Nature Retreat
Cabins, "Tree Houses" & More
near Crater Lake in Oregon

nature retreat offering cabins, vacation rentals, tree houses near crater lake national park, klamath basin birding trails, national wildlife refuges, wetlands in the pacific flyway of southern oregon, northern california.

Crater Lake National Park, not far from the retreat.

Just some of the Advantages of Staying in the Cabins at the Retreat

Private, studio cabins, unpretentious, rustic & simple, providing an opportunity for release from the rigors of modern life. All the features of the of the area are easily accessible. Bald Eagles fly overhead. Canadian Geese stop on the river in autumn and spring when the air rings with their honking. Surrounded by national forests, the retreat is well-wooded and wildlife abound. Ospreys, Hawks, Owls, Woodpeckers, Bald Eagles, Ducks, Geese, Herons, Otters, King Fishers, Blue jays, Chipmunks, Squirrels, Beaver, Muskrats, Raccoons, Quail, Mink, Bobcats, Elk & Deer have all been seen on occasion within the retreat.

Nearby Crater Lake National Park provides outstanding opportunities for hiking, sightseeing, bicycling & more, as well as, snow camping, snowshoeing and cross country skiing in winter. The Wood River Wetlands, just one segment of the Klamath Basin Birding Trails, not ten miles from the retreat, and the many wildlife refuges of Klamath Basin provide wonderful opportunities for serious birders or simple enjoyment for one who just wants to relax and enjoy. The mountains, indeed, Chiloquin Ridge, just across the road provide opportunity for serious unstructured hiking or for a simple amble downstream. You'll find old Growth forests growing alongside the Sprague River on the northern end of Chiloquin Ridge. I remember my first hike on Chiloquin Ridge, me, a city girl. Brad stopped at one tree, a massive old sugar pine that had survived a fire at one time, & said, "I've never seen this tree before." That statement seemed amazing to me. That out of the forest abundance around us, he would recognize and know individual trees. Later, after having lived at the retreat for several years, it no longer seemed so incredible. That individual knowledge of trees was, and still is, beautiful, but now seemed quite to be expected. Another opportunity nearby, the Williamson River Gorge, serious hiking in the upper gorge, & a relatively simple walk along the lower gorge (be careful to watch for animal homes dug in the ground, & you'll be all right.) One summer Brad and I attempted the middle gorge; we didn't make it all the way, but it was hot, and on our way back we stopped at the outlet of an underground stream, drank some very cold water, took our clothes off and went swimming. Our own private little paradise on the Williamson River.

Lodgings in the retreat: whether cabins, the cottage, "Tree Houses " or whatever, provide an ideal setting for meditation, for creative endeavors for painters, writers, composers, poets & more. Perhaps you just need to get away, the setting is idyllic. That's what I thought when I first saw the retreat, and that was in the middle of one of hardest winters we'd had in Oregon. Personally, I, have spent much time with my computer on the back porch in cabin 3 enjoying the woods, writing poetry and creating these websites. ~ gm

Move on to the index for Cabin Exteriors & Cabins 2 ~ 3,
to the index for Cabins 4 ~ 5,
to the index for Cabin 6 ~ the log cabin,
and the index for the Abbey ~ the Cottage.

As a precaution: There are no poisonous snakes, no poison oak or poison ivy. As in much of Oregon, there are mosquitoes, so come prepared. Note: Cougars and Bears have been sighted on occasion.

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Nature Retreat
Cabins, "Tree Houses" & more
in southern Oregon

The retreat is a non-smoking facility.