3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath home on the gorgeous Santiam River
Spacious custom built 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath log home on the Santiam River. Two level home, large kitchen, gas fireplace, sleeps up to 13 people, game/gathering room with pool table, sitting room with murphy bed, master bedroom with shower and jet-tub, guest WIFI network, wrap around deck, outdoor fire-pit, picnic table, horseshoe pits, fully fenced yard & trail to the river's edge. Just minutes from Detroit Lake and Breitenbush Hot Springs and a short drive to Hoodoo Ski Bowl.
About the Owner
I am a well-established dentist in Salem, Oregon, having graduated dental school at the University of Minnesota in 1970. I grew up primarily in Montana and Washington where I loved to fish in my spare time. My wife, Paula, was an 'Air-Force brat' who lived all over the U.S. and in England for a couple of years. I met my lovely wife at the University of Minnesota and we have three wonderful children, now grown. My wife and I built our log home just outside of Gates in 2006 as our primary residence, however after a couple of years, decided to move back to Salem to be closer to our family and many grandchildren. We have since used our log home as a get-a-way for family & friends and more recently as a rental property. Our home is very large with an open floor plan but surprisingly 'homey'. The home, though modern, has a very rustic feel and the setting is nothing short of breath-taking. Located on the Santiam river, minutes from Detroit Lake and Breitenbush Hot Springs and a short drive to Hoodoo Ski Bowl there is no shortage of fun outdoor activities. After your busy day, take a long, hot bath in the jet tub and curl up with a good book in front of the gas fireplace or roast a marshmallow at the outdoor fire-pit. We hope you enjoy your stay at this unique vacation spot as much as we do! -Tom Bell
4.9 based on 13 traveler reviews
This place has so many things to do, you can keep each other entertained all weekend! Even with a fair amount of rain on the weekend we spent at the cabin we were able to enjoy the view and relax on the amazing wrap around deck that surrounds the whole house. There were plenty of games of pool played (nice table), plenty of camp fire stories (nice seating), and great food the whole weekend (kitchen is very well labeled and stocked). Do yourself a favor, this place is worth a couple night stay! Cheers
Romantic Valentines Day Weekend
1st, pictures do not do this log cabin justice......it is huge and absolutely beautiful......
2nd very close to Detroit lake and numerous hiking trailheads and private trail down to river, definitely bringing fishing gear next time.
3rd plenty of room and well appointed, we didn't lack anything, we will definitely be returning with the rest of our clan for a family gathering very soon.
Simply Beautiful and Restful
With enough room for our group of 18 and 3 dogs, this home is beautifully situated and appointed. The great room and loft was such an easy place to be that everyone had a fantastic time. Everything was super clean upon our arrival, and the home was well furnished with the necessities. Easily accessible with plenty of room for parking, we had no problems finding the home. The wrap-around deck with the river right below made a quiet oasis in the middle of all the people. Internet access is set up wrong (access only lasted an hour then locked out) and the upstairs bathroom toilet ran slowly. Other than that, everything was wonderful and we all had a great stay. Thanks.
Family Celebration of Granddaughter's Graduation from OSU
9 of us checked in on the 12th and were delightfully surprised at the fabulous accommodations. Everything we needed was available to us and it was so comfortable. The boys and men headed to the river almost immediately and caught 3 fish which we fried for dinner. 3 more family members spent the last 2 nights with us. It was a great family gathering. Would love to do it again in the future!
Late Christmas at the Cabin
We had a wonderful late Christmas at the Gates Log Cabin. It was a half-way point from all over the state for our adult children to meet up with us. The weather was mild and we had a wonderful time exploring the path along the river and playing horseshoes out back. The cabin is so much better than the photos represent. We had 4 families and each family was able to have a private space with the 3 bedrooms and game room. We would love to visit in the summer!
WOW! What a beautiful big place!
All I can say about this place is WOW! What a beautiful place. We were looking in Sunriver but so happy we found this place instead. Great Views - "BIG" log cabin with a wonderful wrap around deck right next to the river. Game room for the kids and baby friendly. Fenced yard. Loved the kitchen!
Everything you need is provided for you. We had a wonderful time. Thank you and Thank you for the bottle of wine.
From the Owner
“We built our log home on the Santiam River just outside of Gates to live a more quiet life. I love to fish and spent much of my spare time in this area. The scenery is beautiful and the fishing is fantastic!”
Activity and Interests
* Water Skiing
* Jet Skiing
* Snow Skiiing
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 10 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2016 - Jan 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
We accept all Visa, MasterCard & Discover for all payment and fees. Sorry, no checks accepted. Our cancellation policy is as follows: 1. If the reservation is cancelled more than 30 days from the check-in date, a full refund is credited to the card used for payment. 2. If the reservation is cancelled 30 or less days from the check-in date, a refund of monies paid less a $250 fee is credited to the card used for payment. All cancellation requests must be in writing.
$150-300 Cleaning fee, depending on above number of guests in party
$150 Refundable Security Deposit
$50 Non-refundable Pet fee (per pet) Limit typically two pets
Full Payment by credit card due to secure reservation
Check in 4:00pm / Check out 11:00am
Responsible party must be at least 23 years old (proof may required at time of reservation)
Payment in full is expected at the time the reservation is made. We accept Visa, MasterCard & Discover. Sorry, no checks accepted. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cleaning fee rate is between $150 - $300, depending on event, length of stay and number of guests.
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“One of my wife and my favorite spots is on the back porch overlooking the river with a good cup of coffee after dinner. Our grand-kids love playing horseshoes in the front 'yard' and roasting marshmallows at the outdoor fire-pit. In the summertime, we spend a lot of time fishing, boating, jet-skiing and camping at Detroit Lake. In the wintertime, our family loves to go skiing, sledding and snowboarding at Hoodoo Ski Bowl. We have most of our birthday celebrations for our family at the log home as the kitchen is great for large gatherings, the home is big enough to sleep many people & although only 40 minutes from Salem, it feels like a mini-vacation. It's our home-away-from-home!”
- Away From It All
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- non smoking only ...
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- Water View
- bird watching
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- jet skiing
- water skiing
- water tubing
- whitewater rafting
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, jetted tub, Master bath located in master bedroom on main floor.
- Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Full bath located on second floor.
- Half Bathroom - toilet, Located on main floor.
- Master bath includes a large jetted tub and separate shower.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
- Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Located upstairs; view of the river.
- Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Located on main floor, includes private bathroom w/ jet tub.
- Bedroom 3 - 1 double, Located upstairs; view of front wooded area.
- Bedroom 4 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single, Located upstairs in "Great Room"; bunk beds; no closet.
- All bedrooms (except "Great Room") have a walk-in closet, dresser, night-stand with lamp, ceiling light w/ fan, chair & window w/ view.
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- Guests provide their own meals
- Amenities * Geothermal Heating * Central A/C * Gas Fireplace * Washer/Dryer * WIFI network Kitchen * Jenn-Aire Applicances * Stove/Oven * Dishwasher * Refrigerator & Freezer w/ ice maker * Microwave Bedrooms * Linens provided * 2 Queen Beds * 1 Queen Murphy Bed * 1 Queen Hide-a-Bed * 1 Full Bed * 1 Full/Twin Bunk Bed Entertainment * Satellite TV : Direct TV * TV/DVD Combo * iHome/radio * Small family DVD & Book library * Full Size Pool Table * Horse Shoe Pits Other Amenities * Parking for 6 vehichles and RV or Boat * Double Garage * Gas BBQ Grill * Outdoor Fire Pit w/log benches * Extra Large Custom log picnic table seats 8 * Wrap around deck w/patio furniture * Outside Smoking area (No Smoking allowed anyware else on property)