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Escape to our lovely and secluded Forest Cottage and surround yourself with nature! Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley's Wine Country, Bethell Woods sits amid stands of oak and Fir on a hill overlooking meadows, farmland and forested hills. Relish the comfort and privacy of our spacious Forest Cottage and the magic of sunrises and dappled forest light. Enjoy the walking trails or bring your bike. We are 'Bike Friendly!'
Our grounds feature gardens, waterfall and pond, boulders, chainsaw art, and sunrises and sunsets that will leave you feeling refreshed and reconnected to nature. Our goal is to make your stay carefree and truly enjoyable. Check-in by 3:00 p.m. and stay until noon on your final day.
The Valley features WINE TOURS to 100s of vineyards, there are art galleries, restaurants and special events that occur year-round but especially from Spring to Fall. We are near the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, Community Theater, Spirit Mountain Casino, two 18-hole golf courses, museums, and the Air and Space Museum and Water Park in McMinnville (20 miles)
In 1955, a young married couple, James and Ruby Bethell, purchased this property, about 200 acres of forested land. Together, they cleared part of the land and then sold all but 20 acres to raise funds to build their home and start the fledgling Bethell Logging Company, which Jim ran from this location for 48 years.
Five generations of Bethells have lived and made memories on our property, including Jim’s parents, his four daughters, eight grandkids and nine great grandkids. Cindy Bethell, Jim and Ruby’s youngest daughter, owns and operates the bed and breakfast along with her husband, Roger Asbahr.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ BREAKFAST
we serve French Roast coffee, fruit juice and a variety of breakfast meals that include house specialties such as our Wild Blackberry French Toast Cobbler and the Loggers' Hearty Breakfast. Many of our ingredients are locally grown and organic. Selections for special dietary needs are also available upon request.
The private bathroom has a window, sink, toilet, shower, mirror, cupboard, hair dryer, vanity mirror, shampoo, conditioner, soap and more....moreless
The Cottage contains a kitchenette (small refrigerator/ freezer, microwave, coffee maker, hotplate, toaster oven), iron & ironing board, hardwood floors, breakfast table, indoor water fountain, hand-made lodge poll pine bedroom set, flat screen TV, white fluffy robes, a hearty breakfast, and private porch with table, chairs and porch swing....moreless
High Season: May - Oct. May 1 - Oct 31, 2015 1 night min stay
$145 Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Winter rates Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2016 1 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Birding: next to premier birding at the Basket Slough NWR
Restaurants, shopping, antique stores: 8 miles (Dallas)
Vineyards: Over a dozen vineyards with tasting rooms - within a 10 mile radius.
Horses: Happy Trails Horse Barn - one mile away.
Golfing: Two 18-hole golf courses within 12 miles.
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, Water Park & IMAX theater: 26 miles (McMinnville)
Hiking: Drift Creek Falls Trail is 35 miles west; a 3-mile round-trip trail descends a few hundred feet through a lush forest to a spectacular 240-foot suspension bridge and falls.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: In 2010, my husband Roger and I moved to my family property and began making preparations for a new B&B. I had just left a 15-year career in environmental policy and sustainable development, the first 10 years n Washington, DC where I worked for the Environmental Protection Agency and later served as an environment adviser in the U.S. Senate. We returned to our home State of Oregon in 2005, where I worked for the Portland Development Commission until 2010.
Roger had a psychology practice for 14 years in Corvallis and then ran a computer technology business for 10 years. We were both seeking a more serene life and decided to return to our roots by moving back to a rural country setting.
I am an avid gardener and rock hound, and enjoy reading, writing and cooking. Roger is a professional musician who sings and plays the guitar. He also works in Information Technology for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Together we love to travel, backpack and hike, and enjoy blissful country living with our cats, and Marlow, a Mini Australian Shepherd. We enjoy meeting travelers from around the world and sharing our little piece of paradise with them.
Why the Owner Chose Dallas: Bethell Woods is on my family's property that dates back to 1955. I grew up here and have fond memories of riding horses with my sisters, watching our Dad run his logging business, building tree forts, and playing with our horses, dogs, cats, frogs, salamanders ad bats. In 2010, I had the good fortune to return to the family property after nearly 40 years and create Bethell Woods Bed & Breakfast. It has been a marvelous opportunity and blessing.
The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast: Our location is a great home-base for seeing all that the Willamette Valley offers: riding the Scenic Bike Loop, birding at the top-rated Basket Slough National Wildlife Refuge, attending the Independence Hops Festival or . Its unique benefits include lovely views from our hill, of soulful sunrises and sunsets, Mt. Jefferson, The Three Sisters Mountains, and the coast range mountains. Our property is defined by the old and new forests and various gardens. Our central location is 8 miles from the nearest town and 4.5 miles from the nearest 18-hole golf course; and 15 minutes from the Pentacle, a renown community theater, and from the Spirit Mountain Casino--the most popular tourist attraction in Oregon; 20 minutes from the Evergreen Air & Space Museum with a Water Park and IMAX theater, and 45 minutes from the lovely Pacific Ocean. We are surrounded dozens of lovely vineyards and the the two counties we are near boast over 300 vineyards.