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The Ferris House - Elegant Historic Home in Mcminnville

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms. 1.5 Bathrooms.

Lovely old Victorian home, listed on the historic register, restored with all the modern conveniences and comforts. Located in the historic downtown, walking distance to all the great restaurants, art galleries, shopping and wine tasting. The Ferris House is fully equipped with all the essentials to make your stay in McMinnville memorable!

The Ferris House was built circa 1890, and was purchased by us in 2010. We purchased it from the Daughter of Mel and JoAn Ferris. Mel grew up in the house, and generations of The Ferris family have lived there since Mel's mother moved to McMinnville in 1936. She arrived with five children from the mid-west to work in the Turkey factories in our town. Since then six generations have lived in the house over the years, until we purchased it. The family feared that the buyers of the home would tear it down, but we had different plans.

We spent 6 months restoring the house, keeping the old charm of the design, while building in modern comforts for the years to come. In November of 2010 we got married right in the living room, making this home a part of our own personal history.

With the 100+ year old cedar and maple trees protecting the house from the warm Oregon summer sun, there is a great canopy of elegant green to match the greens of the old Edwardian. We planted fruit trees, herbs and roses around the yard so you will be in the middle of downtown with the wonders of nature surrounding you.

In furnishing the house, we focused on the same theme of The Ferris House, to restore, renew and re-purpose. Scouring antique stores for months, working on restoring lovely natural woods and finishes, decorations that fit the theme of the people that lived here in times past. We gave as much of our heart to the furniture, as we did to restoring the house. (Beds and mattresses are brand new!)

The Ferris House is also the big sister to The Bob House, which is located two blocks away. Please feel free to check out our past recommendations from guests, to get a feeling for who we are. It is our goal to make your vacation a memorable one!

More Details

Holli Wagner
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Holli Wagner

We are the proprietors of The Bob House, which is only blocks away from The Ferris House. We live right around the corner from both houses. So you know, this is our community, this town is our love! The Ferris House is representative of our love and passion, for each other, and for restoring old things. Remember - were married right here in the living room!

Holli Wagner purchased this house in 2010

Why Holli Wagner chose McMinnville

The Ferris House is right on the walking path for all the local wineries, art galleries, shopping and restaurants. Enjoy the tourist activities, while maintaining a comfortable oasis of privacy in your very own Victorian Home.

What makes this house unique

100+ year old Maple tree in the back yard to shade your day from the sun and a covered porch to allow you to sit outside in the rain.


McMinnville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs shared bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs private half bath - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Mel's Room - 1 queen , Located on the first floor
    Loft - off JoAn's Room - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Custom Futon, with spring mattress
    JoAn's Room - 1 queen , Private Suite with loft/office and half bath upstairs
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing


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The Ferris House - Elegant Historic Home in Mcminnville
average rating of 4.806452 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We booked this home for my brother and his family over the Christmas holidays. They loved it. Holly was wonderful to work with, the home was clean and beautiful and is a GREAT location for walking to 3rd street and enjoying all that McMinnville's business district has to offer. I feel like it was very reasonably priced too. I highly recommend this home to travelers looking to enjoy life in McMinnville.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Ferris House

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at the Ferris House was great. The house has a well equipped kitchen, very comfortable beds (especially the futon!) and spacious living and dining areas. Will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would definitely stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with our (too brief!) stay at the Ferris House! The pics don’t do it justice! It is adorable, historic & convenient to all of the Willamette Valley for wine tasting, as well as to the downtown area. We cooked breakfast in each day, then set off for our wine tastings. After we finished up with our tasting/touring agenda for the day, we parked our car and easily walked to restaurants for dinner in downtown McMinville. The owners were responsive to our inquiries and easy to communicate with.

I would love to return someday to visit the wineries we didn’t have time to get to, and would be delighted to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Historical home!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great historical home in a great location! Near 3rd Street with lots of shops, restaurants and wineries to visit. Also close to Linfield College if you are visiting for family weekend, ballgames or college visit. Holli was very helpful and easy to communicate with.

Great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and immaculately decorated.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. I wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the close proximity of the house to the darling

town. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
McMinnville Municiple Airport
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Lincoln City
Car: not necessary

McMinnville is a premier destination for art, food and wine. Known for our focus on local sustainable chef's and winemakers, McMinnville is a great place to spend your time with family and friends.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.8%

Rate are subject to approval and based on a 4 person occupancy. $25 extra charge per person/night. Children under 10 are not charged.

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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