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For Sale at $895,000

A Rare Gem Awaits. Explore the possibility of owning a piece of tranquility as our cherished country setting bed & breakfast becomes available for sale, offering a chance to make dreams of hosting and hospitality your reality.

Rare opportunity to own a piece of Vernonia’s history!

This extraordinary property redefines modern living, offering an enchanting blend of history and income potential. With 3 splendid bedrooms, each boasting its own private bathroom, your luxurious retreat awaits. Additionally, a stylish 1-bedroom apartment featuring a convenient kitchenette and separate entrance promises extra income or multigenerational living. A portion of this home is currently being used as a charming Bed & Breakfast called The Carpenter’s House, unleash your entrepreneurial spirit with a turnkey operation that includes furnishings, a captivating website, booking information & more! Be sure to ask for more of the business details.

The generous corner lot offers an outdoor oasis that is the perfect spot for hosting summer barbecues, sipping a cup of coffee in the morning sun, or melting the day’s stress away under the stars in the 8-person hot tub. The previous owners restored this treasure in around 2006/2007 updating the plumbing & electrical. A newer roof & a trusty generator stands ready to serve. The home also includes a security system, including outdoor cameras. new gas fireplace insert, ample parking, RV parking w/Hookup, cherry trees, grapes, & so much more! Just minutes away from downtown Vernonia & serene hiking trails, this home is a must see! Book your tour today!

  • Home Information

    This property boasts 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms within its 3252-square-foot expanse, complemented by a 2-car detached garage on .39 of an acre. Operating as an income-generating Bed & Breakfast, it also features a separate 1-bedroom apartment with its own entrance. The upper floor offers 3 bedrooms with bathrooms and a separate entrance, harking back to its 1924 origins as the Lumber Mill Manager’s residence and making it a part of Vernonia’s historical tour stops.

    Enhancing security, an installed system with outdoor cameras and the convenience of natural gas services, including a Generac generator only 12 years old, add modern comfort. Recent upgrades include a replaced back deck (2020) and a new metal roof (2020), while original Hemlock wood floors preserve the home’s character. Notably, gas appliances, a furnace, and a fireplace insert are present, alongside the convenience of a gas dryer and oven. The property boasts both electric and gas water heaters.

    Expertly remodeled for its role as a bed and breakfast in 2011, the residence offers a hot tub accommodating 8, abundant parking, flourishing cherry trees, and grape vines. Just minutes away from Downtown Vernonia, this property harmonizes historical allure with modern amenities.

    • 6 bedrooms
    • 6 bathrooms
    • 3252 Square Feet
    • 2 car detached garage
    • .39 of an acre
    • Income generating Bed & Breakfast
    • 1-bedroom apt. w/ separate entrance
    • 3-bedrooms w/ bathrooms upstairs W/ separate entrance
    • Built in 1924 for the Lumber Mill Manager
    • One of Vernonia’s history tour stops
    • Security system installed w/ outdoor cameras
    • Natural gas Generac generator 12 y/o
    • Back deck replaced in 2020
    • New metal roof in 2020
    • Gas dryer, oven, stove, furnace
    • Original Hemlock wood floors
    • RV hookup for electrical
    • New gas fireplace insert
    • 1 Electric Water Heater
    • 1 Gas Water Heater
    • Remodeled for bed and breakfast in 2011
    • Hot Tub with room for 8
    • Ample parking
    • Cherry trees
    • Grapes
    • Minutes from Downtown Vernonia
  • Business Information

    Boasting an impressive 5-star rating on both TripAdvisor and Yelp, our establishment experiences high demand, with reservations consistently booked from March through the end of October. The popularity is evident as we’re compelled to decline several reservations each week. The income potential during this period is substantial, reaching $2415 per week for the upstairs accommodations (comprising 3 rooms at the current rate of $115 per night) and an additional $1050 per week for the downstairs apartment ($150 per night), culminating in a total earning potential of $3465 per week. Notably, we also accept reservations for Thanksgiving week and Christmas break.

    Upon purchasing, the buyer has the opportunity to seamlessly assume the current reservations. The listing price encompasses the website, email, and branding. Moreover, the property possesses an annual lodging license for Columbia County valued at $300, an annual food and beverage license also priced at $300, and a local business license costing $60 annually. Importantly, there are no local motel or hospitality taxes, allowing us to retain the full nightly rate.

    Our dedicated and trained staff is readily available for the transition, with current wages set at $16 to $20 per hour for employees responsible for room cleaning (two employees per room, requiring approximately 45 minutes per room). Included in the listing price are all essential supplies, equipment, and an ample overstock of necessities, ensuring seamless room turnovers without delays associated with laundry.

    The bed & breakfast rooms are thoughtfully fully furnished, providing guests with a complete experience, while the main-level living quarters are offered unfurnished. Although events like weddings and business meetings aren’t currently hosted, we’ve received requests for such occasions. Having operated under our ownership for a decade, with a history tracing back to the “The Old Mill House” owners, The Carpenter’s Guest House boasts a solid foundation of reservations since our initial purchase.

    Security measures include an installed system, and while the need for active service hasn’t arisen, outdoor cameras, including infrared capability, have been set up, though not yet connected to monitors.

    • 5-star rating on trip advisor and yelp
    • Reservations are usually full march thru end of October. (we turn down several each week)
    • Potential income march thru Oct is $2415 a week upstairs (3 rooms at current rate $115 per night) plus $1050 a week for downstairs apartment ($150 per night) total earning potential = $3465 per week. We also take reservations during thanksgiving week and Christmas break
    • Buyer can take over current reservations upon closing
    • Listing price includes website, email and branding
    • Annual lodging license for Columbia county $300
    • Annual food and beverage license $300
    • Local business license $60 annual
    • No local motel or hospitality taxes we keep 100% of nightly rate
    • Current staff is trained and available for new ownership our current rate for employees is $16 and $20 per hour (two employees for cleaning rooms. Takes about 45 min per room)
    • Listing price includes all supplies, equipment, overstock of everything needed for flipping rooms without having to wait for laundry
    • All b & b rooms come fully furnished (mail level living quarters will be unfurnished)
    • We currently do not host events such as weddings, business meetings, etc. but have received requests for them
    • The carpenters guest house has been operating for 10 years under current ownership and a few years prior to us under “the old mill house” owners, so we had all the reservations we were willing to accept from day one of our purchase
    • Security system installed but we havn’t needed the service. Outside cameras including infrared installed but not hooked up to monitors.