Hummingbird Hill Resort, 3 bedrooms+, 3 bath, views, hot tub, and solar power.
About Jim Farrier
I'm Jim Farrier and I purchased this wonderful log home as a weekend home and vacation escape. I love the mountain air with the gentle summer here and the deep fluffy snow in the winter. For 20 years, I've worked about 210 miles away in Vancouver, so I drive a lot, but I've made it here most weekends in the past 12 years. My interests are nature, meditation, gardening, music, science, business, energy, spirituality, hiking, exploring, creative thinking, alternative health, developing peace and well being. I believe that life is complex with unseen forces and that we are all connected with our roots into the land. I like unusual unique things that have real value even though only a few special people can see the true worth. I grew up in Tigard, Oregon and lived in Portland much of my life. I became tired of the city and I was fascinated and drawn to the Columbia gorge and would travel and hike incessantly in the beautiful areas. I currently live in The Dalles and commuted Vancouver. I worked for a division of a large multinational electronics corporation. My work has been multi-faceted, dealing with both Information Technology, Project Management and Market Research. I like to use both the analytical and intuitive side of my brain for both work and play. My education is continuing in IT, Project Management, electronics, computers, communications and business. I hold an MBA from Marylhurst University. I never stop learning and I keep pushing the envelope to understand life. I've recently obtained Project Management, Agile and CompTIA IT certifications. This place allows me to really relax, but it is also a place to dream and be creative. I feel inspired every time I set foot on the property. Among the trees, the hills and the wood, life's problems seem to evaporate and real answers seem to come naturally and spontaneously. For me this has been a marvelous place to dream, make music, enjoy relationships, write, learn and explore life to the fullest.
Jim Farrier purchased this Lodge in 2007
Why Jim Farrier chose Naches
This mountain lodge is a peaceful place. It is a place to relax with room to spread out and expand in all directions. It can be place to think and solve problems, but mostly to unwind and let your cares fade away. This place grew on me from the moment I saw it. It seemed spectacular and unusual in all respects. While I never expected I would use it much, I've spent hundreds of hours in the hot tub, relaxing, meditating, watching the birds fly above and the trees sway in the breeze against the backdrop of the steep rocky cliffs that make up the gorge walls. This place is magical for me and it feels alive with a gentle energy that holds and supports each thought and emotion. Being here brings peace of mind. Also, this has been a good place to visit with family and talk, relax and just have fun.
What makes this Lodge unique
While it is relaxing in its own right, this place is a good jump off point to explore the entire area from Mount Rainier National Park to all the points of interest in the Yakima valley and even further. The log construction makes this place have a different quality of sound, warmth and comfort. It is a very different feel from a framed house and a truly unique experience. If you've ever wondered what it was like to live in a log house, you would hardly believe the difference and the nuances of the experience. It really grows on you.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Family parties. No wild beer/booze parties.
Smoking allowed outside only on deck or grounds.
Well behaved pets allowed. Please clean up afte.
Children of all ages, welcome.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
October in Yakima
Great communication and check in procedure with owner. Lovely property and home.
Wish we could have spent more time at the hummingbird lodge. We were busy driving back and forth to Yakima for our son's wedding. We did enjoy going "home" to this lovely location.
Everything was exactly as billed. Yes, there was a lot of hummingbirds and other wildlife. Ample space and things to do. One word of warning. Cell service is spotty. The WiFi worked awesome. Host was extremely helpful in check in process.
I appreciate your review and glad you could enjoy the wildlife. For future guests, please note that there cell service available at the lodge for Verizon and U.S. Cellular (AT&T can be accessed a few miles away). The WiFi at the lodge can be used with mobile phones, laptops and tablets. A landline with unlimited calling is also available for phone calls. I'm glad that you found plenty of room and a variety of activities for your group. Thanks for staying. Jim
My family enjoyed the freedom of the week end...Had so much fun playing games inside and out...Nice big kitchen and a lot of room for young and old....Would stay again in a heart beat...Thank You...
LaVerna Zieske---509 832 0608
Loved the Hummingbird Hill Resort!
Perfect home for a large group, was perfect for our family. We had a wonderful stay and really enjoyed the wrap around deck. What a view! We would definitely stay here again. Jim was a great host!
Convenient location for groomsmen
My son was married at American Homestead and this provided a great location for all the groomsmen to stay in one location. There was plenty of room to spread out and there are many amenities that made the stay interesting. One thing that could be addressed is the deck needs a little work. Some nails and screws are sticking out of the decking.
Thank you for your review Ron. I'm glad that my place was comfortable for all he Groomsman, for the wedding. Thank you for your feedback on the deck. Since your stay I have flattened all significant nails in the deck. In the summer some of the deck nails expand as they heat up in the sun on warm sunny days, and may rise a little bit in summer months, so I periodically pound them back down. as I did today. I'm glad that it was a convenient location for your son's American Homestead wedding.
This cabin is a must see and must visit, it’s very relaxing and remote with access to national forest in the back yard. I highly recommended staying her and Jim was very responsive and an extremely good host. Thanks Jim!
Custom built log home is located along the Chinook Pass Scenic Byway recognized as the premier driving tour in Washington State. The lodge is located midway between Yakima Wine Country and Mount Rainier National Park. Hummingbirds, Eagles, Blue jays, Swifts, Quail and many other bird are part of the land and nest in the trees. The Hummingbirds will feed and flock for hours by the hot tub and front window. Eagles will pick up the wind currents and soar to great height in the updrafts. Deer and Elk trails guide the animals close to the deck. White Pass ski area is a 46 mile drive though beautiful mountain country. Mount Rainier National park begins about 37 miles up the road with spectacular views along the way. Bumping lake and Eagle Caves are within 20 miles. There are over a hundred wineries within an hour or so drive toward the Tri-Cities with the closest tasting room about 16 miles and full wineries about 30 miles away, near Selah. The extensive Yakima Casino and Tribal center is about an hour away near dozens of wineries with the shopping mall along the way.
There are abundant hiking trails along the rivers and lakes of the area, with high mountain views from the forest service roads that criss-cross the entire area. Many of the high mountain gravel roads can be driven with an ordinary car or pushed to the limit with a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The house is about a mile and a half from the Gifford Pinchot national forest. In the winter herds of elk are roaming just up the road in the forest service feeding station. This place is truly in the middle of high mountain nature, with attractions for everyone within an relaxing and outstandingly beautiful scenic drive every direction. Traffic is usually quite sparse with no delays.
For dining out, there are four great local restaurants with bars within 10 miles.