2,100 Sf, 2-Level, 5-Bedrm, 2-1/2 Bath, Large Common Rm, And Multiple Decks
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About David Stephenson
My brother and I purchased this property from our Aunt & Uncle and Parents so that our growing families could continue to enjoy it for years to come. Bob lives in Eugene with his wife and daughters. David lives in Portland with his wife and son.
Why David Stephenson chose Black Butte Ranch
We built this home (actually our parents & aunt/uncle did) over 40 years ago. Through the years, it has seen multiple additions, renovations, and upgrades. And although the years have seen many changes to it, its' essence remains the same; it is the root of so many amazing memories of family gatherings, weekend get aways with friends, and quiet retreats of solitude. To this day, our cabin continues to be equally enjoyed and loved across the generations of our families.
What makes this Cabin unique
Ready access to bike paths and meadow boardwalk, the Paulina pool (a smaller neighborhood pool), and a single tennis court (by Paulina pool).
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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.
As in the past our experience was great.
The Gathering Place is great for a large family!
We had such a good time in The Gathering Place. But, this lady
needs her own bedroom suite, v. sharing a bath. Loved the layout and well equipped kitchen! We lacked for nothing, but next time we would bring lounge chairs for the deck.
thanks for your feedback. It might be tough to add a private bath in the near future, but the we will definitely be adding lounge chairs for the deck!
Thanks for choosing our home, and we'd love to have you back again soon.
Week of July 30th to Aug 5th
The bedrooms are large and beds very comfortable. There are 2 showers and 3 bathrooms. We unfortunately had scalding water in the main shower due to a plumbing issue. A plumber did come after 3 days, but the problem was not fixed during our stay. I am sure the next guests will have use of this great shower. The kitchen was well equipped. We had trouble using the range the first few days, but discovered that 2 of the warming elements had been disconnected during cleaning prior to our arrival and we got them hooked up again., so worked smoothly after that. Nice to have a barbecue available. The laundry room was great. The deck seats many people due to the built in benches and we took advantage of that. We did have some guests who wanted to lounge outside on deck instead of public pool areas and wished there had been a chair or two for this purpose. The living room was roomy and comfortable. It was possible to park many cars in the driveway which was helpful. The lockbox worked well. We had lots of trouble with the Black Butte gates due to the access codes not working. Several times we had to go back for new codes and often had to punch in codes 5 times before the gates opened. This was a little irritating. Perhaps they have ironed out the kinks now. Fortunately other cars behind us took pity on us several times and loaned us their access cards. Black Butte is a place I am very familiar with and love and reccommend this rental and place to everyone!
thank you for your thoughtful review. As you mentioned, we had challenges with the new shower, which turned out to be a faulty shower valve that as since been replaced. As for additional deck lounge furniture, that is definitely on our upgrade list, and we'll have that in place for your next visit! :)
We're so glad to hear you had a great stay (gate troubles aside) and would love to have you back again!!
Great trip at Black Butte Ranch
Our extended family, 6 adults and 6 children ages 11 and under, had a wonderful long weekend at the house. We had deer and bunnies coming right up to the deck. The house is exactly as pictured- very comfortable and in a great location to either bike or walk to swimming and tennis. We will definitely be back!
we're so glad you enjoyed your stay! It is a rare treat to see the bunnies, as they can be kind of elusive.
If your travel plans bring you back to Black Butte, we'd love to host you again!
Great family house
Only two suggestions - downstairs shower is very hot and cold won’t work. And a couple deck lounges would be nice. Thanks for a good week!
so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your suggestion for lounge chairs for the deck. We've added that to our list of amenities to add. As for the shower, we've had a plumber visit recently, and unfortunately they couldn't recreate the issue, but we will definitely keep an eye this.
Thanks again for choosing our home, and we'd love to have you back in the future!
Great vacation with the girls
This was a great house for our large group. Nice bathrooms and a great kitchen and deck out the dining area.
we're so glad you enjoyed your stay! If your future vacation plans take you back to Black Butte, we'd love to share our home with you again.
Black Butte Ranch is a great leaping off point for family interests of every kind. For the adventurous, there is amazing hiking, biking, and a full range of other outdoor door activities that beckon in the surrounding cascade mountain range. For the explorers, nearby Sisters has wonderful shops and restaurants to spend your afternoon. And for those who prefer to just park the car for a while and relax, take advantage of the many facilities and activities Black Butte has to offer. Choose from our two golf course, tennis courts, miles of bike paths, recreation center.