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Good Bear Ranch House Retreat. Host a Family Reunion or a Refreshing Retreat

People16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Space 5,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

We are best suited to groups of 30 people or less looking for quiet camaraderie

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

Owner
Robin Coen
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Good Bear Ranch House Retreat. Host a Family Reunion or a Refreshing Retreat
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 46 reviews
5

LOVED this place!

  • 5 of 5

A group of six of us stayed in this lovely property, to use as a base camp for several days of motorcycle adventures around the area. Robin could not have been a more gracious and communicative host, and the house is unbelievable. Huge, extremely comfortable, with all of the accommodations and amenities advertised and more. Tons of deer and elk around to view and appreciate from the deck, a wonderful kitchen, comfortable beds... I could go on and on. Really grateful we got the opportunity to stay here, and I highly recommend this place for others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. You were great guests. We would love to have you back.
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Arlington
5

Beautiful property! Great gathering place for a large family.

  • 5 of 5

Loved every inch of this beautiful home and property. Despite the smoke from the many distant forest fires, we enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the large herd of cattle graze in the distance. Having coffee in the morning or a nice glass of wine in the evening - topped off a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

You have to be crazy.

  • 5 of 5

You have to be out of your mind if you don't throughly enjoy, no love, Good Bear Ranch. It is a "magical" experience. And the owner, Robin is awesome. Enjoy your stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Come back soon.
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Boise idaho
5

Wonderful peaceful get away

  • 5 of 5

Good bear Ranch is a wonderful get away with all the amenities you can imagine and then some. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great for big family trip.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed .morning coffee on the porch all the way to drinks under the breeze way at the end of the day. Great spaces and accommodations.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Had a great time with family!!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting and spacious, lovely cabin!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

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 Train
9 Miles
Baker City
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
I-84
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Lone Pine Cafe, Geiser Grand Hotel
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Anthony Lakes
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Phillips Lake
Car: necessary

Good Bear Ranch is at the base of the Elkhorn Mountains, bordering Baker City Watershed and Wallowa Whitman National Forest. Nearby attractions include The Elkhorn Crest Trail, Anthony Lakes Ski Area (hosting many winter and summer activities), Phillips Lake and the Powder River. There are numerous opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, huckleberry picking, mushroom foraging, wildflower walks, wildlife photography and exploring the mountain on foot. Mid summer is wildfire season so there may be restrictions on outdoor fires during this time. Please exercise thoughtful caution when exploring our woods.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Baker City, Oregon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Thanksgiving 2017
22 Nov 2017 - 28 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,020
for 3 nights
From
£302
 
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
£1,020
for 3 nights
From
£302
 
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
£1,044
for 3 nights
From
£310
From
£327
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
24 May 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,044
for 3 nights
From
£310
From
£327
Fri,Sat
£2,099
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2018
21 Nov 2018 - 27 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,044
for 3 nights
From
£310
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,044
for 3 nights
From
£310
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£701
for 2 nights
From
£294
From
£310
Fri,Sat
£1,851
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.01
Refundable Damage Deposit £570.08
Cleaning Fee £114.02
Tax Rate 8.8%

Check In time is 3PM, Check out time is Noon.
You may have visitors up to 16 people, total, on the property. If you have more than 16 guests at any one time this will qualify as an "Event", for which there is a separate fee. You are also required to inform me if you are having an event. For instance a small wedding, a birthday party, anniversary or reunion. Maximum total number of people on the property at any given time is 30. This is due to traffic and disturbance impact on the neighborhood.

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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