Beautiful Pet-Friendly Cottage near Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington

Washougal, Washington (United States)

Beautiful Pet-Friendly Cottage near Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington

1 unit
4 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
Pets allowed

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  • Kid-friendly
  • Pets allowed
  • Private Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Private Barbecue
This beautiful, pet-friendly cottage along the Columbia River Gorge in Washougal, Washington, is perfect for a relaxing getaway surrounded by stunning nature. Nestled in woodland filled with 300-year-old Douglas firs and Western cedars, this one-bedroom cottage is ideal for couples but comfortably accommodates up to four guests. The bedroom features a custom-built queen-size log bed with a cozy down comforter and matching pillows, plus a TV with a DVD player. The cottage also has a futon and a sofa bed for extra sleeping spaces. The bathroom features a large river-rock shower and a refreshing view of the isolated forest.

The focal point of the rustic living room is the grand stone hearth with a wood-burning fireplace. Firewood is provided by the host. Guests can settle down on the comfy furniture and enjoy the warmth of the flames while watching a DVD on the flat-screen TV. Unbelievable forest and river views can be admired from the antique windows and guests can curl up with a good book in the reading nook or the den.

The fully equipped kitchen features wall-to-wall windows and all of the necessary major appliances to whip up a home-cooked meal. Guests can eat at the dining table with seating for four overlooking the forest. Out on the covered porch, there's a gas grill, so guests can have a BBQ and enjoy meals al fresco on the outdoor furniture. After sharing a tasty meal, guests can head out to the deck, slip into the private hot tub, and enjoy the serenity of the surrounding greenery.


  • 1 Queen-size bed
  • 1 Sofa bed
  • Linens and pillows
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Heating
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Fireplace
  • Dining table
  • Private Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • Parking
  • Private Barbecue
  • Apple TV
  • Games
  • Sound system
  • BR/DVD player
  • Movie library
  • Television
The cottage features Wi-Fi and has Apple TV with internet in the living room. Just to the side of the TV, there is a wood-burning fireplace with firewood provided by the host. The fully-equipped kitchen includes amenities such as an oven and a stove, a fridge/freezer, a microwave, a coffeemaker with filters and a grinder, a French press, a Keurig machine, and an electric kettle for coffee lovers. Out on the back deck, the private hot tub is an ideal way to end a long day of adventure.

Location + Surroundings

  • National Park
  • Forest
  • River, stream or creek
Local services
  • Town/City
  • Airport
  • Museums
  • Shopping
Sitting along the pristine Washougal River, this 26-acre property is ideally located just 14 miles from Washougal, Washington. Both sandy and rocky beaches are just steps away, and there is a waterfall, and a 20-foot swimming hole just across from the property. Nestled away in the Columbia Gorge, this forested area is well-protected and enjoys a temperate climate year-round. Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge is only 12 miles from the property and Cape Horn Overlook is only 10 minutes away for romantic views. It takes just over three hours to drive to Seattle. Vancouver, Washington, is only a 40-minute drive away and Portland, Oregon, is less than an hour away across the border.


  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife watching
  • Biking
  • Winter sports
  • Water sports
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Golfing

Right across from the property, guests can jump into the swimming hole and even hop in a kayak or a canoe to watch the salmon swimming upriver to the hatchery. Guests have access to the private beach, shared with guests at a nearby lodge. There are plenty of hiking trails through the forest right on the property. Guests can hike up one of the trails with flotation devices and calmly drift back home. There is plenty of wildlife just outside the door and guests are likely to see deer, birds, ducks, geese, and even eagles, heron, and hawks. Guests can head to the Washougal River or the Columbia River to go boating, fishing, whitewater rafting, and more. There is even skiing nearby for winter guests. Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge is well worth a visit, and guests can also visit sites like Cape Horn Overlook, local parks, and museums. Just a short trip away in Washougal, there are supermarkets and drugstores for purchasing the basics, and several welcoming bars for guests who want to sit down and take a load off. For a city day trip, guests can make the drive up to Seattle, or visit Vancouver or Portland, Oregon, even closer to home.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed additional charge
  • No smoking
  • No parties

Accessibility & Safety

  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Thirty: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 30 days before check-in.

Additional Information

There is no smoking allowed indoors or within 150 feet of the accommodation. Guests who choose to smoke must take great care to use the provided container and thoroughly put out any materials used.

There is a minimum renting age of 21.

This property is pet-friendly. A small fee will be incurred should guests wish to bring their pets.

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