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Upper Chetco School, Rates 125.00-300.00 per night

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1-4 unique bedrooms, Come stay and play at an old school in a beautiful location

Rates= 1 WING (each sleeps 7, 2 bathrooms, access to gym and game room)

1-2 people 125.00 per night, 50.00 cleaning fee

2-7 people 150.00 per night, 100.00 cleaning fee

BOTH SIDES 4 BEDROOMS 3 BATHROOMS, 300.00 per night, 200 cleaning fee

Over 7 people for one side or 14 for both sides accrue additional fees specific to circumstances

(We only rent school to one patron at a time even if they are only using one side of the school)


The old Upper Chetco School is now open as a rustic getaway for families, fishermen, hikers, bikers, swimmers and people who love the Chetco River! Short miles to Riverside Market going back to town or Loeb Park heading up river. As only locals know Brookings is home to the beautiful banana belt which comes with a marine layer frequent in the summer. Just above the fog line, enjoy a short trip to the ocean for the day and then retreat to sunshine and a swim in the river at Loeb Park or one of the many river bars on the Chetco.

The South Wing consists of two large "schoolrooms." One with a modest kitchen and open living room. The living room has two couches and a futon that can be used as a bed. The second houses the library books from the school along with 3 queen sized beds. The large bathroom has an overhead shower and roomy stall area.

The North wing is more cozy and not as bright. Has a cabin feel with the one "schoolroom" equipped with a king and a queen bed in the same large studio room as kitchen and living room area. The bathroom is the mirror of the South wing bathroom with overhead shower and floor drain. Two very small "office" rooms are off the hallway. One room has a single twin and the next has a single bed with trundle. These rooms lead into the laundry room for the entire rental. The third small half bathroom is sandwiched between the gym and game room and labeled "outhouse."

Converted from school rooms, this rental is unique and unconventional. Some of the perks include a playground and gym at your doorstep, a game room with pool, ping pong and air hockey, a large stone fire pit, an outdoor basketball court, a library with hundreds of interesting reads, and spacious rooms. Surrounded by horse pastures we have a large parking area and are fully wheelchair accessible. Enjoy the Upper Chetco ideally located at the gateway to the Upper Chetco River and the Kalmiopis Wilderness area.

More Details

Erin McLennan
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Brookings, Oregon

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , One large bathroom, large walk-in shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , "Outhouse", small bathroom between gym and game room
  • One large bathroom, large walk-in shower. Two sinks, one toilet. Bright colors, bench seat, concrete floor and floor drain. Stall for toilet, stall for overhead shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 3 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 large double bed , North Wing
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , Trundle pull out
  • South Wing bedroom approximately 700 square feet, 3 queen beds. North Wing bedroom approximately 900 square feet with kitchen and living combined, 1 king, 1 queen. North Wing small office bedroom, 1 twin North Wing small office bedroom, 1 twin trundle (sleeps 2)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Upper Chetco School, Rates 125.00-300.00 per night
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews

The kiddos loved coming to this school!!!

  • 5 of 5

My 3 daughters and their families (7 grandchildren) had come from Bend & Seattle for a memorial service at a local beach and we wanted to all stay together. The Upper Chetco School was the perfect spot for our family gathering! We rented the whole school (both sides.) It was very comfy and there was plenty of room for all of us. The “main” kitchen was our gathering place. It was well equipped and had good space for preparing meals. There was plenty of sitting area and a large coffee table where we could spread out old photos of grandma and share our memories.

Sleeping arrangements were easy with so much room. And the bathrooms were very easily managed.

The kids, from ages 4 to 14, had so much fun playing on the playground or in the gym. (They brought their nerf guns and put together a competition with the grown-ups.) And, of course, the older kids enjoyed the table games in the play room.

The location was great. Just a quick drive into town. Some of our party enjoyed the redwoods just down the road at Loeb Park. We only stayed 2 nights, so we didn’t get to explore the nearby Chetco River.

Thank you Erin, for allowing us to stay at your schoolhouse! It was a perfect fit for our family and the girls are thinking it might be a great spot for a future family getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Annual Family Trip

  • 5 of 5

Every year we take our kids and grandkids on a family trip. I found this place online after my oldest grandson said he wished he could go fishing on our trip. I was thinking he would be able to fish on the Chetco, but found out there was more to it than we realized. Needless to say there was so much to do with the gym and game room that fishing wasn't missed too much. We thoroughly enjoyed staying in an old school as we rented both wings. The house was very well stocked and cozy. All of us adults played like kids in the gym and playground, along with a night out by the fire pit. It worked well with our family, however, the only thing that would be helpful is if there could be more bedrooms or some sort of separation between the beds. We were definitely creative in our sleeping arrangements. But all in all that was fun too! Our kids are thinking of this location for some future trips with their friends. To summarize this will stay on our radar for future trips and the best thing of all was I never heard anyone say they were bored!!! Thank you and Erin, you were very helpful and considerate with any questions and emails.

  • Review Submitted: 23/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2018 Banana Belt Weekend stay.

  • 5 of 5

What an experience. We had an amazing time. Tried to do little bit of everything . Pool,air hockey, pingpong,and we gave the gym a great workout. Basketball &wiffleball. We had a blast

  • Review Submitted: 18/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique. Family friendly. Lots of room. Great game room.

  • 5 of 5

Found the place very clean and well stocked with linens and kitchen utensils. This is a large rental with lots of room. A great game room: pool, phoos ball, ping pong, air hockey and more.

Large outdoor fire pit with sitting rocks. Indoor or outdoor basketball courts with basketballs provided. Tall swing set and jungle gym for children. Close to Chetco River access along the north bank. Wide open surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: 06/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great memories & family fun!!

  • 5 of 5

Never knew a converted school house could be such a great vacation spot! Not only is there SO much to do (basketball in the gym, pool, ping pong, firepit, etc), but it’s comfortable and roomy at the same time, and the location is awesome - near the beautiful river, hiking trails & coast. We’ll return again & next time with more people to share the fun. Memories of this rental will last a lifetime!

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heather!!! Thanks so much for taking care of our school and leaving it so clean! How many kids you have? And dogs? Wow! Never would have guessed. Makes it so nice when people leave it like you do! Thanks again, Erin
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We loved this place so much!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my family and my sister and her family. In all we had 16 people and so we rented the entire place. We all slept comfortably and it fit us so well. The Kids LOVED the gym and play room and we could have stayed the entire week just at the school house hanging out and having fun but there was also so much to do with in a short drive that we ended up going places almost every day. We loved the river and played in it almost every. We drove up the road just about 5 minutes to the Loeb state park and played in the river there. We played in the ocean and picked blackberries. We had a blast!!! Thanks so much.

  • Review Submitted: 12/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Oxen Fre
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Salmon Run Gold Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$134.73
Damage Deposit AU$134.73

Although this property is ideal for large groups, there is only one bathroom and one bedroom per wing. If the number of people exceeds 7 for one side or 14 for both additional charges apply. In addition, we have had to add damage protection for all due to the ill use of a few customers. We expect to be notified if there are broken items and also for things to be put back as they are found. PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT HOST EVENTS. WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY SET UP TO DO SO. Thanks for understanding!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.