Clackamas River House
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Welcome to the Clackamas River House
Enjoy some peace and natural beauty on the scenic Clackamas River in our newly redecorated home. You will be greeted with warm hospitality as we open our home to you. Relax as you enjoy the sights and sounds of the area. Listen to the frogs serenade you and watch the birds fly overhead or swim by on the river.
There is a great view of the Clackamas River from the front yard, living room as well as both guest rooms. The back yard blends into a lush, wooded hillside. There are several gardens for your enjoyment.
Breakfast will be provided in our dining room, or outside on the patio on warm summer mornings. A wide variety of foods, both traditional and creative are served. The cook (Bev) has studied nutrition and loves to bake, so homemade whole grain products are a favorite menu item. Special dietary needs can be met when the requests are made in advance.
For many years, we have run a small medical clinic and as our children grow up, we decided to follow a dream of running a bed & breakfast. We love to provide hospitality to others. Other hobbies include gardening, quilting, and traveling. Marc enjoys remodeling and doing lawn care and Bev loves baking and needlework, so this has been a perfect project for us.
Our bed & breakfast has some special features we would like you to know about. We have off-street parking, including space for an RV or truck pulling a trailer. For those musically inclined, we offer a spinet piano in the living room. There is a room upstairs, we call the Frog Room that serves as a library/media room and has a balcony deck off the back overlooking the backyard and wooded hillside. This room has a television with DVD and VCR player, as well as games, books, and puzzles. Wireless internet access is available. The backyard features a pond and waterfall, and gardens with a gazebo for your enjoyment. About a quarter of a mile away is Carver Park with a boat ramp, picnic tables, and river shoreline. We enjoy seeing the ducks and geese that reside there.
Within walking distance, Carver Park gives access to the beautiful Clackamas River. It has picnic areas, river shore access, a boat ramp, and resident ducks and geese. The boat launch available at Carver Park is only a quarter of a mile away from Clackamas River House.
The Clackamas River Recreation Area is known for fishing, boating, whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and wildlife viewing. There are some bald eagles in the area as well as many other species.
Baker’s Cabin and Pioneer Church
Less than a mile away is a National Historic Site featuring a log cabin from the Oregon Trail days. Beside it sits a renovated Pioneer Church that can be rented out for weddings, reunions, or other events.
Mt. Hood and its national forest lands boast plentiful opportunities for recreation. In the winter, there are areas for downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowmobiles, sledding, or snowshoeing. In summer, there are hiking trails, mountain climbing trails, lakes, campsites, and more. In any season, it is a beauty to behold and offers many photographic opportunities. All this is an hour away from Clackamas River House.
Local Tourism Links
• The Official Tourism website for Portland, OR
• The Top 10 Portland Attractions
• End of The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center (about 10 minutes away)
• Boating/Rafting - Rivers and Lakes - Guide Services - Pools and Hot Springs
• Estacada Chamber of Commerce
• Baker Cabin Historical Society
• Wild & Scenic Rivers - Oregon
• Pioneer Quilt Shop (nearby quilt shop in Damascus)
• Mt. Hood Information Center
• The Stone Cliff Inn - Restaurant & Bar (This restaurant is within walking distance of us if you like to walk uphill!)
• Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory
There are several golf courses in the area within 30 minutes. Portland is about 30 minutes away and has rose gardens, Japanese gardens, art museums, a zoo, microbreweries, and much more. Sah-Hah-Lee Golf Course
We strive to offer the best Bed & Breakfast experience in Oregon! Here are some of the comments from our past guest:
"Thanks so much for your friendliness and hospitality. Your help with "things to see."I'm
sure, will prove invaluable. Our food was excellent. We are full and well rested from the
very comfortable bed and Jacuzzi. Perhaps one day we can come again."
- Roger and Ginny from Illinois
"Thank you for making our first stay at a B & B so comfortable. We enjoyed the peaceful,
relaxing atmosphere. Coming from Idaho, we loved the green lush back yard. Last, but not
least, thank you for the exceptionally good breakfast! We loved our stay."
- Larry & JaNae, Idaho
"We had an amazing time! The room really made us feel like we were in a log cabin."
- Stephen and Amy
"What a wonderful surprise to be greeted at the Clackamas River House by a beautiful
bald eagle! Your home and your hospitality are to be commended. We will certainly tell
our friends about this "secret" place in Oregon."
- Drew and Holly from California.
"Thanks for a fantastic experience! Staying at your home has been a highlight of our trip."
- Terri and George from Alabama
"Just a few miles away on the map...but a thousand miles away from the busy hectic pace of
our daily lives! So glad we found you online for our mini-getaway and anniversary!"
- Mike and Kathy from Oregon
"This was a special respite for us. The food and breakfast conversation were a real treat.
We especially enjoyed our walk through your little"Garden of Eden". Thank you for your
hospitality. We will make sure to recommend your B & B to other travelers."
- Debbie and Lennie from Georgia
Peaceful tranquil garden with relaxing waterfall—
Your B & B has been a pleasure to stay in and you two make it a welcome retreat from
the everyday world."
- Emily and E.L. from New Mexico
"We came her last year after our wedding and enjoyed it so much that we decided to
spend our first anniversary here in the Oregon Room. Thank you so much for your love,
hospitality, and kindness. We enjoyed this time immensely!"
- Doug and Stephanie from Oregon
- If flying: We are about 30 minutes south of the Portland Airport. From Airport Way, take I-205 south, then take the Clackamas exit #12A. Merge onto Hwy. 212/224 and go east (right). Go about 3 ½ miles and take Hwy 224 right at the Hwy. 212/224 split, and go south into Carver. Take a right over the bridge, and another right onto Clackamas River Drive. Clackamas River House is the second house on the left, about 200 feet after the bridge.
- If driving: From highway I-5, get onto I-205. If coming from the south, take the Estacada/Mt. Hood exit #12. If from the north, take the Clackamas exit #12A. Go about 3 ½ miles and take Hwy 224 right at the Hwy. 212/224 split, and go south into Carver. Take a right over the bridge, and another right onto Clackamas River Drive. Clackamas River House is the second house on the left, about 200 feet after the bridge.
- If in doubt, give us a call (503.502.8478).