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My girlfriend and I had a great experience staying at Curt’s Place while celebrating our third anniversary. Curt was very welcoming and gave us a detailed tour of the cottage and property when we arrived. The sauna and outdoor fireplace were great for keeping warm during the cool weather and enjoying the sounds of the nearby river. We also spent a full day at Breitenbush Hot Springs, which was just a short drive away. Thanks again!
I had a wonderful stay at Curt’s, it really is a cozy cottage. Curt was a great host and the cottage was very clean and accommodating. The view from the deck is amazing. Really enjoyed relaxing by the fire while sipping on some coffee. I will definitely be back, it’s a perfect place to escape to for the weekend to unwind.
Had a great time at Curt’s cabin. Curt was super helpful and accomodating. The place was absolutely beautiful and the sauna was amazing. The deck was wonderful! 🙂
Curt was graciously friendly, the rental exactly as described, the porch/sauna/river-view-deck all excellent. Situated in a small town off the Santiam pass that makes for a great place to stay as you explore the trails up in the mountains. Would happily recommend, although please make sure to read the find print on his place that the unit doesn’t have its own stove/kitchen area.
I had a wonderful night at Curt’s place! It’s a beautiful and relaxing retreat on the river. Everything was clean and very comfortable. I loved the sauna especially and the deck overlooking the river. I can’t wait to come back! Curt was very helpful answering any questions I had and suggesting hikes in the area.
What a charming and cozy cottage by the river. Curt was a great host and was able to accommodate us as we passed by Gates. Would definitely recommend or stop by again!
Curt was a great host. Walked us through everything and then gave us total privacy even though the place is right next to their house. My favorite part was drinking coffee on the stunning deck overlooking the river in the morning. Very clean, quiet and cozy, a great location to stay if you still like the accommodations of restaurants but want to be close to so many outdoor activities!
The place is literally amazing and was worth paying a little more than we planned initially. There are not many places around you can go late in the evening, but if you grab what you need at the nearest grocery/gas station, you can have a great evening watching one of DVDs Curt has and enjoying the steam.
Had a great time in Curt’s place. I went hiking all day in the rain and thoroughly enjoyed the sauna to get warmed up. I recommend this spot to anyone who enjoys fall and winter outdoor exploring. Thanks again Curt!
I reserved the cottage for my Son and his Wife for their wedding night. They told me they absolutely loved it. Curt was very nice and friendly. The cottage was beautiful,nice and comfortable. The area was beautiful and romantic.
Curt’s place was very nice, quiet and extremely well appointed. We loved the sauna; it was a great treat. Curt was very nice and we’d love to stay again as soon as another opportunity comes up. Thanks Curt!
Great guy! Great place! Cozy, cute, clean, and with a sauna. It’s also right on the river, which is beautiful! We was there while going to breitenbush and hiking around opal creek. Perfect spot for us. Definitely recommend.
It was a great peaceful time, Curt had everything we needed. The outside seating was so relaxing with the sound of the Rapids it was easy to catch a little nap. Had a great time!
Curt was incredibly helpful and took amazing care of us! The house was very well setup for guests with lots of extra towels and extra blankets. The area is beautiful, right beside the river, and I loved sitting in the ‘outside room’ where I could listen to the river and take in the beautiful trees. His wife very kindly lent me a jacket after I accidentally left mine in Portland. Overall a great experience and would definitely return!
We had a great stay at Curts place. Location is great, place was very clean and very comfortable. We loved the sauna, that was a great bonus. Our favorite spot was the wonderful outdoor space. Loved listening to the river and enjoying the pleasant breezes on a warm evening. We would definitely highly recommend this spot. Curt was a great host, showed us around and then left us to enjoy the place.
We really enjoyed our stay. The location is great, right overlooking the river, lots of outdoor activity nearby. The apartment/cottage is very well put together, with attention to detail. And there’s the sauna. Curt is present if needed, knowledgeable about the area and helpful. No real kitchen is the only drawback.
What a great start to our vacation! Everything was just as described on the site and our host were great. Curt greeted us upon arrival, gave us a quick tour and then as promised disappeared. Even though the rental is close to their house we never felt uncomfortable in using the common deck or other amenities. We really loved lounging on the deck and listening to the river. Our only regret is that we didn’t book a longer stay.
Had a wonderful stay at Curt’s relaxing cottage. Curt was very friendly and welcoming when we arrived, offering plenty of information about the surrounding area, then he gave us our privacy during our stay. The cottage is right on the beautiful Santiam river, and spending time outside on the patio or deck with the sound of the river flowing was very enjoyable. We spent one day hiking in Opal Creek, which was about a 20 minute drive away. I would definitely return!
Curt’s place provided a nice, secluded, and picturesque environment. He gave us a nice tour of the facility, provided plenty of outdoor space, answered all of our questions, and introduced us to his outdoor cat “Phoebe.” He was very nice and I would highly recommend his place to others.
The cottage is perfect!! The listing was spot-on and exactly described what to expect. The property is well maintained and perfect for relaxing. Our hosts were exceptional!
I had a great experience at Curts place. It is such a perfect little getaway for two and allows you to immerse yourself into the beautiful nature Oregon has to offer. Very close to tons of outdoors activities and wine country. I would highly suggest staying here! Also, if you want to get out for a night, check out Trio Tavern in the neighboring town of Mill City. Super friendly bar with great people and food.. Thanks again, Curt!
We needed a last minute, same day place to stay on our road trip and Curt was quick to respond and very accommodating. Curt’s Place was cozy, very clean, and thoughtfully stocked with amenities, such as cold water bottles to take into the sauna. Tucked in the trees alone a beautiful river, we couldn’t have been happier with the accommodations. We will definitely recommend this spot to friends and family traveling through!
We had a lovely stay at Curt’s Place. Curt was available to check us in even though we arrived very late at night. We had driven 10 hours to get to the remote location and there was water in the fridge and a comfy bed. We had our meals at local restaurants which we selected from the menus provided by Curt. The food was excellent. The sauna was a welcome surprise and CLEAN! Actually, everything was clean and felt new. More so than most hotels. The back deck was a perfect place for me to work and relax while my friend enjoyed the quiet interior. We shared coffee on the main deck overlooking the river. The sound of the river was enchanting. I took a long run and enjoyed the countryside. Excellent walking and running environment. Rolling hills. Thank you Curt for a perfect retreat.
This was the perfect place to rest after a full day of adventure at Silver Falls. We had everything we needed and Curt was so helpful and kind. The sound of the river was a welcome change to the sound of the city and I’d definitely recommend Curt’s place for anyone needing some R and R. The sauna is an added plus too!
Curt’s Place was fantastic. Private. Inexpensive. Well maintained and furnished. And most of all, it was great to have such a nice professional guy to stay with. This was our first Airbnb experience and it was great.
We enjoyed our time at Curt’s Place! After hiking Silver Falls and enjoying the beer festival at the Oregon Gardens, it was wonderful to just relax in a comfy bed and watch cable TV. Phyllis was very welcoming and showed us around the place. Like other reviewers have mentioned, the sound of the Santiam River is so comforting at night. We wish we would have utilized the sauna! But after spending a day in the hot sun, a little hot room didn’t sound very appealing. I kind of regret not giving it a go, though. Doing it during the fall/winter would be amazing.
Great space in Gates, next to the Santiam River. Quiet, clean, and it comes with a sauna! I want one for my own place now. Thanks Curt for a great stay.
Curt’s Place Cage, Oregon. I give Curt’s Place 5 stars! Smiling face with heart-shaped eyes Let me just say again THANK YOU, Curt. I can’t say enough about this cottage in the woods. Curt responded to my rental request within 24hrs and also graciously suggested names of cities to stay near the coast during our stay in Oregon. When we arrived we received a tour of our Home Away from Home for a day. The cottage had everything from a beautiful view to a sauna for 2, a comfy bed, the cottage was clean and refreshing and what a wonderful selection of DVD’s. The only thing I can suggest is, Stay more than 1 day, you will not regret it. The quiet calm of the Santiam River babbling in the background of the beautiful backyard made life and vacation worth the wait. The price was way too nice. Its worth 3 times the listed $. Looking forward to my next stay very soon with my husband. Thank you Pamela from AZ.
Curt was a great host during my two day hunting trip in the area. He went out of his way to help make the trip ever better. His place is right on the river and you can hear it as you fall asleep. Nice accommodations and great host. You will enjoy it.
The place was very easy to find, even in the dark, using the directions Curt provided. The location was perfect for us as it gave us easy access to many hiking trails in the central Cascades. The room was very nice and very clean. Most of the furnishings felt new, there was a nice collection of DVDs, and the kitchenette (microwave only, no hot plate or stove) was well-stocked with plates, glasses and silverware. There was plenty of space to spread out. There’s also a sauna, but we didn’t use it. We really loved our stay here
Curt is a fantastic host. His cottage has many amenities and nestled in the cascades. I really enjoyed its peaceful setting on the santiam river as well. The sauna was icing on the cake, would recommend staying here.
Curt made us feel so welcome! We had such a nice time at his cozy tucked away place. Great location, super comfortable bed, and awesome sauna! Thank you so much, and we hope to be back in the future.
Curt’s Place was a great place for a weekend getaway! The cottage was spacious and comfortable, and its proximity to the Santiam River made for a great outdoor breakfast spot. Curt made us feel very welcome, and we would definitely recommend Curt’s place to anyone looking for a place in this area.
It was fortunate that I found this nice cottage in the mountains! Very cozy housing, great value, and I love the sauna! Can’t recommend more if you are making a stop in the forest.
Curt’s place was lovely! Nice place, gorgeous surroundings. We met Curt for a few minutes at the beginning of the stay when he showed us around, and then he gave us complete privacy. Recommended.
Curts place was perfect for the two of us. We are traveling around Oregon and needed a place to stay as we headed south through the state. Curt has a complete room separate from the house with a common deck that over looks the river. It is just so peaceful there I could sit out there all day, but we didn’t have much time. Would recommend this place to anyone that is looking to getaway or stop for the night.
Jessica & Scott
Curt was super friendly and accommodating. The night we stayed at Curt’s place, a storm had knocked out all the power in the area. No problem though because Curt had a generator to provide power and heat. He was on top of it. In the rare occasion that this might happen during your stay, don’t fear, Curt is prepared for everything. His place was nice and cozy, and the sauna was a bonus! I recommend this place if you are in the area.
I loved staying at Curt’s Place. The spot along the Santiam River was beautiful and the cottage perfect for a two day getaway. Curt even helped me get my truck started when it was being fussy.
Pure heaven! Curt & Ann have created the most beautiful spot you can imagine. Overlooking the river, gorgeous decks, this is a lovely well-kept private cottage with a sauna. What more could you ask for?
Great place, really scenic and a very nice view of the river. Curt made us feel right at home and was very friendly.
Curt is the perfect host, very welcoming and pleased to answer any questions or help out where he can. The accommodation is similarly welcoming, comfortable, quiet and set in a great location backing on to the river. I would recommend Curt’s place to anyone passing through this great part of Oregon.
Highly recommend Curt’s place. Wonderful host, everything a guest needs, peaceful. Sitting on the deck overlooking the Santiam is a real treat.
We had a great stay! Beautiful grounds near the river, rustic and a fun get-away.
My husband and I were looking for a private little retreat to unwind on and Curt’s place was the perfect fit! From the moment we got there until the moment we left we were able to rest and relax. We loved sitting outside on both of the decks and enjoying the Santiam River. The sauna was a great addition and very unique. Curt was incredibly friendly and welcoming and then allowed for privacy the rest of the trip. All in all, it was a perfect retreat for two. We will definitely be back
Great place. Cozy and private, with a lovely deck and the sounds of the river. Curt is very friendly and easygoing. We’re planning on going back.
Unfortunately, at the last minute I found out that I couldn’t stay with Curt. I called him as soon as I knew and then, on my way home, I stopped by Curt’s Place and spoke to him. He was very understanding and gave me a credit for another night’s stay at some time in the future. Curt showed me around the place and it looks quite comfortable and homey. I’m looking forward to making another reservation with Curt
Curt greeted us immediately when we arrived and gave us a “tour” with all the necessary info we needed for our stay. The place was spotless and comfortable. We really appreciated the tips on places to go for fishing and dining. The setting was beautiful and relaxing. Loved the deck with the river view. We hope to make a visit at Curt’s Place an annual event.
A fantastic cottage getaway.
We had a wonderful time staying at Curt’s Place. We received a very friendly greeting when we arrived at this peaceful location amidst tall douglas firs above the Santiam River. The cottage is clean, comfortable, and cozy and includes a TV with DVD player, comfy bed, well appointed kitchenette, and even a sauna. We were welcome to use the common areas with great views of the river, and most of the time we felt we had the place to ourselves. This is a great home base to explore Silver Falls State Park, Detroit Lake, and even a little side trip to Sisters. Lots of parks nearby for fun along the river. Overall we had a wonderful time at this very special place. Highly recommended!!!!!!!!
If the apocalypse were coming, I’d want to hole up in Curt’s place. It is very, very comfortable and quiet. The Santiam river is 62 feet below the shared deck, which we ate all of our meals on. Curt and Phyllis have thought of everything to make your stay cozy: loads of towels, a really comfortable bed with excellent sheets, a strong shower, a comfortable couch, a DVD player in each room with a small and eclectic selection of DVDs, fast wi-fi, and even smaller details like a tiny portable lantern next to the bed to use as a night light and a little table by the private outdoor patio in case you brought your traveling hibachi. We only saw Curt when we checked in, even though we ate all of our meals on the shared deck. Super clean, private, and relaxed. Oh yeah: THERE IS A SAUNA! When can I go back?
Great place to stay for two people. Very nice area and host was great. Pictures made us think the cottage was in the woods away from town but found that it was right in town but on a dead end road. Great privacy though!
How did your host make you feel welcome? They provided various little extras such as cold water bottles. The host was flexible with our arrival time. We told them we’d be there in the evening but didn’t arrive until 10 pm. The host was okay with that and was just as welcoming and willing to show us around as if it were earlier in the day. The host was knowledgeable about what activities there were to do and also had brochures. He even knew the hours for all the restaurants and coffee houses around town. Impressive! The host provided quality amenities including good quality towels, dishes, and bedding. The hosts also made themselves as available as we preferred them to be. We hardly knew they were there but we were able to catch them a few times to ask them questions about places to go. Was the listing description accurate? The listing was quite accurate. What was the neighborhood like?” It was quiet and safe. We were able to enjoy a balance of being close to nature while still close to a major highway. The surrounding area provided numerous opportunities for enjoying beautiful natural areas including Silver Falls, Santiam State Forest, and Detroit Lake, and many more locations that we didn’t get to.
We loved staying at Curts Place. Curt was very accommodating and easy going. We enjoyed the quirky charm and beautiful scenery. Our favorite part of our stay was having breakfast on the deck overlooking the river. We will definitely be back!
We were looking for a quiet place to relax for an evening. Curt’s place met every expectation and more. It was clean and had all the comforts you could ask for including the awesome sauna. We spent time on the deck drinking coffee and looking at the river below. We enjoyed meeting Curt and his wife and will be sure to be back in the future.
Our stay at “Curt’s Place” for two nights was simply perfect. Curt gave us a quick tour when we arrived and was very helpful providing reccommendations on things to do in the area (three pools in opal creek is a must see/do!) The pictures don’t give this place justice. It was impeccably clean and well maintened. Very cozy and private. Make sure to check out the fairy garden and read the accompanying story, too cute. We would definitely love to come again!
Amazing place and surrounding area ,cottage stay on cliff about 20 meters over river,spotless on all bedroom,kitchen, salon and bathroom, Curt even allow us use his kitchen .The cottage is very good place to stay there .
Curt’s Place was a wonderful place to stay prior to heading into retreat at Breitenbush! I will stay there again!!
Curt was hospitable, kind hearted, fun to talk to, and comfortable to be around however we did not see much of him and his wife. They were there for what ever we needed though. The grounds around their home is beautiful, peaceful,and I can’t wait to visit them again When you sit on their deck you are hanging about 15 ft above the Santiam River. Loved having my coffee and yogurt every morning and our happy hour with such a great (URL HIDDEN) about 15 min to Detroit Lake Marina where we rented a jet ski. What a blast. We were going to go fishing also but ran out of time. We both agreed that the pizza place in Gates has the Best pizza. I ate every bite and I never eat all the crust. You need to know business’s close up early 8-9 o’clock but as long as you know and plan dinner etc. it is no big deal.
An amazing place to stay – friendly hosts, cosy apartment and beautiful location. Curt kindly sent us detailed instructions to find the place, gave us restaurant recommendations and an enjoyable tour of the property. Would recommend to anyone looking to stay in the area.
My husband and I found ‘Curt’s Place’ to be the perfect 2 night getaway for our 18th Anniversary. The suite is as described and very conducive to relaxation. We brought our crockpot so we enjoyed a hot supper after a day of hiking at Silver Falls. We enjoyed a movie together with the ambiance of the ‘fireplace’ heater, the provided popcorn and steaming mugs of tea. The soft bed and big fluffy towels made me feel like a queen! Curt & Phyllis were superb hosts, there for us when we needed them, not when we didn’t. We recommend their wonderful, peaceful spot on the river!
Curts place was better the me or my wife ever could have imagined. We didn’t quite know what to expect due to the crazy low price. We saw the picture but weren’t sure how they would compare to real life. Honestly the place is so clean, beautiful view, accommodations like wifi and even bottled water. We traveled from California and would definitely do it again. Curt should be charging double what he is for this vacation spot. I give Curts place 10/10 for a vacation spot, honeymoon, or even just a getaway.
Curt’s Place is a great place to stay. I was very impressed. The place is clean, well organized, and simple. Curt welcomed us, showed us around, and then left us to be for the remainder of our stay. The place does not have a full kitchen, but there is a fridge, coffee maker, microwave, and sink. There are a couple places to eat within a couple miles, though. The wifi is great, and the place can get real warm easily. My only issue was that I found the bed to be a bit soft. This is probably personal taste, as my partner had no problem with it. Another bonus is the sauna, which was lovely after a long hike.
Our experience at Curt’s Place was wonderful. The cabin was cozy, but larger and more spread out than we anticipated. It was well furnished and provided more than we expected. Curt’s Place will be on our short list of return trips!
Clean. Quiet. Lots of space. Beautiful location, just above the Santiam River. Curt was friendly and prompt to get me checked in (even though I showed up late). Then I spent a wonderful few days exploring Gates, Detroit Lake, and miles and miles of trails in the Santiam State Forest. Highly recommend.
The property is just gorgeous- right on a little river with dense trees all around. The shared deck was a great place to relax at sunset over a glass of wine. Kurt and his wife were very kind- and provided us with plenty of privacy. The location in Gates, OR was an easy trip from Portland and great for someone who wants to get out of town but doesn’t want to brave the mountain roads going up to Mt. Hood/Bend. The little condo itself was spacious and very clean. The bed was comfortable and the heaters were effective. We had a great time. You can easily drive to great hikes at Detroit Lake or Silver Falls State park, or to Breitenbush for a day of soaking.
Curt’s Place is a nice get-away. It was very quiet there, and had a nice atmosphere inside and out. Even though it rained while we were there, it was warm and toasty inside. The little details (like having packets of hot cider around, plenty of nice bottled water -cold in the fridge, and some in the cupboard- and menus from local restaurants, games, DVD’s) made the stay very nice. I am fanatical about cleanliness, especially when traveling. Curt’s place was EXTREMELY clean and well maintained. The location is perfect, and we will definitely be back again. There is a beautiful stream located off the far deck, and the view is spectacular. We want to come back when it’s not winter time, so we can spend more time outside. Nice place, great price. We appreciated the tour that Curt gave us when we first arrived – he showed us where every little thing was and showed us how to operate the sauna. He was very nice and polite.
Our trip to curt’s place was cancelled at the last minute due to a major winter storm. Curt and his wife were very kind and understanding and we decided to arrange a date to come in the future. So, although we are unable to comment on the cabin, we’ve had a great interaction with the hosts.
We had a wonderful time at Curt’s Place! Cozy, clean and came with free wifi! The heating is very efficient, there is nice water pressure and there’s a sauna! Curt’s property is beautiful, overlooking the Santiam River. It is located in Gates, OR – a quiet little mountain town. There is a gazebo within walking distance of Curt’s that I enjoyed on many foggy mornings with my coffee and a book. Also, about a 10 min. walk away, there is a bridge over the Santiam that you can walk under to find beautiful moss covered rocks and can sit quietly by the river. There is a little market close-by that had a couple things we forgot as well as a small grocery in nearby Mill City that had all the basics we needed. We also tried the Mexican Restaurant in town and both were happy with our meals. There are also LOTS of other things to do within driving distance and Curt was happy to help direct us to things we were interested in. Curt’s place was a nice change of pace from regular life, which is exactly what we needed! We will be back!
Great little mountain retreat. The property has a nice view of the river, and it’s quiet at night. The cottage was cozy, with all amenities as advertised. The sauna was very relaxing. Curt was a great host, very friendly and respectful of guest’s privacy. Definitely staying here again.
My boyfriend and I enjoyed a night at Curt’s Place as part of a weekend away from the city. The cottage is the perfect size for two people, and Curt provides you with everything you might need. We brought with us groceries that didn’t require stove cooking (as there isn’t a stove) and had a delicious dinner and a lovely breakfast on the deck overlooking the Santiam river. The private sauna is amazing and very relaxing, which we very much enjoyed after coming back from taking advantage of the many hiking opportunities around the area. The cottage and the whole property are beautiful, very clean, and very well kept. Curt is a professional at hosting. We highly recommend Curt’s Place.
The cottage was very clean and I enjoyed the use of the private sauna.The hosts were prompt in addressing an issue with the refrigerator. The bed was a bit soft for my taste, but I slept well to the sounds of the river and rain.
What a sweet spot in the woods, complete with the roaring Santiam at the bottom of the cliff. Curt met us, showed us around and left us to enjoy his roomy cottage with a living room, large bedroom & bathroom and SAUNA! We had everything we needed included a good movie to watch.
Curt’s place was just fantastic. It is very neat and tidy with everything you need. My favourite part was the incredible river running next to his house. I only wish I could have stayed a few days more and really explored the area. Curt as a host was great too, he welcomed us to his place, showed us what we needed to know, then disappeared to give us our space.
Curt was able to take us in at the very last minute! We contacted him late in the morning and he was able to arrange for our stay that afternoon! We found his place to be extremely comfortable and clean with plenty of high quality towels! Afternoon sun was enjoyed with a view of the river. The location in the trees is very quiet and the river lulled us to sleep. The Sauna was a pleasant surprise. Curt was very helpful with local recommendations.
Curt had no problem taking us in at the last minute and his place was absolutely wonderful. I definitely recommend staying at Curt’s place if you’re in the area.
Curt’s place is great! The Santiam River is in your backyard. His cottage was clean and cozy as promised. Curt has very helpful and friendly. I definitely recommend staying here.
Wonderful stay. They think of everything!
We found Curt’s Place to be a quiet, clean and cozy lodging far from traffic noise. The grounds and river are lovely and the hosts courteous.
A perfect quiet spot, with the sound of the river in the background. Be aware that you are near a private residence, in a small town neighborhood. We found the setting peaceful, but it’s not a resort, if that’s what you’re looking for. The cottage was a clean, comfortable space for a night away. I would definitely return to Curt’s Place in the future.