Make your next group retreat or family reunion something special with this sprawling home by Washington's gorgeous Columbia River! This dog-friendly abode has everything you need, from elegant accommodations and plentiful on-site amenities (like a shared pool, hot tub, and tennis) to easy access to stunning natural beauty.
From the tiny town of Orondo, follow the rushing Columbia River northward for 13 miles. Your multi-level home awaits you at Sun Cove Resort, on an elevated stretch just a few hundred yards from the banks of the river. When you're not marveling at the view of the sparkling waters and towering foothills on the river's northern side (or exploring the river firsthand from the boat launch), you can enjoy a wide variety of amenities. A shared swimming pool, children's playground, on-site tennis courts, and more await you!
Simple, but elegant furnishings, along with beautiful stone flooring give a nice and welcoming vibe to the property. But be warned, wide windows and two spacious decks might distract you with the breathtaking views of the river below. After napping on the lower deck's hammock, head inside to kick back in either the downstairs or mid-level family rooms. Both offer plush couches and armchairs for relaxation, as well as internet access and cable flatscreen TVs with DVD player. There's even a foosball table downstairs!
Cooking for 10 is no easy task, but the kitchens provide you everything you need! The downstairs kitchen is nice and homey, while the upstairs kitchen - just across from the private washer/dryer of the laundry room - boasts stainless steel appliances and access to the grill on the upper deck. Both levels have tables to give everyone a place to savor your meal, while the dishwasher can take care of cleaning up.
Three bedrooms - along with two Murphy beds - sleep up to 10 guests. The top floor has a queen-size bedroom and another room with two twin-size beds, as well as a loft with the first double-size Murphy bed. On the middle level is the master bedroom, with a luxurious king-size bed and en suite master bathroom. On the bottom level is yet another double-size Murphy bed.
In addition to giving all the human guests, this home also welcomes your dogs as well, with a small nightly fee. Freshen up in the half-bathroom and wash up in any of the three full baths (one even has a soaking tub) before you head out on the day's adventures!
If you're up for some excitement, follow the Columbia River to the south, passing through the tiny town of Orondo to pick up some snacks and supplies. The shopping and dining of the larger town of Wenatchee await you 30 miles away, with natural beauty abounds at the Wenatchee Confluence State Park.
After spending some time in the area, head west along the smaller Wenatchee River - your day could be as simple as a visit to the Bavarian village of Leavenworth or as thrilling as a trip into the Wenatchee National Forest!
Save your dates today and give your friends and family an unforgettable getaway!
Things to know:
The community pool is open from approximately May 15 through October 15 (weather dependent)
There is a strict four-car limit; if you bring more than four cars, the HOA will fine you $500 per infraction