Hey There HipCampers!! Great Balls of Fire!! Check out this totally unique chateau/cabin/chalet/yurt -- unlike any other ever!!
What exactly is an Octadecagon? At Lothlorien Woods our "Yurt" is an 18-sided, custom-built and exquisitely appointed wilderness cabin unlike any other. Over two years in construction, Roy Conant, allowed the spirit of the "Yurt" and the site-harvested materials incorporated therein to guide to realization this peaceful, relaxing accessible wilderness respite, Accessible from inside the "Yurt" is a bathroom with a roll-in shower with seat and other facilities with transfer provisions.
The Yurt at Rivendell is "Glamping" at its finest, proffering essential amenities of the built world in a completely natural and captivating environment. Whatever the season (Our Respite at Rivendell is available year-round) you are bound to be bewitched and enthralled by the invitation to animate, energize, and satiate your entire being -- body, spirit, mind, and soul!
This Awesome Cabin, is situated in the midst of forest and meadow, of breathtaking beauty and sumptuous simplicity. Relax in your very own teakwood hot tub on a private deck overlooking the wonders of nature. Be at peace with life and nature in our pastoral cabin while being just a short distance from the wondrous Columbia River Gorge, it's world-renowned spectacular scenery idyllic waterfalls, and bucolic villages which line its shores. Near-by the Wild and Scenic White Salmon and Klickitat Rivers provide a exceptional White Water Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, Fishing, Swimming, and other water sports.
- Check in: After 4PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 9 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at The Yurt at Rivendell
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I had never stayed in a yurt prior to this and now I think I have the highest expectations! There was so much space and the tall ceiling had me mesmerized. There is a spacious deck on the backside which has a built in cedar hot tub, BBQ and plenty of places to sit. I could have (and very seriously contemplated) spending the entire stay in the cedar hot tub. THAT THING WAS SO COOL! With the complete silence of the property with the exception of the chirping birds, it was the perfect place to spend my morning with my coffee and book. The back patio overlooks the meadow and we were able to watch a sweet family of deer all evening after our walk. There are plenty of places to wander and explore and wildlife everywhere you look. The yurt is complete with a full kitchen and appliances allowing you to really make yourself at home. We kept commenting on how perfect the dining room table would be for a large puzzle and I think we will be back in the winter in the snowfall to do just that! AC and heat are both available in the yurt which was a pleasant surprise in the 100 degree weather that greeted us. It is clear the hosts put a lot of thought and planning into this to make it both stunning, and wheelchair accessible for guests.
The yurt is a wonderful little place off a winding, primitive road in Washington. The only other people nearby are any guests in the nearby treehouse and the caretaker, Mark, who is friendly and ready to provide suggestions for day excursions and the quicker back ways to get there. Everything was pristine, the skies are dark (great for stargazing), the land is quiet, and you can see crystal clear views of both Mount Hood and Mount Adams (I think, I never got great at telling them apart) along the roads to get to the yurt.
It's an excellent basecamp for exploring Washington and Oregon, only just over an hour from Portland, and well situated to venture into nearby national forests. Stop by a grocery store on your way in (or make a ~45min round trip to one when you forget) because there's a full kitchen with a coffee maker, gas stove, full fridge/freezer, and microwave. Dishes and linens are also provided.
Also, it's super dog friendly! We brought our three dogs, imagining we would have them on-leash if we ever went outside, but as Mark said - "Where are they gonna go?" They had a blast running around the property, startling/being startled by some wild turkeys. Mark also offered to let them out for a walk in the event my husband and I needed to stay away for more than a few hours.
It's a great, secluded place for some peace and quiet without giving up too many of the comforts of home.
We stayed at the Yurt for 2 nights and were wishing for more!
The winding road that leads to the yurt will put you in the right mindset for your stay. You will get beautiful views of Mt. Adams. The directions provided by the hosts are easy to follow and nice to have.
The tree house and the yurt are on the same property. Both structures have a lot of privacy. We forgot the tree house was even there at times. Both structures are so unique. We would love to come back and stay at the treehouse.
The yurt will have you staring at the construction of the ceiling. It is very cool. The deck was the perfect place to relax. The hot tub was a highlight for us. We loved using the stereo to play our CDs and iPod tunes (we brought an aux cord).
The kitchen is stocked with all the tools needed to make an awesome meal. I wish we would have planned ahead to use the grill on the deck. The coffee maker does not require filters (bonus).
The yurt is so comfortable we really had no reason to leave. But we did spend a beautiful afternoon at Hood River watching windsurfers / kiteboarders.
Mark, the caretaker/groundskeeper, was so welcoming. He made us feel right at home. We hope to return.