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Owner Mngd & Makes a Difference :) *PRIVATE Hot Tub, Clean, Remodel, Popular!*

Bedrooms 3
Space 840 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

840 sf w/ 3 Bedrooms (2 Queen, open loft w/2 Twins), 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)

***We normally require a 5 day minimum during summer high season, but when "gap dates" occur, meaning when 2- 5 day plus stays create a smaller day gap between them, we will gladly rent for a shorter stay. Do inquire if you have any questions.***

***Please note that you will be charged access fees of $8 per person, per day for everyone in your party upon entering the Ranch. These fees will apply regardless of which home you use and are separate from and in addition to the individual charges for each home***

Look no further! You have found a beautifully remodeled home complete with private hot tub, wifi, Netflix and cable TV for your next getaway! Caring and responsive owners included:).

About Trail Cabin 2:

Our home is located in the Golf Home section of the ranch on Glacier Lily, a quiet street off Hawksbeard, one of the main roadways through the Ranch. Our location creates central and easy access to everything Black Butte Ranch has to offer while still having a peaceful and private cabin to return to when you are ready to relax and wish to retreat to your own space.

We are fortunate to have one of the larger and more private lots available to the smaller homes on the ranch complete with a sizable 600+ square foot natural cedar deck that is home to a large gas BBQ and professionally maintained PRIVATE hot tub. From the expansive deck, you can see out over a large wooded area in which to view the magnificent trees and wildlife aplenty and at night, there is no better venue for star-gazing than taking a front row seat in the hot tub. What looks like thousands of stars in the city, looks like millions at the ranch- beautiful and amazing! Just as perfect is sitting in the hot tub surrounded by snow and watching the flakes fall and disappear into the hot tub with you- almost magical and certainly an experience to be remembered.

It is not unusual to see deer wandering around the cabin and on occasion, they will come right up on the deck if you appear friendly to them. Although we wouldn't necessarily recommend it, we have had guests even report hand-feeding the deer!

If you are looking for the feel of a real mountain cabin experience in Black Butte Ranch style, TC2 just might be your place. We have worked hard over the years to make Trail Cabin 2 a home that maintains a rustic 'cabiny' feel while still offering a touch of class with quality amenities and the cozy comforts of home. When we come to the ranch to escape everyday life, we want to feel a little pampered and it is our goal that our guests will feel a little pampered as well!

Inside you will find 3 bedrooms, two having queen beds, and a loft bedroom with two twin beds sleeping six quite comfortably. All beds have new, coordinated bedding and plenty of extra pillows and blankets. There is one bathroom that has been completely remodeled and stocked with new, fluffy towels. The dining area is home to a large, custom-crafted, glass top table that easily seats six and is perfect for family meals and playing games, but you may prefer to grab a stool at the bar to enjoy your morning coffee or share a chat with the cook. The kitchen is well- stocked with a variety of cookware, dishes, gadgets and small appliances to choose from for your culinary needs. Of course, the ever-so-necessary dishwasher and microwave are there as well! In the living area, you will find two big, comfy full-sized couches allowing plenty of room for everyone to sit back and relax, watch TV or just enjoy the company with the ambiance of a crackling fire- wood and starting supplies included. Everything described sets in a well laid-out 840 square feet of mountain cabin comfort.

If clean is important to you, you may appreciate knowing that we have proudly been dubbed by our housekeeper as his pickiest client due to the excellence we expect of both him and ourselves. Perhaps more importantly is that we are his only home that regularly changes out all our bedding and blankets right down to and including the mattress pads.

We take clean very seriously and do all of our own deep cleaning because it is the only way to make sure our level of clean is obtained. We own our own professional grade steam cleaner and clean our carpets as many as 6 times per year and our fabric furniture at least 3. Yes, every throw pillow in the house gets steam cleaned or thrown in the wash as well and every pillow along with both queen mattresses have allergy and bed bug resistant encasements and we remove and wash those, too! Summer can be rough because we are so busy, but even then, we sneak in, change out the bedding and clean carpets whenever possible. We aren't perfect and things can happen especially when access is limited, but one thing is for sure, nobody puts the effort into making sure their home is clean any better than we do and most don't even come close according to our housekeeper. We will take that as a compliment!

We have spent years transforming this place to what it is now and still constantly change things up- adding this and changing that. You will find very little that has not been updated in this cabin and will likely find changes of some type at every visit- sometimes big and other times small. Most recently, we added all new stainless steel appliances, new Milgard windows and a new stainless steel gas bbq. TC2 has served as a creative outlet for us in many ways with Robb being a skilled craftsman and I the type that was doing the HGTV thing long before HGTV existed. We love to share this place with others who enjoy having more than the run-of-the-mill hotel type atmosphere. Again and again we hear that TC2 feels like a real home for which we are so grateful. This is exactly the level of hospitality we wish to give each and every guest on each and every visit. We are here for you!

We have raised our children coming here and have all sorts of memories to last a lifetime. In a life that is riddled with life-type 'stuff', what a blessing it has been to be able to escape to this place through the years and re-connect with friends and family. We look forward to our children bringing theirs one day. Our vision is to create long-term relationships with our guests and have TC2 be the place where you will want to bring your future generations again and again. We welcome the opportunity to have you be part of our BBR family!

About Black Butte Ranch:

Black Butte Ranch is a golf resort community that boasts on-site dining and recreation including golf, horseback riding, year around swimming and sport courts of all kinds to name a few. The Ranch is a paradise for walkers and bicyclers with its 18 miles of paved trails running throughout the picturesque resort.

Yes, Black Butte Ranch has all the amenities that other Central Oregon resorts do, so what makes the Ranch different? Simply, the Ranch has worked hard to maintain the non-commercial atmosphere that we enjoy without sacrificing convenience and desirable offerings. You won't find large clusters of restaurants or other commercial businesses here, but you will find the beautiful Lodge housing a great place to eat not too far from the Ranch entrance off HWY 20 along with other high quality amenities scattered throughout the Ranch.

The Lodge Restaurant is an area favorite for both its fine food and atmosphere and has received high ratings in popular magazines. As a matter a fact, both the Lodge itself and the surrounding landscape are so beautiful, many have chosen the Lodge area as the spot to hold the wedding of their dreams. Now that speaks volumes, doesn't it? If a more casual experience is what you desire, Robert's Pub sits just off the Big Meadow Golf Course, one of two championship courses at the Ranch, and offers standard pub fare in a stylish, but low-key atmosphere at affordable prices.

The multi-million dollar Glaze Meadow Recreation Center houses a spacious sports shop supplying plenty of Ranch memorabilia along side the standard sport shop finds, but that is just the beginning- you will also find both an indoor pool and an outdoor pool with a children’s water park, a steam sauna, hot tub, fitness room, coffee bar, wifi and all sorts of seasonal equipment rentals. There is a children’s play area and numerous sports courts along with horseshoe pits in the area as well. If you are looking for activity, Glaze Meadow Recreation Center is definitely for you.

For the adventurous, you will not be disappointed. Head into the quaint Western-themed town of Sisters, just eight miles away, and there you will find a tourist hotspot with lots of fun shops and restaurants- big enough to keep you interested and small enough you can cover the sights by foot.

In the surrounding area you can find a nature lovers’ oasis with hiking, fishing, site-seeing, and skiing to name a few all within walking distance or mere minutes of driving time. Without a doubt, there is more to do in this area than most could ever find the time (or energy) for!

We also have a seasonal, small country store near the horse stables where you can pick up quick necessities when the need should arise. The most basic, yet quality, amenities are right there for you on the Ranch without crowding out the natural beauty Black Butte Ranch has long been known for. As the Ranch advertises, 'There is a place...' and there surely is a place- a place where you can find all the peace and solitude you'd like and then join in the local activities when and if you choose. You must experience it for yourself. There is no other place like the Black Butte Ranch.

More Details

Member since: 2013
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 an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2018

About Nichole

We have lived in the Northwest our entire lives and currently reside in the Portland area. We met in high school and have now been together over 30 years and have two beautiful daughters. We are very active in our daughters' education and other than that, we spend the bulk of our time working on different remodeling projects both at home and here at the cabin.

Nichole purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Nichole chose Black Butte Ranch

We were taken with Black Butte Ranch from the moment we drove onto the Ranch in 1998 to visit a family member who owned property here. Eventually, we pursued ownership and learned that the sweet cabin we had spent time in with our family was for sale. We were able to purchase that cabin and TC2 has been our home away from home ever since.

What makes this cabin unique

This home is a unique blend of quality and personality without sacrificing affordability and sets on an unusually large lot as compared to most similarly sized homes on the Ranch. In addition, the Trail Cabins offer a more private setting than the other cabins available at the ranch. Each has it's own lot and driveway with parking where some others have more of an apartment style parking lot similar to condominiums. We are surrounded by other homes in a spacious, neighborhood style setting.

This home was on the Ranch rental program for many years and was always a favorite among employees due to the character and homey feeling TC2 has. Trail Cabin 2 offers a bubbly, private hot tub right on the deck which the majority of smaller homes do not have.

There are only 7 Trail Cabins at the ranch arranged on the outskirts of a large natural area and currently, we are the only Trail Cabin available by owner and a better value than those offered by rental programs.

All things considered, we offer a great home at a great price for smaller gatherings that is hard to beat.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Nichole. There were no problems. The hot tub ran perfectly, which is significant! And the kitchen was very well appointed and easy to work in, which we appreciated, including the access to herbs and spices, a very thoughtful touch.....Again, the cabin was very comfortable, and we had a lovely time. Thank you so much for the rental!
Dec 2013
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Black Butte Ranch Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 840 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Limit of 6 for occupancy and require complete guest list including ages for children. No one allowed on property that was not disclosed beforehand.
  • Last of towels in dryer, first load of sheets in wash, last of dishes loaded and running, all garbage removed from premises to avoid extra charges.
  • The ranch will charge access fees of $8 per person, per day for everyone in your party age 7 and above upon arrival. Fees are separate from our quote.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , remodeled bath with pedestal sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Both main floor bedrooms have a queen bed and large drawer space in the nightstands along with a closet. One bedroom has an additional set of shelves and the other has an additional small dresser. The loft bedroom has 2 twin beds with a large dresser and a bar for hanging clothing.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 80 reviews

Wonderful BBR Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Thanks again for providing us with such a comfortable cabin for our BBR retreat. We love the clean cabin, hot tub, grill, deck, bikes, and location. Kids had a blast!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great having you again, Sarah, and hope to have you back on your next Black Butte Ranch escape :)
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Very nice place! Comfortable and enjoyable.

  • 5 of 5

We especially liked the kitchen bar area, the living room, the deck, and the hot tub! Very clean and convenient!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Really enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

This was our first time at Black Butte. We really enjoyed our time there! The bikes at TC2 were a highlight and made getting around fun. Sitting in the hot tub under a sky filled with stars was the best part!

This house is clean and well maintained. Nichole was so very informative and we felt appropriately guided through each part of the check in and check out process.

Can’t wait to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a great thing when we get to have new visitors to the Ranch come stay with us and this is no exception- thank you for choosing Trail Cabin 2 and also for taking your time to write a lovely review We strive for an above and beyond 5 star experience for every single guest so whenever we fall short, we are very interested in knowing what we can do better. Please feel free to let us know where we fell short if you are willing- we are all ears ;)
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Cozy clean cabin, private hot tub, bikes, everything you need to get away at the ranch

  • 5 of 5

We’ve been to BBR many times and this was our first time staying in this part of the ranch and we loved it. BBR is our favorite destination in central Oregon. Less commercial, more scenic, more pools than you can get to in a 4 day stay, nearby Sisters is charming, hiking the Metolius River is lovely... we find it the best place for a family to disengage from a busy life while still being active. Quiet, comfortable, well appointed cabin with games and all the necessities. Of all rentals I’ve stayed at this was the most clean - even the deck was swept and outdoor table glass sparkling! Some highlights of our stay: farmers market at the little store on arrival, mama deer and her fawn visited us at the cabin, malted milk shake at SnoCap in Sisters, we rode the provided bikes all over including to the more private Paulina pool and to the meadow each night at the golden hour to take in the beauty, and hot tubbing each night under the stars. The cabin is compact but there was plenty of space for the four of us. Nichole is so personable and they take great care of their cabin and guests. It is rare to find a smaller rental in BBR where a private hot tub and bikes are provided. Will recommend to others and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fabulous review of the cabin and our level of hospitality, Kristine! Thank you again and again. These kind of reviews let us know we are truly accomplishing what we have set out to do- create the best experience possible for each and every guest. I do take clean very seriously and it was a real treat to have someone take note of how seriously clean the cabin really is. In all fairness, a lot of folks come in and out so I can't catch every single carpet spot that happens, but I definitely try- you can count on that ;) Please come again!
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Lake oswego, OR

The cabin was very clean and had everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

It was our first visit to BBR and the owner was amazing to work with. The location was great as we could bike to many things around the ranch and walk to Paulina springs

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you as well, Ginger! It was an honor to have you at our place on your very first trip to the Ranch and sincerely hope you will return another time :)
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Stunning Black Butte Ranch

  • 5 of 5

This area abounds with family activities! There are several beautiful pools, amazing hiking trails, classes for the kids and vistas of never-ending beauty. Our cabin was cozy and just a bit crowded by the one small bathroom but the hot tub and free bicycles made up for that. The place was well-appointed and the owner info was thorough and helpful.

All five people in our family agreed that we would love to return to this place!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda, it means so much when the whole gang agrees that Trail Cabin 2 is a winner- thank you for letting us know that and we would absolutely welcome you back whenever it works for you. As for the bathroom issue, we rarely have complaints of any kind, perhaps because we have made very good use of the space, but have wanted to make a couple changes for quite some time now with an added bath being one of them, so you just never know when that might become a reality ;)
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Bend, OR
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 20
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Newport, OR
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130

3 night minimum for holiday weekends that do not fall within the summer or holiday rate and duration of stay schedule.

Weatherization fee of $50 applies for all stays October through April.

DCCA #1054

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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