Basic Rentals, Descriptions,
Considerations, Terms, Rates and Guidelines for
Gathering Light ... a retreat:

Cabins are knotty pine with gas log fireplaces, fully furnished and decorated with full amenities and kitchens. Most include river views, yards, ponds, decks, screened porches, carports, shed and average 150 feet apart and include use of other facilities.


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Using the retreat as a getaway to re-balance & a restful home-base while exploring the many exceptional natural features and cultural aspects of the surrounding area reduces gas, food, lodging expenses & time making arrangements, etc.

Ideal as an alternative for budget-minded explorative nature lovers, hikers, rafters, wildlife watchers, birders or retired adventurers longing to escape the common place & homogeneity of the mainstream while communing with nature ... the convalescing soul in need of peaceful healing, contemplation and meditation ... writers and artists seeking to balance creative work with relaxation and recreation, the home employed, seasonally unemployed (i.e. teachers), academics on sabbatical or just wholesome retiring seclusion.

Free Use Facilities: no charge as included in rentals, i.e., full amenity cabins.

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Stargazer "Treehouse"

Hammocks & Swings dot the riverside.

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Stargazer "Treehouse" Free Use
A cozy unusual & imaginative plexi-dome structure amongst the aspen
in which to relax while viewing the heavens above.

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All Rates Include Utilities

1 Bedroom Cottage
... one bedroom Cottage with Study
Room our most private full amenity dwelling antique, yet refined in character.

Cabins & Cottage available year round.

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Kitchen in the Cottage

Living Room in the Cottage

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Cabins, Studio.

Cabin 5 shown.

Available year round.

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Back Porch on Cabin 3.

Cabins: All cabins but cabin two, maximum guests: 2. Cabin 2, maximum guests: 3.

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Turning in the keys & checking out, or terminating further right of use in turn exempts occupant from possible future rent payment unless overdue.

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3 Bedroom Lodge

The Lodge, depending on nature of group, generally 6 to 8 occupants.

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Like to try something unconventional?

Samples of the Unique & Fanciful. Cabins, "Treehouses", and more from the
unusual to the whimsical.All to be found at the Retreat.

The Elfin "Treehouse": A secluded leafy riverside hideaway set-back into the trees with a great view.

Abbey ("Long House") A mini replication of a structure from medieval history
set within a rocky well-wooded hollow.

Sunset Log Cabin: A hand hewn/built and originally furnished and decorated
genuine log cabin ... the real McCoy.

RV Sites

Full Hookups, 3 sites total.
Max: 3 occupants normally, due to septic
limitations (Older, smaller tanks.)

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Basic Rentals:
Descriptions, Considerations, Terms/Rates, Guidelines

Considering the unseen/untried character of presentations over the internet distances making it impractical to visit prior to renting, and thereafter the unforeseen, although as a retreat renting term-wise, we feel ethically obligated to provide the following flexible initial period.

Therefore... if after arriving having stayed only 2 nights in a cabin the pre-paid reserve deposit of $120 would be exchanged for full rent for the stay without further cost or obligation ( $75 for a "Treehouse/Unusual Dwelling" ... $36 for an RV site w/full hook-ups ) ... the reserved deposit applied as rent for early departure being equal to the normal cost of $240 for the first two weeks. For further assurance of satisfaction and fair exchange, having stayed beyond the initial 3 nights see: Contingency Policy.

Continuing your stay ... Having stayed the first two weeks the mid-month balance of $240 for the remaining two weeks would be due unless having vacated. The amount paid in two equal payments for a full amenity cabin including utilities having stayed the full month/term would therefore total $480. ( Unusual Structures: $300, RV Sites: $236 ) ... As can be seen, even if having departed early or having stayed intermittently, renting monthly is far more economical proportionally and as a retreat our norm.

Advantages ... Summary: Incorporating reasonable flexibility initially regarding term rentals of a unseen/untried nature assures fair exchange while maintaining low cost. Providing a mid-month payment within a monthly rental enhances affordability & cash flow while alleviating the unforeseen. Thereby even if departing early or having stayed intermittently within the rental period considering relatively low term rates net cost would still be low ... with the advantage of having reserved with the initial payment the option of continuing through the balance of the month ...therefore a monthly policy yet without the usual associated "baggage".

Note: We're not in the category of a hotel/motel or resort and thereby do not offer rates of such nature, i.e. Daily etc. Though to insure fair value compelled to provide an initial contingency period to alleviate the unforeseen, as a retreat we are naturally oriented towards lengths of stays most conducive to well-being which in turn gives us greater satisfaction, only charging enough to achieve sustainability, live modestly ourselves and remain affordable to everyone.

Therefore if you've often felt depleted monetarily and otherwise after leaving, having stayed here like so many others you'll depart feeling refreshed with a renewed sense of wonder.

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Reserve Deposit Required ...

... and must be received far enough in advance to process, confirm & transfer. Reserve deposit applicable to rent.

Refundable Security Deposit Required after Two Weeks of the initial monthly term, a refundable general cleaning, etc., deposit of the rent is required. If the general security deposit is not received within above stated time frame, the rental is automatically terminated w/out refund of rent paid for the balance of the term.

All stated rates are for a term of one month with option of renewal if offered by owner. Rent includes (rentals with full amenities) electricity and propane, (utilities included only during the 1st month with the option of continuing by owner or transfer to renter by same a reasonable discount). Lodge available May through October only.

Rates Include . . . Initial courtesy use items/supplies and garbage removal provided up to two weeks (garbage must be separated prior to removal i.e. paper, bottles, cans, etc.). Thereafter responsibility of renter. Transfer station on the way to town one & a half miles.

Laundry Facilities: For resident use only!

(Not their guests!) Washers only. Available mid-May to October, $10.00 per person per month, $5.00 per week. Liquid bio-degradable detergents & minimal bleaches, etc., only! No chlorine bleach or other similar additives.

Due to septic limitations of older, "grand fathered", buildings/facilities
(smaller holding tanks), state law occupancy regulations & safety considerations, the
number of persons allowed is 2, or up to 3 for as long as one week during the
first month, with the exception of the lodge.

Cash only accepted upon arrival.

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No partying. No heavy use of alcohol.
No illegal drugs. No Smoking.

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Gathering Light ... a retreat

Cabins in the forest on the river near Crater Lake National Park in Oregon.
Retreat for Nature Lovers' cabins are non-smoking.