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

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Last updated: 06/25/2012

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Dallas bed and breakfast description

In Willamette Valley's Wine Country Bethell Woods sits amid mature stands of White Oak and Douglas-Fir, on a hill overlooking the Valley's meadows, farmland and rolling hills. Come savor the comfort and privacy of our spacious Forest Cottage and the magic of the surrounding dappled forest light.

Our grounds feature gardens, waterfall and pond, boulders, towering carved bear, and sunrises and sunsets that will leave you feeling refreshed and reconnected to nature. Leave your cares behind and enjoy your stay at our country B&B.

NOTE: Bethell Woods B&B features TWO separate ROOMS, the Forest Cottage and the Garden Room.

Our goal is to make your stay truly refreshing and enjoyable. Check-in by 3:00 p.m. and stay until noon on your final day. Your stay with us will be a relaxing and unforgettable experience!

The Valley offers WINE TOURS and many other events, especially from Spring to Fall. We are surrounded by dozens of vineyards, the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, Spirit Mountain Casino, two 18-hole golf courses

PLEASE NOTE: Because of its scheduling limitations, WE DO NOT USE the VRBO CALENDAR for scheduling. Please call, text or email us regarding availability. Thank you.



* Nov - April: $125/night; $700/week; $1,600/month, $135/night on weekends

* May - Oct: $133/night; $775/week; $1,800/month; and $144/nt on weekends with a 2-night minimum


* Nov - April: $110/night; $600/week; $1,400/month; and $120 on weekend nights (2-night minimum year round)

* May - Oct: $115/night; $635/week; $1,600/month and $125 on weekend nights (2-night minimum stay year-round)


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.

Our accommodations are warmly decorated, private and cozy, though spacious. Our rooms have hardwood floors, plenty of thick rugs, and private entrances and bathrooms.

Keywords: Bed & Breakfast, private, spacious, flat screen TV, king bed, kitchenette, fluffy white robes, complimentary local wine, forest and gardens, biking, casino, golfing, restaurants and vineyard tours.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Bed And Breakfast


      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Included In Price


      • Alternative Lifestyle
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Events Allowed
      • Children Welcome

      Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

      • Bedroom 2: 1 king

        The Garden Room is in our home....moreless

      • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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

      • King size bed (1) Mahogany Mission Style in Garden Room. Hand-made rough Pine Queen Queen size Bed (1) Handmade lodge poll pine from Central Oregon trees....moreless

      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


      • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


      • Both private bathrooms (in the Forest Cottage and Garden Room) have windows, sink, toilet, showers, mirrors and cupboards or shelves, and more....moreless

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Kitchen:

        The Forest Cottage contains a complete kitchenette. The Garden Room has access to all the features listed below in the home kitchen....moreless

      • Coffee Maker:

        The Cottage and Garden Room have coffeemakers, coffee, teas, cream, popcorn, salt & pepper....moreless

      • Shared Kitchen:

        The Garden Room, which is in our home, has a kitchenette and access to a full kitchen. ...moreless

      • Dishes & Utensils:

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

      • Pantry Items:

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

      • Refrigerator:

        The Forest Cottage And Garden Room contain a refrigerator/freezer....moreless

      • Dining:

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

      • Stove:

        The Cottage contains a double hot plate....moreless

      • Catering Available:

        Wedding & Event catering is available....moreless

      • Cooking Utensils:

        Silverware and cooking utensils....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

      • Air Conditioning:

        Almost never needed, both accommodations stay cool...moreless

      • Washing Machine:

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

      • Clothes Dryer:

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

      • Gas Fireplace:

        Amish electric fireplace in Forest Cottage....moreless

      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

        Outside or in inside storage facility...moreless

      • Wood Stove:

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

      • Linens Provided:

        Sheets are soft Egyptian cotton....moreless

      • Parking Off Street:

        Next to Cottage or in driveway...moreless

      • Parking:

        Practically unlimited parking...moreless

      • Towels Provided:

        Each week...moreless

      • Babysitter
      • Heating
      • Hair Dryer
      • Iron & Board

      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


          • Stereo:

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

          • Video Library:

            Streaming video available...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Television
          • Games
          • Books


          • Wireless Internet:

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

          • Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Golf:

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

          • Kayak / Canoe:

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

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


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

          Location & View

          • 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....moreless


          • Restaurants
          • Fitness Center
          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • Water Skiing
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Swimming
          • Golf
          • Kayaking
          • Hunting
          • Fishing
          • Tennis
          • Cycling
          • Mountain Biking
          • Surfing
          • Sailing
          • Hiking
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Snorkeling
          • Rafting
          • Jet Skiing
          • Basketball Court
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Sight Seeing
          • Boating
          • Miniature Golf
          • Antiquing
          • Cinemas
          • Live Theater
          • Theme Parks
          • Museums
          • Arboretum
          • Botanical Garden
          • Library
          • Recreation Center
          • Winery Tours
          • Churches
          • Marina
          • Playground
          • Synagogues
          • Skiing
          • Water Parks
          • Beachcombing
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Whale Watching
          • Horseshoes
          • Horseback Riding
          • Bird Watching
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Scenic Drives
          • Walking
          • Sledding
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Racquetball


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          from 24 traveler reviews
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Cottage High Season: May-Oct.
          May 1 - Oct 31, 2014
          2 night min stay
          $135 $145
          Fri, Sat, Sun
          $775 $2,200

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

          Winter Rates
          Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
          2 night min stay
          $125 $140
          Fri, Sat, Sun
          $700 $1,800

          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

          Additional information about rental rates


          • Pet Fee $15
          • Taxes Included



          High Season Weekends Off Season Weekends

          Nightly (Fri - Sun) Nov - April (Fri - Sun)

          NIGHTLY $130 $140 $125 $135

          WEEKLY $775 $700

          MONTHLY $1,800 $1,600

          See GARDEN ROOM RATES Above

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

          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 we lived in Washington, DC where I worked for the Environmental Protection Agency and later served as the environment and energy legislative 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 over 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 manages his part-time business, Sherlock Computing. Together we love to travel, backpack and hike, and now enjoy blissful country living with Katie, our cat, and Marlow, our new puppy. 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, dog, kitties, frogs and salamanders. In 2010, I had the good fortune to return to the family estate 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:
          This property’s 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 by over a dozen lovely vineyards in a radius of 10 miles.

          Contact us

          Speaks: italian

          Links to more information:

          Guestbook comments from the owner

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          • Path to private Forest Cottage

            Path to private Forest Cottage

          • Cottage Entry

            Cottage Entry

          • Queen hand-made bed set in Forest Cottage

            Queen hand-made bed set in Forest Cottage

          • Your hosts, Cindy Bethell & Roger Asbahr

            Your hosts, Cindy Bethell & Roger Asbahr

          • Garden Room with three separate entrances

            Garden Room with three separate entrances

          • Guests having fun on the patio!

            Guests having fun on the patio!

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

            10-foot tall carved bear in winter's frost

          • American Gold Finches on wild foxglove

            American Gold Finches on wild foxglove

          • Looking toward the House from above the stream

            Looking toward the House from above the stream

          • Guest family hanging out

            Guest family hanging out

          • Our home living room

            Our home living room

          • Front yard, from the driveway

            Front yard, from the driveway

          • Cottage's back patio

            Cottage's back patio

          • Forest Cottage breakfast table and lounging area

            Forest Cottage breakfast table and lounging area

          • Garden Room with king bed

            Garden Room with king bed

          • Garden Room - Fall view of backyard garden

            Garden Room - Fall view of backyard garden

          • Patio and Garden in August

            Patio and Garden in August

          • Driveway lined with five Oaks

            Driveway lined with five Oaks

          • Backyard - early summer garden

            Backyard - early summer garden

          • Deer in the orchard

            Deer in the orchard

          • Sunrise view from the Cottage

            Sunrise view from the Cottage

          • Lounging bench on patio

            Lounging bench on patio

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

            Southern View: Three Sisters Mts. (at dawn)

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          Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

          $125 - $145 per night (USD)

          1 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 3

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