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Hummingbird Hill Resort, Views, Home Theater and Solar Power

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.

More Details

James Farrier
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About James 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. I work about 210 miles away in Vancouver, so I drive a lot, but I've made the drive here almost every weekend in the past six 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 during the 9-5 work week with and I commute to Vancouver. I work for a division of a large multinational electronics corporation. My work is multi-faceted, dealing with both Information Technology and Market Research. I like to use both the analytical and intuitive side of my brain for both work and play. My education over the years has been in electronics, computers, communications and business and hold an MBA from Marylhurst University. I never stop learning and I keep pushing the envelope to understand life and each new experience.

James Farrier purchased this house in 2007

Why James Farrier chose Yakima County

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 house 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.

The home theater allows you to spread out, relax and enjoy high definition movies including a wide selection of 3D movies such as Avatar and Titanic as well as children's movies and relaxing nature scenes.


Yakima County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
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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Hummingbird Hill Resort, Views, Home Theater and Solar Power
average rating of 4.8255816 based on 86 reviews

Great place...Very relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Great place...Very relaxing, wonderful views.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved it! There was plenty of room and beds for everyone. We saw elk and mountain goats near by. The place was very comfortable, kitchen had everything we needed and the kids loved the Hot Tub. So happy we found this rental. There was a river, a creek and trails to explore. It was enjoyed by everyone, all 11 of us, ages 54 to 10 months!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We love staying here and this was our second time. We are already planning our next visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Memorable White Christmas :)

  • 5 of 5

This well-equipped cabin was great! Our family of 6 spent 5 wonderful days over Christmas surrounded by breath-taking views. We were welcomed by a friendly moose stuffed animal sitting at the keyboard & an enormous fresh Christmas tree! The attention to detail made it feel like our own family cabin - so many personal touches :)

The owner goes above and beyond to ensure their guests have everything they need, from sleds and games, to frozen food and towels. There were plenty of blankets, bedding, dishes and cookware. The owner provides very detailed instructions about the property. They are useful - and I recommend all guests read them thoroughly before arriving. The cabin has clearly been loved for decades - with some added modern touches. It has key-less coded entry, strong Wi-fi, a humongous TV, and an extra HDMI cable if you bring your own device.

For winter-time guests, we got ~6" of picturesque snow during our stay. The yard has a few hills that were perfect for sledding! We took long walks each day up Clover Springs Rd. The location is so private and quiet with very little traffic or neighbors. It is gorgeous and there were quail & squirrels everywhere. 410 is well-maintained, but the few miles of road to the cabin were a little slick. We had no trouble getting in and out with our AWD & 4WD vehicles.

We noticed dust throughout the cabin - I'm sure it's because of the arid climate. It's a lot drier than Western WA, so remember your allergy meds.

The view alone was well worth the price of the cabin. There are too many amenities to list - we highly recommend this cabin. So much bang for your buck!!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Bryanna, Thank you very much for your review and comments. I appreciate that you noticed many of the things we do to make Hummingbird Hill a very special experience and provide an abundance of furnishings and supplies for guests to use. Yes, it is much drier here than the western side of Washington, in both Winter and Summer. Many people find the dryness a refreshing change from the dampness and humidity of the Seattle area. The property is bordering on the high mountain desert of eastern Washington, so it is much drier. While sometimes, some dust does get tracked in with the foot traffic of larger groups, we do have three air purifiers available to assist with keeping the air clear and clean. Thank you for your comments and we will continue look for ways to improve the living environment at Hummingbird Hill for the greatest guest enjoyment and satisfaction. Thanks for staying, Jim
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Great space, responsive owner!

  • 5 of 5

We had a full house but still had plenty of space to enjoy the weekend! Jim was super responsive during a short power outage in the area, and it ended up making for some fun games in the dark. He even helped mail back a smart watch that my brother had accidentally left! Would highly recommend for the areas beauty and a great lodge to retreat to, especially at such a fantastic value.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The lodge is awesome and great for a large group! The kitchen is very open and very well stocked

  • 5 of 5

The lodge is in a great location for quick trips into the Wenatchee forest and Yakima. We had a great time playing in the snow and sledding!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Visit National Park.

* Hikes.

* Exploring.

* Bird watching.

* Sking.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hummingbird watching.

* Hot tubbing.

* Cross country sking.

* Fishing.

* Hiking trails.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Family dinners.

* Watch movies with home theater.

* Bird watching.

* Board games.

* Play music.

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning fee $125 + 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.