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.)
We spent a nice cozy weekend at Phil's cabin. Had a fire and enjoyed the stay. Drive to and from Bend is quick and no problem. The cabin has very basic amenities, but we didn't lack for anything. we'd visit again. Thanks Phil
Great rustic space, and location is just about perfect - trails and river are literally out the back door. However, I'm primarily giving this place 3/5 stars for lack of cleanliness. Perhaps it was just an off night, but neither set of bed linens were clean. I love rustic or "cabin elegant" as described, but that doesn't mean one has to sacrifice cleanliness.
Great Cabin!!! Lots of natural light, rustic amenities. Beautiful, peaceful property! Thanks Phil!!!
My husband and I had a lovely weekend at Phil's cabin, it was so warm and cozy! We had a great time; cooking, making a fire, relaxing, reading and even playing some board games. It is certainly a retreat for homebodies and those who want to be close to Mt. Bachlor. Bend is very close for those who want to go to town and explore, but staying inside and hiking close to the cabin was really the draw for us.
We really enjoyed our 6-night stay over Christmas. A cozy little cabin, rustic with modern touches. About 10 minutes to Sunriver and 25 minutes to Bend. Two full size beds in main room + a cool loft that could probably sleep another couple (or a few kids). We used the wood stove every night and really enjoyed that- it got the place super toasty. The cabin is on a nice, large lot that backs up to national forest land, so plenty of firewood if you're up for chopping! (there's an axe and saw) Kitchen and bathroom were just fine: bathroom gets super warm and the kitchen had plenty of room and was pretty well outfitted. For $75 per night, this place is a GREAT value; we would certainly return. Only possible negative is that the full size beds are tucked into little alcoves, so they're pretty tight for sleeping two: be prepared to snuggle! Oh, and bring ice or ice cube trays if you want to make mixed drinks. Lastly, Phil was quick to respond with any questions we had, which was much appreciated.
This cabin was awesome and Phil was an awesome host. He was very responsive and quick to answer any questions we had. It's a perfect get-a-way from the city and we thoroughly enjoyed our time. The wood stove works great and kept the place warm throughout the day. There were two of us and our dog and it was more than enough room. We could have easily brought a few friends and would have still been comfortable. There are nice trails along the river right behind the house that we walked on every day. If you like your coffee in the morning, Phil has a french press, but we brought our own coffee maker (and coffee) which worked great for us. The cabin's in a convenient location, just 10-15 minutes away from Sun River where our family was staying and just 30 minutes from Bend. It was a very quiet and comfortable place to spend Thanksgiving weekend!
Phil's cabin was really cozy and cute. A relaxing retreat. The wood burning stove was super nice. Although the home is situated in a large recreational development, it is one of the nicer lots. It abuts the protected forest service land and there are minimal neighbors. My dog and l took several romps over to the river. I really enjoyed my stay and would definitely go back.
We absolutely loved our stay! The cabin was perfect and had everything we needed and then some. The location was great and made for a perfect retreat to nature. The land behind the house was fun to explore and gets you right to the Deschuetes. Loved it!
Phil's cabin in Bend is INCREDIBLE! It's such a perfect, cozy spot. We stayed here with our four-year-old and two dogs and had more than enough room for everyone! Bonus points: we saw three deer one morning, just hanging out in the front yard. It's a wonderful, serene little spot.
Very cute and clean! We spent 3 nights and loved the simplicity of the cabin at the end of 3 long days of riding. Great value and I would stay again!