Located in the small little town of Detroit, Oregon just above Detroit Lake our cabin boasts the smell of fresh cut pine and tree top views. When hanging out on the back deck it has a feeling of being in the top of the trees. During the summer months you can walk to the lake in as little as 15 minutes and during the winter months when the lake is not in there are plenty of winter activities to enjoy. The winter months are cozy in our sweet cabin, less than 750 sf but watching the storms pass through is still beautiful and peaceful.
But, our cabin is NOT PRIVATE! It is not out deep in the woods away from civilization! We are surrounded by lots of trees though! It is located on a neighboring street just above Hwy 22. At certain parts of our property you will see other homes/vacationers and the street can be busy because of the neighbors and other vacation homes located on this street. In the winter, it is very quiet but in the summer it can be busy, lots of hustle to get to the lake in addition families and friends hang out at campfires (if not banned) having fun. If you are looking for solitude and quiet, you can get that while in the cabin but you may very well still hear the neighbors. Sometimes I catch a guitar tune being played and I think that is very pleasant.
You can see the downtown area from the back of our cabin but from downtown our cabin is not visible. There is Hwy 22 and if road noise is an issue this cabin is not for you. The road noise does let up around 11:00 pm and if you are light sleeper you might hear it begin again around 6:00 am. So please consider carefully. We only bring this matter up so that if you have an expectation for a "quiet, out of the city experience" you will experience "small town activities" especially in the summer months. We do NOT want you to be disappointed. We are addressing critical reviews with these comments.
That being said, it is very comfortable, all amenities are provided for you and we have taken great care to insure that you feel "at home" and comfortable during your stay. It is a breath of fresh air when you arrive and hopefully you will find it perfect for your stay.
Our lovely hot tub is well placed but again our cabin is NOT private. In the evenings nobody would know you are in a hot tub but if taking a dip during the day there might be a passer by walking who would maybe catch a glimpse of your head but most likely you are not seen while in the hot tub. We placed it into a side of a hill, partially covered for weather and so we believe it is well placed and visually a nice break to look up into tree tops and mountain sides.
We are located off of Forest St which does come off Hwy 22. We are a street with neighbors. In the summer travel months this street gets busy but in the winter it is very quiet except for the rain storms beating on the metal roof. Very fun to be there in the winter watching the snow fall when these storms come through.
Our cabin nestled into a side of a hill is visible from the street but once inside you are transported to a cozy pine knotted and well furnished home away from home. When you arrive there is a walkway that is a bit like cobble stone and it leads you to the front porch area where our front door is located. We have placed an outside campfire setting nestled between several tall trees. When campfires are not banned we have lots of fun hanging out here with the campfire. We also cook over the fire pit. We have wood there always drying for the season. We ask you bring wood but if you run out there may be wood available for you to use.
Close to great activities! This area is a hiking haven. Just minutes to the Detroit Lake or Breitenbush River. The snow is usually at the cabin or less than 45 minutes away for snow skiing at Hoo Doo Ski Bowl. Snow parks are near or two hours to Bachelor Ski Resort. Breitenbush Hot Springs is about 20 minutes away for a day of food, fun and hot tubbing in an old growth forest.
We accommodate 2-4 people with one room inside loft area of cabin with queen size bed and a second room below the deck and ONLY accessible using the stairs off the back deck.
The downstairs area HAS A SEPARATE ENTRANCE. This is also where the washer and dryer are located. So if stairs are an issue this cabin is not for you. The inside room is also only accessible by stairs and again if mobility is limited I do not recommend our cabin. I also recommend strong consideration if you have small children as the downstairs room does not have access from inside the main cabin. Using the back deck, going down the stairs off of deck is the only way to access the second room.
Enjoy the cozy gas stove, surround sound TV (no cable) or venture out onto the large deck with forested view of the mountains and the small town of Detroit or just stay at the cabin and enjoy the hot tub nestled in the woods surrounding our cabin. Kitchen is well stocked with pans, utensils, glasses etc. There is usually plenty of condiments available in the fridge but if not there are 3 small grocery stores located in town. I recommend not relying on the stores for big food purchases but they are there for the emergency purchase.
One last note: Our goal is NOT to charge a cleaning fee so we ask our guests to leave the cabin as they found it, clean and ready for the next people to start their getaway just like you did. We ask our guests to wash their towels, remake the bed (do not have to wash sheets or blankets, just remake with clean linens provided for you) and to do general cleaning so that we don't have to charge you for cleaning after your stay. Your $150 Security Deposit is 100% refundable as long as we do NOT have to do ANY cleaning after your stay. Of course, you can choose to not do any cleaning but there will be a $35/hour and this will be deducted from your security deposit. Please ask questions when you inquire.
Located about an hour west of Sisters for great shopping or 1.5 hours to Bend.
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Keywords: Knotted pine cozy cabin, near lake, forest, wooded A-frame frame, water frontage, mountains, romantic getaway