A beautiful, relaxing, and truly unique country escape
At the end of a week of camping across Oregon, we were incredibly grateful to spend a weekend at the Bali House. The pictures don't lie--beautiful setting, an almost brand-new greenhouse (great for stargazing at night!), and your own cedar hot tub. Our host had clearly put thought into the little details--two thick bathrobes, a tea pot and electric kettle, lots of interesting art and plants--that make the Bali House feel like a private spa. Don't be turned off by the idea of the barn bathroom and kitchenette; the barn was immaculately clean, and the bathroom and kitchen appliances are what you'd find in any house (it's not a camp shower/pit toilet situation). The only relation this bears to camping is that you might get a little chilly at night or get rained on crossing the lawn from the house to the barn. Silverton is a wonderful town for a weekend getaway--small, friendly, and relaxed, with just enough to do to keep you busy. Highlights for us included Seven Brides Brewing (beer, food, live music), The Gathering Spot (great brunch for omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans), and Los Girasoles (a cheap and good Mexican bakery and restaurant). Of course, the waterfall-laden hiking trails at nearby Silver Falls State Park are not to be missed! Kristin was very friendly and readily available for any questions or problems, but not intrusive. Her dog and cats are equally friendly, and very well behaved! A word of caution: if you're extremely private, this rental is probably not for you. The Bali House is all-glass (with partial coverage from blinds), and the barn where the bathroom and kitchenette are located had several people (and horses!) coming and going throughout the day. This is a working farm, after all. However, if you have no qualms about traipsing across a lawn in a bathrobe from the shower to your own personal hot tub, then nothing should stop you from visiting this beautiful and serene place!
The 'Bali' House A Delightful Cedar & Glass Cabin with Hot Tub & Sleeping Loft