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

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Dancing Bear cottage


Last updated: 11/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.
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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.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 560 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be at least 21...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    2 small children can sleep in the convertible sofa bed...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved dogs are welcome...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    round table with 2 chairs + two additional chairs in closet...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped - but we can loan you additional items if you need them...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    no dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped and we can loan you specialty items if you need them...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Popcorn, tea, coffee, olive oil, some spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Winter
Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2015
2 night min stay
$650 $1,600
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
$850 $2,000
Late Winter
Jan 4 - Feb 28, 2016
2 night min stay
$650 $1,600
Feb 29 - Jun 12, 2016
2 night min stay
$600 $1,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $40
  • Pet Fee $10
  • Tax Rate 7%


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.

Cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland International
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Resort at the Mountain
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Oregon 26
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
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 close to Timberline Lodge located at the 6000 ft. level on Mt. Hood. The views are extraordinary from the historic structure.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

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 a fund raiser for the Hoodland Women's Club, currently attempting to bring in funds to construct a new community center. Jed, our German Shepherd, doesn't let us forget his daily frisbee session or walk. He keeps us company during the day while Doug gardens, pastes together our 1920's house or works in his shop, and Barbara gardens, writes, prepares feasts or does needlework. We are both avid readers and music lovers.

Why the Owner Chose Welches:
We chose this property because it came with the house on a beautiful twelve acres of land on the Salmon River. We have traveled a fairly large swath of the Earth and think this is one of the most beautiful places in it. 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 the family cottage on the Salmon River near their current dwelling.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, November 29, 2015

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