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Carriage "Hen" House at Tired Dog Ranch

Entire cabin hosted by Sally
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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The perfectly cozy "Coop" w/fun farm motif, perfect for a single, couple, up to 4. Private BR w/King bed, 50" TV w/Dish & DVDs/VHS's, dresser, secretary & stuffed chair. Studio space w/big windowed view of horse-filled pasture below, kitchen, Futon sleeper sofa & kitchen table, BA w/shower & toilet. Surrounding area w/ lawn, orchard & woodland w/nearby free-range chickens. Dogs welcome for $35/weekend or $60/week, must be up to date on shots/flea preventative. No aggressive dogs.

The space
Tired Dog Ranch, an 18-acre farm/forest Retreat at the edge of the Willamette Forest at the west end of the Cascade Range (Center for Outdoor Recreation!) with year-round Gray Creek as a west property line. Trails both on and off the property provide hiking enjoyment, while garden variety farm critters (horses, dog, chickens, outdoor cat) can be enjoyed by young and old alike. The upper meadow serves as a campground with 28' x 48' court with in-ground hoops, a large fire pit and kitchen/shower shelter. Very diverse surroundings of farmwife, orchard, lawns, pasture, woodland and waterways.

Tired Dog Ranch features four Vacation Rentals: Cascadian Cottage (sleeps up to 6 w/Queen and two Full beds), Cowboy Cabin (sleeps up to 5 w/Queen, Full and Twin bed), Celestial Yurt (sleeps up to 4 w/King bed and Full fold out couch) and Carriage "Hen" House (sleeps up to 4 w/King bed and Full fold out Futon couch). Enjoy seasonal camping in upper meadow, designated Campsites with Composting Toilets, potable water, mortis and tenoned "Cadillac Campsite Kitchen and Shower Shelter" with cook and serve-ware for up to 20, Large fire pit with wrap seating (Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends) in open grassy meadow surrounded by a collosium of evergreens and stunning view of the constellations on a clear night AND 1/2 basketball court w/2 adjustable height in-ground hoops (no dunking allowed). The grounds can accommodate RV parking with 30 amp/110v electric outlet and water hook up, but no septic service, equine lodging (45' diameter corral, hitching post, 12' x 12' paneled mare motels with fresh water barrels, grain bucket, hay net, muck rake and wheelbarrow. Please call for pricing of these additional amenities.

As the name suggests, Tired Dog Ranch is DOG & KID FRIENDLY so bring your two and four legged family members along for fun on the farm in the forest. If your pet jumps on furniture at your home, leave them at home - Pets NOT allowed on furniture (including beds) at TDR. Neither pets or children can be left in a dwelling without ADULT supervision (no teen baby sitters!) and dogs MUST remain ON leash when outside due to free range chickens, though can be supervised and off leash in the upper meadow if not prone to running away. Children must remaining cordial around the chickens, cats, dog and horses (no chasing, etc.). If access IN the pasture is desired, I must accompany and serve as a guide, otherwise do not enter the pasture (enter at your own risk sign posted). You may feed the horses carrots and apples, but please cut them to bite size amounts so no choking occurs.

Bringing Pets AND/OR Children under 12 requires that you agree to a damages/security commitment through Airbnb. Please read policy for details. Any damages will be reported and negative feedback given.

To greet you at check-in is a fully furnished dwelling with fresh ground coffee, teas, free range eggs, real butter & oil, basic condiments, music and wood stove in all but the Carriage House - though it does have an electric fireplace heater ;), DISH network, CD's and DVD movies and wi-fi to enjoy after a day of romping on the trails and in the waterway called Grey Creek just to the rear of the Yurt. Or if you prefer, laze around in the yard, kick up your paws in a lounge chair or idle in the hammock by the long house and under an fruit & nut trees or at the edge of Grey Creek (west boundary line). Fun can be had romping around the many walking and riding trails on, around and beyond the property boundaries and into the Middle Fork Willamette Forest, but please do not enter any other dwelling than your own.

The CELESTIAL YURT (sleeps up to 4) features an space-age insulated 30' diameter great room with conical open beam ceiling and sky-lite dome cap, fir plank floor, full kitchen w/deep sink, gas range, apartment size refrigerator; KING bed and FULL bed in pull out Couch w/topper; flat screen TV w/blue ray player + Dish satellite, wi-fi, DVD, wood stove and dresser storage. $125/night - summer (April - Sept); $105/night winter (Oct - March).

The CASCADIAN COTTAGE (sleeps up to 6) features 3 beds, a downstairs great room with wood stove, matching leather couch, love seat and chair w/ottoman, flat screen TV w/Dish, DVD player w/DVD's, FULL French Provincial Bed with matching night stands, kitchen w/electric range, double sink, standard fridge and storage shelves, bathroom w/toilet, shower & sink, washer & dryer, and dining table w/six chairs. The upstairs loft includes one FULL and one QUEEN bed and TV w/VCR & DVD player + movies. $150/night - summer (April - Sept); $125/night winter (Oct - March).

The COWBOY CABIN (sleeps up to 5) features hardwood and ceramic tile floors, glass face wood stove w/custom river rock mantle, vaulted open beam ceiling in LR w/fan/light, comfy Pottery Barn leather couch, padded chair and rocker, dining area seats 4, island with 4 swivel chairs, private bedroom w/QUEEN bed; sleeping loft with lodge pole ladder access and 1 FULL bed and 1 TWIN antique sleigh bed. Flat screen TV with Direct TV satellite, DVD's and VHS movies. $135/night summer (April - Sept; $115/night winter (Oct. - March).

The CARRIAGE HOUSE - a perfect crash pad for a solo traveler or couple who want a perfect escape. The rear is a studio with kitchen (under counter fridge, 20" single stainless sink, microwave, 4-burner propane stove/range, coffee maker and AWESOME views of the pasture and horses), studio section with Full fold out Couch (bedding stored in credenza in BR), chair, table with seating for four), bathroom (toilet and shower - brush your teeth and wash your hands in dual purpose kitchen sink) AND separate carpeted bedroom with KING bed, secretary desk, credenza, chair, small dresser, 50" TV with Dish and Wi-Fi, DVD's and VHS. $115/night summer (May - Sept.), $95/night winter (Oct. - Mar).

All dwellings, except the Carriage "Hen" House, are wood stove heated (wood, paper, matches and kindling provided. Ductless heat pump or portable heaters can be used as main or auxiliary heat. Please let me know if you need instructions on starting and maintaining a fire. I'm happy to help.

Upper Meadow Campsites at $15/night per Tent Site - One car and 1 tent (maximum of 4 people) - fire pit, composting toilet and potable water provided. $25/night for Trailers. Trails and National Forest in immediate area. Minimum 48 hour notice - no exception - 48 hour notice RESERVATION ONLY, NO DROP IN'S - Check In & Check Out at 12:00 p.m. Bring own wood, kindling & paper. No fires during no-burn period. "Leave no trace policy strictly enforced".

"Cadillac Campsite Kitchen and Shower Shelter" - The perfect solution for "Glampers" - 4 separate hot showers, full kitchen with cook and serve for up to 20 in party, garbage and recycling provided. Seasonally available summer months (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend). Ask for more details.

Summer months - April - September
Winter months - October - March

The surrounding area boasts of lakes, the North and Middle Fork Willamette River, creeks and streams, hot springs, hundreds of miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, the quiet communities of Oakridge and Westfir playing host to fun and festive summer and winter events. To the east approximately 26 miles is the Willamette Pass Ski Resort with ski lift, featuring a bounty of downhill slopes for all ages and skill levels, and cross country trails that would rival a cougar's tracks. See (URL HIDDEN) for other interesting and inviting events, features of the area, and activities throughout the year.

Diamond Express, a subsidiary of the Lane Transit District (LTD) bus system provides transportation to all points west to urban growth areas surrounding the cities of Eugene/Springfield. Catch the bus at various locations for $5/day pass.

Summer rates apply starting April 1st and extend through September 31st. There is additional charge for rental of a sleeping cot at $10/night. Additional guests over the designated capacity is requested, there is a $15/person/night charge. No sleeping on the floor (fire marshall and insurance rule). No critters on furniture (including chairs, couches and beds). Bring your own dog bed and carrier if desired.

Guest access
You are welcome to roam the entire parcel, but be respectful of the areas surrounding the other dwellings and keep migratory patterns to a reasonable hour, taking your play/party indoors in celebration of your time together and here on planet Tired Dog Ranch. I've been told this place is a vacuum, a vortex and funny little time sucker for the guest who really wants to shut out the rest of the world and hunker down to a good book or get lost in the tranquility of the surrounding woods with foot trails or in the hammock at the water's edge of Grey Creek. Isn't that what the doctor ordered? If you venture into the pasture with the horses, please note that this is an equine facility and you do so at your own risk (sign posted). No access to the hen house allowed, so buy extra eggs if needed (whopping $2.50/dozen in the summer months only)- no scalping allowed. The girls are gossips and I'll know..... oh yes I will. It's a landing zone for the hens to roost and lay and poop and eat and do their thing so leave them be and scatter your crumbs on the grass if you want to commingle.

Only access the dwelling you are paying for. If you are curious about another dwelling, and if it is not being rented, I am happy to show you inside upon request.

If you need more wood for your fire, please let me know. I will deliver to your dwelling within 12 hours of your request. If you need help with making a fire, read the directions provided in your dwelling or ask - I am happy to help.

Other things to note
There are three other dwellings and a campsite on the southeast side of the parcel that has random traffic on the driveway in front of the Carriage "Hen" House. Barring the occasional sound of very slow moving vehicles (5 MPH) and the possible foot traffic as other guests share space while visiting the chickens or walking to the forest service road for a stroll to the Willamette River, you are actually positioned in your own little space overlooking a pasture filled with beautiful and very friendly horses: Phileus Maximus is the bay draft mustang, Margarita is the Dunn Spanish Mustang, Lydia Santa Maria is the Grulla Spanish Mustang, Obie Won Kanobi is the mini Pinto, and One Eyed Sarah is the mini Mule. My border collie is named Simba and my tabby cat is Kitty Bonkers. Make up your own name for the chickens and roosters.

FREE RANGE CHICKENS ALERT!!! This dwelling is closest to the chicken coop where approximately 30 free range chickens bustle around throughout the day after a rousing crowing session in the morning while waiting for their mama to open the door and let them out. I lock them up nightly and let them out mid morning. They LOVE your scraps so have at it!

This is a dog friendly place at N/C. That said, I expect all to show responsibility and respect for another's home and grounds. Two things to consider when deciding to bring your pet on your vacation: Can they remain on leash? Can they remain off the furniture (including beds)? Will they remain with you at all times? If the answer to ALL of these questions is "YES", by all means bring them with you. If the answer to ANY of these questions is "NO", please leave your pet at home or in the care of another. This is not a boarding facility or dog park. If a chicken comes to its early demise due to your pet, there is an automatic $50 charge. Pick up your dog's poop and dispose of appropriately. Also, Simba, my food whore of a border collie, and my very curious cat, Kitty Bonkers, are very friendly. Please don't let either of them in your dwelling and please don't feed Simba. He is getting fatter by the moment from guests' generous heart and will stroke out if fed anymore ;). Kitty Bonkers is a young tabby cat - a little squirrelly and very adorable. Loves to run up trees and skirt around.

NO smoking anything (BBQ, cigarettes, pot) within 15 feet of the dwelling (that means NOT on the porch!). Please dispose of butts responsibly.

The wi-fi password is on the back of the modem (near the TV).
The perfectly cozy "Coop" w/fun farm motif, perfect for a single, couple, up to 4. Private BR w/King bed, 50" TV w/Dish & DVDs/VHS's, dresser, secretary & stuffed chair. Studio space w/big windowed view of horse-filled pasture below, kitchen, Futon sleeper sofa & kitchen table, BA w/shower & toilet. Surrounding area w/ lawn, orchard & woodland w/nearby free-range chickens. Dogs welcome for $35/weekend or $60/week, m…

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Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

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Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide alarm
Private entrance
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Westfir, Oregon, United States

Tired Dog Ranch is the last privately owned parcel before the wild woodlands of the western slopes of the Cascade Range. This "Westfir Outpost" (catch phrase for the campsites on the S.E. corner of the property) is literally the farthest east improved land on the south side of the Willamette River, so if you reach an early demise, I have a tractor and the woods don't talk. Kidding.... what I mean is that you will be very comfortably remote from the hubbub of the city, although it is only 4 miles away - two if you can swim across the Middle Fork Willamette River. That said, let's talk Wilderness Safety 101! Wildlife surrounds and abounds. Whether it be deer, elk, raccoon, skunk, coyote, cougar, black bear, pileated woodpeckers, bats, owls, crow, raven, eagle - even stray animals and field mice find their way onto the property. That said, be careful and keep your children and pets under your watchful eye and close at all times.

The three "Do's" and three "Don'ts" if you encounter a COUGAR: DO: ACT BIG - flap your arms, coat, shirt, swing a stick, etc., DO YELL Loudly in a deep voice - they are scaredy cats so take control, DO KEEP EYE CONTACT while leaving the area of the encounter and back to safety. DON'TS: DON'T COWER (cougars are stalking ambush predators and will go for the neck or back), DON'T SCREAM (this sounds like a baby deer, squirrel or bird - their prey), DON'T RUN!!! Just like a domesticated cat, a cougar instinctively chases things that run - that translates into a nice meal. If confronted by a BLACK BEAR, absolutely get the hell out of there under control, especially if there is a sow and her baby. Follow many of the rules of cougar sightings with a few changes: If the bear is standing still, retreat slowly and surely - keeping eye contact always. If the bear approaches - be ready to fight by any means possible - carry bear pepper spray, it is important to fight back if a black bear. Don't climb a tree (they an climb too) and protect your vital organs and face - but strike at their face if possible, don't draw attention to yourself by trying to scare it off (this triggers their aggressive nature - use a low calm voice - no other animal sounds like us, so is more unrecognizable - a good thing! It is very rare for a bear or cougar to attack an adult, but children and pets are more vulnerable as they are small like other wildlife these predators hunt for food. Stay in group formation, don't let your dog or kid run ahead of you or fall behind when on the trail. Always have an escape route and give the animal you confront one, too. These basic rules will help make your stay and play more safe and sound.
Tired Dog Ranch is the last privately owned parcel before the wild woodlands of the western slopes of the Cascade Range. This "Westfir Outpost" (catch phrase for the campsites on the S.E. corner of the propert…
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Hi, I'm Sally Harmon, owner/operator of Tired Dog Ranch, an 18+ acre vacation retreat in the rurals of Westfir, tucked against the Cascade Range and 26 miles west of the Willamette Pass Ski Lodge, in a region best known for it's hiking and mountain biking trails and other year round outdoor recreation activities. Once a bustling logging town, the area has transformed into a retirement community and destination tourist spot for the weekend warriors who love the great outdoors. I am also a Real Estate Broker at Oakridge Real Estate (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) , as a rural specialist serving the Willamette and lower Willamette Valley (Eugene/Springfield, Cottage Grove, Creswell, Pleasant Hill, Dexter, Lowell, Jasper, Oakridge/Westfir). If your travels find you curious about investing in the quiet lifestyle this area has to offer, or are looking for the perfect cottage to purchase as a get-away of your own, I'm at your service with knowledge, experience, integrity and common sense!
Hi, I'm Sally Harmon, owner/operator of Tired Dog Ranch, an 18+ acre vacation retreat in the rurals of Westfir, tucked against the Cascade Range and 26 miles west of the Willamette…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $350