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Luxury and Comfort on the Rogue River

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 3.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

From the cozy indoor fireplace or outdoor hot tub, relax in this private sanctuary while enjoying the magnificent views of the Rogue River, dramatic gardens with 550 feet of river frontage, not to mention a Japanese tea house, gazebo and secluded safari camp in the adjoining gardens. The main house has 2500 square feet of professionally-designed interiors, a private dock, with a 1000 square-foot studio and 2500 square feet of decking.

This estate-like setting has three separate bedrooms in the main house and detached studio with its own deck, outdoor grill, dining table, and chairs. Walls of glass with magnificent river views surround the spacious main-living room, atrium dining room, fully-equipped kitchen, and more rooms. A lower level with a private entrance has its own bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, and sitting room. Doors open directly from all levels to the adjoining decks for day and night-time enjoyment; luxurious gardens and walkways surround the residences with a two-car garage and ample off-street parking.

Enclosed in seclusion with elegant interiors and surrounded by beauty, you are but minutes from wineries and fine restaurants. Or spend your time by bird watching (osprey and an occasional eagle to Red-tailed Hawks, swallows, and many more), fishing for trout or salmon, strolling through the extensive property, or just barbequing with dining on the decks. You will become entranced in the serenity of this one-of-a-kind experience.

Conveniently located one mile from I-5, historic Jacksonville, its Britt Festival, Ashland (with its Oregon Shakespeare Festival), and a variety of different activities are within your easy drive.

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 30, 2017

About The Owner

Dennis and Judy purchased the river house in 2001 and have transformed the acreage into beautiful gardens (English and Japanese) with a gazebo, safari camp, Japanese tea house, walkways, and an estate-like setting. Dennis is a retired attorney, professor, and writer with 20 books published. Judy retired after 32 years working for the USPS. We live only 30 minutes away that allows us to maintain the properties and gardens plus enjoying the river’s serenity. We take pleasure in sharing its beauty and ambiance with our guests.

The Owner purchased this estate in 2001

Why The Owner chose Gold Hill

Having lived in Ashland for eight years before, we knew we wanted a Rogue River frontage property. This particular one was located far away from the Savage Rapids and Gold Ray dams that eventually were to be removed--their final removal didn't affect this location at all. Located outside of Gold Hill and towards Rogue River, this property offered the irrigation, acreage, and river frontage--plus the incredible structures that we desired. This is a very unique property, continually maintained and kept in a pristine condition.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kevin--“Dear Judy and Dennis: Thank you for a lovely locale for a scattered family to enjoy Christmas together. Your beautiful home made the usual geographical separation irrelevant.” Nancy--“How do I start? A feast for the eyes, a feast for the soul. This is your incredible abode. Thank you for sharing. Our family had a fantastic--relaxing, fun, healing, laughing, crying, bird watching, collectible enjoying, eating, sleeping, soaking--time.”
Dec 2011
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Gold Hill Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Non-smoking, pet-free, shoes off in house, paying guests only permitted, outside guests must be o.k.'d by owner, security deposit ($500,) NO PARTIES.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Studio Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3.50
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Detached Unit - 1 king
    Safari Camp - 1 double
    Japanese Tea House - 1 double
  • King-size bed in studio, two queen-size beds in main house (one upstairs; one downstairs). Also, two trundles in the main house (with Sealy mattresses) can convert into two more queens or four twins. One double bed in the safari camp, and another double in the Japanese tea house.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Cable TV (5 flat screens), Internet access, atrium dining room overlooking river, fully equipped kitchen, cooking utensils with crystal and china, luxury linens and robes provided, two-car garage (with additional parking), studio with refrigerator. Plus, safari camp and Japanese tea house with gardens.


VRBO Bear relaxing in the beautiful living room

VRBO Bear stayed here

Aug 22, 2005

This bear found a delightful retreat in Southern Oregon. This beautiful home is conveniently located off Interstate 5, near Gold Hill. Here you’ll find plenty of room for a little bear like me to roam in a very peaceful setting. Whether you are grilling or enjoying the hot tub on the multi-level deck, you will love this serene oasis that over looks the Rogue River, complete with it’s own private dock. This elegantly decorated hideaway has every modern convenience. It has a Jen-Air kitchen, cable TV, internet access, washer and dryer, fireplace and exceptional décor. There is room enough for up to 8 guests. There are 2 bedrooms in the main floor, a third bedroom is located downstairs with a private entrance. It also has a detached studio that provides a luxurious private living area next to your private two car garage.. This secluded refuge is just 15 minutes from Medford or Grants Pass, and just minutes away from shopping and many fine restaurants. You can also go hiking, biking, and horseback riding, or boating in this beautiful area. You’ll know you have definitely struck "gold" in Gold Hill when you visit this VRBO property. Signed, VRBO Bear

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Luxury and Comfort on the Rogue River
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
Springfield MO

Perfect Family Getaway - Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

We had our two adult children with us and had a wonderful family vacation. Judy was a gracious host and had all kinds of helpful notes around the house. The location was very handy to interstate 5 but the house had an Oregon feel to it as it sits right on the river. Each person had their own space and bathroom which was very nice. The price is extremely fair for the quality of the accommodations. I highly recommend staying here if you are going to explore Southern Oregon. We were able to get to Crater Laker 90min, Lake in the Woods, 60 min, Grants Pass for the Hellgate Boat Ride, 15 min, Hiking at Upper Table Rock 25 min and several trips to Medford for dinner 20 min. It is easy to get everywhere from here.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are proud of Southern Oregon and all it has to offer. The location of the river house is a great mid-way retreat for most of the popular activities in our area.
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Santee, California

Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

What a place, everything you'll ever need is there. Judy was very kind and thorough in explaining and showing us around the property and it was needed, one could get lost very easily, it stretches forever. Clean, all switches and recepticles are clearly marked and annotated, this was very helpful. We loved our stay, the pictures are accurate, the furnishings, the warmth the's there...My wife Rachel and I would like to sincerely thank Judy & Dennis for sharing their little slice of heaven with I'm off to buy a Kuerig coffee maker..."This place is awesome" Vik & Rachel

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxation on the Rogue

  • 5 of 5

I was so happy I chose this place for my birthday. It was wonderful and the owner, Judy met us there and was very gracious about showing us around. One of the extra benefits was having separate independent units where our grown children could stay. We could each have our own privacy but get together on the beautiful deck overlooking the river. I would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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unbelievable property on a nationally-treasured river

  • 5 of 5

If you go Rogue, don't miss an opportunity to stay on this remarkable property, full of zen gardens, multiple patios river side, and exquisite living spaces. Some parts feel out of a movie set, everything is comfy, luxurious and modern. The hosts are delightful and responsive. Relaxing sounds of water and reflective spaces make this THE place to unwind. The area is full of charming towns, great food, happy people who get to live here year round, and, of course, the magnificent Rogue River.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxury and comfort on the Rogue River

  • 5 of 5

We were heading to Ashland for the plays and it turned out the best part was our stay at the River House. Sitting on the deck overlooking the Rogue River was a joy morning and evening. The house itself was super comfortable with its separate, private spaces. The beds were exceptionally comfortable. This is a great place for small groups.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquility and beauty in one

  • 5 of 5

The river house is a lovely retreat with every amenity carefully thought out. The love and care of this home is evident. We spent 5 wonderful days with our family unwinding, relaxing and sharing time together. Many fun activities in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

No pets. No small children under age 12. No smoking. $500 security deposit due on arrival, payable by check and fully refundable provided no damage and premises left clean.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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