The Space The High Lonesome has amazing frontage and access to the East fork of the Lewis River. The river is cold and clear...and breathtaking. The High Lonesome is a unique property with a "Summer Camp' feel with fire rings, river, social spaces, and spaces that are away from it all. Cabin tents are set up for extra campers. Have extra family members in an RV? There is space. Lets talk about your event! Guest Access The 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. For over 6 guests, we set up Cabin Tents up at the "Camp High Lonesome" social area where there is a big fire ring, Pavilion, and plenty of space to meet up and enjoy nature and each other. There is space to park two RVs. Each guest over the first 6 is an additional $25 per night fee.
There is a gas grill and two campfire rings.
The "Lonesome Owl" Western Town and the pirate ship play deck are available for the kids (Website hidden by Airbnb)
We loan out Cornhole, Ladderball, Bocce, and a few other outdoor activities plus movies, books and games. There is a 5 acre pasture for sports on the property.
There is a 6 person Hot Tub on the host's deck that is available until 11 pm. Interaction with Guests Interaction would include a short tour: trails, beach, and other recreation options and orientation. It really depends on the needs of the group though.
My house is across the wide driveway from the guest house. Your cell phones won't work up here. We place a phone handset on the deck table for you to use. I work out of my house and will, most likely, be here. I won't bother you, but will be available for questions and the property tour. Want to learn some table top games? I can get you started! The Neighborhood To get to The High Lonesome you drive through a state campground. There is 1/2 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. Check out the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad for a memorable train ride through the woods and along the river starting in Yacolt. There is a stop at Moulton Falls.
Ape Caves is in the area, and the river is a popular spring kayaking destination. Mt St Helens? There is a ranger station about 25 minutes away. Not too exciting. The visitor center is a few HOURS away. Getting Around There 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 Note This is a gorgeous setting and a dramatic river frontage/beach. You will find it relaxing and refreshing to be here. There is not cell phone coverage, nor tv channels. Wi Fi is not accessible in the guest house, but it is across the driveway on the deck. Relax and just check in occasionally. Wifi is satellite and on broadband, so it limited to the adults, not kids or teens. Since I work out of my home, I need to be able to access the internet and not have it drained down with video. Our friends who visit with kids/teens appreciate this to get some uninterrupted time with the kids. There is a dvd player in the guest house. We have stocked a variety of movies, games and books.
I have 2 dogs on the property, they are friendly and used to new people being around They will not bark at, or bother you. If you want some 'dog time' they are sweet and will hang out with kids or dog deprived adults. If you wish to bring your dog, there is a $25 per night fee, per dog. They are not allowed on beds or couches. ...