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Hummingbird Hill Resort, Views, Home Theater and Solar Power

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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jan 18, 2017
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 16 Sleeps

Hummingbird Hill Resort is a peaceful place to relax and unwind in nature's sanctuary.

For couples, this lodge is the perfect romantic place to share with each other within the beautiful mountain surroundings. Here, you can really get away and enjoy special time together without the pressures of everyday life. The surroundings bring a peaceful gentle feeling.

Larger groups will find the lodge's open spaces to be roomy and freeing. There are plenty of places inside and out, to talk, eat, share and hang out. The two levels and many additional beds allow a large group to stay here comfortably, for a reunion, family gathering, or a great group of friends that wants to enjoy their time together in the privacy of a wonderful mountain lodge.

This rustic hillside lodge has a roomy living area open to views of the hills and the Naches River gorge. The log construction gives a unique ambiance that is unlike any other dwelling. A glass roof classic hot tub looks upon the gorge walls with hummingbirds above.

There is a 360 degree deck which is glass covered on two sides, to shelter from wind, rain or snow. A variety of deck chairs are available for relaxing on the deck including a rocker and zero gravity recliners.

The expansive master bedroom with king bed has a private bath with a shower. All together, there is a large open living area, dining area, family room, a full kitchen, with three bedrooms and three full bathrooms on two floors. Two gas fireplace stoves punctuate both the living room and family rooms with a backdrop of local stonework.

An additional queen bed with oak dressers are on the main floor. A full bed and bath are in a semi-private lower floor. The family room is suitable for younger family members or another couple who may want their own space.The den includes a Windows laptop and two portable easy to use Chromebook laptops for Internet browsing or playing Angry Birds anywhere in the lodge or outside. There are two Android tablets for your use, also. WiFi is available for your own computer, phone or tablet using high speed DSL Internet service. The living room includes a home theater with 70 inch 3D full high definition TV. Satellite Dish Network HD service is provided with a video library containing over 35 3D movies, about 220 Blu-Ray and HD movies plus about 30 DVD movies with the mixture including about 40 concerts disks in addition to movies. A Roku 3 on-line player is attached to the TV, with accounts for Netflix, Amazon Plus, Hulu Plus and YouTube videos on the large screen.

This 3,700 square foot lodge has about 2,800 square foot of fully carpeted living area on two floors. There is a 1,700 square foot deck completed circling the home opening to the hillsides and views on all directions. Three garages are available (with remotes) including one that will hold a large pickup or van. There is plenty of parking for an RV or trailer. There is additional parking on a flat part of the property, accessed via a 300 feet trail, if the roads are slippery or you have a trailer you don't want to take up the fairly steep driveway.

For music buffs there are a few instruments supplied including an Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar and a classic Roland RS-5 and Yamaha DJX Synthesizer making it possible to play a few tunes, if you are so inclined. If requested, a Gibson guitar, more classic synthesizers and a 16 track Boss recording studio can be made available. The log construction gives a unique and solid sound.

Experience living with green solar power in the beauty of the unique mountain setting. Solar power for the lodge is supplied by 39 rooftop solar panels creating electricity for your stay. The summer sun will provide the power for lighting, hot tubing, cooking, air conditioning, TV watching, with hot water for showers, baths and other energy needs during your stay. With normal energy use the lodge has a zero carbon footprint in the spring, summer and fall. The solar panels can produce more than enough electricity for your needs while you enjoy your stay.

This is a peaceful place to just hang out for a while. There is no need to go anywhere, if you just want to relax and be with the nature around you, this could be the perfect place. Once you are relaxed, however, if the urge to explore comes over you, then you will have a large area to explore. There are numerous hiking trails along the Naches river and Bolder cave is about 15 miles away. Within an hour's scenic drive, there is Mount Rainier National Park, over a hundred unique wineries, Yakima Nation Casino and many great shops to explore. Then you can return to soak in the hot tub and watch the brilliant stars and other mystery objects move across the sky.

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Recent Review

About the Owner

James Farrier
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

64 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(64 traveler reviews)

5

2016 Family Christmas at Hummingbird Resort

  • 5 of 5

Our family wanted to go somewhere for Christmas, not too far from home, but still in the mountains. After looking for a house that would accommodate all of us, we chose Hummingbird Hill Resort. We had a very nice four night stay. The house was fantastic, the view standing on the deck was beautiful. Plenty of snow for sledding. The house was well equipped, plenty of extra blankets and towels. We were greeted with a 9ft fresh cut Christmas tree (Thank you Jim). The driveway was a bit of a challenge, you definitely need a four wheel drive to get up the drive way to the house. Thank the Lord we have one! Thank you Jim for a wonderful stay at your little piece of heaven.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review Teresa. For future guests, I will describe the access to Hummingbird Hill in the winter. The lodge is accessible to guest throughout the winter, with both 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive vehicles, but please be aware that winter conditions vary widely in this mountain area. There are two ways to access the lodge. #1 Drive up the driveway (which is plowed and sanded the day before your arrival). Winter traction tires (which work well on 2 wheel drive vehicles) are highly recommended. The driveway has about 50 feet of steep grade at the entry. 4 wheel drive is even better, if you have it. If you only have "all weather tires", then chains would normally be required for to drive up the driveway. #2, the second way to access Hummingbird hill is to park in the lower parking area at the bottom of the 6 acre property. There is a 300 foot trail up to the lodge from the lower parking area. While not as convenient as the upper driveway, this parking area is available in all conditions with all types of vehicles, but it does require a 5 minute walk up the trail to the lodge. I always send a picture of both the upper driveway and lower parking area, with check-in instructions, for winter stays. In the past 5 years of guests staying every weekend at Hummingbird Hill, every guest has been able to make it to the lodge and enjoy the beautiful snow. Throughout the winter, the access roads are plowed by the state, county and forest service after each major snowfall. As best we can, we clear all the driveways, trails and parking areas and sanded the driveway about a day before your check-in. Be aware that this a high mountain area and sudden snow accumulation or ice can make access more difficult, but we do or best to provide alternative parking and prepare the driveways for your arrival. Over 9 years of owning the property and accessing it almost every weekend throughout the winter, I have always been able to make it to the lodge. Sometimes after a heavy snowfall, I have had to park in the lower parking area and walk up, but normally I can drive up the driveway with a 2 wheel drive vehicle equipped with stud-less winter traction tires. I highly recommend winter snow tires for travel over the mountain passes as they give about twice the traction of "all weather" tires. I do provide descriptions of the driveways and parking areas in my check-in emails. Please contact me, if you have further questions. Jim Farrier
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5

Winter wonderland!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very special place, full of warmth, comfort and beauty. Immediately we felt right at home mostly because of the kindness & efforts expended by the owner, Jim. Abundance of movies (3-D was awesome!), blankets/cozy bedding, music instruments, towels, stocked kitchen, and even sleds in the garage! Tons of extra special touches such as the binoculars, telescope & air purifier. Definitely need chains or snow tires to get up the driveway. Thank heavens for the neighbor lady who bailed our car out of the snow below the house 😉 Cant wait to return...next time for longer!!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Kelly. A note to future guests: There is a lower parking area on the bottom of the property that is cleared for parking along with 300 foot trail up to the lodge. The 350 feet of driveways on the property are also cleared and sanded and accessible with snow tires (two wheel drive) or 4 wheel drive vehicles, but I recommend that guests without snow tires or 4 wheel drive use the lower parking area. The driveway up to the lodge does have a steep part that is about 50 feet long (at the entrance) but is flat above that point. We normally clear and sand the driveways, lower parking area and trail, before each guest group's arrival.
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We had such a great time! It's a wonderful place for adults and children alike.

  • 4 of 5

We had such a great time! It's a wonderful place for adults and children alike. Plenty of snow for sledding and a perfect place for a sledding hill right on the property. I'm sure we will go back and enjoy the winter at Hummingbird Hill.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house & property!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this place, from the beautiful wood to the 360-degree deck and the scenery. This place is truly set up to be a sanctuary, with every comfort imaginable. We can't wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

THANK YOU for a perfect vacation. We came for a mini reunion, as my mother is a Yakama Indian and hasn't been up to Washington for years. The cabin is prettier and larger than the pics depict (to me) It felt like HOME...Jim has gone above and beyond to make his guests feel at home in this beautiful cabin get away. The scenery, the wild life, everything was gorgeous. I cannot THANK YOU enough, we WILL be back, and I highly recommend this cabin to anyone that wants to relax and enjoy the beautiful state of Washington. THANKS again!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Tranquility with all of the Amenities

  • 5 of 5

It's always a good vacation when you don't want to leave. Hummingbird Resort is a beautiful home set in an amazing location with incredible views of where the desert meets the forest. This house is clean, spacious and comfortable with everything you need and a whole lot of things you never knew you needed....generously supplied by a very accommodating host. The kitchen is well appointed with plenty of appliances and supplies. Dining area and community living space is comfortable and attractive. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. The music room was a delight to my very musical adult children and we were entertained with live music daily. Surrounding property is gorgeous and can be enjoyed from the wrap around deck. The hot tub is a plus! We put 2000 miles on the rental van exploring the beauty of the Yakima Valley Desert, Wentachee National Forest, Mount Rainier and traveling to the Gorge Amphitheater to catch a few Dave Matthew's Shows...... and it was always a pleasure to come home to Hummingbird Resort. Thank you Jim Farrier for sharing your wonderful home with us. We hope to return to Hummingbird Resort and explore more of your beautiful state from our home, all the way across the country in New Jersey.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

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.

Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.37%

Nightly Rate: $199 - $249

Weekly Rate: $1495

Monthly Rate: $5995 - $5995


Minimum of two nights. Washington state tax and Cleaning fee of $125 will be added.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Updated: Jan 18, 2017
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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Notes:

  • This log constructed home has large open spaces inside and outside. The hot tub is available summer and winter with a glass roof for rain or snow that still lets the stars show though. A full kitchen with plenty of cookware for a large holiday dinner. There are enough dishes for groups of 16. The home theater includes a 70" Sharp 3D full HD TV with sound system. Many HD Blu-Ray and other HD Movies and concerts are supplied, including over 30 3D movies There are 3 bedrooms and the family room for sleeping, but large groups can use some of the additional portable beds. Linens are provided. The hot tub is available summer and winter. There are plenty of places to spread out, both upstairs and downstairs. WiFi is available for your phones, tablets or computers. a Chromebook, Windows laptop and Tablet are supplied. Music room by the living room has an acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric base, three guitar amps, two synthesizers, violin and microphone.

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