The Summit Prairie Lookout

WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE SEASON - Our season runs mid-April through mid-November and we will start booking new guests for our 2018 season at 9 a.m. Pacific Time on March 4th, 2018 for mid-April/May/June/July bookings and at 9 a.m. Pacific Daylight Savings Time on May 6th, 2018 for August/September/October/early November bookings. In 2017, our calendar was completely filled each time in less than 10 minutes. If you become a previous guest, make sure we have your email address so we can send you a notification of previous guest booking dates. Previous guests usually book about half of the season and almost all of the weekend dates prior to the calendar being opened to the general public. Please check our Airbnb listing at over the 2017/2018 winter to confirm the exact dates and times. Because we are on over 18,000 Airbnb Wish Lists and we can only take about 45-50 reservations per year, there will be hundreds of guests trying to get a booking when we open the calendar. If you’re unable to get a booking in 2018, come to one of our Weekend Retreats this summer - we always allow our previous guests to book prior to opening the calendar to new guests. We will announce our 2018 Weekend Retreat dates when we open the calendar in March so come stay 2 or 3 nights - bring your tent, sleeping bag, etc. and we will do all the food, campfire every night, local entertainment, yoga class in the lookout, day trips to local sites like Crater Lake, South Umpqua Falls, etc. etc. Or just hang out and soak in the hot tub, nap in the hammocks or hike around the forest - about 30 people or so, from all over the US and the lookout basically becomes the "clubhouse" for the weekend. You can find more information here - You can Like the Summit Prairie on that site where you Like things or visit the summitprairie website for the latest updates. TIPS FOR GETTING A BOOKING 1. Make sure your Airbnb profile is filled out completely including a clear photograph of yourself, what city you are from and a little bit about yourself. Our intention is not to discriminate against anyone but when we see an incomplete profile we feel like a guest is trying to hide something. 2. Have all of your credit card information completed on your profile. Booking will happen very quickly and you will not have time to add credit card information when the calendar opens. 3. We will open the calendar promptly at 9 a.m. Pacific Time and will open dates in chronological order so it may take a couple of minutes for the complete calendar to be open. Refresh your browser frequently. The entire booking window will last less than 10 minutes. Don't worry about sending us a message when you send us your booking request - someone else will grab the dates while you're typing your message! 4. Be flexible on your dates. Most of the weekend dates and summer mid-week will already have been booked by our previous guests so most of the dates available will be early season (April/May) or late season (October/November). 5. If you’re unable to get a booking, come to one of our Weekend Retreats this summer - as a previous guest, you'll have priority booking in future years. 6. If you're unable to get a booking, send us an email and we'll add you to our Cancellation Notification List. We usually get 5-6 cancellations during the season and the sooner you get on the list, the more chances you will get to book. 7. Finally, we do know that it is a complete hassle to book with us so we are extremely appreciative of you guys that stick with us through this process!!

Missing peace and quiet? Wishing for space to relax and renew? Here is your chance! Off the grid, atop a 40-acre meadow on 160 acres of private land. Surrounded by the Umpqua National Forest in Douglas County, Oregon. Welcome to Summit Prairie! Hear the wind give voice to the trees at the edge of the meadow. Listen to the birds calling in the valley below. Let the peace you feel here…. stay with you. Your hosts, Alan and Dabney, will welcome you, help carry your things up the four flights of stairs, and orient you to all the wonders of this place, then leave you in peace so you can enjoy. Built in 2009, the lookout tower is modeled after Fire Lookout Towers built by the US Forest Service in the early 1900’s. However, it’s enhanced with modern essentials: a full kitchen featuring hot and cold running water, propane stove, refrigerator, heater and lamps, exterior shower, comfortable beds in the cupola and main floor with windows all around to let in summer breezes and breath-taking views. And while simply chilling at Summit Prairie is oh-so-fine, think of this place also as a launch point for day trips to Crater Lake (2 hours), or Ashland, site of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (1.5 hours), or historic Jacksonville, site of the annual Brit Festival (1.5 hours), Rogue River Rafting (45 minutes), the South Umpqua Falls (45 minutes) or the Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville (1 hour). Imagine! Kick back and relax, read a book, play a game (or three)… write in a journal, meditate… daydream in the hammocks down the hill… soak your cares away and relax in a secluded wood-fired, spring-fed hot tub… Even dance under the moon or sing to the stars. Memories are made here. Come to Summit Prairie…

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