The SpaceListed on the National Register of Historic Places for its architectural significance, this large beautiful house with its rolling 500 acre forest/meadow surroundings has seen a lot of history:
1860’s land grant homestead
1940’s cutting edge architecture,
1970’s home of rock musician Steve Miller (“Fly Like an Eagle”),
1999 home of non-profit Pacifica
If you're interested, information is available about many of these eras.
Here is a description of sleeping spaces! One bedroom has a queen bed. An adjoining bedroom is very large, so we have divided it with a partition, and thus it has two queen beds. Both of these rooms have adjacent bathrooms. The adjoining gallery room has a futon and sofa bed. One bedroom on the lower floor has a queen bed and a bunkbed, and its own bathroom. The other lower bedroom has two queen beds, with a half bath halfway up a stairway. Guest AccessSited on 500 acres in the middle of the Applegate Valley, this home is far from the road and city lights so you can enjoy “get-away-from-it-all” seclusion and tranquility. However, it's still only 30 minutes from Grants Pass, 45 minutes from Medford (which has a commercial airport), and 1 ¼ hours from Ashland.
Although we’re working on it, the home and bathrooms are currently NOT ADA accessible. Interaction with GuestsHosts are available to help if needed, but otherwise not—you have use of the house in privacy.
No meals are provided, although you have use of a full kitchen to prepare your meals as you wish.
You’re welcome to visit on-site: Forestfarm Nursery, nationally-respected mail-order nursery which grows over 5,000 kinds of plants. With pre-arrangement (call (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) from 8-4 M-F), you can work/learn at the nursery or just partake of the beauty and amazing variety and diversity of plants grown by Forestfarm. The NeighborhoodEasily accessible within ½-2 hours drive: Crater Lake National Park, Redwood NP, Rogue River rafting and jetboats, Britt Music Festival, Ashland’s Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Caves National Monument, wine tasting at many wineries, and much more
The commercial area of the rural Williams Vallley is four miles to the south, with two stores and gas stations, a post office, a pub (Rascals), two restaurants (Cocina 7 and Williams Country Kitchen), elementary school, and a community church.
Murphy, Oregon, is 8 miles to the west, with a grocery store, two restaurants, and a gas station/mini-mart. Getting AroundNo public transportation—your own vehicle required.
There is plenty of space to park horse trailers. Bringing your own horses allows you to enjoy the 5 miles of riding trails. Other Things to NotePacifica is a non-profit: your rental fee helps to support Pacifica’s educational efforts.
With its semi-rustic character and location, please don't expect manicured grounds around the house. With no irrigation system, the landscape at this time consists of plants that will survive complete summer drought, which is the norm for this climate.
On site: catch-and-release fishing in the large pond, hiking/bird watching trails, disc golf (bring your own discs), horseshoes,
Forestfarm plant nursery to visit and/or (with pre-arrangement) work/learn,
Record music (with pre-arrangement) with Dennis Dragon ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) in Steve Miller's old recording studio.