This wood-paneled, 4,000 sq ft home with its 8ft stone fireplace, wall of windows and 100ft deck that overlooks the pond and mountains is amazing--furnished in nostalgic 1970's style reminiscent of the time when rock musician Steve Miller lived here.
Listed 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.
Sited 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.
Hosts 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.
Pacifica 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.
All guests must be registered.
All guests must be registered to stay the night. Five overnight guests are included in your rental fee. If more than 5 guests stay the night you are required to pay the additional $20 per person per night. If extra guests are not registered and paid for, their fee will be deducted from the deposit. “Guest Registration and Payment Form,” must be completed and submitted to Pacifica prior to your rental.
If there will be guests that will not be saying the night, they still must be registered. If you will be having guests that are not registered to stay the night and are only coming for a visit, special permission is required and there could be an additional charge. If special permission is not requested there may be a deduction from your deposit.
Events and parties are allowed with special permission and an additional charge. Additional charge will be determined based on the logistics of the event or party. If an event or party happens without prior permission there may be a deduction from your deposit.
No smoking, no drugs, no swimming or boating, no open fires during fire season, no loud music after 10 pm.
Pets: Well behaved dogs with additional $50.00 refundable Pet Deposit. Plus a $10 pet fee per dog paid upon arrival.
Pond House check out duties form needs to be filled out, signed and completed in order to receive full security deposit refund.