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The wild beauty of the White Salmon River

The White Salmon River is well known for its world class white water rafting and kayaking and is the home to the former Gorge Games kayaking event. The removal of the Condit Dam now provides rafters and kayakers the ability to run the White Salmon all the way down to the Columbia!


A major highlight of the visit was our stay in the Husum House! The cottage was impeccably clean, very well organized and a warm and cozy atmosphere; The kitchen is spacious and had all the necessary pots, pans, plates, and dishes for fixing meals and the beds and sleeping quarters were so comfortable. Upon your suggestion we went to Everybody's Brewing. They served awesome food and had a selection of great beers on tap. If they had this place in my neighborhood I would go there all the time. The Husum House is the perfect retreat and you can still go out to a local bar and get excellent food and beer after a long day of playing outside. We want to come back!Thank you Matt and Pam for an incredible stay!!
Boston, MA

Skiing in Wonderland

The house is less than an hour from Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort and Timberline Lodge which operates 12 months of the year

Wine & Dine in Comfort

Washington State has the second most wineries of any state in the country after California. A few favorites...

Stay & Relax

Curl up with a book by the wood burning stove, enjoy the riverside deck and BBQ, throw horseshoes, take a nap on the hammock, do a family puzzle or enjoy smores around the firepit.

Tasty Local Breweries

The Gorge showcases many fantastic breweries all with unique styles of beer - Well worth a day's tour!


We LOVED the house. I came with my husband and two teenage kids (15 and 17), and two dogs. Amazingly the tv wasn't turned on once!!!! My kids played chess, read, played board games, explored the river... what a gift to not have the tv on once all weekend. The beds were super comfy. The kitchen was so well-stocked that it made it easy to cook and enjoy family meals. And, after the half-marathon, it was a wonderful place to come back to clean up, and relax.
Albany, OR

Condit Dam Removal

On October 26, 2011 PacifiCorp intentionally breached the Condit Dam after just about 100 years of operation (1913). The dam was located 2 miles south of the Husum House. The former Northwestern Lake has now been replaced by Northwestern Park. With the removal of the dam, salmon and migratory trout can make there way from the ocean all the way up the White Salmon River and past the house for several miles upstream. During migration fish can be seen jumping Husum Falls. Dam removal also provides rafters and kayakers the ability to float all the way down to the mouth of the White Salmon and into the Columbia. Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) and Oregon Field Guide released this documentary on the White Salmon River and dam removal


As mentioned above, with the removal of the dam, salmon and migratory trout now freely swim up past the house for several miles. There are fishing options accesible right off the property and plenty more in the area and nearby creeks and streams. Fishing permits are available at the gas station in BZ Corner 4 miles north of the house on Hwy 141. The Gorge Fly Shop in Hood River is a great resource for local fishing - equipment, guided tours, rentals or general info.

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Waterfall Hikes

Hiking the Mt. Adams wilderness and nearby rivers and waterfalls: White Salmon River, Lewis River, Klickitat River, Columbia River Gorge.

Foraging & Star Gazing

Enjoy mushroom hunting and huckleberry picking during the day and stargazing at the Goldendale Observatory State Park which hosts a large public telescope in a state park.


The area hosts some of the best mountain biking and road biking to be found.

Scenic Drives

Drive around the beautiful country road like the Hood River County Fruit Loop - a 35-mile, scenic drive through the valley's orchards, forests, farmlands, and friendly communities.

Water Activities

Windsurfing, kite boarding, sailing and other water activities in the scenic Columbia River gorge

Local Museums

Check out WAAAM a Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum or shop local art galleries

Maryhill Museum of Art

A 5,300-acre site with beautiful views overlooking the Columbia River Gorge with incredible art a fascinating cultural destination.

Stone Henge Memorial

A full-scale replica of the Stonehenge Memorial built by Sam Hill and located at the Maryhill town site near the Maryhill Museum of Art.

Dining Recommendations

Hood River has the best variety of restaurants and bars in the immediate area. But there are many great local restaurants on this side of the river.

Restaurant Recommendations

Everybody's Brewing

A brewery/brewpub in White Salmon. They serve top notch craft beer and amazing food with outdoor seating and a great view of Mt Hood. Family friendly, and they have free live music on weekends. The food alone is reason enough to make a trip.

Wet Planet Café & Grill

The closest restaurant to the house. Located next to Wet Planet Rafting. Farm-to-Table Food Goodness open May through September.

Henni's Kitchen & Bar

In White Salmon and features "everyday food from around the world". Really good food, everything made from scratch.

Solstice Wood Fire Café

Wood fired & Gorge inspired! Solstice is a fun & friendly pizzeria, bar, & restaurant with river views at the Hood River Waterfront, showcasing the best local and seasonal Gorge and Pacific Northwest ingredients.


Located in Hood River. World-class, local, sustainable, delicious!

Andrew's Pizza, Bakery and Sklight Theatre & Pub

New York-style gourmet pizzas, micro brews, wine and movies.

Pixan—Taqueria & Cantina

Serves happy hour food, serves great cocktails and vegan dishes

White Salmon Baking Co.

Wood-fired breads, pastries, pizza, custom cakes, coffee, wine, cocktails, located in beautiful White Salmon, Washington.

Brewery Recommendations

Everybody's Brewing

They serve top notch beers and amazing food with outdoor seating and a big deck with a view of Mt Hood. Family friendly and free live music on weekends.

Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

Great beers and wood fired pizza! Live music on the weekends.

Full Sail

Great pub fare and brews with a nice view of the river. The original Hood River brewery – founded in 1987.


Modern taproom featuring housemade craft beers & seasonal fare. Across the street from Hood River’s Waterfront Park.

Solera Brewery

Delicious craft beers with a stunning view of Mt. Hood.

Walking Man Brewing

Laid-back alehouse with outdoor patio offering pub grub, craft beer & relaxed vibe, located in Stevenson, Washington.

Ferment Brewing Company

Modern brewery that fuses traditional farmhouse techniques with a forward-thinking scientific approach. Serves unique beers and kombuchas.

Breweries in the Gorge map

To check out additional breweries please click here to see a full map

Other Nearby Lodging

Inn of the White Salmon

An eco-friendly boutique hotel located in White Salmon

The Society Hotel Bingen

Nestled within the Columbia River Gorge, the Society Hotel Bingen offers a refined off-the-beaten-trail experience for travelers and getaway-seekers alike.

Ruby June Inn

A cozy Inn & Wine Bar located just across the street from the Husum House!

Husum Highlands

A farmhouse bed and breakfast with a spectacular view!

Hotel Iconica

Hotel Iconica is a dual-phase project. Phase one was unveiled in the spring of 2023, boasting 16 suites comprising two-bedrooms, one-bedrooms, studios, and Penthouses.

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