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Rustic elegance in the wine country! Family/pet-friendly, fishing/artistic fun

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 full baths with mountain and farm views, completely rural, 30 acres

Privacy and the quiet you have been searching for----complete with good fishing, satellite TV, ultra-fast WiFi and beautiful, cozy woodstove, an hour south of Eugene and an hour from the coast--- pet-and-family-friendly, surrounded by vineyards, wineries and a hundred-year-old barn. Dogs are welcome, with a huge fenced field to run in, except when there are sheep visiting--- then you can take them down to the river on leashes.

Valley's End Farm's secluded beach is on the wide, quiet Umpqua River, complete with blue herons, hawks, eagles, beavers, foxes, jumping salmon and steelhead--- and whoever else shows up.

We are in the heart of the Umpqua Valley wine country, with many internationally-awarded wineries within a few minutes. The house is upscale yet homey, with 2 outdoor decks and a covered porch. ...interesting antiques --- and the newly-remodeled kitchen has EVERYTHING you need, including many small kitchen appliances and an outdoor 6-burner gas grill. (Make your own blackberry gelato!) I even have a "S'mores Kit", complete with a little hibachi on the back deck. :)

The owners in the old farmhouse nearby would love to help you with travel ideas, and can point out what is ripe in the garden.

It's a beautiful 45-minute drive to the North Umpqua River for world-famous fly-fishing, rafting and many miles of hiking trails and waterfalls. From there it's only another hour and a half to Crater Lake!

We are 3 hours south of Portland and an hour south of Eugene (and the University of Oregon Ducks!), at the end of a valley of fruit trees and vegetable farms. Your views are only of hazelnut orchards, mountains, fields and vineyards. Private, secluded 800-foot river beach is at the end of the farm field--- 5 minutes' walk or a couple minutes' drive. There is a great "treehouse deck" overlooking the water with a small BBQ grill and a gorgeous view of our secluded swimming hole on the Umpqua River (swimming for all ages, and I have two kayaks to borrow!). Sit on our little river dock to fish for small-mouth bass or take your boat out for steehead and trout (and bass, I think!).... fun for the whole family. Large outdoor play structure for children, plus 2 high chairs and a Pack-n-Play.

I have two comfy covered-foam single mattresses, and four tents for camping, with pads! Lots of outdoor games for your three acres, and indoor ones for rainy days, along with an extensive movie and book collection, for young and old amd everywhere in the middle.

Large gas grill; shade-dappled front deck overlooking Valley's End Farm ---and its spring lambs....with the Callahan mountains across the Umpqua River and the hazelnut orchard next door. In season, we have many kinds of fruit, veggies and berries you can pick--and ask if the hens are laying!

The back (private) deck overlooks the pinot noir vineyard, the children's play structure and Mt. Tyee. The light-filled house is homey, with comfortable furniture and antiques, books and historical Oregon photographs everywhere. There is original art in all the rooms, courtesy of my plein-air painter friends and artistic guests!

Go wine tasting minutes away! The Umpqua Valley is now the 5th-most visited wine region in the country, and our many beautiful wineries (such as Prayer Rock, Abacela and Hillcrest) win international awards. Crater lake is a 2 1/2-hour drive along the amazing North Umpqua. Golfing is six miles away, boat landing 1 mile. 1 hour to the wild Oregon coast for beach combing, whale-watching, charter fishing or storm-watching.

Don't forget the Wildlife Safari, if you have kids! Half an hour brings you to drive among the free-ranging giraffes, inquisitive emus, snorting rhinos...

.A quarter-mile away from us is the Lighthouse Center Bakery and Cafe--- wonderful (and generous!) vegetarian lunches, great "sticky buns", pastries and fabulous brick-oven artisanal bread.... hot from the oven at 11 a.m.! Hard to resist. (Closed on Mondays.) Have a latte with a sour-plum turnover in the rose-covered gazebo out back!

Valley's End is a great place for runners or painters, writers or wine people; family reunions, romantic getaways or just a simple reconnection with quiet and nature--- just the dose of rustic, quirky elegance you need.

Valley's End proudly welcomes all races, all religions, all nationalities, all orientations and all genders.

More Details

Owner
Kevin Comiskey
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2017

About Kevin Comiskey

I (Ms. Kevin) grew up in Colorado and San Francisco-- I have lived in Oregon for 45 years. I went to college at Middlebury and San Francisco State. My husband is an architect, builder, and a farmer. I feel I am a citizen of the world; I speak Italian and French (sufficiently :) ) and just love listening to tales of the rest of the world. We have two interesting daughters, 2 great sons-in-law, one peerless granddaughter and dogs, cats and chickens. I love traveling, especially to Italy, France and Sweden--- and have former exchange students and foreign friends over the globe. Come become one of them!

Kevin Comiskey purchased this guest house in 1983

Why Kevin Comiskey chose Umpqua

We bought it 33 years ago because of the four huge walnut trees, the rich farmland, breathtaking river and riverbank----and the big field surrounded by big trees, with a view of mountains. The Guesthouse was my mother's former home-- and her cheerful spirit still fills it with light.

What makes this guest house unique

One of the best things about living here is sitting in the front window and watching the weather come in over the wild Coast Mountains and down into the valley; all seasons have their fascinations, and the nature surrounding us is always changing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely home in farm country. large kitchen and living area, and the decks provide outdoor comfort and space. Comfortably sleeps six, and space for more on air mattresses, couch and window seat. 1/4 mile walk through pasture to the river with view deck and small dock at river's edge for fishing, swimming and sun.



October 2015

Response from Kevin:

Thanks for the kind words, Alan! I was just delighted to see everybody taking advantage of the beautiful weather. Come back soon, you were lovely guests.



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Location

Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Eugene, Or
Nearest Barpub
18 Miles
Idle Hour
Nearest Ferry
300 Miles
next state
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Sutherlin Knolls
Nearest Train
68 Miles
Eugene, or
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-5
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Lighthouse Bakery and Cafe -- great veggie lunch!
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Hoodoo
Nearest Beach
62 Miles
Ocean --Reedsport, Or
Car: necessary

Go wine tasting! There are numerous prize-winning wineries in every direction. (The Umpqua Valley is now the 4th-most visited wine region in the country. Look up the Reustle Winery half a mile away, Hillcrest, Cooper Ridge, Tesoria, Paul O'Brian Winery, Abacela, Brandborg, many others.) There is also bicycling, borrowing my two kayaks, swimming or floating the huge, quiet, deep green Umpqua river,... watch hawks, eagles, beavers, herons, big fish jumping...or go fishing! Take a beautiful 45-minute drive to the North Umpqua River for world-famous fly fishing, white-water rafting, waterfalls, mountain-climbing and many miles of hiking trails. Crater Lake is a 2 1/2-hour drive and can be a gorgeous day trip up the North Umpqua past Diamond Lake. The boat landing is 1 mile away.

It's only an hour to the amazing Oregon coast (Reedsport) for beach-combing, whale-watching, charter fishing or storm-watching. Bandon (2 hours southwest) is especially stunning, with world-famous Sunset Beach with Face Rock; Bandon also has two world-class golf courses, Bandon Dunes and Bandon Crossings.

A quarter-mile away from us is the Lighthouse Bakery and Cafe--- wonderful (and generous!) vegetarian lunches (11-3); great sticky buns and pastries out of the oven by 10. Have a latte out behind the cafe in the rose-covered gazebo, and the irresistable brick-oven artisanal bread is hot from the oven by 11 a.m.! (Closed Mondays)

The Wildlife Safari (Winston, OR) is a GREAT attraction, 40 mins away. Camel rides, "train" ride-- drive through the free-roaming animals and rolling countryside-- watch out for the emu poking her head in your window! (Or one of the camels, maybe, and there are roaming giraffes who might come right up to your car!) Famous cheetah-breeding program, along with other big cats and elephants, wonderful places for grizzlies and black bears.... herds of wandering animals, including elephants, musk oxen, everything you can think of!

25 minutes away, in Roseburg, is the Douglas County Historical Museum---a great rainy-day destination for the whole family. Fascinating pioneer and early-logging exhibits you can climb on.

There are many u-pick organic vegetable/fruit farms close-by in the summer ---many gardens in "Garden Valley", for sure, including ours! In season, PLEASE pick our own organic produce: tomatoes, plums, pears, apples, Asian pears, Triple-Crown (thornless!) blackberries, raspberries, garlic… and ask if the chickens are producing eggs!

Are you a writer or an artist? Our lovely, constantly-changing light and quiet will inspire you...and it is even a joy to watch the storms coming over the mountains from the ocean.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house in Umpqua in Douglas County

Property Type:
  • guest house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Two kayaks-- adult ---use (and swim) at own risk. There are also children's life jackets and some masks and snorkels.
  • Do NOT lock door upon check-out! Leave front porch light on and please turn off furnace/AC. Please strip beds; put sheets and towels in laundry room.
  • Please turn off propane container after BBQ'ing.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Handicapped shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Newly-remodeled with a little window onto the mountains
  • Bathroom 2 has a deep soaking tub...
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Well-appointed, new bedding; private, lovely views from each....master bedroom has a private bathroom, private entrance and private deck. (I also have two very comfortable covered-foam single mattresses and several tents and camping pads---- lots of room to camp!)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
In the summer, fantastic swimming, kayaking and splashing from our private 800-foot riverbank....or drive to the Wildlife Safari, a famous drive-through wildlife park.. ... Many famous wineries, including international award-winners within minutes.... or I can point you in the right direction for fly-fishing, boat fishing, hiking, rock-climbing, running, biking, historical museums...we're an hour from the rugged Oregon coast, beach-combing and storm-and-whale-watching... or pick your own strawberries or peaches, do some canning on the long granite counter! Or grill that steelhead, the world's tastiest fish. :)

Reviews

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Rustic elegance in the wine country! Family/pet-friendly, fishing/artistic fun
average rating of 4.857143 based on 30 reviews
5

Enchanting, great location!

  • 5 of 5

What a gem - the home and the proprietress! The home is spacious yet cozy and had a well stocked kitchen and clean, updated bathrooms. We took advantage of the deck overlooking the river for both coffee and cocktails. The proximity to both wineries and restaurants was perfect for touring. Kevin could not have been kinder or more helpful. 5 our of 5 stars for sure!!! I would go back!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aw, what lovely words! You guys reminded me what fun being a host can be... come back again soon!
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Long Beach, CA
4

Enjoyed being in the country

  • 4 of 5

We went to Umpqua to visit family in Roseburg. The location was perfect, the house was clean and comfortable and being in the country was enjoyable. Overall a very nice stay. We'll go back, if the opportunity comes along. Peggy from California

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And I hope it does, Peggy! Thanks for visiting...
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5

Umpqua Valley Wine Country

  • 5 of 5

Great place to relax in the country! Best Blackberry picking ever!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much--- you guys were GREAT guests. Left the house spotless! And it was so fun talking to you! Come back soon....
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Roseburg Oregon
5

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property for a small renewal ceremony. It was absolutely amazing. A handful of our friends stayed on the property and enjoyed every moment. The river was a blast for all ages. Relaxing on the porch couldn't get any better. Kevin was amazing and her husband was so very kind. It was picture perfect. Will definitely book again when friends come up to visit again. Just perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely words to hear! You guys were a joy to have... and a great model for other small ceremonies! Thanks so much....and come back to visit!
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5

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in many properties over the last few years and never written a review until now. I was looking for a last minute rental for a getaway with my daughter in law and grandkids. In reaching out to the owner for details, I decided to book due to the location and local activities. The house was very clean and delivered on every promise ten fold. Throughout our visit Kevin made sure we had everything we needed. The location was fabulous with easy access for our adventures. The grandkids loved spending a day at the river. There were enough "play toys" for everyone to enjoy. All gkids got their first kayak ride!! One our final night we enjoyed making s'mores in the fire pit. I would recommend this rental with no hesitation. I generally do not want to visit an area more than once but will be making an exception for this property.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights in this beautiful cabin which was very well equipped. Kevin was very accommodating! Our kids loved the playground and the private small beach area. We will definitely be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I loved having you. So glad the kids took such advantage of the lovely summer! Thanks for leaving the house so tidy!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday guest house in Umpqua, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2017-18
14 Oct 2017 - 5 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£443
for 2 nights
From
£184
£1,178
 
 
Summer 2018
6 Jun 2018 - 15 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£525
for 2 nights
From
£225
£1,426
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£443
for 2 nights
From
£184
£1,178
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £18.76
cleaning £75.05
Refundable Damage Deposit £112.58

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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