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John Stolte

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High Prairie Yurt - Gorge Getaway

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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

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


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
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
John Stolte (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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 Washington

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.


based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

High Prairie Yurt - Gorge Getaway
average rating of 4.5666666 based on 30 reviews

Lovely - if you can handle the ticks.

  • 3 of 5

I want to start out with the positives here... the yurt itself is fantastic! Cute and tidy and all around a very comfortable place to stay. The views are to die for, and the deck area is a lovely place to relax and take in the fresh air. We were concerned that it would be too hot, and while it did get quite warm inside in the middle of the day (as expected), the breeze outside was very refreshing. There were several deer on the property as well, which was nice.

Now for the not-so-positive... the ticks! Let me start by saying that I am no stranger to nature. Hiking and camping are not new to me and I am fully aware that this is a yurt, not a hotel room, and that there will be bugs. I'm not afraid of bugs. In fact, when we arrived the little inflatable pool was filled with them - but it didn't phase us at all. We emptied it and refilled with fresh water and didn't give it a second thought. We planned this trip with the intention of making it a dog-friendly getaway. We brought both of our dogs with us and wanted to spend a good portion of the trip outside roaming the property, soaking in the hot tob, etc. with our dogs at our sides; however, after a mere 25 minutes outside - on the path, mind you - we found no less than 35 ticks on both our dogs and ourselves. It IS advertised that there are ticks on the property, and an occasional tick isn't enough to freak me out, but this was more of an infestation. We spent the next 24 hours picking them off of us, the dogs, our clothes, THE BED, everything. After that we simply could not relax - my skin was crawling. We packed up our bags and left two days early, and very disappointed. In fact, a couple of days later we are still finding them hiding on the dogs. Additionally, it is advertised that there is an AC unit in the yurt... which there is... however, every 1-2 hours it fills up with water and needs to be emptied in order to keep running. That was a bit annoying, but not a deal breaker. There are two fans provided and it seemed more effective to set those up in front of the windows than to bother with the AC.

All in all, I'd say this is a lovely place to go if an abundance of ticks won't creep you out. I'd imagine that this is much less of a problem in the cooler months as well.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: If this guest had kept her dogs on the roads and trails as recommended, and not let them run into the deep brush, ticks would not be a problem.
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Fabulous Place!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow. What an incredible place. I organized a small retreat for the meditation group I facilitate and the yurt and associated property could not have been better. The yurt is very well appointed with all the amenities of a hotel room, yet in a setting that is peaceful and majestic. People stayed in the yurt and camped out across the small ravine, and several of us sat up all night in the camping meadow to watch the full moon rise and set, only going to bed as the sun came up behind the hill. the property is reasonably isolated with lots of walking areas and wildlife, but not so far out that we could not run to the store in Dallesport for supplies.

Totally recommend this for couples and small groups. Thanks! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent our anniversary weekend, and first weekend away from our toddler, out at this lovely location. It was peaceful, scerene, and relaxing. The yurt is set up very well, and had everything we needed (aside from food). Since the location is out of the way, it is highly advisable to have any food items with you upon arrival. The nearest, decent grocery store is in the Hood River/White Salmon area, which is quite a drive after you have settled in.

The property itself is large, and fun to explore. My husband went on morning hikes around the property, and found lots of interesting sights. We saw wildlife pretty regularly throughout the day as well. One drawback we encountered was the amount of yellow jackets we came across over by the soak tub. It looked like they may have a nest under the platform by the hose. We definitely would recommend the owner set up some traps out there. They certainly weren't happy with us trying to enjoy the cool water in the hot weather!

Overall we really enjoyed this place, and will definitely be back. Hopefully soon. Possibly for another kid free weekend!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If Hilton did camping

  • 4 of 5

This place is a nice blend. On the one hand, like camping - a yurt which can feel like a tent at times on a secluded property with amazing views. On the other hand the Hilton - a full kitchen, bathroom, and hot tub with all the amenities. It's important not to forget the camping part though. A yurt requires extra effort on your part. As long as you remember that, it becomes part of the fun - giving you the feeling of camping. The only thing keeping me from a 5 star review is that some things could use a bit of attention - some things could have been cleaner or well maintained. However, our mission of a relaxing weekend away was more than accomplished. We would certainly stay here again. What a unique property!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sad and disheartning experience

  • 1 of 5

Unfortunately, we were not warned in the welcome letter from the owner or VRBO that the yurt is, "NOT ADVISED FOR HEAT SENSITIVE INDIVIDUALS". Although I don't know if there is anyone that is insensitive to 120 degrees inside temperature. Granted it was 102 outside but no effort was made to cool the place off before we got there. The A/C is wholly inadequate for the size and lack of insulation. The A/C unit is what you would use for a bedroom in a fully insulated house not a large, uninsulated space like a yurt. We made an effort to cool the place down but quickly realized that there was no way we would be able to get the inside temperature to anything close to bearable. The A/C was sucking in a small amount of the 120 degree interior air and spitting back out 90 degree air. That's how futile the "cooling system" in this yurt is.

After planning, packing, driving 4 hours/200miles we turned around and went home sad, frustrated and angry.

We felt taken/scammed with the lack of communication of the situation and lack of effort to have the yurt cooled down to a livable temperature.

WARNING- Do not go here in the summer unless you know the weather will be cool, the yurt will always be much hotter than the outside temperature just as your car would be sitting in a parking lot in the sun for hours but with no reasonable way to cool it down.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is unfortunate that this guest did not take advantage of the pool, the cooling misters or the ample shade to relax in under the oaks. The yurt is generally the same temperature as the outside air, and it can be uncomfortable during a heat wave. I would recommend going to the river to cool off if it is too hot, the mornings and evenings are cool and pleasant.
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Sleeping Beauty Yurt

  • 5 of 5

The yurt was great. Plenty of room, comfortable bed, great kitchen. The area is beautiful and quiet.

It is remote, not close to any stores or restaurants. I recommend it if you like a beautiful setting away from everything.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
84 Miles
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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Hood River, Mount Hood

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45
Pet Fee £0
cleaning fee £76
Tax Rate 7.0%

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 cabin in Washington, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Water-pic pulsing showerhead, vanity, heated towel rack, shaving/ make-up mirror, bath tissue provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Air bed in loft, (2) Fold out couch
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
  • 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
Nearby wine tasting, hiking trails, fishing, bird watching, wildlife viewing.

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