Hello, I’m Claire. I came from San Francisco, my home town, to windsurf about 30 years ago.  I fell in love with the Gorge. I have had a home here ever since!  My family lived here over the Summers and Holidays and Hood River was as much home as the Bay Area.  Now, kids grown and graduated from college, we all have made our way back to the Gorge, full time!  I’ve been fortunate to have owned and renovated a few great places here over the years, rented them to wonderful residents, vacationers and new friends as my business, On The Hood, Inc. grew and evolved into The Griffin House LLC and the Rectory Flats LLC.

In time, homes have come and gone with ONE exception ~ The Griffin House!  In its most spectacular location, this treasured spot captured my heart permanently.  It will always be a family and friends’ retreat, now shared with new friends, clients, artists and musicians!

Weddings, Meetings, Concerts, Retreats are my delight, along with personal events hosted here.  We love live music at The Griffin House Sunday Sessions!  See the concerts page, subscribe to our page to receive invitations to The Griffin House concerts, intimate musical sessions with artists from around the world ~  local wine tasting ~ supporting the HRVHS Music Department in 2018.

Join us as we grow and host more events! Host your Wedding, Special Celebration ~ birthdays, anniversaries, memorials ~ Family Reunions ~ Retreats ~ Corporate Meetings ~ at our spectacular location! We are near some great lodging, which makes us the perfect choice ~ walk over from the Vagabond Lodge, The Columbia Gorge Hotel or the Columbia Cliff Villas!