Close to Eugene, Oregon, our cozy, cottage-style home in Springfield has two private rooms--this listing has a queen bed and no TV. A smaller second bedroom has a double bed and TV with basic cable (a separate listing). We have one shared bathroom in the house which has a tub/shower.
Accommodations are best suited for 1 or 2 guests in the Queen Room, with the possibility (ask first) of additional guest(s) in the small reading and game room that has a futon.
We have a well-behaved Yorkshire Terrier, Blair, who is curious but quite polite after she meets and greets you. She doesn’t shed and doesn't go in the extra rooms except to poke her nose in occasionally. (I am highly allergic to shedding animals but I experience no symptoms with her.) We have outdoor kitties that get fed on the back porch but don't come inside the house.
For short stays of one or two nights, a light breakfast will be provided each morning, with coffee or tea available--and if you're lucky, on Saturday or Sunday you might be treated to Chuck's Dutch Baby pancakes if he's home. For stays of three nights or more, we'll provide breakfast on your first day (or weekend if your first day is during the work week).
You also have shared access to the kitchen to prepare coffee or tea at any time, as well as store food or beverages in a small, dorm-sized refrigerator. If you wish to cook meals, let us know in advance so we can prepare space for you.
The reading and game room serves as a common area, great for reading, with books and games. Though it is a pass-through area for our family to get to the back yard, we try not to use it much when our guests are at home.
In nice weather, the back porch and yard are available to you. A fire pit is ready for a camp fire, telling stories, or making S’mores.
You are welcome to watch TV or read in our main living room with us if you'd like.
Interaction with guests
When we travel, we like our privacy, so we are sensitive to that in our guests. However, socializing is fun too, and we've thoroughly enjoyed every guest we've had. We take the lead from you.
Other things to note
Check in on Saturday and Sunday is 1 p.m. On Monday through Friday, because we both work, check-in is 5 pm--sometimes one of us can leave work early to check you in earlier if needed. So just ask; we'll accommodate whenever we can.
Check-out on single-night stays ON WEEKDAYS ONLY is 8:30 AM. Check-out on multiple-night stays and Saturday and Sundays is 11 AM, but again we'll be flexible whenever we can.
Let us know what you need when you book. Other amenities? Just ask! Many things are possible.
Come stay with us!
Not too many rules--no smoking or pets and we ask that you don't invite additional people to visit while you stay. (Exceptions may be considered with prior approval.)
In rainy weather, we appreciate it if you take your shoes off in our house--we have a basket by the front door for your convenience.