The SpaceSanctuary on School Ave is just a few minutes east of I-5 (Exit 216) on the Halsey-Sweet Home Hwy (OR 228). Co-hosts Allen & Shih-Lin reside onsite. "Forest View on School Avenue" and "Sanctuary on School Avenue" are both private yet located at opposite ends of the second floor. Guest AccessWe personally meet and greet all of our guests.
Sanctuary on School Avenue is near the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival in Brownsville, within walking distance to the Linn County Pioneer Picnic [3rd weekend in June], Linn County Historical Museum and only a short drive to other major mid-Willamette Valley events; including:
• Linn County Lamb & Wool Festival in Scio [May 20~22];
• Lebanon Strawberry Festival [June 2~5];
• Oregon State Univ. Spring '16 Commencement [Saturday June 11th];
• Univ. of Oregon Spring '16 Commencement [Monday June 13th];
• U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials [Thurs. June 30th~Sunday July 10th];
• Philomath Frolic & Rodeo [July 7~10];
• Oregon Country Fair in Veneta [July 8~10];
• Linn County Fair in Albany [July 13-16];
• Brownsville's Stand By Me Day [Saturday, July 23];
• Oregon Jamboree in Sweet Home [July 29~July 31];
• Scandinavian Festival in Junction City [Aug. 6~9];
• Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival [Aug. 12~14];
• Northwest Art & Air Festival in Albany [Aug. 19~21];
• Corvallis Fall Festival [Sep. 24~25],
and so much more.
Additionally, the old iconic Oak tree featured in the tree house scenes of the “Stand By Me” movie (see “Stand By Me : Reflections” on YouTube) is only one block away. Walk another 5 minutes down School Hill and then you'll be transported even further back in time as you explore the well-kept turn-of-the-century storefronts within the Old Town Commercial district. Interaction with GuestsWe will interact as much or as little with you, the guest(s), depending upon your wishes during your stay. Allen has been a local tour guide for American, Australian, Canadian, Chinese, Dutch, English, Irish, Japanese, New Zealand and Vietnamese fans desiring to see “Stand By Me” movie sites within short walking distances of historic downtown Brownsville. Allen speaks English, Japanese, Mandarin, and some Spanish. Shih-Lin speaks English, Mandarin, & Taiwanese. The NeighborhoodDespite its surprising proximity and quick access to major metropolitan areas, downtown historic Brownsville remains a hidden gem among many local treasures, including: the Linn County Historical Museum, the Moyer House, Pioneer Picture Gallery, Pioneer Park, the Women's Study Club Room (in the Brownsville Library), the Calapooia River, the preserved circa 1840s Alexander Kirk Cabin (inside Kirk's Ferry & Trading Post), Historic Gap Road (part of the original Oregon Territorial trail), and so much more. Getting AroundA rental car or private vehicle is recommended. Taxis from Eugene Airport charge between $70 and $85 one way. Nearest bus & rail service is BOLT Bus and Amtrak - Station - Albany, Oregon. Sanctuary on School Avenue is also located right on the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway. TIP: Fellow cyclists recommend shopping at the local Dari-Market in town before making the steep 1/8 mile climb to the top of School Hill where Sanctuary on School Avenue is located. Other Things to Note“We look forward to making guests as comfortable as possible. Thank you. We know you'll enjoy your stay.” ~Allen & Shih-Lin, co-hosts
RESTRICTION: Third-party reservations are not accepted. Only guests with an accepted reservation are permitted to stay. Sorry, guests are not allowed to invite visitors over, but we do encourage all guests to share the Airbnb experience with family members, friends, colleagues, & coworkers.