Just one exit south from Sun River, this cabin is cozy and quiet, yet convenient to great fishing, kayaking (90 second walk to the Deschutes River), road biking and, oh right, 40 acres of forest just out the backdoor. It is a 20-25 minute drive to Bend, one exit south from Sun River and a great jumping off spot for numerous adventures or just a great place to lounge after mountain biking or skiing.
The cabin itself is simple, but cabin-elegant. There are two built-in beds and a loft for sleeping arrangements, a nice living room/dining area and a simple but stocked kitchen. It is an open space - which is has virtues and vices (virtue is that it is airy and feels spacious; vice that sharing with in-laws may be too much information and lacks privacy). There is not WiFi, as I use the cabin primarily as a writing retreat space, but there is a washer/drier and everything you need to cook up good meals and to live comfortably during your stay.
(Please note: Most of the reviews currently pertain to my place in Portland. I have two houses listed on AirBnB, and the site doesn't separate reviews. But, rest assured, I'm just as nice and generous about my Bend cabin as my Portland home.)
The house is straight forward. I don't have any rules, per se, but a few requests:
Foremost, just making sure that the house and woods don't burn down! In the summertime, if you do have a fire in the outdoor pit, please make sure it is fully contained and then fully extinguished. If you do smoke, please make sure that butts are contained in some sort of jar and even doused with water. The High Desert is beautiful in the summer, but tinderbox dry. In the winter, please make sure that the sofa isn't pushed against the base heater.
Otherwise, use the place as you would treat your mother's home.
We absolutely loved staying at Phil's cabin. Just wish we could have stayed more than one night! Everything is exactly how you see in the pictures. A warm, clean, chic cabin!
When we arrived it was dark and raining outside. The cabin was stocked with firewood and paper to start a fire. The cabin description is accurate, cozy! The floor print is generous for 2-4 people, but you can easily sleep 6. The built-ins are full size beds and there is a queen air mattress in the loft, which you get to by climbing a wooden built-in ladder. High ceilings and lots of natural light helped offset the gloomy weather outside. The kitchen is stocked with dishes, pot & pans, silverware, bottle/can opener and french press. There isn't a microwave so bring kernels if you want popcorn and you'll need to bring pre-ground coffee. There were cooking oils, salt & pepper in the cabinet for cooking and dish soap for cleaning up. There is a nice grill on the deck but we didn't have the best weather to use it, also a table for dining outside. The washer and dryer work if you need to wash clothes and the house is stocked with linens and towels. The neighborhood is residential, at the end of a quiet street. There is a trail behind the house that leads to the Deschutes River from the neighborhood and can accommodate a morning or afternoon walk/run. The location is beautiful, peaceful, and a relaxing place to escape or rest in between adventures. The drive to SunRiver is about 10 minutes and Bend is an easy 25 minutes on 97.
What a wonderful experience! The cabin is decorated so authentically and everything I needed for my two day trip was available. It's in a private little neighborhood and the surrounding environment is full of charm like the house. My bed was comfortable and I felt immediately at home. I brought my own heater as it could have gotten quite cold, but that's a cabin in Bend, and for the price and proximity to Mt. Bachelor, I'm sure that it cannot be beat.
Great cabin! Just a short drive from Mt. Bachelor. Love the vaulted ceilings. This is a perfect cabin. What a cabin is meant to be: simple, cozy, convenient. Watch out for the deer head in one of the cabinets though, made my girlfriend jump lol
Phil's cabin in Bend surpassed our expectations as a cozy retreat in the woods for a four night getaway. Phil was quick to respond to any questions posed prior to departure, often getting back to me within only a couple of hours. This was so appreciated! It was a huge bonus to be able to bring our fur babies along with us at no extra charge. Phil even had dog food stocked in the kitchen pantry, though we certainly didn't need it having brought our own.
There was plenty of firewood available for our stay. We brought our own DVD player and sleeve of movies along with us for late night viewing. If you are someone who appreciates these comforts of home, I recommend doing the same, though with all there is to do in the area, you certainly don't need it.
The road was very quiet with the woods right outside the cabin door. This was nice for early morning walks. Though we didn't use it, the loft upstairs was too cool, with an air mattress and blankets included!
A 30-35 minute drive to Mt. Bachelor and 30 minute drive to Downtown Bend, the location was very convenient. The only thing I might mention is that there are only two full grocery stores nearby- Sunriver Marketplace being closest- and somewhat pricier. The other I don't remember. I would definitely recommend stopping at the Walmart or Albertson's in Bend on your way in if you are looking for more variety at lower prices.
All things considered, an excellent stay. Excellent host. Excellent time. Appreciated the visitor's guides and local menus left on the living room table. We will be back and share this listing with friends.
This cabin was the BEST DEAL IN TOWN !!!
If your going to stay in Sunriver, OR, especially on a tight budget, Phil's cabin is THE PLACE TO STAY.
It was a great location just south of the Sunriver resort, located in a sparsely populated suburb near a forested area. A very quiet residential area.
The cabin having a kitchen and laundry room, made our stay much more comfortable since we could fix our meals there ($ave money) and not have to pack our dirty clothes home.
I would definitely stay here again.
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