Bethell Woods B&B: Escape to the Heart of Wine Country

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Last updated: 10/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

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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.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not allowed indoors....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    If well-behaved....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    The Cottage fee for a third person is $15 per night....moreless

  • Queen size Bed (1) Handmade lodge poll pine from Central Oregon trees.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • The private bathroom has a window, sink, toilet, shower, mirror, cupboard, hair dryer, vanity mirror, shampoo, conditioner, soap and more....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • Games:

    Monopoly, scrabble, puzzles. ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Direct TV offers dozens of music genres to select from....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Multiple genres of music are available from Direct TV channels....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TV with Direct TV and HD video....moreless

  • Video Library:



  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Good views of valley hills and the coast range. On a clear day you can see Mt. Jefferson and The Three Sisters in Central Oregon....moreless

  • Rural:

    Bethell Woods is surrounded by forests and farmland amid the rolling hills of the Willamette Valley. A large buffalo herd lives a couple of miles away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Both rooms include a dining area where breakfast is served....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Almost never needed and we provide a stand-up fan during summer....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    WiFi is available....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Available for week, month, or longer reservations...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Amish electric fireplace in Forest Cottage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets are soft Egyptian cotton....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The Cottage has its own loveseat, rocker and chairs in the living area; Garden Room stays provide access to our home's living areas....moreless

  • Parking:

    Practically unlimited parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Next to Cottage or in driveway...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Outside or in inside storage facility...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Each week...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Available for week, month, or longer reservations...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi use available in both rooms....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    For the Garden Room, in our home...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Wedding & Event catering is available....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    The Cottage has a coffeemaker, coffee, teas, cream, sugar and hot chocolate....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Silverware and cooking utensils....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All the dishes, pots and pans and utensils needed to prepare a meal are included....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The Forest Cottage has a complete kitchenette: refrigerator/freezer, toaster-oven, double hotplate, microwave, coffeemaker, dishes, utensils, coffee, cream, teas, popcorn, hot chocolate, sugar, etc ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    The Cottage has a toaster oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Teas, coffee, sweeteners, half & half, salt & pepper, popcorn and creamer....moreless


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Two golf courses within 10 miles of Bethell Woods...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two kayaks are available for check-out....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Winter rates: Nov. to April
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2016
1 night min stay
$130 $140
Fri, Sat, Sun
$750 $2,000

Changeover Day: Friday

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$130 $140
Fri, Sat, Sun
$750 $2,000

Changeover Day: Friday

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Pet Fee $15
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 10/12/2015
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77 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland International
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Buena Vista
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cross Creek 18-Hole Golf Course
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
Fronts our home
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
75 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Hood
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lincoln City

Car: Necessary

Cycling: Willamette Valley Scenic Bike Loop

Mountain Biking: Black Rock

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.


Owner info

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.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Forest Cottage breakfast table and lounging area

    Forest Cottage breakfast table and lounging area

  • Cottage backyard

    Cottage backyard

  • Aerial Photo: B&B fronts forest at center

    Aerial Photo: B&B fronts forest at center

  • A typical breakfast is served!

    A typical breakfast is served!

  • Guests having fun on the patio!

    Guests having fun on the patio!

  • Driveway lined with five Oaks

    Driveway lined with five Oaks

  • American Gold Finches on wild foxglove near Gazebo

    American Gold Finches on wild foxglove near Gazebo

  • Looking toward the House from above the stream

    Looking toward the House from above the stream

  • Guest family hanging out

    Guest family hanging out

  • Lounging bench on patio

    Lounging bench on patio

  • Southern View:  Three Sisters Mts. (at dawn)

    Southern View: Three Sisters Mts. (at dawn)

  • Queen hand-made bed set in Forest Cottage

    Queen hand-made bed set in Forest Cottage

  • Cottage Entry

    Cottage Entry

  • Patio and Garden in August

    Patio and Garden in August

  • Your hosts, Cindy Bethell & Roger Asbahr

    Your hosts, Cindy Bethell & Roger Asbahr

  • Fall view of backyard garden

    Fall view of backyard garden

  • 10-foot tall carved bear in winter's frost

    10-foot tall carved bear in winter's frost

  • Path to secluded Forest Cottage

    Path to secluded Forest Cottage

  • Backyard - early summer garden

    Backyard - early summer garden

  • The deer love our orchard

    The deer love our orchard

  • Sunrise view from the Cottage

    Sunrise view from the Cottage

  • Front yard view from the driveway

    Front yard view from the driveway

  • Our home living room

    Our home living room

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