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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 - 4 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Centrally Located Between OSU & UO - Sleeps 2-12, Full Kitchen, Dog Friendly
average rating of 4.894737 based on 24 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our second time staying in the loft and it was better than ever!! The CJ Howe building has such character and Kelly has done a wonderful job with the large inside space. Brownsville is a nice,friendly town with a lot of historical places to walk to.

We hope to stay there again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place! Loved it, will be back.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, simple loft in the heart of cute Brownsville!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $30

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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