|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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.
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
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'.
Large indoor spaces for groups to meet, Very upscale surroundings indoor coupled with wilderness access.
Had a great NY weekend with family and friends. Good Bear was nice to come off the mountain to.
Truly wonderful and a blessing for me and my family thank you so much
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.
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!
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.
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.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£606|
|Cleaning Fee||£113 + Tax|
Check In time is 3PM, Check out time is Noon