Serene end-of-the-road privacy in the heart of Oregon's wine country. Watch the sun rise over Mt. Jefferson in the Cascade Mountains and set over Bald Mt. in the Coast Range. This charming country mini cottage (200 sq. ft.) sits on 4 scenic acres.
The cottage overlooks a blueberry garden, surrounding vineyards, and pastoral farms, just 4 miles from Monmouth (Western Oregon University), 18 miles from Corvallis (Oregon State University), 20 miles from Salem (Willamette University), and just a bit over an hour's drive from the Pacific Coast beaches. Groceries, banks, restaurants, gas stations, fitness center, and laundromat are all within 5 miles. Maximum- 3 people. There is a comfortable queen bed with quality linens plus a twin hide-a-bed. Guests have private use of a bathroom with shower in the main house (200' away), accessed via the side door through the garage. An inside hallway door separates your bath from rest of main house so feel free to use it day or night. The kitchenette in the cottage includes sink with hot water, microwave, small refrigerator, electric teapot and coffeemaker. Basic supplies such as paper products, dishes, microwave cookware, coffee, assorted teas, and snack bars are provided. There is a hanging rod for clothing, an overhead fan, and a portable air conditioner. The cottage is equipped with a variety of books and board games as well as pamphlets about and maps to local attractions. There is a Bose stereo with CDs. Sorry, no TV or WiFi, however cell service is good, in case you have a hot spot on your phone. Behind the cottage next to a large parking area are a table and propane BBQ for private picnics, along with a nicely-kept outdoor port-a-potti. The Blueberry Garden Cottage makes a great "home base" for exploring the area.
The property has a 2 acre wildlife habitat with walking trail around the pond and a sitting bench for reflection. This is a bird watcher's paradise- over 60 species observed. Other wildlife frequent the area but seldom are visible during the day. On site is a 300 year old oak tree, "Grandpa", holding a sturdy tire swing which you may use at your own risk. "Kids" of all ages enjoy it when they visit. Please do not enter the barn, shop, main house (except your designated bathroom), or the fence-enclosed backyard of main house unless you are accompanied by the host.
We will allow you your privacy but are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Please respect the natural beauty of the area and do not litter. Trash cans and recycling bins are handy. NO smoking/use of any tobacco products (including regular cigarettes, e-cigarettes, snuff, vaping, marijuana, etc.), no illegal drugs or excessive alcoholic drinking allowed anywhere on the property. Sorry, no pets allowed, but if you need your "furry fix" our 2 Labrador Retrievers are available for hugging. The two barn cats may pretend to be friendly, however, we do not recommend trusting them to be gentle.
My husband and I have enjoyed living in this beautiful rural location since 2006. I am a retired elementary school teacher, a former owner/operator of a vacation rental at the Oregon Coast, a crafter, and an amateur photographer. My husband is semi-retired, working part-time in engineering/construction inspection. We both enjoy many outdoor activities- gardening, camping, fishing, and exploring the western states with our 2 Labrador Retrievers. Times spent with our 2 grown children and their families are special. We look forward to meeting you at Blueberry Garden Cottage!