Soapstone Woodland River Retreat


Entire cabin hosted by Nicole

  1. 8 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 2 baths
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Private & Secluded! This famous river & writing retreat, built based on nature's Fibonacci Sequence, was designed by architect Will Martin. It's hosted writers such as Cheryl Strayed, author of "Wild". Located on 22 acres & privately situated on a beautiful river in the midst of a true PNW woodland. Enjoy your own private trails, salmon spawning in the fall & early winter, and the sounds of nature. Adults & kids will love the "writer's cube" perched at the top of the house. The PNW at its best!

The space
All through the residence there are large expanses of window that look out on the forest and creek, and skylights through which you can see the moon and stars at night.

The main bedroom is on the ground floor. The twenty-foot vaulted ceiling has a skylight over the bed and two walls of windows looking out over Soapstone Creek and the forest. It is separated from the main structure by a covered breezeway. The main bedroom has 2 beds - one queen and one full.

The main building has a kitchen and dining area, a living room with wood stove, bathroom with shower, and a washer/dryer. One entire section of the roof is a "sun roof" which makes the cabin light no matter the weather. A sleeping loft (which is the 2nd bedroom) with a built-in double bed facing the sun roof is the second level of the main building, with its own private upper deck. A staircase provides access to the sleeping loft.

"The cube” is the third level, perched forty-feet above the main floor, and aligned exactly north, south, east west. It has a built-in desk and large round windows on all four sides looking down on the creek, forest, and meadow. A short built-in wooden ladder from the loft provides access.

There is also a double futon in the main living area as well as a twin "Captain's bed". Linens are provided for the 2 queen beds and the full bed and we ask that you bring sleeping bags if you want to use the futon and Captain's Bed :-).

There is also a smaller 2nd full bathroom located in the breezeway.

Guests have access to 22 acres, which include walking trails, an outdoor pavilion in the meadow, the beautiful river with a trail right to the edge, a fire pit on the deck, and the famous "writer's cube" on top of the house. The house is in the "sun belt" in the coastal range and only 12 miles from the beach, so trips to the Oregon Coast are easy to coordinate! It is an hour and 20 minutes from downtown Portland.

PETS: Dogs (50lbs and under) are allowed if guests are careful to pick up after them and don't allow them on the beds. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU BOOK IF YOU HAVE A PET! There is a $40 total fee for the first pet - no matter how long you stay, so not a per night fee :-). If you have 2 pets it's $60 total for the length of your stay. This will be put in the "special offer" place. If you have a pet you think will be fine and is larger just ask. Thank you! They must stay off all furniture and beds so please bring a bed for them!

This is a private retreat.

For summertime I will give preference to week-long rentals. For weekends 3 nights will be given preference.

If you have a baby, no need to count her/him in your # of guests (though please let me know who will be staying when you book :-)). Otherwise please account for total # of guests when you book as well as mention any pets.

Please do not inquire for super large groups (such as weddings). There is not enough parking and such for that kind of use at Soapstone. Thank you!

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Living room
1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Unincorporated Clatsop County, Oregon, United States

Private retreat on 22 acres in the woods on Soapstone Creek. It's a lovely secluded cabin.

Hosted by Nicole

  1. Joined in February 2014
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I am an herbalist, author, biologist, anthropologist, & outdoor survival skills instructor. I love nature and all it has to offer us. This is why I love Soapstone Retreat & Ironstone Lodge (Redmond, OR) so dearly. Even when you are inside it feels as if you are connected to all that is around you. I hope that those who visit my homes see their uniqueness and special spirit. I also have my own herbal apothecary (Nicole's Apothecary) and grow a lot of my own food and medicine. Enjoy your stay!
I am an herbalist, author, biologist, anthropologist, & outdoor survival skills instructor. I love nature and all it has to offer us. This is why I love Soapstone Retreat & Ironsto…


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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm

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