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Good Bear Ranch House Retreat. Host a workshop, conference or family reunion

Bedrooms 7
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

This property is best suited to groups looking for a business or family retreat.

This, one of a kind, rustic log home tucked into the base of the Elkhorn Mountains is anything but rustic when it comes to amenities. It is a large (5200 Sq. Ft.) home located on 250 acres bordered by Wallowa Whitman National Forest. There is scenery, hiking, snowshoeing, and wildlife right out the backdoor. You are with in minutes of The Elkhorn Trail and many Wilderness access options. Anthony Lakes ski area is 45 minutes away. It is a 12 mile trip into Historic Baker City.

Seven bedrooms and four baths accommodate up to 14 people. Air mattresses or tent camping allows for more guests. It is a perfect spot for a group retreat or workshop. The main living areas are well suited to meetings or workshops in a relaxed, elegant setting. WiFi access lets everyone stay in touch with customers while enjoying a few days of team building.

Behind the house there is a grassy, wooded area with a large fire pit, water access and picnic table. Make smores, tell stories or simply listen to the elk bugling across the meadow. The house has a large wrap around deck, including a furnished, covered area (we lounge over coffee and breakfast here in warm weather) near the kitchen/main entry.

The house was built in 1979 with large diameter, hand hewn spruce logs. We recently completed a three year renovation project that provides top quality finish materials and modern amenities. The casual but elegant feel of the house is accentuated by hardwood floors, granite countertops, oriental carpets, chrystal chandeliers, antique furniture, leather couches original artwork and fine bedding. It has a gourmet kitchen (farm sink, professional, dual fuel range) capable of feeding a crowd. Two massive floor to ceiling stone fireplaces grace the main living areas, both upstairs and down. There are spectacular views out every window.

There are two open loft bedrooms. One with two twin beds and one with a queen bed. There is a catwalk between bedrooms overlooking the living room.

The main floor hosts a large entry way for depositing all of your outdoor gear, aforementioned kitchen with counter seating for 8-10, dining room with seating at the large table for up to 14 and a comfy conversation area of leather sofa and chairs, an additional sitting room with sofa, four comfy chairs and TV/DVD, small bath with toilet, shower and sink, large 'spa' bath with jetted tub and two sinks, small sun room perfect for a temporary bedroom or warming up on a winter day. Most of the main floor has high vaulted ceilings of knotty pine tongue and groove planks.

Downstairs are five more bedrooms, two bathrooms and an expansive game room. The master bedroom has a queen bed, pull out queen couch and TV/DVD. The master bath has a toilet, shower and two sinks. The 'Pink' room has a queen bed, large closet and child's pop up, portable 'crib'. The 'Cedar' room has a queen bed and large closet. The 'Blue Room' has a double bed. The 'Yellow Room' has a double bed. The game room has a pool/ping pong table, foosball table, TV/DVD/Wii and access to high speed network.

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Robin Coen
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2017

About Robin Coen

My parents bought this property in the 1960's and I inherited it from them in 2005. I lived there as a young girl and spent most of my days outside, exploring the fields and forests, riding horses, tending to my 4-H projects or 'helping' my dad with ranch chores. At University of Washington I majored in Forestry and spent summers working for the Forest Service. After college I spent the next 20 years working in sales positions for large corporations such as GE, Caterpillar Tractor, Digital Equipment Corp. and Xerox. I traveled extensively but always wished to return to the West that I loved. I was finally able to with a move to Boise ID in 1990. I have been in Boise since then and travel regularly to our ranch property in Baker City. I now have a family in Boise that consists of myself, my husband, Ray, two daughters, two stepchildren and their spouses and five grand children. We spend many long weekends at Good Bear Ranch, sledding, snowshoeing, hiking and cooking fun family meals. I am an artist in progress and derive most of my inspiration from photos taken on the ranch property. I am currently working on a series of large wildflower paintings called 'Rocky Mountain Treasure'.

Robin Coen purchased this cabin in 1962

Why Robin Coen chose Eastern Oregon

This property has been in my family since I was 5 years old. We lived, and operated a cattle ranch there during the 1960's. In later years we used the property as a family summer home and then my parents retired there in 1978. The log home was built in 1979 by master crafter Don Dickerson and his wife 'Dort'.

What makes this cabin unique

Large indoor spaces for groups to meet, Very upscale surroundings indoor coupled with wilderness access.


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(30 traveller reviews)

Good Bear Ranch House Retreat. Host a workshop, conference or family reunion
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Very accommodating

  • 5 of 5

Had a great NY weekend with family and friends. Good Bear was nice to come off the mountain to.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome will return

  • 5 of 5

Truly wonderful and a blessing for me and my family thank you so much

  • Review Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

The home was very nice. This listing description was very accurate, the listing stated that the sun room could be used as an extra bedroom and we did use it as a bedroom, it is very small but it worked for us. The home was clean and comfortable. We did not have any issues everything worked fine, except the last day of our stay the wifi wasn't working. However, on our way out of town we saw the service men working along side of the road so I'm assuming they were working on it. The home is located in a beautiful area. We only saw deer and wild turkeys we waited and waited to see some elk! Our stay was very comfortable and I would recommend my friends to stay at Robin's.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you had a good stay. Yes, the phone/wifi was actually down for a day as the crews worked to fix it. Not sure what happened but definitely a small risk in rural areas. As for the elk, they have gone into fall hiding for hunting season. I do believe that it was bow season when you were there. They are pretty smart about that stuff. We miss them as well. Thanks so much for your kind feedback.
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Hermiston. Oregon

A Great Family Reunion Site

  • 5 of 5

The Good Bear Ranch is a beautiful home with a gorgeous setting in the Baker Valley. Our family enjoyed the weekend and the venue provided well for our needs. The separate bedrooms allowed families to have privacy when needed and the common rooms provided great settings for visiting and activities for the younger generation.

We spent a lot of time on the deck overlooking the valley and enjoyed watching the herd of 50+ elk come down for their morning and evening feedings in the adjoining pasture. There were some wild turkeys that joined the feeding each day as well.

The large kitchen provided ample room for food preparation and buffet style service. Loft bedrooms are subject to noise and light from the dining/living room area so should be reserved for the late night sleepers rather than the early sleepers.

Baker City is conveniently close enough to get groceries and supplies and also provides for recreational and entertainment opportunities. A personal favorite is Barley Brown's for good food and great beer!

As with planning any event, it was difficult to get a firm count on people that would be attending the event, but the owner was very flexible and worked with us on scheduling the event. Our family enjoyed finding a place that allowed everyone to stay in the same location and will look to come back to the Good Bear Ranch when we meet in Eastern Oregon again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful, wonderful. So glad to facilitate family connections.
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Beautiful property. Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures didn't do this place justice. I was pleasantly surprised when I walked in. It looks lovely in the pictures and even better in person. We had a wonderful time at the ranch. A herd of elk came in every night and left every morning. There was plenty of room for all of my children and grandchildren. We loved the pool table. If we had a problem with anything the caretakers were very responsive. A lovely place to have a vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful complement. Thank you so much and glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Bend, OR


  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Good Bear Ranch for our "Chadweek Annual Family Reunion." The house was perfect for our needs; the kitchen spacious and had most of the amenities we needed. The views are awe inspiring as well. The decks outside became favorite hangouts. We took the time to explore the area hiking and biking on the Elkhorn Crest Trail, Perry's swimming hole near LaGrande, and the Museums and Interpretive Center. I would caution that for us in late June there were ticks (this is the great outdoors you know!) so prepare for that. Mosquitoes were very light if even noticeable. Thank you Robin for allowing us to gather. It was wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind feedback. Glad you all had a great time. I will make a note to remind guests about the ticks. They are generally gone by July. We have not had much trouble with them as they seem to prefer dogs over people. It is best to do a tick check on dogs and people after an outing.
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Boise, Idaho
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Earth and Vine Wine Bar, Barley Browns Brew Pub
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Baker City
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Bull Ridge Brew Pub, Geiser Grand Hotel
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Anthony Lakes
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £606
Cleaning Fee £113 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Check In time is 3PM, Check out time is Noon

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Baker City in Oregon

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double sinks, granite, tile and in room thermostat
    Full Bath Downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Two sinks, granit, tile and in room thermostat
    Main Floor Spa - Jacuzzi , Large room with two sinks, granite, tile and thermostat
    Main Floor Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Adjascent to spa bath
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Includes walk in closet, queen, leather sleep sofa, TV, DVR
    Cedar Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Large closet, view of valley
    Pink Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , Child bed is a pop-up travel crib, has mountain view
    Blue Room - 1 Double Bed , Sunny south side windows
    Yellow Room - 1 Double Bed , Sunny south facing windows
    West Loft - 2 Single Bed , Loft room open to main floor, knotty pine, pitched ceiling
    North Loft - 1 Large Double Bed , Loft bedroom open to main floor, pine board, pitched ceiling
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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