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Dancing Bear is a Quiet, Cozy Cottage in the Woods with Large Outdoor Area

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 560 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Sofa bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 adults & 1 small child)

Enjoy sitting on the deck listening to birdsongs and watch the deer and other occasional wildlife wandering through. If you enjoy cold river swimming try jumping into the Salmon River's swimming hole from our property.

Sleep in luxury in the queen sized bed with it's ironed Egyptian cotton sheets. The double sofa bed in the living room is not quite so luxurious but children are quite comfy in it.

Escape from TV by playing games or cards; CD's or books can be checked out in the owner's home next door. Information on local restaurants, hiking trails, scenic drives and other activities is available in the nicely furnished cottage. Mt. Hood is the only year around ski and snowboarding area in the country.

Please Note: We prefer to contact our guests and potential guests directly. VRBO is trying to have all communications go through them - we will respond to you directly within a few hours.

Keywords: Charming, secluded cabin, pavillion with barbeque in large private yard, deck overlooking creek, short walk to Salmon River on private property, near resort with golf, spa, restaurants, short distance to many hiking trails, gorgeous,lush, green area.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About The Owner

Doug is a retired businessman who traveled the world for a living; Barbara a retired editor, retail manager, and Jill-of-all-trades. We both enjoy traveling, staying in foreign countries long enough to see the sights and absorb some of the local culture.

Both of us are very involved in community volunteer work. Barbara is a past president and currently a very active member of the Hoodland Women's club

Jed, our German Shepherd, doesn't let us forget his daily ballgame session or walk. He keeps us company during the day while Doug gardens, pastes together our 1920's era house or works in his shop, and Barbara gardens, writes, prepares feasts or does needlework. We are both avid readers and music lovers.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1993

Why The Owner chose Mt. Hood, The Gorge

Because it is a beautiful piece of land with river frontage and abuts wilderness. We have traveled a fairly large swath of the Earth and think this is one of the most beautiful places we have seen. There are many wilderness hiking trails close by. It also is only an hour's drive from the attractions of Portland in one direction and the Columbia River Gorge in another. Barbara grew up spending summers in a family cottage on the Salmon River near their current dwelling, so she has known the area for more years than she will admit to..

What makes this cottage unique

Being secluded at the end of a dead end gravel road, having riverfront acreage with a swimming hole, a place to watch salmon spawning in autumn, a shopping center only five minutes away and a resort just across the river.

Amenities

Welches Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 35 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Cottage has radio with CD player, cards and games, large area to play frisbee or fetch with a dog, friendly owners next door who can loan you additional kitchen items, cd's, books, etc.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Dancing Bear is a Quiet, Cozy Cottage in the Woods with Large Outdoor Area
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 44 reviews
5

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Dancing Bear was exactly as advertised and was a wonderful place to stay while in Mt. Hood. Very comfortable and beautiful surroundings. I will definitely be back!.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming cottage in the woods

  • 5 of 5

The hosts were very friendly and kind. When a thunderstorm Cameron through, barbers was thoughtful enough to drop off an extra flashlight in case the power went out. I had a great night's sleep in this peaceful cottage.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Hillary, That was a memorable storm. We're glad the power did not go out that night and we are also glad that you slept well. We look forward to seeing you again sometime. Doug and Barbara
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5

Perfect getaway on a beautiful property with great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Dancing Bear Cottage. We had everything we needed and Barbara and Doug were wonderful hosts. We were very comfortable and had a relaxing weekend away from the city with no distractions. Jed was always there to greet us and show us around the property, too! Don't hesitate to book this place if it's available!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cutest cottage ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage is everything you could ever want. Its cute,cozy, clean and very homey. We will definitely be back and recommend to all. The owners are nice and have a cute german Shepard named Jed. It's close to everything and the backyard is great to explore (we encountered 2 deer our first night). We had the joy of being able to watch ducks in the near by creek every morning. My boyfriend and I both agreed we wish we could of stayed a few more nights.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Delightful stay surrounded by beautiful woods!

  • 5 of 5

This little cabin faces out into the woods. A lovely little trail circles the property. The owners live next door, but you don't even know they are there, as the cabin faces away into forest beauty. The cabin was very clean, well furnished, and reasonably priced. Although you felt like you were deep in the woods, great restaurants were nearby.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

wonderful spot in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time. The place is lovely and the owners, Doug and Barbara, are fantastic. Will surely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Resort at the Mountain
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Oregon 26
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Resort at the Mountain
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Ski Bowl
Car: necessary

Quiet and secluded at the end of a private gravel road, abuts wilderness, property extends to the Salmon River. The small village of Welches has both fine and casual restaurants, a golf course and resort, many beautiful hiking trails, and is about 20 minutes from historic Timberline Lodge located at the 6000 ft. level on Mt. Hood. The views are extraordinary from this historic structure.

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Rates & Availability

Welches Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 13 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$120
$550
$1,700
 
 
Fall
Oct 2 2017 - Nov 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
$500
$1,200
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 14 2017 - Dec 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$130
$700
$2,000
 
 
Early Winter
Dec 5 2017 - Dec 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$120
$650
$1,600
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
$140
$850
$2,000
 
 
Late Winter
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 26 2018
2 night minimum stay
$120
$650
$1,600
 
 
Spring
Mar 27 2018 - Jun 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
$100
$600
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$120
$650
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Cleaning fee $40
Dog $10
Late arrival after 10pm $20
Sofa bed use $20
Tax Rate 7.8%

Dogs are additional $10,
Dogs cannot be left alone in the cottage
Fee for using Sofa bed is $10, and
if you check in later than 10pm there is an additional $20 fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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