The SpaceMaupin is a small community on a high bend of the Deschutes river, which is one of the best trout/steelhead rivers in the world. The cold waters flow through a high desert which receives about 10" of rainfall a year. In contrast to Portland just a couple hours away, Maupin is sunny most of the year and the air is dry; fragrant with the scent of juniper and sage brush.
This house predates the great fire that destroyed most of Maupin in 1922. We know because during our extensive renovation we discovered newspapers used as insulation that dated 1919. There are early photos of the community that show what must have been this one or two room frontier shelter, probably used by the early forest service or loggers. It is right on the main street in town, ideally located near the park, library, grocery store, hardware store, and Rainbow Tavern! (a Maupin institution)
We've installed new hardwood floors, a new tile bathroom, new appliances (french door fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer stack) and we've also installed a brand new propane fireplace for toasty convenient heat. For convenience in work and play, I have installed high speed wireless internet to feed Netflix and HULU on a new LG tv. A work desk and Aeron chair is handy to the stove for getting some work done in between the morning and evening bite.
Our covered front porch swing is the best place in town to comfortably watch old cars, bike races, and an assortment of other destination rallies. Or relax in the fresh air and read a book. The moon rises across the street in the summer and there is a swift colony in the chimney of the Tudor house you may see if you're lucky enough to be present at the right time. We also have recently finished a beautiful grotto out back with comfy chairs, a fire pit (seasonal ban), and grill. We string a sun shade in the summer.
We planted a living fossil in front! Thought extinct for millions of years, Dawn Redwood dates back to Mesozoic times, some 150 million years ago. Living Dawn Redwoods were "discovered" in West Central China in 1941. Unlike its Redwood Family relatives, Dawn Redwood is a deciduous tree, losing its bronze leaves each autumn and unfurling bright green, silky new needles in spring. A truly unique and fascinating tree, rich in history and beautiful to behold. Dawn Redwood grows very rapidly, easily reaching heights of more than 100 feet at maturity. Say hello to our metasequoia. Guest AccessThis is a whole house rental. There is street parking in front and off street in back of the house. Entry is through a key-code front door lock. Since we are right downtown in a small community, we encourage all guests to be respectfully quiet and low-key. Interaction with GuestsEverything the Maupin area has to offer is at your fingertips. There is a fly fishing shop a block down the road and numerous shuttle and raft rental companies. If you have additional questions please ask. The NeighborhoodWe have completely remodeled and restored this house as a cozy sanctuary, paying tribute to it's past and upgrading with modern comfort conveniences like memory foam mattresses, wifi, and a new dishwasher. The environment is conducive to both focused work (if you're able to telecommute) and general relaxation (fishing and nature). Getting AroundYou can walk to everything in Maupin conveniently, including a couple good fishing holes on the Deschutes. The Maupin Market is across the street with the gas station, hardware store, and Rainbow Tavern. The fly shop, library, and city park are on our side of the street. The Imperial Hotel and restaurant are a 15 minute walk down the hill to the riverside. Easy. Other Things to NoteTop entertainment options in the area include fly fishing or spin fishing, white water rafting, drift boat fishing, hiking, hunting, and generally enjoying the sunshine and warmth of this quiet high desert location. There are frequent small town summer festivals, and in the fall the local high school team promotes 'Redsides' football games, which are entertaining.