Information for our guests...

Aspen House 8 is one of 24 Aspen Houses situated in a common area of aspen and fir forest that is frequented by wildlife.  This common area gives a feeling of privacy even while sitting on the deck enjoying an afternoon cocktail or barbecue.   It's a short walk from our cabin to see the ducks in Aspen Lake.  There are three bedrooms and two baths in a living space of 1,175 square feet plus 412 square feet of deck, with propane barbecue and picnic table.  There is a double-height ceiling over the living-dining-kitchen area.   The upstairs bedroom (which opens loft-style, without a door, off the stairway) has a queen-size bed and a bathroom with stall shower.  The master bedroom downstairs has a queen-size bed and shares a bathroom (with tub shower) with the third bedroom.  The third bedroom has a bunk bed and a single bed (i.e., it sleeps three).  Therefore, depending on sleeping arrangements, beds are provided for up to seven.  All linens and towels are provided.    In the livingroom there's a wood burning fireplace insert (firewood is provided), cable TV, VCR/DVD player, tape/CD-player, and a large number of books, puzzles, and games.  Bring your computer and connect to our highspeed internet by ethernet cable or wireless.   In the kitchen we have refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, blender, drip coffee maker (also a coffee grinder), cooking utensils, and complete service for eight.  The utility area has a full-size washer and dryer.

To find us:  Black Butte Ranch is about 7 miles west of Sisters on Hwy 20.    Aspen House 8 is located between D5 and D6 on the map.

Recreation and facilities on the ranch include swimming (four pools), tennis, volley ball, basketball, horseback trail rides (in summer), golf (two 18-hole courses), and miles of paved paths for bike riding and walking.  The Glaze Meadow Recreation Center has both outdoor and indoors swimming pools   In our outside storage shed we have five "moderate" condition bikes available for your use.  The Ranch also rents new mountain bikes and bike trailers for small children.  There are three restaurants: The Lodge for fine dining, short orders at the Lake Side Bistro, and casual dinning at Robert's Pub.  There are also a small general store (which rents videos) and a sportswear/gift shop.  There is "recreation barn" where activities are scheduled for children of all ages up through teens; a fee is charged for some of the activities.  Contact the Ranch for information about  other activities and golf; printed activity schedules and brochures are also available at the Lodge.

The rental rate for our cabin is  $185 per night during the low season (September through June) and $205 per night during the high season (July and August).  We also charge a one-time $130 cleaning fee. Taxes include the Oregon Transient Lodging 1.8% Tax  plus the Deschutes County 8% tax on room and cleaning.  See Rate Table for total charges.   Because we rent directly to you we are able to keep rates low.  Please compare our rates with what is charged for BBR-managed Aspen HousesWe have a two-night minimum (three-night minimum on holidays) from September through June and a one-week minimum during July and August.  All July and August weeks are Sunday to Sunday to prevent overlap and to accomodate our housekeeper.  Check-in time is after 4:00 pm and check-out by noon.  Black Butte Ranch charges a $8 per person (over the age of 7) per day "Access and Recreation Fee", which is payable directly to the Ranch when you check in.   Because of the access fee there are no separate charges to use any of the recreation facilities (including swimming pools and tennis courts) except for golf and horseback riding.  There also is a modest fee for some of the supervised activities for kids at the Recreation Center.  

When you make a reservation, we ask for one night deposit for weekends and two nights for a week.  For questions or reservations call or e-mail us (see bottom of this page).  When we receive your deposit we will send you a written  confirmation plus additional information about our cabin.   The balance of your rental will be due at least two weeks before check-in, at which time we will provide you with a key, care information about the cabin, and access information.

Cancellation policy.  Because, of course, we turn away potential guests after a reservation has been made, deposits will not be refunded (unless we can re-rent) if cancellations are not made more than 4 weeks in advance of July, August, or holiday reservations or within 2 weeks in advance of other reservations.

If our cabin is not available when you would like, we have listed several other rental options for you.  Black Butte Ranch also has a list of rates for units that it manages, including other Aspen Houses.

No smoking or pets are permitted.   There are kennels available in Sisters (7 miles east) if you are traveling with pets.

We make every effort to keep our cabin comfortable and in excellent condition for your enjoyment and complete relaxation, and look forward to sharing it with you.  Please give us a call or e-mail with your questions.  Click here to see a copy of the checklist we give our guests for arrival and departure during the summer (June-Oct) and winter (Nov-May).

John and Gretchen Morris (541)752-3214 or


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