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We walked in and immediatley called (and emailed) requesting to rent again the following year! We spent most of our time at the Country Fest, but we still enjoyed the little shops and restuarants. Randy's made a great latte and his homemade cinnamon rolls were yummy!! We want to keep this place a secret!
Thank you for sharing your home and we look forward to our return stay - thank you!!!
We had a big ticket to fill—we needed a place where our large family could have a relaxing and memorable Thanksgiving. "The Loft" provided all the charm and comfort we could imagine. Everyone had a marvelous time. The spaciousness, comfortable sleeping arrangements, well stocked kitchen and pantry, entertainment and atmosphere was perfect. It was so clean and easy to manage with our large party too. Brownsville is a charming little town that enhanced our evening walks. Thank you Kelly. You have outdone yourself providing a beautiful, comfortable home.
Spacious large rustic loft but with all the modern amenities that a family would need. Located in downtown Brownsville, Oregon, we walked through town and enjoyed the antique and clothing shops. We even helped to judge a local quilting contest and got a chance to see a number of beautiful quilts! Just 30 minutes to Oregon State University in Corvallis we spent some time over there as well. Beds are comfortable and the loft is clean with good views of the surrounding area. It's my best kept secret that I'm now sharing with you.
My wife Susan and I have stayed at the C.J. Howe Vacation Loft twice. We stayed a week in September 2012 and again September 2015. Not the best time to stay in Oregon. The first visit we rented a convertible and had the top down all but two days. This trip we had a half day of sunshine. That’s Oregon in the early fall. Our next visit will be in July or August if there is availability at the Loft.
Why did we come back? There are quite a few things we like about staying at the Loft. I will list them not necessarily in the order of their priority, but as they come to mind.
First, we like the fact it is half way between Corvallis and Eugene. These are two amazing towns with lots of things to do and great places to eat.
Second, it is “off the beaten and path.” Brownsville is a quaint little town with no tourist attraction to bring outsiders. Mostly you meet the locals, who happen to be very friendly people. It is a quiet town and we find the atmosphere particularly relaxing. There is a farmers market directly across the street Saturday morning. We got great veggies and a berry custard pie. Yum! Directly behind the loft is the Linn County Historical Museum and across the street in the front is an amazing antique shop. These are only open on the weekend if my memory serves. It is a short walk from the loft to Pioneer Park, which features the Calapooia River. The loft has room to bring your kids and the park has a great play area with a climbing wall and some very interesting apparatus to play on. http://www.ci.brownsville.or.us/park.html
Then there is the Loft itself. The loft has been clean and well maintained for both our visits. There are four Bedroom and we have only slept in one bed and it was firm and comfortable. The linins and pillows are nice. There is a big washer and dryer. When we are staying someplace for a week we like to wash clothes and not have to pack so much. We went with suitcases filled with clean clothes and we came home the same way. It could easily accommodate eight people, yet it is still cozy for the two of us. WE LOVE THE GREAT ROOM. It is huge and has couches and chairs, a large dining room table, a great tall kitchen island table and stools, a wood-burning stove and a large modern kitchen. The kitchen is fully stocked with every appliance you could ask for, nice silver and glassware, and good knives. There is a large double door fridge. Sue and I are foodies. Sue is an excellent cook so this is very important to us. We have found an AMAZING grocery store in Corvallis called Market Of Choice, 922 NW Circle Blvd. It is about a half hour from the Loft. There are a number of locations in Eugene as well. http://www.marketofchoice.com/about-market-of-choice/locations. Don’t get me started. We bought King Salmon and Tuna that had been hook caught hours before and the fish was “to die for.” The friendly staff turned us on to a week’s supply of amazing local wines. The buy local is a big deal in Oregon and I am glad it is because we got great wine, bear, produce, cheese, salsa, and bread, OK! This all comes back to the Loft’s great kitchen and big fridge, and now were talkin’! So the combination of the great markets and the great kitchen and the wonderful great room make for wonderful dining in the loft. Because the Loft is such an inviting place our rainy visit this year was enjoyable. It is a totally relaxing place to sleep in, put a fire in the stove, read a good book, sipping Pinot Noir.
Finally, there is this region of Oregon itself. The sightseeing and hiking is wonderful. There is no shortage of wine tasting opportunities. We have gone to great concerts on both visits and found fabulous restaurants. We can’t wait for next summer to go back