River Island Retreat

3br Home/Apartment
Scappoose, OR, United States
The Space River Island Retreat is a place to relax and restore oneself in any season. Are you a writer, an artist, a photographer? Are you a hiker, cyclist, or naturalist? Stay a while to reflect and to create then take a day trip into Portland, to the Columbia River Gorge, or to the Oregon coast. We will help you make the most of your visit to the Island and environs. Guest Access Guests may use the house and house grounds. The environment by design is peaceful and serene. The...
Amenities
  • Wifi
  • Gym
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
Description
The Space

River Island Retreat is a place to relax and restore oneself in any season. Are you a writer, an artist, a photographer? Are you a hiker, cyclist, or naturalist? Stay a while to reflect and to create then take a day trip into Portland, to the Columbia River Gorge, or to the Oregon coast. We will help you make the most of your visit to the Island and environs.

Guest Access

Guests may use the house and house grounds. The environment by design is peaceful and serene. The adjoining farm is home to horses and dogs; their well-being is of the utmost importance. The farm and horses are off-limits to guests except as may be permitted and accompanied by the host.

Interaction with Guests

We live adjacent to River Island Retreat and are available to help you with local information and to otherwise assist you throughout your stay.

The Neighborhood

Sauvie Island is a river island in the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. About 26,000 square miles in size, it is bounded on the west side by the Multnomah Channel, a peaceful waterway featuring quiet moorages, lush vegetation, plentiful song birds, and waterfowl. The Island is dominated by agricultural uses and a wildlife preserve and protected wetlands. It is in the flyway and hosts over 260 bird species throughout the year. The Island was once a center of trade for Native Americans. Explorers Lewis and Clark noted the Island during the 1804-06 expedition, calling it Wapato Island after the large beds of arrowhead, or wild potato, growing there. The French-Canadian, Laurent Sauve, for whom Sauvie Island is now named, established the first non-native settlement--a dairy--in 1838. The resident community cares about preserving the exceptional rural character of the Island, its natural beauty, marine and wildlife, and agriculture. Spring through Fall produces a rich harvest of fruits and vegetables available at u-pick farm stands. Little known special events such as a guided raptors excursion in February allow the visitor to experience the quiet majesty of this utterly unique Island. In every season, the Island offers its particular beauty and bounty. Always, it is a welcome balm for the visitor and a delicious complement to nearby Portland and its many amenities.

Getting Around

You'll need a car to get around the Island. The flat-and-rolling Island is a popular destination for cyclists and some Island residents commute by cycle. There are no gas stations on the Island but some are located within a few miles of the Island on Highway 30.

Other Things to Note

The Island is very rural and has few consumer services. Most services are off-island but within 10 miles of the Sauvie Island Bridge. On the Island, a family-owned convenience store has many staples, from food to fishing bait. New Season's, Safeway, and Fred Meyer are supermarkets within several miles of the Island.

Place's rules
Three neighbor households share the access drive. It is important to respect their properties and to be considerate in sharing the drive and observing a courteous demeanor at all times. Smoking of any kind is not permitted in the house or on the premises. Sorry; guest pets are not allowed. Exceptions may be made at the host's discretion.
Additional info
Checkin time: 3:00 AM
Checkout time: 12:00 PM
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 4
- Real Bed
Bathrooms: 3
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