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Cascadian Cottage at Tired Dog Ranch

Entire cabin hosted by Sally
6 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
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The Cascadian Cottage is filled w/rustic charm, fun, original artwork from local artists! Open floor plan features full kitchen, BA w/shower, vaulted ceilings, W/D. Three beds on 2 levels. Upstairs features 1 Queen & 1 Full Bed. Downstairs features 1 Full bed. Dining table for 6, sofa, wood stove & ductless heat pump, TV w/DVD's & Dish, big library & games. Dogs welcome for $35/weekend or $60/week, must be up to date on shots/flea preventative. No aggressive dogs.

The space
THE COTTAGE: Spread your wings in the Artful Cascadian Cottage! The most spacious of dwellings and filled with original art from local artists, knick-knack paddy-whacks, a chalkboard wall to add your own AND literally steps from the great Cascade Range with walking path beckoning your company for a jaunt along trails - up, down and all around! Downstairs features an open floor plan with great room layout featuring full service kitchen with appliance/cook & serve garage (coffee maker, microwave, toaster), bathroom w/shower, washer & dryer, dining area with table for 6, living room with matching leather couch, chair w/ottoman and love seat, glass faced wood stove (with wood, kindling, paper and matches provided) library with books, games, puzzles and magazines, and flat screen TV with DISH network and wi-fi, a French Colonial Full bed w/2 night stands. Windowed views of the forest, ductless heat pump and vaulted ceiling add to the Cascadian charm. New stairwell in 2018 navigates guests to upstairs sleep areas, divided by the railing. Upper Level features one Queen bed w/feather topper and on comfy Full bed, TV with VCR/DVD player and loads of DVD & VHS movies. Enjoy lounging with good book in hand or spread the cards, a puzzle, or game out on the solid wood table with chairs for 6. A small covered porch greets you along with lawn, flora and fauna, outdoor chairs, table and umbrella, BBQ w/lighter fluid, and campfire ring (BYO briquets).

AMENITIES OF DWELLING: All of the dwellings are fully furnished and with fresh towels, clean linens, a full kitchen with cookware, dishes, cups, glasses, silverware, etc. Wood stove and new ductless heat pump w/remote for heat service with kindling, paper, matches and wood. Please ask if you need help getting the fire started or keeping it maintained. Provided is fresh ground coffee, farm fresh eggs, butter, salt & pepper, teas, sugar and powder creamer, and a few condiments in fridge and on shelf.

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 (leave outside, please), farm dog named Simba 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, raven, 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 predatorial wildlife are posted in all dwellings for your reading pleasure.

SEASONAL RATES: Summer rates apply starting April 1st and extend through September 31st. Winter rates start October 1st and extend to March 31st. Additional costs are charged for more than is designated in the party. 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. Entry into the pasture prohibited without expressed consent and assistance by Host.

THE ACCOMMODATIONS: Tired Dog Ranch features four Vacation Rentals: Cascadian Cottage (sleeps up to 6 w/three beds), Cowboy Cabin (sleeps up to 5 w/three beds), Celestial Yurt (sleeps up to 4 w/two beds) and Hen House (sleeps up to 3 w/one bed and couch), During the summer months, Campsites with composting toilets, potable water, "Cadillac Campsite Kitchen and Shower Shelter" with cook and serve-ware for up to 20 (call for individual and group pricing), large fire pit with wrap seating (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend) in open grassy meadow surrounded by a collosium of evergreens and breathtaking view of the constellations. The grounds can accommodate RV parking with 30 amp/110v electric service and water hook up, but no septic service, equine lodging (45' diameter corral, hitching post, multiple 12' x 12' paneled mare motels with fresh water barrels, grain bucket, hay net, muck rake and wheelbarrow ($7.50/night per horse).

RULES WITH PETS & KIDS: 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. Neither can be left in a dwelling without ADULT supervision (no teen baby sitters!) and dogs MUST remain on leash when outside, and children remaining cordial around the chickens, cats, dog and horses (no chasing, etc.). NO PETS ON FURNITURE! The dwelling is graced with leather furniture and can tear with claws and teeth. NO CATS ALLOWED in dwellings (too risky with scratching, marking and allergy to cat dander that gets embedding easily and hard to remove). EQUINE ACCESS: There are 5 horses in the lower pasture. If access IN the pasture is desired, I must be on-site and as a guide, otherwise do not enter the pasture. You may feed the horses carrots and apples, but please cut them to bite size amounts and keep your palm flat when feeding. Bringing Pets AND/OR Children under 12 requires that you agree to a damages/security commitment through Airbnb of $350. Please read policy for details. Any damages will be reported and negative feedback given as well as charges for any damaged or missing property.

AT CHECK IN: Help yourself in! The door is open and key is located on a hide-a-key frog sitting on an antique wood stove on the porch. Please leave key inside frog when locking up. The back door only has a push button lock (no key - very old school). 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 with the fixings for a warm fire (kindling, fire starter, paper, matches and wood ready), DISH network, CD's and DVD movies and wi-fi (password on modem by W/D) to enjoy after a day of romping on the trails and in Gray Creek (west boundary line) along a trail about 1/4 mile west of the Yurt. Or if you prefer, laze around in the yard, play some basketball in the upper meadow, kick up your paws in the hammock near the Long House and under an orchard tree. Fun can be had romping around the many walking and riding trails around and beyond the property boundaries and into the western slopes of the Middle Fork Willamette Forest.

CHECK-IN & CHECK OUT: Arrival is 4:00 p.m. or later. Departure is 11:00 a.m. or earlier. Any deviations need 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. Leave money in cup for cleaning lady who will need to shake up her schedule to accommodate your request.

OTHER DWELLING DESCRIPTIONS:

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, 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 (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 stuffed chair, 40" TV with Dish, Netflix, wi-fi and DVD player & movies, FULL French Provincial Bed & two matching nightstands, kitchen w/electric range, double sink, full frig and multiple storage shelves, bathroom w/toilet, shower & sink, washer & dryer, and dining table w/ 6 chairs. The upstairs loft includes 1 Full bed and 1 Queen bed and TV w/VCR & DVD player & movies. $150/night summer; $125/night winter.

The COWBOY CABIN (sleeps up to 6) 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, computer desk and closet w/dresser in private bedroom w/QUEEN bed; sleeping loft with lodge pole ladder accesses 1 FULL bed and 1 sleigh futon bed w/topper, each with nightstand & lamp. LED TV with Direct TV satellite, DVD's and VHS movies. $135/night summer; $115/night winter.

The CARRIAGE HOUSE - a perfect crash pad for a solo traveler, couple and up to 4 who want a private and super "hen house" theme. The rear is a studio with kitchen (with under counter 4.5 C.F. fridge, single stainless 20" sink, microwave, 4-burner propane stove/range, coffee maker and AWESOME views of the pasture and horses), great room with futon fold out Full couch (bedding in credenza of 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 new King platform bed, secretary desk, small dresser, and reading chair, LCD 50" TV with Dish and Wi-Fi, DVD's and VHS. 5' x 12' Foyer for storage of toys and as pet sleeping area. $115/night summer, $95/night winter.

ALL DWELLINGS are wood stove, forced air or plug in electric heated (wood, paper, matches and kindling provided - fires will be made OR ready at check in (if outside temperature is cold) and with instructions and diagrams for starting and maintaining in each dwelling if you are unfamiliar with that process or a little rusty. Portable heaters can be used as auxiliary heat in Yurt, are the exclusive heat for the Carriage "Hen" House.

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 & 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 to Labor Day Weekends). Ask for more details.

Summer months - May - September (camping open during this time)
Winter months - October - April (camping closed during this time)

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.

Guest access
All guests are welcome to navigate the grounds, though the large campsite fire pit in upper meadow is for campers only. Each dwelling has it's own fire pit/chimnea and BBQ (BYO briquets, lighter fluid and utensils provided). All dwellings except the Carriage House) are heated by a wood stove and electric heat. Access to the horses outside of the pasture and free range chickens is always fun, but at your own risk (signage posted) and with adult supervision (horses not for riding). Please keep pets with you at ALL times and on a leash at all times when outside of the dwellings since the chickens are free range (and costly at $50/each to replace if your pet causes it's demise). Pets and children must remain with their parents/masters at all times, and please DO NOT CHASE THE CHICKENS.

The Cottage is unlocked and ready for entry upon your arrival. There is a key in a hide-a-box Frog sitting on a vintage wood stove on the porch with a $15 replacement fee if not returned upon your departure. Help yourself in and make yourself at home. Please call if your arrival is after 10:00 p.m. Early arrival or late departure upon approval not later than 24 hours prior to requested time. A $10/hour charge applies. Call for payment details.

Other things to note
In General: If you are an outdoor junkie and love to challenge the wilderness whether it be on foot, on a bike or on a horse, fish, hunt or sit quietly, lay in a hammock down by the creek or near the long house and listen to the sounds of nature - this is the place to be! On a rainy day, there are games, books, magazines, a karaoke machine with CD's, music, Dish network and DVD's to enjoy. On sunny days, nature will call you to explore!

Security deposit through Airbnb required when traveling with pets and children. Though Tired Dog Ranch is Dog and Kid friendly, NO CATS are allowed in dwellings. Sometimes accidents happen. There is a system set up through AirBNB to charge for damages/removal of property following your departure if within 14 days after such an occurrence is reported. a pre-arrival check list can be provided at your arrival upon request. Please report any damages promptly.

DIRECTIONS - can be easy if you don't depend on internet maps. While traveling East on Hwy 58, access to LaDuke Rd. is Harbor Drive, a cut through road between MP 32 and 33. If traveling heading west on Hwy. 58, you will pass through the town of Oakridge and between MP 33 and 32 you will see Harbor Drive to your Left. Turn left. Quickly you join onto LaDuke Rd. and head east (turn left). Travel about 1-1/2 miles and once you pass over Gray Creek bridge, turn into the next driveway to the RIGHT (south). There is signage "Tired Dog Ranch" just past a post at the driveway entry with the address 47061 LaDuke Rd. If you've hit gravel, you've gone too far, back up and look to your right. Travel up the driveway to your dwelling (Carriage House is first on the left, Celestial Yurt is second and on the right, Cascadian Cottage is third on the left, Cowboy Cabin is the east most dwelling with parking to the right. Campsite meadow with Kitchen and Shower Shelter is through a entrance at south-east end of property). Parking in designated areas in front or to side of dwelling. NO PARKING ON GRASS please.

CAMPING (must book privately) - If camping, drive into the upper meadow where a number of campsites nestle against the tree line. Stay on the designated perimeter driveway for access to camping sites. Refrain from driving or parking in the open field. Camping is permitted during summer months Memorial Day weekend to end of September) by reservation only and with a minimum 48 hour notice. The upper meadow serves as feeding grounds for the horses during the winter season so care must be taken to preserve the soundness of the grass. If you'd like to "Glamp", take advantage of the "Cadillac Campsite Kitchen and Shower Shelter" (full kitchen services including cook and plate ware, and four hot showers w/dressing areas).

DIRECTIONS - can be easy if you don't depend on internet maps. While traveling EAST on Hwy 58 (south of Eugene), access to LaDuke Rd. is Harbor Drive, a cut through road between MP 32 and 33. Quickly you join onto LaDuke Rd. and head east (turn left). Tavel approximately 1-1/2 miles and once you pass over Grey Creek bridge, turn into the next driveway to the right. There is signage "Tired Dog Ranch" just past a post at the driveway entry with the address 47061 LaDuke Rd. If you've hit gravel, you've gone too far. Back up and look to your right. Travel up the driveway to your dwelling (Hen house is first, Celestial Yurt is second, Cascading Cottage is third, Cowboy Cabin is fourth, Campsites are at east end of property in an open meadow surrounding by a collosium of old and second growth trees).

If you need help starting a fire, don't hesitate to ask. The Cascadian Cottage has a washer and dryer with laundry detergent (please take care to use VERY LITTLE soap - like a tablespoon. There is camping available in the upper meadow with a "Cadillac Campsite Kitchen and Shower Shelter" featuring 4 hot shower rooms, sink, propane stove/range + 2-burner camp stove and fridge as well as a 3' x 8' stainless steel food prep table and long tile counter space for serving (NOT for heavy items). Cook and serve ware for up to 20 on site. "Leave no trace" policy strictly enforced. Four composting toilets located along perimeter of the campsite grounds. Campsites (1 vehicle, 1 tent, up to 4 in tent) is $15.00/night. Trailers (Camper/pull behind) are $25.00/night. Electric hook up is $10/day. Water hook up is $5/day. No sewage/septic service available. Cadillac Campsite Kitchen and Shower Shelter with full kitchen and four hot showers is $15/night per campsite. 48 hour reservation strictly enforced. Call (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) for Campsite Registration Form.
The Cascadian Cottage is filled w/rustic charm, fun, original artwork from local artists! Open floor plan features full kitchen, BA w/shower, vaulted ceilings, W/D. Three beds on 2 levels. Upstairs features 1 Queen & 1 Full Bed. Downstairs features 1 Full bed. Dining table for 6, sofa, wood stove & ductless heat pump, TV w/DVD's & Dish, big library & games. Dogs welcome for $35/weekend or $60/week, must be up to dat…

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Bedroom 2
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Westfir, Oregon, United States

Tired Dog Ranch is the last property on LaDuke Rd before it turns to national forest. The South Bank forest service road that continues east from LaDuke Rd. stretches to Larison Rock trail, Greenwaters Park and to Kitson Springs Rd. and Hills Creek reservoir with awesome tributaries and trails to explore. Surrounding the Ranch is untamed second and old growth forestland so I enjoy the quiet and privacy. The Willamette River is nearby with public access 1-1/2 miles to the east, and the moonlit skies at night in the upper meadow are breathtaking. Within the borders of this 18+ acre parcel are trails, a creek, hammocks to laze away the day and critters to engage with. You will get a kick out of the chickens, dog (Simba - border collie), outdoor cat (Orian), 2 Spanish mustang horses (Lydia and Margarita) and one mustang draft (Phileus Maximus Femoris), mini mule (One Eyed Sarah), and pinto pony (Obie Won Kanobi).
Tired Dog Ranch is the last property on LaDuke Rd before it turns to national forest. The South Bank forest service road that continues east from LaDuke Rd. stretches to Larison Rock trail, Greenwaters Park and…

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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 property and greet all guests if I am present at the time they arrive. I am available for questions, assistance and directions, but try to give everyone their space so they can have private enjoyment of the land... even though I'm a blast to be around if not filled with hay, oily hands or chicken poop ;). Please help yourself into the unlocked dwelling and I'll come to introduce myself and answer any questions you may have. Of course, I have my cell phone on my person at all times (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), so call if you like.
I live on the property and greet all guests if I am present at the time they arrive. I am available for questions, assistance and directions, but try to give everyone their space…
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
Pets are allowed