This inviting 1942 cabin sits on a beautifully wooded 1/3 acre corner lot in the Mt. Hood village of Brightwood, one hour from Portland, In a nice, quiet neighborhood near (but not on) the Wild and Scenic Salmon River. The cabin is very comfortable, in great shape, and retains a mid-century rustic feel with a wood stove, high ceilings and many windows. It's a great place to relax, read on the porch, write your novel at the antique desk, listen to old records, make waffles, play games, walk your dog to the river, binge on Netflix, bike to the country store or chill out in the hammock. That is, when you're not exploring the great outdoors or looking for pioneer wagon ruts on the historic Barlow Trail or going to one of the many nearby restaurants, bars or cafes or another great activity!
This original 1942 550 sf cabin has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 5. A luxury queen bed is in the main downstairs bedroom. A sturdy ladder leads upstairs to a small sleeping loft that has one full-sized bed and one twin bed divided by a privacy wall. The living room couch folds out into another twin bed.
The cabin has many original features but also mod-cons - a fully supplied kitchen with a new dishwasher and fridge (and a vintage stove that works great), a newly tiled bathroom with new shower, toilet and sink,.brand new plumbing and brand new electrical system. If you just can't get off the grid, there's hi-speed WiFi and a printer, a flat-screen TV (no cable, but streaming Netflix, Amazon, Roku, Hulu), and a Bluetooth speaker.
A large covered front porch has an outside dining table and Adirondack chairs; the wooded backyard has a new BBQ grill, picnic table and two hammocks. In summer, the cabin is shaded by the woods and well cooled with many fans. On cooler days and nights, you can drink hot chocolate by the wood stove, which cranks plenty of heat. There are also space heaters.
Well-behaved dogs of selective breeds are most welcome (as long as they are cleaned up after); dog dishes, a blanket and toys are supplied. Children will enjoy themselves with many games, books and puzzles. You can leave your toddler or baby gear at home as we stock a porto-crib, booster seat, high chair, potty seat and baby mat. Note that nobody under age 9 is allowed on the ladder or in the loft.
The cabin is far enough from the highway to hear no noise except the rushing of the river. The neighbors are nice but not too close for comfort. You can take a short walk down to the Salmon River or bike to the Brightwood store on one of our bikes. It's only a 5 minute drive to fabulous old growth hiking at the Wildwood recreation area, which has a wild salmon viewing station under the pristine Salmon River. Or 5 minutes in the other direction to lovely Middle Earth-like Barlow Wayside park. The huge Sandy Ridge mountain bike trail system starts only 2 miles from the cabin. It's only 10 minutes to the Zigzag Ranger Station and historic towns of Welches and Rhododendron and 15 minutes to the Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness Area with its famously beautiful Old Salmon River Trail. Slightly further, trails at all levels lead through the Mount Hood National Forest to swimmable lakes, rushing waterfalls, historic pioneer sites and alpine wildflower meadows with 7 mountain vistas. (Or, if the season is right, to huckleberry fields or wild mushrooms.) The very fun Skibowl summer Adventure Park is only 20 minutes from the cabin, with bungee jumping, ziplining and a 1/2 mile alpine slide, across the street from the restaurants and breweries of historic Government Camp. The excellent Timberline Lodge and Mt. Hood Meadows ski resorts are only a short distance further up the mountain.Get the full listing »