Judyand Patty, from Vancouver, Washington and Jackie from Oak Park, Illinois
Sister Judy - "All I can say is, "When can I come back."
Sister Patty - "I just spent three days of bliss. What a great escape - can't wait to come back and find more mice. Thanks Coni, Terry, Stewart and Misty."
Sister Jackie - " Had a wonderful relaxing time enjoying the gardens and the hospitality. Coni and Terry took such good care of us. Can't wait to visit again. Bye Stewart and Misty!"
Greg and Keri from Portland, Oregon
"Thank you for the wonderful retreat! Keri and I thoroughly enjoyed the quiet spaces, reading by the fireplace and relaxing in the hot tub. It was such a pleasure “Doing Nothing”. We look forward to returning. Soon!”
Michael and Charlene from La Pine, Oregon
“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for welcoming us graciously and sharing your beautiful and cozy log cabin with Michael and I. I had absolutely no idea where we were headed until we had arrived – what a birthday surprise! Michael and I have a love for nature that runs as deep as the Mt. Hood Forest and a part of our hearts will be left here. Thanks again and we are looking forward to coming back and making more memories in the nearby future.”
Happy Birthday Charlene.
Dave and Sue from Portland, Oregon
“We had a wonderful time here! Such a sweet greeting upon our arrival! Barbequing at night, hot tubing, relaxing in front of the fireplace, sitting by the river, making popcorn, and playing guitar. It was the first day of spring that I asked Sue to marry me and she said yes!!! Thank you for a fabulous time and memory.
P.S. The breakfast was to die for! P.P.S We loved seeing Stewart throughout the day and in the morning and playing ball.”
Jane, Haley, Malee, Linda and Chlesia from St. Helens, Oregon
“We wanted to get together for a retreat for the ladies of the family and this wa the perfect choice. We loved the cabin, the gardens, the lovely breakfast, the hot tub and even finding mice. The proximity to nearby hiking trails and restaurants was a plus. Thank you for your warm hospitality.”
“Thank you again for your wonderful hospitality and sharing your beautiful place with us.”
You found five mice – leaves 2 for next time. Coni
Ami and Fred from Dallas, Oregon
“Oh – how to begin!! 3 birds, 2 bunnies and 7 mice!! Enjoyed every minute. A real home feeling. The home provided to us was special, warm, clean “classy”. We would love to come back in the summer or fall at the latest. This home is my favorite vacation spot now. So many good feelings it’s hard to sort them out and write about all. The warmth and special souls who made this place of grace is priceless. Sorry to leave.”
Congratulations on finding all 7 mice.
Phil from Lyme, New Hampshire
"Great staying at your wonderful cabin again! It was such a pleasure to visit with you. And thank you for the signed copy of your neat The Journey to the Woods Book. So, on the last run of the last day, I got one.
Hope to see you in ‘19.
Best to you, Terry and family.
David and Catlin from Dalles, Oregon
“As a new couple with very busy schedules, David and I were looking for a secluded escpe where we could enjoy both each other and the beautiful Oregon outdoors, a shared passion of ours. When we found “Hidden Woods” it looked perfect and we were not disappointed! The cabin was incredibly clean and well – kept and had all the amenities we could have asked for. We spent our mornings cooking breakfast together in the quaint kitchen, the afternoon snow shoeing on nearby Trillium Lake and our evenings cuddled up in front of the fireplace or with a glass of wine in the hot tub. We only tracked down 6 of the 7 mice, but we are determined to find the last one out next trip. Thank you Coni, Terry and Mary for sharing you wonderful story and home with us. We are already looking forward to our next visit! Edit: We found the last mouse as we prepared to check out!” Note: You need to confirm the mouse count with Coni to get credit.
Mike and Theresa from Tigard, Oregon
"Well this was one suprise my husband pulled off that I had no idea where we were going until the minute we got here. What a treasure this place is, from the amazing host Coni, to the beaufiful Sandy River, the hot tub, the super cute rustic feel, to searching for the mice. The minute Coni told us "they have mice" we were hooked and on a mission! Talk about competition! We love this place and even though it was only one night it was pure bliss. What an amazing birthday suprise from my husband! We are definitely coming back. Thank you for being such gracious hosts."
"Coni are you sure there are 7???, Thank you for working with me to pull off the birthday surprise! Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! There are seven, we found them!!!!!!!"
Note: Congratulations on finding all seven mice pictures, Coni
Jessica and Ryan from Silverton, Oregon
"This was our first stay here, but we will definitly be back. We loved every minute of our stay - from searching for mice, sitting in the hot tub, enjoying a fire and listening to the family of squirles in the ceiling. Thak you so much for sharing your beautiful place with us. Until next time!
Note: Congratulations, you found all seven mice pictures, Coni
Sue and Anne from Plano, Texas
“Thank you for sharing your beautiful property with us. We appreciated the warm welcome, great information and beautiful cabin and gardens. I felt like I woke up in a tree house with the great view from the bedroom – a childhood dream relived. Every window frames a perfect scene of nature. We loved the serenity and peace of our stay. Hope our paths cross again soon.”
Dan and Sheryl from Santa Barbara, California
“We’re sad to leave – we had a great time here. Although most of your mice evaded us, we found a few. I think we enjoyed the squirrel that slides down the roof and your orange/brown slug near the lawn that we were so careful not to step on while walking back from the Jacuzzi we used nightly. Unfortunately we bought too much food so we left you the un-opened hummus and crackers, the margarine, beer and water. I bet this happens a lot. Enjoy or throw away we couldn’t take it on the plane. It was a pleasure meeting all of you.”
Jeff and Kylie from Vancouver, Washington
“This has been such a beautiful and relaxing time at the cabin. Jeff and I will never forget our time here. Between finding mice in the middle of the night to hopping in the hot tub in the morning. We also really appreciate Coni, Stewart, and Terry for making this possible. We’ll be back soon. Thank you.”
Congratulations, you found 4 mice.
Josia and Laura from Eugene, Oregon
“What a wonderful way to getaway from it all. The small and large details added to our cabin stay made for a whimsical relaxation. We appreciated your exquisite hospitality all three of you are naturally gifted. Listening to a cold rain and the river while soaking in the hot tub – perfection.”
Ellie, Jonah, Elias and Dodge from Houston Texas
“What a treasure you have here! We have so enjoyed our time here – the grounds are lovely and the is all we could have hoped for and more . The fireplace and hot tub were wonderful our day’s activities and the boys loved playing with Stewart. Thank you for sharing!”
Lindy, Benjamin, Kat and John from Portland, Oregon
“We absolutely loved our stay in this sweet, comfortable, lovely cabin. We spent the weekend curled up by the fire restoring and soaking in some much needed rest and relaxation. The tub was such a bonus. Thank you for making this place such a magical home.”
John fouind six mice - great job, you get six stamps.
Katie and Jared from Portland, Oregon
“Thank you for offering this beautiful cabin. It was a perfect place to get away from town and reality for the first few nights after our wedding. The decorations in the cabin are adorable and cozy. The grounds are beautifully kept. We enjoyed playing fetch with Stewart, such a handsome young man. We loved our time here and look forward to visiting again in the future. We did find all seven mice too, but we didn’t get the chance to have Coni verify it. Oh well, next time.”
Congratulations on finding all seven mice and completing to from puzzle too.
Chuck and Irene from Menifee, California
“This has been a wonderful getaway for my husband and I. We were here to celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary. We fell in love with this little cottage. We enjoyed ourselves here so much. We would love to come back again. Thank you for everything.”
Sara and Trey from Houston, Texas
“Thank you so much Coni, Mary and Terry for providing such a marvelous lodging option in these beautiful Oregon Woods. Trey thoroughly enjoyed this birthday surprise and would like to do this again so you will likely see repeat business with us. We apologize for not having remained awake to meet you but we took on a more difficult hike than anticipated for our first one today, 7 mi @ 5800 – 6000 ft. elevations. Thank you again for this marvelous hospitality.“
Picture take by Sara and Trey at Timberline.
Kathy and Bruce from Prescott, Arizona
“Dear Coni, Tery and Mary Ann, Your cabin is truly the sweetest. We really felt so at home here. Thanks for all you do. We’ll be back.”
Vicki and Mary from Mt. Vernon, Washington
"Once again we have returned to this sanctuary in the woods. You are all amazing people who have created this magical place. We can hardly wait for our next visit."
Ken, Naty, Keven, Katy and Natalie from Mill Creek, Washington
“Thank you for your hospitality and for sharing this beautiful cabin with our family. We enjoyed relaxing here, going on nearby kikes, walking down to the river and playing with Stewart – he’s so cute. Searching for the mice paintings together was also very fun. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay.”
Kris and Robin from Forest Grove, Oregon
“Thank you for another wonderful weekend, third year in a row. We had quite an adventure Saturday, while poking around Sandy, we discovered Jonsrude Overlook, what a view. Then Saturday we were blessed with clear skies, a first for us, so we went to Mt. Hood Meadows – you have the maps here - for a short hike. The Meadows was closed, so no chair lifts but Umbrella Falls was so easy to walk to and stunning. Lots of pics of Mt. Hood from there. You have provided the best place for anyone to go on a day trips and fill their Facebook Albums. Even your own flower garden is a visual delight. Thank you again for a perfect weekend getaway spot. Eat at the Ivy Bear.”
Todd and Sheli from Portland, Oregon
“What a wonderful place to spend our 15th wedding anniversary. We loved it so much we never left the cabin our entire stay. All hosts, human and 4-legged are super awesome. We will hope to come back again and again – besides the 7th mouse is on our bucket list. This place and folks are the total package. We did not do the breakfast but I’m sure it will blow our minds nest time. Thanks so much for a lovely, lazy, sleepy dreamy, perfect time. P.S. The AC was hugely appreciated; it was 100 deg. Especially, since my personal thermostat is broken.”
Tim and Jocelyn from Seattle, Washington
"We love your cabin. Thank you for letting us experience your little slice of heaven. These last few days of peace, quiet and laughing together was exactly what my busy fiancé and I needed. We don’t want to leave. We will definitely recommend this place to our friends back in Seattle . Thanks again. P.S. Throw an extra ball for Stewart and Holly. They love it."
Matt and Kalle from Portland, Oregon
"Such and amazing, magical place to spend a weekend. We spent the first hour or two searching for mice. Kalle succeeded much faster than I, but eventually (on the second day) I found all seven as well. Had such a lovely time relaxing and cooking, made some sourdough baguettes, waffles, Chinook Salmon and burgers on the grill. Enjoyed popcorn and movies by the fire and soothed our bodies in the hot tub after hiking to Ramona Falls. Will definitely have to come back soon. You have such an amazing gem here and are the best hosts I’ve encountered on my 33 years on earth. Looking forward to the next time we get to spend here."
Dan, Jessie and Kristen from Portland, Oregon
"Thank you so much for our wonderful stay. It has been a magical time. The cabin is welcoming, cozy and perfect for a quiet weekend away. Thank you for your dilligent upkeep and hospitality. Also, we cannot begin to describe the thrill of joy we experienced in finding the 7th mouse. Can't wait to stay again soon."
Pamala and Lisa from Portland, Oregon
"We came up from Portland for my 46th B-Day. It was a wonderful place to spend the weekend, eventhough we were sick. We decided to come back when we both could actually roam the beautiful gardens. Found all mice.
Things we loved - not in order:
2. Hot tub
5. River sounds coming through the window.
6. Hosts with mosts.
Shauna and Jesse from Portland, Oregon
"What a wonderful place! Everthing was so comfortable. We loved all the charming details and the magical gardens. We can't wait to visit again. Next time with our kids. P.S. We found the mice."
Yes you did, but not all of them. One more to go.
Bob and Heather Jo from Portland, Oregon
"This has to be one of the cutest cabins we've ever seen. The character, attention to detail provides a cozy, comfortable stay surrounded by a beautiful serene surroundings. And, we enjoyed looking for the mice. We only found six, but we'll have to come back for the the seventh one."
Kristen from Portland, Oregon
Debbie from Hoover, Alabama
“What a beautiful, quaint and cozy place for some mother and daughter time. We want to thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to stay in your “special” cabin. Everything that we could have possible needed was right at our fingertips. The attention to detail was very impressive and we are still looking for the 7th mouse. Oh well, guess that means we have to come back again. We enjoyed our time with Stuart…he’s so well behaved not to mention how cute he is. Wishing you a prosperous and healthy year. We’ll see you next time and hope it won’t be long.”
Terri, Lynn, Becky and Debby from Battle Ground, Washington
“Thank you so much for your heartfelt hospitality during our girlfriend’s stay here. I can so appreciate your labor of love here and your attention to detail. I must say you have inspired me to continue my labor of love at my home in the woods in Battle Ground, Washington. My hubby passed away 3 years ago and we created a sanctuary. Since he passed I have been overwhelmed with the upkeep, but after being here I am inspired to keep at it. I will take your advice and just worry about toady and not worry about tomorrow. Our stay here was a reuniting of 4 workers that met 36 years ago at a dental office. We have remained friends all these years. We hiked little Zig Zag Falls, we enjoyed the hot tub, cooking together, the movies and all the girl giggling that goes with a bunch of women. Thank you so much, you and your sharing is a blessing to all that come.”
Sofi and Steve from Portland, Oregon
This place is absolutely enchanting. We're already pondering when we can make it back next. Thank you so much Coni and Terry for making this such a magical weekend in the woods for us."
Steven and Nicole from Chino Hills, California
“What an amazing cabin. It is going to be hard to leave. Our stay here was amazing, definitely made our first trip to Oregon the best experience. Your hospitality has been enlightening. We have been able to go on some amazing hikes, drive to the snow and visit with many local people. We will definitely be back soon, this place is too beautiful to only come once. Again, thank you for letting us stay in your little piece of heaven. P.S. We will miss Stewart.”
Thomas, Jeannie and Jenna from Portland, Oregon
"We so enjoyed our stay at the Hidden Cabin, so charming. You were delightful hosts. Thank you for sharing your little piece of heaven on earth. We will be back soon."
Josh and Savanah from Huntington, Vermont
“It will be difficult to leave this Shangri-La. Myself and Savanah have been on the rood surfing, hiking, working and visiting loved ones for six weeks. We have never sustained a trip this long before and thanks to nourishing stays at special places like this I think we can continue the adventure for a bit longer. I plan to hike Mt. Hood tomorrow if the conditions are right. Today is a beautiful sunny day with high winds. Soon after we will head to Bend, OR to visit a loved one and go snowboarding. Then we’ll be on our way to Colorado and then back to our house in Vermont. We had absolutely loved the thoughtful selection of books and cherished the design and decorations here. Thank you so much for having us.”
Thomas and Rozlyn from Bangor, Maine
“Way to start our 2016 year off. We very much enjoyed this cozy stay. Everything was here that we needed to make a perfect couple of days. Our first night we arrived later than expected due to icy roads, but were received here so kindly and warmly that we instantly felt at home. Our second day we changed our plans to stay a little longer in the cabin and in the afternoon we took a walk down Old Salmon River Trail. Today we are headed to the mountain to find some powder. Thank you for a great and magical couple of days.”
Sorry I didn't get your picture, but if you send one I'll gladly put it in. Terry
Emma and Sarah from San Diego, California
"What a charming, perfect cabin. The details are what make it special and the hospitality is first class."
Dorann and Wanda from Portland, Oregon
“What a beautiful place. You have thought of everything. Thank you for having the cabin decorated for the Christmas Season. You have made this Christmas a special one for my sister and myself. We wanted to have a “Memory” Christmas of doing the holiday with things our family used to do and prepare the foods we used to have. You made that possible and you helped create some new traditions for us. We also greatly enjoyed Stewart and playing “Ball”. Dorann and I both love animals and have pets of our own which we missed. Stewart filled that void while we were here away from our little ones. Enchanting! We enjoyed our Christmas stay.”
Bryan and Jayme from Hillsboro, Oregon
"Thank you for making our anniversary very special. We enjoyed every minute in the cabin. You were incredible hosts and the cabin was so very clean as always. We enjoyed it just a much as last year. We hope to return next year for our 3rd anniversary."
Doug and Jen from Portland, Oregon
"My girlfriend, Jen and I, came here to escape Portland without having to drive for hours. We were celebrating our anniversary and this was the perfect place to spend time together without the distractions. Clean, well kept, with the perfect balance of privacy and having the innkeepers nearby to resupply firwood or what not. Thank you so much for giving us such a great place to celebrate our relationship."
Mark, Navina, Leila and Oren from Vernonia, Oregon
"My family loved staying at the cabin and if we could stay forever we would. Me and my brother found all seven mice"
Chuck and Karen from Beaverton, Oregon
"As always, lovely. Thank you. "
Tom, Jenn and Katy from Phoenix, Arizona
“What a beautiful setting. We flew in from Phoenix, Arizona and absolutely enjoyed the snow on Mt. Hood and especially the hot tub afterwards. We will be back sooner than later.”
Angela and Chuck from Portland, Oregon
“We had a peaceful and relaxing weekend. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. It was just the kind of down time we were needing. The fireplace and hot tub were wonderful.”
Kelly and Richard from Norman, Oklahoma and from South Africa
“This has been the romantic weekend of a dream. Crackling wood fireplace, comfy rug, robes, slippers, hot tub, wine…everything a couple could ever want to enhance and escape with each other. The hiking was fabulous as well, great trails close by. Our hosts were friendly, inviting, informative and knew exactly when to be around and when to give us our privacy. The only part that riggled me was the mouse – challenging…we only found six and that last mouse is driving me CRAZY. We’ll simply have to return. The mouse must be found. Plus this place is too good a gem not to return. Thank you for making our short stay wonderful, we’ll definitely return.”
Tim and Sarah from Ridgecrest, California
“It was so nice to meet you all. Thank you so much for your hospitality and willingness to help. This place was the relaxing getaway that we needed as we celebrated our honeymoon. You have an amazingly beautiful and peaceful area. Thanks for being willing to share it. Stewart is really cute and provided fetching fun for all. Thanks also for suggesting “The Riverview Restaurant”. That was amazing food. We will definitely recommend this place to family and friends and we hope to return someday.”
Adelle and Jim from Bedford, Texas
“Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. This cabin has made our first trip to Oregon very special. You helped us find some special places to visit on our short stay. We look forward to returning and visiting more sites. Also, “Stuey” made us feel at home while away. Hope to visit again.”
Tim and Karen from League City, Texas
“First of all, I want to say how you have ruined all other vacations for us. Tim and I are only one day in and are already planning our next visit and it cannot come soon enough. You make us feel so welcome, like we have known you our whole lives. Your genuine, hospitality and outstanding breakfast will keep us coming back time after time. Even though we were only here for a short time the impressions will last a life time. Now if only Tim can find the last two mice… We will miss you and your enchanted gardens, cabin and for forest. I will miss you. Stu and Holly were awesome. Next time we will have to meet Toby…We met Toby (looks just like our Simon) and Tim finally found (with 10mins. to spare) the mythical 7th mouse. Thank you for everything.”
Congratulation on finding all seven mice. Well done.
Robert and Robin from Alanta, Georgia
“Thank you all for such a wonderful little piece of heaven. So much more that websites and pictures can show. Your hospitality and all of the thoughtful touches show how much you care for your guests. We’ve had a great stay and despite daily “touristing” managed to get in quite a bit of rest and relaxation. Stewart is a great ambassador, my hubby is in “love” and now wants a dog. The gardens are glorious, the home cozy, the area fantastic to visit. We definitely hope to get back out here in the future. May God watch over and bless you all.”
Blake and Faye from Richmond, Texas
“Thank you for everything! It has truly been an amazing vacation. We both wish we could stay longer, but work and school awaits us. Unfortunately I took 12 hours this summer and the one week off was mostly spent in this beautiful state. Coni is very helpful; we did not have to use a GPS because she told us where to go for each destination. Unfortunately we were not able to get everything in. That just means we get to come back. Everything about our stay has been wonderful. I can’t wait to come back. So far we have fond six mice with our last night I hope to fine the last. Amazing property and definitely a relaxing get away for the both of us.”
Eric and Linda from Linville, Virginia
“We had an amazing stay in your special cabin. And, your tips and suggestions for things to do were perfect. We spent a day driving along the Oregon Coast and a day driving along the Scenic Highway, pulling off to hike to the falls and enjoy breathtaking views. We loved playing with Stewart and the dog toys scattered throughout the property make us smile and think of home. We are still looking for mouse #7. Thanks for making our trip special. We hope to be back. Found #7 right before we left. Breakfast was spectacular.”
Congratulations on finding all seven mice.
Joe and Sandra from Chico, California
"Thank you for creating such a lovely environment. The cabin and grounds feel like a magical storybook cottage. We enjoyed our time exploring the area and greatly appreciated all of the suggestions and tips. We also set aside time to just enjoy here at the cabin. Would love to return someday."
John and Mary Jo from Lafayette, Indiana
“John and I enjoyed our stay so much. We love the peace and solitude. We could not ask for more. The accommodations were beautiful and so tastefully done, but definitely could not find all the mice. We are planning to come back and just sit for a spell. Thanks for the hints on navigating around the area.”
Jake and Tina from Oregon City, Oregon
Patrick and Gail from Tualatin, Oregon
“Love shows up in your life at unexpected moments. Experiences, people , “moments” follow this “showing up” pattern too. Like this place. If you really connect… you can feel the intention behind the cabin. Terry and Coni have created quite the space + place in which to enjoy…we feel it. This day 1 – arrival day. What a great first day. We hiked, played a lot at Wildwood (one of our favorites). Loved breakfast on the deck at the cabin. So peaceful here. Many walks on the grounds, sitting in the swing watching the butterflies flitter around. Threw the ball for the Scottie dawg, then he hung out while we finished our breakfast. So peaceful. Love the place. Once you pass the gate you enter a little paradise.”
Bryant and Rose from Hillsboro, Oregon
“Coni and Terry, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful hide-a-way in the woods with us. You both have done an amazing job with the cabin and property. Everything was so cozy and relaxing. You go above and beyond. We will be back.”
Robin and Kriss from Oakland, Oregon
“Thank you for sharing your Hidden Woods with us, even better than last year-sunshine and cool breezes. God bless you.”
Ramon, Ariana, Ramon III, Xavier and Mark from Spanaway, Washington.
"Thank you for accomodating our visit on such short notice. The boys loved your cabin and just keep saying "Why can't we stay longer". They found all seven mice. They didn't stop until they found them. We preferred to stay in the cabin all day, it's perfect. It did not only relax us but the boys too. Thank you once again and we will be back."
Mark, 8 yrs. "Coni, I loved everything."
Ramon, 12 yrs. "Coni, I loved the Creative Treasure Hunts and the relaxing atmosphere."
Xavoer. 10 yrs. "Coni, I loved the mouse hunt inside the house, we found all seven mice."
Pam and Tim from Newport, Oregon
"Thanks for an amazing 4th stay at you lovely cabin. We found mouse #6 only one to go. Guess we have to come ack again to find #7. We had a relaxing and peaceful break from work, it was much needed. We love your place and will definately return."
Melody amd John from
"We found six mice! We will be back to find the 7th. We are glad yor enjoyed the banana bread."
Ken and Cynthia from Santa Cruz, California
“This may well be the nicest place I’ve ever stayed. Every detail, all those small touches that make a place feel like home. It’s all here! We loved the hot tub, watched some movies, cooked great meals, hiked in snow. I can’t say enough how much we loved staying here. Thanks Coni and Terry."
"Maybe Stewert does have all the answers. He lives in peace, chases balls around a beautiful garden which surrounds a cabin full of soft warm dreams flamed by the crackly fire. Fed by sauted garlic waiting for noodles to be dropped in a pot ending up in an incredible meal that feeds this stomach in a body that is so grateful, the only way to show it's gratitude is to throw a slimey green ball over and over as thanks sinks in deep and long."
Ryan and Kristin from Happy Valley, Oregon
"16 th Anniversary! This is our secont time here and we still love it. So peacdful and we love your dog. Went fishing, out to eat and stayed in alot. What a relaxing weekend."
Laura and Mike from Olympia, Washington
"Our favorite things about our visit: Waking up to the sound of rain.
The view out the bedroom window - lovely towering Cedar Trees.
The beautifully landscaped grounds including Trillium and Native Rhodies.
Our hike to Mirror Lake - so peaceful and serene.
Our hike around Trillium Lake - best view of Mt. Hood we've seen.
Thank your for a wonderful weekend getaway."
Sean and Peggy from Gresham, Oregon
"1 yr. Anniversary! Part 2 of our experience @ Alder Creek Log Cabin. Another wonderful visit! White River looked very different, but the hot tub was still a wonderful respite. Sitting by the fire, resting, relaxing and enjoying God's work while enjoying each others company. Thank you! Terry, Coni, and Mary Ann. Be Blessed!"
Jenn and Craig from Littleton, Colorado
"Thank you for sharing your wonderful cabin with us. We enjoyed every minute of rest and relaxation after busy days with family and friends in Portland. We hope to be able to visit again the next time we are in Portland."
Anthony and Heather from Portland, Oregon
"Thank your for a great getaway. Loved the firewood for fires every night, the hot tub was lovely and the setting surrounded by fir trees is peaceful."
Gina and David from Portland, Oregon
“We enjoyed a fun night away. Spent the day snowshoeing then got to relax in the hot tub and cozied up by the fire. Very cute cabin – thank your sharing. We had fun finding all 7 mice.”
Congratulations on finding all seven mice.
Matt and Lissy from Portland, Oregon
“What a wonderful weekend getaway we’ve had. We so enjoyed the cabin, the hot tub, fireplace and the cozy feel. Finding the mice was a fun challenge (found all 7). Thanks also to Stewart for his hosting. Thanks for sharing your wonderful cabin with us, Coni and Terry and we are looking forward to our next visit.”
Congratulations on finding all seven mice.
Sean and Peggy were kind enough to send us a wedding picture. They have been married a year now and are spending their first anniversary with us in March. They said they had to come back and hunt for the seventh mouse. We are always so thankful when friends return and we can share a moment together. Congratulations on your very First Anniversary. Coni, Terry and Mary Ann Good luck finding that last mouse.
Brandon, Rebecca, Jack and Alexander from Vancouver, Washington
“Wow! What a beautiful cabin in the woods. Your attention to detail is amazing and you have beautiful tastes in décor. Our boys (10 and 12) had so much fun hunting for the seven mice. It was a great way to fill their time and I believe they accomplished the task. You’ll tell us for sure in the morning though. We aren’t far from home (an hour) and yet it feels as if we are. This is a perfect place…just what our little family needs: snow, games, a fire and a puzzle – who could ask for more?”
Bryan and Jayme from Hillsboro, Oregon
“Thank you so much for being such great hosts! We have loved every moment of our getaway for our first anniversary and well-maintained. The fireplace was warm and relaxing and the hot tub was the perfect treat. We had planned a number of daytime adventures, but ended up spending most of our time here relaxing by the fire. We hope to return again soon.”
Congratulations, you found all seven mice.
Erick and Sarah from Beaverton, Oregon
“Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful cabin for our weekend. I will never forget. We enjoyed every little detail you put into the cabin, especially all the cute mice. We had so many grand plans to go hiking and sightseeing, but instead spent almost all of our time sitting by the fire relaxing and appreciating our weekend escape from the city. This trip was a surprise for me, as you know, and I loved everything here at Hidden Woods. What topped off what I thought was an already perfect weekend here was when Erick proposed in front of the roaring fire in the living room. It was a weekend to remember for the rest of my life. Thank you again for everything. We can’t wait to come back soon. P.S. I said yes!!”
Sandi and Darrell from Oregon City, Oregon
“Thank you so much for letting us have our small wedding here. It was absolutely the perfect intimate setting. The cabin and the grounds here are amazing and beautiful. The three of you are so sweet and friendly. So are the pups! Everyone who attended on 12/13/14 fell in love with everything here. We hope to make reservations to stay again soon. We will both remember this as one of the best places EVER. It is where we said our vows. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Until we meet again.”
Libby, Alexa, Missy and Jesse from Portland, Oregon
“Wow, three years of visiting this amazing cabin and it’s even more fun each time. Thanks ya’ll
See you next year.”
Kristen and Matt from Ventura, California (Boston, Massachusetts)
This cabin was such a great find. We had the best Thanksgiving/birthday retreat we could have asked for. What a special place you have here. It’s a little piece of magic you’re shared with us and so many. The hot tub, fireplace, cozy robes and rustic details were the perfect way to end our days exploring the area. We have already fallen in love with the natural beauty and outdoor activities Oregon has to offer. We’ll be back for sure. GO PATS!”
Sarah and Tom from Portland, Oregon
"Always a wonderful, relaxing time."
Laura, Mark, Tim and Nathan from Portland, Oregon
We've been here twice as a couple, but wanted to come here at a different time with our kids. It's so cozy here in November. We are making liberal use of the fireplace. It's been such a wonderful 21 hours; thank you Coni, Mary Ann and Terry."
Anthony and Peggy from Camas, Washington
“Thank you for letting us enjoy your cabin to celebrate our 28th Anniversary. Our bodies were sore and tired after hiking and the hot tub helped. Nice to sit and enjoy the fire and listen to music at the end of the day. Took time to play a couple games of Scrabble and found all 7 mice. It was fun to try and find them all. Take care of yourselves and your 4 legged friends.”
Congratulation on finding all seven mice.
Mark and Karen from Boring, Oregon
"We came for our 25th, thank you so much for such a relaxing retreat. The hot tub and fireplace were very relaxing, even though there was a wind storm, we had a wonderful time. The cabin is very cozy and comfortable. Thank you again!"
Andrey and Lena and our little gift from abouve that'sa on the way from Vancouver, Washington
“We came here to celebrate our two year anniversary and really enjoyed our stay here. The cabin is very homey and very well thought through. We enjoyed the hot tub and the outside and inside fireplace. This was a perfect setting to relax and unwind and spend time talking with each other. The place was very clean and beautiful and we loved the rustic cabin with all the greenery around. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Coni, thank you for the marshmallows and your hospitable heart. We look forward to coming here again.”
Jennifer and Deb from Oregon City, Oregon
“Jennifer and I were here in March and we enjoyed it so much that we returned for another visit. I can’t express to you how much we appreciate this place to come to. To get away, to unwind and tocelebrate my birthday this time, while making plans for our wedding next August. There is no better place to contemplate such an event. Thank you for making us feel welcome and unafraid to be ourselves. As we did before, we will again be posting a glowing review on the VRBO website and recommending the Alder Creek Cabin to friends and family. Thank you for your kindness and hospitality. We look forward to our next visit. We found all the mice on our last visit – can we have a stamp of confirmation?”
Jon from Waban, Massachusetts
"Your cabin is a gem. I arrived at 2pm and by evening it felt like home-like I'd lived here for years and I'd never want to leave. I hope I have a chance to visit again. Thanks for creating such a blissful place."
Carrie and Ross from Portland, Oregon
Bryan and Tiffany from Canby, Oregon
"Thank you so much for having us. Your cabin was a wonderful place to spend a birthday night in. We hunted mice in our short time here, but didn't find them all. A short notice booking ended up perfect. We'd love to come back in the winter. If I have anymore questions I'll be sure to email you."
Danielle and Amy from Portland, Oregon
“We had a wonderful time in the comfy retreat, exactly what we were looking for. It was meant to be that we would happen upon this listing due to a last minute cancelation Lucky us! Thank you for creating a warm and welcoming home to share. It’s something special.”
Pat from Chicago, Illinois and Chris from Phoenix, Arizona
"What a wondrful place, we didn't want to leave. Had a great time exploring the Mt. Hood area. Thank you for making our stay extra special. We loved the mice game and found all 7 and we totally wanted to take Stewert home."
At the last moment we had to inform Pat and Chris that they only found six mice.
Gina and Tony from Vancouver, Washington
"Weekends away in a beautiful place like this always go way too quickly. We couldn't have imagined a more perfect weekend. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy such an amazing place and experience."
Marianne, Remo, Rudolf and Jose’ from The Netherlands
“Thank you very much for a wonderful stay and your exceptional hospitality. My father needed exactly this place to recuperate from a unexpected hospital stay. You have created an exceptional and unique place here. Many thanks.”
Carrie and Adam form North Portland, Oregon
“What a magical place you have created here. It was just what we needed to celebrate my 39th birthday. The hospitality you provided us will long be remembered. Your gardens are impressively beautiful , the hot tub a wonderful retreat and the cabin is so nicely done. We wanted for nothing. Looking forward to taking and using the amazing herbs you gave us. Thank you for everything. We will be back (if only just to fish)”
Alyssa and Nizan from Irvine, California and West Groton, Massachusetts
“Thank you for a weekend in paradise. We truly enjoyed our time here at your beautiful cabin. It is so cozy and comfortable and in a perfect location-we couldn’t have asked for more. We enjoyed dinner at Skyway and lunch at the Rendezvous. Great music at Skyway and enjoyed the beer sampler at the Mt Hood Brewery. A great hike to Mirror Lake and all the way up Tom, Dick and Harry. Highly recommend this trail. Eighteen holes at the Resort courses and a little bit of rest in between all of the fun. Thank you again for all of your hospitality. We hope to be back someday.”
Mike and Gretchen from Oregon City, Oregon
“We had a wonderful time simply doing nothing. It was just what we needed. Thank you for helping us celebrate our first anniversary.”
Diane and Mark from Dallas, Texas
“Simply a wonderful cabin and a very relaxing vacation. Of the many places we could have stayed so happy to have been gu8ided to this one. Found all seven mice too. Hope to see you next year.”
" Thank you for your hospility. This was the final leg of a three week vacation in Oregon for us. It took us to Astoria, the North UmpquaValley, Bend and finally here. We enjoyed our trips to the Columbia River, to Portland, Trillium Lake and to Mount Hood, though it was shrouded in mist for four days. We can recommed the Celilo Restaurant in Hood River."
Simon and Anna from Manchester, United Kingdom
"Thank you! We found all the mice on the first night. ( 1 hour precisely!) and the prizes are brilliant. Thank you for our lovely stay." Amy from Manchester, United Kingdom
"Me and Amy both loved this house, it ws so fun. We found all the mice on the first night in an hour. Thank you." Eve from Manchester, United Kingdom
"Our stay at your lovely cabin was nothing short of wonderful. The boys had a great time exploring all the visual treats from owls in th fireplace to carved salmon hanging in the kitchen What a warm cozy little place you have. Thank you and see you again soon."
Nick, Sharon, Sasha and Tristan from Vancouver, British Columbia
“We had a wonderful, relaxing time here, celebrating our wedding anniversaries. Thanks for being such friendly, gracious hosts.”
Carol and Roger from Eugene, Oregon
“Thank you for such a wonderful setting to celebrate our anniversary with friends Carol and Roger. It was delightful to walk in the gardens and discover your little forest friends hiding here and there. Of course Stewart also was hospitable and breakfast superb.”
Norma and Dennis from Eugene, Oregon
"What a lovely setting! We enjoyed our time here and wish it were longer. Thanks so much for being great hosts..."
Anne, Martin and Greyson from Clearwater, Florida
“Walking through the ivy laden arch, I knew this was a special place. I was overcome with a feeling I have been here before, a familiar place that resembles home. Greeted by the beautiful gardens and cozy cabin and ushered off to sleep with the gentle calming voice of the Sandy River. A perfect setting to relax and call home base for all the adventures that Mt. Hood has to offer. More important, a special thanks to Coni and Terry for their hospitality and for creating this incredible vacation.”
Len, Betsy, Julia and Sophia from Macomb, Michigan
“It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. We often forget to take a moment to really appreciate the beauty of the world around us. Coming here was the perfect opportunity to step back and really appreciate the history and beauty behind this state. Seeing how different people live here, in comparison to how we live in Michigan has been eye opening. I really enjoyed my time here and look forward to coming back.”
Amanda from Livonia, Michigan
“What a delightful Place! We came to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary and spent four magical days in this wonderful cabin and it’s environs. We really appreciated all of the extra touches to add to our comfort. It was so easy to “just be” here—except for searching for the elusive mice. But…we’re proud to say that we found all seven of them!! It wasn’t easy—and we had plenty of other activities to keep us busy, but it was a fun and challenging diversion. We especially enjoyed meeting Coni & Terry. What spectacular hosts!! Everything was great, the hospitality, the orientation, the host tub, the craftsmanship, the gardens, The “creature” comfort, the activity suggestions… the next time we will definitely do the breakfast ( after reading other’s reviews). A wonderful stay in a wonderful place! Thank you!! “
Monica and Robert, Santa Barbara, California
Congratulations on finding all seven mice. Well done!
"We came here to celebrate 22 years of marriage, just "to be" for awhile. We walked along the river, met Stuart, the Scottie...played "Throw the stick...no wait! That's my stick, not your stick" with a dog on the river trails. This is a great place to be. Enjoyed the time here and we may have only found six mice, but had fun looking".
Kris and Rob from Oakland, Oregon
David and Frances from Lovington, New Mexico
"What a wonderful place for my husband to relax after his hike up Mt. Hood. The hot tub was just perfect place for him. We are from the flat lands of New Mexico, the greenery and moisture were very inviting. Thanks so much."
Bather and Nickolas from Spanaway, Washington
“We would like to jot down a big thanks on your hospitality and accommodations at The Hidden Woods. This place is a charm. We really didn’t feel like exploring out because of how cozy the cabin is, the fire place, Jacuzzi and the deck was a true therapy. Our three nights were fabulous and we managed to walk down to the river and had a small picnic until the rain ruined it. One thing we would like you to consider is adding a dress mirror to the closet upstairs and increase the Wi-Fi strength other than that everything was really appreciated and well coordinated. Thanks and looking forward to more getaways.”
Thank you for the suggestions. The Wi-Fi has been a problem, we're working on it and the mirror. We'll go shopping for one.
Peter, Tara and Rowan (little) from Edmonton, AB, Canada
“A big thank you for all your help during our short three-day stay. We consider ourselves lucky that you had an opening for us on short notice. The property and home are both lovely and although it was very tempting to just lounge around and relax, we did explore the area of Portland, Mt. Hood and followed some of Coni’s recommendations. We will remember this place fondly and hope to return again soon. Unfortunately we had no time for mouse hunting.”
Ruth, Carol, Justine, and Margie from Gresham, Oregon
"What a delight to stay in this cozy cabin and wake up to so much greenery and a blue sky. so many unique furnishings and fun puzzles. Thank you for all your hospitality."
Sonny and Justin form Hubbard, Oregon
“What an amazing place. We were so incredibly content on our stay. You have put so much work into providing a peaceful and restful getaway. No detail has been overlooked to provide comfort for your guests. My husband felt right at home, so much, that it was difficult to get him ready to leave. It reminded him of his home State of Wyoming. What a blessing this place is. Thank you so much for your hospitality. We will definitely be returning. Finding all seven mice was my mission for the weekend, but sadly only found five. I’ll be back to find the other two. Many Blessings to all of you, The “Christian Mingle.com” couple.”
Cliff and Suzanne from Camas, Washington
“We would like to thank you for the hard work you put into restoring this cabin. It’s very comfortable and yet still has the perfect cabin feel. We very much have enjoyed being able to have a fire in the fireplace each night. Taking a bath in a real claw foot tub was a delight. We are so glad you kept the cabin. Again, thank you so the chance to have this experience. We’ll be back. I found all seven mice (fun) and worked the frog squares.”
Norm and Cindy from Estacada, Oregon
"Wonderfully peaceful, homey amazing place. The grounds are beautiful and well planned with interesting nooks and grannies. Norm and I had fun looking for the mice. Can't wait to come again"
Sean and Peggy from Gresham, Oregon
"Day 1 after a great night sleep.......... Beautiful weather, fireplace, private moments, great scenery, wonderful hosts (who waited up for us last night. God is good!!!
Day 7 A great week! Rest, fun, peace, quiet moments, fun recreation (hike, snowshoe, hot tub). A wonderful place. Looking forward to a soon return. Be Blessed!!!!!"
Photos courtsey of Sean and Peggy
Jennifer and Deborah from Portland, Oregon
“What an amazing place you have here and such beautiful people that own it. First night here and we were delivered hot apple bread along with whipped cream and marshmallows for later. Deb and I came here to celebrate my birthday and our engagement anniversary. At Deb’s request, Coni put a balloon and banner up for me. This is our first time at the cabin but will definitely be back soon. The cabin, hot tub, fireplace and beautiful scenery are exactly what we needed. Thank you for having such a wonderful space to share with the world and we found all seven mice within the first 24 hours. Woot woot!!! Much love and gratitude, Jennifer.”
“It’s hard to describe in words how much we appreciate this space and the generous attentiveness. Thank you so much. Hope to visit again very soon. P.S. All seven mice found and confirmed Yay! Thanks for all the extras, Deborah.”
Congratulations on finding all seven mice.
Amy and Jacob from McMinnville, Oregon
"We were blessed to have a wonderful get away for a few days. We relaxed, played games and had some great food. Feeling very refreshed. Thanks for sharing your home with us and yeah we found the last mouse."
Kayleen and Harley from Beaverton, Oregon
“This was our 2nd Valentines here. Amazing as always. Thank you so much for your hospitality. Got some much needed rest and relaxation in the beautiful place. Couldn’t have been better. We will be back.”
Sarah and Tom from Portland, Oregon
“Thanks for making “Snowmageddon 14” such a delightful experience. This was the most perfect place to watch the snow fall, sit by the fire, snuggle up and be at peace. The coffee and hot soup delivery was a godsend as well. The only thing that we worried about? Actually, no worries at all the entire stay. We will definitely be back.”
"Kevin and Jessica from Portland, Oregon
"We can forever say this was the first stop on our honeymoon. This place was absolutely adorable. We loved all the puzzles, the old rustic feel and of course all the little "critters" that share these nights with us. We found 6 mice. Definitely will be coming again in the future and hopefully as we expand on family. Thank you for such a lovely time.
Heidi, Tiffers, Paully and Shea from Portland, Oregon
"It was better than I even expected. Completely equipped with everything. So relaxing we all enjoyed ourselves. Cozy, warm, tons of fun. The fact that the kitchen was equipped too was amazing. I want to live here. Thank you so much."
Kayla, Pam and Ella from Portland, Oregon
"This area is amazing. I am so glad that we came here. Stewart is such a cute dog and I love playing with him. I like the game Coni gave us a lot. I love finding the mice and the critters and mice and exploring the property. The hot tub was amazing and super clean. The house was very cozy and I could relax very easily in it. My sister and I would go out and explore so much and Stewart was so much fun to play with. I loved him so, so much, and now I want a puppy just like him"
Mike and Pam from Lake Oswego, Oregon
"Exactly what we needed.............Peace and quiet and rest. We are heading home refreshed."
Amy, Jessica, Stephanie and Marcelle from Portland, Oregon
"We had a great Winter quarterly meeting at your charming cabin."
Courtney, Amelia, Brett and Max from Portland, Oregon
"What a wonderful place to stay. We had a very memorable two nights. The hot tub was spotless. We would love to come back again soon. Thanks alot."
Dan, Judy, Paulina, Patrick and Terra from Eugene, Oregon
"Loved our stay. Perfect for our ski trip. The cabin is adorable."
Chris, Nancy and Andrew from Portland, Oregon
“Thank you very much for being such wonderful hosts for our nearly four day Christmas Vacation. We’ve never felt so wonderfully Christmassy. This was our first visit to HiddenWoods/Alder Creek Cabin and we are delighted to have found you. Speaking of finding things, I found six of the mouse tableaux; Nancy found five. We are looking forward to find the missing mice/mouse in the future. Also, best regards to Holly and my new best friend Stewart. Stewart is a great fetcher. May you have happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.”
Debi, Dana, Andy and Paul from Beaverton, Oregon
“As much as we enjoyed ourselves last spring, this Christmas visit to the cabin was a real treat. The decorations were beautiful; we felt like we were staying at Santa’s Workshop. The attention to detail was clever, we got a kick out of the red furry bath robes with the matching Santa Hats that warms us to the hot tub and the hot tub was heavenly. Stewart looked cute in his raincoat and kept us company. The fireplace was cozy, the claw foot bathtub comfy and the Douglas Firs Lordy and Green. We’ll be thinking of you in the New Year keeping your guest happy and hope to return soon. Happy New Year!”
Ashley and Evan from Vancouver, Washington
"We had a great time this weekend. This relaxing setting is absolutely perfect. Walking in the woods, hot tubbing and mouse hunting was a great time. Thanks so much."
Libby and Melissa from Portland, Oregon
"We had such a nice time for our 2nd visit to the cabin. We were able to relax, play games, watch movies and enjoy the hot tub. Thank you for giving us a space where we could recharge and spend time together. Have a great Thanksgiving and wonderful holidays."
Nicole and Catherine from Portland, Oregon
"We came here to relax and get away from the rest of the world for a few days, especially so we could focus on the writing competition that we've entered (NANOWRIMO). The cabin was perfect. It was so cozy and charming. We got a ton of writing done. We never want to leave. We're definitely planning another trip, writing or not. Thank you so much for the amazing time we had here."
Ruthie and Dylan from Portland, Oregon
“We came here for a mini – honeymoon and found the cabin to be cozy, comfortable and romantic. Even though the cabin is on the same property as the owner’s house we still felt a sense of privacy. Curling up in front of the beautiful fireplace with a glass of wine was wonderful and relaxing. We had a lovely time here together. Thank you”
Michelle and Keith from Calgary, Alberta
“Relaxation and comfort take over when you walk in the front door. This place is so peaceful. This is our 2nd visit. We drove 13 ½ hours just for this place and I hate leaving each time and will not be our last visit. We very much enjoyed your breakfast and it is always very nice talking with you guys. I’m sure you know how wonderful this is but I will tell you again. We had an amazing time here and looking for those mice is pretty fun. May Ann, your story at breakfast will be remembered. See you again next time.”
Dan and Charis from Lebanon, Oregon
“This place is perfect, absolutely perfect. My brand new husband and I spent the first half of our honeymoon here and we couldn’t have asked for a better place. It t was like stepping back in time and truly felt like we were home. Someday we would love to build a place like this of our own and be as much of a blessing to other people as you have been to us. What you have here is very special. We will definitely be back. You both will be in our prayers for amazing health and continual favor. Thanks for everything. Lots of love.”
Congratulations for finding all seven mice in a record time of one-hour and forty-five minutes.
Steve, Heather, Janice, Rick and Amelia from Bremerton, Washington
“We loved the charm of the cabin, you kept it nice, we really appreciate it. Our favorites were the fire pit, hot tub, Stewart, mice and doing square puzzle. (solved all). We also enjoyed hiking the Zigzag Falls was amazing. We enjoyed everything about it, wish we had more time.”
P.S. Can we take Stewart with us? We enjoyed the Garden Quest.
We’ll be back Stewart.
Congratulations, you found six mice.
Rick and Karen form South San Francisco, California
“This place is fantastic, we don’t want to leave. Especially since we only found five mice (still looking). This place completely exceeded our expectations, the scenery, artwork and amenities are all perfect and the time you spent helping us plan our day excursions really made the experience. We definitely want to come back. Found the sixth mouse.”
Congratulations, you found six mice.
Yoriko and Dan from Farmington Hill, Michigan
"Thank you for your hospitality and the beautiful cabin. As a gardener, I thoroughly enjoyed looking at each plant and walking on intimate pathes. We'll come back for sure, to this place and the beautiful mountain, Mt. Hood . Domo arigato."
Phil and Cathy from St. Paul, Minnesota
“What a wonderful place. The cabin and grounds made us feel like we were home. The real gem, however, is Coni ! Her orientation, recommendations on food and hiking, and her stories are what make this place so special. We’d love to come back and stay for a week. Love the dogs too. ”
Nolan and Lori from Battle Ground, Washington
“This was a lovely stay. The beauty of the quiet green woods, the enchanting cabin, the warming hot tub and the Sandy River rushing in the background. It was all very relaxing and enjoyable. The place is wonderful for a couple’s time away or a family. We’d like to bring the kids with us sometime. The Rendezvous Grill and the Mallards Cafe were fabulous places to eat. The Rendezvous Crisp Dessert was amazing so we had to get it both nights. Thank you for your kind hospitality.”
P.S. “Thank you for the delicious scones.”
Eddie and Ricea from Forest Grove, Oregon
“What an incredible setting to take solace from the city and the heat. The cabin is a true piece of art and the grounds are so beautiful and peaceful. We so enjoyed feeding the fish and hot tubing. Your attention to detail was very appreciated. Thanks for the mini-get-away.
P.S. The Scottie was adorable. We played fetch.
P.P.S. We may need to come back for your reputable breakfast.
P.P.P.S. Eddie is still looking for mice. I gave up!”
Alyssa, Lauren and Dawn from Oregon City, Oregon
“We had such a wonderful “girls weekend” here – I’m so glad we came here. Looking for mice was fun during our lazy day around the cabin and hiking to Ramona Falls was breath taking. So Many little touches make staying here special – bath robes especially. Thank you again for all your suggestions on local sights, the world’s largest bear is awesome.”
Rachel and Greg from Portland, Oregon
“We are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary and twenty years of friendship this weekend. Already feeling relaxed and refreshed after a stroll to the river and hours of soaking in the awesome hot tub. Greg is obsessively looking for three more mice. Slept in till eleven for first time in eight years and ready for a hike to Ramona Falls then a stop at Timberline Lodge. This little cabin surrounded by gardens, water and trees is a gem. Great attention to detail and wonderful hospitality. Just what we needed. Thank you."
Patti and Roger from Tucson, Arizona
“Coni, Terry, Mary Ann, Stewart, and Holly. Many thanks for an incredible stay at your bed and breakfast/cabin. After not finding any “portrait mice” the first night I was determined to not rest again until all sever were found. Roger voiced no interest in the mouse endeavour, so I was on my own. With the aid of a flashlight I found seven of the buggers. Other than mice hunting, the cabin and hot tub were great, breakfast super fresh and tasty and the company with suggestions of trips was spot on. Many thanks and hoping to repeat a stay, possibly in the winter next. Correction entry 8/22 leaving Alder Creek – I only initially found five mice - found one more for total of six out of seven…..perhaps on the next visit.”
Rodney, Doris and Sara from Meridian, Idaho
"What a wonderful week, we had so much fun while staying here. It is just paradise! We found all seven mice by 11:04 am the first morning here. It was quite the challenge. but we loved it. Cannot wait to visit again and find them all over again. Coni your breakfast is the best and you and Terry were wonderful to talk with. We enjoyed the walk to the river, the hot tub and relaxing on the patio, but most of all we enjoyed Stewart. What a sweetheart, we will miss him. Thank you again for making us feel at home, you're wonderful people and we cannot wait to return."
Stu and Stacey from Calgary, Alberta
"Thank you for the wonderful few days that we spent here, I only wish it could have been more. We really appriciated your knowledge of the area and the sights because it truly helped us see some very beautiful scenry. Alder Creek Cabin is a little slice of paradise and I can hardly wait to come again. P.S. I could only find five mice, the sixth and seventh were too elusive."
Harlan and Carolyn from Calgary, Alberta
"Wow! Harlan and I don't know what else to say. Hidden Cabin is truly a hidden gem. We felt so welcome in this beaufiful atmosphere and we truly enjoyed spending some time in nature. Thank you so much for a fabulous start to our Oregon Holiday."
Dave and Mary from Sault Ste Marie, Michigan (upper peninsula)
"Thank you very much for your kind hospitality. We have been visiting family in Oregon for a week and this little get away has been a lovely and relaxing time at the end of a busy time. We honeymooned on the Sandy River 34 years ago, so it was great to re-visit the area. Our hike to Ramona Falls was wondrful and brought back great memories. Thanks again and my God bless you." Found six of seven mice.
Maria and Dan from San Diego, California
“What we did: relaxed, used the hot tub, soaked in big bath tub, fished, caught up on reading, ate very well, went to Washougal for motocross, slept great listening to the sounds of the river, found seven mice and played with Stewart. We had a fantastic time in your beautiful cabin. The nature décor sprinkled with antiques, puzzles and games were entertaining in itself. Even though we didn’t catch any fish down back, the scenery made up for it. Now as for finding all seven mice…….we did wish Stewart was the take home prize, we do understand. We’ll be seeing you next year and thank you so much for sharing this beautiful little retreat with us.”
Devin, Jennifer, Kailin, Karli and Trent from Olympia, Washington
Ben and Wendy from Oregon City, Oregon
“My husband and I came here to escape. We couldn’t have chosen a better place. The cabin is so cozy. We love playing with Stuart. We are already talking about our next visit here. You have created a beautiful oasis. We found five mice.”
Bill and Rebecca form Gonzales. Loauisiana
“We had a wonderful time. The cabin and gardens were amazing. Just what we needed after getting off to a rocky start. We would definitely come back.”
Keith and Michelle from Calgary, Alberta
"If we could call this place home we definitely would, wh had a great visit and will be back again. You place is fantastic and the attention to detail is great. P.S. Stewart was an added bonus."
Debi, Paul and Dana from Beaverton, Oregon
"Bring On Spring! We enjoyed ourselves so much. We located six mice. Take care and have a great season. Hope to see you folks again soon."
Kelly, Ian, Andrew, Katie, Brad and Sherri from Portland, Oregon
"Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful place with us. We had such a wonderfully cozy weekend. This is such a gem with beautiful gardens, roaring fires and good time. All six of us have a love for Stuart that will echo through the ages. Thank you so much. Thanks for the foil and fun. Lots of love and kindness. Happy St. Patricks Day."
Doug and Stacey from Sarasota, Florida
Denny and Natie from Portland, Oregon (not shown)
"We really enjoyed our stay. Thank for your wonderful hospitality. The cabin was simply delightful. It was very restful and romantic. God Bless you. P. S. We'll be back."
Matthew and Chaka from Portland, Oregon
“Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing stay. Matt believes that he’s found all seven mice, (we’ll see). Most of our first day here was looking for the mice. This will always be a special place for us. On February 24th, Matthew asked me to be his wife and I gladly accepted. Maybe there’s some kind of magic here. I noticed another couple recently got engaged here. This was such a wonderful place, with a much needed vacation for us. We also enjoyed meeting Stuart and engaging Matthew in a never ending fetch game. Thank you again.”
Jeremiah and Shonda form Hillsboro, Oregon
“Three years ago my husband planned a, birthday surprise, trip to Alder Creek Cabin. I decided to surprise him for Valentine’s Day. We enjoyed our time so much we had to come back. We had planned to leave and snowshoe, but we decided to become hermits for the weekend. We stayed at another cabin in the Mt. Hood Area, last year, and we decided this was the best. It is a quaint, cozy cabin. When people are looking for a cabin we will direct them here. I finished the Victorian house puzzle in a few hours, but the frog one I’ve attempted all weekend. We also finished the numbers game. You guys do a great job. The pizza was great and close too.”
Lacey and Cory from Longview, Washington
“What a lovely place to come and enjoy our anniversary weekend. It was so nice to come and relax after a busy day playing on the mountain. The grounds are gorgeous, the cabin had beautiful décor and the hot tub was crystal clear. We were able to find five mice and Cory solved the Victorian Puzzle. Next time we will get the last two mice and the Frog Puzzle. Thank you Coni and Terry for a wonderful weekend. P.S. Can’t forget about Stuart. What a friendly and sweet dog you have.”
Sean and Bethany from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“Thank you both so incredibly much for foregoing a few nights off and welcoming us into you peaceful cabin. You really helped us out of a jam and we are very grateful for this. As for the cabin…well…we go up to the Poconos (Pennsylvania Mountains) several times a year and have never experienced a place that so perfectly captures a “Mountain Getaway” like this. A full day of snow-shoeing, followed by cold beers in a steamy hot tub, capped off with hours of conversation (and more beer) by a roaring fire… what more could we ask for? This place is a gem and we hope to make it back sometime soon. Puzzles: we found all seven mice and completed the frog scramble, but the house scramble made my head spin! Pennsylvania Challenge: find all 4,762 bears in and around the house! We’ll save this for next time!”
Craig and Cathie from Vancouver, Washington
“Perfect!!! This place is exactly what we were looking for. We are totally in love with this cabin and will definitely be coming back. The location and grounds are beautiful and we had such a great time hangin out with Stuart. He is awesome at giving a tour of the property. Thank you both so much for this experience. P.S. I’m leaving under protest.”
Gino and Karen from Portland, Oregon
"The best weekend ever. Too busy to find nice but did come across two. Will save the "hunt" till next time. Thank you for all of your hospitality and warm and wonderful accomadations."
Rod and Gina from Portland, Oregon
"Thank you for such a wonderful time. We have really enjoyed our stay at Alder Creek Cabin. You have been woderful hosts. We hope to be back soon. You have made our honeymoon extra special. We enjoyed our new friend Stuart. We only found four of the seven mice. We will find the other three on our return trip."
Terry and Cheryl from Lake Oswego, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington
"Perfect cabin, completely set - up. More than expected."
Libby and Melissa from Portland, Oregon
"Thank you. We had a fabulous time on such a beautiful property. The decorations in the cabin are awesome. What a magical time we've had. We wish we could stay longer for more Scottie Sightings. Happy Thanksgiving."
Caleb and Sandy from Gresham, Oregon
"Thanks for a fun cabin. We had fun looking for the mice and last minute we found six. Woo-hoo. May favorite color is red, I loved all the red."
Michael and Sarah from West Linn, Oregon
“Words cannot describe the peace and sanctuary found here. My husband and I desperately needed to get away for some “us” time and found exactly what we needed here. Thank you for the heart and care you put into this place. We truly appreciate it. We found six mice but on our return trip I’m sure we can find the last one. We did have a great time with the puzzles and felt pretty proud of ourselves having conquered them both. Blessings to you all. We cannot wait to come back. P.S. I think we are thoroughly in love with Scottie Dogs now. Stewie was such a hoot. We think we found the seventh mouse, we’ll have to confirm it with you.”
Jenny from Troutdale, Oregon and Jeni from Sandy, Oregon
"Thank you so much for this peaceful getaway. You've created such a beautiful, relaxing enviroment here. Thank you again for having us."
Dan from Roseburg, Oregon and Claire from Lawrence, Kansas
"We have enjoyed our stay here very much. The cabin is quite something. You have been very gracious hosts. We will tell our friends about you. Good luck and good health to you all. Claire and Dan, mother and son."
Mark and Melissa from Newburg, Oregon
"Thank you for a wonderful oasis from all of the busyness of our lives. The cabin is lovely with all of it's charm from your personal touch. The fireplace is wonderful and the bed in the master room is comportable. We feel completely rested and are sad to leave. It was fun lookin for and finding the seven mice. Your hospitality is wonderful. You definitely care for the comfort of your guests. May blessing flow....."
Congratulations, they found all seven mice.
Hugh and Brook from United Kingdom
“What a find. The cabin is adorable, the setting magnificent and the owners friendly and helpful. We enjoyed a soak in the hot tub after hiking to Tamanawas Falls, a game of fetch with Stewart in the morning and a glass of wine beside a roaring fire. The only downside, the bed is so comfortable we were tempted to stay in bed all day and would have missed out on all of those things. A true gem amongst the trees. We are looking forward to returning for an extended stay. Many thanks.”
Claudia, Bill and Olivia from Willington, Florida
“Thank you so much for everything. I only wish we could have stayed longer. And that my seventeen your old daughter had not got lost a mere 100 yards from the house. Thank heaven for GPS on cell phones. I can’t believe I have to turn her loose next year, but coming out here to visit the colleges she is interested in at least reassured me she is going to be going to school in a beautiful area. And I know I will always have a great place to stay with wonderful hosts when I come out to visit her. Thank heaven for GPS on cell phones. Thanks so much for everything.”
Michael and Leslie from Kenniwick, Washington
"Thank you so much, your home was truely amazing and we can not wait to come next year.
Yes, we found the mice, mission accomplished. This place makes my heart glow. I'll be back every anniversary and in the winter. Thanks again."
Congratulation Leslie and Michael, you found all seven mice.
Breagor and Lauren from Ogden, Utah
"Thank you for letting us use the grounds for our wedding ceremony, dinner and honeymoon. You helped us make our dream wedding come true. Thanks for the help"
BeBe and Noland from Vancouver, Washington
"Thank you all for the cabin of peace and quiet. Stewart has helped with keeping my brother busy and my grandma some time to teach Stewart tricks. Also, went on the mice hunt and we included the little statues ones. It's safe to say that we will definitly be back next year.
Carmine and Patti from Esperauce, New York
"What a great place. Amazing. Loved everything about the cabin. We were able to finish the puzzles but only could find six mice. Next time we well find you."
Mitch and Karen from Lebanon, Oregon
"Simply put this was the best. I kept telling Karen how perfect this place was/is. We keep a pretty crazy schedule in our normal life and your little cabin in the big woods was a perfect getaway for us. Our 28th anniversary was perfect. Thank you for helping create such memorable day for us. We will be back. Six of seven mice. Rats!”
"Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful blessing of a cabin. Such a delightful place and so very hospitable. Loved the ambience of this little home decorated to a “T” and perfectly homey. Wish we could stay longer, but looking forward to coming back. The mice game was icing on the cake and I felt like we were in a fairy tale cabin where the three bears live.”
Matt and Jill from Gresham, Oregon
"Thank you for the wonderful cabin. We both loved the relaxing atmosphere. After a long day at our wedding this was a great stop. Mt. Hood was amazing and after hiking, the hot tub was amazing. We solved all the puzzles but two and completed both scramble squares. We did not find all of the mice, but that is okay because now we have a great excuse to come back."
Eva and Jared, Lora and Doug from Portland, Oregon
"Thank you for the cabin stay. We are all impressed with all the ammentities and charm. We did find all seven mice. The boys solved some of the other metal puzzles in the living room. This is a great area to keep busy and was very relaxing. I think it is safe to say that we will all be back to stay again one day."
Congratulations, you found all seven mice. It was close but they found them.
Terry and Elizabeth from Portland, Oregon
"We awakened to a perfect summer morning. such a wonderful and peaceful cabin in the woods, and so much to see and enjoy. Our stay was altogether too short. Thank you for your generous hospitality."
Cheryl and Doug from Freeburg, Illinois
“Alder Creek Cabin is an invitation to rest and play. Everywhere the eye turns there is something to delight. We toured far less than we planned, preferring the sound of the river, the cool gardens and the beauty of the cabin. We enjoyed the hunt for the mice. We found six and tried to get Stuart to reveal the location of the seventh but he was silent on the subject. Thank you Coni and Terry for the perfect second honeymoon setting.”
Lorraine, Teri and Robin from Oregon, Washington and Montana
"Another wonderful weekend at Alder Creek Cabin. We solved the mouse game last year and this year Lorraine solved The Victorian Houses Puzzle. We'll have to stay here again next year to solve the Frog Puzzle."
Maureen and Kathleen from Braintree, Massachusetts
“Wow!! The cabin is like a fairy tale or a scene in a movie. The fire was awesome and the hot tub divine. We really don’t want to leave but places to see and things to do. Mice to be confirmed of course. It’s too romantic for two chicks on the road, hopefully next time we’ll bring our men.”
Kent and Jeannette from Vancouver, Washington
"Thank you! It was perfect. Stuart was a welcome playmate. Until next time."
Garry, Gill, Jo and Andy from England
"Thanks for such a great stay. My wife, brother, sister in-law and I really enjoyed the tranquility and senxe of peace. The hot tub was great and used often and the girls both want one when we get home. Thanks to Coni for all the help and advice, you really know how to look after people. The weather was lovely and we had magnificent views of the mountain. For 4 people form England this was an unforgetable experience."
Heather and Stephen from Bremerton, Washington
Marcell and Phyllis from Portland, Oregon
“Had a wonderful time again Thank you so much for this wonderful get away."
Kymberly and Jason from Kelso, Washington
“Thank you for sharing your lovely cabin with us for our 10 year anniversary. The cabin was very cozy and nicely decorated with all the amenities of home. Just what we needed for a nice weekend away from the real world. There was plenty to do in the cabin to keep us entertained, not to mention the relaxing hot tub. We will definitely be back again and I think we found all 7 mice but not sure.”
You found six, one to go.
Camas and Andrew from Portland, Oregon
“This was exactly what we needed. Thank you for everything. We’re better for it all. Alas we thought we found 7 mice but Coni informed us we only found 4. So many puzzles so little time. Thanks again for sharing this amazing place with us.”
Kim and Ryan from Portland, Oregon
“What an amazing cabin. A much needed vacation and the best place to be for a birthday. Thank you for creating such a wonderful space. We loved sitting in the hot tub after skiing and sledding. We enjoyed the fire place and the games were great and having coffee with your adorable Scottie Dogs was the best. Alas we only found 6 mice but I would like to spend my next birthday here. Look forward to finding the 7th next year. We stand corrected, we only found 5!!! 2 left to find next year.”
Steve and Jessica from Vancouver, Washington
"Thank you for a wonderful time. This cabin is beautiful. So thankful for the snow."
Stevi and Mitch from Beaverton, Oregon
“Thank you so much for the beautiful cabin. It was such a wonderful surprise. It made for a very special and memorable Valentine’s Day.”
Rebecca, Andrew, Ashley, and Ethan from Portland, Oregon
What a lovely haven you have here. It was perfection. I really look forward to coming back here in the summer to enjoy the beaufiful grounds , the firepit and grill. Thank you for having us.
Kim and Steve from Portland, Oregon
"Thank you for the fabulous cabin and expeience. I wish we had more time but a mid-week respit was still fantastic. P.S. I was able to complete the scramble squares (Victorian Homes)."
Picture furnished by Kim and Steve.
Kelly from Portland, Oregon
"Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay at your cabin. It's a perfect cabin area and I wouldn't want anything more. I most definitely found what I was looking for."
Laura and Alexa from Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington
“Wow. This place was even better that we imagined. A great Place to celebrate my girlfriends successful thesis defense and to rejuvenate before heading back into the world after a holiday. It was just the right amount of time and space to feel rested. Thank you to our hosts for taking care of us and sharing their wonderful cabin. The Scotties and hot tub were added bonuses which brightened our days and we look forward to coming back in the future.”
Jordan and Jimmy from Astoria, Oregon
Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality. From the moment we arrived we felt at home. Everything here was to the tee, we couldn't have asked for more. We watched movies, played games, went hiking and snow tubing and then came back to the hot tub and cooked a meal here. We are sad to leave and also puzzled on the mice. A few logs back, someone suggested hints for next time - we agree. This was our first time here and Coni was so helpful with giving us ideas for things to do around here, whether it be good hiking trails or just a great place to grab a bite to eat. We will be back!
Ron and Chong from Mililani, Hawaii
"We enjoyed our stay in the cabin very much. Everything met our expectations. We had a great time hiking the trails and exploring the Mt. Hood area. It was a wonderful chang of pace from Hawaii. Thank you rou your hospitality.
Tim and Tara from Portland, Oregon
"We came to Hidden Woods at Aldercreek to escape and go "off the grid" for two days and we could not have
picked a better place. This cabin is what everyone must envision when they think of getting a place in the woods.
Everthing was fantastic, although we only found six mice and two bunnies."
Jim and Kim from Keizer, Oregon
"What a wonderful place to spend our 29th Anniversary. The grounds and cabin are just amazing.
So relaxing and enjoyable. Peaceful and a nice get away from it all. Each day it seems like we would
discover something different in the cabin. Our last night Jim just discovered the Peeing Scottie.
Haven't found all 7 mice as of yet so we will have to try within our next few hours a little harder before we leave."
Cindi and Bob from Portland, Oregon
"For those of you seeking an escape from the hectic pace of today"s
everyday world, look no further than this endlessly charming log cabin.
My husband an I have just returned from four simply perfect days of bliss,
tucked up in a snug and homey log cabin that harkens back to a simpler time. "
Matt, Lisa, and Greg from Orange N.S.W. Australia
A very long way from home and so delighted with such a wonderful cottage in the woods. Just like a fairytale. Matt and I leaving early so relying on Greg to find the elusive 7th mouse. Everything we could need here and definitely planning a return visit. We will share our discovery of this little piece of heaven with all our Aussie Friends and Family. Thanks again.
Chuck and Emily from Portland, Oregon
Only an hour from home but such a relaxing retreat from the real world. We were hoping for a weekend of skiing and snowshoeing but four ourselves in a rainstorm, even up at Timberline. No matter, it made the cozy atmosphere of the cabin that much more inviting and relaxing. I can’t remember the last time I felt so calm after a weekend. Thank you for making us feel at home and for working hard to maintain this place. We loved it.
Brian and lana from Leominster, Massachusetts
Enjoyed my 45th birthday here with friends. Great relaxing place. Loved the hot tub after a full day of hiking. Roaring fire at night and pleasant sleep. Definitely an amazing place that gave me wonderful memories of the west coast.