Valhalla cabin is tucked in to the trees on a bluff, with breath taking views of the Columbia River and Oregon across the way. It is 9 miles off SR4/Ocean Beach Hwy, going out Altoona/Pillar Rock Rd. It is secluded, quiet and relaxing. It is 45 min. from Astoria, OR and Long Beach, WA. Both are nice little day trips, with beautiful views the whole way. The cabin offers views of Astoria, Saddle Mountain, the Astoria Bridge and all the river traffic. You will see commercial ships, sail boat, fishing boats, tugs with barges, and once a year the Chinook Indian on their annual canoe trip to the ocean. The Chinook Indian's spend 1 night at Elliott Point, which is just across the road from our driveway. On the drive out to the cabin, it goes from 2 lanes down to 1 lane. There are also a lot of curves. On the drive out you will see Gray's River, which in the Spring will have 100's of Bald Eagles. There is a turn out if, you'd like to take pictures or just watch them. Further up the road is another turn out. It is a stop on the Lewis and Clark Trail. There is a historical marker with wonderful information. This is also where the Gray's River and Deep River join the Columbia. In this bay, you can often see ducks, geese, pelicans, and even swan. The cabin is also a great place for viewing wildlife. We have 2 pair of nesting Bald Eagles, on the hill behind the cabin. You can often see the soaring and diving. The fish right out on the river. I never tire of watching it. In the Spring and early Summer, you can hear the seals barking. Often from the road, you can watch them swimming. Please, if you have a dog, keep it on a leash. Ours have tried to go out into the river after those barking "dogs". We also have quite a few deer that spend a lot of time in the yard. There are usually 2-7 deer in the yard in the morning and again at dusk. We feed them slices of apples and pears or bread. this year a set of twins were born there while we had guests. they called me to tell me about it. Other animals that are often seen on the road or in the yard at, coyotes, raccoon, squirrel, chipmunk, porcupine, possum and this year a bear cub. The cabin offers 2 bedrooms downstairs. There is a queen size bed in the front bedroom and a full size bed in the back bedroom. In the front bedroom, you can wake up and see the river through the window, without getting out of bed. In the loft is a second queen size bed and 2 twin beds. there is also room for a queen size air mattress. We even have a portable playpen if needed for infants. All beds and bedding are new since Sept. 2015. As are the towels. The living room has a fireplace which can be used. You can bring your own wood or purchase wood provided for sale by our yard man. Just let us know if you want any. Next to the fireplace are forks that can be used for toasting marshmallows or bratwurst. There is a brand new T.V. but NO cable or satellite. There are lots of movies to watch. his includes quite a good selection for children. There are also toys. puzzles, books and games for children. There are also games for grownups. There are cards in the drawer in the end table next to the sofa. Cell reception is good at the cabin but, not on the drive in. This includes jut about anywhere along SR4/Ocean Beach Hwy. The kitchen has a stove, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and electric griddle. There are pots and pans, dishes, glasses, plastic cups, and flatware. Please don't eat in the living room. Please make sure all children eat at the table. We also provide a highchair. Please DO NOT use the dishwasher. early renters often left dirty dishes in there. There are dish towels, dish cloths, sponges and brillo pads. Towels and dish cloths are in drawers to the right of the sink dish soap and brillo pads are under the sink. We provide pancake mix, syrup, jam, quick breads, a variety of coffees and teas, Swiss Miss, hot apple cider mix, and Tang for breakfast. The jams and quick breads are home made, using fruits and berries from my garden. We also provide sheep milk soap, which is very good for your skin. It is also home made. The cabin is on a well. It was sunk deep enough to supply water for 4 homes. we are the only one on it. There is iron and sulfur in the water. we have installed a water softener, which makes your hair super soft but does still have a slight sulfur smell. we are used to it and don't notice anything. You might want to bring bottled water. I think most people drink bottled water now days anyhow. A washer and dryer are available if you need them. They are in the garage and the garage is kept lock. If you would like to use them please let myself or Judy know so that the door will be unlocked for you. You can easily park 5 cars in the driveway. There is a swing and a loveseat on the front porch that make it just right to sit and relax with a cup of coffee/tea or a glass of wine and enjoy the view.