Spacious custom built 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath log home on the Santiam River. Two level home, large kitchen, gas fireplace, sleeps up to 13 people, game/gathering room with pool table, sitting room with murphey bed, master bedroom with shower and jet-tub, guest WIFI network, wrap around deck, outdoor fire-pit, picnic table, horseshoe pits, fully fenced yard & trail to the river's edge. Just minutes from Detroit Lake and Breitenbush Hot Springs and a short drive to Hoodoo Ski Bowl.
- House3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath home on the gorgeous Santiam River
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 22, 2018
Tom Bell: I am a well-established dentist in Salem, Oregon, having graduated dental school at the University of Minnesota in 1970. I grew up primarily in Montana and Washington where I loved to fish in my spare time. My wife, Paula, was an 'Air-Force brat' who lived all over the U.S. and in England for a couple of years. I met my lovely wife at the University of Minnesota and we have three wonderful children, now grown. My wife and I built our log home just outside of Gates in 2006 as our primary residence, however after a couple of years, decided to move back to Salem to be closer to our family and many grandchildren. We have since used our log home as a get-a-way for family & friends and more recently as a rental property. Our home is very large with an open floor plan but surprisingly 'homey'. The home, though modern, has a very rustic feel and the setting is nothing short of breath-taking. Located on the Santiam river, minutes from Detroit Lake and Breitenbush Hot Springs and a short drive to Hoodoo Ski Bowl there is no shortage of fun outdoor activities. After your busy day, take a long, hot bath in the jet tub and curl up with a good book in front of the gas fireplace or roast a marshmallow at the outdoor fire-pit. We hope you enjoy your stay at this unique vacation spot as much as we do! -Tom Bell
Diane purchased this House in 2006
Why Diane chose Marion County
We built our log home on the Santiam River just outside of Gates to live a more quiet life. I love to fish and spent much of my spare time in this area. The scenery is beautiful and the fishing is fantastic!
What makes this House unique
One of my wife and my favorite spots is on the back porch overlooking the river with a good cup of coffee after dinner. Our grand-kids love playing horseshoes in the front 'yard' and roasting marshmallows at the outdoor fire-pit. In the summertime, we spend a lot of time fishing, boating, jet-skiing and camping at Detroit Lake. In the wintertime, our family loves to go skiing, sledding and snowboarding at Hoodoo Ski Bowl. We have most of our birthday celebrations for our family at the log home as the kitchen is great for large gatherings, the home is big enough to sleep many people & although only 40 minutes from Salem, it feels like a mini-vacation. It's our home-away-from-home!
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Beautiful and relaxing
Beautiful home. Pretty forest and a roaring river.
Great cabin getaway
I've stayed here twice now and have been very pleased with the experience both times. The cabin is exactly as portrayed with its beautiful wooden logs, open living/dining/kitchen area, giant porch, cool game room and riverfront access. Plenty of space for 15+ people to hangout inside without feeling crowded and being able to have a dog along made it very accommodating. The contact for the property was also quick to respond every time and was super nice and professional. Definitely coming back.
Great as Always
This was our 3rd trip, and like all the others before it was perfect for our group!
Beautiful & Peaceful
This Log Home is beautiful ! Very comfortable and relaxing weekend. Located by the Santiam River is a treat. Great place to get away from crazy, chaotic life. The house is spacious. Beds were comfortable and plenty of closet space so you don't feel cramped. Groomed trail down to the river. The river is swift in this area so plan a raft trip down it. Wished I had thought about that and would have made a reservation to enjoy that river !! I had my window open every night to listen to that sound and slept like a baby. Everyone was so helpful with any questions and they always replied back to me ASAP. Played a little horse shoes, fire pit for smores, if you get stuck inside there is always the pool table. A great home for relaxation. The large deck surrounds 3 sides of the house. It is a piece of artwork. Spacious and plenty of chairs to relax and enjoy the beauty of the area. My favorite place at the house. Just listen to the river and remember to breathe and relax :)
Beautiful riverfront log cabin with modern conveniences!
We enjoyed eight nights with 6 adults & 2 young grandsons (our 2 daughters & families). The kitchen is well-equipped for baking/cooking and has many spices & basic cooking ingredients. The A/C was most appreciated as there were record-high temperatures during our stay. The kids loved sleeping upstairs in the bunk beds, and playing with the toys in the play chest & board games. We had a lot of fun playing pool in the evenings. I appreciated the thoughtfulness in providing laundry soap, paper towels, bath soap, tissues, & TP. We all loved the open living room with high wood beamed ceilings. We enjoyed all the nearby sites; Detroit Lake, Santiam River rafting, hiking Silver Falls, picking peaches & blackberries, roasting s'mores, etc. A very relaxing, super comfortable & fun vacation! We hope to return & highly recommend. Great communication with Diane who manages the property.
Very restful. Great place to be with family
Did not want to leave. Loved being by river in the woods. Place is very well maintained.
Just minutes from Detroit Lake & Breitenbush Hot Springs & a short drive (less than one hour) to Hoodoo Ski Bowl.
Additional information about rental rates
We accept all Visa, MasterCard & Discover for all payment and fees. Sorry, no checks accepted. Our cancellation policy is as follows: 1. If the reservation is cancelled more than 30 days from the check-in date, a full refund is credited to the card used for payment. 2. If the reservation is cancelled 30 or less days from the check-in date, a refund of monies paid less a $250 fee is credited to the card used for payment. All cancellation requests must be in writing. $150-300 Cleaning fee, depending on above number of guests in party $150 Refundable Security Deposit $50 Non-refundable Pet fee (per pet) Limit typically two pets Full Payment by credit card due to secure reservation Check in 4:00pm / Check out 11:00am Responsible party must be at least 23 years old (proof may required at time of reservation)