Great basic accommodations for the price - practical for up to four people
Overall a good experience. The water is incredibly sweet and tasty. We had a couple of odd problems the night we arrived (toilet tank not filling, heater not coming on) and the owner was very responsive and helpful and they ultimately solved themselves, so no complaints there. The weather had been brutally windy and seemed to have frozen some things that were just then thawing. Traffic is heaviest when you're going up for good ski weather, so yes - you'll notice it, hopefully! You'll be off doing fun things during the day when it's noisiest. We were there a month, I work from home, I'm kind of a princess about noise, and it didn't bother me. It calms down quite a lot at night, which is when I'm trying to sleep anyway; I'm also an early bird so I'm up before the traffic is; and the heaters run at a level of white noise that evens out the highs and lows to a point where it's not irritating. Also it's much quieter when there's snow on the roads because people slow down, ha! There was quite a bit of snow, packed slush, and ice for the first two weeks, and we didn’t have any trouble getting out of the drive and onto the highway, never needed chains, and we have wimpy cars. That was a great convenience. The dishwasher is amazingly quiet, I barely noticed it running. I had my family over for dinner one of the nights, there were eight of us in all, and it felt like a good size space to share that way. Plenty of room, but not so much that the kids have enough space to wander away and ignore you. Ha ha ha! In the minus column, some of the furnishings are tired. If you have kids, this gives you less to worry about so yay! The pots and pans were scary, but every rental house ever has bad cooking pots so we brought our own. Dishwasher soap not provided, be prepared. The biggest problem for us was the lack of trash service which I don't see mentioned here anywhere but is on the instructions posted on the fridge. It's an unusual service to not have at a house. In Portland, it’s against the city code to rent out a place without it, so it didn't occur to me to think about it. Now you know! If we hadn't been there full-time it would have been less of an issue, but we had nowhere to pack things out *to*, it was home. They've had problems with bears, so it makes sense. I like the Oregon Trail theme and wish there'd been more - I grew up here and never get tired of it. Books, especially. My pop told us about The Chute, up the road. Research and visit!

February 2016
Stay the night on the Oregon Trail. Wifi, Cable. Zigzag River Nearby.
Stay the night on the Oregon Trail. Wifi, Cable. Zigzag River Nearby.
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