check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

Dancing Bear is a Quiet, Cozy Cottage in the Woods with Large Outdoor Area

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Welches Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children)

Enjoy sitting on the deck listening to birdsongs and watch the deer and other occasional wildlife wandering through. If you enjoy cold river swimming try jumping into the Salmon River's swimming hole from our property.

Sleep in luxury in the queen sized bed with it's ironed Egyptian cotton sheets. The double sofa bed in the living room is not quite so luxurious but children are quite comfy in it.

Escape from TV by playing games or cards; CD's or books can be checked out in the owner's home next door. Information on local restaurants, hiking trails, scenic drives and other activities is available in the nicely furnished cottage. Mt. Hood is the only year around ski and snowboarding area in the country.

Please Note: We prefer to contact our guests and potential guests directly. VRBO is trying to have all communications go through them - we will respond to you directly within a few hours.

Keywords: Charming, secluded cabin, pavillion with barbeque in large private yard, deck overlooking creek, short walk to Salmon River on private property, near resort with golf, spa, restaurants, short distance to many hiking trails, gorgeous,lush, green area.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
Call Owner

About The Owner

Doug is a retired businessman who traveled the world for a living; Barbara a retired editor, retail manager, and Jill-of-all-trades. We both enjoy traveling, staying in foreign countries long enough to see the sights and absorb some of the local culture.

Both of us are very involved in community volunteer work. Barbara is a past president and currently a very active member of the Hoodland Women's club

Jed, our German Shepherd, doesn't let us forget his daily ballgame session or walk. He keeps us company during the day while Doug gardens, pastes together our 1920's era house or works in his shop, and Barbara gardens, writes, prepares feasts or does needlework. We are both avid readers and music lovers.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1993

Why The Owner chose Mount Hood

Because it is a beautiful piece of land with river frontage and abuts wilderness. We have traveled a fairly large swath of the Earth and think this is one of the most beautiful places we have seen. There are many wilderness hiking trails close by. It also is only an hour's drive from the attractions of Portland in one direction and the Columbia River Gorge in another. Barbara grew up spending summers in a family cottage on the Salmon River near their current dwelling, so she has known the area for more years than she will admit to..

What makes this cottage unique

Being secluded at the end of a dead end gravel road, having riverfront acreage with a swimming hole, a place to watch salmon spawning in autumn, a shopping center only five minutes away and a resort just across the river.

Reviews

Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Dancing Bear is a Quiet, Cozy Cottage in the Woods with Large Outdoor Area
average rating of 4.95 based on 40 reviews
5

Delightful stay surrounded by beautiful woods!

  • 5 of 5

This little cabin faces out into the woods. A lovely little trail circles the property. The owners live next door, but you don't even know they are there, as the cabin faces away into forest beauty. The cabin was very clean, well furnished, and reasonably priced. Although you felt like you were deep in the woods, great restaurants were nearby.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

wonderful spot in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time. The place is lovely and the owners, Doug and Barbara, are fantastic. Will surely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

This cabin is the perfect personal retreat for my lab and me! The owners are gracious and warm.

  • 5 of 5

This was an unbelievable find and one I'll be revisiting soon! There are miles of trails right out the door and the immediate large and quiet property is completely fenced. Perfect for me and my lab! The 1 bedroom cabin is completely appointed with equipped kitchen including outstanding coffee and candles. Gas fireplace is toasty and cozy. Owners couldn't be more gently gracious and unimposing. They have maintained the surrounding property to natural oasis perfection. I was in need of quiet solitude, reflection and hikes this fall and it was absolutely perfect. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

It was wonderful! Very pretty setting.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cabin. Doug and Barbara are wonderful people and made us feel right at home- almost as though we were family. The setting is beautiful- we couldn't have asked for a more tranquil setting. The only thing missing were the dancing bears! :) It was perfect. We will be looking forward to visiting this cabin, and the wonderful people who own it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Vancouver, WA
5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We spent full days golfing, hiking and exploring around Mt. Hood and then returned to the peace and quiet of this comfortable cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Two peaceful nights

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our two nights at Dancing Bear. We wish that we could have stayed longer. Doug and Barbara were wonderful hosts.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Resort at the Mountain
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Oregon 26
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Resort at the Mountain
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Ski Bowl
Car: necessary

Quiet and secluded at the end of a private gravel road, abuts wilderness, property extends to the Salmon River. The small village of Welches has both fine and casual restaurants, a golf course and resort, many beautiful hiking trails, and is about 20 minutes from historic Timberline Lodge located at the 6000 ft. level on Mt. Hood. The views are extraordinary from this historic structure.

Rates & Availability

Welches Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
$120
$650
$1,600
 
 
Christmas
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
$850
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$120
$650
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $40
Pet Fee $10
Tax Rate 7.8%

Dogs are additional $10, Fee for using Sofa bed is $10, and if you check in later than 10pm there is an additional $20 fee.
To avoid the VRBO service fee (see http://www.freep.com/story/travel/2016/03/18/controversial-vrbo-fees-boost-vacation-rental-costs/81962822/ )- please contact us at plazatrail@gmail.com and pay us directly

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Welches Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 560 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 35 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Cottage has radio with CD player, cards and games, large area to play frisbee or fetch with a dog, friendly owners next door who can loan you additional kitchen items, cd's, books, etc.

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties