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!
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.
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.