- Non-Smoking| Mountain or Water View| Complimentary Breakfast| Fireplace| Internet Access| Air Conditioning,
TripAdvisor Ratings & Reviews
A giant natural grotto!
Go for it! Sit on those red Adirondacks! Stunning views from everywhere in their house and outside. Really beautiful. Their kitchen is gorgeous and the wood details are spectacular. The pool table alone is a fantastic piece. Gerry is an avid hunter displaying his kill so I can understand another's comment if you can't stomach mounted animals. Maggie's breakfast was delicious and several courses. Quite filling and yummy. I also agree with another commentor that the fishing room (juniper) is on the smaller side. There is a larger option, one with balcony and one with bay windows. I agree that the hosts are very friendly, open to sharing their knowledge of the area and help out. We did feel the breakfast time was not up for debate but it's understandable since you eat with the hosts and it would be difficult to prepare each course several times for themselves, and any number of guests. We would definitely return.
Everything was WONDERFUL!
The view of the two converging rivers from our room was absolutely beautiful! The hosts made us feel like family and the "cabin" was immaculate! There is a nice path down to the water, and a wonderful fish pond in the entryway of the home. There is also a gorgeous huge stone fireplace in the common room. We were passing through on business but it felt like a cabin vacation get-away. We didn't have time to enjoy the pool table and theater so we Will definitely stay again!
Better than the photographs
This is a place where you can just kick back and watch the river. It is located in a forest next to the road.. However we could not see or hear the road from our room. It is located on a bluff that is 80 feet above the confluence of the Sandy and Salmon rivers. It is a short drive to Mt. Hood and Timberline lodge. In the area are some hiking trails. We just enjoyed being there. Breakfast was great and the hospitality could not be beat. The lodge has 4 rooms I think but we were the only ones there. Our room had a balcony overlooking the rivers (Fishing hole room) I would absolutely recommend it if yoiu want a place to just relax and do nothing. Has a large common room with fireplace. Good for couples.
A Beautiful Home Away From Home
We stayed in the Fishing Room (or similar name). We left the double doors open at night and slept to the sound of the two rivers and fresh air. This home has to be seen to be believed. It is that spectacular with all the natural elements and amazing décor - inside and out. We ate breakfast with Jerry and the other guests, served family style by Maggie. Conversation and a warm feeling, along with a nice daily breakfast made for a new experience at a B&B. I felt like I was visiting with family. The grounds outside and trail to the creek was absolutely beautiful. Although close to the road, we felt tucked away in the woods. Maggie and Jerry made us feel like family for the two nights we spent here.
Mediocre stay – not for those who want to hike or have “special needs”
The good: Beautiful setting, great views from common room, large guest room, house has a lot of interesting detail The OK: Proximity to road means calming river views are permeated by highway traffic noise. This bothered me more than my spouse. The problems: Owners made us extremely uncomfortable during breakfast. Not recommended if you might ask for anything perceived to “inconvenience” them. On arrival, we were asked when we wanted breakfast. We said 8-8:30 since we were on east coast time and wanted to get out hiking. They asked if we could do 9, and we said no. They were not pleased, especially when we asked for a vegetarian breakfast (we asked for plain scrambled eggs instead of the sausage quiche they planned; a simple request). We offered to eat breakfast elsewhere, and they said they would meet our needs “no problem” even though it was clear there was a problem. I did not sleep well because of this interaction, but the next morning everything was fine, and we even had breakfast more towards 8 am (we had already been up for over an hour, and another couple started breakfast shortly after us). The next night they saw us but did not ask if we had a different preference. Again, we were up early, but they seemed surprised and said if we had “special needs” we should have declared it on the website when we made a reservation (see note below as to why this was an impossible request). I have a visible-to-some “special need” and got so upset that I said we would just leave at eat breakfast elsewhere (I do not know if they were saying I was difficult because I had a “special need”, or my “special need” was getting up “early”). They said it would be no problem to serve us in 45 min, but we were already quite hungry and ready to go; they halfheartedly offered us toast on our way out. They said it was “no problem” that we were not having breakfast there as we left, and I said it was a problem for us, since we had paid for breakfast but were not eating it, and they had upset us a great deal. Luckily we were hiking by 9 and had a beautiful day, no thanks to our unrelaxing stay at Sandy Salmon. Note: We booked through a third party website, and were not asked about food preferences or breakfast time. The owners said we should have booked on their website since they ask such questions. However, I called a week before to confirm my reservation and let them know what time we would arrive. No one returned my phone call and when I called back several days later I spoke with the owner. He said no problem to arrive late, and asked no other questions. I notified the third party website about their comments and they gave me a voucher because of these troubles (I am a regular customer and this is the first time I issued a complaint). Ultimately, asking for simple vegetarian items for breakfast at 8am does not seem unreasonable to me. The lodge advertises proximity to outdoor activities, and many outdoorsy people look to start before 10am! I cannot imagine how they would treat families with children who get up early.