The salmon are in the river!
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.
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
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.
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.
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)
This is a truly uniquely, crafted with love home. My friends and I throughly enjoyed our stay. From the hanging beds to the sauna on the river, we felt so fortunate and spoiled. The owner Shane, is very prompt with response time. We had a slight issue and had to call the owner during our stay. He was very fast and thorough about fixing the issue. I would highly recommend this amazing house. I hope to revisit it again soon.
From the photos and reviews, we arrived with high expectations, and the reality exceeded these high expectations. Perfect getaway if you just want to do nothing but enjoy the surrounding creek and woods, but also perfectly located if you want to explore nearby Coos Bay, North Bend, Cape Arago State Park, and Shore Acres State Park. The house itself feels like you are living in a luxurious treehouse. The wood floors and architectural details are beautiful works of art and craftsmanship; the window views - spectacular and mesmerizing; the woodstove - cozy; the kitchen well-stocked with cookware, utensils, and basic spices. Shane is a considerate and trustworthy host. We would do it all again.
Not the easiest to get to, but maybe that's part of its appeal! This house is wonderful!!! Looks exactly as the pictures show. Incredible design and it is tucked into the forest alongside the creek that Golden and Silver Falls create. It's truly a work of art. We enjoyed the lodge as our base for visiting around the Coos Bay area (a hearty breakfast at the Stockpot in town, harbor seal sightings in Sunset Bay, incredible wave action at Shore Acres State Park) as well as a place to relax. We enjoyed watching movies, using the blankets to keep warm, and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook dinner. Took some time to get the hang of (haha) the beds, but it all worked out. We didn't get a chance to try out the sauna--preferred to stay warm and dry inside in late November! Overall, this was a beautiful home to stay in and we were very happy to have this as a retreat!
We stayed in Shane's home for our family vacation with our adult children. I just can't say enough about this wonderful property. We all felt like it was a home away from home and everyone is excited to return next year! The house is beautiful and so unique...the love Shane put into building it is evident in every room. The kitchen was so well stocked that we didn't have to bring anything but the food we were going to prepare. There were six of us and there was more than enough room for us all to be comfortable and get a great night's sleep after playing in the river and hiking in the forest all day!
We would recommend this property to anyone looking for a private, beautiful, unique experience. Thank you for your kindness, Shane! Your customer service was top notch and your property is amazing!!
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Pet Fee||$15 + Tax|
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.