Goldy's corner on 5th and Cook, in downtown Tumalo, has been a destination along the Deschutes River since 1910. Tumalo, then known as Laidlaw, was pegged as an ideal spot along the Deschutes, in the heart of prime farmland and timber country. Ultimately, development turned to Bend, and Tumalo remained a slice of small town authenticity that welcomes all who pass by. We have local owned businesses and restaurants that supply everything that you need, in a magnificent and convenient setting that has been appreciated for over 100 years.
Goldy's Hideaway is a fully furnished, 1 bedroom apartment with a king sized bed and a queen hideabed. The bathroom has the original claw foot tub soaking tub, as well as a washer and dryer. The fully equipped kitchen merges vintage elements with modern conveniences. There is WIFI and Cable TV, plus a computer printer for your convenience.
Goldy's offers a lovely and quiet place to stay in the heart of Tumalo, tucked around the corner on 5th Ave. since 1910, the shop owner's family lived behind the hardware store, and ran a boarding house as well. Nowadays, I use the front half of the building as my studio, where I create leather garments and furnishings. There is a private garden that provides an oasis within the bustle of town, at times quiet enough to hear the river.
Goldy's corner has always been a gathering place for those who want to explore a genuine piece of Out West, and you're as likely to see a massive John Deere filling up at the gas station as you are to see a 6 point Buck strolling through town. There's a store across the street and the Tumalo Coffeehouse just a block away. There's never a shortage of things to do, so I'm happy to help out with any connections that strike your curiosity.
Tumalo is on Hwy 20, where it crosses the Deschutes River, just 15 minutes from Redmond Airport, downtown Bend and Sisters. Tumalo State Park is a mile away, as well as National Forest and BLM lands for outdoor enthusiasts of every interest. We are located on an Oregon Scenic Bike Route, the Twin Bridges Loop, which connects downtown Bend, Shevlin Park, mountain vistas and local farmlands with a trip right through town past Goldy's. There are endless bike riding options right from Goldy's door, for road bikes or mt. bikes, so you can arrive on 2 wheels as easily as 4. There's even off street parking if you've got more wheels than that, with plenty of room for horse trailers or RV's.
Dogs are welcome at Goldy's with approval. We know that we love to travel with our fun, furry friends if we can, so dogs with good manners, (paws off the furniture, please!) are welcome with a $10/night fee. The garden is fenced but not escape proof, so all guests are responsible for controlling their dog at all times.There are many places to walk both on and off leash right from Goldy's door.
A stay at Goldy's gives you a taste of small town living in sunny Central Oregon
Goldy's is not a shared housing setting, so common courtesy are the house rules. If guest dogs have the approval of Goldy's management/owner then we have agreed that the dogs will keep all paws off of the furniture and that any damage caused by pets, whether on or off of Goldy's property, will be the responsibility of the pet owner. Goldy's provides washable blankets to cover anything in order to prevent damage by guest pets. Goldy's provides a fenced yard as a courtesy barrier for guest dogs and is NOT guaranteed, petproof confinement.
I am a lifelong designer and working artist. I have an amazing, historic building in the town of Tumalo, outside of Bend, right on the Deschutes River. I've kept my art studio in the front of the building, where I create leather garments and furniture, and have created Goldy's in the back. I love the convenient, rural lifestyle that Bend offers and have a big, wonderful dog and a wizened horse that I delight in riding all over our vast deserts and forests. I also love to kayak, ski, hike, dance, yoga, feast on fine foods, garden, painting, photography, and reveling in the sunshine.
I grew up in Portland, Oregon and love the vitality of cities, but I was always enchanted with the idea of having horses in my back yard. I was eager some space, privacy and small town with a sense of community. Tumalo is that blend of local owned businesses and various characters that all fulfills the desire for connection and involvement. Now I'm one of the characters and I know my local color! Everything to do and where to do it, too.
I've traveled a great deal and look forward to sharing my amazing location with others.
I also have the urge to roll on out and explore places yet undiscovered.