On 3 acres with a parkland setting, we sit at the base of more than 2000 acres of forested open space. The English Cottage Home perched on a bluff well removed from the street was built in 1907. Craftsman touches abound and all the common rooms are generous in size and comfort. In remodeling and decorating, we have honored the house's original nature while not forgetting modern life's comforts and convenience. All of our furnishings reflect the house's heyday from the 1920's though the 1950's. The grounds are always a work in progress. Adding to the abundance of Cedar, Fir, Chestnut and native maples, we have added over 20,000 daffodils, 60 rose bushes, and 50 Miniature Japanese Maples. The restoration of the original terraced gardens is well underway and there is almost always something in bloom. To the east and south are rolling hills, farm lands, and the Persimmon Country Club and Golf Course. To the west a few miles sits the wonderfully livable city of Portland. Two miles to the north sits Historic Gresham (Oregon's 4th largest city). The Columbia Gorge, Historic Scenic Highway, the world famous Multnomah Falls, and Mount Hood are all just a quick car ride away. The Springwater Trail Corridor , a mile up the road, boasts a paved hiking and biking trail that winds its way to the Willamette River. We sit in heart of all that the Great North West has to offer. In our lovely dining room, cast your eyes on the Southern Buttes and enjoy a great full course breakfast and some of the West's Best Coffee.
The Chestnut Room, decorated in Mid Century Parisian Nouveau Furniture is our largest and most luxurious room. It is on the second level adjacent to The Sun Room/Living Area. It has a large private bathroom with shower and a dressing area, as well as a walkin closet.
Entered from the sun room through a french door into a formal entry. The spacious bathroom with claw foot tub and great views of the hills of East Portland is to the right. The Cedar bedroom is to the left. The bedroom has a queen sized bed that boasts the best night's sleep in the entire house. Also there is a window seat/single bed approiate for a third guest. Many custom features makes a stay in this room the perfect get away.
The Sun Room is a salon shared by the two upper level rooms(The Chestnut/Cedar). It is banked by windows on two sides with terrific views of the forested hillside above. There is a quiet reading and writing area with a table and four chairs. On the other side there is a very comfortable conversation area that seats 4. If both upper rooms are booked together, it is possible for the Sun Room to accomadate up to three additional guests. The upper level booked by one party is the equivelant to a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Suite.
5 on December 30, 2012
This beautifully restored vintage home is secluded in a forested area yet close to all shopping and dining in the area. Patrick is an outstanding chef who provides a wide array of tasty yet healthy vegetarian breakfast treats. Every item is prepared with fresh local ingredients. Our favorite room is the upstairs Parisian Room. We discovered Forest Spring Bed and Breakfast in 2008 and just completed our eighth stay.
5 on September 16, 2012
Such a lovely B & B. Every detail for the guest has been considered- from the elegant and comfortable decor to the excellent breakfasts. Kudos to our hosts!
5 on August 12, 2012
What a score! Great taste, style, breakfast and hospitality! Patrick is engaged and passionate and prides himself on a friendly yet professional and hospitable manner! Loved this stay:) Coffee and scones, quiche, custard... all top quality
5 on August 11, 2012
This was the cleanest B & B we have ever stayed in. The food was great & Patrick & Stan were very knowledgeable, fun, & extremely pleasant hosts. Would definately stay again. Sandi Nisson Laura & Ivan Schwalm Hemet, Ca
5 on June 21, 2012
Patrick was an excellent host! The rooms were great, every detail was anticipated! It was a great family experience and the location was great for our itinerary. The breakfasts were amazing! Lisa J. Kempton, PA
Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls, City, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Suburban, Village, Wine country
Portland, OR (PDX) 14 miles
From PDX By Car: (14 Miles) Exit Airport on Airport Way. Take 205 S to SE Foster East. Foster to SE Jenne Left (Just past Lakeside Gardens protected left at 3 corners gas station). Se Jenne to McKinley Right (quick Right). McKinley to 182nd Right. 182nd to Giese Left(first Left).Giese becomes Butler at 190th. Follow Butler past 4 way intersection (Butler continues to the right)to the Intersection of Butler and Towle. Turn Left onto Towle. We are the first house on the right.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Columbia Gorge, Washington Park and Rose Gardens, Farm Lands, Mount Hood Winter & Summer 20 miles E, Spring Water Trail Corridor, Multnomah Falls, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Board games, CD player, Internet Service, Movie library, Parking, VCR, Wi-Fi , Generous Parking, Forest Setting, Protected Patio, Covered Veranda
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Library, Radio, Videos
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Family, Cooking, Gardening, Roses and Daffodils, Photography, Travel, Antiques, Wine tasting, Eating, Coffe Hounds, Music, Reading, Hiking, Home Improvement/Remodeling
Vegetarian , Low Glycemic