|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Privacy complete with good fishing, satellite TV, WiFi and woodstove, an hour south of Eugene, an hour from the coast--- pet-and-family-friendly, surrounded by vineyards, wineries and a hundred-year-old barn. Valley's End Farm's beach is on the wide, quiet Umpqua River in the heart of the Umpqua Valley wine country, with many internationally-awarded wineries within minutes. The house is upscale and homey, with 2 outdoor decks and interesting antiques --- newly-remodeled kitchen has EVERYTHING you need. The owners in the old farmhouse nearby love to help you with travel ideas!
We are 3 hours south of Portland, at the end of a valley of fruit trees and vegetable farms. Your views are of hazelnut trees, mountains, 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" down there with a small BBQ grill and a gorgeous view of our secluded swimming hole on the Umpqua River (swimming for all ages!). Sit on our little river dock to fish for small-mouth bass or take your boat out for steehead and trout.... fun for the whole family! Outdoor play structure for children, plus high chair and Pack-n-Play. I have two twin-sized air mattresses, and can rent tents for camping! Lots of outdoor games for the big lawn, and indoor ones for rainy days.
Large gas grill; front deck overlooking Valley's End Farm ---and its spring lambs---the Callahan mountains 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 and Mt. Tyee. The light-filled house is homey with comfortable furniture, books and art of all kinds.
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. It's a beautiful 45-minute drive to the North Umpqua River for world-famous fly fishing, rafting and miles of hiking trails and waterfalls. 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" and fabulous brick-oven artisanal bread.... hot from the oven at 11 a.m.! Hard to resist. (Closed on Mondays.)
Valley's End is a great place for runners or painters, writers or wine people, families, romantic getaways or just a simple reconnection with 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.
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, 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 house in 1983
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 residence-- and her cheerful spirit still fills it with light.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks so much Kevin for making our family feel at home in your lovely place! We had a great time inviting our parents over for dinner. We played card games and had dinner prepared in the wonderful kitchen. They could visit with great grand kids and enjoy an evening away from their retirement home. Everyone had their space and the two bathrooms were updated and very clean. Because Wild Life Safari was so close, we took the grand kids to see some animals and run around before doing more visiting. We enjoyed walking to the river before our long drive home.
Loved our stay and would definitely come again!
Our family of 5 adults and 3 dogs spent Christmas here. A perfect kitchen for cooking and gathering, plenty of room for the dogs to roam, a wonderful wood stove, and great hosts.
We had planned a camping trip. It turned out to be during a big storm with high winds. We were so grateful to land here. House had everything we needed, allowed our dog & a play structure too! We had a family art contest and Kevin, going above and beyond, graciously served as judge. A ruined camping trip turned out to be a great vacation.
The house is well appointed and very comfortable. Location is great. Kevin is a wonderful hostess. We want to return.
We found this gem last September, stayed two nights and hated to leave. This year we had a wonderful three nights. It’s a perfect place, and for those who love to cook, the BEST. Two sinks in the kitchen, set-in stove, with five units, two ovens, knives and cutting boards galore, an outdoor grill, coffee maker, heavy duty blender, etc. And Kevin waltzes in with a basketful of beautiful tomatoes, eggs from her free-range chickens, and over-the-moon tiny green grapes that are astounding bitefuls of sensational sweetness. At night….you’ve never seen so many stars! We are wine tasters and love the convenience to Umpqua valley wineries. (My fave spot is the window seat….where I sit, drinking wine, while the men get dinner!)
We stayed at Kevin's Umpqua guesthouse for 5 days and enjoyed every minute of it! The kids loved the play structure, swimming in the river, fishing on the dock and picking fresh blackberries. The adults relaxed and enjoyed the fresh air, beautiful countryside and local wine. Kevin was a lovely host and made sure we had everything we needed including extra blankets, chairs for down by the river, toys for the kids, even fresh eggs and plums which the kids got to pick! The guesthouse was very clean and well stocked, all we needed was the food. An added bonus was the fresh bread and sticky buns right around the corner at the Lighthouse Baker...we went every morning!! If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a relaxing vacation, this is the place to do it. Thank you, Kevin!!
Go wine tasting! There are numerous prize-winning wineries in every direction. Info in the little box on the table. (The Umpqua Valley is now the 4th-most visited wine region in the country. Look up the Reustle Winery half a mile away, Hillcrest, several miles away, Cooper Ridge, Tesoria, Paul O'Brian Winery, Abacela, many others.) There is also bicycling, swimming or floating the deep green Umpqua river, fishing--- or 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. Golfing is 6 miles away from us; boat landing 1 mile.
1 hour to the amazing Oregon coast for beach combing, whale-watching, charter fishing or storm-watching. --Bandon (2 hours south) is especially stunning, and has a world-class golf course, Bandon Dunes.
A quarter-mile away from us is the Lighthouse Bakery and Cafe--- wonderful (and generous!) vegetarian lunches (11-3, great sticky buns earlier than that espresso, and fabulous brick-oven artisanal bread.... hot from the oven at 10 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! (And one of the camels, maybe.) Famous cheetah-breeding program, along with other big cats, herds of wandering African animals, including elephants and giraffes...
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 tomatoes, plums, apples, Asian pears, Triple-Crown blackberries, raspberries… and ask if the chickens are producing eggs!
Are you a writer or an artist? Our lovely views and quiet will inspire you...
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£122|
|extra guests per night||£12|