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Centrally Located Between OSU & UO - Sleeps 2-12, Full Kitchen, Dog Friendly

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Loft, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Find yourself in the Past.......

Open the windows and dance across the old-growth, clearwood floors. Cozy up by the original 1908, wood burning fireplace and enjoy your surroundings, watch a movie, or better yet play a game or read a book. Set an adventurous agenda, or do nothing at all. The Loft is located upstairs in the CJ Howe Building overlooking Oregon's 3rd oldest pioneer town and filming location for 1980's Rob Reiner film, Stand By Me.

Previously a boarding facility for the railroad, the Loft's unique accommodations are perfect for large families and close friends: 2 king sized beds, 1 queen, 2 twin trundle bed and 2 inflatable beds. We have to pinch ourselves every time we stay at this very special place... it is truly an amazing piece of history.

The Loft is dog-friendly with a $15/night "spoiled dog" fee.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 1, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your home away from home provides a beautiful retreat and reminder of our Western history. Floors cracked and street sounds all added to the ambience.
Jul 2010
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Brownsville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Trundle Bed - 2 Twins, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two inflatable mattress beds.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Centrally Located Between OSU & UO - Sleeps 2-12, Full Kitchen, Dog Friendly
average rating of 4.882353 based on 22 reviews

Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend staying at the C.J. Howe loft if you get the opportunity. It is extremely comfortable and has all the amenities that you could possibly need. The check in/out process was simple and the owner was available if we needed anything, which we did not. We travel frequently and really enjoyed the town and the accommodations.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice vibe and quaint town

  • 5 of 5

The loft has a great vibe, and it is spacious and clean. We were a group of 7 and used all the beds. We also used all the fans, as it was over 100 degrees outside during our stay. The nights are nice and cool. The living room/kitchen area is very large and a great gathering place. The Stand By Me walking tour was fun, and the food at the Saloon and Wine Bar was terrific. We walked around town and in the neighborhood and both are simply beautiful. Lastly, the owners are very responsive and pleasant.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, spacious and full of character. I like it old.

  • 4 of 5

The house is spacious and clean and will consider renting it again. The floor is noisy, but not annoying. Some drivers are very inconsiderate gunning their noisy cars and trucks. I guess it comes with the culture of the area. Thanks for renting it to us. Regards, Asghar

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We always love returning to this loft. Thank you so much for sharing your treasure with us once again! We enoyed the WIne Bar below also, great addition to Brownsville.

We will return again August 2017!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like an old friend...

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay here, the last being almost 4 years ago. We were very happy to return here, in fact once I knew when the Stand By Me 30th Anniversary event was, I booked almost a year in advance!

The quaint, historic town is the site of the Linn County Pioneer Picnic and the setting for much of the movie Stand By Me.

The people are quite friendly, you're only 30 minutes from Eugene, the river is a 2 minute walk away and there's plenty to do for such a small town, too.

The loft is very spacious, and the kitchen/dining/family room are wonderful for cooking/eating/socializing together. The bedrooms are very comfortable as well. It has been updated since my last stay and all of the improvements are great! We only had 6 of us this time, but it can easily handle more.

I highly recommend staying here if you're going to be in the Eugene or Albany area.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WSU Soccer weekend

  • 5 of 5

Your place is simply amazing. The freezer stocked with chilled mason jars for our margarita's. There were 8 of us staying the weekend. Plenty of space. What a fun little town. Coffee shop and train museum were excellent.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words Phillip. We are so happy that the Loft worked well for your group to attend the games at OSU and UO (and that you put those chilled mugs to good use!). We welcome your group back anytime! - Kelly
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Eugene (EUG) 35 Miles, Portland (PDX) 100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Brownsville Saloon - Across the Street
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Mallard Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Albany, Oregon - Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
Multiple Restaurants within Walking Distance
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
HooDoo Ski Bowl 70 Miles, Mt. Bachelor 112 Miles
Nearest Beach
78 Miles
Newport, Oregon

Walking distance to:

Pioneer Park, Shopping at CJ Howe Marketplace & Green Heron Gallery, Moyer House, Brownsville Museum, Farmer's Market (seasonal) Library, Saloon and more. The CJ Howe Building is also listed on the historic walking tour.

Driving Distance to:

Oregon Coast, Covered Bridges, Willamette Valley Wineries, Cascade Mountain Recreation/Snow skiing.

Brownsville is located on the new Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway and the Loft has plenty of room for your bikes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 7.8%

The Loft is "spoiled dog friendly" with a $15/night fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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