|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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As a Gorge resident I enjoy outdoor sports and activities year round.
John Stolte purchased this cabin in 2005
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.
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.
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!
Love this peaceful get away. All the accommodations and more. We will defiantly be back!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Kiteboarding, Windsurfing, Wine Tasting, Steelhead, Salmon and Trout Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Bike trails, bicycle touring, Motorcycle touring, Wine Tasting
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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