One bedroom and bath with river access and room to explore.
About Mary Shields
I am retired from the world of education and now able to concentrate on what I love best-finding new projects that allow me to use my various DIY skills to repurpose or find new purpose in things around me. I love to garden and work with stained glass, sew and read and even make soap and lotion. Now that I have land to play with, I have even established a vegetable garden that goes beyond patio tomatoes! I have come a long way from Kirkland, Illinois across more world wide byways than I could have imagined. But that would be a story for over a glass of wine!
Mary Shields purchased this Cabin in 2014
Why Mary Shields chose Grants Pass
My home was built in the 1950's and used as a fishing retreat by Hollywood actors including Howard Duff and Ida Lupino. It was built to last in a workman's fishing camp style. The care taken by the builder is evident in the detail work done on cabinets and desks. Unfortunately it had been abandoned for four years prior to my purchasing it. My son and I have been working to revive the grounds, refresh the buildings and still maintain the vintage charm that makes it such a wonderful place to share with family and friends. I love to contemplate what life was like when Rock Hudson, Doris Day, John Wayne and others came to play and party right here where I live. Oh the stories that this old house could tell!
What makes this Cabin unique
The barn wood walls tell the story of the floods that have fashioned the Rogue into what it is today. I awake to the call of the wild turkeys, watch the deer amble through the yard and hope they aren't so hungry that they will sample even those plants rated as deer resistant! Every day the river is there bringing a sense of calm and the promise of something new to experience for me and each rafter and fishermen on the river that day. It is a life lived outside or snuggled up with a book in front of the fire, full of hard work or long dreamy hours, of Tom Sawyer days with no agenda or opportunities to explore the many activities available in the surrounding towns and country side,
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Quite comfortable at the Wren Den
Mary, her son Chris, and the little Tommy dog are greet and welcome hosts. The cabin is situated on a spacious property with access to the river and a close drive to some county parks. The cabin itself is quite cozy and a nice place to accomplish some work.
Quite, cozy, beautiful, comfy, relaxing, private, away from the hustle and bustle but close enough.
Cabin is clean. Situated amongst mature oaks. Walk down the path to great riverside access, porch style swings, and outside fire pit. Stay warm in Fall and Winter by keeping the wood stove stoked up. Great space saving tables in the cabin and on the front porch (deck) that open and close with ease, providing all the dining space that you need. Great spots to sit and sip or drink and play. 13 minutes northwest of Highway 199. Only 23 minute drive to Grants Pass. 4 minutes to https://wildlifeimages.org a cool place to view wild beasts. Many wineries/vineyards within 30minutes. Hit Schmidt Family Vineyards for lunch followed by Rosella's Vineyard & Winery for a free tasting (not advertised but next door to Schmidt. For the kids or Big Kids hit Fort Vannoy Farms (Fall Season) for pumpkin blaster (shoot a school bus with a 10 # pumpkin canon), only 10 minutes from the cabin. Or ROUGE CREAMERY right next door.
If you just want to hide from the world, close the curtains and enjoy. Internet is available @ the main house, but does not work in the cabin (as advertised). Not a cell free zone, but close. Bring her favorite DVD with you for some snuggle time on the couch.
Best away visit for couples who like each other and a good deal of nature.
Recommend bringing a small bag of ice for the baby fridge if you need ice in your cocktails.
Great place to visit and would definitely return.
The host is excellent and will provide as much or as little interaction as desired.
We stayed two nights and liked it.
It was small, as advertised, so that was fine. We expected to spend most of our time in the backyard by the river. But the river was not exactly in our backyard. It is down the path, between two other houses and in somebody else's backyard. We still spend a good deal of time there, but the convenience was less than expected.
A couple of things in the cabin did not work. We contacted Chris and his dog Tommy. They were always friendly and helpful.
The Rookery is excellent!
Very easy to rent. Lovely quiet place. Great to your coffee and go sit by the river in the morning, glass of wine in the evening. Loved everything about this place. If you want to close to hustle and bustle this isn't the pkace for you. But if you want quiet country its perfect!
Nice and quiet!
No traffic, no WiFi, no phones or cell phones and no TV! A Very quiet stay in a peaceful setting with easy access to the river! Loved it! The lack of electronics can be both a blessing and a curse - if you really need to, walk down to the main house and you will have WiFi. Sit on the porch in the evening and enjoy yourself, truly a gem! If you want to get away from it for a while - this is the place to do it
Anniversary R & R
We wanted a place where we could just kick back and relax. The whole site was pretty private and was just what we needed. We really enjoyed playing in the river every afternoon. The owner was very gracious.
From this location it is a day trip to visit Crater Lake, Oregon Caves, Big Cats, Wild Life Images. There are many wineries in the area that offer tours and tasting, lavender farms and a zip line course.