About This Listing
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.
What a wonderful place to spend a weekend. I booked this place for a trip with my dog and the host was very responsive to my inquiries and provided a ton of great tips on hiking the area around the cabin.
The cabin was just as described and looked exactly like the pictures. One thing the pictures don't show is the cute table and chairs on the deck, which was a great place to have breakfast or a cup of coffee. There is even an inflatable mattress in the loft area!
Although it is a cabin, it had many more amenities than I expected. I really loved this spot and would highly recommend it!
The communication with Phil was great. We had no problems with anything as he had everything very organized for us. The place was everything we expected. Very clean. In a great area. Very close to getting down to the river and hiking trails. Also very quiet.
The listing was as described. Nice, little cabin in the woods with quick access to the water. The area is lovely.
Solitude, Safe and Simple.
We arrived to the modified, A-frame cabin and found it in great condition. The stocked, wood burning stove was a welcome reprieve from the drizzling cold rain we had endured from our drive. Kitchen, fridge, sink toilet, shower, power, running water, deadbolt-locking doors, check, check, and triple check. It was great to see the comforts and safety, one wants and takes for granted from home, but we found that what we truly enjoyed, were the simple things one takes for granted. We were in a remote, yet completely urban neighborhood surrounding. We, have to admit, we were both a bit jealous that such an escape can exist in such a remote location, yet have all the basic comforts of home if one wishes. We found ourselves paying closer attention to property prices on our drive away in the morning. We appreciated the cozy beds with room enough for two to cuddle the night away, yet the sprawling enough for a single person to forget their troubles from city life.
Phil, was prompt to respond to any and all queries regarding our arrival, and departure. And as advertised and promised, the cabin was in better than stated condition for our arrival.
We enthusiastically recommend Phil's cabin for anyone wishing a very safe and needed night of solitude. An excellent get-away for an artist, or young couple, or avid skier, looking for their needed basic comforts, with the much needed time for solace we all take for granted. ...We're a bit jealous of Phil.
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