13937F State Hwy 17, Bridgeport WA 98813 (509) 733-0110 9 AM – 4 PM Monday - Saturday dhenderson@ncidata.com


Located in the middle of an apple orchard on the sandy banks of the Columbia River with 1000 feet of waterfront. River Haven is tranquil and quiet. The home is shared with the owners common spaces and the bathroom is shared by all guests. The property is full of wildlife. Deer, birds and eagles cruise the grounds regularly. River Haven has a private beach with a gradual slope where kids can play safely. The quiet beach is open to volleyball, sandcastles and boats. The only thing you hear are the waves and the birds.*

  • Salt Water Spa
    Wi-Fi Available
    Class 11 Liquor License
    Accommodations for infants and young children.
  • 5 minute drive to Gamble Sands Golf Course.
    45 minute drive to Chelan
    30 minute drive to Alta Lake.
  • Hosted River Excursions.
    Public boat launches nearby in Brewster and Bridgeport
    King and Sockeye Salmon run in front of the home and property
    (when in season).
  • Breakfast is provided, dinners by prearrangement.
    Offering Venison, Elk, Salmon and Halibut fresh from the Pacific.
    We enjoy preparing a delcious meal from your daily catch.
  • Finish your meal from an assortment of handcrafted desserts...
    Apple Pie to Choclate Cake.
    Food allergies can be addressed.

*Property is surrounded by an actively farmed orchard. Farming activities occur during some parts of the year. During these periods you may get to see tractor operations early in the morning and crop drying methods during cherry season using a helicopter after it rains.

Nearby Attractions

Situated off Highway 17, River Haven's one half mile driveway winds through apple and cherry orchards and is ideal for biking or long walks through the trees. Whether you enjoy golfing, fishing, hunting, hiking, boating, wine tasting, or just relaxing, River Haven is surrounded by many different recreational areas.

Gamble Sands Golf Course

Alta Lake

Chelan Valley Wine Tasting

Fort Okanogan

Chief Joseph Dam

Dry Falls State Park

About Us

For many years, the Henderson family would pack up their three girls and make the trek over the mountains from the Skagit Valley to visit their friends in Okanogan County. Their friends owned an apple orchard and the family enjoyed the beauty and pristineness of the area. Eventually the Hendersons would have to head back home, only to crest the pass and feel the tension and stress of returning to "the I-5 Corridor". One night over dinner they thought “Why are we doing this? Our family deserves better”. That’s when Diana and Mark said enough is enough.

The Hendersons began their quest to find a new home in Eastern Washington. Loving the outdoors, especially fishing, and decided to search for their dream home. Discovering an apple orchard on the Columbia River, they wrote the owners a letter. “We’re an All-American family, looking for a change, and wanting to raise our three daughters in Eastern Washington. If you’re ever interested in selling, give us a call”. The owners responded promptly stating they hadn't thought about selling until they received our letter. The orchard had been in their family for generations, but they were in their 60’s and wanted to retire. The Hendersons thought “ya know what, let’s sell everything. If it’s meant to happen, it’ll fall into place... and it became theirs that same year, 1990.

In 2015 after another 25 years as a nurse, helping to establish the surgery center in Omak and as a nursing instructor for Wenatchee Valley College, River Haven Bed & Breakfast was established.
River Haven Bed & Breakfast is the Henderson’s labor of love. Being avid fishermen, orchardists, gardeners and cooks, they now get to share their excellence in hosting with you. Local wild game, salmon or halibut may be on the menu by request. A warm, cozy stay with home-cooked meals; a quiet place to bring the family, a couple rounds of golf at Gamble Sands, wine tasting in the Chelan Valley or unchartered adventures out on the waters of the Columbia River. We welcome you~.

Diana and Mark enjoy time together in their motorhome, out on the boat, gardening and cooking, but they most cherish their time with family. They have two daughters in Alaska and one in Montana, along with six grandchildren who all remain close at heart. Mark works seasonally for the Department of Natural Resources and continues his service as a firefighter as he has for many years.

River Haven Bed and Breakfast
Contact Us


13937F State Hwy 17, Bridgeport, WA 98813

Office Hours:

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Monday - Saturday


(509) 733-0110