Nature Retreat Bear Creek Forest 15min to Uofo, Listen to & View the Near Creek

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Last updated: 11/10/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Private, nearly 16 acres, forest retreat and nature lovers paradise only 15 minutes from UofO. Abundance of wildlife with deer, birds, trees, mountains, creek, wildflowers, walking trails. Newer tastefully built home taking in outdoor views and light with natural wood windows and doors. Large gourmet kitchen with gas cook top, granite, stainless steel appliances, island with bar. French doors opening out to patio. Artfully designed concrete floor with exposed aggregate shape of dry creek bed flowing through living room. Large patio overlooks the creek with the soothing sound of water year round. Hot tub for 6, sleeps 8 in beds with floor space for more. Large loft and open floor plan 2200 sq. ft. Soapstone masonry fireplace. All bedrooms have a beautiful view, one with balcony deck overlooking Bear Creek. Master bedroom with door to patio. Master bath with double shower in slate and black stone floor. Ideal for getting away from it all, options of being enthralled with nature while still located 5-20 minutes to city for dining and entertainment if desired. Also very conveniently located to nearby wineries and craft brewpubs. Right in desirable cycling touring area. Built with sustainable materials, design and functionality. Owners wish to work toward adding micro hydropower to supply electricity.
Owners reside in separate building on the property, respecting privacy for guests, allowing you to forget we're here. We welcome your questions if they arise via email or phone, to better your stay or for a tourism resource.


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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 2250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 Events at property need to be specifically and directly authorized by owner with additional fee agreed upon....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

  • Master : 1 queen

    sliding door to patio, private master bath, ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 3 bunk bed

    1 double bed + 1 bunk bed with double lower, twin upper =5...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    balcony overlooking patio and creek...moreless

  • Even though this home is ideal for 2-6 people, it can sleep 9 in the three bedrooms, plus a queen futon in the open loft sleeps another 2 in beds, 11 total. There is also a single futon mattress and a queen inflatable air mattress available if additional guests are requested....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    granite countertop, slate flooring...moreless

  • 3rd bathroom: toilet

    pedestal sink...moreless

  • Master bath: toilet, shower

    slate double shower, stone floor, granite counters 2 sinks...moreless

  • Master bath with slate double shower, black stone exposed aggregate floor, granite counters, 2 sinks...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Concrete artfully designed floors with radiant floor heat. Enjoy exceptional cooling with the benefits of concrete floors on main level living areas and kitchen. Enjoy the views of trees and hills from each window. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Bear Mountain and other hills seen from driveway, kitchen, dining room, bedroom and back patio...moreless

  • Rural:

    Very private and secluded surrounded by forest and mountains...moreless

  • Water View:

    View and hear the soothing sounds of creek from the living room, bedrooms and back patio, looking down the hillside. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Creek flows year round behind the house with trail leading to it. You can hear the creek from inside the house if windows open....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Natural cooling without air conditioning using passive solar and concrete floors. During warmer seasons, if windows and screen doors opened at night, it greatly cools the concrete for following day....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Tulikivi soapstone masonry fireplace. Not a typical fireplace but designed for high efficiency. It is a different method to get the updraft going with specific instructions, explained upon check in....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heat, passive cooling with concrete floors. Radiant floor heat takes longer than forced air to increase or decrease temperature but is a fantastic, efficient method that works very well....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi access. Rural setting limits type and speed available. Currently working with a company to improve speed. Please ask, may be improved soon....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    land line available since cell phone coverage is often spotty. Upgrading new option for internet this week that should improve cell phone coverage. Please ask if a concern....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen:

    Large kitchen with island, granite, stainless steel appliances, gas stove...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric convection oven...moreless


  • Balcony:

    off bedroom 2 overlooking patio and creek...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Bring your bicycles for excellent cycling...moreless

  • Boat:

    Nearby lakes 10 minutes and 20 minutes to drive...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Back south facing patio, off of dining and living rooms, with view down to Bear Creek, enjoying the sounds of the water as it descends across basalt formations. Hot tub off back patio....moreless

  • Golf:

    Emerald Valley Golf Course, championship class, 5 miles away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak and canoe at any of the nearby lakes or rivers...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    eco lawn, vegetable garden seasonal, flowers...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Willamette Pass 1 hour away...moreless

Pool / Spa



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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • cleaning $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 9.5%


Price as stated for groups up to 6 people. After 6 people additional $20 per person per night.

Cleaning fee $150, taxes 9.5%, $49 insurance through VRBO.

Pets are not allowed unless first fully authorized by owner. If the event of an unauthorized pet, the full $300.00 damage deposit will be completely retained.

Additional fee for all holidays. Events require authorization by owner.

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Last updated: 11/10/2015
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Eugene Airport 20 miles, Hobby Field Creswell 5mi
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Creswell Coffee
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Emerald Valley Golf Course
17 Miles
Nearest Train
Eugene, OR
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Creswell Coffee 4 miles, Creswell Bakery 5-6 miles
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Willamette Pass
70 Miles
Nearest Beach
Florence, OR

Car: Recommended

15 minutes from UofO. This home is nestled in private forest land, surrounded by trees, hills, and a year round creek viewed from the living room. A beautiful, private setting with an abundance of wildlife including birds and deer viewed most days. A naturalists haven, able to get away from it all but still 15 minutes from the UofO for track, football, and all sporting events. 6 minutes from world class Emerald Valley Golf Course.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Brian and Kris grew up and raised their family in the Eugene area. This Bear Creek Forest lodge style home is a reflection of their lifelong dream retreat taking in the unique flora and fauna of the Southern Willamette Valley and the ability to enjoy it right out your doorstep. We've always enjoyed nature in several capacities and found this location to showcase the natural beauty of wild Oregon. It's too good to not share with others.

Why the Owner Chose Eugene:
We were very fortunate to find this property and purchased it right after it became available after 2 years of searching. We knew we wanted to enjoy the beautiful mountains, hills and valleys, and were immediately enamored by the forest and creek with wild lands while still not too far from civilization where desired.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
We had the privilege of beginning with bare land and freedom of designing the location and placement of the house for the purpose of taking in the best light, warmth, views and privacy. This is a very special piece of land with ideal orientation for the house. The forest is healthy with the intent to keep it growing. We enjoy the surrounding undeveloped land and beauty with the option of going into town if desired with extended stays.

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Speaks: english



  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • kitchen


  • Living room from kitchen

    Living room from kitchen

  • Loft from living room

    Loft from living room

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • Master shower

    Master shower

  • 3rd bedroom with 2 full beds plus 1 single bunk

    3rd bedroom with 2 full beds plus 1 single bunk

  • 1/2 bath

    1/2 bath

  • creek


  • view from balcony

    view from balcony

  • Wild resident

    Wild resident

  • trillium and shamrock

    trillium and shamrock

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dining room from kitchen

    Dining room from kitchen

  • Loft


  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • 2nd bedroom, has balcony deck overlooking patio and Bear Creek

    2nd bedroom, has balcony deck overlooking patio and Bear Creek

  • 2nd bathroom

    2nd bathroom

  • Back from west side

    Back from west side

  • Bear Mountain from front of house

    Bear Mountain from front of house

  • patio from west side

    patio from west side

  • Calypso or Ladyslipper

    Calypso or Ladyslipper

  • walking trails

    walking trails

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 19, 2015

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