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The Keeper Of The Valley-baker City's Quality Rural Destination-4 Brdm/sleeps 12

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Only 4 Miles From Town-outdoor Fire Pit And Tennis Court. 1/2 Price Lift Tickets

You will love the peaceful and serene setting the Keeper of the Valley offers. With 4 large bedrooms in a 2800 sq ft home, everyone sleeps in comfort! Several sitting and gathering areas furnished with top quality furnishing such as Lane, Lazy Boy, Lexington and Ethan Allen. There are 2 king sized beds, 2 queens, and 2 queen sized log futons with 8 inch thick mattresses. The traditional beds have quality pillow top mattresses with high quality sheets and down comforters ready for you to snuggle in. The home has separate thermostats and is air conditioned.

The views here are incredible. Mountain vistas on all sides, and the acreage is home to many birds, deer and elk. There is a traeger grill, outdoor picnic and seating as well as a nice fire pit area and tennis court ready for your use. Year round creek and pasture available for horses. Kennels for dogs. Sorry, no indoor pets.

There is a full kitchen as well as a stocked breakfast bar with coffees, teas, and cocoa, as well as a french press. The lodge is decorated with the outdoor theme of the area complete with an electric fireplace with see through flame.

The parking area is paved and access is easy off Old Wingville Road. Enjoy the peace and beauty of the country, yet only 4 miles from Baker City and all it's amenities. 30 min to Anthony Lakes for downhill and cross country skiing, hiking or sight seeing. At 8000 ft, we boast some of the best powder in Oregon! 1/2 price lift tickets are included with each night's stay for each guest- good for the Nordic center too! We are an Anthony Lakes lodging partner. Have Fun!!

Please call or email with specific questions. Our goal is to make your stay comfortable and memorable.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

About Laurie

We have lived in Eastern Oregon most our lives and in Baker City the past 25 years. We are experienced in most the outdoor amenities the area offers, so are willing to share the best spots to enjoy God's Country, Baker County!

Laurie purchased this house in 2014

Why Laurie chose Eastern Oregon

The Keeper of the Valley is named after the old Legend of the shadow seen on the Elkhorn Mountains during Winter of an Indian brave. This kept the Natives away from the Elkhorn Mountains. On sunny days in winter, the brave is easily seen as a casting shadow from a ridge.

What makes this house unique

Outstanding country views, unlimited recreation, close to town


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower to be added this Fall
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Cherry Sleigh Bed w seating, TV and Mountain views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Victorian Oak Mansion Bed with mirrored chest
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Gorgeous canopy king w ornate armoire, settee wMountain view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , western lodge style room quiet and peaceful
  • All beds have quality mattresses and bedding including down comforters.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
We have been getting a lot of requests for large group gatherings where only 10-12 actually stay, but more come for events like Weddings, family reunions, baby showers, holiday gatherings, etc.... The home is not set up for large groups and we do not allow more guests than are staying at the lodge. We live next door so are very aware of the amount of guests. Please be a courteous guest and follow our house rules. Thank you!


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The Keeper Of The Valley-baker City's Quality Rural Destination-4 Brdm/sleeps 12
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 21 reviews

Great base to see the Baker area

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 6 stayed here while attending a workshop in the area. It made a great base for us to stay while we attended the workshop and explored the Baker area. It was roomy and the beds were very comfortable. We had more than enough room and privacy. The house is near Baker, but far enough out in the country to be quiet and serene. The kitchen is small, so I wouldn't recommend this place if you plan to do a lot of cooking. But, for a quick breakfast or to make salads or sandwiches it worked great. The owner Laurie was great to communicate with and responded quickly. The house used to function as an office, so the layout is a little different, but for our needs it worked perfectly. Thank you Laurie!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Golf outing

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable beds! Loved spending time by the fire pit.small kitchen but did the job.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Country home!

  • 5 of 5

Had a comfortable relaxing stay! Couldn't have asked for a more beautiful setting! Beds were rejuvenating after long days out. One shower served four adults and two kids just fine. All you need in a home base to explore Baker City. We will be back. Thank you Laurie!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience, beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, for the second time (first time last June). We noticed that the toaster and coffee grinder may need to be replaced, as they weren't functional. We'll be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love return guests.! In review of the items mentioned revealed the plug in was faulty, so everything functioning as it should now!
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Odd, but charming

  • 4 of 5

The setting is beautiful and the house very clean, quiet, warm and comfortable. An easy 40 minute drive to the ski slopes. It seems as if the building might have been built for another purpose so the layout is a bit odd, but it works well enough. You need to be a friendly group as you are sharing a single shower. The small kitchen with no dishwasher is probably the low point. It could really use a couple large pots with lids and a draining rack (since you are doing dishes by hand). Also some wine glasses would have been nice. Coffee was not furnished even though the website implied it might be. But these are small matters. The towels and paper goods were generously laid on and overall I would return for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for ski trip to Anthony Lakes

  • 4 of 5

Keeper of the Valley worked well for our group while skiing at ALMR. My only criticism would be the size of the kitchen. We had a relatively small group, considering how many people this place can sleep, so it wasn't a big problem, but with 12 people staying there it would be a challenge to prepare and serve meals from the kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Quail Ridge Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Pizzano's Pizza
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

Baker county offers year round recreation. Hunting, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, boating, snowboarding, shopping, sports events, tennis on site!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house 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
July 4th thru Motorcycle rally
1 Jul 2017 - 12 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Cleaning Fee £50.25

Rate is $150 per night/ 175 weekend night for groups up to 6 guests. $25 extra per night each adult/ $10 each child under 12 up to max rate of $295 per night. Groups of 8 and over pay $40 extra non refundable cleaning fee.
We do require review and signature of a rental contract. We will email it to you prior to booking. No indoor pets. Pet fee applies for use of outdoor kennel or horse pasture.

The Keeper of the Valley sits on 80 acres along with Owners property. Guests are limited the the rental home and immediate surrounding grounds and tennis court.
If you add guests later in the booking which exceeds your requested reservation, please let us know. Additional guests will be charged to the name on the reservation or taken from the damage deposit refund

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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