If you’re looking for a bit of peace and quiet after the madness at Christmas, this listing on Airbnb is going to be right up your tranquil street. Off the grid in Douglas County, Oregon, sits Summit Prairie, a lookout tower cabin which sits atop a 40-acre meadow on 160 acres of private land.

Summit Prairie Lookout Tower, Oregon

Surrounded by the Umpqua National Forest, Summit Prairie was modelled after Fire Lookout Towers built by the US Forest Service in the early 1900’s. While it may not come with a television, Wi-Fi, clock or even a mirror, it does come with all the essentials you’d need as well as stunning views of the surrounding wilderness to ensure a once in a lifetime experience.

Vintage in design, the off-grid retreat is equipped with modern necessities like a full kitchen, outdoor shower with hot water, and gas stove. The upstairs cupola houses a private guest room with a queen-size bed, while a pair of twin beds are located in the main living area. But the cabin’s main attraction is the wrap-around deck which overlooks the meadow below.


When the owners of Summit Prairie says it’s ‘off-grid’ they really mean it. The nearest supermarket is an hour away, so stocking up before arrival is recommended. The abode is the perfect base for some trekking, however, with day trips to Crater Lake 2 hours away, Rogue River Rafting 45 minutes away and the stunning South Umpqua Falls 45 minutes away too.

Summit Prairie is available to book over at the Airbnb Website for £133 a night. You should be warned, however, the place is on over 18,000 Airbnb Wish Lists and they can only take about 45-50 reservations per year. Best perfect your pitch ASAP!




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