Sisters, Oregon, a place I had grown to know for its random western charm and unavoidable 20mph speed limit. This small town is home to the biggest quilt festival and home to our Airbnb for the weekend. On our arrival, it seemed as touristy as ever, with scenes of wide-eyed middle-aged mothers dragging their phone-attached entourage into yet another faux western store on every corner.
As Siri directed us through town, it was only a matter of time before we realized that the place we had booked was “off-the-beaten-path” to say the least. Passing the last kitschy storefront, we continued into the suburbs that quickly gave way to forest and, without much notice, an unpaved road.
The red rock gravel road slowed us to a break neck speed of 15 mph. It was several miles before a small house caught my eye as we passed under a large gateway of treated logs. Two dogs ran up to the car from both directions, and then we saw the main house.
If you are in the area of Sisters, Oregon, this is a place where you can be certain to escape. Be aware, however, that the owner is allergic to any synthetic smells. You are not allowed to have any perfumes, detergents, deodorants inside the house. She is a wonderful woman — warm, welcoming and wildly enthusiastic about the area, so please adhere to her small request. Click here for the Airbnb Listing and more photos!