4.4 on April 14, 2018
I was looking for a Spring Break getaway with my 3 year old, away ay from the crowds and full of nature. Powder Creek Ranch was perfect! The owner, Brenda, was very friendly and low key. The large grounds were perfect for a young and energetic preschooler to wander and explore. We loved feeding the animals and collecting fresh eggs for breakfast! Dinner and breakfast were delicious and having kids movies available was a definite plus. I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone looking for a relaxing and warm, natural vacation.
4.4 on March 25, 2018
A cozy getaway immersed in nature. The amazing log cabin combines quaint and modern, offering both communal comfort and privacy. We stayed in the Heritage Sweet off the loft and enjoyed the comfort and beautiful view of the lakes and forest. When we arrived, we were greeted by Lily and Rory (the family dogs) who were both very gentle with my 2-year-old daughter and offered endless entertainment. Brenda is an amazing host and an exquisite cook. She made us a delicious salmon dinner when we arrived in the evening, complete with homemade apple crisp for dessert. In the morning, after filling us up with a lovely breakfast of farm-fresh eggs and home raised sausage casserole accompanied by fresh coffee, juice and fruit, she took us out to see the animals. My daughter was thrilled to feed the deer, chickens, pigs, cows and horses and was even invited to collect eggs in the evening. During the day we explored the property (river, trails and meadow), took a day trip to Pacific City and enjoyed conversing with Brenda and her family. Sunday morning, we woke up to the elk herd on the front lawn. We had another amazing breakfast and deer feeding session before saying our goodbyes. We made sure not to leave without a few dozen fresh eggs and home-made jam from the ranch. We then headed down the road to hike the 1-mile Niagara Fall trail before heading home to Salem. We had an amazing experience and will definitely be back, maybe this summer to stay at the campground Brenda is adding down by the river.
4.8 on February 25, 2018
Amazing B&B! Hosts went out of their way to welcome our family. Totally above and beyond. We love the environment and outdoor area, and the hosts even more! So grateful for such a wonderful experience!
5 on February 17, 2018
We can't wait to come back again! Bev and Brenda are the best hostesses that we ever met!! Amazing home!! Thank you for letting us be a part of your family.
4.0 on October 20, 2017
My wife and I can not express how much we loved our stay at Powder Creek Ranch. The food was great, the room was clean, loved the owners. Everything about this place was so charming and we would love to go back.
4.0 on September 07, 2017
We enjoyed our quiet getaway & it was great to be unplugged from hustle & bustle! Brenda & Hillary are gracious hostesses who took care of our needs & prepared delicious breakfasts & dinners! And accommodated my need for gluten free meals. We loved the ranch & all the friendly animals to greet us. Her B&B is beautiful & the nearby hiking trails for more "escape" was very nice. We saw country we'd never seen despite only living 2 hours away! Scrabble & Cribbage added to the downtime.
4.4 on September 05, 2017
Quiet, peaceful and beutiful setting. Owners made me feel like one of the family. If you are looking for a country experience with wildlife and farm animals to enhance your stay, you will enjoy Powder Creek.
5 on August 13, 2017
The Powder Creek Ranch B & B is lovely from the beautiful location to the kind hospitality and warmth of it's proprietress, Brenda. My room was very spacious with it's own patio, comfortable bathroom, and huge bed. Taking a book and reading on the porch while watching the chickens was a treat matched only when the cat decided to join me and snuggled for a bit on my lap before he was off on his next adventure. Breakfast was delicious and abundant. Sitting all together at the dining room table was a nice touch. The log cabin house is beautiful inside with the use of the massive doug fir logs and layout. I left my phone charger in my and Brenda kindly popped it in the mail the next day. A great visit for a single get away. Remember to feed the deer in the morning!
5 on June 29, 2016
What a find this was! If you're traveling the Oregon coastal area and looking for a place to stay other than your typical beach town options, this is well worth the 10 mile drive from Rt. 101. The hosts are wonderful people, the house is gorgeous and very comfy, and the surrounding 360 acres are stunning. A great place for nature and animal lovers. Our room and the breakfast in the morning were top notch and we so enjoyed our conversations with the host family. Will definitely go back here if we ever find ourselves in western Oregon again!
Hi, Thanks so much for the raving review! I really appreciate your time and effort and I am especially happy that you loved your visit to the Ranch. We loved meeting you too! Many blessings to you, Brenda and family
- Brenda (innkeeper)
5 on August 09, 2015
Well, where does one start. There is so much about Powder Creek Ranch that you will find delightful. It is nestled in the pacific coast range. If you love nature and getting away from the crowds, this is the place to go. The Ranch is surrounded by beautiful forest and has a variety of domesticated animals such as pigs, cows, chickens, turkeys, goats, rabbits, a llama and an adorable little Jersey calf. They have a large Komondor dog named Lily that is a loving gentle giant. I must also mention the pet tom turkey, Romeo. What a character this tom is. He is friendly and will follow you around the property. So cute! Wildlife is abundant here. I observed numerous bird species. Blacktail Deer are frequently seen. They are fairly trusting and allow you to get close without spooking. The majestic Roosevelt Elk population are good in this area and you just might get lucky enough to see a herd. One side of their property is bordered by the Nestucca River. This river has good runs of salmon and steelhead and can provide excellent fishing at the right time of year. The large log home is absolutely beautiful and is tastefully furnished throughout. We stayed in the ground level room called the Eastlake Suite. It is spacious and very comfortable. It has a nice view of the pond from the bay window. It has a soaking tub and a private deck with an outside entrance to boot! The breakfasts are absolutely awesome and there is plenty to eat. They also offer an optional dinner that is well worth taking advantage of. Brenda is an outstanding chef. There are so many wonderful things about the Powder Creek Ranch, but for us, the highlight of this stay was the opportunity to get to know the hosts. Dennis, Brenda, and their charming daughter Hillary are great down to earth people and a pleasure to converse with. We also got to meet Brenda’s mother Bev, a very nice lady indeed! We want to thank you for a wonderful time. We look forward to our next visit. Rick & Diana.
Hi, First, I want to apologize for the slooow response. I'm not on this site very often and just finally read your review. WOW!! What an awesome review! I'm so happy that you loved your time with us and the critters. It means a lot to me that you are satisfied enough to want to return. Thanks so much for your comments and the time you spent raving about us. :-) Many blessings to you both, Brenda and family
- Brenda (innkeeper)
5 on October 20, 2014
My husband and I just spent the weekend at Powder Creek Ranch B&B. All of their reviews were excellent and we experienced the same. The atmosphere was just what we were looking for to get out of the city and they all made us feel so welcome. The food is wonderful and healthy. A breath of fresh air we needed so badly.
5 on September 02, 2014
We were heading north on a long, coastal road trip and were looking for a nice escape from the highway. Powder Creek delivered in spades-- comfortable, homey, beautifully located and charmingly maintained. While it's a bit off the main road through Tillamook, it's well worth the drive. Our room was comfortable and nicely decorated-- it felt like staying in a nice relative's home, rather than a sterile business. I planned to stay up and read, but as soon as I lay down on the giant bed, I was fast asleep. Breakfast the next morning was delicious-- there was plenty to go around and the conversation was lively. Unlike many beds and breakfasts, our hosts sat down and joined us, which I really liked. They had charming stories about the property, which has been in the family for several decades, and we had a nice chat with them and the other guests. After breakfast, we stepped outside to feed the deer. You're not gonna find that at the Motel 6, friends. It was awesome. I wish we'd had more time to tour the grounds and relax, but we had to get back on the road. This was a perfect way to stop, rest up and get a breath of fresh air before we sped onward.
5 on August 25, 2014
We stayed here for three nights last week and had simply the best time. We stayed in the Eastlake Suite and thought it was amazing with a huge comfy bed, large bathroom with white fluffy towels and whirlpool/spa bath and walk in shower. The home cooked breakfasts and dinners were divine and Brenda is an amazng cook and Hilary is a great hardworking and beautiful person.We left feeling like part of the family and took a piece of their kindness/friendship away with us. We live in UK and wished we lived nearer so we could go stay there again. Try to stay here an experience what we experienced and share the joy and the treat.
5 on March 27, 2014
Great food, hospitality and conversation. We enjoyed our stay very much; it was beautiful and peaceful. Thanks Brenda, Bev and Hillary for the delicious, wonderfully cooked meals with fresh produce and for all of the family stories!
5 on November 18, 2013
I only spent 4 nights but my husband is still staying on, looking for the elusive Elk. The story telling of its history and family atmosphere of the ranch was awesome. I actually fed and got to pet a deer. Photo op's were "awesome". Talk about down to earth people - women with a vision, with a love of the land and what nature can provide for all of us....this is a must stop and stay for all of us.
4.6 on September 09, 2013
The hosts that welcomed us were Brenda and her daughter Hillary and we don't want to forget Brenda's mother Bev. These were the most delightful hosts that we had ever met. The breakfast were varied because we stayed there for two days and we also had dinner there. There was another couple there during our stay and they had four grown children with them and we had very enjoyable breakfast and dinner with them. The food was simply so good, well prepared and presented. Brenda is a very talented host and a very good chef! The food she served us proved it! The setting is in a charming rural area and the hosts raise their own chickens, eggs, etc. From time to time, in the morning we could watch a heard of deers that came by for food and got fed. It was quite an experience for us to see those gentle wild animals up close. Our bedroom was large and spacious with an adjoining balcony. The bed was very comfortable. We were looking for a restful stay there and we got it. We would certainly go back!
5 on August 19, 2013
This is country living at its best! The Powder Creek Ranch is more than just a bed and breakfast, it is a beautiful, restful and QUIET place to unwind and recharge. It is even more beautiful in person than the photographs express. The guest room that we had was enormous, and the bathroom had an immense bathtub, with plenty of hot water. Soaps, shampoos and other personal use items were piled high in a basket. There was also a coffee and tea service in the suite, as well as a small refrigerator. If the room wasn't enough, the charming company of Bev, Brenda and Hillary was the icing on the cake. Brenda is an accomplished cook and we all ate together, enjoying vegetables grown on the grounds, eggs from their own chickens. If you are looking for a perfectly designed retreat, look no further than the Powder Creek Bed an Breakfast!
4.6 on August 08, 2013
When we left Powder Creek, we were already scheming of ways to return. The Ranch is set on hundreds of acres of lush woods which we explored and is a working farm. All sorts of animals are around the area (but the place itself is remarkable clean), so I would warn any with allergies (especially to dogs). Brenda, Bev and Hillary run the ranch and B & B and make you feel like a guest and old-time friends simultaneously. The house itself is beautiful, open and spacious. My husband and I stayed in the Eastlake Suite and were blown away by its space and luxury. We wanted to stay another night just to be in the room. We had to depart early and Brenda was more than willing to fix breakfast in time for us to enjoy it -- made with fresh eggs too! One always takes a little bit of a risk with staying at a B & B. The only thing I would suggest is that signs are posted to the place. If you plan to stay there, MAKE SURE you check the directions on the website and do not rely upon your GPS. Otherwise, Powder Creek Ranch was a gem -- and I couldn't believe the affordable price.
4.2 on August 07, 2013
We so enjoyed our stay at the ranch. Both Bev and Brenda were very friendly,and so enjoyed meeting Brendas daughter,who always joined in for dinner, which was fabulous. Brenda is an amazing cook, so be sure to have dinner there! Loved the countryside and their two delightful dogs.
4.6 on August 04, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Powder Creek. The home is just as pictured, and feels like a mountain lodge yet very cozy. It's off the beaten path and a great place to get away from it all and relax. The home-cooked meals were fantastic and the ladies treat you like family (in a good way!). Feeding the deer by hand was a great treat. We would certainly stay here again.
5 on July 19, 2013
We had an awesome first b & b experience, it was full of nature, including humming birds and hand-feeding deer. The grounds abound with flowering plants and wildlife, all of the meals were homemade; including salmon, grilled veggies, fresh fruit and my favorite- blueberry muffins! Very quiet and serene. Thanks for a truly unforgettable experience! Danny & Roxanna Taylor, Yelm, Wa.
5 on June 21, 2013
Not only was our stay unbelievable, but on Sunday morning we got to feed the deer that frequent the property. They brought with them the cutest fawn I've ever seen. So if you looking for a b & b, this is the best place. The Eastlake room is outstanding with jacuzzi tub and in-room fireplace and the softest sheets I've ever slept on. Oh My!!!
4.4 on May 29, 2013
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay with the gals at Powder Creek Ranch! The room was spacious. The log home itself is beautiful and is surrounded by the National Forest, you can walk into the meadows and see lots of wildlife - just gorgeous!
4.8 on May 14, 2013
Truly off the beaten trail, this B&B offers you so much! From an inspiring setting to truly hospitable hosts, the food, comfy bedding, tasty and filling meals, animals galore, peaceful location and a blanket of stars, Powder Creek Lodge will NOT dissapoint!!! Proprieters Brenda, Bev and Hillary go out of their way to make your stay perfect (including directions to ensure you make your flight, thanks Bev!!!!) if you're willing to venture out you'll find hunting, fishing, casinos, retail therapy, and our favs, miles of coastal beauty and amazing seafood!!!!!
5 on May 09, 2013
The rooms are clean and nicely decorated. We enjoyed the quiet and the untouched nature all around. Overall, this place feels like home.
5 on May 08, 2013
We spent a weekend at the Powder Creek Ranch for my birthday, and I can't say enough nice things about it. Brenda, Bev and Hillary are welcoming and friendly, making you feel like an old family friend. The accomodations were beautiful and comfortable, with all of the little details thought of and taken care of. Breakfasts were beyond my wildest expectations, and I made sure I got the recipe for Bev's french toast before we left. We will definitely be staying with them again, and soon!
4.2 on March 29, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the coast range with our new friends Brenda, Bev, and Hillary. Beautiful home wonderfully situated in a quiet valley. Relaxing. Peaceful. Highly recommended for pet and wildlife lovers.
Thank you so much for your review. I appreciate the feedback and will strive to improve. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us!
- Brenda (innkeeper)
5 on March 02, 2013
This was just the break we needed away from the work a day world. Your hospitality and kindness were above and beyond what anyone could expect, not to mention the fantastic food! It was a real joy to watch the deer come in the morning and to get to feed them apples :) ! I'm looking forward to returning in the spring~summer and see the plants in bloom. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. C & T Brown
5 on February 08, 2013
We had a fantastic time during our stay at your lovely cabin. The food was sooo good. The room was cozy-warm & beautiful. Our 36th anniversary was truly very special. All of you are great! The dogs were very friendly. What a treat to see deer & elk right out our window & deck. Best Wishes- Fondly- Mike & Patty
5 on January 23, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing you home with me. I loved it! The deer, horses. cows, birds and flowers. Most especially your family. I felt so at home. I have no words to express how much I enjoyed this experience.