27.1 miles from Detroit Lake
The Little Lavender Acre is in the heart of Oregon's beautiful Willamette Valley. Our working lavender farm is located just outside of the sleepy little town of Sublimity just east of Salem.
- Downtown Salem (20 minutes)
- Silver Creek Falls (25 minutes)
- Oregon Garden / Silverton (20 minutes)
- Portland (1 hr)
- Oregon Coast (1.5 hrs)
The surrounding hills include numerous hiking destinations including Opal Creek and Breitenbush Hot Springs. The Willamette Valley is also home to many wineries and craft breweries.
Our charming home was the original farmhouse for 200 acres, and it is nearly 100 years old. Much of the lumber used in the fir floors and wood trim throughout the house was milled on these 200 acres. Over the past decade, much love and thoughtful care has been taken as we have continued to restore and update it to create a comfortable home where visitors can relax in the peace that you are sure to find here. Many of the furnishings are vintage pieces that have been acquired locally from the surrounding farms. You will wake up to hear the birds sing from the cedar and walnut trees. Of course, you can also sit on the lawn or gaze out the windows to enjoy views of our lavender field during the summer blooming times. A herd of deer frequently sleep in our back field and come to nibble between the rows of lavender at dusk nearly every evening. In the fall and wintertime, create fond memories with loved ones playing board games in front of the fire or cooking hearty meals together in spacious kitchen. Finish off the day with a warm long soak in the deep cast iron tub under the soft glow of the crystal chandelier. Have a glass of wine on our large covered porch in the evening or enjoy your morning tea in the enclosed sun room with views of the back property. Come and enjoy our cozy and seasonally decorated farmhouse. In the summer you can enjoy the air-conditioned indoor areas, the covered porch, or the spacious grounds for a picnic. In the fall and winter, play games, watch old movies and cook hearty meals as you settle in around the fire or take a soak with a glass of wine in the cast iron bathtub. Our place also serves as a handy launching pad as you tour wineries throughout the region.
The Main Floor
Several steps leading up into the large deck in front of the home with a covered area for visiting as well as an area that is uncovered if you'd like to enjoy the sunshine. A propane BBQ is provided. There is ample, comfortable seating on the porch, which look out over two of the largest incense cedar trees in the area. Once inside the house, on the main floor, there is an open floor plan with a spacious kitchen, dining room, and living room. There is also a bathroom and the master bedroom, as well as the laundry room. The kitchen has corian countertops with plenty of elbow room for multiple chefs in the kitchen. The kitchen is well stocked with vintage English dishes, cookware, wine glasses, a coffee maker and grinder, several crock pots and casserole dishes, a french press, spices, common pantry essentials and condiments, a hot air popcorn maker, blender, hand-mixer, rolling pin, cutlery, microwave, dishwasher, oven, and a waffle iron. Coffee, tea, hot cocoa mix, butter, and syrup is provided. The living room has an efficient mahogany ceramic pellet stove to maintain the cozy and romantic ambiance during the fall and winter months, several comfortable couches and chairs, and a large TV with an Amazon FireStick to access your online Hulu, Amazon, or Netflix entertainment. The bathroom has a detached powder room with a cast iron deep soaking tub, which is accessible through the master bedroom. Nice linens, quilts and simple toiletries are provided. Hair dryers are provided. There is a laundry room with a new washer, dryer, laundry supplies, and ironing board off the kitchen.
Anointed with a comfortable Tempurpedic queen size four poster bed and matching cherry bedroom set, organic cotton sheets and a lovely 100 year old tufted red velvet rocking chair that is stuffed with horse hair. Master walk-in closet and access to the soaking tub and bathroom.
Located just off the laundry room, this quaint little porch is the perfect place to have a few minutes of quiet as you relax on vintage comfortable furniture. Overlooking the back property, this is room provides a nice refuge to read, visit, or meditate with a cup of tea in the morning.
Upstairs, there are three large bedrooms and a full bathroom. All of the bedrooms have comfortable (real) mattresses and bedding, night stands, and dressers. Two of the bedrooms each have a queen size bed, and the third bedroom has one twin and one full size memory foam bed. The third bedroom has a porta-crib, games, and children’s books. It also has a smaller TV with an Amazon FireStick. Each bedroom upstairs has a ceiling fan. The large bathroom has a double sink vanity, bathtub, and shower. We have an additional aero bed (full size) that may be available upon request if needed.
We do have WiFi, provide simple toiletries and high quality linens, bedding, and laundry supplies.
Unfortunately, we cannot allow any pets, smoking, or campfires of any kind inside the home or on the property.
We are located out in the country, just a five minute drive from the quaint small towns of Sublimity, Stayton, and Aumsville. The Santiam Golf Course and the location for the annual Sublimity Harvest Festival and the Santiam Stampede & Rodeo are a two minute drive away.
We warmly welcome ALL of our guests, no matter where you are from, how you worship, and who you love.