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Fern Hill Lodge-Luxury Log Retreat on 25 acres in Willamette Valley Wine Country

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,300 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5,300 sq. ft., 6 bedroom, 4 bath log home on 25 acres with fishing pond & views

Fern Hill Lodge is perfect for family gatherings and retreats. However, parking is limited to only 12 or 13 cars so events over 30 are not feasible. We are not set up for weddings or large parties. We are in a neighborhood and need to respect the peace and quiet of our neighbors.

The themed rooms, rustic decor, gourmet kitchen and theater room offer something for everyone. There are 3 levels with beds for up to 22 people. For relaxation, take a quick walk down to the dock at the one acre fishing pond and catch bass, blue gill and crappie (be sure to release them, too!). Or take a stroll through the seven acre forest on the other side of the fishing pond. The trees will refresh your spirit and energize your body. It's also relaxing to watch the goldfish swimming around in the smaller pond in front of the house.

Or you might like to watch the sunrise on the 700 square foot covered slate deck along the southeast side of the house overlooking the fishing pond. In the evenings you can build a fire and roast marshmallows in the fire pit or experience a movie in the theater room that will seat 18. Be sure to bring your favorite flicks!

Bedrooms: the Master Suite has 2 queen beds, walk-in closet, access to the deck outside and 46 inch flat screen TV with satellite service that can swivel to be viewed from the jetted tub. We call the big walk-in slate shower 'the Cave.' You'll love the massaging effect the smooth river rock floor has on your feet. The room has a heated slate floor and double granite vanity with raised copper sinks and waterfall faucets.

The Parlor bedroom is also on the main floor. It is the feminine counterpoint to the rest of the house with quilts, needlework & frillery. It has a king bed and uses the main floor guest bath with tub/shower combo, heated slate floor and raised copper sink with waterfall faucet.

The Loft sports a full size Murphy bed, game table, reading nook with sofa, games, air hockey and foosball.

Through the Loft is the Nest, a large room with two sets of XL twin beds usable as 4 twins or 2 kings. It also has a couch and flat-screen TV with satellite and Wii game console. There are some games available but feel free to bring your own.

Downstairs is the Fishing Room with a king bed and its own private bath with granite vanity and tub/shower combo. It has an outside door leading to the covered patio for early morning coffee.

Also downstairs are the Hunting and Cowboy rooms. The Hunting Room has a king bed and also opens out onto the patio. The Cowboy Room has a queen bed and a set of log bunk beds. It does not open to the outside, perfect for children. These two rooms share a bath with granite vanity and tub/shower combo.

The theater room seats 14 in genuine theater chairs and another 4 on small couches. With its 10 foot screen, Blu-ray/DVD player, VHS player, satellite TV, HDMI hook-up for computers and 7.1 surround sound, it's the perfect setup for movie watching or presentations. Complete with popcorn machine & wet bar area with refrigerator and microwave.

The gourmet kitchen includes a six-burner Capital gas range with oven, an electric wall oven, warming drawer, dishwasher, TWO refrigerators, Advantium microwave oven, Kuerig coffee maker (bring your K-cups) plus 2 regular coffee makers, cherry cabinets, granite counters, two copper farmhouse sinks, handmade copper hood, pantry, dishes and glassware for 30, two electric griddles, two waffle irons, a rice cooker and a full array of cooking utensils and small appliances.

You'll never want to leave the Great Room with its 25' ceiling, huge log trestle, rustic decor, comfortable leather couches with built-in recliners, and 60 inch flat screen Smart TV with satellite service and Blu-ray player. The room has three levels of lighting: ambient ceiling lights for TV viewing, fan lights for socializing, and reading lamps for, well, for reading. It also has a massive real river rock gas fireplace for chilly evenings.

The garage is equipped for exercising with treadmill, rower and weight machine. A ping pong table makes for fun tournaments!

Fern Hill Lodge is bound to become your favorite destination for family gatherings and church and company retreats. You will surely enjoy Oregon's country atmosphere!

More Details

Polly McCrea Foster
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

Why Polly McCrea Foster chose Monmouth

In 1994 Jerry & Polly started searching for property away from the hustle & bustle of the big city of Portland. Their search kept widening until they came upon 160 acres nestled in the hills between Dallas & Monmouth. It was exactly what they had been searching for. Through the years they have sold many 5 acre home sites and created the friendly community of Fern Hill. You might meet some of them walking down the road or out for a stroll down to the fishing pond which is shared with all the neighbors. Jerry & Polly, their friends and family, personally planted most of the 22,000 trees on the property. In addition to these 'younger' trees are numerous majestic 300+ year old oaks.

What makes this lodge unique

Mini resort on 25 acres, fishing pond with kayak, canoe and rowboat, serene goldfish pond, forest, 6 bedrooms plus loft, 4 baths, 18 seat theater room with 10' screen and 3 other TV's all with satellite, board games, puzzles, foosball, air hockey, Wii, ping pong, corn holey, frisbees, weight machine, rower, treadmill, outdoor deck & patios, BBQ, fire pit (when fire Dept allows), library, DVD's.


Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Portland, OR
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Cross Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Salem, OR
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Monmouth Hwy. 194
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Many in Dallas, Monmouth, Independence
Nearest Beach
56 Miles
Lincoln City, OR
Car: necessary

Fern Hill Lodge is situated on 25 acres in the rolling hills mid-way between the charming towns of Dallas and Monmouth (Western Oregon University), only 22 miles from Salem (Willamette and Corban Universities) and 27 miles to Corvallis (Oregon State University). Portland is about 90 miles north, featuring the Portland Zoo, OMSI, the Rose Gardens and many more attractions. The Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton is only 39 miles away as well as popular Silver Falls State Park. Basket Slough north of Dallas and Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge east of Fern Hill are popular bird watching areas. A small aquatic center is in Dallas and the popular Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum & Waterpark in McMinnvillle is 36 miles north. The Kroc Community Center is 26 miles east in Salem. There are several golf courses nearby. The marina in nearby Independence provides boating access to the Willamette River. You can take a relaxing ride on the Willamette Queen riverboat just across the bridge in Salem. There are numerous award-winning wineries in the area. Hiking & fishing on Fern Hill's property are relaxing and convenient.


Monmouth Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 23
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master bath has twin copper sinks with granite counter.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor guest bath also serves the Parlor Room.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bath for Hunting and Cowboy Rooms.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bath is within the Fishing Room.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • The Master Suite - 2 queen , The Master Suite is on the main floor.
    The Parlor - 1 king , The Parlor is on the main floor
    The Cowboy Room - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , The Cowboy Room shares a bath with the Hunting Room
    The Hunting Room - 1 king , The Hunting Room opens to the patio.
    The Fishing Room - 1 king , The Fishing Room has its own private bath & opens to patio.
    The Loft - 1 murphy bed , Open loft area with full size murphy bed.
    The Nest (upstairs) - 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , XL twins can also be 2 kings. Comfy sofa with linens.
  • There are also two twin size foldout couches in the theater room making a total of 22 beds plus a very comfy couch in the Nest for a total of 23.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
In the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country with many wineries nearby. Only an hour from the Oregon coast, an hour and a half to Portland or Eugene & University of Oregon. Thirty minutes to Corvallis and Oregon State University.


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average rating of 4.979592 based on 98 reviews

A place to delight in!

  • 5 of 5

We love coming back to Fern Hill Lodge every year. Polly is wonderful to work with, the Lodge is beautiful, and the atmosphere is so conducive to gatherings. We can't wait for next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Chris! We love hosting your women’s retreat!
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  • 5 of 5

This property is just wonderful. And, as much as the property exceeded our expectations, the owner (Polly) went above and beyond to make our stay more memorable. In fact, we had such a lovely time, we spent less time than we planned sight-seeing and the like; and more time enjoying the property.

We all give Fern Hill Lodge the highest recommendation!


  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Loren! Please come back some time.
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Gold Hill

Amazingly beautiful and accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our extended family for our daughter's wedding. Absolutely loved this property. It felt like we were staying in an HGTV home. Each family got their own space and the kitchen was awesome! Catch and Release at the 'lake' was a big hit. Centrally located, but rural. Loved it! Now, I have to think of another reason to get our family together to stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Lisa! So glad your family enjoyed their stay. Do come back again!
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Luxurious Living at Fern Hill Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Fern Hill Lodge was in an unusually beautiful pastoral setting and was enjoyed by our group of ten seniors. Everything about the accommodations more than met our expectations and provided all of us with a memorable and fun experience. The lodge was perfectly equipped in every way and made it possible for us to prepare breakfast and leisurely eat and plan our day. Without exception we look forward to a return visit to Fern Hill for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Irene. Yes, do come back!
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Fern Hill

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house. It couldn't have been any better, everything was great for our visit. The owners were very friendly and accommodating as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Come back some time!
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Beautiful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a reunion at the cabin and we all loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning fee: $425 + Tax
Tax Rate 1.8%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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