All are set up for cooking with pots and pans, dishes, silverware and gadgets. We make sure you have ground coffee to go with your coffee maker and provide all linen and towels. Decks have outdoor dining furniture. There is a roving barbeque available as needed. Our laundry cabin which we call Sudsy Pup has a washer/dryer for guest use and is full of any supplies that may be required. We do not provide housekeeping except if requested for long stays.
Throughout the cabins we have furniture with lots of family history and memories. There are quilts on the beds and nice touches about. Every cabin has strategically placed ceiling fans and all have air conditioning. We have tried to make them as comfortable as possible and to create little places that we would love to find if we were traveling. The resident dogs are Lily, Taffy, and Littlebit, and we have an assortment of cats, one in each color.
Named for Tyler Stillwater, where we love to sit and watch the river and the world go by. Mary Tyler homesteaded this property in 1891. She was a traveling nurse who rode horseback to visit her many patients around Josephine County. Two queen beds in one bedroom and an efficiency kitchen. The cabin has a large shady deck that looks down on the river. $105 a night for one or two people, $10.00 for each additional person up to four total.
Growing up, Kit and Dana had many ponies and horses but everyones' favorite was Mr. Chips, an onery little Shetland who wandered free around the ranch. In his later years (and he lived to be very, very old) he was affectionately known as Boney Pony. Shetland Cabin is a tribute to favorite ponies everywhere who raised children on their backs. One bedroom with two queen beds and an efficiency kitchen. The shady deck has a view of Buckhorn Mountain. $95.00 for one or two people, $10 for each additional person up to four total.
Built by Rick's grandfather, this two-bedroom house has a delightful garden complete with grape arbor. It has two bedrooms, one with a queen and one with two twin beds and there is a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. There is a full kitchen with a dishwasher and a summer classic: a screened porch. $145.00 a night for up to four people, $10.00 each additional up to six. Two night minimum.
CEDAR HOUSE A good family cabin, originally a barn, sometimes late at night you can still hear the horses snorting and stomping. One bedroom with a queen bed, daybed in the living room and a sleeping loft with two cot-sized beds. The efficiency kitchen has a two-burner cooktop, separate oven and a dishwasher. There is a washer/dryer in the sun room for your convenience. $145.00 per night for up to four people, $10.00 each additional person up to six total. Two-night minimum. THE MEADOW HOUSE
Rick’s great-grandfather built the Meadow House in 1932. As there was no electricity, he used a hammer and a handsaw. He hauled the rock and sand for the stone fireplace up from the river with an old white mule.
At normal water level, the house and barn sat some ninety feet above the river and seven hundred feet from it. During the 1964 flood, the barn was swept away, and Rick’s grandmother thought the house was next. It survived. Our children, Kit and Dana, grew up in this wonderful house with a rotating cast of dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rats, and even a pet possum or two.
We completely renovated the house in 2008 (using power saws and nail guns this time) and began offering it as a rental in 2009. Laura Bush was our first guest.
With five bedrooms and three full bathrooms, the Meadow House accommodates up to twelve guests. It rents for $450 per day with a two-day minimum. The large covered deck and expansive north patio make it a perfect place for gatherings of all types. Mules still graze in the pasture and, on warm days, the nut-like fragrance of the field grasses sweeps up through the meadow to fill the house with its summer scent.