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 All are set up for cooking with pots and pans, dishes, flatware and gadgets. Each has a microwave and toaster. The small cabins have under counter refrigerators; the houses have full size refrigerators. We made sure you have ground coffee to go with your coffee maker. All cabins have gas barbeques. Linens and towels are provided. Decks and screen porches have comfortable outdoor furniture and we keep a selection of beach chairs at the river. Our laundry cabin, which we call Sudsy Pup, has a washer/dryer for guest use and is full of any supplies that you may require. There is a land line phone for local calls. We do not provide housekeeping except if requested for longer stays.

Throughout the cabins and houses we have furniture with lots of family history and memories. There are quilts on the beds and nice touches about. We have many books from which to choose, assorted games and excellent wifi. There are ceiling fans in most rooms and air conditioning in all buildings. We have tried to create the comfortable places that we would love to find if we were traveling.

As the ranch occupies 160 riverfront acres, there is access for bank fishing and many maintained walking trails. There are local opportunities for hiking and mountain biking. Kayaks and rafts can be rented in Merlin and there are two companies that provide a selection of guided trips for half day or all day enjoyment of the river.

Named for Tyler Stillwater where we love to sit and watch the river and the world go by. Mary Tyler homesteaded this property in 1891. She was a traveling nurse who rode a horse to visit her many patients around Josephine County. The cabin has two queen beds in one bedroom, a bathroom with a stall shower, a living/dining area with and an efficiency kitchen and a large screened porch tucked into the trees. The rate is $135.00 per night for up to four people. If more space is needed, there is an adjacent SHEEPHERDER’S WAGON. It has two cot sized beds and electricity, $35.00 per night.

Growing up, Kit and Dana had many ponies and horses but the favorite was Mr. Chips, an ornery little Shetland who wandered free around the ranch. In his later years (and he lived to be very, very old) he was affectionately known as Boney Pony. Shetland cabin is a tribute to favorite ponies everywhere that raised children on their backs. The cabin has one bedroom with two queen beds, bathroom with a stall shower, a living/dining area with an efficiency kitchen and a large screened porch that looks out at Buckhorn Mountain. The rate is $135 per night for up to four people. If more space is required, there is an adjacent WALL TENT with two twin beds and electricity, $35.00 per night.

Built by Rick’s grandfather, this two bedroom house has a delightful garden with a grape arbor. There is a queen in one bedroom, two twins in the other and a day bed with trundle in the living room. The bathroom has a tub shower which is great for splashing the sand of off little ones. The full kitchen has a dishwasher and there is a screened porch that looks up the canyon toward the Siskiyou Mountains. The rate is $155.00 per night for up to six people, two night minimum.

This house was originally a barn and sometimes, late at night, we think we can still hear the horses snorting and stomping. One bedroom has a queen bed and there are two cot beds in the sleeping loft, accessible by stairway. The living room has a daybed with trundle. The bathroom has a stall shower and there is a full kitchen with a dishwasher. There is also a washer/dryer. The patio sits on the east side so gets morning sun, afternoon shade. The rate is $155.00 per night for up to six people, two night minimum.

Rick’s great grandfather built Meadow House in 1932. As there was no electricity, he used a hammer and hand saw. For the fireplace, he hauled rock and sand from the river with help from an old white mule. When we began offering this house as a rental in 2009, Laura Bush was one of our first guests.

At normal water level, the house and original barn sat some ninety feet above the river and seven hundred feet away from it. During the 1964 flood, the barn was swept away and Rick’s grandmother thought the house would be next. It survived. Our children, Kit and Dana, grew up in this wonderful house with a rotating cast of dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rats and even a pet possum or two.

With five bedrooms and three full bathrooms plus one half bath, Meadow House accommodates up to twelve guests. The full kitchen has two refrigerators; there is a dishwasher and a washer/dryer. We have plenty of outdoor sitting on either the covered deck or the large north patio. On warm summer days, the nut-like fragrance of the field grass sweeps up through the meadow to fill the house with its summer scent. Meadow House rents for $500 a day for up to 12 people with a two night minimum.


DISCOUNTS: We offer discounts during our shoulder season (April/May and October) and we also discount extended stays. Please inquire when booking.

DOG POLICY: Dogs are generally welcome. We require that they be on leashes at all times around the cabins/houses. We charge a one- time fee of $20.00 per dog and have a limit of two dogs per unit.

RESERVATION POLICY/ single cabin or small house: First night’s deposit will hold your reservation with the balance due at check in. We will refund, less any processing fee, with a 30 day cancellation notice. With less than 30 days, we will refund if we can rebook.

RESERVATION POLICY/ Meadow House or multiple cabins/houses booking: We require half payment upon booking with the remaining half due at check in. We will refund, less any processing fee, with a 60 day cancellation notice. With less than 60 days, we will refund if we can rebook.
Doubletree Ranch - P.O. Box 22 Merlin, Or. 97532 ©2015 We are not taking bookings for the 2021 season