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Meadow House near Crater Lake South entrance, upper Rogue River, 100 acre trails

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5-6 comfortably

The Meadow House is named for the expansive meadow it is sited on, and for it’s amazing views and surrounding abundance of natural beauty and wildlife.

Located in the rural Cascade mountains, (1 mile from the Rogue River, 28.9 miles from Crater Lake south entrance), this 2-story house is nestled between old timber forest woodlands and meadow. At the end of a private drive, it rests on 100 private acres of Protected Wildlife Habitat Area. Available during all four seasons, the Meadow House is as spectacular in the snow covered winter as it is in the warm weather of summer.

INTERIOR. The Meadow House (part of the historic Katydid Ranch of the early 1900's), has been rebuilt with custom details throughout and is a lovely way to enjoy extra creature comforts indoors while taking in gorgeous views of meadows and mountains through its many windows. Hardwood floors throughout, custom cabinetry, granite counters, large tiled bathrooms, a wood-burning fireplace (living room) and a large bright kitchen (set up for convenience of meal preparation) provide quality comfort.

Take your pick of the upstairs spacious master (king sized bed-new and very comfortable) or the downstairs corner bedroom (queen sized bed-also new and comfy) which is located next to a full bath. Additionally, there is a small private sleeping room located off the upstairs enclosed balcony which we dub the "eagle's nest". It's a small loft room with a double/full bed and works for a single person or two teenagers that share a bed. The Eagle's nest is small and probably not comfortable for an adult couple.

The house is in pristine condition, designed for comfort, and offers views all around. The wrap around deck is great for reading, relaxing, or barbecuing. It's also wonderful at day end for enjoying a glass of wine and waiting for the wildlife to visit.

OUTSIDE. Just outside the front door, guests will find the entrance to the “pinecone trail” which leads up a small hill to a secluded sanctuary perfect for star-gazing (the night skies are magnificent!) or side-by-side hammock-style relaxation, and a cozy camp-fire pit. It's a very short walk back to the house if you decide to spread out your tablecloth for a romantic picnic on the knoll. Throughout the summer, the ranch vegetable and berry gardens are available to guests. Pick enough for your for a special treat of sweet strawberries or wild blackberries when in season.

WINTER. On a winter day, you might see wild turkeys and deer browsing in the meadow and then catch the elk coming in for moonlight grazing after dusk. The winter months bring clear cold crisp weather and there is nothing more gorgeous than when the fresh blanket of snow covers the meadow. That’s when it’s time to cozy up to the wood-burning fireplace and relax as you watch the gentle white flakes fall.

Crater Lake National Park offers free ranger-guided snow-shoe walks on weekends and even loan you the snow-shoes! Snow mobiling and cross-country skiing are popular too. We love spotting all of the animal tracks in the snow!

SPRING. Wildflowers, bulbs, and by the end of May, the Iris are blooming. The meadow grasses are lush with springs showers and warming weather. A gorgeous time of year to visit.

SUMMER. During the summer months the meadow is shared with the ranch horses for daytime grazing who return to the barn at day end just in time for other wildlife visitors to arrive.

FALL. End of summer visitors are invited to indulge in the abundance of wild-blackberry picking (usually beginning by mid-August and lasting through most of September) If you can actually get the sweet berries in a bucket (supplied) you might decide to make a pie later on, or serve them over ice-cream. Yum! If not, just eat them off the bush and enjoy!

Relaxing is an important all-season activity, but not to the exclusion of hiking the numerous trails, bird/wildlife spotting, horse shoes, mountain biking, lawn golf, visiting the ponds, or checking out the old Boise-Cascade tree nursery on the property.

Guests are welcome, if they wish, to join us at the barn at feeding time to enjoy that special time of day with the horses and say hello to the owners whose home is also situated on the meadow; close enough to be available for any unexpected needs and far enough for privacy.

More Details

Barbara Long
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Barbara Long

Owners Barbara and Dan fell in love with the historic 100 acre Katydid Ranch at first sight and soon after went about restoring its two homes, barn, bunkhouse, outbuildings, and beautiful grounds.

A couple of years down the highway, they completed their move from California, and now live in paradise full time...just across the meadow from the Meadow House. The Meadow House, the first of the renovations to be completed, is a welcome retreat for guests.

We hope you love it as much as we do!

Barbara Long purchased this house in 2006

Why Barbara Long chose Southern Oregon

The original house (where the Meadow House now stands) was first used as the ‘half-way to Crater Lake’ overnight lodging. Its first owner, Katy Grieve, welcomed horse and buggy travelers who had left Medford for the first day of travel, arriving at Katydid Ranch in time to rest the horses and have a meal before dark. The next morning they made the 2nd leg of the journey to Crater Lake. As Barbara and Dan went about restoring the ranch, it seemed only natural to make the Meadow House a vacation rental.

The 100 acre property is a Protected Wildlife Habitat Area where birds, deer, elk, fox, turkeys, raccoons and other wildlife call home. Some of the property highlights are two large ponds found deep in the woods, creeks, springs, meadows, hiking trails and a mixed forest and woodlands of conifers, Pacific Madrone and broadleaf. In the spring, wildflowers are abundant in the meadows and under the trees, and the fruit tree blossoms are gorgeous. Shining through the woodlands are nature's stars, the dogwood trees, abundant with white flowers. At the end of May, wild daisies create a blanket of white and the forest floors are lush with triliums and the most beautiful variety of wildflowers. Naturalized iris, from the original ranch along with some new additions, create a rainbow of color the first couple weeks of June. The intent is for guests to experience the renewing energy of natural surroundings, the amazing clarity of light, and the majestic beauty of the Cascades.


Prospect House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The upstairs tiled bath feels to be nestled in the trees.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Like the upstairs, the downstairs tiled bathrm. is spacious
  • Both full roomy bathrooms feature custom tiled floors, spacious tiled showers with glass doors, craftsman style built-in cabinetry and pedestal sinks. Natural light streams in to complement the well-lit bathrooms. Bathrooms feel like new and are excellently maintained. Robes and hair-dryers supplied. (Bring your own personal toiletry products).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs corner bedroom next to bathroom w/woodland views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , upstairs spacious semi-loft w/private bath, enclosed balcony
    Small, private, extra bdrm has banister overlooks living rm - 1 double , Xtra sleep room, enter thru upstairs mster balcony, for 1or2
  • All of the bedrooms have views of meadow or woodlands and are great spots for wildlife viewing or bird-watching. Decorated in a cottage woodlands style with a focus on comfort ( high-quality mattress/box sets purchased for guest comfort). Downstairs corner bedroom has its own large closet, queen bed, and is situated next to the bathroom. It looks out at the woodlands and pinecone trail. Upstairs bedroom, has a king bed, private roomy tiled bathroom, large walk-in, and enjoys a tree-house like feel with lots of windows, old growth trees just outside, and a private enclosed balcony. It occupies most of the second floor and overlooks the stairway in a semi-loft style. Third bedroom is entered thu the upstairs master's enclosed balcony & is a cute little extra loft room with a double bed, overlooks the living room and activities below & enjoys its own view of the expansive meadow. It's small, works for an extra family member/friend. Enter via master. Too small for 2 large adults.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
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  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Plenty of parking space for trailers, RV's, and boats. Good driveway, easy access.


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Meadow House near Crater Lake South entrance, upper Rogue River, 100 acre trails
average rating of 4.943182 based on 88 reviews

Great place

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful restful place. Watching the horses in the meadow, walking the trails around the house as well as all the waterfalls in the area as well as Crater Lake. The house is very modern and has everything you could want to feel right at home.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jerry. So glad that you enjoyed not only the house but the ranch property and trails as well. We loved hosting you!
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Honeymoon Paradise

  • 4 of 5

We had such a great time staying here on our honeymoon! The house was nicely furnished and in such a beautiful location. It was so relaxing and comfortable. And a great area to go exploring!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property in an ideal and beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding property, extremely clean and very well maintained. Perfect for access to Crater Lake and The Rogue River. If you need to decompress and unwind, this is the place to do it. We hope to visit again very soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I'll plan my next visit to Crater Lake around Meadow House availability!

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous, extensive property with every shade of green and splashes of spring color everywhere. Two minutes up one of the hiking trails and you're as serenely immersed in nature as a backcountry backpack trip. The fabulous house has every amenity and loving attention to detail while feeling warm and just like home. The owners are excellent hosts who provide uninterrupted privacy when you want it and jovial conversationalists when you want company (and to meet their dogs and horses). If you need a break from hustle and noise, this is your reset button!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is a beautiful place in a lovely setting.

  • 5 of 5

Barbara and Dan are lovely people. Their house is one of the nicest places I have stayed. Their land has great hiking trails. Loved feeding their horses and petting their dogs. I would stay here again as well as recommending to other people.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay at Meadow House

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvelous stay. The house is spotless and looks brand new. The beds were extremely comfortable. The house had everything one could need (and more) In addition to all the local attractions (for example Crater Lake) we really enjoyed the property and the ability to just walk out the door and start hiking in the woods. Barbara was super helpful, greeted us upon arrival and showed us everything we needed to know and then was always available for any questions we might have had. A perfect spot for our family and we are hoping to return! I would definitely recommend Meadow House to anybody looking to stay in the area. Thanks Barbara!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Walther. It was a delight to host your family and glad that you enjoyed so many snow activities. Snow-shoeing is a favorite of ours! Cross-country skiing is on our to-try list. We hear that it's awesome at Crater Lake! Looking forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Gorge Lounge and Cafe
Nearest Golf
32.9 Miles
Eagle Point Golf Course. Eagle Point
Nearest Train
84 Miles
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Crater Lake Hwy (Hwy 62)
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Prospect Pizza, Historic Hotel, Beckie's, Gorge
Nearest Ski
38.5 Miles
Diamond Lake Resort (crosscountry ski, snowmobile)
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Brookings, Oregon
Car: necessary

The breath-taking views and spectacular wilderness of Crater Lake is what first brings many visitors to this part of the Cascades. Crater Lake National Park South (west) entrance is a beautiful 30 minute drive through gorgeous old timber forestland (stopping along the way at Beckie's Café, in Union Creek, for a meal or homemade pie is a must). Once here, visitors discover the many outdoor recreational activities the area has to offer such as the origins of the historic Rogue River, it's Natural Bridge, Avenue of the Giant Boulders, Pearsony Falls, Mill Creek Falls, Barr Creek Falls, and the Gorge...all within a couple of miles of the Meadow House.

Surrounding scenic and outdoor attractions are an easy reach away... River rafting is a popular activity on this part of the Rogue (take a day or 1/2 trip, put-in 15 minutes away). World-class fishing in the Rogue is minutes away (guide service referrals are available upon request, we know the best!). The Fish Hatchery is very interesting to see and 15 min. away. Boating and water skiing at Lost Creek Lake and Marina are 13 minutes west. 11 stunning waterfalls are within the immediate Cascade area and offer great hike-in opportunities. Serious hikers and mountain bikers have plenty of area to explore using this property as the first leg of an adventure. Bird watchers will find an abundance of bird-life, and of course, wildlife viewers will be situated in a Protected Wildlife Habitat area.

Numerous wineries are within an hour or so drive and visitors often enjoy making a day of touring the local wineries.

Off-roaders can utilize the many miles of designated OH trails which have several entries, on Hwy 62, within a couple of miles from the property, and are skill-rated (we have maps and more info. available).

Diamond Lake which is known for outdoor recreation and snow mobiling is northeast on Hwy 62 past Crater Lake.

In the other direction, southwest, is Mt. Ashland Ski Resort. The town of Ashland (nestled in the Siskiyou Mountain foothills) is home to the famous Shakespeare Festival and is a gorgeous little town of shops, boutiques, parks, and wonderful eateries. The historic town of Jacksonville (a thriving old gold mining town) is an hour west.

The nearby town of Prospect (3.5 miles up the highway) is an interesting town to visit as well. An old logging center, the town offers some rural charm with the original old bar and café, The Trophy Room, named for the many taxidermied wildlife collection which watch over the pool tables, shuffle board and karaoke bar. The historic Prospect Hotel offers a signature prime rib dinner for summer dining, and the Prospect Pizza parlor has, yep, great pizza.

During the winter, cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing is a popular sport in the Crater Lake National Park. Ranger guided snow shoe tours are available on weekends. Snow play is always fun and the Meadow House a few sleds to borrow for fast slopes!


Rates & Availability

Prospect House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 26 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Fall Colors
Oct 9 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter Special
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 4 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Mar 5 2018 - Apr 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Late Spring
May 1 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
High Season
May 26 2018 - Oct 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 1.8%

*Base rates: 1-2 guests. Add'l charge for 3 or more, (including children), per night, 6 guest-maximum. ($15.00-25.00 per add'l guest/per night, see Season for exact amount)

*2-night min. Inquire where only one night is available on calendar.

*Infants/children under 12 years not accepted.

*Holidays: 3 night minimum stay, $200.00 refundable security may apply to larger groups.

*Full refunds require a 30-day cancel notice. $50.00 cancellation fee.

*Cleaning: $85.00 standard, holiday or special event $95.00, winter $75.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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