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Below the Falls Lodge - Next to Golden & Silver Falls

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Lodge, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths

Relax and revive in this artistic 'cabin' with wonderful views of historic Glenn Creek from every room. An architectural dream, you enter this lodge style home through a pivoting hobbit style front door with hardware from the 1800's. Highlights of this original home include a gourmet kitchen with labradorite granite counters, 800 year old juniper tree spiral stair case, huge beams and exposed rafters, a sauna, and a romantic wood stove. Also each upstairs bedroom has a hanging bed with three 8 foot skylights above for indoor star gazing. Original artworks from local artists are throughout the home. Many pleasantries await the curious such as embedded fossils in the cracked mud walls.

Nestled amongst towering fir and cedar trees, with windows everywhere, you'll feel and see nature's presence. This home site has a remarkably peaceful way about it.

Recently featured in Southern Oregon Magazine and KCBY 11 TV's ~In Focus~ 'Goin' Green' and Oregon's Solar Home Tour, this is a unique 'green' home. This home was built with environmentally friendly materials. Building with little impact on the surroundings was very important to us during construction. The myrtle hardwood floor in the kitchen and living room was milled on site which came from trees that stood where the house is now. Same story for the beautiful maple flooring in the ½ bath. All of the large beams and fir flooring came from two 4' thick 104 year old douglas fir trees which also stood and were milled where the house is now. The fir trees sprouted after the last forest fire that came through the canyon. One of our neighbors fell a sixty five year old redwood that was over six feet thick! We used some of it as a wonderful wainscot paneling throughout the house. All of the finishes used are no or low VOC. Surrounding the house is native vegetation, huge trees and a few herbs and spices for cooking.

You'll enjoy the fully equipped kitchen with labradorite granite counters. The kitchen island has a new five burner gas stove with a convection oven and warming oven. The island has plenty of granite and wood counter space. Hanging from the exhaust hood are stainless, non-stick, and cast iron cookware. We also provide shade grown fair trade coffee and a grinder, espresso machine, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, utensils, chef knives, glasses and frosty cocktail glasses in the freezer. The dining room table has a river view and can seat six comfortably. There is also seating for three at the island bar. From the kitchen you can visit with the folks in the living room thanks to the open floor plan. Beside the wood stove are two chairs and the futon couch with reading lamp. A CD changer, TV with a DVD player and VHS machine are in the downstairs bedroom. Bring your favorite videos or browse our selection of movies.

The property has 150 feet of creek frontage with great views of Glenn creek, the forest and distant cliffs. Enjoy wildlife viewing with River Dippers, Chipmunks, Kingfishers, Great Blue Herons, Screech Owls, Pileated Wood Peckers, Elk, an occasional Bald Eagle or River Otter and other wildlife from the house and back deck. Build a fire and have lunch on the nearby picnic table and benches.

More Details

Shane Daugherty - Owner/Builder
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Shane Daugherty - Owner/Builder

When I'm not crabbing I clam or go fishing.Sometimes a walk on the beach or the trails along the ocean cliffs out by Shore Acres is just right. Don't tell anyone but the surfing here isn't so bad either. I love this place!

Shane Daugherty - Owner/Builder purchased this house in 2005

Why Shane Daugherty - Owner/Builder chose Coastal Oregon

The narrow canyon valley below Golden and Silver Falls is wonderful. I grew up here moved away, and came back for the natural beauty and solitude of the Oregon rain forest. This area has been a favorite of mine since I was a youngster. In 2005 when the bare land became available I jumped on it and started a three year art project which became Below the Falls Lodge.

What makes this house unique

One of my favorite things is to take a hot sauna then jump in the creek. It really makes you feel alive. Also during the warmer months the upstream swimming hole has a rock to jump off of. Fall and Winter are great also, following the rain wild mushrooms come then salmon and steelhead. I really enjoy hiking the falls by the light of the full moon. The old growth fir and cedar are so amazing. The lodge was a huge art project, I tried to be unique and creative during the entire construction process. I think you'll appreciate it.


Coos Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King Bedroom - 2 king
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    TV room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • * King Bed (2) : Suspended from ceiling beams, with a Memory foam mattress and down quilt/ also one in the loft of bedroom (limited headroom) * Queen Bed: Suspended from ceiling beams, with a Memory foam mattress and down quilt * Double Bed: in loft of queen bedroom (limited headroom) * Twin/Single Bed: in loft of queen bedroom (limited headroom)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
You won't even have to venture outside to get wood for the fire, just use the indoor wood box. With much less wind, temperatures are usually 15 degrees warmer than on the beach or in Coos Bay and the famous coastal fog won't bother you here. Washer: Front Load Dryer: propane Linens Provided: two sets for each bed, all the towels you should need Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer: five cars worth, or one large RV and a car or two. Private Pool: natural swimming hole upstream 100 yards best accessed by the road, then trail at the school bus turn around just past the house Sauna: Built with juniper and white cedar for a wonderful scent Type- electric with rocks, can be wet or dry Cooking Utensils Provided: meat thermometer, blender, mixer, bowls, measuring cups, bake pans/trays, most everything you'll need including raw sugar, honey, flour, rice, powdered sugar, coffee


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Brighton, MI

A refreshing and liberating experience for our entire family

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Shane for opening your home to us! It was truly a refreshing and liberating experience for our entire family. Each of us was enthralled with the wondrous setting that "Below the Falls Lodge" calls its homestead. The gentle whooshing of the creek, the calls of the birds, and the sweet swaying of the trees rocked us into a natural harmony filled with happiness and contentment. You've created such a beautiful and imaginative home! It is so in tune with the gorgeous surroundings that it feels like the house itself is alive and growing out of the mountain. What an awesome achievement! You've thought of every detail to make a home that seems to anticipate its inhabitants' needs. We've all been able to really relax and enjoy it, only wish we could stay longer. We can't believe you would want to part with this place! It was difficult for us to leave and we were only guests! Thank you again for sharing and much health and happiness to you and your family. Regards, The Zamplas Family (Bill and Bev - Brighton, MI, Lindsey -Venice Beach, CA, and Nik - Brighton, MI)

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and secluded, which is what I was hoping for!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very inviting! It had a fully supplied kitchen and three toilets! Which is great for 6 people! Shane allowed our four, small to medium sized dogs into his home which was a huge plus for us because they are family and I won't leave them behind! We all enjoyed sitting outside on the porch and just watching the creek, playing games until the early morning and waking up to the tree's through the skylight. It was quiet and relaxing and we all got to unplug ourselves from our phones and city life. The market near the lodge looked like it was closed for good so we had to drive about 15 minutes or so into town for groceries but we didn't even mind because we loved the scenery and the dogs loved the drive. The beds were so comfortable once you get use to the slight swaying which then starts to rock you to sleep. But, if you're short, like I am, the loft bed in the (queen) bedroom is definitely easier to climb up to rather than the (king) bedroom loft. The bathrooms were clean and the shower's had plenty of hot water! The trail to the waterfall was lovely and not that far away from the lodge. The creek is just steps away from the house and you can hear it 24/7 with your windows open! The only downside was that the cactus lamp wasn't working which was a slight bummer and we couldn't get the ceiling fan to work so it got a little warm in the afternoon, but all in all it was pretty decent weather. A very spacious home for 6 people and 4 dogs!

NOTE: I would say that if you have a tiny but adventurous dog, like we do, just watch out for them as they use the stairs. My smallest dog could fit through the wired staircase fencing and easily fall over. I had to carry him up and down those stairs. He likes to test his limits!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most awesome house!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful River and House....will be back

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Katy, TX

Peaceful and beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property was beyond our expectations and absolutely wonderful! All of Shane's help during the booking process, up to arrival and during our stay was perfect as well! Just wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with my family! We totally enjoyed it!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Indescribable. Plain out amazing

  • 5 of 5

Ok about the place. A lot of vacation rentals have very nice photos then kind of let you down. This house was different. The pictures was exactly what you get and then some. We stayed 2 nights and let me say it's not long enough. We are actually going back at the end of July for 3 nights. Can't wait

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Nearest Barpub
21 Miles
The Coach House
Nearest Golf
33 Miles
Bandon Dunes
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
23 Miles
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Car: recommended

One Mile from Golden and Silver Falls Park

* Waterfront, not Lake/Oceanfront. Ask for details: Fifty feet to river

* Mountain View: cliff in distance often in a light mist during mornings

Other Activities: shopping, boating, rock climbing, health/beauty spa


Rates & Availability

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Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
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Jul 23 2017 - Jul 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
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Jul 25 2017 - Jul 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
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Jul 30 2017 - Jul 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 31 2017 - Sep 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
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Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 16 2018
1 night minimum stay
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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 1.8%

Stay less than 3 nights and there is a $30 fee per night.
Pets are $15 per night per pet.
Payments made by check don't have to pay this website's service fees.
Major Holidays are $200 per night in off season.
Check in is 2pm and check out is 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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