The Carpenter’s Guest House is close to downtown Vernonia where there are restaurants and shops, and the Banks-Vernonia linear trail which is famous for walking and biking. The house was built in 1924, and was the home of J.W. Vaughn who was the mill manager for the Oregon-American Sawmill which was the largest mill in the world in the 1920s.
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Second time staying at this lovely house with great hosts. Everything we needed with so many great decorative touches - really made us feel at home. And breakfast was awesome. We'll be staying again next time we're anywhere in the area. Thanks Julie!
Welcoming and friendly
My toddler son and I stayed at this inn during an overnight adventures on the Banks-Vernonia trail. The house is located a quick walk from downtown, where there are a few restaurants/bars. Our room was very modern, with wood floors, ensuite bathroom, and a fun theme/decorating. They have room for four guest parties, but it felt like we were the only ones, even on a busy night. Best of all our hosts were super kind at all times: playing with my son, cooking a gourmet breakfast, and even helping get us back to town when a rainstorm hit. I generally don't like small town B&B's, but I strongly recommend this one, especially if you are biking/running the trail.
Convenient location to the Banks/Vernonia trail, plenty of space and great breakfast
Loved most everything about this place. We had the downstairs room (600 sq ft) that included a full kitchen, a room with two recliners, tv and a daybed/trundle bed and a bedroom. We also had a private entrance which was nice. Plenty of towels, hot water with good pressure. Kitchen had all you needed for the stay including a small dining table. The only two things that kept me from giving it a 5 was the mattress cover that sounded/felt somewhat plastic-like and made me sweat. I had to put down a towel so I could sleep. Also, if you are a light sleeper, there was a lot of floor squeaks from upstairs right above the bed that kept waking me up. Didn't bother my hubby at all. (Lucky guy!) Julie was kind enough to let us park our vehicle before check in in the driveway and ride our bikes from there. Breakfast was amazing and worth the money. Julie is a sweetie to work with and I'd stay again for sure. Can't go wrong here.
Quaint, nice place!
Owner was a pleasure to work with, very accommodating and nice. We stayed in "The Bees Nees" room. Everything we needed for a 3 night stay. Nice little common area with a keurig and snacks and fridge. Highly recommend!
Conveniently located; very nice place
We stayed for 3 nights at the end of October. This B&B is very near the Vernonia end of the rails to trails bike route that extends 21 miles to Banks, a very pleasant ride. Also within a reasonable driving distance is the State Park at Saddle Mtn, a very prominent peak and interesting hike. Seaview, on the Oregon coast, is about an hour's drive away. We stayed in the lower level apartment, which was very comfortable and clean and offered kitchen facilities, very helpful in Vernonia which doesn't offer much by way of good restaurants. Anyone looking for a luxury B&B should look elsewhere (probably not to be found in Vernonia) but for a quiet comfortable place, with a good breakfast provided, this is a good choice.