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

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Dancing Bear cottage


Last updated: 09/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Welches cottage 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.

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.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 560 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

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

          • Pets Considered:

            Well behaved dogs are welcome...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renters must be at least 21...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

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

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Dining:

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

          • Pantry Items:

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

          • Dishwasher:

            no dishwasher...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Oven
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room seats 4
          • Hair Dryer
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street
          • Heating

          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


              • CD Player
              • Music Library
              • Games
              • Books


                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill


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


                  • Restaurants
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Fishing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Hiking
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Golf
                  • Swimming
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Tennis
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Museums
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Walking
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sledding
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Kayaking
                  • Skiing


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                  from 22 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jun 15 - Sep 30, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $650 $1,300
                  Oct 1 - Nov 15, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $600 $1,200
                  Nov 16 - Mar 31, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $650 $1,300
                  Apr 1 - Jun 15, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $600 $1,300
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Cleaning fee $40
                  • check-in past 10 PM $20 + tax
                  • use of hide-a-bed $10 + tax
                  • Pet Fee $10
                  • Tax Rate 7%

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                  Last updated: 09/08/2014
                  Check availability
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
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                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Portland International
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Oregon 26
                  18 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Ski Bowl
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Resort at the Mountain

                  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 - Tuesday, July 08, 2014

                  $100 - $120 per night (USD)

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 3

                  View calendar: Updated 09/08/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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