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The Hilltop House

Posted on: April 28th, 2014 by Vicki No Comments
Welcome to the Hilltop House.  The Hilltop consists of several buildings in a cluster surrounded by 75 acres of forest. A picturesque apple orchard is to the west and the beauty of the valley and mountain ranges are to the east. What we have to offer:
  •  Sleeping House with 4 guest rooms and leisure space
  • Conference Room with fireplace & baby grand piano
  • Ulla’s Reception Pavilion with laminate flooring and parlor stove
  • Amazing stone patios with bistro tables and chairs
  • Wedding Site: Apple Orchard with gazebo and charming coffee house
  • Wedding Site:  Lovely wedding circle overlooking spectacular view of mountains and valleys
  • The “Viking Bar”.  This cute nook with refrigerator and freezer is perfect to serve your beverages.
  • The “Vasa Grill” is a covered, spacious area for preparing BBQ meals.  Charcoal BBQ’s, refrigerator and plenty of counter space is provided in this space.
  • Game Room with ping pong, billiards & foosball
  • “Pippi’s Playhouse” – Children’s playhouse
  • Children’s play structure
  • 3 Chalet style cabins (max 4 people)
  • Full hook-ups for RV’s
  • Outdoor Campfire Amphitheatre with stage and seating
  • Miles of hiking trails
  • Wireless Internet
The Hilltop House, as the name suggests, is a secluded cottage at the top of the hill overlooking the Yale Valley. Group sizes vary with the type of group event and the season.  Numbers tend to increase in the summer with RV’s, tents, and sleeping on a deck under the stars.
Hilltop in the rain

Lovely forest setting of the Hilltop House

Our Courtway Conference Room is ideal for large group celebrations, business meetings, anniversary parties, performances, weddings, family gatherings or just plain fun!  It is fully carpeted and has a amazing rock fireplace as a focal point.  The antique baby grand piano rounds off this impressive space.  The wrap-around deck overlooks the incredible view of the forest, valleys and mountains.
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Hilltop Conference Room with fireplace and baby grand piano

Guests enjoy Ulla’s Reception Pavilion, named after a very special cousin in Sweden. With laminate flooring it is perfect for dancing, meeting and celebrations of all kinds. The quaint parlor stove is a real conversation piece.  The many picture windows seem to bring the nature inside the room.  Everyone is captivated with the breathtaking view of the forest, apple orchard and mountaintops.
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Wedding in Ulla’s Pavilion at the Hilltop House

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Conference Room at the Hilltop House

Lodging
The Hilltop Sleeping House consists of a kitchen, 3 bathrooms, 4 guest rooms, leisure area and small dining room. There are 18 separate beds: 12 double beds and 6 single beds with a futon in the lounge. The beds are replicas of those found in Swedish cabins.  Many beds have curtains around them for privacy. There are 2 additional bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen in the conference room (adjacent to the sleeping house) as well.
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Upstairs of Sleeping House

Hilltop sitting area

Hilltop sitting area


A Swedish bed

Built in Swedish-style beds in the Sleeping House

Hilltop built in beds

Hilltop built in beds

The Hilltop site has 3 chalet style cabins on the 75 acre site.  Each has a kitchen, bathroom, living/dining area and a loft with 2 twins. The sofa in the cabin slides out and pops up to convert to a comfortable double bed. They provide privacy for a couple or a family while still being a part of the event. And plus, they are so darn cute!!!

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One of 3 cabins at the Hilltop House

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Kitchen in the cabin

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Living Area Sectional pops up to make a bed Very Comfortable!

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Dining area of Cabin

The Scandinavian design, spectacular view and the secluded location
make the Hilltop House a one-of-a-kind facility.

The Outdoor Setting
          The Hilltop House is truly a special location.  It is perched on 75 acres of natural beauty and wildlife. The view and the natural beauty surrounding the lodge enhances any celebration or event.  R.V. hook-ups are available and the acreage is perfect for campers in your group as well.   
          As a tribute to Sweden and their love for coffee, we constructed “Ella’s Coffee House” at the edge of the orchard. It is a place for groups to relax, sit back and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and YES, have some coffee if they wish! You bring the coffee and treats for an authentic Swedish Fika!  The charming gazebo offers another place of solitude or backdrop for a wedding couple. For the 100th anniversary of the apple orchard we planted some standard apple trees to re-establish and complete the orchard. We are trying to carry on the traditions of Sweden in our attention to detail and love for nature.
          The children’s play area, outdoor game area, Pippi’s Playhouse, and covered campfire amphitheatre are just a few of the activities we have on site.  With 75 acres of nature’s best, you can enjoy the network of hiking trails too.  Whether your group consists of adults, children or both, there really is something for everyone.   Those who like less strenuous activities may choose to settle in with a good book with the backdrop of that spectacular view.
View from the deck of Hilltop House

View from the deck of Hilltop House

Breakfast on the Patio

Breakfast on the Patio

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Gazebo at the Hilltop House

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View Wedding site at the Hilltop House

Bartender - Tryggve at Viking Grill at Hilltop

The Viking Bar – Our FAVORITE bartender, Trygve Blixt!

Please call or email Anderson Lodge to request a tour!

Hilltop House
12014 Lewis River Road
Ariel, WA  98603