The home is centered on a 320-acre cattle ranch in the foothills of the Elkhorn Ridge of the Blue Mountains. The house is at 4,200 ft elevation and the ridge rises to 9,000 ft. Two small streams flow through the property where you can fish or wade or 'swim' in a deep spot. Hiking, riding, snowmobiling, mountain biking, sledding, hunting and cross country skiing are as close as the front door while Baker and Union counties offer countless more opportunities. Anthony Lakes ski area is famous for powder snow and is only is 19 miles away. Water skiing and sail boarding are nearby.
- House245 m²
- Half Baths1
- Min. Stay2 nights
4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
Sheralyn Hulegaard (Chandler)
- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Sep. 2018
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great Retreat for the Family...
The scenery is beautiful, we woke to about 60 elk in the field, just an arrow shot from the house. Plenty of room inside and outside of the house for our 10 family members. We set up badminton, horseshoes, targets for BB guns, flew balsa wood airplanes; we played lots of table games, shot rubber band guns, made paper airplanes, and we took a day trip to Anthony Lakes, a beautiful alpine lake - great place for a picnic, hike and taking int he views. A marvelous time was had by all, ages 3 to 69.
Great location, lovely house, needs attention
We had a great time being together as a family at the Orville Chandler Ranch. Deer and a group of 5 elk walk right through the property, and the sunsets were beyond beautiful. The house itself was clean and afforded us all our own space to spread out, while providing a huge dining table sit and visit and eat together. Why 4 stars and not 5? The outside of the house was thick with wasp and hornet nests and a serious water leak in the utility room (presumably the geothermal heat pump) made for a funky smell in the basement. The property manager was unresponsive to multiple messages, though Sheralyn did call in response to an email I sent about the spraying water which must have been leaking for a while as a contractor was working down there when we checked in. We didn't discovered the problem until the constant sound of spraying water alerted us. By the second day we were there, the basement was developing a musty, wet odor. Fortunately we did have A/C which kept the basement cool, though the upstairs gets very warm during the afternoon and early evening. At least one basement bathroom has a faulty diverter so the shower barely trickled water and one of the full/queen beds downstairs squeaked loudly with every move. The biggest issue we had was with the wasps and hornets though. We found multiple cans of insect spray, and used them, so we were able to control a lot of the wasp traffic. But two huge and active hornets nest above and below the master deck made it unusable and we had to be very careful with our dogs and children when outside around the house. It's nature, I know, but a good property manager would observe and take care of those kinds of things. All that being said, I'd recommend this place. It is nestled up against the tree line, and the views over the pastures are gorgeous. I hope the issues we pointed out get resolved. (By the way, I hadn't planned on mentioning the issues in a public review, but I got no response from the owner or manager to my private email informing them making me wonder if our feedback was received or matters.)
Another great ski trip in the books. We had a fabulous time and the house was perfect. Thank you.
We enjoy our time here so much!
Had a wonderful time skiing at AL. The views from the property are amazing.
Always love going to Chandler Ranch
What is there to not love. The views are amazing, the house comfortable and it is close to Anthony lakes.
Always a joy to be at Chandler Ranch!
We loved the big sky views and cozy yet roomy cabin. Accommodated our group of three families well.
The City of Haines, population 420, is 8-miles away, with Baker City, population 9,800, 20-miles away providing the comforts of small town needs. Baker Valley, an agricultural center of industry, was a thriving gold mining center in its history with numerous ghost towns to explore. The Oregon Trail passed through the valley below the Ranch where the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is about 25-miles away. Deer, elk, coyote, turkey, bear and other wild animals live on the Ranch and can be seen from the comforts of the house or outside on the decks. The Ranch includes both forest and open fields. During the summer cattle graze just outside of the yard. This home was designed and built for vacations, and was completed in January 2003. We have tried to include everything to make your stay comfortable. The nearest neighbor is 1/2 mile away so privacy and quiet is assured.
Additional information about rental rates
Notice: Beginning July 1, 2018 HomeAway is collecting and paying the 1.8% of the nightly fee for the Oregon State Lodging Tax. The Baker County 7% Lodging/Room Tax is an additional amount due that HomeAway is not collecting at this time. It will be due separately and calculated based upon each reservation. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes and have requested a fix from HomeAway. We appreciate everyone working with us on this as we wait for the solution. $1500/week plus room tax 8% Two day minimum stay.