I would have never expected that my weekend away was going to have so much hidden pleasures. I went to the Seven Oaks Bed & Breakfast for my fifth anniversary and thought it was going to just be a nice trip away. When we arrived we came to a stop in a quant peaceful hidden serenity. Then upon our entrance we were greeted by Greg, the sweetest caring man who just carries a kind presence without even trying. When we came in Greg already knew our names and had our room ready for us even though we had shown up two hours early. He asked us if we knew the area and had and ideas of what our weekend would hold. Then told us of the most amazing sushi in town and other things we could enjoy while we were there. Another great thing is that you would never know is that there is a whole city just a few miles away with everything anyone would want to do. Once in our room he showed us were our things were. This B&B has such amazing detail you feel like they knew what you wanted before you ever showed up. We unpacked and went to the patio for a nice calm from a long trip in the hot tub where my husband and I gazed at the scenery. There was an amazing landscaping with a porch swing and it was so quiet you could actually hear your own thoughts, something you can't do in the city. They have a very unique library with many different things to choose from, if you decide to read a book and an amazing meditation room if you decide you want to enjoy a comfy couch candles and a book. We went to dinner and a movie and when we returned we were delighted to find a single rose with baby’s breath and a homemade heart shaped fudge with a pinch of powdered sugar sprinkled over the top. I have never been to any place that would ever spend this much time making a sweet treat for your special day. It was the most amazing I sweet ever had tasted. Then it was off to bed. Oh the beds are something that words can never describe the best way to say it is breathless. You feel like the Queen. It’s a comfort that you can't even get in your own bed. All your stress, tension and worries melt away into the amazing trillion thread sheet count, and the warmth of the heavy down that lays over your body. You will never have a better nights rest no matter how long and far you travel to find one. My one regret for my stay was I didn't get to enjoy the amazing smelling breakfast that was cooking when I woke up. The smell was so wonderful you could almost taste it in the air, I had a wisdom tooth coming in so I had to decline breakfast but Greg being the most amazing hearted kind man I've ever met still offered to make me something and I could have it when I was feeling better. I know this review sounds like a fairytale but it truly is. I could never express the right words to describe how truly amazing of an experience you will have staying at Seven Oaks B&B. It is a time to remember you will have to have on your own. I didn’t get the pleasure of meeting Greg’s wife Linda she was caring for ill family. But I must say it’s like I knew her just by being there. Linda must be an amazing woman who takes pride in all she does and must have spent a lifetime working on making this retreat of serenity. Everything there is the finest you can find without making it an uptight or expensive stay. Greg and Linda are two of the warmest hearted friendly people that anyone could find they are there to bring comfort to in any way they can. They open their home to people and for your stay, make it feel like it's your own. They are not all in your way but there for you if you need anything. If you’re looking for a peaceful serenity and want to slow down and take in the true beauties of life this is hands down the place to go. Thank you Greg & Linda I will be back every February and more because you created a small slice of Heaven from your hearts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seven Oaks Bed and Breakfast is a classic Craftsman farmhouse located in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. Seven Oaks offers two elegant and relaxing bedrooms (additional rooms are also available) plus a separate cottage with a small kitchen, all with gorgeous views of Mount Hood. We serve satisfying, healthy breakfasts featuring eggs from our own chickens and local and organic ingredients. Less than 5 minutes from downtown Hood River and in the heart of outdoor recreational Nirvana. A wholesome retreat...in every sense. ... more less