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The Good Earth, a timeless tranquil escape

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A three bedroom, 2 bath 2000 sq ft. home with stunning mountain views

King Master bedroom with shower, hallway bath with shower and tub, one 2 bunk bedroom with an additional twin size bed, and 1 bedroom with a queen bed. Home sleeps up to 16 with the additional futon beds. More can be accommodated if inflatable beds are used in the spacious family room. Outdoor propane BBQ, outdoor table and chairs under a pergola and a fully appointed kitchen. Good covered storage for skis, snowshoes, ropes and other outdoor equipment. Connection to a trail system on an easement and BLM land behind house. Wood heated Snorkel Hot Tub, Wifi, and DVD player with movies provided. $165.00 per night, 2 night minimum up to 4 guests, $15.00 per person plus tax per night additional up to 16. Ask about our weekly rate. An $85.00 cleaning fee is required. You can visit our FACEBOOK PAGE FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS. We are only 4.5 miles away to world class rock climbing at Smith Rock State Park. We take great pride in providing an extremely clean house. We thoroughly clean everything between guests and although new carpets went down in the bedrooms in 2012, they are cleaned in the Spring and Fall. New laminate flooring has been installed in the hallway. Our rental is fully inspected prior to each arrival for a double check after the initial clean.

Cindy Murphy
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Cindy Murphy

Together Cindy and her partner Mark (pictured) manage the day to day details of The Good Earth. Cindy and her brother Bob purchased the house and property together in the spring of 2012. Cindy lives in Oregon and retired in 2008 after 31 years of service with the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department. Bob lives in Northern Virginia, and retired from the federal government in the DC area in 1997. Cindy is a mother and published freelance writer. Bob is an avid reader, a history and plane buff, and a man of wit and charm. Mark is a super gifted 'jack of all trades' and keeps everything at the rental running like a well oiled machine! He usually greets all the guests personally and keeps that fire stoked just perfectly for a relaxing soak in the cedar Snorkel hot tub! Cindy and Mark are usually the faces you will see here at The Good Earth and lately our on site hospitality guy Joe will be around as well, all of us are always ready to help in any way to make sure your stay is as enjoyable and pleasant as it can possibly be.

Cindy Murphy purchased this house in 2012

Why Cindy Murphy chose Oregon

We love the shop, raising chickens for fresh eggs, garden beds, the sunlit atrium, vegetation in the yard, the wildlife, colorful lizards, end of the road privacy and the incredible view!! We live in this neighborhood as well, only 4 houses down the hill from the rental. We know and love the area, and are only minutes away to provide the best customer service possible. This is a gem of a house, and so close to everything!

What makes this house unique

Besides the majestic vista, out the back door hiking, and open space and privacy, we are also part of a small community water system in the same aquifer as Earth2O which means good clear water! There is a newly paved road, unique quiet neighborhood with no light pollution and thousands of brilliant stars in the night sky! The raised garden beds, and healthy herb gardens provide extras for summer guests who like to cook! We are only a mile away from Hwy 97, and right in the heart of outdoor recreation at it's finest. Again we remind people that this is a non smoking neighborhood, and we monitor this extremely closely due the danger of fire. If you are tempted to smoke, please consider another property. We also have two resident shop cats who patrol for rodents. They are comfortable and at home in their heated shop, but do not come into the rental house.


Terrebonne House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master bath with a shower, hallway bath with bathtub and shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Family Room - 4 sleep sofa /futon , There are inflatable beds in addition to the futons
  • King size Bed (1) Master bedroom, Queen (1) Bedroom 2, Twin and bunk beds (3), Futons (4) in family room, also inflatable beds available (1 queen inflatable and 2 twin inflatable).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Wonderful pantry area, fresh herbs in season, and garden goodies upon availability. Our resident chickens are laying! With your stay we provide fresh eggs, your choice of a growler of beer, or a bottle of Northwest wine, and fresh coffee beans. We do have the ability to offer sleeping for up to 16 quests if the inflatable beds are used. We are local (only 4 houses away) and want to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, if you need us to do something special, give us a call and we can discuss the details. A photographer can be available for special events, ask owners for details.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(108 traveler reviews)

The Good Earth, a timeless tranquil escape
average rating of 4.9814816 based on 108 reviews

Great for climbers!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with a bunch of climber friends, and it's great! The location close to Smith Rock can't be beat - and you even have a view of it, including Monkey Face, from the living room. (OK, you need to use the telescope, included, to really see the monkey.) The large room with futons is excellent for a bunch of climbing bums to stay in and sort gear. :-) Nice kitchen and rear patio with grill are great for groups, too.

We have been here before and will be back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do live in such an interesting and fun area and part of what makes it that way is meeting all the climbers that come through. We have return visitors every year and we love welcoming them back. We are so grateful we will be seeing these folks back our way in the future. Spring is in full swing and the wildflowers are starting to pop! Life is returning to the countryside of Terrebonne after the long crazy winter we had. Visit us soon in the high desert of Central Oregon!
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Meridian, Idaho

Big Win Super Bowl Weekend (and I'm not referring to the game)!

  • 5 of 5

Regardless of the super bowl results this Vacation Rental was a BIG Win for me and my family!!! What a spectacular vacation home. This place has it all and then some. We traveled from Meridian and met our son and his family for a family get together. I brought a cooler full of food and never had to leave the house once because the vacation rental was equipped with everything I needed to prepare meals. The open floor plan made visiting and entertaining so enjoyable. The views out the front bay window were absolutely fantastic and you could see for miles, and miles. I would Love to visit in the fall when all the colors are changing. Between all the board games, the snow hill for sleading, the old vintage pink record player with plenty of vynial to choose from, and gathering real chicken eggs from the coop each morning the grandkids never had an opportunity to get bored. We had a lot of fun and created many fun memories that will last forever. I highly recommend this vacation rental for any occasion.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yep....TV is really not our thing and this is the first winter we actually put some connections in the rental for the "sports season", football, and basketball specifically. It has been a big hit and this year marked our first reservation ever just based on the Super Bowl. If you are into that, then it is an awesome venue....if you are not.....still great views, open spaces.and good vibes. The Good Earth is a spectacular spot for watching.....or just a cozy home base for exploring the great outdoors! The snow is melting and climbing season is upon us!!! Onward 2017!
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Shedd, OR

Winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

We came over with our boys and another family for a winter getaway. We had zero disappointments. The house was perfect, we had plenty of snow to play in and the view was amazing as always. They lit the hot tub every night and the sky is just amazing at night. There are a million stars and sitting in the hot tub star gazing is the best. We love using the house as a base camp to head back to sister's or to Bend and Redmond. The hospitality is always above and beyond and we look forward to coming back many more times.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Even though this has been a crazy winter for the books, it has been amazingly beautiful too! Sledding, skiing, ice skating and star gazing are particularly breathtaking this year. As I write this tonight more snow is falling and COZY is the buzz word at the Good Earth!! Valentines Day is just around the corner and if you and your sweetie are looking for something a couple nights and star gaze from the wood fired hot tub overlooking the snowy fields of Terrebonne! Cheers!
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Great place, better people

  • 5 of 5

I took my wrestling to the Oregon Wrestling Classic and we stayed here. The house was great. Lots of room and real comfortable. The views out the window are incredible. Mark and Cindy are terrific hosts. Our bus couldn't make it up the hill because of the snow so Mark picked us up when we got back and took us down the hill in the morning. During the stay Mark was checking in to see how wrestling went and to make sure we had all we needed at the house. I would recommend this place to anyone! The house is nice, views great, location is perfect, and the people are incredible. It's a must visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have been getting more teams stay with us every year, basketball, volleyball, and wrestling so far! Tournament season in the winter, and day camps in the summer. The coaches and their teams seem to really enjoy the accommodations and the close location to their event destination. This year the snow was an unusual challenge, but Mark made sure not only to shuttle everyone through the snow up and down the hill, but also pointed out the Space Station moving across the dark skies of Central Oregon. We receive regular text alerts when the station is visible in our area and where to look for it flickering among the stars. Waiting for the school bus at 6:30 am in the snowy darkness instantly became an on location mini space class! There are always unexpected extras at The Good Earth! We are deep into winter these days, but rest assured that we keep the roads clear and the fire crackling in the cedar wood hot tub for all of our guests. Ding text just in......Space Station visible again tonight!
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at The Good Earth over the New Year's weekend. We had a wedding to go to in Redmond on New Year's Eve and the location of The Good Earth was perfect distance-wise. Everything was fantastic and exceeded our expectations. The house is spacious, clean, comfortable and inviting. And the view is incredible. Wine on the counter upon our arrival was an extra-special touch! Also, when it came time to check out, we noticed that the owners had removed snow from our car and had also cleared a path from the front door to our car. Thank you so much Mark and Cindy! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The high desert is having a "real" winter this year and we certainly try to manage the results of snowy weather for our guests. Mark is the quiet hero with his 4-wheeler and blade. As the seasons change so do our chores, but Central Oregon is beautiful in winter, summer, spring or fall and that is why we love it here! It was a gorgeous holiday season at The Good Earth and now we turn to a new year ahead. Check us out for a few days of skiing, snowshoeing, or gliding on local ice rinks nearby. Cheers and blessings for 2017! Cindy and Mark
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Corvallis, OR

Fantastic Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My family loved staying here! It was a great get-away in a beautiful setting. Highlights for the kids (ages 5 & 9): the chickens, the stunning trail behind the house to the top of the hill, the sweet cat that followed us up the trail, and the games & movies! Highlights for mom & dad: the view(!!), the telescope for watching climbers at Smith Rock (tightrope walking?!), the comfy beds, the record selection, the fresh eggs, bottle of wine and coffee. Mark & Cindy were very helpful and accommodating. Couldn't recommend the place more.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are so many wonderful things about The Good Earth and the area we live in, but the chickens are always a big hit with guests, especially children. They are usually let out of the chicken pen around 10:00 am sometime earlier, and this allows kids to go collect a couple eggs if they are interested. The trail up the hill takes you to more spectacular views heading south down the Cascades. If you continue to follow the trail it will take you for a lovely 3 mile loop, and with the fall sprinkles ahead of us, that will settle the dust quite nicely. It is the beginning of a fantastic Autumn season, visit us soon!
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7.5 Miles
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2 Miles
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6 Miles
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1.25 Miles
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Nearest Restaurant
2.25 Miles
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44.5 Miles
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Florence OR
Car: necessary

Welcome to The Good Earth! Our house is a charming super clean vacation rental with breathtaking views, located on the southern edge of Terrebonne Oregon. Our comfortable smoke free property offers all that you will need to relax and enjoy the beauty of the classic high desert. Just a note though.....if you are a smoker, PLEASE...seriously consider another property. Our entire neighborhood is non smoking due to the extreme fire danger that comes with the landscape here. Respect for our neighborhood and properties is important and we monitor this very closely. You are welcome in our home but if there is ANY sign of smoking in the area we will ask you to leave with no refund. With that being said....expect to enjoy northwest wine, or local beer of your choice, organic coffee, and fresh eggs from our chicken 'girls' housed on the property. We offer a three bedroom, two bath home with a very cool atrium nook and a spacious family room to accommodate additional guests. We are located on 2 acres high above our unique local town, and just minutes away from all types of outdoor recreation activities. 4 miles south on Hwy. 97 is Redmond with a great local vibe that includes lively bars, breweries, restaurants, and spot on coffee houses. 23 miles south is Bend, a mecca in the outdoor scene, 4.5 miles to the northeast Smith Rock State Park waits for your hiking boots to hit the trails beneath golden hued climbing walls. A complementary day use pass for all local Oregon State Parks is available for use during your stay. We are 40 minutes from the unique little community of Sisters at the base of the Cascades. Sisters is the home of towering pines, cool little boutiques, a killer quilt show, popular rodeo and a music filled fall folk festival. It is most importantly (to Cindy anyway) the gateway to the magic that is the timeless Metolius River. Skiing, hiking, fishing, biking, rock climbing, and boating are all within 15 minutes to an hour, as well as live theater, great wines, and over the top brewers. If you want to stay within a mile of home, Terrebonne has some awesome local spots that we visit often. Just ask us for our very local recommendations!! There are drop dead sunsets and soaking in the hot tub under brilliant stars. Come visit us and you will understand why we live here!


Rates & Availability

Terrebonne House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Nightly Rate
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Tax Rate 8.0%

There is an additional charge of $15.00 per person per night beyond the base rate for 4 quests. A $85.00 cleaning fee is required. A 3.5% fee will be added for credit card charges. THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL $1000.00 CHARGED TO YOUR CREDIT CARD IF THERE IS SMOKING ON THE PROPERTY

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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