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1880's Farm House on a Christmas Tree Farm 5 Minutes to Oregon State University

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

We provide all the comforts of home: Full kitchen with all the basics, 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. We have a king, queen and two full size beds. We have a sitting room and a living room. Patio and tea house located in the backyard.

We are located off the street, so it is safe for children to play outside. My studio and display room are located on the farm. Weather permitting, a Raku party can be arranged for guests. Private instruction in ceramics are also available by appointment. Please call ahead for this service.

We have 4 bikes available for guests. We are located 2 miles west of the OSU campus.

More Details

Dale Donovan
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2018

About Dale Donovan

I was born and raised in Corvallis. After high school, I spent 4 years in the military. Upon discharge, I enrolled and graduated from OSU with an art degree. After I graduated, I purchased the farm from my parents and built my studio and display room here. I have been a working ceramic artist since 1969 and I have been selling pottery and trees from this farm since 1973.

Dale Donovan purchased this house in 1953

Why Dale Donovan chose Corvallis

My mother's family moved to Oregon via covered wagon in 1852. They settled in the Willamette Valley. My father traveled from the midwest in 1936, married my mother Lucille and they settled permanently in Corvallis. I purchased this tree farm from my parents when I graduated from college. I built my studio and I have been selling pottery and trees here ever since.

What makes this house unique

The city has grown up around us, the tree farm remains a peaceful refuge. There is a ring of ancient oaks around us. And almost every evening in the summer, a beautiful wind from the Pacific blows across the valley and through our oaks and firs.


Corvallis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Our property is located on a 13 acre tree farm. There are no busy streets outside our door.


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1880's Farm House on a Christmas Tree Farm 5 Minutes to Oregon State University
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews

Loved every moment of our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were there to visit our daughter. The kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms are fully stocked with everything you need. The outside shed has games galore for every age kid. My kids(almost adults) had more fun playing football, soccer, badminton, volleyball and even blowing bubbles with our young visitors. The home is nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac and the property is beautiful. Thank you Dale for a wonderful weekend. I was really trying to figure how to get a Christmas tree on a plane :)

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay on the farm. Thanks for your kind words. We look forward to hosting you and your lovely family again soon. Best regards, Dale and Peggy
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Great experience, quiet area but close enough to town.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay and will book there again upon our return to Corvallis. Home had lots of charm and Dale was a very welcoming host,ate several meals outside on the table on the side of the home enjoying the cool Summer breezes.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Oregon summers can be very wonderful. It is great to have old friends to hang out with. Best regards, Dale
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Great cozy little place !

  • 4 of 5

Great little place, Dale was a wounderful host, the Hobbit bathroom was

Cozy but the water pressure in the shower is not very good, overall great little property.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the feedback regarding the water pressure. In response to your observation, we have replaced the shower head in the Hobbit bathroom and improved the water pressure. We bought a new toaster too! Thanks again, hopefully we can server your family again on their next trip to Corvallis. Best regards, Dale
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Really fun for our group! Farm house perfect spot for relaxation, connecting w old friends.

  • 5 of 5

Dale was friendly and helpful, and the house was perfect for our group. We were in Corvalis for a wedding and except for going to that, and to grocery store, we spent the time at the house, sitting outside, eating, watching birds. His workshop is very interesting and 2 of us bought beautiful bowls. Rooms comfortable, kitchen well equipped!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your time on the farm. Glad folks found a bowls to take home from my studio/display room. Dale
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Wonderful experience- would stay again!

  • 5 of 5

Such a great place to stay. Very clean and well maintained. Be aware that there is not a bathroom upstairs where two of the bedrooms are, if that is important to you. The owners were so kind and accommodating. We were in town for a wedding and had a family gathering one evening and they had extra tables and chairs available, as well as lawn games. It was great. They such nice people - we definitely would stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We enjoyed very much the lovely cake you shared with us. We are so glad you enjoyed our farm and the beautiful Oregon summer. Best regards, Dale
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Great property country feel in the city!

  • 5 of 5

This property truly is in a Christmas tree farm. We had our dog and my wife and i strolled the property. Dale was very friendly and accommodating. His pottery was amazing. We played yard games and it worked out perfectly to get to town easily. Bedrooms were comfortable with plenty of room. The old charm of the house exuded thru with touches like the Harry Potter bathroom! We did watch some tv and sat in the rocking chairs for some good conversation. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Dale and Peggy
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Oregon State University a mere 10 minute bike ride. Bikes available to use.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $25

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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