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Perfectly Located Black Butte Home Sleeps 10

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home Has Privacy But Is Close To Pool And Golf

Located adjacent to protected national forest land, this vacation home has 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms and sleeps up to 10. The configuration is 2 master bedrooms with queen beds, 1 bedroom with two twin beds and 1 bed room with 4 bunk beds. The living/dining area faces the forest through large picture windows. The huge deck is perfect for lounging, eating and entertaining. In the winter, the large stone fireplace creates a comfy setting for reading and relaxing.

David and Pam Knowles
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About David and Pam Knowles

We live in Portland but spend as much time as possible at Black Butte. Our three boys, now adults, love our home at the Ranch and still spend as much time there as college and jobs allow. When they were younger, they loved being able to bicycle around the ranch on their own, visiting each of the 4 pools as well as exploring in the woods near the house. We love visting the nearby Metolius river to fly fish and hike; and playing golf together on the two great golf courses.

David and Pam Knowles purchased this house in 2002

Why David and Pam Knowles chose Central Oregon

We purchased the property because we wanted a combination of a quiet setting and nearby activities for adults and kids. Black Butte is perfect for both


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(3 traveler reviews)

Perfectly Located Black Butte Home Sleeps 10
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

We love it!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time. SM 111 is the perfect house for multiple families to stay at. The floor plan is open, the kids had a blast, and we plan on coming back in the summer!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy place with great view

  • 4 of 5


- Cozy cabin feel.

- Ample space for entertaining, and dividing groups if desired (sending kids upstairs to watch TV/play games in the loft, for example).

- Great view of only trees and snow (in winter) from the large back windows. This was a big plus!

- Huge fireplace with ample wood supply provided. A great benefit we really enjoyed.

- Sinks in upstairs rooms were very convenient.

- Dimmer switches in the main room and dining room were very nice.

- Walking distance from the Glaze Meadow activity center, which we used and appreciated.


- Maybe I'm spoiled from other rentals, but while the driveway was plowed, the front porch was covered in two feet of snow. We had to tromp through it and then clear it to get in the house and utility room. I'd expect this to be done before arrival on a rental. It has been on every other house I've rented.

- Directions to find water turn-on valve were lacking. After calling the owners, I found it. Here's what the directions should say: "To find the valve to turn on the water for the house, walk out the front door and stand in front of the front porch looking at the driveway. The valve is in the ground approximately 3 feet to your right, and 1 foot away from the house. It is in the ground under a green access cap. If there is snow you may need to dig it out with a shovel provided in the utility room."

- The washer and dryer are old, very slow, and did not work well. These should be upgraded.

- Departure requirements include washing ALL towels and at least one load of sheets, folding, and replacing them to arrival conditions. Isn't this what the cleaning fee is for!? We spent multiple hours on this the morning of our departure, and it was lengthened by the sub-par washer/dryer. By far our biggest complaint.

- Front door needs a deadbolt; it only has a doorknob lock and doesn't close very easily.

- As of Dec 27, 2016 the soap dispenser in the dishwasher is broken and missing the cover lid.

- As of Dec 27, 2016 the exhaust fan in the upstairs bathroom has a nasty squeak when running.

- No garage.


Our 6-person family stayed at this house for a getaway for Christmas and a birthday. It was great for family time, cozy, but had enough space for us all, and very enjoyable. We would consider staying again if some of the cons mentioned above are addressed. Overall we would recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Years Eve 2015

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for a wonderful stay at your house this week. We loved the location and how well stocked with equipment the kitchen was, really enjoyed snowshoeing out the back door, appreciated the steam room at the rec center, loved the fireplace, and all slept well in the comfy rooms. We had a lovely time in Black Butte Ranch and are grateful for you guys opening up your sweet space for us to enjoy. The pictures on the site don't do the home justice. This is a great house in a great place and worked really well for our group of 9 adults (and one tiny dog). Only thing we would change would be a hot tub on the deck!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Car: necessary

Our home is located in Black Butte, a resort in Central Oregon. We have a quiet setting facing a protected portion of the Deschutes National Forest. A recreation center with an outdoor and indoor pool, hot tub, spa and bike rentals is a 5 minute walk away. Black Butte has two golf courses. Black Butte is near world class golf, fly fishing, hiking and skiing. Paved bike paths offer safe and fun bicycle riding for all ages.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off-Peak Season
Sep 20 2016 - Jun 10 2017
1 night minimum stay
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 19 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $500
Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 9.8%

$75 cleaning fee will be added to the total. Holiday Rates are $300/night (min. 2 nights). Black Butte Ranch charges a gate fee of $8 per person per day which is collected by BBR when you arrive. We do not collect this fee. Pet deposit of $500 is 100% refundable upon clear cleaning inspection. Renters are responsible for any damage to the property, and an additional cleaning fee if our cleaning crew reports that more than the average cleaning is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Sisters House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master with sink and vanity
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master with sink and vanity
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 4 bunk bed
  • 2 Master Bedrooms, each with vanity and sink 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds 1 bedroom with 4 bunk beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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