Carriage "Hen" House at Tired Dog Ranch

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Entire cabin hosted by Sally

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 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 in that section. There is a cup to deposit funds of $2/wash and $2/dry. Soap provided at N/C.

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.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Refrigerator
Microwave
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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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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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
Pets are allowed

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $350

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