Carpenter's Guest House

Carpenter's Guest House

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5.0
#2 of 2 B&Bs in Vernonia
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
5.0
Value
4.7
Carpenter's Guest House is located in the beautiful historic town of Vernonia, Oregon. The guest house offers private rooms, hot showers, satellite TV, internet, air conditioned rooms, and storage for your motorcycle or bicycle. If you're looking for a clean and quiet place to stay on your way to the coast, or if Vernonia is your getaway destination, we look forward to serving you as your host.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Air conditioning
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Family rooms
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487 Arkansas Ave, Vernonia, OR 97064-1309
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Car recommended
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Snoqualmiegirl wrote a review Aug 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were thrilled to find such a perfect spot for our overnight stay in Vernonia. The room was beautiful, clean and comfortable. Julie, the host, was friendly, accommodating but not intrusive. We look forward to staying again on our next trip through.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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grmt wrote a review Nov 2016
Northwest
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 3 nights at the end of October. This B&B is very near the Vernonia end of the rails to trails bike route that extends 21 miles to Banks, a very pleasant ride. Also within a reasonable driving distance is the State Park at Saddle Mtn, a very prominent peak and interesting hike. Seaview, on the Oregon coast, is about an hour's drive away. We stayed in the lower level apartment, which was very comfortable and clean and offered kitchen facilities, very helpful in Vernonia which doesn't offer much by way of good restaurants. Anyone looking for a luxury B&B should look elsewhere (probably not to be found in Vernonia) but for a quiet comfortable place, with a good breakfast provided, this is a good choice.
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Date of stay: October 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Don't be put off by the basement location of the Sawmill room. It is very comfortable and...
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pbengtsson wrote a review Nov 2018
Oakland, CA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Second time staying at this lovely house with great hosts. Everything we needed with so many great decorative touches - really made us feel at home. And breakfast was awesome. We'll be staying again next time we're anywhere in the area. Thanks Julie!
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Markalanprior wrote a review Oct 2018
San Francisco, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My toddler son and I stayed at this inn during an overnight adventures on the Banks-Vernonia trail. The house is located a quick walk from downtown, where there are a few restaurants/bars. Our room was very modern, with wood floors, ensuite bathroom, and a fun theme/decorating. They have room for four guest parties, but it felt like we were the only ones, even on a busy night.

Best of all our hosts were super kind at all times: playing with my son, cooking a gourmet breakfast, and even helping get us back to town when a rainstorm hit.

I generally don't like small town B&B's, but I strongly recommend this one, especially if you are biking/running the trail.
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Date of stay: October 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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TrvlTheWorld2 wrote a review Jul 2018
Vancouver, Washington
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved most everything about this place. We had the downstairs room (600 sq ft) that included a full kitchen, a room with two recliners, tv and a daybed/trundle bed and a bedroom. We also had a private entrance which was nice.

Plenty of towels, hot water with good pressure. Kitchen had all you needed for the stay including a small dining table. The only two things that kept me from giving it a 5 was the mattress cover that sounded/felt somewhat plastic-like and made me sweat. I had to put down a towel so I could sleep. Also, if you are a light sleeper, there was a lot of floor squeaks from upstairs right above the bed that kept waking me up. Didn't bother my hubby at all. (Lucky guy!)

Julie was kind enough to let us park our vehicle before check in in the driveway and ride our bikes from there. Breakfast was amazing and worth the money. Julie is a sweetie to work with and I'd stay again for sure. Can't go wrong here.
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Date of stay: June 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Excursion813696, Manager at Carpenter's Guest House
Responded Sep 24, 2018
I am so sorry about the mattress cover, I have replaced them to be better fitting. If I would have known I would have come down and fixed that for you. As far as the squeaky floors, now that we are aware that that can bother some people we try to be in bed by 10. We hope you will give us another chance to give you a five star stay.
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Sam B wrote a review Feb 2018
Birmingham, Alabama
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Owner was a pleasure to work with, very accommodating and nice. We stayed in "The Bees Nees" room. Everything we needed for a 3 night stay. Nice little common area with a keurig and snacks and fridge. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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L E wrote a review May 2016
Bend, Oregon
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed three nights at the Carpenter's House recently with another couple as part of our trip to the area to ride bicycles on the Banks-Vernonia Bike Trail. We were in an upstairs room (Dovetail), and our friends were in the large unit downstairs (Sawtooth room). The host family is extremely welcoming and accommodating. The rooms had everything we needed for the trip -- the extra sitting room space and kitchen area in the Sawtooth room made it particularly easy to move our post-bike gathering time inside when the weather proved to be a bit cool for sitting outside the first two nights. Everything was super clean and the bath towels were plentiful and fluffy.

And the FOOD: Julie delivered completely different and delicious breakfasts each morning -- and even helped us turn the last morning into a birthday celebration for one of the members of the group. Can't say enough good things about the quality and thoughtfulness of Julie's preparation. And not just the breakfasts -- beautiful setting for wine/hors d'oeuvres outside on the back deck. We all enjoyed our stay (and a chance to hang out with the family dog and two cats outside as well -- hard to beat a glass of wine in one hand, a snack in the other and a purring cat in my lap!)
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Date of stay: May 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you don't like or can't physically handle stairs, make sure to reserve the downstairs...
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Timzorrr wrote a review Apr 2016
Edmonds, Washington
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything about the Carpenter's Guest House will make you feel comfortable and at home.
Julie is a great host and the house is very nice and homey.
We have stayed in the Birdseye room 4 times or so. It is an awesome room and very quiet. It on the top floor and is sort of like being in a tree house :)
Outside of the room are complimentary snacks and drinks.
The location is also great because it is centrally located between the lake, the Museum and the Town of Vernonia.
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Date of stay: April 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The rooms upstairs, have their own entrance and are very quiet.
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Christoph Schnyder wrote a review Apr 2016
Rotkreuz, Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This very nice located B&B was a real pleasure to stay. It's within walking distance from the Lake of Vernonia, which is also a must to visit.
I was lucky to get the "Aviator's Suite", a very clean room which features everything you need for a comfortable stay. Cable-TV, WiFi, an own bathroom and shower, A/C, a cosy bed, drawers and a little desk. The room is very nicely stuffed too.
The host family is very kind and helpful and they will make you feel "at home" right from the first minute. Ask Julie for soft bolied eggs for breakfast. They are simply perfect.
Last but not least, every time I pulled over in the parking lot, I was personally welcomed either by their sweet little dog, the lovely cats, or by all of them together. That made my homecomings even more enjoyable.
There is truly no better place to stay in Vernonia than this B&B.
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Date of stay: April 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: ask for room #2
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Gregg5274 wrote a review Oct 2015
Vernonia, Oregon
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
spent some time on vacation here. this place was within walking distance of everywhere I wanted to go. the apartment was much larger then I expected and priced was more then reasonable. Very quaint, clean, quiet and peaceful. the whole experience was so refreshing. I plan to vacation here every year.
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Date of stay: October 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: the sawtooth room is perfect for a vacation rental with room for a family of 4 and priced better...
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grmt wrote a tip Nov 2016
Northwest14 contributions19 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't be put off by the basement location of the Sawmill room. It is very comfortable and very roomy"
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L E wrote a tip May 2016
Bend, Oregon20 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you don't like or can't physically handle stairs, make sure to reserve the downstairs unit."
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Timzorrr wrote a tip Apr 2016
Edmonds, Washington1,605 contribution1,664 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms upstairs, have their own entrance and are very quiet."
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Christoph Schnyder wrote a tip Apr 2016
Rotkreuz, Switzerland41 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"ask for room #2"
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Gregg5274 wrote a tip Oct 2015
Vernonia, Oregon9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"the sawtooth room is perfect for a vacation rental with room for a family of 4 and priced better then anything else around."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carpenter's Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Carpenter's Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Banks-Vernonia State Trail (0.1 miles), Fishhawk eCyclery (0.6 miles), and Cedar Side Inn (0.6 miles).
What are some restaurants close to Carpenter's Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue House cafe, The Black Iron Grill, and Islands Grill.
Is Carpenter's Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Vernonia.
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