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Meadow House Near Crater Lake South Entrance, Upper Rogue River, 100 Acre Trails

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

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 head over to 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.


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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renter must be 22 years of age or older. Children must be 12 years and above. Please list children as part of total guests for accurate auto-quote....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Perfect for couples, or, for families with children 12 and above. Note: Upstairs is a semi-loft with stairs overlooking stairway, etc. may be safety issue for young children. Age minimum for children. Not suitable for infants and children under 12...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Downstairs corner bedroom next to bathroom w/woodland views...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    upstairs spacious semi-loft w/private bath, enclosed balcony...moreless

  • Small, private, extra bdrm has banister overlooks living rm: 1 double

    Private bedrm, enter from upstairs master enclosed balcony...moreless

  • All of the bedrooms have views of meadow or woodlands and are great spots for wildlife viewing or bird-watching. Decorated with a cottage woodlands style and a focus on comfort (with new, 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 through the upstairs master's enclosed balcony and is a cute little extra loft room with a double bed, overlooks the living room and activities below and enjoys its own view of the expansive meadow. It's small, works for an extra family member/friend. Need to enter through master....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    The upstairs tiled bath feels to be nestled in the trees. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Like the upstairs, the downstairs tiled bathrm. is spacious...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Plenty of parking space for trailers, RV's, and boats. Good driveway, easy access....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Plenty of wildlife, birds, wildflower, and nature books, plus a variety of getaway good reading....moreless

  • Games:

    Large collection of card and board games, and puzzles....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Full house speakers with ipod/MP3 capability. Bring your leash and ipod or iPhone with your playlist...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Upon request at time of visit, this may be arranged, and depends on others staying on property....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Wireless (Due to rural location, wireless can be spotty but mostly good)...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Whole house stereo plays from your ipod, iPhone, etc. Bring your playlist or use the multitude of cable music channels....moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Spectacular mountain views of mixed forests and green valleys inhabited by an abundance of birds and wildlife. This part of the Cascades is known for beautiful light-filled days....moreless

  • Rural:

    Secluded retreat setting on large acreage. Beautiful and comfortable home situated at edge of expansive meadow nestled in wildlife woodlands. Miles of hiking trails and nature viewing all around. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Oval oak dining table easily seats 6 ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Yes. Also, house is also well-insulated and situated at edge of woodlands naturally staying comfortably cool through most of summer. Back-deck screen door & screened windows as well. Air conditioned....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Beautiful lava besalt stone, wood-burning fireplace with hearth seat....moreless

  • Garage:

    Covered parking available in historic carriage house just across driveway if needed, or pull up next to mudroom entrance. Request covered in advance....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat keeps house toasty warm during winter chill and on those romantic days when snow falls. Living room has a beautiful besalt stone fireplace for cozy winter days....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless, WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Features gorgeous views and fireplace. Decorated with a cottage-woodlands cozy style and a focus on comfort. Large leather sofa, comfy curl-up chairs and futon sofa for extra sleeping. Seats 6 easily....moreless

  • Parking:

    Historic Carriage house is located just across driveway from the Meadow House for covered parking but most guests pull up close to the house. Plenty of open parking in the large area....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No land line. Cell service is available for most carriers....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes, towels and linens are all provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front loading washing machine and dryer in house utility/mudroom is available for personal laundry on longer stays....moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Spacious kitchen features granite counter-tops, beautiful light oak custom cabinetry, and is well-equipped for preparing and serving meals. Designed with plenty of room to move....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electrolux wall oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic cooking and meal prep pantry items includes sugar, flour, coffee, olive oil and basic seasonings. Bring your own groceries and ingredients....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    new with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electrolux smooth glass stove top...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4-piece toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Upstairs enclosed balcony for more nature viewing and relaxing....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boats, kayaks, peddle boats, etc. can be rented at nearby Lost Creek Lake marina. 4 miles away....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap-around deck with grill and patio seating for 6. Bask in sun or move around to the shady side surrounded by old growth timber. Sip wine or coffee on covered deck. We've never had problems w/ bugs....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Flower gardens, vegetable garden and berry garden to enjoy and pick from....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday
Dec 17 - Dec 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$225
$1,195

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

New Years
Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$195
$1,095

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Winter Special
Jan 3 - Mar 3, 2017
2 night min stay
$145
$890 $2,850

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Spring
Mar 4 - Apr 13, 2017
2 night min stay
$175
$1,190 $3,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

High Season
May 15 - Oct 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$225
$1,395 $4,590

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Fall Colors
Oct 9 - Nov 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$195
$1,250 $3,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$155
$990 $2,790

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $85 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 1.8%

Notes:

*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 or 4 night minimum stay, $200.00 refundable security may apply.

*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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Gorge Lounge and Cafe
32.9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Eagle Point Golf Course. Eagle Point
84 Miles
Nearest Train
Klamath Falls, Oregon
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Crater Lake Hwy (Hwy 62)
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Prospect Pizza, Historic Hotel, Beckie's, Gorge
38.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Diamond Lake Resort (crosscountry ski, snowmobile)
120 Miles
Nearest Beach
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!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Prospect, OR, USA:
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.


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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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Photos

  • Fall view of House from meadow

    Fall view of House from meadow

  • Dining room adjacent to kitchen, views of meadow and wrap  around deck

    Dining room adjacent to kitchen, views of meadow and wrap around deck

  • Living room with wood burning fireplace, views of meadow and mountains

    Living room with wood burning fireplace, views of meadow and mountains

  • large and fully equipped kitchen, leads to deck and view of woodlands

    large and fully equipped kitchen, leads to deck and view of woodlands

  • master upstairs, large tiled full bath in the treetops views

    master upstairs, large tiled full bath in the treetops views

  • full tiled bathroom

    full tiled bathroom

  • Eagle's nest full bed, enter from master balcony, overlooks living room

    Eagle's nest full bed, enter from master balcony, overlooks living room

  • garden path under wrap-around porch

    garden path under wrap-around porch

  • View of meadow from house where majestic elk are frequent visitors in winter

    View of meadow from house where majestic elk are frequent visitors in winter

  • Pond with beginning fall color. a wonderful bird watching site.

    Pond with beginning fall color. a wonderful bird watching site.

  • Avenue of the Giant Boulders, Rogue River- just outside nearby town of Prospect

    Avenue of the Giant Boulders, Rogue River- just outside nearby town of Prospect

  • Mill Creek Falls, (175 foot), Barr Creek and Pearsoney Falls all within 2 miles

    Mill Creek Falls, (175 foot), Barr Creek and Pearsoney Falls all within 2 miles

  • View of meadow with poppies

    View of meadow with poppies

  • Entry area leads to upstairs master suite and Eagle's nest alcove bedroom

    Entry area leads to upstairs master suite and Eagle's nest alcove bedroom

  • Kitchen view of woodlands, small wellhouse in distance

    Kitchen view of woodlands, small wellhouse in distance

  • Upstairs master suite with king bed, full bathroom and balcony

    Upstairs master suite with king bed, full bathroom and balcony

  • Downstairs queen bedroom next to full bath. Views of woodlands.

    Downstairs queen bedroom next to full bath. Views of woodlands.

  • upstairs master balcony leads to small sleeping bedroom, "Eagle's Nest"

    upstairs master balcony leads to small sleeping bedroom, "Eagle's Nest"

  • Wrap around deck overlooks meadow & mountains, with barbecue grill

    Wrap around deck overlooks meadow & mountains, with barbecue grill

  • Horses grazing in late summer meadow

    Horses grazing in late summer meadow

  • Handsome Roosevelt Elk, by well house, frequent winter visitors to the property

    Handsome Roosevelt Elk, by well house, frequent winter visitors to the property

  • Meadow view in spring before daisies arrive

    Meadow view in spring before daisies arrive

  • Crater Lake, of course, in all of its splendor

    Crater Lake, of course, in all of its splendor

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