Independence Accommodations

Accommodations in Independence

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The SpaceIndependence is a town with real people who talk to each other and there are multiple cafes on the few blocks that make the center of town. A town by the same name as the guest house, Taxco, Guerrero MEXICO (pronounced ‘Tasco’), is the town Janine’s grandmother lived where her door was open to the hungry wanderer. Guest AccessThere are 4-5 guest rooms total in the home. This listing is for three rooms with an option of a freebie fourth and fifth room at times when available. •The Library Room, as we call it, is a cozy side room facing a large tree, with a private bathroom. •The Beach Room is the side room facing “D” Street, also with a private bathroom. (The house is on a corner lot with a peaceful yard in back.) Each of the two rooms have a queen bed. •The Bougainvillea Room, as we call it, is the room facing the back yard. It has its own air conditioning unit as well as heat, since the sky lights can otherwise heat it up or cool it down too much, and has a double bed. It shares an adjacent full bathroom with the Bunk Room if both have guests. •The fourth room on the opposite side of the house, is the Bunk Room, with a large cherry bunk bed, welcoming children and youth but also comfortable for adults with a sense of adventure. It shares a full bathroom with the Bougainvillea Room if both have guests. We are especially kid and youth friendly. •There is a fifth room often available with a shared bathroom downstairs when needed. •The kitchen and the laundry on the first floor, the dance or entertaining room, is all available to guests as desired. There is a large seasonal glassed-in porch with a dining table that faces the front street, also available to guests. Interaction with GuestsJanine can be available as called for, or to give privacy as needed. She works some evenings and nights and every other weekend, with her work based at home, and getting called out to do nursing visits. On work weekends, the contact could be minimal with immediate access via texting. The hosting goal is to be supportive in the ways diverse guests need. We hope to be responsive to both need and spontaneity. The NeighborhoodIndependence is reportedly at the end of the Oregon trail, on the banks of Willamette River, becoming before our eyes Oregon’s next secret hang-out. It has an unpretentious and relaxed quality to it that is unique and completely non-tourist. We are as close to the river as we are to the train that passes two blocks from the house, with a 12-mile canoe ride to Salem, open year round. Great biking routes . There is swimming, but you have to be careful of the currents. The average year-round temperature is in the 50's F, with sunny summers and rainy winters. •Across the street from theTasco House is Riggs Auto, where Rick the mechanic restores vintage cars and trucks. •One block away is the Pink House, a cute Victorian café with breakfast, lunch and dinner, prideful in the freshness of its food, to be enjoyed in cozy rooms, a front porch or a courtyard terrace. •El Mechànico is a converted gasoline station into a hip bar with outdoor seating and fire pits . . . in wine country. •Wine vineyards strew the countryside. •Independence is one of the most productive areas for growing hops, with Rogue Ale and Spirits having a farm and tasting room a short bike ride away. •It has a small Mexican grocery store, an art gallery, a movie theater, several places to eat, .50 cent beef or cheese tacos on Friday nights at the Arena bar, you can get ice cream at 2EZ where you can hear all you ever wanted to know about the area, and more, from the old-timer nick-named Dutch, there's the friendly and professional Umpqua Bank, a kid’s playground, an amphitheater with Friday concerts and Thursday movie nights in the summer near a water fountain, a library one block away, a used book store and consignment shop a few blocks away, a post office and city hall a few blocks away, some houses, and not a lot more. •It is a very quiet city, as cities go; few sirens, low crime rate, no yelling or disruptive behaviors that we have heard. It is more noisy for someone used to living in remote areas of nature, and especially quiet if you are coming from a larger city. It takes about 5 minutes to drive through the center of town, and that’s if you are driving slowly. Monmouth, 5 minutes away, has larger grocery stores, a hardware store, more restaurants, etc. Salem, 20 minutes away, has Enterprise Car Rental with its service of pick-up and drop off to Independence, as well as other large city conveniences. Corvallis is 1/2 hour away with an expansive farmer's market, natural food stores, arts connections, and more. Independence is a town of less than 9,000 people, with the ocean one hour west, the Cascade Mountain Range one hour East, Portland one hour north and Eugene one and a half hours south. Its central location makes for a soulful place to rest one’s head and heart when wanting to explore diverse areas in Oregon. Bend and the desert is 2-3 hours south. Willamette Valley rural countryside-driving has waterfalls, rivers, streams, fields, farmland, distant mountains, and natural beauty, easily accessible. Silver Falls State Park near Silverton is an hour drive away with incredible falls and trails. We are new to the area so guest research will be necessary for getting up-to-date historical local and tourist information. Getting AroundThe center of Independence is walking distance of a few blocks. There is limited public transportation access for outside of Independence. Car rental is most practical transportation access. [Enterprise Car Rental offers the service of pick-up and drop off to Independence.] Other Things to NotePlease note that 2hour parking signs on front of the house are dated and no longer relevant -- you may park there as long as you need.
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The SpaceIndependence is a town with real people who talk to each other and there are multiple cafes on the few blocks that make the center of town. A town by the same name as the guest home, Taxco, Guerrero MEXICO (pronounced ‘Tasco’), is the town Janine’s grandmother lived where her door was open to the hungry wanderer. Guest AccessTHIS LISTING IS A SEPARATE LISTING FOR ONE ROOM. [There are four guest rooms total in the home. To rent 3-5 rooms together there is a separate listing under TASCO HOUSE if you want more than one room.] We are especially kid and youth friendly. THIS LISTING: •The Beach Room, as we call it, is the room facing "D" Street with a private full bathroom. In addition to the private bathrooms, there is one bathroom upstairs and one bathroom downstairs. •The kitchen and the laundry is on the first floor, the dance or entertaining room, is all available to guests as desired. There is a large seasonal glassed-in porch with a dining table that faces the front street, also available to guests. [OTHER ROOMS ON SEPARATE LISTINGS: •The Library Room is a cozy side room facing a large tree with a private bathroom. •The Bougainvillea Room, as we call it, is the room facing the back yard. It has its own air conditioning unit as well as heat, since the sky lights can otherwise heat it up or cool it down too much, and has a double bed and an adjacent bathroom shared with the Bunk Room if anyone is in both rooms. •The Bunk Room is the fourth room on the front side of the house with a large cherry bunk bed, welcoming children and youth, as well as adults, and shares the full bathroom with the Bougainvillea Room if both have guests. (The house is on a corner lot with a peaceful yard in back.) Interaction with GuestsJanine can be available as called for, or to give privacy as needed. She works some evenings and nights and every other weekend, with her work based at home, and getting called out to do nursing visits. On work weekends, the contact could be minimal with immediate access via texting. The hosting goal is to be supportive in the ways diverse guests need. We hope to be responsive to need and spontaneity. The NeighborhoodIndependence is reportedly at the end of the Oregon trail, on the banks of Willamette River, becoming, we like to say, Oregon’s next secret hang-out. It has an unpretentious and relaxed quality to it that is unique and completely non-touristy but welcoming to travelers. We are as close to the river as we are to the train that passes two blocks from the house, with a 12-mile canoe ride to Salem, open year round. Great biking routes . There is swimming, but you have to be careful of the currents. The average year-round temperature is in the 50's F, with sunny summers and rainy winters. •Across the street from the Tasco House is Riggs Auto, where Rick the mechanic restores vintage cars and trucks. •One block away is the Pink House, a cute Victorian café with breakfast, lunch and dinner, prideful in the freshness of its food, to be enjoyed in cozy rooms, a front porch or a courtyard terrace. •El Mechànico is a converted gasoline station into a hip bar with outdoor seating and fire pits . . . in wine country. •Wine vineyards strew the countryside. •Independence is one of the most productive areas for growing hops, with Rogue Ale and Spirits having a farm and tasting room a short bike ride away. •It has a small Mexican grocery store, an art gallery, a movie theater, several places to eat, .50 cent beef or cheese tacos on Friday nights at the Arena bar, you can get ice cream at The Golden Horse where you can hear all you ever wanted to know about the area, and more, from the old-timer nick-named Dutch, there's the friendly and professional Umpqua Bank, a kid’s playground, an amphitheater with Friday concerts and Thursday movie nights in the summer near a water fountain, a library one block away, a used book store and consignment shop a few blocks away, a post office and city hall a few blocks away, some houses, and not a lot more. •It is a very quiet city, as cities go; few sirens, low crime rate, no yelling or disruptive behaviors that we have heard. It is more noisy for someone used to living in remote areas of nature, and especially quiet if you are coming from a larger city. It takes about 5 minutes to drive through the center of town, and that’s if you are driving slowly. Monmouth, 5 minutes away, has larger grocery stores, a hardware store, more restaurants, etc. Salem, 20 minutes away, has Enterprise Car Rental with its service of pick-up and drop off to Independence, as well as other large city conveniences. Corvallis is 1/2 hour away with an expansive farmer's market, natural food stores, arts connections, and more. Independence is a town of less than 9,000 people, with the ocean one hour west, the Cascade Mountain Range one hour East, Portland one hour north and Eugene one and a half hours south. Its central location makes for a soulful place to rest one’s head and heart when wanting to explore diverse areas in Oregon. Bend and the desert is 2-3 hours south. Willamette Valley rural countryside-driving has waterfalls, rivers, streams, fields, farmland, distant mountains, and natural beauty, easily accessible. Silver Falls State Park near Silverton is an hour drive away with incredible falls and trails. We are new to the area so guest research will be necessary for getting up-to-date historical local and tourist information. Getting AroundThe center of Independence is walking distance of a few blocks. There is limited public transportation access for outside of Independence. Car rental is most practical transportation access. [Enterprise Car Rental offers the service of pick-up and drop off to Independence.] Other Things to NotePlease note that 2hour parking signs on front of the house are dated and no longer relevant -- you may park there as long as you need.
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The SpaceIndependence is a town with real people who talk to each other and there are multiple cafes on the few blocks that make the center of town. A town by the same name as the guest home, Taxco, Guerrero MEXICO (pronounced ‘Tasco’), is the town Janine’s grandmother lived where her door was open to the hungry wanderer. Guest AccessTHIS LISTING IS A SEPARATE LISTING FOR ONE ROOM. [There are four guest rooms total in the home. To rent 3-5 rooms together there is a separate listing under TASCO HOUSE if you want more than one room.] We are especially kid and youth friendly. THIS LISTING: •The Library Room is a cozy side room facing a large tree with a private bathroom. •The kitchen and the laundry is on the first floor, the dance or entertaining room, is all available to guests as desired. There is a large seasonal glassed-in porch with a dining table that faces the front street, also available to guests. [OTHER ROOMS ON SEPARATE LISTINGS: •The Beach Room, as we call it, is the room facing "D" Street with a private full bathroom. In addition to the private bathrooms, there is one bathroom upstairs and one bathroom downstairs. •The Bougainvillea Room, as we call it, is the room facing the back yard. It has its own air conditioning unit as well as heat, since the sky lights can otherwise heat it up or cool it down too much, and has a double bed and an adjacent bathroom shared with the Bunk Room if anyone is in both rooms. •The Bunk Room is the fourth room on the front side of the house with a large cherry bunk bed, welcoming children and youth, as well as adults, and shares the full bathroom with the Bougainvillea Room if both have guests. (The house is on a corner lot with a peaceful yard in back.) Interaction with GuestsJanine can be available as called for, or to give privacy as needed. She works some evenings and nights and every other weekend, with her work based at home, and getting called out to do nursing visits. On work weekends, the contact could be minimal with immediate access via texting. The hosting goal is to be supportive in the ways diverse guests need. We hope to be responsive to need and spontaneity. The NeighborhoodIndependence is reportedly at the end of the Oregon trail, on the banks of Willamette River, becoming before our eyes Oregon’s next secret hang-out. It has an unpretentious and relaxed quality to it that is unique and completely non-tourist. We are as close to the river as we are to the train that passes two blocks from the house, with a 12-mile canoe ride to Salem, open year round. Great biking routes . There is swimming, but you have to be careful of the currents. The average year-round temperature is in the 50's F, with sunny summers and rainy winters. •Across the street from theTasco House is Riggs Auto, where Rick the mechanic restores vintage cars and trucks. •One block away is the Pink House, a cute Victorian café with breakfast, lunch and dinner, prideful in the freshness of its food, to be enjoyed in cozy rooms, a front porch or a courtyard terrace. •El Mechànico is a converted gasoline station into a hip bar with outdoor seating and fire pits . . . in wine country. •Wine vineyards strew the countryside. •Independence is one of the most productive areas for growing hops, with Rogue Ale and Spirits having a farm and tasting room a short bike ride away. •It has a small Mexican grocery store, an art gallery, a movie theater, several places to eat, .50 cent beef or cheese tacos on Friday nights at the Arena bar, you can get ice cream at 2EZ where you can hear all you ever wanted to know about the area, and more, from the old-timer nick-named Dutch, there's the friendly and professional Umpqua Bank, a kid’s playground, an amphitheater with Friday concerts and Thursday movie nights in the summer near a water fountain, a library one block away, a used book store and consignment shop a few blocks away, a post office and city hall a few blocks away, some houses, and not a lot more. •It is a very quiet city, as cities go; few sirens, low crime rate, no yelling or disruptive behaviors that we have heard. It is more noisy for someone used to living in remote areas of nature, and especially quiet if you are coming from a larger city. It takes about 5 minutes to drive through the center of town, and that’s if you are driving slowly. Monmouth, 5 minutes away, has larger grocery stores, a hardware store, more restaurants, etc. Salem, 20 minutes away, has Enterprise Car Rental with its service of pick-up and drop off to Independence, as well as other large city conveniences. Corvallis is 1/2 hour away with an expansive farmer's market, natural food stores, arts connections, and more. Independence is a town of less than 9,000 people, with the ocean one hour west, the Cascade Mountain Range one hour East, Portland one hour north and Eugene one and a half hours south. Its central location makes for a soulful place to rest one’s head and heart when wanting to explore diverse areas in Oregon. Bend and the desert is 2-3 hours south. Willamette Valley rural countryside-driving has waterfalls, rivers, streams, fields, farmland, distant mountains, and natural beauty, easily accessible. Silver Falls State Park near Silverton is an hour drive away with incredible falls and trails. We are new to the area so guest research will be necessary for getting up-to-date historical local and tourist information. Getting AroundThe center of Independence is walking distance of a few blocks. There is limited public transportation access for outside of Independence. Car rental is most practical transportation access. [Enterprise Car Rental offers the service of pick-up and drop off to Independence.] Other Things to NotePlease note that 2hour parking signs on front of the house are dated and no longer relevant -- you may park there as long as you need.
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The SpaceThe Tasco House is a large old craftsman home turning 100 years old in 2015, in a town with real people who talk to each other and where multiple cafes cover the few blocks that is the center of town. A town by the same name as the guest home, Taxco, Guerrero MEXICO (pronounced ‘Tasco’), is the town Janine’s grandmother lived where her door was open to the hungry wanderer, and where kids were treated as people. Guest AccessTHIS LISTING IS A SEPARATE LISTING FOR ONE ROOM. [There are four guest rooms total in the home. To rent 3-5 rooms together there is a separate listing under TASCO HOUSE if you want more than one room.] We are especially kid and youth friendly. THIS LISTING: •The Bunk Room is the fourth room on the front side of the house with a large cherry bunk bed, welcoming children and youth, as well as adults, and shares the full bathroom with the Bougainvillea Room if both have guests. (The house is on a corner lot with a peaceful yard in back.) •The kitchen and the laundry is on the first floor, the dance or entertaining room, is all available to guests as desired. There is a large seasonal glassed-in porch with a dining table that faces the front street, also available to guests. [OTHER ROOMS ON SEPARATE LISTINGS: •The Beach Room, as we call it, is the room facing "D" Street with a private full bathroom. In addition to the private bathrooms, there is one bathroom upstairs and one bathroom downstairs. •The Library Room is a cozy side room facing a large tree with a private bathroom. •The Bougainvillea Room, as we call it, is the room facing the back yard. It has its own air conditioning unit as well as heat, since the sky lights can otherwise heat it up or cool it down too much, and has a double bed and an adjacent bathroom shared with the Bunk Room if anyone is in both rooms. Interaction with GuestsJanine can be available as called for, or to give privacy as needed. She works some evenings and nights and every other weekend, with her work based at home, and getting called out to do nursing visits. On work weekends, the contact could be minimal with immediate access via texting. The hosting goal is to be supportive in the ways diverse guests need. We hope to be responsive to need and spontaneity. The NeighborhoodIndependence is reportedly at the end of the Oregon trail, on the banks of Willamette River, becoming before our eyes Oregon’s next secret hang-out. It has an unpretentious and relaxed quality to it that is unique and completely non-tourist. We are as close to the river as we are to the train that passes two blocks from the house, with a 12-mile canoe ride to Salem, open year round. Great biking routes . There is swimming, but you have to be careful of the currents. The average year-round temperature is in the 50's F, with sunny summers and rainy winters. •Across the street from theTasco House is Riggs Auto, where Rick the mechanic restores vintage cars and trucks. •One block away is the Pink House, a cute Victorian café with breakfast, lunch and dinner, prideful in the freshness of its food, to be enjoyed in cozy rooms, a front porch or a courtyard terrace. •El Mechànico is a converted gasoline station into a hip bar with outdoor seating and fire pits . . . in wine country. •Wine vineyards strew the countryside. •Independence is one of the most productive areas for growing hops, with Rogue Ale and Spirits having a farm and tasting room a short bike ride away. •It has a small Mexican grocery store, an art gallery, a movie theater, several places to eat, .50 cent beef or cheese tacos on Friday nights at the Arena bar, you can get ice cream at The Golden Horse where you can hear all you ever wanted to know about the area, and more, from the old-timer nick-named Dutch, there's the friendly and professional Umpqua Bank, a kid’s playground, an amphitheater with Friday concerts and Thursday movie nights in the summer near a water fountain, a library one block away, a used book store and consignment shop a few blocks away, a post office and city hall a few blocks away, some houses, and not a lot more. •It is a very quiet city, as cities go; few sirens, low crime rate, no yelling or disruptive behaviors that we have heard. It is more noisy for someone used to living in remote areas of nature, and especially quiet if you are coming from a larger city. It takes about 5 minutes to drive through the center of town, and that’s if you are driving slowly. Monmouth, 5 minutes away, has larger grocery stores, a hardware store, more restaurants, etc. Salem, 20 minutes away, has Enterprise Car Rental with its service of pick-up and drop off to Independence, as well as other large city conveniences. Corvallis is 1/2 hour away with an expansive farmer's market, natural food stores, arts connections, and more. Independence is a town of less than 9,000 people, with the ocean one hour west, the Cascade Mountain Range one hour East, Portland one hour north and Eugene one and a half hours south. Its central location makes for a soulful place to rest one’s head and heart when wanting to explore diverse areas in Oregon. Bend and the desert is 2-3 hours south. Willamette Valley rural countryside-driving has waterfalls, rivers, streams, fields, farmland, distant mountains, and natural beauty, easily accessible. Silver Falls State Park near Silverton is an hour drive away with incredible falls and trails. We are new to the area so guest research will be necessary for getting up-to-date historical local and tourist information. Getting AroundThe center of Independence is walking distance of a few blocks. There is limited public transportation access for outside of Independence. Car rental is most practical transportation access. [Enterprise Car Rental offers the service of pick-up and drop off to Independence.] Other Things to Note•Don't forget to ask for the hammock if you want to use it. •If you are coming with parent/s and you are under 30 years old, you get a special deal: $32 a night. (If your brother or sister or friend is coming with you, then the room is $15 more.) •If you are coming on your own and you are under 30, the price is $42. •Please note that 2hour parking signs on front of the house are dated and no longer relevant -- you may park there as long as you need.
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The Space2 large bedroom suite with hall bathroom and includes breakfast. 12 acres of gardens and forest with an amazing view of the valley below. Wildlife, hammock and garden and only 10 minutes from I-5 and 15 minutes from downtown Salem. Country Retreat - 2 bedroom suite and your own bathroom in hall, see photos for floor plan. Upstairs Suite has a Queen bed in one room and twin and table set in the other. Includes WiFi, cable TV, microwave, small refrigerator and electric pot for tea. Washer/dryer use available. It's very peaceful and private out here with lot's of deer and wildlife, over 30 species of birds, a vegetable garden, a hammock and large deck for relaxing with beautiful Willamette Valley views. We are located north of Ankeny bird refuge by Chinook Estates. It is a nature/artist lover's paradise and close to local wineries, bird refuges for birders at Ankeny and Basket Slough, and 15 minutes to charming downtown Salem. See Salem's famous Art Fair in July. Silver Falls State Park is famous for it's waterfalls and hiking. Centrally located between the mountains, sea coast and Portland/Eugene/Corvalis. Breakfast included, microwave, refrigerator and electric teapot in the 2 private rooms and bath in hall upstairs. Use of laundry facilities, deck and front porch and 12 acres for walks, birding and relaxing. Guest AccessFree breakfast, laundry, hammock, chairs on deck and porch in addition to the 2 adjoining bedroom suite and full bathroom with tub/shower. Hairdryer, soap, shampoo included. Interaction with GuestsAs much as they like or that we are available. The NeighborhoodView of King's valley and Ankeny Bird Refuge, Mary's Peak, wineries close by and hiking at Silver Falls is a treat. Other Things to NoteSilver Falls State Park has amazing hiking and lot's of wineries in the area.
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The SpaceSpacious guest room with queen bed, small desk, and access to private bath available in our modern country home. Located approximately 10 miles south of Salem, our home is quiet, clean, and welcoming. The house includes access to our on-site home gym and gourmet kitchen. We're just three miles from downtown Independence, Oregon. There, you'll find coffee shops, restaurants, a movie theatre, and country roads leading to dozens of Willamette Valley wineries. Western Oregon University is approximately six miles away. Corvallis is about a 30 minute drive. Wireless internet, amazing views of the sun setting over the vineyard, and the opportunity to feed our very nice menagerie of animals all included in price. Caveat: house is located near railroad tracks with trains running approximately four to six times per day. During summer months, with windows open, the sound is noticeable.
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The SpaceSpacious guest room with single bed and access to private bath available in our large, modern country home. Located approximately 10 miles south of Salem, the home is quiet, clean, and welcoming. House includes on-site home gym, gourmet kitchen, and plenty of room for reading, chatting, and relaxing. Our home is located on a three-acre micro-farm and vineyard complete with friendly and personable farm animals. Independence, Oregon - with coffee shops, restaurants, and movie theatre - is three miles away. Western Oregon University is approximately six miles away. Corvallis is about a 30 minute drive. Wireless internet, amazing views of the sun setting over the vineyard, and opportunity to feed our very nice menagerie of animals all included in price. Caveat: house is located near railroad tracks with trains running approximately four to six times per day. During summer months, with windows open, the sound is noticeable. The NeighborhoodWe are located approximately three miles from the quaint downtown of Independence, Oregon. We're about 10 miles south of Salem in the heart of Ankeny wine country.
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The SpaceIndependence is a town with real people who talk to each other and there are multiple cafes on the few blocks that make the center of town. A town by the same name as the guest home, Taxco, Guerrero MEXICO (pronounced ‘Tasco’), is the town Janine’s grandmother lived where her door was open to the hungry wanderer. Guest AccessTHIS LISTING IS A SEPARATE LISTING FOR ONE ROOM. [There are four guest rooms total in the home. To rent 3-5 rooms together there is a separate listing under TASCO HOUSE if you want more than one room.] We are especially kid and youth friendly. THIS LISTING: •The Bougainvillea Room, as we call it, is the room facing the back yard. It has its own air conditioning unit as well as heat, since the sky lights can otherwise heat it up or cool it down too much, and has a double bed and an adjacent bathroom shared with the Bunk Room if anyone is in both rooms. •The kitchen and the laundry is on the first floor, the dance or entertaining room, is all available to guests as desired. There is a large seasonal glassed-in porch with a dining table that faces the front street, also available to guests. [OTHER ROOMS ON SEPARATE LISTINGS: •The Beach Room, as we call it, is the room facing "D" Street with a private full bathroom. In addition to the private bathrooms, there is one bathroom upstairs and one bathroom downstairs. •The Library Room is a cozy side room facing a large tree with a private bathroom. •The Bunk Room is the fourth room on the front side of the house with a large cherry bunk bed, welcoming children and youth, as well as adults, and shares the full bathroom with the Bougainvillea Room if both have guests. (The house is on a corner lot with a peaceful yard in back.) Interaction with GuestsJanine can be available as called for, or to give privacy as needed. She works some evenings and nights and every other weekend, with her work based at home, and getting called out to do nursing visits. On work weekends, the contact could be minimal with immediate access via texting. The hosting goal is to be supportive in the ways diverse guests need. We hope to be responsive to need and spontaneity. The NeighborhoodIndependence is reportedly at the end of the Oregon trail, on the banks of Willamette River, becoming before our eyes Oregon’s next secret hang-out. It has an unpretentious and relaxed quality to it that is unique and completely non-tourist. We are as close to the river as we are to the train that passes two blocks from the house, with a 12-mile canoe ride to Salem, open year round. Great biking routes . There is swimming, but you have to be careful of the currents. The average year-round temperature is in the 50's F, with sunny summers and rainy winters. •Across the street from theTasco House is Riggs Auto, where Rick the mechanic restores vintage cars and trucks. •One block away is the Pink House, a cute Victorian café with breakfast, lunch and dinner, prideful in the freshness of its food, to be enjoyed in cozy rooms, a front porch or a courtyard terrace. •El Mechànico is a converted gasoline station into a hip bar with outdoor seating and fire pits . . . in wine country. •Wine vineyards strew the countryside. •Independence is one of the most productive areas for growing hops, with Rogue Ale and Spirits having a farm and tasting room a short bike ride away. •It has a small Mexican grocery store, an art gallery, a movie theater, several places to eat, .50 cent beef or cheese tacos on Friday nights at the Arena bar, you can get ice cream at The Golden Horse where you can hear all you ever wanted to know about the area, and more, from the old-timer nick-named Dutch, there's the friendly and professional Umpqua Bank, a kid’s playground, an amphitheater with Friday concerts and Thursday movie nights in the summer near a water fountain, a library one block away, a used book store and consignment shop a few blocks away, a post office and city hall a few blocks away, some houses, and not a lot more. Getting AroundThe center of Independence is walking distance of a few blocks. There is limited public transportation access for outside of Independence. Car rental is most practical transportation access. [Enterprise Car Rental offers the service of pick-up and drop off to Independence.] Other Things to NotePlease note that 2hour parking signs on front of the house are dated and no longer relevant -- you may park there as long as you need.
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The SpaceThe inside living space is open and welcoming. Comfortable seating to relax and rejuvenate. The living room has cable TV, DVD player with a selection of movies, and Wii game system. The dining room is ready for a romantic dinner for two or an evening of board games and puzzles. A piano is also available in the dining room. A country kitchen, equipped with electric range and oven, microwave and dishwasher is ready for preparing a home cooked meal or warming up leftovers from your last meal out. The refrigerator has a filtered water dispenser and ice maker. Guest have full use of the first floor when booking for 1-2 guests. The primary guest room is downstairs. The second level of the home has 4 additional bedrooms and may accommodate up to an additional 9 guests. The use of the second floor is for use when booking for 3 or more guests. The second level includes a half bathroom. Outside the home offers additional areas on the covered porch and deck, patio table and chairs, or around the fire pit to relax when the weather is good. Guest AccessGuests have full use and access to the ground level of the home when booking for 1-2 guests. The base price is based on double occupancy. The second floor is available for use when bookings are for 3 or more guests or by special request when the reservation is for 2 and guests wish to have their own rooms. Additional fees may apply. Interaction with GuestsOwners live offsite but in the area. Guests will be notified when owners will be working in the yard or garden. The NeighborhoodThe Fluke House is located in the Historic District of Independence. The house is walking distance to downtown, local restaurants, movie theater, the Willamette River and Riverfront Park. During the Summer the downtown association sponsors music and movies in the park with seating on the grass. Seasonally, the Farmers Market is within walking distance where you can find fresh produce and local products. Getting AroundCARTS (Chemeketa Area Regional Transportation) offers public transportation connecting various cities in the Willamette Valley. Limited taxi services may also be available. Other Things to NoteLike us on our page: The Fluke House and Home on the Vine
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The SpaceOut in the country, but only 2 miles from I-5 and shopping. House is located on a hill with an unobstructed view of hills, nature, trees, Battlecreek, and many birds. Peaceful and quiet. House is chunked into hill so upstairs is our personal space and downstairs is your private space. The view off the deck is beautiful. There is a comfortable queen bed in room, TV and Wifi. See amenities. The whole downstairs is yours to use. The upstairs is our personal private space. A door at the bottom of the stairs divides the spaces. You will have your own private outside entrance, private bathroom. The mini-kitchen has refrigerator, microwave, toaster, hotwater, coffeemaker, etc. A small snack in refrig, cheese, crackers and apple. Also coffee (you make), tea, milk, oatmeal and cereal. There is table with chairs and lounge chairs for you to use on your own private deck that is off the bedroom. The Oregon coast, Portland and Cascade mountains are only an hour away. Lots of wineries in area, too. Brientenbush Hotsprings is 1.5 hours away. We have two cats that may or may not visit you. That's Peony and Max. We also have a door at bottom of stairs dividing our private space from guests space. We have wireless internet available. We have wonderful spring well water. Grocery store, restaurants are 2-3 miles away. Downtown is about 4 miles. Guest AccessThe guest have access to most of the downstairs. Washer and dryer are available at $2/load which are located upstairs. Interaction with GuestsI always try to greet the guests and answer any questions. I'm usually at home. Usually the guests just text me if they need anything. The NeighborhoodWe have a quiet, country neighborhood where deer walk by at times. We are on 1.5 acres so there is a lot of privacy. Neighbors are far apart. Getting AroundPlenty of parking. 1.5 hr to Portland airport. A bus stop is 2 miles away. We are very close to 1-5. Other Things to NoteIf you have extra guests. I have the den which has a very comfortable (one long cushion) couch and I have a cot and thick camping mats. Extra charge for extra bedding.($20/bed)
Home/Apartment
1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceWe’re Joe and Susan Graham, and we’re so happy that you’re planning a trip to the Willamette Valley and Historic Independence, Oregon! This is a beautiful area and a great place to spend a few days or more. The guest house is very convenient to Western Oregon University in nearby Monmouth (10 minutes). We are about 30 minutes north of Oregon State University in Corvallis and 20 minutes west of Willamette University in Salem. The Guest House has a private entry, kitchenette, bath with shower (toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, Nivea body lotion and hair dryer are provided) a cozy sitting area, flat screen “smart” TV (internet access to your Netflix or Amazon Prime account) with DirecTV service, wireless internet, queen-sized bed with quality 1000 thread count, all cotton sheets and a comfy memory foam bed topper. During the summer months, the unit may be cooled by a portable air conditioning unit (depending on the guest's preference). Guest AccessThe guest house is a private retreat where you can enjoy everything this area has to offer, or simply relax and take advantage of the special features of the property, including Willamette River frontage, Hot Tub, Private on-site driving range, secure bike/kayak storage area, fantastic birdwatching and stargazing, plus lots of comfortable outdoor seating (on our deck and terrace) and an outdoor firepit. Our guests also have access to a variety of yard games that may be enjoyed on our property between the house and the river -- such as corn hole (always a favorite), croquet and horseshoes. Interaction with GuestsJoe and Susan work Monday-Friday, although some days one of them may work from home. We love sharing our home with friends old and new, but we are happy to honor your privacy. Guests are welcome to interact with us as much as they like. The NeighborhoodIndependence, Oregon is located on the western bank of the Willamette River, just outside of Salem, the capital of Oregon. The Independence Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places! Independence is a great base for visiting the mid-Willamette Valley. The Guest House is located 10 minutes from Western Oregon University (Monmouth), 20 minutes from Willamette University and 30 minutes from Oregon State University (Corvallis). The Willamette Valley is world-class wine destination. It’s also a beautiful place to visit beautiful vineyards! Whether you visit for the Pinot Noir or the beautiful rolling hills, you can’t go wrong spending a sunny day driving or biking between vineyards – especially in the off-the-beaten path Eola-Amity Hills AVA just outside of Salem. If you’re into biking, our Guest House is conveniently located on the Willamette River, just across the bridge from mile marker 45 on the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway (we have two covered areas for secure bike storage between rides). There are many great bike trails in Oregon – check out this article from The Oregonian that summarizes the top routes. This USA Today article highlights nearby Minto-Brown Island State Park, whose 1200 acres include miles of trails for hiking and biking. Oregon is known as Beervana, and Salem and the Mid-Willamette Valley are great craft beer destinations! We know you’ll love it here in Independence! Getting AroundThere is little public transportation in the area. We highly recommend having a car or bike to get around. Other Things to NoteCheck out our(URL HIDDEN) page (Willamette Valley Riverside Retreat) and "Like" us to get updated photos and notifications on special events in the area! We provide a very detailed list of attractions and events to our guests. Once we have confirmed your reservation, we'll be happy to forward a copy for your reference. The following categories are covered in this document: •Antiquing, Flea Markets and Farmer’s Markets •Artisanal, Organic Products and Pick-Your-Own •Astronomy •Biking •Birding •Craft Brew and Home Brewing •Disc Golf •Festivals and Holiday Events •Gardens •Hiking •Restaurants •Sports and Entertainment •Water Sports and Other Recreation •Wineries, Tasting Rooms and Wine Bars
Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
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  • Pets Allowed
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The SpaceWe’re Joe and Susan Graham, and we’re so happy that you’re planning a trip to the Willamette Valley and Historic Independence, Oregon! This is a beautiful area and a great place to spend a few days or more. The Flat is very convenient to Western Oregon University in nearby Monmouth (10 minutes). We are about 30 minutes north of Oregon State University in Corvallis and 20 minutes west of Willamette University in Salem. Willamette Valley Riverside Flat is a full floor apartment located on the river view side of our home. The space is private, with a separate entrance and parking area. The Flat is approximately 1400 square feet, with master bedroom (queen-sized bed), child's bedroom (smaller room with twin trundle beds), a full bath with shower, a den with 55" flat screen TV and gas fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, washer & dryer and workout room. Guest AccessThe Flat is a private retreat where you can enjoy everything this area has to offer, or simply relax and take advantage of the special features of the property, including Willamette River frontage, Hot Tub, Private on-site driving range, on-site workout room, secure bike/kayak storage area, fantastic birdwatching and stargazing, plus lots of comfortable outdoor seating (on our deck and terrace) and an outdoor firepit. Our guests also have access to a variety of yard games that may be enjoyed on our property between the house and the river -- such as corn hole (always a favorite), croquet and horseshoes. Interaction with GuestsJoe and Susan work Monday-Friday, although some days one of them may work from home. We love sharing our home with friends old and new, but we are happy to honor your privacy. Guests are welcome to interact with us as much as they like. The NeighborhoodIndependence, Oregon is located on the western bank of the Willamette River, just outside of Salem, the capital of Oregon. The Independence Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places! Independence is a great base for visiting the mid-Willamette Valley. The Guest House is located 10 minutes from Western Oregon University (Monmouth), 20 minutes from Willamette University and 30 minutes from Oregon State University (Corvallis). The Willamette Valley is world-class wine destination. It’s also a beautiful place to visit beautiful vineyards! Whether you visit for the Pinot Noir or the beautiful rolling hills, you can’t go wrong spending a sunny day driving or biking between vineyards – especially in the off-the-beaten path Eola-Amity Hills AVA just outside of Salem. If you’re into biking, the Flat is conveniently located on the Willamette River, just across the bridge from mile marker 45 on the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway (we have two covered areas for secure bike storage between rides). There are many great bike trails in Oregon – check out this article from The Oregonian that summarizes the top routes. This USA Today article highlights nearby Minto-Brown Island State Park, whose 1200 acres include miles of trails for hiking and biking. Oregon is known as Beervana, and Salem and the Mid-Willamette Valley are great craft beer destinations! We know you’ll love it here in Independence! Getting AroundThere is little public transportation in the area. We highly recommend having a car or bike to get around. Other Things to NoteCheck out our(URL HIDDEN) page (Willamette Valley Riverside Retreat) and "Like" us to get updated photos and notifications on special events in the area! We provide a very detailed list of attractions and events to our guests. Once we have confirmed your reservation, we'll we'll be happy to forward a copy for your reference. The following categories are covered in this document: •Antiquing, Flea Markets and Farmer’s Markets •Artisanal, Organic Products and Pick-Your-Own •Astronomy •Biking •Birding •Craft Brew and Home Brewing •Disc Golf •Festivals and Holiday Events •Gardens •Hiking •Restaurants •Sports and Entertainment •Water Sports and Other Recreation •Wineries, Tasting Rooms and Wine Bars
Cottage
2br Cottage
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The SpaceSituated in the very middle of our 100 acre vineyard,our little cottage allows you to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, take a stroll in the vineyard, or simply relax and enjoy the quiet tranquility of the grounds. Guest AccessYou have full access to the house, yard, and parking area; and it's only a short walk or drive to our winery at the end of the vineyard. Interaction with GuestsWe hope you will enjoy a sampling of one of our bottles of wine with a cheese and cracker tray upon your arrival. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us, we are open Tuesday -Sunday at the Winery/Tasting Room between the hours of 12 noon and 6 pm we look forward to seeing and hearing from you. The NeighborhoodWe are within 3.5 miles of I-5 corridor and in the heart of the Willamette Valley Wine Region and within 5 miles of other local wineries. Only a few short minutes drive into downtown Salem, where you can find local eateries and fine dining, brew pubs, as well as local Theatre and Riverfront entertainment. Getting AroundIt is a short 2.5 miles into town and the nearest market, yogurt store, or pub from the cottage. Other Things to NoteThe little cottage has beautiful wood floors, and we ask that you remove your shoes upon entry to maintain them. While we encourage you to relax and enjoy the cottage we ask that you use the coasters provided for your beverages on the wood furniture. If you are utilizing the hot tub, we ask that you be dry when entering the house, there is a nice floor mat in the basket by the door for your convenience. Hot Tub towels are in the lower cabinet of the bathroom for your use. While enjoying the use of the tub we ask that you read The Cottage Reference Guide/Manual for simple instructions for tub operation and requirements for closing the tub lid.
Home/Apartment
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23 reviews
5br Home/Apartment
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Located in the Historic District of Independence our home is ready for your visit to the Willamette Valley. The home is walking distance from downtown Independence, 3 miles from Western Oregon University and easy access to the valley's best wineries. During the Summer the downtown association sponsors music and movies in the park with seating on the grass. Seasonally, the Farmers Market is just 4 blocks away where you can find fresh produce and local products. The inside living space is open and welcoming. Comfortable seating to relax and rejuvenate. The living room has cable TV, DVD player with a selection of movies, and Wii game system. The dining room is ready for a romantic dinner for two or an evening of board games and puzzles. A piano is also available in the dining room. A country kitchen, equipped with electric range and oven, microwave and dishwasher, is ready for preparing a home cooked meal or warming up leftovers from your last meal out. The refrigerator has a filtered water dispenser and ice maker. The primary guest room is downstairs and sleeps 2 in the queen sized bed. The second level of the home has 4 additional bedrooms and may accommodate up to an additional 9 guests. The second level includes a half bathroom. Use of the second floor rooms will incur additional fees. The base rate includes use of the first floor of the home based on an double occupancy for a maximum of 2 guests. Outside the home offers additional areas on the covered porch and deck, patio table and chairs, or around the fire pit to relax when the weather is good.