Our forest sanctuary cottage nestled on 40 acres in the heart of wine country is so peaceful and beautiful--and only fifteen minutes from Eugene! Originally built to house spiritual retreats, we invite you to come experience its special serenity.
Imagine having the best of both worlds on your next Oregon outing…in the heart of Oregon’s wine country—so peaceful and away from it all, yet only fifteen minutes from Eugene! Our forest sanctuary cottage is nestled on 40 acres of woodlands and meadows, with over a dozen premiere wineries nearby, (many of them within 10 to 15 minutes) and the city just minutes away.
Take a wine tour, check out Eugene’s shops and restaurants or spend the afternoon at Saturday Market, enjoy local hikes with expansive views or a gentle walk alongside the Willamette, rejuvenate yourself at a local day spa, take a drive to the Oregon coast (1.5 hour), or along the scenic McKenzie River (40 minutes), cheer the Ducks at a UO game, revel at the annual Oregon Country Fair (25 minutes), hear world-class concerts at Eugene’s Oregon Bach Festival (mid-June to mid-July) and Hult Performing Arts Center, or bicycle your way along rolling hills and pastures on the area’s most popular cycling route, Lorane Highway.
Or simply settle into the quiet beauty and comforts of your own personal sanctuary. Originally built for spiritual retreats, our forest sanctuary cottage has a unique round design that's very spacious with expansive windows, 15-foot ceilings, large circular skylight and lovely bamboo floors. It's beautifully decorated throughout and features a bedroom with king size bed, four double-size futons that convert to beds as needed; a well-equipped kitchenette with fridge, two-burner gas stove, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker and electric kettle with complimentary coffee and tea; a living area with TV (local channels in HD), DVD and a Bose music system to plug-in your music player; full bathroom with shower; your own private deck overlooking the forest and two tree swings and a hammock to lounge in. Or even get a massage with local massage therapist, Jacob Camara (visit (URL HIDDEN) - sessions take place in the cottage) for a special relaxing treat!
Outside you can explore nature trails throughout our 40 acres of forest and meadows. Watch deer and wild turkeys grazing right outside your window and say hello to the other abundant wildlife that roams the land.
Also we're kid and dog-friendly. A $25 fee applies for each dog, which we collect when you arrive. Sorry, no cats. Since we take extra care to clean up really well after guests with dogs, we've never had any issues with anyone with allergies.
We hope you’ll choose to stay with us on your next visit to Eugene and the Willamette Valley. Our goal is to do whatever we can to make your stay comfy, peaceful and truly renewing!
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We want our guests to have the peace and quiet they deserve, but should you need anything, please just give Roger (the property manager for April through July) a call or a text at (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) anytime :) We're very happy to show you around when you arrive, or during your stay with us.
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Our goal is to provide you with a truly beautiful place for a really affordable price. We keep the same affordable rate year-round and keep our refundable deposit low. Local and state room taxes are included in our rates.
Our land is a sanctuary for our family and guests, as well as for the wildlife and forest. We ask that you observe these rules:
--No parties, loud music, loud behavior or illegal drugs. Any guests disturbing the peace will be asked to leave.
--No more than two vehicles are allowed.
--No campfires due to fire danger.
--No smoking indoors, please ask where our outside designated smoking area is.
--Please remove your shoes when inside.
--Children need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.
--Groups of 4+ people have a minimum 2 night stay.
--Check-in time is anytime after 3pm - Check-out time is noon. Earlier check-in may be available with advance notice.
--Dogs may be considered with a $25 per dog fee. Please leave your pet deposit on the kitchen counter, table, or provide to on-site property manager, Roger. Sorry, we don't take cats. Here's our pet guidelines:
--Dogs must be on leash while outside (for their protection, so they don't chase after deer and get lost.)
--Please don't leave them alone while inside.
--Please keep them off of beds and furniture - bring a pet bed for them.
--It's important to trim their nails before you arrive, because they will scratch our wood floors.
Thank you for your interest in our forest sanctuary cottage. We hope to welcome you here sometime soon!
Hello, I'm Aaron and this is my father Bruce and his wife Theresa. We’ve been blessed to live almost ten years at this beautiful place and enjoy sharing it with family, friends and guests. Bruce is a retired electrical contractor who now focuses on taking care of our large property. Theresa is a professional musician who plays clarinet, piano, and celtic harp and I'm currently pursuing graduate studies in family counseling on a career track to become a family counselor. We love living in Eugene area - especially out in the country, while also being close to Eugene and everything it offers. We have also held occasional retreats on our land and feel a great sense of purpose in making it a sanctuary for all who visit here.