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Spacious Luxury Cabin in a Spectacular Private Setting on Tumalo Lake.

Bill Houck

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Spacious Luxury Cabin in a Spectacular Private Setting on Tumalo Lake.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Bend Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Large, 2600 SF Luxury Cabin with 4 Bedrooms + Sofa bed, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10).

Tumalo Lake Lodge is located 12 miles West of Bend, Oregon on a unique 640 acre private parcel of forested land surrounded on all sides by the Deschutes National Forest, with limitless trails for hiking, biking, x-country skiing and snowshoeing.

The Creekside Cabin is a high-end masterpiece of craftsmanship, constructed of huge rough sawn Douglas Fir beams, Cedar siding and shakes. Huge windows in every room provide a tree-house sensation with amazing views of nature in every direction. The large wrap-around deck and comfortable Adirondack chairs and rockers allow for relaxing in the fresh air while taking in the gorgeous natural surroundings and views.

The beautiful furnishings create an ambiance of casual luxury. The cabin's interior features knotty pine wood walls, doors and trim, Knotty Alder cabinets, and granite countertops. The first floor open floor plan includes radiant heated floors with Italian tile and decorative rugs. The living area has a wood burning stove and huge windows with lake views. The dining room is amazing with floor to ceiling windows on all sides. The kitchen area features granite countertops and stainless appliances including a Jenn-Air professional stove. A first floor bedroom affords views of Tumalo Lake

The second floor features gorgeous high-pitched wood ceilings, three bedrooms with private baths and a second living room area. The upstairs living area has a sofa bed and huge windows with commanding views of the lake. Bedrooms feature queen or king size iron beds with quilts, cozy down comforters and pillows, and 500 thread count sheets. Each bedroom has amazing views. The private baths feature either a large walk-in shower or shower over bathtub, granite countertops, Italian tile, radiant heated floors, luxury towels, organic shampoo and body lotion amenities, and hair dryer.

Love the Creekside Cabin but don't need so much space? Check out our cozy 2-bedroom Hillside Cabin (VRBO #385698) that sleeps 6, and our two mid-size 3 bedroom LakesideEast Cabin (VRBO# 462541) and LakesideWest Cabins (VRBO# 627077) that sleep 8 located on the South side of Tumalo Lake.

Also see our other Bend, Oregon listing 'Sweetums Ranch Guest House' , VRBO ad # 282817.

Keywords: House, Cabin, Lake, Forest, Trails, Private, Secluded, Luxury, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Snow Shoeing, X-Country Skiing, Canoe, Kayak, Standup Paddle, SUP, Retreat, Romantic, Fly Fishing, Ice Skating.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bill Houck (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2015

About Bill Houck

Bill, after a prior career in business consulting, has been active in real estate development, construction and rentals for nearly 30 years. He is excited to finally apply his first degree in Forestry to the 640 acres of trees at Tumalo Lake. Tracy, along with her interior design and 'Inn Keeper' responsibilities, is a Global Director in the Clinical Research field.

Bill Houck purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Bill Houck chose Bend

Bill & Tracy, during a 2005 visit to Bend, fell in love with the Tumalo Lake property and the original cabins which had been built in the 1930s. After moving to Bend in 2007, several years were spent obtaining necessary land use and building permits and trenching 1 1/2 miles to bring in electricity and phone. Construction began in 2009. The Hillside Cabin was completed in October, 2011, The Creekside Cabin in June, 2012, the Lakeside East Cabin in June, 2013, and the Lakeside West Cabin in October, 2014. Eventually a main lodge will be built.

We believe this is a very special place and think you will feel the same after visiting.

What makes this cabin unique

Central Oregon, and Bend, Oregon in particular, are well reknown for both Summer and Winter sports. Enthusiasts from near and far visit for hiking, biking (road and mountain), skiing (Nordic and Alpine), snow shoeing, boating, fly fishing, rock climbing, etc. Tumalo Lake Lodge is ideally situated in the middle of the nationally known 'Phil's Trail' mountain biking trail system. In Winter, these and other trails and shelters form an extensive snow shoeing/x-country trail network. Tumalo Falls (97 feet tall) is a 3-4 mile hike away. Tumalo Creek, 2 miles away, affords fly fishing opportunities. While staying at Tumalo Lake you are staying on a private square mile of forested land surrounded by the Deschutes National Forest but still only 12 miles to Bend.

We stocked Tumalo Lake with trout in 2013 and guest this past Summer landed Rainbows up to 16-18'.

This Winter weather permitting we will be building an ice skating ring on Tumalo Lake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

There were 11 of us here and this cabin had more than enough room for all of us. Had a great time canoeing, paddle boarding, even used the raft. The hike around the lake was beautiful. The Great Horned Owls made us feel right at home. Thanks for everything- your cabin and property are amazing. Hope to be back soon.
Oct 2012
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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Spacious Luxury Cabin in a Spectacular Private Setting on Tumalo Lake.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Even with 4 toddlers and a preschooler our stay at Tumalo Lake Cabin was beautiful and relaxing. We were a group of 4 young families and the house fit us great. Each bedroom is akin to a master suite, with a full bath and ample room for a travel crib. The cabin exudes luxury. It's apparent that a lot of thought went into building each element. The setting is beautiful. We all enjoyed hiking around the lake and watching the resident otter. Bill was very friendly and a pleasure to work with. We all agreed our trip was excellent and hope to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Naperville, IL

Fantastic Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our first family vacation in 11 years and we had the most wonderful time. The Creekside Cabin was beautiful, comfortable and we had plenty of room for the 6 of us. Lots of things to do and within 10 minutes of Bend but we mostly enjoyed just being together at the cabin fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. Bill was great in showing us around and answering any questions we had about the area. He has really created a little piece of heaven on Tumalo Lake. Thank you Bill, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bend, Oregon

Such a treat!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with 2 other families for a weekend of winter fun. The house was gorgeous, comfortable, plenty of room for everyone. Being up there in the snow felt like we were miles away from civilization, yet with all of the amenities we needed...we especially loved the radiant floors and hot tub after a fun day in the snow. It was beautiful...peaceful...a perfect weekend getaway with great friends. We snowshoe'd around the lake and created a great sledding hill right in front of the house. Can't wait to go back...and I'm sure it's equally magical in the summer! Thank you Bill for creating such a great getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Salem, OR

Bob and family of seven

  • 5 of 5

We had a most wonderful time at the Creek Side home on Tumalo Lake. This is an beautifully architectural and well constructed home reminding me of a Frank Lloyd Wright. The kitchen is well stocked and making meals for seven easy. Linen and beds clean and comfortable, but who couldn't sleep so well in such a peaceful setting. Trails and time on the lake, canoeing and fishing fabulous.

We caught and released four trout 12-14 inch. They are strong fighters and will live for another fisherman.

Bill, owner and developer was very helpful and available for all needs we only needed kitchen towels which he provided. We plan to return, a stay in the winter with snow might prove interesting. Well done Bill. I am very pleased with the standards and reliability of VRBO.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Carlsbad, CA


  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently stayed in the creek side cabin and we will for sure be back to this peaceful secluded place. We had such a wonderful stay. We had 3 adults and 5 kids ranging from teenager to 8 years old we all fit in this house with room to spare and all we were completely entertained by the lake, the nearby trails and the games that came stocked in the house. There is so much to do in Bend. We had fun day trips but all the kids had way more fun paddling around the lake. We really didn't need to leave! The house seemed brand new. It was well appointed, beds were extremely comfortable and Bill was very helpful with anything you needed. Please note although the photos are nice, they do not do this place justice. It is way nicer than the pictures.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Boise, Idaho

We couldn't have dreamed of a more peaceful, enjoyable home to spend our family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing home! What an amazing week! We truly couldn't have been happier with the beautiful setting, cabin, and accommodations we experienced at Tumalo Lake. It was the perfect base for us to enjoy all our favorite recreational activities.... mountain biking, hiking, golfing, trail running, paddleboarding, canoeing, and brew pub hopping. The best part is that almost all of these activities were within a few feet of our Creekside Cabin. Bill and Tracy were the perfect hosts - welcoming, accommodating and great to work with. They have truly gone "above and beyond" to create the most beautiful vacation home imaginable. Everything was perfect.... the beds were great, the kitchen extremely well equipped, views breathtaking, the furniture comfortable, decorations beautiful. spacious rooms (great to have bathrooms for each bedroom), and great lake access. We would not have changed a thing. Can't wait to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Redmond Airport
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Highway 20 and 97
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mt Bachelor

This property is sited in the middle of an extensive network of trails in The Deschutes National Forest which can be used for hiking, mountain biking, snow shoeing, x-country skiing, etc. Tumalo Creek for fly fishing is two miles away. Tumalo Falls is four miles away. Incredibly beautiful property only 15 minutes from Bend and all it has to offer. See our other cabins--Creekside (VRBO #412904), Lakeside East (VRBO # 462541) and Lakeside West (627077).


Rates & Availability

From $329 Per night

Bend Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer 2015
May 22 2015 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2015
Sep 7 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 24 2015 - Nov 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
Christmas-New Years 2015-16
Dec 23 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes 3 day minimum stay Memorial Day weekend
4 day minimum stay July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years.
(There is currently a 5 day minimum stay for bookings which include a weekend during Peak Summer dates in 2015). Shorter stays may be considered, please contact us). We reserve the right to not accept bookings which result in inefficient utilization of the cabin's calendar.
$200 deposit with rental agreement. Deposit is refundable within 10 days of check out, assuming no damage
50% of rental 90 days prior to check-in date.
Remaining 50% of rental 60 days prior to check-in date.
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Bend Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • All have Knotty Alder cabinets, granite countertops, porcelain tile and heated floors.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One queen sized sofa bed.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Radiant heat throughout with room specific thermostats, located on 640 acres of private forest surrounded on all sides by the Deschutes National Forest. Limitless trails for hiking, biking, x-country skiing, and snow shoeing.

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