What exactly is an Octadecagon? At Lothlorien Woods our "Yurt" is an 18-sided, custom-built and exquisitely appointed wilderness cabin unlike any other. Over two years in construction, Roy Conant, allowed the spirit of the "Yurt" and the materials incorporated therein to guide the realization of a sweet, peaceful, and relaxing accessible wilderness respite, Accessible from inside the "Yurt" is a bathroom with a roll-in shower with seat and other facilities with transfer provisions.
Largely constructed from materials lovingly and gently harvested on-site, the Yurt at Rivendell is a sanctuary of peace and serenity, a place for rejuvenation and inspiration. Step back in time to a stress-free existence while the sun, the moon and the stars wink at you through the gentle undulations of the 100 year-old Douglas Firs Trees and the "Dome" of the Yurt itself. Relish the radiance of tranquility in your sojourn to heartsease and inspiration.
Privacy abounds in this Awesome Cabin, situated all by itself in the midst of forest and meadow, of breathtaking beauty and sumptuous simplicity. Relax in your very own teakwood hot tub on a private deck overlooking the wonders of nature. Be at peace with life and nature in our pastoral cabin while being just a short distance from the wondrous Columbia River Gorge, it's world-renowned spectacular scenery and waterfalls, and the bucolic villages which line its shores. From Spring through Autumn, the Wild and Scenic White Salmon and Klickitat Rivers, just few miles away, offer White Water Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, Fishing, Swimming, and other water sports
The Yurt at Rivendell is "Glamping" at its finest, proffering essential amenities of the built world in a completely natural and stunningly beautiful environment. Whatever the season (Our Respite at Rivendell is available year-round) you are bound to be enthralled by the natural spectacle of nature and the opportunities therein to animate, energize, and satiate your entire being -- body, spirit, and soul!
About The Area
Our 40+ Acre wooded wonderland provides lots of opportunity for exploring and enjoying nature. Some folks come to just relax with no agenda other than communing with nature. However, for those who wish to go a bit afield, the Columbia River Gorge and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest areas offer visitors a variety of attractive recreational options. From the Wind-Surfing Capital of the World (Hood River, Oregon) to the bucolic riverside villages of White Salmon and Stevenson, Washington, there is a veritable cornucopia of entertainment possibilities:
- Waterfalls Galore: From just outside Portland to Hood River Oregon waterfalls gush from the cliffs of the Columbia River Gorge, including the spectacular Multnomah Falls -- A double Waterfall falling a total of 620 feet in two spectacular cascades
- Hiking & Mountain Climbing: No end of trails exist ranging in difficulty from the very level to advanced and difficult. There are many trails and peaks to ascend along the Columbia River -- And, then there are the spectacular trails of the Gifford Pinchot Wilderness Area. Maps are available for these trails at the following sites:
- Spelunking/Ice Caves: One of the natural wonders of the Mt. Adams area are the amazing Guler Ice Caves. Over 600 feet long they are a network of caves in the lava flows of the Indian Heaven Volcanic Flow between Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens. Created oveer 9000 years ago during the last Mt. Adams Eruption these caves are a must see for spelunker and day-adventurer alike.
- White Water Rafting/Kayaking/Canoeing: From Spring through Autumn the White Salmon River and the Klickitat River invite the white-water enthusiast to partake. Both rivers are U.S. Designated "Wild and Scenic Rivers." Our favorite White Water Rafting Guides (All Adventures in Husum, WA) are only a few miles from the Yurt.
- Wind-Surfing/Kite-Boarding/Ultra-Lights: Whether you want to skim at the top of the Columbia River Whitecaps or Soar, options for rental, instruction or just flat out adventure are endless
- Wildflowers & High Mountain Meadows: Bird Creek Meadows on the Southwest side of Mt. Adams is probably the most spectacular wildflower meadow in the Western U.S. or Canada. Whether you visit when the wildflower bloom is at its peak (usually mid-July - mid-August), in the Spring when the meadow is coming to life, or in the Fall as it sets in for a winter's sleep, you will be enchanted by the spectacular beauty of Bird Creek rippling through the meadow, Mirror Lake at its base, or the double Waterfall birthing Hell's Roaring Creek at its top. The more adventurous may elect to follow Hell's Roaring creek into Hell's Roaring canyon, following game trails along creek's-edge past postage-stamp wildflower meadows and high-mountain tarns inviting one for an invigorating dip.
- Gustatory Delights & Spirits: More than just an outdoor paradise, the villages along the Columbia River serve a splendid variety of eats and spirits to satisfy all palates. The Columbia River Gorge has perhaps the highest per-capita number of brew pubs extant -- And, naturally, the locals can't drink all that ale -- We need your help! While you will readily find the larger restaurants, coffee shops and breweries, here are a few of our favorites:
- Walking Man, Stevenson, WA: Homo Erectus (What Else?!), their signature ale is a true Northwest IPA. But don't stop with one, try their other magnificent and inspired creations, too!
- Thunder Island, Cascade Locks, WA: Where else can you enjoy fine craft ales virtually on the banks of the Columbia River in the Shade of the looming Cascade Mountains. Oh, their ales are as spectacular as the scenery!
- Everybody's, White Salmon, WA: Our local brewery and go to for inspiring bar fare, as well. Everybody's is the Everyman of brewing -- And has the best Mac and Cheese for miles (Perhaps continents!).
- Sedition Brewing, The Dalles, OR: What would life be like without a little sedition. They have a limited menu, but then who needs a lot of food when there's all that ale near by -- Not to mention a suggestion of sedition?!!
- Winter Sports: Downhill (Mt. Hood), Cross-Country (Your choice of many locations) and Snow-Shoeing. Oh, and maybe making Snow Angels face down between dips in your very own private hot tub at the Yurt at Rivendell? :-)
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will incur a $35.00 Cancellation Fee. Reservation may be cancelled up to 14 days prior to date of stay with all but the $35.00 Cancellation Fee refunded. Cancellations made later than 14 days prior to the stay will incur a 50% charge. However, if we can rebook for the same day(s), the entire 50%, less Cancellation Fee, will be refunded. If only a portion of the dates Cancelled can be rebooked, the refund will be the difference between charges for the original booking and our collections for rebooking, less the Cancellation Fee. In no case will a refund be greater than the amount originally paid, less the Cancellation Fee. Any Cancellation Fees and Costs may be credited against another stay reserved by the same parties within 12 calendar months of the original reservation date. However, it will be up to the guest to make note of that and providing documentation when making a new reservation.
Winter Reservations: By making winter reservation Guest affirms they are aware of potential weather and road conditions for winter mountain driving; will check weather forecast and road conditions; and will prepare by driving a suitable vehicle and carrying chains, exercising common sense and due caution as may be required. As snow conditions are a likely possibility in mountains, normal cancellation policy will apply--except in a case where ODOT or WADOT has declared the roads unsafe and closed. In such situations, we will offer Guest the option of refund or rescheduling.
Caretaker Entry: From time-to-time caretaker may need to enter the tree house to perform repairs or maintenance. Except in cases of emergency or to prevent one, we will always coordinate with you to perform needed tasks either when you are going to be absent or when doing so will not inconvenience you.
Damages: If excess cleaning and/or repairs is/are necessary charges will be assessed at the greater of either $25.00/man/hour plus supplies or rate contracted by owner to a third party.
Dirty Dishes: A charge of $25.00 will be assessed for dishes, pots, and other utensils which guest has not washed. Additional fees may be assessed for stove-top and/or oven/broiler which require cleaning or if the propane barbecue is left uncleaned.
Pets On Furniture: There is pet fee of $25.00. If Pets are allowed on furniture or on the second floor a $50.00 extra cleaning fee will be assessed.
NOTE: There are dogs on the property and in the neigbhorhood. Please let us know if you are not a dog person so we may discuss the situation.
Check-In: Guests are required to check-in with Care Taker on arrival.
Check-Out: Late Check-Out may incur a fee at the discretion of Tree House Tranquil-A-Tree.
- Family Friendly: The Yurt at Rivendell is family friendly. Because the Yurt is remote and in a wilderness setting, the hosts have a "children's policy" which must be agreed to prior to booking. The Children's Policy will be made available, as needed.
- Wheel Chair Accessibility: The Yurt is Wheel Chair "friendly" though, because the Yurt was retrofitted for wheel chairs, it is not completely ADA compliant. Wheel chairs and wheel chair restricted guests are not permitted in the hot tub and no lift is provided.
- Dogs: The Yurt is dog friendly, but guests must approve and agree to our dog policy prior to booking. There is an extra fee of $25.00/dog.