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Steve and Monika

Member since: 2011
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Speaks English, Spanish, Polish

Relaxing, Family Friendly Cabin Right On Sandy River

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Mount Hood - Shifting River Cabin

Private, 2 Bedroom And 1 Bath Cabin With River And Forested Hills Views (Sleeps

We started a blog! Check us out on shiftingrivercabin.wordpress.com

Enjoy this cozy, but spacious, retreat with vast views of forested hills and historic Sandy river right outside your windows and doorstep. You'll be amazed by the sounds and smells of the outdoors, and will be awed by how different the river can look from day to day in course, flow, level and color.

The surrounding area offers activities year round for the outdoor enthusiasts, vacationers, and locals looking to get away for the weekend. Whether winter or summer, you're sure to find this cabin the perfect getaway where you can leave your troubles behind you, while still feeling like it's your home away from home.

While feeling the privacy and seclusion of a wilderness retreat, you'll have available to you many amenities. You'll have cable and WiFi available to allow for any needed connection to the real world as you relax and enjoy this cozy cabin while being warmed by the gas fireplace/stove.

This cabin is different than most in the sense that it is very bright and fresh. It's very family friendly, and can sleep up to 6 with the convertible sofa sleeper. People of all ages will be mesmerized by the beauty of the wilderness and river, and can enjoy both exploring the river and surroundings as well as access trails right outside the cabin.

With thriving area towns a very short distance from the cabin, you'll have plenty of choices for eating out or to stock up on supplies and enjoy your meal at the cabin.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve and Monika (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks English, Spanish, Polish

About Steve and Monika

We're a couple of accountants with two little girls that enjoy getting away from our busy urban life. We've searched for the perfect place for quite a while and finally found it!

Steve and Monika purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Steve and Monika chose Mount Hood

This area is beautiful and as interesting in the summer as it is in the winter months. We wanted a place that's a short drive from where we live. Being an hour away from Portland this drive is a breeze whether you're getting here Friday evening or heading straight to work on Monday morning. After a pretty long search we knew right away that this cabin/cottage was different from anything else that we had looked at.

What makes this cottage unique

The location is amazing, right on the river, with plenty of space around the house for kids to play. Easy to access from the road, but private enough. The house feels fresh and bright, not like some of the dark and moist cabins we looked at during our search.


based on 44 holidaymaker reviews

Relaxing, Family Friendly Cabin Right On Sandy River
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 44 reviews

Beautiful view and very well kept cabin.

  • 4 of 5

A very nice cabin right on the river. Property is very well kept and is just like the pictures on the HomeAway website. Would go back here again. Same minor complaints as others, small refrigerator and no shower curtain around the bath tub. Everything else is great and we did not feel uneasy in the neighborhood. Found that it was easier to get to the main highway 26 by turning left from the cabin on East Mountain Air Drive and them left on Lataurelle Ave and you will come right out at the highway.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place on the River

  • 2 of 5

We enjoyed a relaxing visit at the cabin and made a trip to Sandy Ridge Trail for mountain biking (only 5 minutes away).

The river location is perfect and the cabin served our basic needs (small frig, ikea furniture, and tub instead of a shower). No major complaints other than it would have been nice to have firewood for a campfire. Neighborhood is not the best, thus an evening walk from the cabin was not ideal. Other homes had yards filled with junk which makes an otherwise cute community look run down. But once you arrived at the cabin you were in a perfect location on the river.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful space!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the property. Roaring river view was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family-friendly retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and two daughters (5 & 7) had a fantastic stay here. Amazing location and access along the Sandy River; cozy and comfortable accommodations; great recreation activities close by (Wildwood Recreation Site and Zig Zag Falls were BIG winners with my kids); easy access to shopping and dining too; and less than 1 hour from Portland. Really can't say enough about the breathtaking views either.

A very comfortable home and pleasure to stay at. Looking forward to visiting again in Summer months hopefully.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4.5 stars, perfect for a family with young children/toddlers, prompt communication

  • 5 of 5

I was very pleased with the location. There is a short path to the river and my children had lots of fun climbing over rocks along the river bed. It was also an amazing view from the house. The fire pit was located on the river bank and we did s'mores and campfire songs with the roar of the river right in front of us. There is a swing set with one regular swing and one for small toddlers and there was also a covered picnic table. Snow entertainment at Government Camp was only 20 minutes away. The local grocery store (only 5 minutes away) provided most everything anyone would need. If you need something exquisite, the larger town of Sandy is only 20 minutes away. This cabin is secluded with some other homes along the river, but it is still conveniently located so that you can get to other necessities if needed. One of my favorite amenities was the availability of children items. There was a pack-and-play, high chair, toddler books, and various toys. The owners also provide some extra linen and plenty of toiletries. The gas burning stove heated the main area well and smaller heaters easily provided warmth for the bedrooms. The master bedroom has a very luxurious mattress and pillows. The other bedroom has bunk beds and those mattresses were also comfortable. (I laid on them as well and fell asleep). The kitchen should have everything you need for a temporary stay. The place as a whole was very aesthetic and accommodating.

The following are some minor complaints that still do not warrant anything less than 4.5 stars. Simply, some things to be aware of so that your expectations are on par. Perhaps the owners will improve these items as necessary. 1) The refrigerator is small. There is a very small freezer space and we were able to fit one small frozen pizza and one regular frozen box of lasagna in it. That was max capacity for the freezer space. We were able to fit a gallon of milk, eggs, carton of orange juice, and other various leftovers in the refrigerator space. The height of the refrigerator is not any higher than a dining table. It would be nice if they had a larger sized fridge. 2) The toilet is very small. Almost like a kiddie seat. An upgrade would be nice. 3) There is a bath tub with a shower handle. Serves its function well, but it would be nice to have a regular shower.

I would not let the negative items above stop me from staying there again. The owners were very prompt with communicating with me.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Riverside home

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely home with great big windows to look out at the beautiful Sandy River just steps away. We greatly enjoyed our stay there and enjoyed a very relaxing time. The town of Welch's is very close which has restaurants and a grocery store. The house felt secluded even though there are other properties with houses nearby. We will definitely be back. Only downside I would say is that it is difficult to take a shower in the claw foot tub. The kitchen could also use more cooking utensils.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
The Rendezvous
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Resort at the Mountain
Nearest Train
43 Miles
Portland Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Mt Hood Hwy 26
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
El Burro Loco
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Nearest Beach
121 Miles
Seaside, OR
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Welches, Mount Hood

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Memorial Day Weekend
27 May 2016 - 29 May 2016
3 night minimum stay
31 May 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Labor Day Weekend
2 Sep 2016 - 4 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
23 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
23 Dec 2016 - 24 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
New Years
30 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £58

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mount Hood in Oregon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Adorable bathroom with clawfoot tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Spacious master with direct view on the river
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Bunk bed with pack n' play for smaller kids
  • For best comfort, we recommend maximum 230 pounds per person.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • water skiing

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