Celestial Yurt at Tired Dog Ranch

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Yurt hosted by Sally

4 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bath
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Ooh La La Romantic! 30' diameter Pacific Yurt w/open floor plan, skylite dome, wood stove, King Bed & Queen fold out Couch w/memory foam topper (under King Bed), TV w/DVD's, VHS's, CD player w/CDs, DISH, wi-fi, games, toys & puzzles! Full service kitchen/dishes & cook/serveware, gas stove/range, deep sink, drying rack, toaster, microwave & coffee maker. Table seats 4. BA w/Clawfoot Tub/Shower! Dogs welcome at $15/dog/night (2 max), must be UTD on shots/flea control. No aggressive dogs.

The space
The CELESTIAL YURT (sleeps up to 4) Is truly a unique and popular experience! This 30' diameter Pacific Yurt (the largest size made) features canvas cover, lattice walls with space-age insulation, 12" plank floor and open floor plan. The conical open beam ceiling and sky-lite dome cap opens up for air flow and screened vinyl windows that open from the outside with canvas shudders, double french door and covered porch. The interior features full-service Kitchen w/deep sink and drying rack, propane gas range, apartment size refrigerator, two repurposed equipment lockers for dish, glass, cup, cook and serve ware (came from U of O West Grandstands) and butcher block table; A small Dining area has a wood table (I ate on as a kid!) and 4 chairs. The sleeping area features a KING bed with antique mirrored dresser/vanity and nightstand. The great room space features Couch pull out to queen bed w/topper, bedding rack, trunk coffee table, 2 swivel rockers, 42" flat screen TV w/blue ray player + streaming video through Direct TV network, wi-fi, DVD. A credenza with games, puzzles and blocks underneath are for your enjoyment, but please put all toys back when finished. They are not chewing toys for pets, please. A big wood stove (with wood, kindling, paper, matches and fire starter cubes) greets you to the right of the double french doors and antique fold out movie seats from the old Springfield Theater are propped to your left. The bathroom with privacy wall and curtained entry features standard toilet, pedestal sink w/mirror and clawfoot tub/shower along with towel rack, hooks and rods. There is a covered porch and a multiple of steps to enter the dwelling. $125/night - summer (May-October); $110/night winter (November - April).

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

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. This dwelling is nearby the chicken coop where approximately 18 laying chickens and a few very impressive roosters live. They are released from their coop at no earlier than 9:00 a.m. so you won't have Goldie or Red waking you up. If you are a light sleeper, consider this. The crowing will be quite muffled in the early morning, though can be heard from this glorified tent structure. The chickens are free-range during the day and moderately entertaining as they blunder bugs and grass leaves around the orchard.

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 hide-a-key frog sitting on an antique wood stove on the porch (to the right of the door). Please leave key inside frog when locking up. The back door only has a push button lock (no key - very old school). 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 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.

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, and children remaining 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. Any damages will be charged. Non-report of broken or damaged items will also receive negative feedback.

DETAILS ABOUT EACH ADDITIONAL DWELLING:
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.

The CARRIAGE HOUSE - a perfect crash pad for a solo traveler or couple who want a "tiny house" experience, except with a big bedroom and 50" TV. The rear is a studio with kitchen (with under counter fridge, single stainless sink, microwave, 4-burner propane stove, coffee maker and AWESOME views of the pasture and horses), living room with fold out futon couch (full bed), padded chair, table with seating for three), bathroom (toilet and shower - brush your teeth and wash your hands in kitchen sink) AND separate carpeted Bedroom with King bed, small bureau, armoire, small dresser, 50" TV with Dish and Wi-Fi, DVD's and VHS. The Foyer is perfect for dropping the bags, setting up the doggy bed or parking valuable equipment like bikes. $115/night summer, $100/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 - October
Winter months - November - 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 & working farm with free range chickens, pasture, campsite meadow w/big fire pit, basketball court, shelters and horse shoe pit), 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 20+ free range chickens (hen and a few roosters), farm cat (Kitty Bonkers), farm dogs named Simba (fat old border mix) and Buster (young Great Pyrenees) and 5 horses and two sheep. 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 – 10 Mbps
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with Netflix, Chromecast, standard cable
Bathtub
Indoor fireplace
Children’s books and toys
Fire pit
Apartment size refrigerator

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Westfir, Oregon, United States

Tired Dog Ranch is located on 18 peaceful, diverse and private acres and is the last parcel before 100's of square miles of national forest and the Cascade Range. The dwellings are located far from the access road and buffered by a pasture and wooded hillside. DIRECTIONS - can be easy if you don't depend on outdated or inaccurate internet maps. While traveling on Hwy 58, 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 1-1/2 miles. Once you pass over Grey Creek bridge, turn RIGHT into the next driveway. There is signage "Tired Dog Ranch" just past a post at the driveway entry with the address 47-61 LaDuke Rd. If you've hit gravel, you've gone too far - back up and turn right. Travel up the driveway to your dwelling. Carriage Hen House is first and on left side, Yurt is just beyond and to the right, Cottage is up the hill a bit more and on the left, Cabin is the last dwelling - also on the left, Campsite is at east end of property and abuts the national forest.If traveling EAST on Hwy. 58, you will pass MP 32 and turn Right on Harbor Drive (cut thru road), then turn Left on LaDuke Rd. Head east until you cross over Grey Creek bridge (about 1-1/2 miles from Harbor Dr.) and take the next driveway to the Right. There is a sign "Tired Dog Ranch" and address posted. Follow driveway up to dwellings. If you hit gravel, back up and look to your right.

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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…

During your stay

I live on the grounds, very much in the background, but available if you need anything. During the colder days, I will make sure the heaters are on prior to your arrival to take the chill off. You will have kindling, paper/firestarter, matches/lighter and wood for your stay. If you run out, let me know and I will restock the wood rack on the covered porch. If you need help with the fire, please call me and I can run down to assist - older wood stove with knobs and dials). Instructions are on the credenza behind the sofa. Ask if you need help with fire making and maintaining so you don't blow through the wood needlessly.
I live on the grounds, very much in the background, but available if you need anything. During the colder days, I will make sure the heaters are on prior to your arrival to take t…

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Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
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No smoking
Pets are allowed

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