This beautiful lodge is located in the SE Eugene hills, just minutes from fantastic shopping, dining, nightlife and recreation. At the bottom of the hill are connections to the extensive and high quality hiking and biking trails, including routes to the river, forested hills, Spencer Butte, Etc.
One bus (#28) will get you to the University of Oregon, downtown and back. Our property is close to large natural areas, so deer and wild turkeys will often roam the 'hood.
This is a custom designed dwelling that has benefited from significant additions and upgrades over the years. Clad in cedar shakes, and filled with natural light, this is a unique and beautiful little house.
1. FRONT PORCH / DRIVEWAY
You will have full use of a long driveway which could accommodate several vehicles (in a line) or easily harbor an RV, trailer, or other large vehicle. The lodge is located at the end of the driveway, behind some large conifer trees. The front porch is a wooden deck and there is a bench next to the front door.
2. THE KITCHEN
The front door opens into the kitchen, which has clay Saltillo tiles underfoot and a high rough cut cedar ceiling overhead, and a big skylight that brightens the entire room. Vines wrap around the bannister and hang from the walls. Granite countertops, lots of cupboards and all the accessories in this full kitchen allow you to cook to your heart's content. A 'ship's ladder' takes you up to the loft bedroom, which overhangs the kitchen.
3. THE LOFT BEDROOM
Since the main bedroom is accessed by a ship's ladder, this room would be difficult to accommodate anyone with mobility issues.
But for those that don't mind a steep staircase the loft bedroom is an absolute delight! A south facing window and skylight offer views of the forested ridgelines that surround our place, which you can see while laying in the queen sized bed. A full built-in closet and cozy 'book nook' for reading or relaxing make this upper deck bedroom a one-of-a-kind. We call it the Owl's Nest, and it sleeps two very comfortably. It is a surprisingly spacious room (if you are short enough to walk under the exposed ridge beam and rafters 6'6" overhead).
4. THE BATHROOM
Elegant and simple with a stocked shower and beautiful green glass sink. A First Aid Kit and extra toiletries are located in the shelves and cabinets.
5. THE LIVING ROOM
Take two steps down from the kitchen hall to reach the living room. This is a shared common space with sleeping for 2 on a comfortable futon mattress, and an adult sized beanbag chair. This is also the game room, fully stocked with many classic and contemporary board games, a TV and Nintendo Wii U, an electronic dartboard, and more. Sunny bay windows look west, out to your own personal side yard, and glass French doors open east to a covered back patio.
6. THE BACK PATIO / ZEN GARDEN
The back patio is a indoor/outdoor space that provides a comfortable covered seating and eating area, and blends into a custom Pacific Northwest style Zen garden, which is filled with interesting plants and artwork. It is a wonderful place to spend some time outside relaxing, listening to the chirping of birds in the morning or watching the stars and moon at night. The garden hosts a collection of rare and unusual ferns and shade plants growing out of the stonework and from big wooden barrels. Round river rock and a colorful gravel path takes you around the corner to the side yard.
7. SIDE YARD
The fenced side yard can be easily accessed either from the front yard or from the back patio. It gets great afternoon light and can be used for lawn games, sunbathing, kicking the soccer ball around, etc.
8. BONUS ROOM: YOGA / EXERCISE / EXTRA BED / STORAGE, ETC.
From the back patio you can access the bonus room, which can be used for a variety of functions. If you need to unwind, stretch, or workout, the room is set up with yoga mats, foam roller, and light exercise equipment. This space has a queen sized aerobed air mattress and bedding, making it a great extra private bedroom. Please let us know ahead of time if you would like the bed set up.
We want our lodge to celebrate the spirit of the Pacific Northwest bioregion, so we have lots of maps, books, and artwork from Cascadia all over the place. We want this lodge to serve as the launching point to your adventures in the area, are we genuinely hope you enjoy your stay!