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Peaceful and quiet location! Decks galore! ! King-2 queens-3 twins-1 double

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

now booking only at #16

This is also a perfect rental for smaller groups of 4 to six that enjoy relaxing with plenty of space instead of cramming into one of the smaller cabins around the lake or a motel. We also ask all guests to leave an $100 checkout fee for our cleaning /linen/ manager fee. This is not included in your VRBO payment/booking.

The Brown Bear Vacation Home is a 2500 square foot home located on the quiet westside of Wallowa Lake on Lakeshore Road. Remodeled in a fun Northstyle lodge decor, you'll find bears and moose galore inside the home and deer roaming the yard outside the home! The house has the charm of a big rambling older lake house with lots of updates.

The marinas are a short drive away for boating and fishing and you can enjoy a lake and forest view right from the decks of the Brown Bear.

The Brown Bear has a master with a king bed and a private bath. Love seat and daybed in the master as well as a unique skylight view of an eagles nest! Bedroom #2 is on the same level as the master and has two twins and a private bath right outside in the hall! The King and Twin Rooms have a living area upstairs also. On the main level, you will find two queen rooms that share a bath. These are great comfy beds and linens as this is our 2nd home and we like comfort! We can sleep eight in beds and have two extra twins for kids in the master, and a futon in the living room and an extra double on the lower laundry level if needed.

The king and 2 queen rooms are very nice and roomy for 2 adults each. The twin is a small room but has the bonus of a private deck ( easily locked off for kids) and a private bath next to it. So if you don't mind a small room with twins there is a benefit to adults having the twin room.


Large kitchen, center island, second sink, coffee bean grinder, large solid oak trestle table seats up to eight with extra seating at the large kitchen island on stools.


Family room on the main level has a huge fireplace and comfy log furnishings! There is a 2nd family room upstairs so you can separate TV or movie viewing if needed. Or just send part of your group to a different area to relax.


Six different decks to enjoy the views of the forest and the treed view of the lake.

Please remember that animals live in the forest. We are sure you will embrace the ospreys, eagles, and other abundant wildlife we ask you to forgive the smaller critters and bugs that we are not do fond of ..we do our best to keep them out of the house but since it is a house in the forest please understand they do show on occasion.

Keywords: Single-Family Residential Home

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Judi Brown
Member since: 2004
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Joseph

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 baths Bath 1 in Master with shower only on upper level Bath 2 next to twin room with shower only on upper level Bath 3 on main level with bathtub and shower (2 queen rooms share this bath)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 1 King in Master (upstairs) and twin trundle for kids 2 queens (each in a private bedroom on main level) 2 twins in twin room (upstairs) futon in living/ occupany sleeps 10 strictly enforced due to permit rules from Wallowa County. Thank you
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Parking limited to 4 vehicles per stay. STRICTLY ENFORCED by county rules!


Our home is on the quiet side of Wallowa Lake but still an easy drive to the more bustling side where the go carts, campgrounds and more people can be found!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Joseph

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Summer 2018
Jun 17 2018 - Sep 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

A separate damage deposit is requested of $300 bot not cashed unless there is damage or complaints by neighbors
there is a one time checkout cleaning manager fee of 85.00 per rental paid upon vacating the home all travelers pay the $85.00 per stay. This is left in cash in the kitchen. By accepting this booking you agree to not trespass on neighbor lots, you understand max occupancy is for 10 people or less including children, and 4 cars and or boats max allowed for parking. marinas are a short drive away and even though the lake is just across the street you do not have immediate access as that is all private land and docks. We know you will enjoy the view of the lake through the trees, the six decks, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, BBQ on deck and spacious peaceful lake themed cabin on the west side of the lake on Lakeshore Road. for mapquest you can use 61044 lakeshore Road Joseph Oregon 97846. Please text or call Judi Brown, Homeowner at 719-332-6348 for questions. Rules of the home are posted inside the house along with everything you need except your toothbrush, toothpaste and personal items. Bring a bag of ice and paper plates and towels if you wish to make it easier on your cooks! bring your own coffee, tea and food of course although we keep salt pepper and basic spices handy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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