We are best suited to groups of 30 people or less looking for quiet camaraderie
About Robin Coen
My parents bought this property in the 1960's and I inherited it from them in 2005. I lived there as a young girl and spent most of my days outside, exploring the fields and forests, riding horses, tending to my 4-H projects or 'helping' my dad with ranch chores. At University of Washington I majored in Forestry and spent summers working for the Forest Service. After college I spent the next 20 years working in sales positions for large corporations such as GE, Caterpillar Tractor, Digital Equipment Corp. and Xerox. I traveled extensively but always wished to return to the West that I loved. I was finally able to with a move to Boise ID in 1990. I have been in Boise since then and travel regularly to our ranch property in Baker City. I now have a family in Boise that consists of myself, my husband, Ray, two daughters, two stepchildren and their spouses and five grand children. We spend many long weekends at Good Bear Ranch, sledding, snowshoeing, hiking and cooking fun family meals. I am an artist in progress and derive most of my inspiration from photos taken on the ranch property. I am currently working on a series of large wildflower paintings called 'Rocky Mountain Treasure'.
Robin Coen purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1962
Why Robin Coen chose Baker City
This property has been in my family since I was 5 years old. We lived, and operated a cattle ranch there during the 1960's. In later years we used the property as a family summer home and then my parents retired there in 1978. The log home was built in 1979 by master crafter Don Dickerson and his wife 'Dort'.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Large indoor spaces for groups to meet, Very upscale surroundings indoor coupled with wilderness access. Kid and dog friendly with extra amenities for both.
Children allowed - Deck is high but fenced. We have baby gates.Deck is high but fenced. We have baby gates.
Pets allowed - Additional $50.00 pet fee. Please poop scoop.Additional $50.00 pet fee. Please poop scoop.
No parties/events - We allow groups of up to 30 people for day use.We allow groups of up to 30 people for day use.
No smoking - Very high fire danger in summer.Very high fire danger in summer.
Max guests: 20 (sleeps up to 20 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Beautiful home, surroundings, easy owner to work with. We had a lovely time with our group of 11!
Another great stay!
We had a super time using this property for another retreat group. It's very cozy for a winter stay and we made use of the fireplaces and the many places to relax in the house. Robin is very easy to communicate with and we didn't mind a couple things that were out of order at the moment.
All smiles after a full weekend of cooking, music and new friendships!
Thanks so much Linsey.
Presidents Day at Good Bear Ranch
Wow to say the least! We were more than comfortable with our combination of friends and family with small kids. Those that needed to were able to get away in the cozy lodge and relax while adults played cards upstairs. Plenty of amenities and all easily located. Bummer the upstairs bath was not in order as we have small kids and it would have been useful but we made due. We had access to sleds (it snowed!) and extra sleeping bags, bedding, interesting books, games, and DVD's.
The property manager and owner were both quick to get back to us with any questions we had both prior and during our stay.
Would highly recommed!
Thank you so much for your enthusiastic endorsement. Yes, bummer about the whirlpool tub. I knew you were coming with kids and would probably appreciate it but I am waiting on a part for a the motor. Again, so glad you had a good time.
Perfect setting for gathering and recreating!
The Good Bear Ranch has a spectacular setting propped up beside the Elkhorn Mountains with a lovely view across the agricultural fields of the Powder River Valley to the Wallowa Mountains to the Northeast. The log home architecture, large contemporary kitchen, stately fireplace, comfy easy chairs and lovely art make the Good Bear Ranch House easy to relax in any time of day. The easy access to historic Baker City with much of interest and Anthony Lakes Ski Area with beautiful and challenging Alpine and Nordic trails was perfect for our group. We are already looking forward to a return visit!
A wonderful place!
The Good Bear Ranch is simply put, AWESOME! It is a huge house on a gorgeous property with all of the amenities. There were tons of outdoor places for the kids to explore, including a great sledding hill in the back yard! The house was fully loaded with all we needed to make our elaborate meals. Robin was super easy to work with and we will definitely be back!
Good Bear Ranch is at the base of the Elkhorn Mountains, bordering Baker City Watershed and Wallowa Whitman National Forest. Nearby attractions include The Elkhorn Crest Trail, Anthony Lakes Ski Area (hosting many winter and summer activities), Phillips Lake and the Powder River. There are numerous opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, huckleberry picking, mushroom foraging, wildflower walks, wildlife photography and exploring the mountain on foot. Mid summer is wildfire season so there may be restrictions on outdoor fires during this time. Please exercise thoughtful caution when exploring our woods.