The SpaceThe High Lonesome has amazing frontage and access to the East fork of the Lewis River. The river is cold and clear...and breathtaking. There is a hiking trail is right out the back door that follows Copper Creek for a few miles. The High Lonesome is a unique property, as there are 5 beds in the main area plus two cabins up the trail 75 yards that are available for larger groups. We can also pitch a cabin tent for extra campers. Have extra family members in an RV? There is space. Lets talk about your event! Each area gets a privacy tent/potty plus a water supply for washing and drinking. Guest AccessThe guest house has two bedrooms with lodge pole bunks (two double beds, two twin beds) and a queen lodge pole bed in the other room. Bathroom, full kitchen, living room as well. For over 8 guests, about 75 yards from this space are two cabins that sleep an additional 8-12 people. Two futons in Big Cabin and 2 twin beds in the Small Cabin and each cabin has a loft for 2-3. There is also space to pitch tents and park an RV! Each guest over the first 6 is an additional charge, includes the cabins.
There is a gas grill, a fire pit, and two decks. The "Lonesome Owl" Western Town and the pirate ship play deck are available for the kids. We loan out Cornhole, Ladderball, Bocce, and a few other outdoor activities plus movies, books and games. Interaction with GuestsInteraction would include an optional short tour: trails, beach, and other recreation options.
My house is across the wide driveway from the guest house. Your cell phones won't work up here, so you are welcome to use the house phone as needed. We place a handset on the deck table for you to use. I work out of my basement and will, most likely, be here. I won't bother you, but will be available for questions and a quick tour if desired. I can get kids started on activities and options! Want to learn some table top games? I can get you started! The NeighborhoodTo get to The High Lonesome you drive through a state campground. There is 3/4 mile of private road that follows the river with five houses. We are the last one.
Afternoons are well spent on the deck with the view of the river or at the nice wide landing at out river beach.
The stars at night are very bright as there is not much ambient light.
Yacolt is the closest town. It is 10 miles away with a bank, a bar, a post office, a restaurant, a winery, and a grocery store/gas station.
Mt St Helens has some tourist spots,
Ape Caves is in the area, and the rivers are popular kayaking destinations. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation. There is plenty of parking. It is one hour from the Portland airport. There are detailed driving directions that come up once booked. Please print them and have a paper copy in case your maps apps fail out here. Cell phones won't have coverage for the last 7 miles. Other Things to NoteThis is a gorgeous setting and a dramatic river frontage/beach. You will find it relaxing and refreshing to be here. There is no cell phone coverage or tv channels. If there are teens or young adults along that you feel need a break from electronics, we can turn off the wi fi. Our friends who visit with teens appreciate this to get some uninterrupted time with them. There is a dvd player and tv. We have stocked a variety of movies, games and books. At times, summer camp fires are prohibited. We can check with the nearby campground for burn bans.