Niksen House: Scandanvian style Cabin at Mt. Hood

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Entire cabin hosted by Michelle

5 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bath
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Niksen House is located just outside of Mt. Hood National Forest, 20 minutes from ski areas and an hour from Portland. The cabin is in a rural residential community and sits next to a 1/2 acre lot giving it an off-the-grid feel with all of the on-the-grid amenities. Many dining options are located just minutes away and the Sandy River is only a 5 minute walk from the cabin.
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The space
THE SPACE
This A-frame cabin was built in the 70’s and recently renovated with modern updates, lots of natural light and a Scandinavian feel. As you enter the home you will find a cozy living space with a wood stove, a smart TV equipped with Netflix and Amazon to use your own login. WIFI is provided throughout the home. Adjacent to the living space is a breakfast area for four people. The kitchen is fully appointed with a 4 burner stove/oven, full size refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher. You will also find plenty of pots, pans, utensils and a coffee maker to create your meals and anything to might need while you stay here.
A full-size bathroom with jetted tub/shower is located downstairs along with washer and dryer should you need it.
There are two bedrooms accessible by a spiral staircase. The first one has a queen bed. This second bedroom has a queen bed and separate twin bed as well as a balcony with sliding glass doors that open up to the quiet ravine. Each bedroom has its own thermostat for the heater.
When you rent the cabin you have access to all the spaces.
The back deck is the perfect place to read a book or just have dinner. There is a fire pit located off to the side of the deck that you are welcome to use provided that there is no burn ban in effect.

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:

1. This is a family cabin that we are happy to share with others. Please be mindful of the space and our belongings. We would really appreciate it if you could leave the property in the exact condition it was found. The max occupancy at our property is 5 people. Parties of 5+ will be asked to leave. Your booking is non-transferable, and no right to sublease is allowed or implied. The guest of record must be present at check-in and check-out.

2. We are in the woods so expect some rural living things including:
-The cabin is on a sensitive septic system, PLEASE do not flush anything except toilet paper in toilet.
-The cabin is on a well and the water is safe to drink but there is a sulfur odor when using hot water from the minerals in the water reacting with the water heater.
-Our neighbors have chickens and roosters that crow in the morning. Some people are sensitive to this while others don’t even notice.

3. Pet policy- Although we are a pet friendly cabin and love our dogs, there are certain guidelines to follow as not everyone who stays at the cabin come with pets. Well behaved dogs are welcome. Dogs are not allowed on furniture or upstairs. Please pick up after your dog and do not leave dog outside unattended. Always keep your dog on a leash as there are free roaming chickens. Pets may not be left unattended at any time. Niksen House is not responsible for, and will hold accountable pet owners for, any injury or damage caused by pets. In addition, the owner of the pet that causes injury or damage to others is expected to resolve the issue directly with the injured party. Thank you for following these rules so we can remain a pet friendly Airbnb.

4.The Oregon Department of Natural Resources often restricts outdoor fires in the summer to prevent wildfires. Please call the Hoodland Fire District prior to burning wood in the fire pit to check: (503) 622-3463 Burning during a ban is dangerous; and any violators will be immediately asked to leave without negotiation or compensation.

5. Cougars, bears, bobcats and coyotes have been seen on occasion and the ledge overlooking the creek immediately behind our deck is very steep. Please supervise your children and pets very closely.

6. This home is accessed by a gravel road off Barlow Pass. If it’s snowy or icy out we recommend an AWD vehicle.

7. Parents of young children (under 5) should be aware that there is a spiral staircase and open floor plan that may not be suitable for unsupervised small ones. Please message us if you have any questions about this.

8. For your safety and the safety of others we have a ring doorbell set up on the outside of the property.

9. By accepting a reservation with us, you acknowledge that use of amenities such as fireplaces and decks and the like may be potentially dangerous and involve potential risks if improperly used, particularly with regard to children and such use is at the your own risk.

**As the registered guest, you're required to share this information with others in your party and take responsibility for any damage(s) that might incur during your stay.

No smoking
No parties /events/photoshoots
Check in after 3pm
Check out at 11am
Moderate cancellation
Max occupancy at our property is 5 people
Clean fee $100
Two dog maximum
Security deposit $400
Price includes 6% Clackamas County occupancy tax

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Washer
Dryer
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace

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Where you’ll be

Rhododendron, Oregon, United States

The cabin is located in a rural residential community with other houses nearby. Our immediate neighbor to the left does have free roaming chickens and a rooster.

Hosted by Michelle

  1. Joined in September 2014
  • 152 Reviews
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I live in Portland, OR with my husband and two kids. We love to travel and all things PNW! We got this cabin as a getaway to enjoy the outdoors in all the seasons. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

During your stay

We provide self check-in via door keypad and prefer to be more hands-off since so that you can enjoy your stay and get to relaxing.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $400

Cancellation policy