Off-grid living at its finest! Along Elliot creek- headwaters to the Rogue River- Only three miles from Applegate Lake, tucked into the hillside on a gated road, this place is a relaxing, rustic retreat!
With unique cabins, domes, treehouse, a bus, magical abodes and camping sites, we host a variety of travelers throughout the year. Our property is totally off-grid utilizing solar energy for lights, running water, wifi and power. Enjoy our hot, hot solar shower and Elliott creek baths, woodstoves for heat & cooking, and organic veggies in our spacious garden! We believe in a sustainable lifestyle and are looking forward to sharing our home with likeminded adventurers!
The Ivy Cabin has running cold water, electricity for charging devices or powering a small speaker, an amazing woodstove for heating and cooking, and a sweet loft space with a unique library ladder!
It has a double size mattress in the loft, and a comfy futon mattress downstairs. The cabin is clean but fairly rustic, and while we provide folded clean linens and towels in a cabinet - please bring your own sheets, sleeping bags, towels, etc!!
The Ivy cabin is quite close to the main house, communal deck, picnic table, parking area and awesome solar shower. The hammock, meditation areas and creek side communal fire ring are down by the creek. Ivy Cabin renters will have a short walk to get to the outhouse (simple, composting, sawdust type).
We have certified (AMAZING) artisan well water in the cabin and available in all the spigots around the property, and guests are welcome to forage in the organic garden and walk the trails throughout the property during their stay! Please keep the garden gate closed at all times and pets are not allowed in the garden, please!!
Our property is filled with moss, ferns, mushrooms, flowers, endless blackberries, an organic garden, and fantastic swimming and fishing spots in the crystal clear waters of Elliot Creek.
We are hidden on gated road, surrounded by National Forest land, and just 5 minutes from Applegate Lake. We are 45min from Medford, the closest town being 30min to Ruch, Oregon. Upon booking we send an easy to follow map with the padlock gatecode.
We live off-grid with solar electricity, outdoor solar shower, and a composting toilet available to hipcampers.
There is no cell phone reception anywhere on the property, but we do have reliable wifi and use email and facebook messenger to stay in contact while out here.
Our wifi is not suitable, though, for streaming or downloading.
We like to travel a lot- so sometimes you will be greeted by our land host, and other times left to stay on your own! But we will always be happy to give you a tour of the land and garden if we can! When we are here, we stay around the main house, and we also host occasional wwoofers and work/trade volunteers on the property.
We are always available to give guidance to surrounding hikes, best fishing spots, ect!
Beautiful Elliott Creek is the headwaters of the Rogue River and runs through the property. It is ideal for water playing, floating, and fishing. Applegate Lake is only minutes away, but we are in a private, safe, quiet little community of 6 houses beyond a gate, surrounded by forest.
The land also hosts unique cabins, geodesic domes, a treehouse, sauna/cabin, small orchard, and an organic garden- all thanks to Johan, who has loved and landscaped this property for over 10 years.
There are some amazing hikes from the property, including a couple National Forest trails that are in-accessable to the public due to the gate (which we will provide you with the 4 digit code to after booking!). Our roads also link up with the Pacific Crest Trail and Siskiyou Crest Trails near Bloomfield Pass.
Fires are only allowed in the large communal fire pit on the main property, but are strictly forbidden during peak fire danger season. Firewood is available for purchase upon request.
Pets are welcome if they are well-behaved and friendly with other animals.
Please let us know if you plan on bringing any pets or animals!
The garden space is strictly off limits to pets, besides Pumpkin- the resident cat on the property. We have lots of wildlife in the area so we don't recommend letting your dog loose unless you are sure they won't chase, and of course find a shovel or dispose of pet waste on the property !
The Garden is open for guests to forage from and enjoy, but PLEASE no animals in the garden! Depending on the time of year there are all sorts of yummy things, but please do not eat anything unless you are 100% sure of what it is!
There is also an incredible 60ft. high tree house on the property which is off-limits to guests, as are the creekside sauna and bus/cabins unless arranged in advance.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 10 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Ivy Guesthouse - Applegate Haven
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Two words: geodesic paradise!
Johan is a builder, specializing in geodesic domes and there are several on the property in various uses. He's a creative genius because there's a lot of neat design touches everywhere. The Ivy Guesthouse for example has a vintage library ladder on a neat pulley system that's weighed by a big rock.
We love the variety of hangout spots...a relaxing hammock by the creek, sandy beaches, decks and handmade wooden benches, a sweet edible garden (where you can pick strawberries to eat!), and a fire pit. So many ways to slow down and relax!
The drive here was also breathtaking. We drove on a road that winds around Applegate Lake with several stopping points for a dip. Johan's place is just a little past the lake, on a private drive that follows a creek. If you like trees, water, and a unique setting this is the place!
My 10 year old son and I stayed a night here with our dog on a redwoods road trip. He says the night at this cabin was the best part of a weeklong road trip. We loved everything about this spot. The river was beautiful and Liza was so nice. Everything about this place was perfect for us. Very dog friendly.
Quiet and out of the way! Host was awesome. Very dog friendly. Dog were allowed off the leash to play in the creek. If you go in the summer time bring some battery powered fans and lots of mosquito spray. Wish I could have stayed longer.
My partner and stayed in the guesthouse in July 2018. It was easily the most comfortable, serene, and inviting space we stayed in on our drive from SF to Vancouver. Johan was warm, friendly, and made us feel right at home. Having meals and coffee overlooking the Creek was amazing.
Ivy Guesthouse compound was beautiful outdoors and inside. What’s not to like about responsive and gracious hosts, beautiful creek, swimming hole, tree house, lush garden, porch with a view, great hiking nearby, and comfortable quiet quaint sleeping and eating spaces? Beautiful drive there, close enough to Ashland for our theater day/night adventure too.