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Mountain Style Lodge 4 blocks from downtown McMinnville. Birders' paradise!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,300 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5 bedroom, 41/2 bath, sleeps 12. Stunning view of woods an creek.

This lodge style home in the heart of McMinnville sits on a very quiet and private two acres. Located just .4 miles from the historic 3rd street business district, it is an oasis of peace and quiet. The house is unseen from the road. When you enter through the driveway, you enter an area of large oaks, and towering fir trees. The south side of the house features a forty foot bank of floor to ceiling windows which look out onto a stunning view of forest trees and creek, where many birds and deer can be spotted.

The house features a living room, dining room and a large kitchen. It is beautifully furnished with mission style furniture, and is accented with a variety of locally created art work. The cherry wood dining room table can seat 12 people. There is a rock fire place that takes up nearly the entire wall on the east end of the living room, making for a very cozy atmosphere. There is a convenient half bath near the dining room and kitchen.

Downstairs, there are three bedrooms, each with their own french doors that open onto a deck with the same south view as the living room and dining room. Two of the bedrooms have their own in suite bathrooms. The third bedroom has its own bathroom across the hall. The bathrooms are well appointed with marble showers and two of them also have bath tubs. The rooms are furnished with mission style furniture and are complemented by beautiful bed covers and original northwest artwork. Two of the bedrooms have both a queen size bed and a twin bed. The third bedroom has a queen size bed.

The west end of the house features a separate living space with a private bath, and kitchenette. This space has a wonderful view of the woods and creek, a private entrance as well as a common entrance. It features cathedral ceilings, and cedar walls. The large bathroom has both a soaking tub and a shower. The room has both a queen size bed and a twin bed.

The tower room is a quiet, get-away with a beautiful 360 degree view of the woods. It features a futon couch that folds down into a full size bed.

The kitchen features a large refrigerator as well as a 36 inch commercial Viking range. There is plenty of dinnerware, silverware, and glassware to accommodate 12 people.

The size, accommodations, and the private environment of this house make it a perfect gathering place for friends and family.

The location of this unique home, centrally located in Yamhill county, makes it an ideal spot from which to head out on adventures. Yamhill County is home to over 80 wineries and 200 vineyards. Downtown McMinnville has close to 20 restaurants, many of which are award winning establishments. Nearby Linfield College hosts the annual International Pinot Noir Festival.

More Details

Charlie and Dianne Gluskoter
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Charlie and Dianne Gluskoter

Dianne and Charlie have lived in the foothills of the coast range, 15 miles west of McMinnville since 1980. We built our home and a pottery studio here on a five acre site overlooking the Willamette Valley. Charlie has been a studio potter for forty years. Dianne has also spent time working in the arts, first as a director of one of the local art galleries, then as a director of gallery sales in Portland.

In addition to this we have spent the last 25 years purchasing and fixing up older classic homes. Charlie did the structural work while Dianne helped with the organization, and planning.

We have retired from the building trades, but still keep an active hand in our pottery and knitting interests. Living out in the country has trained us to be do- it- yourselfers. Dianne has raised chickens for eggs, sheep for wool, and tends a garden for vegetables. I harvest wood for heat from our 25 acre tree farm. I spend a lot of time doing maintenance on our houses. I also enjoy wood working and like to try my hand at making furniture when needed.

We both enjoy the outdoor opportunities this area has to offer. We love to kayak on coastal rivers, and mountain lakes. We enjoy camping and hiking in the cascades,and at the coast. We also like to take time out for the great bicycle rides available here. There are many lightly traveled roads, with just enough hills to keep them interesting. You can't ride far without passing several wineries. The tasting opportunities are plentiful.

We have raised two children who are almost out of the nest.

Charlie and Dianne Gluskoter purchased this lodge in 2014

Why Charlie and Dianne Gluskoter chose McMinnville

Coming from the country we really liked the natural woody environment this property provides. What is really great is that it is so close to downtown McMinnville's 3rd street business district. A short walk away are nearly 25 restaurants, brew pubs, live theatre, and fine wine tasting rooms. In addition to this the public pool and library are just as close. But when you get back and come through the entrance you feel like you have just stepped into a very cozy mountain lodge. Out in back a creek winds across a meadow dotted with ash trees. On the high ground towering fir trees surround the house. Birds are plentiful, and deer are often seen.

What makes this lodge unique

This is a rare property to find so close in to a business district. At nearly two acres it is unseen from the road and is very private and quiet. The large scale trees, oaks, firs, and ash, lend to the peaceful nature of this home. A full bank of floor to ceiling windows looks out onto the creek and woods, bringing the outside inside. The inside walls of the house are paneled with beautiful cedar siding. The east end of the house is dominated by a huge rock fireplace, which further enhances the lodge style. The main room has a beautiful hickory floor which extends into the kitchen.

Three of the four bedrooms are downstairs. Each one has its own set of french doors, and they have the same beautiful view as the main room upstairs. Each bedrooms has its own bathroom. The fourth bedroom is at the other end of the house. while it is attached to the main space, it feels like a separate cabin in the woods. It has cedar walls, cathedral ceiling, large windows, with a view of the creek and woods. It has a separate sleeping nook with a twin bed, in addition to the queen size bed in the main room. There is also a separate kitchenette and a private entrance.

The kitchen is large and airy, and has the capacity to serve a large group. The hickory cabinets and floor lend the kitchen a warm homey feel.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in McMinnville, Oregon

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • East bedroom bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Light filled bathroom with double sink, and marble floors.
    middle bedroom bathroom lies across the hall from the door. - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautiful bathroom with marble floor and walls.
    West bedroom in suite bathroom - toilet , shower , Attractive bathroom with marble shower and floor.
    West studio in suite bathroom. - toilet , tub , shower , Room features antique vanity sink, soaking tub and shower.
    Half bath for common area between kitchen and office. - toilet , Common space 1\2 bath for your convenience.
  • Each bedroom has its own bathroom. With the exception of the west studio bedroom, the other three bathrooms are similar in character. They are large light filled spaces, with marble walls, and floors. The east bathroom has a soaking tub, shower, and double sink. The middle bedroom has a shower tub combination, with marble walls and floor. The middle bedroom bathroom is across the hall from the bedroom door. The west studio has a large airy bathroom with a soaking tub, shower, and antique vanity sink. It is more rustic than the other bathrooms, with its fir floors and boxed in tub. All of the bathrooms have high ceiling which add to their spacious feeling. There is a small half bath between the kitchen and office that is very charming.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • west bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , In suite bathroom with shower.Very similar to east bedroom
    middle bedroom - 1 queen , Bathroom is across the hall.
    east bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , In suite bathroom with soaking tub, and shower.
    West apartment with kitchenette and private entrance. - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This is a very private part of the house, with a kitchenette
    Tower room - 1 double , This is the tower bedroom with a 360 degree view of woods.
  • The west, middle and east bedrooms feature a set of french doors that lead out to a deck walkway, and a view of the surrounding creek and woods. The west bedroom has a queen and a twin bed, and an in suite bathroom with shower. The middle bedroom has one queen bed, and a writing desk. The east room has both a queen and twin bed, a writing desk, an in suite bathroom with soaking tub and shower. The west apartment is spacious, with high cathedral ceilings and large windows that look out onto a view of the woods and creek. . There is a queen bed, and a separate sleeping nook for the twin bed. Also included is a rocking chair, a small dining table and kitchenette area. The in suite bathroom features a large soaking tub and shower. The tower room is a unique, 10' by 10' space reached by a winding staircase. It sits above the main roof, resembling a tree house with a private 360 degree view. It has a futon couch that folds down into a double bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
This location serves as a home base for exploring the areas award winning wineries and restaurants. Many of the wineries, located in the surrounding hills, have stunning views of the Willamette Valley.


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Mountain Style Lodge 4 blocks from downtown McMinnville. Birders' paradise!
average rating of 4.861111 based on 36 reviews

What a hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

Our family and friends stayed in this beautiful, spacious home to attend a wedding and it was just the perfect place for all of us to be together. The large greatroom and dining area was perfect for all of us to be together while the rooms allowed for privacy for each family. So comfortable, very convenient, & so close to the adorable downtown McMinnville!

  • Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great time

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house for 3 generations. Lots of room for kids to play and gorgeous view. Had good pizza at Geraldi's

  • Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful accommodations. We had 10 adults and 2 children so we filled this beautiful home to the max. With so many in the house, we were amazed at how the separation of bedrooms from living area made each of us feel as though we had our own individual private space, yet we were able to come together in the great room for card games and laughter.

No TV, No problem. We enjoyed our time without it. The back view was amazing with lime green moss covered trees, and the deer walking right up to the bedrooms to peek in at us. It was a relaxing and enchanting way to ring in 2018. Will rent again from Dianne and Charlie, who made this rental experience a breeze. Thanks to both of them for sharing. J.S.

  • Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed it! Just to let you and other future guests know, we just installed a TV with cable in the living room, tucked away in a cabinet when not being used. Hope you can come stay with us again!
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Outstanding location for family Thanksgiving Reunion.

  • 4 of 5

This home exceeded my expectations. There was plenty of room for all of us and the dining table was just the perfect size. We prepared our Thanksgiving meal without any problems. The kitchen lacked baking accessories that would have eased our pie and bread making but we managed with what we had. That is the only reason that I gave the home four stars instead of five. It is an easy walk into town and a the long driveway accommodated several cars. Don't hesitate to schedule your stay!

  • Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time, the house and amenities were just as advertised!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the views along with the large living space for all of us to gather. The extra long table worked out great for the 10 of us and even more would have fit. The bedrooms were all very comfortable and decorated nicely.

  • Submitted: 6-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped, roomy, comfortable and beautiful

  • Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
McMinnville or Portland
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Michelbook Golf Course
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Third Street Restaurants
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Lincoln City
Car: recommended

This house is located in the heart of Yamhill County's wine country, where over 80 wineries and 200 vineyards represent the largest concentration of wine growers and producers in any county in Oregon.

Within a half a mile is McMinnville's Historic Third Street, where you can find 12 wine tasting rooms, and over 20 restaurants. In addition, there are many interesting shops, galleries, and Gallery Theater.

Linfield College is located within two miles, where there are many concerts and lectures. Linfield also hosts the International Pinot Noir Festival in July.

Other events are SIP, Wine and Food Classic in March, UFO Festival, and Turkey Rama Festival in July,

Starting just a short distance from the house, there are many low traffic scenic bicycle routes, that go by wineries and vineyards. Our favorite ride travels through Muddy Valley, past rolling hills, vineyards, orchards, a llama farm, and ends at the Lawrence Gallery.

For those of you interested in the aeronautical world, you won't want to miss the Evergreen Air and Space Museum.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in McMinnville, Oregon

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/Spring season
Jan 1 2018 - May 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer season 2018
May 22 2018 - Oct 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$100.81
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if cancelled 60 days prior to arrival date. If cancellation is made in less than 60 days before arrival, refund will be made if re-rented.
Check-in and check-out time is 12noon.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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