About this listing
With amazing views of The Cascade Mountains, Multnomah falls, Mist falls and the Columbia river, this home is very rare and very special. Secluded, private, peaceful, and close to all the beauty and recreation the Columbia River Gorge has to offer!
With a view of the Columbia, the Cascades and Multnomah Falls, our home is very private and secluded.
A sprawling view of the Gorge is laid out before you. From every window there is a view of Multnomah falls, the Cascade mountains, and the Columbia river.
This guest quarters is the downstairs level of the house, which includes 2 private bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a family room with a kitchenette (some describe it as a 'Mother-in-law quarters'). Access to the level is through the main entrance on the main floor. We live upstairs in the house, and access is similar to what you would encounter with a BnB or guest rooms. We do allow guests to use the main floor laundry room, And allow access to our rec room, and the main floor kitchen as well.
Interaction with Guests
We do live upstairs so you might see us when you are coming and going. We are very easy-going and very quiet. We are very respectful of privacy and leave it up to the guests to determine how much interaction there will be. Some guests will stay to themselves, some will use the rec room on the main floor, and some will even use the main floor kitchen.
Located in a small community of about 20 homes nestled between Washington's scenic route 14 and the Columbia River. This area of the Gorge is considered to be the most beautiful, yet is still fairly close to the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan areas. This relatively overlooked area, known to the locals as "The sunny side of the Gorge", is quickly becoming the most desirable due to its location, views, recreational facilities, and the fact that it is South-facing which increases the amount of sun and length of the days, This community is peculiar in the fact that it even exists here in the Scenic area. It would not be allowed to be built today!
The Portland airport (PDX) is only 25 minutes away. Parking is right in front of the house.
If you must use public transportation there is a park-and-ride about a mile up the road where you can catch a bus that will take you into town.
A private floor to ourselves with unfettered access: 2 bedrooms, bath, living room and deck with river and forest views; all spotlessly clean and fresh. State-of-the-art electronics, top-end king size mattress and many thoughtful details for your comfort and convenience. Mike and Nikki are the perfect hosts: friendly, helpful and engaging when you desire, otherwise discreetly absent.
One of the most incredible places we have ever stayed! We honestly can't thank Mike and Nicki enough for the extra effort they went to in making our stay both comfortable and so much fun. The house is so beautiful, incredible views and every single detail you can think of was taken care of. But honestly our highlight? Mike and Nicki! They were the most lovely hosts and invited my husband and I to have dinner with them on their beautiful deck. We sat for hours laughing, chatting, having a few drinks and honestly just making some great friends.
Thank you Mike and Nicki for giving us a lifelong memory!
This is a fantastic place to stay -- Mike and Nikki couldn't be nicer and more accommodating. We arrived late after a wedding and carried our sleeping kiddos downstairs to find a great little mother-in-law space with two good size bedrooms. The bathroom was well stocked with little shampoos and plenty of towels. We'd forgotten to pick up milk on our way but Mike and Nikki gave us some so we'd be able to give the kids breakfast when they woke up early. The next morning we took in the gorgeous view from the little patio, then went upstairs and took full advantage of the coffee Mike had set out. Mike and Nikki were wonderful hosts, letting our kids watch the hummingbirds from their deck upstairs and giving us a call just a few minutes after we left to let us know we'd left my daughter's baby blanket there. Our only complaint was that our stay was way too short! We can't wait to return again soon.
Mike & Nikki welcomed us into their beautiful home with open arms. They showed us around and generously offered for us to use their bar, outdoor deck, shuffleboard table and kitchen. The neighborhood is quiet and hidden on the Columbia River Gorge which really is breathtaking. Our rooms were clean and perfect. We were in town for a wedding down the road so we had activities planned all weekend but in our down time we were able to climb the Multnomah Falls (which you can see from their house). Mike graciously gave us directions for our adventure and other suggestions for activities to do in the area. We had a lovely time and would definitely go back!
We thoroughly enjoyed out stay at Mike and Nikki's place in the gorge. They are such gracious hosts and really went out of the way to make sure all needs were met. The view was truly outstanding and the beds were also very comfortable. The private porch was a major bonus! Since we had been camping for a week prior to arriving, this was a real treat to have laundry access, TV, and a hot shower. We are a family of four and it was the perfect amount of space for us to decompress, recharge as well as see all the amazing waterfalls in the area. Mike had some excellent hiking recommendations for us and we enjoyed a full day of fun in the gorge! We really hope to make it back someday in the future.
PERFECT PLACE TO STAY!!! To see that crazy beautiful view in the morning was great, and the listing is just as it looks. Comfortable beds, great toiletries provided, and the view is just, WOW! Great stuff to go see in the area too. Mike and Nikki were SUPER nice, and took extra time and printed us a great itinerary for the area, including the falls and a surprisingly fancy fish hatchery. (My husband liked that even better than the falls!) Would recommend this place to anyone and everyone!!!
Mike and Nikki are amazing!! Their property is everything you could imagine for a wonderful escape in the gorge. Perfect hidden location, makes you feel secluded, yet have all the comforts of home - plus more! Couldn't recommend this location any more highly than I do!
About the Host, Mike And Nikki
We love nature and the beauty of the Gorge and prefer it to the big city, however, we also like to go on excursions to the city now and then.
I feel as though what we have here is wasted on just my wife and I and should be shared with others so they can have a chance to see just how wonderful it is to wake up to such beauty just outside your window.
We've always thought of this place as very Zen. Even the stream of headlights slowly moving along the highway on the other side of the river seem to have a calming, almost hypnotic effect.
When we think about opening up our home to guests, we, like many, have dreaded the inevitable loud partying and/or destructive guests, but feel that for the most part we will get people who just, like us, want a quiet, beautiful retreat to go to, to get away from the loud bustle of the city.