Rental Policies


Vacation Rental Policies

These policies were created to meet the needs of both vacationing guests and Skamania Coves’ owners. Thank you for taking the time to read, respect, and understand our policies. We take great pride in providing you with clean, comfortable, well-maintained homes, and beautifully landscaped property and RV spaces.

Family owned and privately operated, Skamania Coves offers a unique and special place to relax, unwind, and enjoy nature, wildlife, the Columbia River, and its surrounding areas. We are a self-regulated and self-check-in facility. We do not have an office, office manager, or office hours. Our Property Manager lives on-site and is available to help when needed. Please communicate via email at info@skamaniacoves.com or leave a message at (509)427-4900.

Liability: Your reservation is your agreement that The Resort at Skamania Coves is free and harmless from any liability for any claims, loss, damage, or expenses arising by reason of any injury, death, or property damage sustained by any person including yourself, your family, friends, or pets where such injury, death, or property damage is caused by negligent or an intentional act. Refer to the Terms & Conditions document found on our Skamania Coves' website for more information.

Reservation and Payments: Upon reservation, a deposit equal to one night's stay will automatically be charged to your credit card. Thirty (30) days prior to arrival, the remaining balance will be charged to the account. Remaining balance will include: tax and lodging fees, additional nights reserved, non-refundable cleaning deposit, pet deposit when applicable, plus a refundable security deposit if three or more houses are rented. Credit card numbers are kept on file until two weeks after check-out – any loss or damage done to the houses or property could potentially be added.

Age Requirement: All reservations MUST be made by guests 25 years of age or older.

Check In/Out: Check-in is 4:00pm. Check-out is 11:00am. Prior approval needed for early check-in and/or late check-out. A potential $10/hour/house may be charged. When checking out: set floor heat to 60 degrees, turn baseboard or wall heat off, load/run dishwasher, strip only sheets of beds, turn off inside and outside lights, remove and dispense trash in dumpster, close windows, lock doors.

Tax: Tax charges for Hotels, Vacation Rentals and RV Parks are 9.7% in Skamania County and will be charged to reservation 30 days prior to arrival.

Cleaning Fee: A non-refundable cleaning fee will be charged to each reservation 30 days prior to arrival. Fee varies per home. An additional fee will be charged if extra cleaning is necessary.

Refundable Security Deposit: When a group rents three or more houses together, a $250.00 refundable security deposit will be charged for each house 30 days prior to arrival. If rented homes and property are deemed in decent shape, refund will be made within five days of check-out. If loss or damage is found, security deposit will be kept.

Pets: A non-refundable pet deposit of $70.00 ($100 for two dogs) will be charged to your account for reservations of our pet friendly houses: Riverhouse and High House. A $250 fee will be charged for damage to furniture, scratched walls and doors, digging, and accidents (to name a few). No dogs allowed in hot tubs. Monitor barking. No leaving dogs unattended. Dogs must be always on leash (swimming in river is acceptable). Clean up after your dog and dispense in dumpster. RV pets must always be tied up.

Young Children: Please be extra diligent with your children around the railroad tracks, highway, river swimming, and the rope swing. Keep them off the rocks and out of the woods where poison oak dominates, and vegetation is vulnerable. If you have a child who still wets the bed, please come prepared with a waterproof pad. If there is an accident, please let us know so we can take extra care in cleaning and sanitizing for the next guest.

Maximum Occupancy/Pets: 
Bluff House: max 6 guests, no pets
Beacon Rock Condo: max 6, no pets
Sternwheeler Condo: max 6, no pets
Overlook House: max 6, no pets
Treehouse: max 2, no pets, no children under the age of 12
High House: max 6, pet allowed
Riverhouse: max 4, pet allowed
(The Garden Shed can be rented along with the Riverhouse for an additional fee): sleeps 2
RV Park: no additional tents can be mounted, pets allowed on leash

Amenities: Homes are fully stocked with extra linens, bath and beach towels, kitchen cooking supplies, dishes and glassware, variety of spices and cooking oil, outside gas grill, games, books, TV, Internet, and more. Treehouse does not have a kitchen, TV, or internet.

Codes for Security Gates and Houses: Thirty (30) days prior to your arrival, an email will be sent with necessary codes for the houses and security gates (when applicable). These numbers are NOT to be shared with anyone outside of your group.

Starlink Internet: Internet access is available for all houses and RV Park, except the Treehouse. Password will be shared in final reservation email.

Smoking: NO Smoking allowed in any of our houses or the surrounding property. Exception is within rented RV Space. Violation of this will result in a $250 fine.

Repairs and Damages: Please inform us immediately, email info@skamaniacoves.com or call (509)427-4900, if an item is damaged, an appliance malfunctions, if you notice something wrong outside the home or along our property. We will do our best to respond, repair or replace items in a timely manner. There may be a replacement charge for damages occurred.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made thirty (30) days prior to arrival date will be offered a full deposit refund, minus a $50 cancellation fee. NO refunds are given if reservation is cancelled within the 30 days. Exception: if we can re-rent the house for the dates confirmed to you, a total refund (less the $50.00 cancellation fee) will be returned. We recommend choosing an alternative reservation date as opposed to cancelling – there is a $50 transfer fee to reassign the reservation. There are NO refunds for early departure.

Train Tracks: Use EXTREME caution when crossing the railroad tracks. Always have pets on leashes and hold children’s hand when crossing. Only Riverhouse guest vehicles are allowed through the lower security gate. Do NOT play on or around the tracks. Do NOT attempt to climb through train cars if train is stopped on tracks! Guests will be asked to leave the property immediately, with no refund, if respect for these restrictions are not followed.

River: Access to the River and the three Coves is a short walk down the driveway and across the railroad (use caution when crossing). There is no lifeguard, swim at your own risk. Be respectful of other guests, no loud music, partying, unsupervised children, or pets. Please care for the land, pick up all trash. Do not climb the cliffs, there is poison oak, sensitive vegetation, and fragile rock formations.

Coves Access: Due to railroad regulations, no cars, except Riverhouse guests, are allowed beyond the second security gate. A walk down to the river offers beautiful scenery and waterfront fun. There is no lifeguard on duty, so swim at your own risk. The three Coves are open to all Skamania Coves guests. The Riverhouse Cove is private and for Riverhouse guests only.

Firepits: Due to the extreme risk of wildfires, open flame fires (wood or propane) can only be used with permission. Fires are never allowed during summer months. Gas BBQs are alright.

Overflow Parking: Two cars per house are allowed. One car for each RV space. Additional cars must use our overflow parking area found at the entrance to the property along the fence line.

Noise Control: Quiet hours are between 9:00 pm through to 8:00 am. No generators. No loud music.

Weddings/Events/Parties: Skamania Coves is not an event venue. Weddings, receptions, events, reunions, retreats, or parties inviting non-registered guests are prohibited.

Final Note: We reserve the right to refuse the business of any guest, and may ask for immediate removal of said guest, if Vacation Rental Policies are not abided by.