Quiet room on the first floor of a 100 year-old farmhouse on 7 acres south of Salem. Beautiful park-like setting close to town. Fully furnished, fridge and microwave, private bath, access to laundry room.
Large front window looks out over the front lawn with tall firs. Very quiet; own bathroom. Easy to use propane fireplace with thermostat. Also, the room has a microwave and small fridge, if you want to cook simple meals. There are 2 bowls, 2 coffee mugs, paper plates and plastic cutlery. Also see our listing "Studio Retreat in the Country"; same house and property, but good for longer stays.
Access to front porch, circular drive and grounds, shared laundry room.
Interaction with Guests
Jay is available for questions about the area and apartment; Cynthia teaches but would love to meet you if she is here. Cynthia will include an art or writing lesson for $35 per hour if interested. Jay is available if you have questions.
A rural setting on the edge of Salem. Because of the tall trees and surrounding acreage, civilization seems far away. Easy access from I-5, plenty of restaurants nearby, as well as larger stores and food markets. We are one hour south of Portland, one hour east of the coast, one hour west of Cascades, one hour north of Eugene.
5 miles south of downtown Salem. City bus stop 1/4 mile away.
Other Things to Note
Gravel driveway, no covered parking. Lucy is a lab-mix, and friendly; Milo is a grey Manx cat, friendly and curious.
No smoking. Cynthia is asthmatic.
Small pets may be allowed; please ask first.
Check-in after 2pm; check-out by noon, although we can be flexible.
Drive slowly on property; animals present.
I only got to meet Jay because of my hectic schedule during my stay and he was so welcoming! The room is exactly what I needed clean comfy warm!! Super cute! I had a very relaxing morning having coffee in the porch ☺️☺️ Thank you SOOOO much!!
The Fireplace Room was perfect for our needs...cozy, warm, comfortable. The shower/bath tub/restroom large and spacious. I loved soaking in the tub! And outside on the porch, two great chairs for relaxation. The spacious property is a quiet (email hidden)d Jay and Cynthia the perfect hosts: both artists of great skill and creativity, one with paint brushes and the other with metal. We felt so at home that we didn't even lock our door. We'll certainly come back and we highly recommend this to anyone: especially folks who like quiet, nature, art and not over the top frilly things. This old farmhouse sings a deep tune of a rich life.
Sweet, sweet, sweet. All the flowers in bloom and the green fields. Easy natural friends, two legged and four. Classic cool old house with my guest room basically private, as in I didn't have to traipse through anyone's life to get to it.
Great place, great folk
really nice house we like it
Exactly as pictured and described. Excellent hosts. Using the propane fireplace I could make the room as warm as I wanted it to be. My time there was quite relaxing and peaceful.
I was met by Jay and his great pets, all of whom accompanied me on a tour of the attractive country acreage. Jay then showed me to the Fireplace Room, which was comfortable on a couple cool nights thanks to the fireplace and its thermostat.
I was disappointed in never meeting Cynthia, who was either teaching school or unwell. Lucy the dog and Milo the cat did their best to make up for her absence.
Jay also greeted me on my return for my second night, as did Lucy.
At first exposure, the close but not adjoining bath seemed on the cool side and might have benefited from a heater of some kind. However, the shower was excellent, the water was nice and hot, and I was no longer cold!
Overall, a pleasant stay in the countryside just outside Salem.
I was looking for a last minute stay and was warmly greeted by Jay and was able to meet Cynthia upon my departure in the morning. Both were very friendly hosts and made me feel welcome. The room and private bath were clean and the the bed was very comfortable. The fridge and microwave were an added bonus and the gas stove made the room very cozy. There was a TV but no cable but that was not a problem since their wifi worked wonderfully. I would highly recommend this rustic accommodation.
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Cynthia is a painter, writer and art teacher; she has been teaching art classes at the college level for 19 years. She loves to hike, bike, kayak, run and bird-watch. Jay is a welder and machinist, mostly retired. He loves to fix and build things. We also have Lucy, a lab-mix, and Milo, a grey Manx cat.