet settee that have been in the house for decades.

On to the 3rd floor attic suite. High above the surrounding neighborhood, these 2 rooms offer a private sitting room and bedroom with Roku TV and queen-sized bed. The attic’s shiplap walls and odd ceiling angles make for a inviting hide away.

The Red House is like a time machine with modern amenities. For me the house brings back forgotten memories while creating new ones, I hope this is true for you too.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony

7 nights in Goldendale

Jan 21, 2023 - Jan 28, 2023

4.99 out of 5 stars from 145 reviews


Where you’ll be

Goldendale, Washington, United States

The neighborhood around The Red house is laid back and friendly. Take a walk to Goldendale's small downtown and chances are folks will say hi. Holcomb's Supermarket is several blocks away.

Antiquing at Chloe's, is rewarding. Monkeyshines down the street is a gallery, studio, and small antique shop that is owned by Sandra. You will find vintage clothing and Sandra's mosaic sculptures that are treasures in themselves and antique art and dish-ware. A couple of blocks from the Red House is The Dirty Cowgirl (arguably the best restaurant in Goldendale) serves bbq and fish and chips. Best fries in town! The Town House can be counted on for hearty breakfasts and lunches. Gee's serves good burgers and old style Chinese food. For standard Mexican food there is Ayutlas Family Mexican Restaurant. In the warmer months the food truck Taqueria Veracruz serve perhaps more authentic Mexican food. Bake My Day has good sandwiches made with their own bread. There are several choices for pizza in Goldendale; Uncle Tony's, Pete's, and Papa John's. Further out in the little town of Klickitat is Huntington's Steakhouse.

For coffee, friends of mine like the 3 coffee kiosks in town.

The Goldendale Chamber of Commerce has a cornucopia of brochures for things to do and explore. They are open most weekday mornings to the early afternoon. The Chamber's web site has an up to date event calendar.

Klickitat County has a number of wineries, Maryhill Winery (15 minutes away by car) is perhaps the best known, but Waving Tree in Maryhill is very good, and has the distinction of being founded by a long time local. I’m fond of Cascade Cliffs. In season, the Maryhill Museum of Art and the Presby Museum are worth a peak for different reasons. The Klickitat trail, at Harm's Road off the Centerville Hgwy. out of Goldendale, has parking, 1 port a potty, and a small railroad trestle crossing over the Swale Creek, it's a nice start for a pleasant walk. The Columbia Hills State Park offers hiking and grand scenic beauty. The Goldendale Observatory and its maze of walking trails is just up the hill overlooking town. The Goldendale Farmers Market at The Chamber of Commerce visitors center is open on Saturdays, May to September.

A road trip on highway 142 to the little town of Klickitat, and then to Lyle is a good way to get a lay of the land. This trip may be of interest to gardeners, as the little secret conifer and general plant nursery located at the bottom of the grade is one of my favorite places. To the east of Goldendale is the small Dandy Valley Farm and Nursery, they have a nice selection of veggie starts, fruit trees, shrubs, and annuals, you can tell they love their plants and what they do. If you want to get fancy, Good News Gardening and the Garden Cafe in Hood River is worth a jaunt.

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