Whenever anyone describes location as very nice but “not really fancy”, I am immediately not interested.
I like the fancy.
In fact, I love the fancy.
Bring on the fancy!
This is absolutely not a problem with the completely fabulous Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins as they have all the fancy you could possibly want.
And then some.
You might think the words luxury and cabin do not go together but at this location they do.
Believe me, they absolutely do.
When we planned our Legacy cruise with Un-Cruise Adventures on the Columbia River in October, we decided to take some extra time to see some of the Oregon area, which we had never visited. Since I am the beach lover, we included the coast but since Tom is the mountain lover, I looked for an interesting mountain location, preferably a stay in a mountain cabin. Lucky for us, I happened upon the web site for Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins and they were kind enough to work with us and arrange a stay in their perfectly exquisite Mt. Adams cabin.
I was pretty happy with our arrangements as the location online looked absolutely lovely but when we actually arrived, we realized it was going to surpass everything we had imagined. From our stay on the coast, we drove past Portland which was the embarkation point for our cruise and into Washington State through some stunningly gorgeous scenery in the Columbia River Gorge to tiny Carson, Washington. Only 45 miles east of Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington and close to incredible hiking trails, waterfalls, wine tasting, fishing, and whitewater rafting, Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins is truly in an idyllic location.
We managed to drive right past the location first as the sign is a little difficult to see but we found it on our next drive by.
In all honesty, we thought the cabins would be on top of some secluded mountain, far from civilization, but, in reality, they are actually conveniently located right near the road. However, once you are on the property you would not know there is a road or town nearby at all because it is so quiet and secluded. So, it’s really perfect because you have a remote cabin that is right near civilization! We pulled into the small parking lot in front of the office, which is itself a very nice little cabin.
Every single inch of the 3 acre property is beautifully designed and landscaped and the office area is no exception.
Our first introduction to the location, the office area is beautifully decorated and truly warm and friendly.
We were greeted by Pete Steadman who, along with his wife Latisha, own the Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins and could not have been kinder and more helpful during our stay. He actually helped us transport our rather bulky suitcases from the office to our cabin. Pete and his wife discovered the area and were so enchanted with it that they ended up buying the location, then making substantial renovations and adding three new cabins as well as making major changes in the landscaping. They have designed everything in the three new cabins to exacting standards, even making the hydrotherapy tubs state of art with the controls.
We were excited to see our accommodations for the next couple of days as we headed up to the patch through the beautifully landscaped grounds to our cabin. Although Mt. Adams turned out to be amazing in every way, it seems like all of their cabins are equally wonderful.
We passed by several other cabins on the property on the way to Mt. Adams and they all looked lovely.
Then we arrived at our cabin. And were properly amazed.
We headed up the steps to our beautiful cabin.
I had to pause for a minute to enjoy our front porch with a porch swing, one of my favorite things!
We turned for a minute to appreciate the amazing view from our front porch.
We stepped inside, dropped our luggage, thanked Pete for everything, then spent time just admiring our new and quite fabulous residence.
With a huge king size, four poster, canopy bed; a hydrotherapy spa tub for two; and a cozy fireplace, I decided I was never going to leave. That night, we had an amazing night’s sleep on the bed which was made up with bamboo sheets. Who knew bamboo sheets were the softest sheets in the entire world? Not me but I made a plan to buy some just as soon as we returned home.
If you know me at all, you know I am a huge fan of a big tub so having one in our cabin was the ultimate luxury for me. That night, I filled it up and just lounged in it, thinking I was possibly the luckiest person on earth.
They even had a rubber duckie for my bath!
They even provided the softest, warmest robes you can imagine, which I wore every night and hated to leave behind.
You might possibly think we had already experienced the ultimate in luxury but you would be wrong.
Oh, so wrong.
The ultimate in luxury came the next morning when Pete appeared at our door with a complete, hot breakfast tucked neatly into a basket. That’s right.
Our breakfast was delivered right to our door.
Honestly, I’m surprised Tom ever got me to leave this place.
Every single thing in that basket was delicious, especially the yogurt with granola and – wait for it- pomegranate seeds. You should know that, along with bamboo sheets, I also immediately purchased pomegranate seeds when I got home to duplicate this for breakfast.
Because it was amazing.
I set our little table and we ate breakfast every morning in our pajamas with the fire blazing away.
Because we could.
There were so many things we enjoyed about our truly idyllic stay at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins but one of the best was the fact that they are in such a great location. We were actually going to pass through the Columbia River Gorge on our cruise so it was really interesting to see it from this side before we cruised through it. Pete kindly spent time telling us where we should drive the next day to see local waterfalls and sights and he also suggested we take a drive to Mt. St. Helens as the blast zone left from the eruption in 1980.
We started our day at one of the dozens of beautiful waterfalls in the area, the Lower Lewis River Falls. It’s quite hidden away so don’t give up as you wind through the woods to find it!
Then we made the drive to Mt. St. Helens which was well worth the trip. We both had no idea the eruption had taken place so long ago and actually had to do some research to find the date as we were convinced it happened sooner. You might agree when you actually see the blast zone which does not look like it happened that long ago!
After a full day spent marveling again and again at the beauty of this area, we were glad to return to our cozy cabin and relax in front of our fireplace on a chilly fall evening. Our stay honestly could not have been any better. Even though I am a beach girl at heart, Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins truly turned me into a cabin lover.
As long as I have bamboo sheets, a huge tub, a blazing fire and breakfast delivered to my door.
I really don’t think that is too much to ask.
Full disclosure: Our stay was provided by Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins but as always, we will share our honest opinions about any travel experiences we have