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Spacious and quiet mountain retreat in park-like setting

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Peaceful & private 2 Bdrm/2 Ba Farmhouse on 2 1/2 acres, near Scenic Fruit Loop

Welcome to Middle Fork Ranch. Nestled in the upper Hood River Valley, you'll find a warm and inviting farmhouse ideal for family and friends. A perfect place to enjoy privacy in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Walk or bicycle along the local roads and forested trails and enjoy dining al fresco as the sun sets on Mt. Hood.

Activities include exploring the 'secret' trails on the property, hiking along the rushing waters of the Middle Fork River, and strolling down Berry Road for stunning double views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. While you sip your morning coffee on the porch, watch robins, ravens, quail, hawks, deer and hummingbirds roam the property. Downtown Parkdale is a quick 7 minute drive away, you’ll find a convenient grocery store, brewpub, delicious BBQ restaurant and ice cream for the kids. Just ten miles from the house, swim and fish in the crystal clear waters of beautiful Laurance Lake. Back on the ranch, relax in the shaded rope hammock, settle in an Adirondack chair on the grass for some stargazing, or swing in the tree swing. Horseshoes, croquet and badminton are available for some friendly competition. In fall, winter and spring, the fire pit makes for simple evening pleasures.

The garden's bounty supplies fresh organic berries and fresh herbs during the summer months of June, July and August. Ripe raspberries and strawberries are yours for the picking. Create a fantastic meal in our well-stocked kitchen while gazing out at forested mountain views, and pick some fresh herbs from our garden to enhance your feast.

In fall, enjoy the bounty of local orchards along the historic Hood River Fruit Loop. Taste heirloom varieties of nature’s most delicious pears and apples, sip fresh apple cider, and stock up on autumn harvest treasures.

The Middle Fork Ranch offers privacy and comfort with its accommodations. With 2300 total square feet and a living/family room both upstairs and down, there's plenty of room to spread out, engage in a variety of activities or enjoy some private quiet time.

The master bedroom is located upstairs and offers a queen bed; the adjacent bath has a pedestal sink and soaker tub/shower. Also situated on the upper level off the family room is the second bedroom. Ideal for adults and children alike, it has a comfortable queen bed and an oversized twin bunk. A loft, accessible through this second bedroom, has a double bed. The downstairs living room is a comfortable space that also doubles as a sleeping area with a queen sleeper sofa. The lower bath, with shower, accommodates the downstairs.

More Details

John Kennedy
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 27, 2017

About John Kennedy

Two Portland families spent several long weekends at Middle Fork Ranch over a few years, loving the peacefulness and solitude, and daydreaming how awesome it would be to have a retreat like this. When the then-current owners unexpectedly needed to sell, they jumped at the opportunity of a lifetime to become part of this special place.

John Kennedy purchased this farmhouse in 2015

What makes this farmhouse unique

The wrapped porch offers the perfect indoor outdoor connection to the farmhouse and open space. Children play for hours, whether swinging from the willow tree, engaging in capture the flag on the open lawn, or walking the forested trails to the Middle Fork River.

A short, scenic 20-minute drive to Hood River offers gourmet dining, wine tasting, shopping, water activities and more.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation farmhouse rental in Mount Hood, Oregon

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Soaker Tub / shower in upstairs bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sleeps to the east; view of the night sky from the south
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Great sleeping area for adults and children alike
    Loft - 1 double , A dramatic sleeping space perched above the family room
    Downstairs Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa in lower living area
  • 2 Queen size beds, 1 Bunk bed (Twin), 1 Double air mattress, 1 queen size sleeper sofa.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The property also features a barn with stable and pasture capacity for two horses. If you, or members of your group, need additional information please contact the owner to discuss. The property is near forested trails that are ideally suited for trail riding.


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Spacious and quiet mountain retreat in park-like setting
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
Kennewick, WA

Relaxing Girls Trip getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had our annual girls trip here and it was by far the most relaxing place we have visited in our 10 years of getting together. The house was spacious and comfortable, but we mainly sat outside on the porch and layed in the sun. It was quiet and relaxing. Would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice review and for reminding me why we love it up there so much. Reading what you wrote made me wish I was up there at that very moment. So glad to have been able to provide you all with a relaxing place to visit with one another and catch up. Would love to have you back in the future.
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Highly recommend this house and host

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, amazing kitchen and grounds. A peaceful family getaway for us!

  • Submitted: 6-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place. Would have liked to spend more time there.

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place for a family visit, with a warm spacious home, great outdoor space, and lots of things for grownups and kids to do, with a swing, hammock, bikes to ride, croquet, indoor games and a great selection of books. Tranquil spot to de-stress and enjoy country scenery, yet within easy reach of Hood River, Parkdale and Mount Hood itself.

We warmly recommend the place!

  • Submitted: 9-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was even better than it sounded in the write up. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need and was a great gathering place. Comfy beds, very clean, and great location. Wonderful garden and enjoyed eating your plums right off the tree.

  • Submitted: 9-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It had everything we needed and a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Typical ranch style great garden and fruit trees and a lovely comfortable cosy home.

  • Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, Utah

Great family getaway spot!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed hear with our son, daughter-in-law, grandsons aged 6 and 8, and adult daughter. We were here for a wedding celebration in Hood River and Mount Hood area. The home was very accommodating for our family, we felt like we were in the country.

  • Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hood River Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.6 Miles
Solera Brewery
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Indian Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Mt. Hood Railroad
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Highway 35
Nearest Restaurant
3.6 Miles
Apple Valley Restaurant
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Cooper Spur Mountain Resort - Mt. Hood Meadows
Car: recommended

Middle Fork is within a mile of the scenic Fruit Loop. This 30 mile round trip drive offers a variety of fresh fruit stands and local wineries. A short 20-minute drive to Hood River offers shopping, gourmet restaurants, and a fun and exciting waterfront with windsurfing, kite boarding and stand up paddle boarding. Drive 40 miles east to the Maryhill Museum and you will find world class art. Featuring the largest Rodin sculpture exhibit in the US and a spectacular view of the Columbia River Gorge.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation farmhouse rental in Mount Hood, Oregon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$320.65
Pet Fee C$96.19
Cleaning Fee C$153.91
Tax Rate 9.0%

3 night minimum stay during summer and holidays listed below.
Rates for the following holiday periods are $325 nightly, $1900 weekly: Spring Break, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year's. The year-round monthly rate (if available) is $3000.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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