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Come Stay With Us At The Rookery, A Piece Of History Along The Rogue River!

Bedrooms 1
Space 575 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

One bedroom and bath with river access and room to explore.

The Rookery is a unique 2.7 acre property with 250 feet of Wild and Scenic Rogue River frontage. There is the opportunity to hear wild turkeys in the morning, share the view with a few deer and step into the river to fish for steelhead, salmon and pike. This is an opportunity to loose yourself to nature and take a break from the demands of the technological world. The Wren Den is an electronics-free zone. Board and lawn games are available for your use.

The cabin has a compact refrigerator, microwave, electric skillet and coffee pot, electric heat, overhead fan and wood-burning fireplace. There is a gas grill on the porch. The grounds provide access to the river, fire pit and chairs on the patios for relaxation, a zip line for youngsters and horse shoes for all.

A two night minimum stay is required but we believe that you will choose to stay longer to take advantage of all the activities available in the area. Grants Pass restaurants and farmer’s market, the Applegate Valley wineries and Cave Junction ’s Marble Caves and Great Cats World Park as well as fishing, white-water rafting and the hiking trails that abound.

We are always ready to provide information or answer questions regarding the property, area restaurants and local activities so plan on nesting with us for a week-end, a week or even longer!

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Mary Shields
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

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.

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,


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Grants Pass in Josephine County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 575 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Come Stay With Us At The Rookery, A Piece Of History Along The Rogue River!
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Everything was thought of!!!! Even down to toothbrushes.... so comfortable! Will be one of our most memorable getaways... thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming place, quiet and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped small kitchen, wonderful fireplace. Well kept grounds and easy access to the river. Caught 3 small trout. Enjoyed the chickens, turkeys and deer.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

i was so impressed how quaint the cabin is.Serene.Quiet with only sounds of wild turkeys and geese.

I loved sitting on the deck with coffee and watch the river and wild life around. Mary the host was wonderful.The cabin has all the comfort needed to make that stay a wonderful memory.ill be back!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rookery Wren was a quant place

  • 3 of 5

Rookery Wren was a quant place.


Quiet, comfortable bed, great fireplace


It was unseasonally cold there that weekend and the heaters were not doing the job. The fireplace too most of the day to heat the little cabin up (maybe I didn't know how to use it). The "kitchen" left much to be desired. Almost no counter space.

I would however try again during warmer weather.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super clean. Everything we needed was provided

  • 5 of 5

Everything was Great.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and Peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Two night stay in November.

PROS: Private, peaceful, quiet, beautiful! No road noise or street lights. No TV or internet

Fireplace was very nice

Wildlife (deer and wild turkeys) plentiful

Spacious bedroom, comfortable bed

15 minutes from everything you need

CONS: There is no sofa in the living area - just three chairs (a small loveseat would be nice)

The sink in the kitchenette is tiny! It would be a bit hassle if you had more than a few dishes to do. The kitchenette works fine for a quick breakfast(s).

A small lamp would be nice - the overhead lighting in the living area was bright and harsh.

The cabin took a long time initially to heat up. There are two small baseboard heaters and a fireplace. The first evening/night was very chilly! Once it everything heated (the next day) we were ok, but the floors were always cold. (bring slippers).

Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again. If you are looking for quiet and cozy - this is your place.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Baldini's in Merlin
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Merlin has several restaurants open all day.
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Grants Pass, Oregon

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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