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

Bedrooms 7
Space 5,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
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.

More Details

Robin Coen
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Baker City in Baker County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • limited accessibility
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

Good Bear Ranch House Retreat. Host a workshop, conference or family reunion
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews
Eugene, OR

Incredible view outstanding lodge

  • 5 of 5

Good Bear Ranch provided a perfect retreat for our family's spring break week. We celebrated grandpa's 70th birthday with our two sons and their families. The lodge held all thirteen family members with ease and provided space and activities for everyone. The age range was 2 1/2 to 70 and everyone enjoyed the space. During the day grandchildren did the outstanding Anthony Lakes Ski Camp (amazing program) but when we returned the house was perfect. A well appointed and spacious kitchen worked well for whomever was cooking. The foosball. pool table were enjoyed, and grandchildren enjoyed the extensive video collection. The wonderful dining table seated everyone comfortably The incredible view of the Wallowa Mountains and the elk grazing in the meadow below only added to our perfect week

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, yes, yes. So glad it worked well for you. This is exactly what I hope will be our guests experience.
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Magical home and property.

  • 5 of 5

Fully equipped kitchen, original art and plush bedding all in a gorgeous mountain setting surrounded by wildlife.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This is not your typical vacation home rental....this is a lodge! It is absolutely gorgeous. The accommodations are wonderful in every aspect. The house is very fully and sufficiently stocked with everything you could possibly use or need. The view is spectacular. We had a basketball team there for the state championship tournament in Baker City. There is so much room that the teens enjoyed their space while the adults relaxed in theirs, and it still seemed like the home could accommodate many more! Definitely renting again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. I love it when guests connect with what the house has to offer.
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Ski Base Good Bear Ranch

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay for our second time at The Good Bear Ranch. Our group of 12 people stayed for 5 nights and everyone loved the house and surrounding ranch. Really nice to x-c ski just out your door. It does take about 1 hour to drive to Anthony Lakes in the winter, but just enjoy the country setting as you watch foxes, coyotes, eagles, owl's, elk and deer on your drive thru the ranch lands.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Bear Ranch House Ski Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Good Bear Ranch house was a great location for our group of x-country and backcountry skiers. The house is very comfortable and spacious even for a large group. It's close to Anthony Lakes ski area and since there was so much snow, we skied right out the door in deep powder! Robin was very responsive and helpful at every step of the way; even getting firewood delivered within a day, when the valley was experiencing record snow & cold temperatures. Also, the house is super well equipped with a fabulous kitchen!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I really appreciate you communicating promptly about the firewood being low. It has been so cold this year that we were totally caught off guard with how much wood everyone had been using.So glad the snow has been exceptional this year. We would love to have you all back anytime.
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Great place for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

We were excited to see such a well stocked kitchen in a rental.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have cooked many a fun and fabulous meals there. So glad you could also make use of our kitchen stash.
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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

Prices for this holiday cabin in Baker City, Oregon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
26 May 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
22 Nov 2017 - 28 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Holidays 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Ski Season 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 3 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £579.77
Cleaning Fee £108.22 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.8%

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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