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HIGH PRAIRIE YURT - GORGE GETAWAY

John Stolte

Advertiser since: 2008
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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HIGH PRAIRIE YURT - GORGE GETAWAY

People5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cabin in Hood River - Sleeping Beauty Yurt

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

WARNING! SUMMER TEMPERATURES CAN EXCEED 90 DEGREES. NOT ADVISED FOR HEAT SENSITIVE INDIVIDUALS

Yurt on private acreage in the Columbia River Gorge.

Experience a comfortable, well equipped, Pacific Yurt located in the High Prairie region of The Gorge, 10 miles East of Lyle.

RV parking and full hook-ups are included.

20 private acres of natural meadows, woodland and expansive territorial views.

Get closer to nature in a yurt, these comfortable round structures are similar to tents, only much more robust in their internal structure. You will hear and feel the Gorge winds while being secure and protected inside.

Forty minutes from Hood River and 20 minutes to Doug's Beach, you can relax in this serene natural setting. Enjoy a Gorge sunset on the deck with a pristine view of Mount Hood, in your own private retreat.

Keywords: Yurt, Columbia River Gorge, RV site, Lyle, The Dalles, Goldendale, private, acreage, fishing, kayaking, hiking, mountain bike, natural, serene, romantic, windsurfing, kiteboarding, remote, Hood River

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
John Stolte (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks English

About John Stolte

As a Gorge resident I enjoy outdoor sports and activities year round.

John Stolte purchased this cabin in 2005

Why John Stolte chose Hood River

The site is private and remote. Great for weekend getaways, but close enough to feel connected to the social side of The Gorge. The 20 acres includes a seasonal creek, dirt bike or ATV track, archery range, hiking trails and picnic areas, a stage and is great for events, parties, music and weddings.

What makes this cabin unique

Relaxation is is the feeling I come away with after staying at the yurt.

It is great to explore the woods, enjoy the hot tub on the deck, watch a DVD, listen to music or read a good book in a comfortable chair, then sleep well on the Tempurpedic Queen Bed. Wake up refreshed and ready to take on some Gorge activities.

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

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High Prairie Yurt - Gorge Getaway
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews
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High Prairie Yurt - Gorge Getaway
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p366582vb
-(541) 436-2992
Hood River Mount Hood
Portland OR
5

Wonderfully relaxing!

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I went here on a mini honeymoon right after our fall wedding! We took our two small dogs with us which we loved! We were surrounded by amazing scenery, there were lots of places to hike, and there were great amenities for just relaxing and being lazy :-)
We had a great time cooking, sitting in the hot tub, and watching movies at night. A great time exploring and playing with the dogs around the property by day! There were lots of wineries around and some great looking restaurants, but upon getting to the yurt we decided to spend our time there in the quiet beauty.
Thank you for the great time! Also, my husband now wants a yurt! I expect this to be a purchase in our future! Thanks again!
  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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High Prairie Yurt - Gorge Getaway
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p366582vb
-(541) 436-2992
Hood River Mount Hood
5

Refreshed and relaxed!

  • 5 out of 5
Love this peaceful get away. All the accommodations and more. We will defiantly be back!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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High Prairie Yurt - Gorge Getaway
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p366582vb
-(541) 436-2992
Hood River Mount Hood
Boise
5

The Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I recently stayed here for our anniversary and it was the perfect getaway! My husband was a little skeptical (as we've never stayed in a yurt before), but he was blown away by how great it was! You get the feel of getting away from it all while still having all the comforts of home! The landscape is gorgeous, the views are gorgeous and we will definitely be staying here again!
  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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High Prairie Yurt - Gorge Getaway
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p366582vb
-(541) 436-2992
Hood River Mount Hood
Olympic Peninsula
5

Yurtastic !!!

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I were looking for a remote, yet not too rustic dwelling with privacy, character and calm. Avid backpackers, we opted for John's HPY as our first family vacation with our 9 month old daughter and dog for it has the general feel of camping and amenities of home.
The yurt was a fantastic find and it accommodated all of our needs. It was clean, well kept, and had a really good energy....you could sense that there has been a lot of wonderful stays and love put into this property.
Even in late October, the yurt was pretty darn hot during the day, so plan accordingly. Meaning, plan to be elsewhere than in the yurt during peak sun time. We found the temps to be rather comfortable and never needed to use a heat source, rather we just closed the exterior window flaps and bundled up. Using the hot tub after morning coffee and during evening cocktails was a wonderful way to warm up and relax.
In terms of yurt amenities, we were more than comfortable. Yes, the kitchen is definitely not stocked for someone who loves to cook (us) so we came prepared. I would HIGHLY suggest bringing a pantry of items, as it's not fun, nor convenient to run into Bingen if you need anything. The beauty of the yurt is staying at the yurt. So we prepared for that.
If you are planning on bringing an infant, the bathroom is large enough to accommodate a portable crib and it stays nice and dark in there....our daughter slept great in the bathroom:) the loft is NOT an option, especially with how hot it got during the day.
Other noteworthy things: the wasps were pretty aggressive in their dying stage and we had to sweep up lots of dead bugs each day and keep the netting over the bed during the day...but really, no big deal. The yurt is in the woods, to expect it to be far from camping is ridiculous. We actually laughed at the end of the day while wwe poured a beer and swept up the " carnage" from the day, meaning dead wasps!
All in all, we really loved our stay and would be back.....if only it was available during the winter! Would be a great spot to be snowed in.
John was easy and very accommodating as we had to reschedule our stay twice and he was more than abiding.

ONLY COMPLAINT : super duper large screen tv is an eye sore, and having the bed face that crazy thing was sort of gross, seeing as tho Mt. Hood was right outside. LOVE the nature and awe of HPY, but did not love the technology that seemed out of place in it.
  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Lindsay,
Next spring I will be opening up a very private "off the grid" yurt experience, no tv, phone, internet, or any other distractions, just a beautiful pristine view of Mt Adams and deer trails down to a deep canyon waterfall. It operates on solar and wind energy, with a bathtub, shower and basic kitchen with a gas range. Watch VRBO for the "Waterfall Yurt" listing next year. Thanks
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High Prairie Yurt - Gorge Getaway
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p366582vb
-(541) 436-2992
Hood River Mount Hood
Camas, WA
5

Private, Peaceful, Perfect

  • 5 out of 5
My wife mentioned going camping, so I told her I had rented a tent for a couple of nights. She had her suspicions but the long gravel road to a big round tent in the middle of nowhere fit my camping story perfectly. It wasn't until she stepped through the door and saw the beautiful interior that she said "this isn't camping". She now calls it the tent with the dishwasher.

We had all the comforts of home, while still having the feel of camping. The yurt is surrounded by oak trees and meadows and is very private and secluded. With no other people in sight, we spent most of our vacation without clothing.

We cooked our meals on the grill, and watched amazing sunsets from the picnic table during dinner. We soaked in the hot tub mornings and evenings, and enjoyed spectacular views of the night sky.

We saw deer every day, including a herd of eight the first morning. There were squirrels, little lizards, a wild turkey, and some bird that would shreak all night long.

Basic questions like check-in times should have been listed in the welcome letter or on the web site, but John usually replied quickly (briefly) to my emails.

On hot days, the yurt is uninhabitable from 2-5pm or so, even with the windows and dome open and the ceiling fan running. A couple of box fans would be a big help. We spent mornings and evenings on the back deck, and would retreat to the lower deck down by the trees during the hottest part of the day. Late afternoons the bugs swarm all over the sunny side of the yurt and the back deck.

The back door is stuck in the frame, so we always had to use the front door and walk around. Numerous nail heads poking up on the back deck are potentially dangerous to bare feet.

We had hoped to cool down in the stock tank on the other part of the property, but it only had an inch of water filled with thousands of dead bugs. I thought about dumping it and refilling, but the bugs during the hottest part of the day made it unusable anyway.

The hot tub was rather dirty, with slime around the water line. It could use a good cleaning.

Minimal light in the bathroom would make shaving or putting on makeup difficult if you weren't camping like us.

A better sprayer or shower head would be handy at the little platform below the back deck. We used the hose to cool off there many times.

Despite these minor issues, we had a fantastic time at the yurt and would love to come back again. Highly recommended for anyone seeking privacy, romance, and solitude.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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High Prairie Yurt - Gorge Getaway
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p366582vb
-(541) 436-2992
Hood River Mount Hood
Portland
5

What a magical place!

  • 5 out of 5
I recently stayed at the High Prairie Yurt for my birthday and it was absolutely wonderful. I read a few reviews before I stayed so I came prepared with basic cooking supplies like olive oil, butter, spices, etc. We also brought our own knives but that's probably because my boyfriend is a professional chef :) The Yurt itself is gorgeous - the photos hardly do it justice. It was perfectly clean when we arrived and the vibe was welcoming.
The layout of the property was more inclined than I expected but it makes sense when you consider the AMAZING view of Mt. Hood. We used the grill which apparently has a smoker and a rotisserie feature! We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner on the porch looking at beautiful Hood. This wonderful place was obviously built and cared for by thoughtful people.
I will absolutely be back!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Location

Nearest Airport
84 Miles
PDX
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Corner Pocket, Lyle
Nearest Golf
26 Miles
Indian Creek, Hood River
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Bingen Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I 84 Oregon, SR 14 Washington
Nearest Restaurant
22 Miles
Country Cafe, Lyle
Nearest Ski
63 Miles
Mt Hood Meadows
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Dougs Beach
Car: necessary

Kiteboarding, Windsurfing, Wine Tasting, Steelhead, Salmon and Trout Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Bike trails, bicycle touring, Motorcycle touring, Wine Tasting

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Rates & Availability

From $148 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday cabin in Hood River, Mount Hood

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 7.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Hood River in Mount Hood

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, vanity, heated towel rack, toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Air bed in loft, (1) Fold out couch
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Nearby wine tasting, hiking trails, fishing, bird watching, wildlife viewing.
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