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Cascade View Home Near Prineville and Reservoir

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2000 Sq. foot home with 2 bedrooms, bonus room with sleeper, and 1.5 baths.

Located in a rural development 12 mi. south of Prineville, 5 mi. north of the popular Prineville Reservoir State Park, this home offers 2 bedrooms, a bonus room with sleeper sofa, 1.5 baths, 2 balconies, a patio, grill, and views from every window.

We built this two story, Cascade view home from our own design in order to maximize views. It sits on 5.5 acres of high desert landscape (mostly sage, juniper, and rabbit brush) and has views of Mt. Bachelor, the Three Sisters, Mt. Jefferson, and the profile of Smith Rock. Sunrises, sunsets, storms, and star-gazing can be spectacular.

Ample shade in the junipers behind the house provides a relaxing oasis after a day at the rodeo, the lake, or hiking and exploring. Picnic table and hammocks are available for this area.

The patio under the pergola has patio tables and chairs as well as a propane fire pit.

In the grass adjacent to the patio, there is a lovely porch swing, and it too has mountain views.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A LOW WATER USE AREA. We have a deep desert well that requires active water conservation. We ask that guests be conscientious about water use during their stay.

The house is not really appropriate for very young children. The window blinds, second story windows, kitchen cabinets, and electrical outlets do not have child-safety mechanisms. Second story balconies have inherent risks. The west side retaining wall with cactus is, well, a jumble of basalt with cactus ;-).

This is a great place for travelers with well behaved pets, but we do ask that you control dogs romping inside to prevent damage to our hardwood floors and spend some extra time vacuuming, sweeping, and picking up after your pet outside. We cut the lawn bordering the house, etc., so poop pick up is much appreciated.

More Details

Marylynne Diggs
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Marylynne Diggs

Teacher, writer, photographer enjoying life on both sides of the Cascades.

Marylynne Diggs purchased this house in 2007

Why Marylynne Diggs chose Prineville

We searched for years to find the best weather and views on the east side of the Cascades, and this fit the bill. It gets less snow and rain than Bend, and you can see Mt. Bachelor, Broken Top, the Three Sisters, Mt. Jefferson, and the profile of Smith Rock from the house and patio.

We bought bare land with an ancient trailer and saved for years to build the custom home. It is oriented for passive solar efficiency and to maximize views from every room.

The remote location makes this a nice, quiet get away with fabulous, unobstructed views of the Cascades. However, its distance from Prineville (20 minutes) and Bend (about an hour), make it more suitable for those interested in exploring the Painted Hills, Smith Rock, and Prineville Reservoir than for those wanting to enjoy the Bend and Redmond area.

What makes this house unique

You will love the mountain views, sunsets and sunrises, and star-gazing. Storms too can be spectacular as you watch from their dry eastern edge. Deer and coyotes occasionally pass through the property. Mountain bluebirds, Western Kingbirds, and Ash-throated Flycatchers are plentiful.


Prineville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , first floor powder room with toilet and sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Second floor full bath has tub, shower, sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bonus room has full-sleeper.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Easy access to Smith Rock, Prineville Reservoir State Park, and Painted Hills National Monument as well as rodeo and cycling events in Prineville.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The home was wonderful and provided the perfect setting to visit with our Son's family who live in Prinville. We did some site seeing, and fished, did some more site seeing and eating and fished. Very relaxing peaceful location. Home is very well equipped. It was a great experience!! Thanks Marylynne.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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When House Hunting Became More Like a Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Cascade View Home was a very pleasant place to stay while I was hunting for a new home in Oregon. It was a home away from home. The area was very quiet where I could enjoy my solitude. And one of my favorite spots at this well-cared-for vacation home was the west side porch area where I could enjoy the beautiful sunsets and quietude of it all. I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to spend a vacation!

The house is fully equipped, very clean and spacious. The direct view from the veranda on the Three Sisters mountains is magnificent. It is a very quiet place and we loved the silence in the evenings.

We used the place as a starting point to our trips to the Painted Hills, Sheep Rock and Smith Rock State Park.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Fantastic High Desert Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful home outside Prineville is a perfect base for exploring the Oregon high desert. It is beautifully designed and decorated, and fully fitted out for a lengthy stay. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking (one of my pet peeves with vacation rentals is a poorly equipped kitchen) and there are plenty of quality linens and other household supplies. The rural environment is quiet and pleasant and the promised views of the Cascades is stunning. Marylynne provides extensive instructions for all household operations and a helpful listing of nearby restaurants, services and attractions. This is an excellent base for visiting Smith Rock State Park and the John Day sites.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous home with incredible views!

  • 5 of 5

Cascade View Home was the perfect location to connect with an old friend and get some much needed rest and relaxation. Loved sitting on the porch in the evening with a warm breeze blowing, drinking a cold beer and watching the sunset. Star gazing was amazing once the sun went down.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home, well stocked and more then expected!

  • 5 of 5

This home is like new! It has all of the comforts of home! It was cold the first night and when I went to make a fire in the wood stove their was already kindling and paper ready to light. The fire was ready in seconds! The internet is adequate, the outdoor fireplace and BBQ is new! I love the wood floors and the home décor as it makes you feel as if you are in a cabin!

We were very comfortable there and enjoyed our stay as we spend time at the Prineville Reservoir. The directions to the house was excellent and every detail to get there was described!!

Thank you for a great stay! I would highly recommend this home to anyone staying in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Meadow Lakes
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Prineville has many good restaurants
Car: necessary

The house is located in a rural development 20 minutes south of Prineville, a town of 10,000. The house has good access to the following:

Prineville Reservoir State Park

Smith Rock

Painted Hills National Monument

Ochoco Mountains

Crooked River

The house is far enough out of town to feel like a high desert retreat, but Prineville is just 20 minutes away, so you still have access to restaurants, golf, theaters, grocery stores, and a hospital.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning and Laundry Fee $155
Tax Rate 9.5%

PLEASE NOTE THE 4 DAY MINIMUM STAY. If you want to stay for less than the minimum, you must still pay for the four days I recommend placing that "extra" day at the end of your stay in case you have a change of heart and want to extend by one day to make full use of your rented time. About 50% of our guests ask for one more day, but we generally cannot accommodate that at the last minute.

SMOKING –The house and grounds are NON SMOKING due to serious fire risk in desert environments and the sensitivities of other guests. No smoking or vaping inside or on the exterior balconies and patios. Bring edibles if you need cannabis.

PETS - Pets are not permitted on beds or around bedding. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up any/all pet refuse. All pets must be up-to-date on rabies vaccinations and flea and tick repellent. Fleas and ticks can be a major problem in this area and can cause harmful/fatal illness to humans and pets. All items above are the sole responsibility of the pet owner.

LIABILITIES AND INJURIES: The home owners assume no responsibility for illness or injury that humans or pets may incur while on the premises. This includes but is not limited to injury resulting from the condition or construction of the house, the grounds, or from the effects of weather. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise with them.

NO DAILY HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE – Guests are expected to maintain a reasonable degree of cleanliness during their stay. We expect guests to wash all dishes and clean before leaving. The fee is for sanitizing/laundry service.

GARBAGE SERVICE - Guests must take their garbage to the bins at the end of the driveway. Pick up is on Monday.

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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