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Carriage "Hen" House at Tired Dog Ranch

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4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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The perfectly "Tiny House" main space w/separate bedroom & foyer. Chicken/farm motif, perfect for a single/couple. Foyer w/space for bags & bikes, Bedroom w/King bed, 50" TV w/high speed Internet, Dish & DVDs/VHS's, small dresser, secretary & armoire; Studio w/windowed views of chicken yard & horse-filled pasture to north, small full-service kitchen, fold out couch, padded chair, table w/3 chairs, BA w/shower & toilet only (sink in kitchen). Surrounding area w/lawn, orchard & woodland nearby.

The space
The CARRIAGE "HEN" HOUSE:
A perfect crash pad for a solo traveler or couple who want a private, charming "Tiny House" plus bedroom. Enter the dwelling from a side door, and into the open foyer you can drop the bags, secure your bike or drop the dog bed. The rear section is a studio with "one butt" kitchen featuring under counter 4.5 CF fridge, single stainless sink, maple veneer counter, microwave, 4-burner propane stove, coffee maker and AWESOME views of the pasture and horses, the lounging area with fold out futon couch makes into a full bed, padded reading chair, bistro table with seating for three, bathroom (toilet and shower only - brush your teeth and wash your hands in kitchen sink). The Middle section of the dwelling is a carpeted Bedroom with King platform bed, small bureau, large armoire, small dresser, 50" TV with Dish and Wi-Fi, DVD's and VHS. The front section has its own private entry as is a work and storage space for the house keeper. It is rarely accessed when the dwelling is being utilized and every effort will be made to provide for your privacy and quiet use of the dwelling. Please ask if you would like to use the washer/dryer or larger fridge in that section.

AMENITIES OF DWELLING: All of the dwellings are fully furnished and with fresh towels, clean linens, a full-service kitchen with basic cookware, dishes, cups, drinking glasses, silverware, etc. The Carriage Hen House is equipped with electric "fire places" in the foyer and studio, electric heater in BR. The other dwellings have wood stoves and ductless heat pumps or FA plug in heaters. Provided as a courtesy is fresh ground coffee, farm fresh eggs (when available), butter, salt & pepper, teas, cooking oil, sugar and powdered creamer. There are DVD's and VHS's with players as well as wi-fi and Dish.

THE GROUNDS:
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 Grey Creek as a west property line. Trails both on and off the property provide hiking enjoyment, while garden variety farm critters (horses, dogs, chickens, outdoor cat) can be enjoyed by young and old alike. Ask the chief cowpoke for details here.

ADDITIONAL DWELLINGS:
Tired Dog Ranch features 4 Vacation Rentals: Cascadian Cottage (sleeps up to 6 w/three beds - Queen, Full, Full), Cowboy Cabin (sleeps up to 5 w/three beds - Queen, Full, Twin), Celestial Yurt (sleeps up to 4 w/two beds - king and queen pull out couch) and Hen House (sleeps up to 3 w/two beds - king and full futon couch), 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 (May through October) in open grassy meadow surrounded by a collosium of evergreens and beautiful view of the constellations.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR DWELLING:
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, wood - kindling - starter and matches for the stove, DISH network, CD's and DVD movies and wi-fi to enjoy after a day of romping on the trails and in the waterways down a path that starts at the red wagon wheel and travels to the rear of the Yurt. Or if you prefer, laze around in the upper meadow, yards or orchard, kick up your paws in the hammock by the Long House and under a tree 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.

CHECK-IN & CHECK OUT: Help yourself in! The door is unlocked and key is located on a hook just inside the side door. Arrival is 4:00 p.m. or later (please call if your arrival is after 9:00 p.m.). Departure is 11:00 a.m. or earlier. Any deviations require a minimum 24 hour REQUEST and only upon approval. Charge is $10/hour for check in prior to 4:00 p.m. or departure later than 11:00 a.m. may apply.

RULES/CONDITIONS OF USE:
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 and in the forest. There is a $15/per pet/night (maximum of 2). Please notify during your booking process if you are bringing pets, and if so, how many. Additional charges and negative review will be added for non-disclosure and violation of rules of conduct. Neither dog(s) or children under 16-YO can be left in a dwelling without ADULT supervision (no teen baby sitters!) and dogs must remain on leash when on the grounds to the west of the upper meadow (at SE corner of property), and children MUST remain cordial around the chickens, cat, dog and horses (no chasing, etc.). You may feed the horses carrots and apples from over the fence (no access into pasture allowed), but please cut them to bite size amounts. Free range chickens amble around the grounds up to the dwellings, though do not venture to the upper meadow where you can let your dog off leash as long as they return to you when called. If a chicken is maimed or killed as a result of your dog attack, there is a charge of $50.

Bringing Pets AND/OR Children under 11 requires that you agree to a damages/security commitment through Airbnb. Please read policy for details (printed copy in every dwelling). Any damages will be charged. Non-report of children, pets, broken or damaged items will also receive negative feedback.

DETAILS ABOUT EACH DWELLING:
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, insulated plank floor, full kitchen w/deep sink, propane gas range, apartment size refrigerator; KING bed and Full bed in pull out Couch w/topper; 42" flat screen TV w/blue ray player + streaming video through Direct TV network, wi-fi, DVD, wood stove and dresser storage. $125/night - summer (May-October); $110/night winter (November - April).

The CASCADIAN COTTAGE (sleeps up to 6) features 3 beds, a downstairs great room with wood stove, couch & comfy chairs, TV/VHS/DVD, FULL French Provencial Bed with matching night stands, kitchen w/electric range, double sink, full size refrigerator and storage shelves, microwave caddy with extra cooking utensils, bathroom w/toilet, shower & sink, extra large Maytag washer & dryer, and dining area that seats 6. The upstairs loft includes 1 Queen bed and 1 Full bed. $150/night summer; $135/night winter.

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 2 saddle chairs, computer desk, private bedroom w/QUEEN bed; sleeping loft with lodge pole ladder access with Full and Twin Bed. LED TV with Direct TV satellite, DVD's and VHS movies. $135/night summer; $120/night winter.

OTHER PARTICULARS:
All dwellings except Carriage Hen House are wood stove heated (wood, paper, matches and kindling provided). If you are unfamiliar with that process or a little rusty let me know so I can help you with "Fire-making 101." From there you are on your own so bring the scratch pad ;). Portable heaters can be used as auxiliary heat. The Cowboy Cabin and Cascadian Cottage have ductless heat pumps.

CAMPSITE DETAILS:
Upper Meadow Campsites at $15/night per Tent Site - One car and 1 tent (maximum of 4 in the party) - access to large fire pit, composting toilets 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 & out at 12:00 p.m. Bring own wood, kindling & paper. No fires during no-burn period. "Leave no trace policy strictly enforced". SUMMER MONTHS ONLY.

"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 (April - September). No winter use available. Ask for more details.

MARE MOTELS:
The campground can accommodate Equine lodging (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.

Summer months - May through October
Winter months - November through April

THE SURROUNDING AREA:
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.

TRANSPORTATION:
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.

THE GROUNDS: Tired Dog Ranch is 18+ acres of diversity (woodland, pasture, meadow w/big fire pit, basketball court, horse shoe pit and corral), orchard, dwellings, lawn & Kitchen and Shower Shelter located right against the National Forest of the Cascade Range with walking and riding trails along the year round creek and into the level and sloped old growth forestland. Each dwelling's rustic elegance combines with convenient amenities and creates a fun mood to set Tired Dog Ranch apart from any other overnight accommodations you will find. Very unique, secluded and relaxing, TDR is nestled outside a quiet community that is yearly gaining speed as an outdoor recreational paradise. This is a farm/forest compound with 30+ free range chickens, farm cat (Kitty Bonkers), farm dogs named Simba (fat old border mix) and Buster (young big Pyrenees) and 5 horses. Due to Tired Dog Ranch's location (neighboring property is National Forest), wildlife abounds and on rare occasion may be so curious or bold to venture onto the 18-acre property (deer, elk, raccoons, skunk, bear, cougar, crow, eagle, hawk, etc.) so take care to protect yourself and others in your group while outdoors to make your stay safe and sound. I am happy to provide tips of the trade for cougar sightings and urge that you keep your kids and pets with you at all times during your stay. the "do's and don'ts" when encountering predator wildlife are posted in all dwellings for your reading pleasure.

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 meadow, woods, Gray Creek (west property line) or in the hammock under the fruit/nut orchard. Isn't that what the doctor ordered? If you venture down to the pasture to visit the horses, please note that this is an equine facility and you must remain outside the fenced area. No access to the hen house allowed. Extra eggs are sold at $5.00/dozen if/when available. You are welcome to pitch out your compost (peels, food scraps other than chicken) and watch the chickens circle.

The Carriage "Hen" House has a middle and back section that is yours to utilize. There is a front workspace that myself or my housekeeper access - usually only when the dwelling is vacant, and between 11 am - 4 pm for prep of a dwelling. There are three other rental dwellings (Cascadian Cottage, Cowboy Cabin, Celestial Yurt) that are only to be entered by guests reserved in that dwelling.

There is a small fire pit next to your dwelling. Firewood can be purchased for $5/bundle and includes kindling, paper and a book of matches. Please provide 24 hour request. The BBQ is there for your use. BYO briquettes. Lighter fluid and lighter provided.

This dwelling entrance is the side door where you will enter the foyer with "wood stove" electric heater. The two interior doors are used to access the rear "studio" section with couch, table and chairs, stuffed chair, kitchen and BA w/toilet and shower (use kitchen sink for washing your person and dishes). The private bedroom w/50" TV, king bed, night stands, armoire, small dresser and secretary. The front section is a private work space with its own entrance so as to not disturb a dweller and is rarely accessed by the maid while guests are booked, and only during the day. No one is allowed in that room but myself and my housekeeper.

Other things to note
There is one other dwelling nearby (Celestial Yurt), three more to the east (my home and two other vacation dwellings), and an upper meadow that serves as a campsite in the summer on the southeast corner of the 18-acre parcel. Your entrance is the side door with awning. The front of the Carriage "Hen" House (work/storage space) is infrequently accessed exclusively by the cleaning personnel or myself). While the bedroom is located in the middle section and the "studio" section is facing north, overlooking the pasture of horses and sheep . Barring the occasional sound of slow moving vehicles (posted: 5 MPH) and the possible foot traffic of other guests traveling along the driveway, you are somewhat privately positioned in your own little space overlooking a pasture filled with beautiful and very friendly horses and sheep: 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, the sheep are Tidbit and Spot. My border collie is named Simba and my "pup" Great Pyrenees is named Buster Beuford. My tabby cat is Kitty Bonkers. Make up your own name for the chickens and roosters. Don't let any of the pets in your dwelling, but you are welcome to feed the chickens non-meat scraps.

FREE RANGE CHICKENS ALERT!!! This dwelling is closest to the chicken coop where approximately 25 free range chickens and a few roosters 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! Don't enter the hen house though, as the chickens need undisturbed time to lay your eggs. Never chase the chickens, as this riles up my dog's instincts to herd, and that can get a bit too rough.

This is a dog friendly place with a $15/pet per night charge - 2 pet maximum. Pay prior to or at arrival. 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 (maximum of 2 pets to a dwelling). 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 (sacks provided at dwelling). Also, Simba, my food whore of a border collie so don't leave a garbage or food sack outside, and my very curious cat, Kitty Bonkers, is very friendly though is a male so will mark if inside a strange place. 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. Buster, the pyrenees is still in training so will be on a leash whenever you see him. While I do have Simba off leash, he is a herding dog. Therefore do not rouse or chase the chickens, or Simba will want to herd them and in his rambunctiousness could hurt a chicken. That would be bad.

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

The wi-fi password is on a card on the console or on the back/bottom of the modem (near the TV) if someone tucked away the card.
The perfectly "Tiny House" main space w/separate bedroom & foyer. Chicken/farm motif, perfect for a single/couple. Foyer w/space for bags & bikes, Bedroom w/King bed, 50" TV w/high speed Internet, Dish & DVDs/VHS's, small dresser, secretary & armoire; Studio w/windowed views of chicken yard & horse-filled pasture to north, small full-service kitchen, fold out couch, padded chair, table w/3 chairs, BA w/shower & toile… read more

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Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed

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Kitchen
Wifi – 10 Mbps
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Patio or balcony
Refrigerator
Microwave
Dedicated workspace
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Westfir, Oregon, United States

Tired Dog Ranch is the last privately owned 18-acre 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 of Oakridge, although it is only 4 miles away - 2-miles 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 spiders, snakes, 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 - though hopefully one or all will stay outside the dwelling. And the minute I say that, a spider or mouse will make me look a fool. That said, please let me know if you come in contact with any critter while afoot in or out of a dwelling. 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 easy pickin's 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, find a stick and start swinging, it is important to fight back if a black bear. Don't climb a tree (they can 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.

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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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I live on the grounds (big green metal house up the driveway). My contact information is on AirBNB when you book and on a Guidelines sheet in your dwelling. The SIDE door provides access to the dwelling. The front section is a workroom/storage room for the cleaning personnel (used infrequently) of the lower level dwellings. There is a larger fridge and washer/dryer that can be utilized upon request during extended stays, otherwise this section is closed to guests.
I live on the grounds (big green metal house up the driveway). My contact information is on AirBNB when you book and on a Guidelines sheet in your dwelling. The SIDE door provides…
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