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Spacious Luxury Cabin in a Spectacular Setting on Tumalo Lake in Bend, Oregon

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Tumalo Lake Lodge consists of four luxurious vacation rental cabins located on Tumalo Lake just 12 miles west of downtown Bend, Oregon. Situated on 640 private forested acres surrounded on all sides by the Deschutes National Forest, outdoor activities abound with limitless trails for hiking, biking, x-country skiing and snowshoeing right out your door. Explore Tumalo Lake by kayak, canoe, and stand up paddle board (free to guests) or perfect your cast with catch & release trout fishing. Breathtaking Tumalo Falls is just 3 miles away.  For downhill skiing Mt Bachelor is just 45 minutes away.

The Creekside Cabin is an architectural high-end masterpiece of craftsmanship. Huge windows in every room provide a tree-house sensation with amazing views of nature in every direction. The large wrap-around deck and comfortable Adirondack chairs and rockers allow for relaxing in the fresh air while taking in the gorgeous natural surroundings and views.

The beautiful furnishings create an ambiance of casual luxury. The first floor open plan includes radiant heated floors with Italian tile and decorative rugs. The living area has a wood burning stove and huge windows with lake views. The dining room is amazing with floor to ceiling windows on all sides. The well-stocked kitchen features granite countertops and stainless appliances including a Jenn-Air professional stove. The charming first floor bedroom with queen bed and private bath has direct access to the wrap-around deck with wonderful views of Tumalo Lake. The large hot tub located just off the deck is a perfect way to unwind after a day of outdoor adventure. 

The second floor features gorgeous high-pitched wood ceilings, three bedrooms each with private bath, and a second large living room area with floor to ceiling windows that provide sweeping views of Tumalo Lake. Each bedroom also has amazing views and features a king or queen size iron bed with quilt, cozy down comforter and pillows, and luxurious 500 thread count sheets.  The private baths have either a large walk-in shower or shower over bathtub, granite countertops, Italian tile, radiant heated floors, luxury towels, shampoo and body lotion amenities, and hair dryer. The upstairs living area, with huge windows and commanding views of the lake, has a queen sofa bed, table and chairs for game playing, and a comfy reading chair. 

The Creekside Cabin has WIFI however it can be slow, erratic and have occasional outages. Please note that performance of cell phones is inconsistent and may not work depending on your service provider. A phone land line in the cabin is provided with free unlimited U.S. calls. 

Please note that the property is limited to registered guests only.  Any exception must be approved in advance by the owners and a daily fee may apply. We do not host weddings/special events.

Love the Creekside Cabin but don't need so much space? Check out our cozy 2-bedroom Hillside Cabin that sleeps 5, and our two mid-size 3 bedroom Lakeside East and Lakeside West Cabins that sleep 8, located on the south side of Tumalo Lake.

More Details

Tracy Lucente & Bill Houck
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Tracy Lucente & Bill Houck

Bill, after a prior career in business consulting, has been active in real estate development, construction and rentals for nearly 30 years. He is excited to finally apply his first degree in Forestry to the 640 acres of trees at Tumalo Lake. Tracy, along with her interior design and 'Inn Keeper' responsibilities, is a Global Director in the Clinical Research field.

Why Tracy Lucente & Bill Houck chose Central Oregon

Bill & Tracy, during a 2005 visit to Bend, fell in love with the Tumalo Lake property and the original cabins which had been built in the 1930s. After moving to Bend in 2007, several years were spent obtaining necessary land use and building permits and trenching 1 1/2 miles to bring in electricity and phone. Construction began in 2009. The Hillside Cabin was completed in October, 2011, The Creekside Cabin in June, 2012, the Lakeside East Cabin in June, 2013, and the Lakeside West Cabin in October, 2014. Eventually a main lodge will be built.

We believe this is a very special place and think you will feel the same after visiting.

What makes this house unique

Central Oregon, and Bend, Oregon in particular, are well reknown for both Summer and Winter sports. Enthusiasts from near and far visit for hiking, biking (road and mountain), skiing (Nordic and Alpine), snow shoeing, boating, fly fishing, rock climbing, etc. Tumalo Lake Lodge is ideally situated in the middle of the nationally known 'Phil's Trail' mountain biking trail system. In Winter, these and other trails and shelters form an extensive snow shoeing/x-country trail network. Tumalo Falls (97 feet tall) is a 3-4 mile hike away. Tumalo Creek, 2 miles away, affords fly fishing opportunities. While staying at Tumalo Lake you are staying on a private square mile of forested land surrounded by the Deschutes National Forest but still only 12 miles to Bend.

We stocked Tumalo Lake with trout in 2013 and guest this past Summer landed Rainbows up to 16-18'.

This Winter weather permitting we will be building an ice skating ring on Tumalo Lake.

There is no other place so close to Bend affording such quality accommodations, privacy and natural beauty.

Guestbook comments from the owner

There were 11 of us here and this cabin had more than enough room for all of us. Had a great time canoeing, paddle boarding, even used the raft. The hike around the lake was beautiful. The Great Horned Owls made us feel right at home. Thanks for everything- your cabin and property are amazing. Hope to be back soon.
Oct 2012
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Car: necessary

Located 12 miles west of downtown Bend, Oregon near breathtaking Tumalo Falls and Phil's Trail system.  Uniquely situated on Tumalo Lake and 640 private forested acres surrounded on all sides by the Deschutes National Forest, the Tumalo Lake luxury vacation rental cabins and property enables guests to immerse in nature and enjoy hiking/mountain biking/snowshoeing/cross country skiing and lake activities (kayak/canoe/stand up paddle/fly fishing) right out the cabin door, yet have easy access to wonderful restaurants, galleries, brewpubs, shopping and all downtown Bend and the surrounding area has to offer.


Bend House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • All have Knotty Alder cabinets, granite countertops, Italian tile and heated floors.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One queen sized sofa bed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Radiant heat throughout with room specific thermostats, located on 640 acres of private forest surrounded on all sides by the Deschutes National Forest. Limitless trails for hiking, biking, x-country skiing, and snow shoeing.


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Spacious Luxury Cabin in a Spectacular Setting on Tumalo Lake in Bend, Oregon
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Luxury Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Very well built Cabin. From the floor plan of the cabin to how well stocked the kitchen was with cooking utensils and dishes nothing could have been better. And that's not even the best part. Best thing about cabin is all the outdoor space and beautiful scenery. Everyone in our group had a great time. Thanks to the owners!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Peace and tranquility near Bend OR!

  • 5 of 5

We are a quiet, nature loving family and were looking for a serene getaway when we found Tracy and Bill's cabin on Homeaway. Rarely is a place as perfect in life as it is in pictures but this vacation spot is! Our family included 4 adult children ages 24-32 so we had 6 adults staying 4 nights at Creekside Cabin.

We loved the cabin's proximity to the lake with paddle boats, canoes and kayaks provided! There are three other cabins all placed so that you hardly notice the others. We hiked the trail through the forested area around the lake daily. We would not have needed to leave the property for anything which made the perfect vacation! We cooked all our meals in - and found all the dishes and pans we needed in the well-stocked kitchen.

We can't say enough about the spacious rooms and cleanliness of the cabin! The owners were easy to reach with questions both before and during our stay.

I can't begin to list all of the nice touches that make this Cabin feel like home, but suffice it to say that you will be moved to care for it like your own due to the beauty and comfort of the entire property. You will be delighted by the strategically placed hammocks and Adirondack chairs to enjoy alone or in groupings.

Tumalo Falls is close, as is downtown Bend and its many breweries if you are looking for somewhere to go during your stay.

It's hard to imagine a more perfect spot for peaceful enjoyment of Oregon and we thank Bill And Tracy for making us feel so welcome! We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Very nice home on a private lake.

  • 4 of 5

This home is one of four around a pretty private lake on 640 acres of private land in the middle of a national forest. The home is very large and very roomy. The home appears to be well-built and solid. It has many windows and is light and airy. There is one bedroom with bath downstairs and three bedrooms with private baths upstairs plus a sofa bed in another room upstairs. All of the appliances are top of the line. The house is well equipped in every way. The lake is available for swimming, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. There is a firepit by the lake surrounded by chairs. There are two very nice hiking trails. One 2-mile trail goes around the lake and is relatively flat. Another 2-mile trail climbs the ridge behind the house. The house has wifi. The owner is around every day and is very friendly and helpful.

I have only one complaint with the house that kept me from giving it a 5-star rating. The folding sofa bed upstairs is in very bad shape and sags badly in the middle. My grandkids that had to sleep on it were not at all comfortable. You can visually see several inches of sag in the middle of the bed. If this bed were replaced, the house would easily earn 5 stars.

I should also mention the mosquitoes. I would not count this against the house, but the mosquitoes around the lake are fierce -- and we were told this is the off season for mosquitos! Bring lots of repellent.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know about the sofa bed - this is the first we have heard about it. We will definitely pursue a remedy to ensure our guests are comfortable. Regarding the mosquitoes, not all years are the same. It often depends on the spring weather. This spring was unusually cool and wet. In early summer at all of the mountain lakes it is best to be prepared with repellent. Fortunately the mosquitoes subside as hotter summer weather takes hold.
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for three nights and enjoyed every minuted! I brought my adult children and young grandchildren and the accommodations were perfect! So clean and everything we needed. We enjoyed the water and all the fun toys that were provided! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

The Tumalo Lake Cabin was exactly what we were looking for! Our aim for this trip was to stay in homes that reflected the area in which we were staying. The cabin certainly achieved that goal. The home is spacious, well appointed and very comfortable. The radiant heat made the house cozy and the woodstove added a homey feel that we enjoyed very much. I can't say enough about the beauty of the location. Despite the fact that it rained the entire three days time we were there (unusual for the high desert, even in October), we enjoyed the natural beauty immensely. Bill was a very good host and we were glad that he had lights on for us for our late night arrival. We will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My 60th birthday celebration

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights at the spectacular Creekside cabin at Tumalo Lake. Seven of us enjoyed hiking and kayaking on the lake, and when there was rain, we felt so cozy in our luxurious forest home. We enjoyed the fire pit and the wonderful spa. We thought it was a good value in such a beautiful place compared to getting 4 hotel rooms and eating every meal out. Would highly recommend and would love to stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • We typically require longer stays for weekends and other peak periods of the year.
    3 day minimum stay on MLK, Presidents, and Memorial Day weekends
    3-5 day minimum stays for bookings which include a weekend during peak rental periods such as July- Mid- September, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
    Shorter stays may be considered, please contact us. We reserve the right to not accept bookings which result in inefficient utilization of the cabin's calendar.

    Quotes assume payment is made by check. We also accept credit cards (transaction fee will be added to total cost. For US banks, 2.49% +.30, for Non-US banks, 3.49% + .30.

    Required Fees

    * Cleaning fee: $175.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay)
    * Room Tax: %9.80 (Percentage of Rent & Taxable Fees)
    * Additional person fee: $50.00 (Flat Rate Per Person Per Night)

    Optional Fees

    * Your credit card will not be charged until booking approval. CC fee is 2.5%. Payment by check is also accepted.: %2.50 (Percentage of Rent, Fees & Taxes)

  • Damage deposit: $200.00

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