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Romantic Luxury Cabin in a spectacular, private setting on Tumalo Lake in Bend Oregon

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

1500 SF Cabin with 2 Bedrooms plus Sofa Bed, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5).

Tumalo Lake Lodge consists of four luxurious vacation rental cabins located on Tumalo Lake just 12 miles west of downtown Bend, Oregon. Situated on 640 private forested acres surrounded on all sides by the Deschutes National Forest, outdoor activities abound with limitless trails for hiking, biking, x-country skiing and snowshoeing right out your door. Explore Tumalo Lake by kayak, canoe, and stand up paddle board (free to guests) or perfect your cast with catch & release trout fishing. Breathtaking Tumalo Falls is just 3 miles away. For downhill skiing Mt Bachelor is just 45 minutes away.

The Hillside Cabin is an architectural high-end masterpiece of craftsmanship. 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.  A private hot tub located on the deck offers wonderful lake and forest views - a perfect way to unwind after a day of outdoor adventure.

The beautiful furnishings create an ambiance of casual luxury. The first floor open 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 well-stocked kitchen features granite countertops and stainless appliances including a Jenn-Air professional stove. 

The second floor features gorgeous high-pitched wood ceilings, two romantic bedrooms each with private bath, and a second living room area with floor to ceiling windows that provide sweeping views of Tumalo Lake. The living area has a queen sofa bed, side tables, games and books, and a comfy reading chair.  Each bedroom also has large windows with amazing views of the lake and forest creating a tree house feeling.  Each features a king or queen size iron bed with quilt, cozy down comforter and pillows, and luxurious 500 thread count sheets. The private baths have either a large walk-in shower or shower over bathtub, granite countertops, Italian tile, radiant heated floors, luxury towels, shampoo and body lotion amenities, and hair dryer. 

The Hillside Cabin has WIFI however it can be slow (streaming and gaming are not possible), erratic and have occasional outages so should not be relied on. Please note that performance of cell phones is inconsistent and may not work depending on your service provider. A phone land line in the cabin is provided with free unlimited U.S. calls.

Please note that the property is limited to registered guests only. Any exception must be approved in advance by the owners and a daily fee may apply. We do not host weddings/special events.

Love the Hillside Cabin but need more space? Check out our two mid-size 3 bedroom Lakeside East and Lakeside West Cabins that sleep 8, located on the south side of Tumalo Lake, and the 4 bedroom Creekside Cabin that sleeps 10.

More Details

Tracy Lucente & Bill Houck
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Tracy Lucente & 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.

Why Tracy Lucente & Bill Houck chose Central Oregon

Bill & Tracy, during a 2005 visit to Bend, fell in love with the Tumalo Lake property and the original 5 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 June, 2012, the Lakeside East Cabin June, 2013, and the Lakeside West Cabin in October, 2014. Eventually a main lodge will also be built. We feel this is a very special property and believe you will feel the same way 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 downtown Bend. We began stocking Tumalo Lake with Rainbow Trout in 2013 and guests this past Summer were catching 16-18' beauties. This Winter, weather permitting, we will be making an ice skating rink on Tumalo Lake.

There is no other place so close to Bend affording such quality accommodations, privacy and natural beauty.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing this piece of paradise with us. The cabin is everything we could have imagined and more. Our stay was truly wonderful thanks to the plush amenities provided here. We leave hear rejuvenated, relaxed and grateful for the opportunity to stay at Tumalo Lake. What a gem!
Apr 2016
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Bend Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2.5 baths all with Knotty Alder cabinets, granite tops, porcelain tile and heated floors.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) Both bedrooms have queen size beds with luxurious linens, down comforters and pillows, Pack n' Play available upon request, Queen sofa bed located in upstairs living area.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Radiant heat throughout, located on 640 acres of private forest surrounded on all sides by the Descutes National Forest. Limitless trails for hiking, biking, x-country skiiing and snowshoeing.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Romantic Luxury Cabin in a spectacular, private setting on Tumalo Lake in Bend Oregon
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

Hillside Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Tumalo Lake Cabins truly is a secret slice of Heaven in Oregon. We stayed four nights before Christmas in the Hillside Cabin as a family holiday getaway. It was wonderfully private and more luxurious and remote than we expected. Yet it was so close to Bend and other activities. We snowshoed, snowboarded at Mt. Bachelor, snow hiked to Tumulo falls, shopped in Bend, and just chilled (reading, playing games, soaking in the hot tub) all while overlooking Tumulo Lake with a cozy fire always burning.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing - Genuinely did not want to come home

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the cabin for 11 nights and from the moment we drove up the track we knew we had arrived in our piece of heaven.

The cabin was beautiful. All the mod cons and the large unobstructed windows provided the most perfect way to wake up every day.

The lake was lovely and we enjoyed every day on the water.

Our son (2 years old) loved the place and so did we. We didn't want to leave and we will definitely be back...

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Cabin was definite luxury. Private Lake...beautiful. Canoes, Stand Up Paddleboard, fire pit. Loved to have my morning coffee on the deck. What a Zen retreat it was for us! Owners are very friendly, helpful and informative. I've never slept so soundly. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This is a hidden gem in Bend! It's only 15 minutes outside of town, but it feels so secluded and peaceful! All you hear are the sounds of dragonflies and fish jumping in the lake. We loved the quality and beauty of the home, the thoughtfulness and attention to detail of the amenities, and the peacefulness of the location. Our favorite memories of the weekend include the two mile walk around the lake (beautiful and I didn't see a single person the entire much time to think and be alone was nice since I'm a mom of two young boys), taking our boys out in the canoe and fishing, sitting on the back deck in the adirondack chairs watching the sunset, and getting some much needed sleep with the windows open and cool mountain air (very restful and refreshing). You can tell that Bill and Tracy take a lot of extra effort to make their cabins and the property a special place for their guests. We are hoping to return in the winter! We loved it and think you will as well!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a wonderful, relaxing 8 days at the cabin. It was everything promised! The cabin has lake facing windows everywhere. The master bedroom window faces the a hillside covered in trees. Just 2 miles from the lake, the Tumalo Falls hike had views of four waterfalls after hiking only four miles. The beds were comfy, with down comforters which we actually used as it gets colder at night. The bathrooms were very nice and everything was clean, including the Jacuzzi on the front deck.

We did the Big Eddy river rafting and enjoyed very good restaurants at Old Mill. The views of the Deschutes River all through town as well as the back drop of Mt. Bachelor and the Three Sisters made for an idyllic setting. Wine tasting and craft beer are in abundance.

The only thing that gave us parents any pause, was that there were no televisions in the cabin BUT being unplugged ended up being a good thing for the kids! There was WiFi but for some reason it was best in the morning and a bit iffy as the day went on, but Bill gave us full transparency on that fact in the beginning.

The arrangements were all seamless and we received our cleaning deposit back ahead of schedule.

This was our 5th VRBO experience and definitely the best. Thanks Bill!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I stayed at the Hillside Cabin and had a fabulous time. The reservation was easy to make, as the owners are super responsive. The cabins are wonderful, fully stocked with everything you could need to make your stay perfect. The area is super fun with tons of wildlife and a wonderful lake to enjoy. The hiking is also wonderful. The location is perfect, being only 15 mins. from Bend. We were able to check in on the 4th of July in the late afternoon, then easily make it back into town for the fireworks. We will definitely be back next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Car: necessary

Located 12 miles west of downtown Bend, Oregon near breathtaking Tumalo Falls and Phil's Trail system. Uniquely situated on Tumalo Lake and 640 private forested acres surrounded on all sides by the Deschutes National Forest, the Tumalo Lake luxury vacation rental cabins and property enables guests to immerse in nature and enjoy hiking/mountain biking/snowshoeing/cross country skiing and lake activities (kayak/canoe/stand up paddle/fly fishing) right out the cabin door, yet have easy access to wonderful restaurants, galleries, brewpubs, shopping and all downtown Bend and the surrounding area has to offer.


Rates & Availability


  • We typically require longer stays for weekends and other peak periods of the year.

    3 day minimum stay on MLK, Presidents, and Memorial Day weekends
    3-5 day minimum stays for bookings which include a weekend during peak rental periods such as July- Mid- September, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
    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.

    Quotes assume payment is made by check. We also accept credit cards (transaction fee will be added to total cost. For US banks, 2.49% +.30, for Non-US banks, 3.49% + .30.

    Required Fees

    * Cleaning fee: $100.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay)
    * Room tax: %9.80 (Percentage of Rent & Taxable Fees)
    * Additional person fee: $50.00 (Flat Rate Per Person Per Night)

  • Damage deposit: $200.00

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