The SpaceGORGE NEST, let your soul soar!
Gorge Nest is a casual, comfortable, yet modern Northwest Contemporary home perched serenely on a westerly slope in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge.
Thoughtfully designed to "bring the outside in", Gorge Nest is adjacent to a lush, privately owned forest with towering firs, and is full of features that connect you to the immense beauty of nature at every turn. Which makes it the perfect place to relax with friends and family, entertain in comfort and, above all, replenish your body and soul.
Here, you'll be perfectly situated to easily enjoy everything this amazing area has to offer. You're roughly 15 minutes from world-class windsurfing, kiteboarding, whitewater kayaking, fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking and year-round skiing on nearby Mt. Hood, 35 miles south of Hood River.
Resting on 1/2 acre, the home is custom-designed by the owner, with well-appointed details and high-end features throughout the light-filled spaces. The open, free-flowing floor plan promotes interaction no matter where you are. The net effect is a welcoming mix of contemporary, comfortable and intimate spaces that invite you in and convince you to stay awhile.
Whether it's the pub table on the west deck, the picnic table under the cherry tree, or the large, wood burning fire pit, you'll never be short of places to enjoy nature. In addition to several outdoor spaces, Gorge Nest also features a unique, specially created "View Room". Featuring the best gorge views in the house, this second floor space is like a second living room, vaulted in clear vertical grain Cedar with custom glass railings, Sonos sound, a bar sink and a custom designed gas fire ring. Platform-style seating can be easily arranged into two XL-twin beds for a truly one-of-a-kind sleeping experience in the open air.
Come enjoy the Columbia River Gorge in the way it was meant to be experienced: in a one-of-a kind home designed specifically to connect you with the incredible nature that surrounds you.
MORE HOUSE DETAILS:
Approximately 2,000 sq. ft.
Cook's kitchen is open style and features a bar counter with artist made stools, 5-burner commercial gas cooktop, Gaggenau convection oven, European-style Liebherr refrigerator, pantry, and plenty of counter space. There are plenty of culinary tools and dinner service for eight.
Casual room adjoins the kitchen/dining area with large sectional seating, flat screen TV w/appleTV, local channels & Netflix; Sonos surround sound and forest views.
Sitting room with Scandinavian-designed wood stove, steel hearth, Sonos sound and French doors that open to the view and access the west patio.
Master loft-style bedroom features custom Shoji influenced sliding panels, queen memory foam bed, walk-in closet, and large windows that take in a westerly gorge and river view.
Master bathroom: walk-in shower with dual-head rain & wall shower heads, double vanities(Carrara marble). Sliding doors separates this area from the toilet room, which is shared with the guest bathroom on the other side.
Guest bedroom: has a queen memory foam bed, closet, and large windows with a view of the forest beyond. The guest bath includes a soaking tub/rain shower, marble vanity and the shared, separate toilet room.
There's an open loft space adjacent to the stairs with a queen bed, clothing storage and more great views-perfect for kids.
The main entry area is the perfect size to store gear, like bikes, boards & boots.
There's a laundry/storage are and a small party adjacent to the kitchen.
Gorge Nest comfortable sleeps up to 6 people, 8 if two adventurous souls claim the View Room at night for sleeping.
This 350 sq. ft. guesthouse is not included with the main house. Large bi-fold steel doors open on three sides to bring the outside in. The space features four custom ottomans that can be arranged into two twin beds or one king bed, an efficiency kitchen, and a full bath with rain shower that opens to the forest. When not rented, the homeowner reserves the right to stay here and use it anytime during your stay. Gorge Nest and Toybox are NEVER rented to two separate parties at the same time, so unless the homeowner is using it, the Toybox will remain empty. Guest AccessThe main two levels of the house, outdoor patios, fire pit(seasonally, there's a summer burn-ban), gas BBQ, driveway parking, grounds. The main entry doubles as a good place to park gear like bikes, skis and such. Garage is available in winter. Interaction with GuestsOwner loves to work with house guests to make their stay in the gorge the best possible and is available by phone/email; no questions go unanswered! Owner is often up enjoying the gorge area as well, maintains a small guest quarters adjacent to the house(the Toybox) and often stays here when the house is rented. Guest house(Toybox) is never rented to Airbnb guests at the same time the house is rented. The NeighborhoodThe Eyrie is a residential neighborhood of year round and seasonal owners, lots of outdoor and sports entheuisists. They are mostly early to bed, early to rise folks and noise carries through the air, so nights need to be respected, no late parties or music wafting through the air after 10pm.
Eyrie refers to the nest of hawks, eagles and other birds of prey, which can be seen frequently circling overhead. Getting AroundGorge Nest is 1.4 miles from the town of White Salmon, walking distance for sure but getting to the river, or trails for hiking & biking and wineries requires your own transportation. Cab service is limited. You can ride your bikes all around, plenty of hills, so be in shape! If you ride all the way down to the Hood River Bridge, you'll have to thumb across, as bikes and pedestrians sadly aren't allowed.
Owner provides a list of attractions/places of interest at the house. Read through the quarterly 'Gorge magazine' for more information, copies are also at the house. Other Things to NoteI try to provide some interesting objects/art, games, reading materials, some extended amounts of cooking supplies like spices/oils, bath soaps and such. This isn't a chain hotel, so please leave what didn't arrive with you.
iPad is for Sonos access or download the Sonos app. Pandora radio is on the iPad.
Owner will review procedure for volume control. Internet access is provided.
TV remote control accesses Apple TV for Netflix.