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Barenton Comments
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2013

  "This has been the best birthday ever. The place has a magical scenario that captivates all your senses."
  B&B, Eugene, OR 12.7.13

  "We had the most wonderful time during our first week of marriage here at Wildspring! The area is truly beautiful & holds such magic! The hosts were amazing, gracious! Miss Scarlett, the cat was lovely! We can't wait to come back and create some more wonderful memories!"
  Zed & Sarah, Baker City, OR 11.28.13

  "What an original concept, a truly unique & special place. Peace & tranquility abounds. Unforgettable."
  M.X, 11.18.13

  "We had just the best time. The cabins were lovely and food exceptional. This is a place I will be back to every year as time allows. You guys rock!"
  Carmen & Wanda, Church Women’s Retreat, 11.14.13

  "After a week of Oregon wine, water and scenic beauty, WildSpring was a perfect setting to reflect and take it all in. Peaceful, serene and understated elegance in every regard. And then there is the hot tub overlooking the Pacific with the stars above. You have outdone every measure of hospitality. Thanks for it all,"
  Nora & Lawrence C., NYC, 10.8.13

  "Thank you for this beautiful place. After the Big Girls Houplah it was really nice to stay at a place like this. both husbands were called and our requests to bring us back here were delivered. Thank you again."
  Sandra R and Mary F, 10.6.13

  "We arrived here at the onset of a huge rain & wind storm. Standing on the porch during the storm hearing the roar of the wind through the trees, seeing the trees sway and hearing & sensing the pelting rain was absolutely awesome! We love the southern Oregon coast, the Port Orford area in particular. this was our first stay here at WildSpring & we love it. Thank you for all your hard work in making our stay so enjoyable."
  Tom & Ellen, Dundee, OR 9.30.13

  "What a beautiful place to spend our honeymoon! We had a wonderful time and everything was perfect. You have created a timeless getaway!! We will be back to stay again! The food was amazing, too!! Thank you again."
  Darrin & Heather B., Beaverton, OR 9.10.13

  "Thank you for a wonderful stay. This is a very special place and you have done it "so right." What a wonderful quiet oasis in a busy life. A real get away. All your little touches show your caring & love for WildSpring. Hope to visit again."
  Marilyn & Allan L., Santa Monica, CA 8.230.13

  "O Beautiful! My girlfriend is the artist on the next page and she has captured the initial picture in both our minds as we drove from Portland to here. After we saw Port Orford, we (can't read) to WildSpring, and upon arriving immediately was taken with the layout and peacefulness of the place. Things we enjoyed here, hot tub, scones, the eight rules that made your place a success (Ed note: http://www.wildspring.com/wildspringstory.htm). In Port Orford, for east coasters used to coffee, Sirens Cove Cafe. Paula’s for a hearty meal, Redfish for a lemon drop martini, Paradise Cove for sunsets. We saw starfish, driftwood, deer, sea anemones, sea lions, whales, redwoods and enjoyed WildSpring as our homebase."
  Alec & Lisa S, West (can't read), RI, 8.13

  "The raw natural beauty of the Oregon coast is greatly enhanced by your offering's addition to it. We found the individual privacy very relaxing and comfortable, the trails for walking encourage peace of mind. Nicely done!"
  Frank, Cody & Melissa, Ocean County, NJ 8.11.13

  "Loved the WildSpring Habitat Was like nothing we ever experienced. Wonderful hospitality and great breakfast!""
  John & Ruth, McDonough, GA 8.8.13

  "Thankyou for your generous hospitality. We would loved to have stayed longer. Best wishes,"
  Paul & Sabrina, 8.3.13

  "This place is amazing! Thank you so much for following your dream. It really has touched so many who come through here. My husband and I really enjoyed our stay & we will return this time alone & without our daughter! May God continue to bless you!"
  Ray & Elva, 8.2.13

  "What a peaceful, special place! Just the place to come down from the crazy day to day life. We are celebrating our 25th anniversary and are so happy that WildSpring was our first stop...Thank you! We are going to miss this place!"
  Mark & Elaine F., 7.29.13

  "Our vacation started the minute we stepped out of the car. We couldn't have hoped for a more beautiful, peaceful or relaxing time. Thank you!"
  Wendy & Chris, Portland, OR 7.26.13

  "We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary with a trip through coastal Oregon and a few nights in your cabin in these majestic woods. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable, peaceful, and relaxing. These woods are truly an elevated state of mind that continues to unfold the longer you're here."
  Paul & Johnette, 7.24.13

  "Could not have asked for a lovelier place to spend my 51st birthday. The spirit of this place is relaxing and healing and feels magical. None of us want to leave. thank you for all the beautiful and well thought out touches of both functionality and beauty. Love the labyrinth & the sculptures all around the place. Today we turn east to return to our home in Colorado through the vest desert. We will take this cool, green serenity with us as we go. Thank you for creating this memorable haven."
  Lisa, Chris & Laura S, Boulder, CO 7.7.13

  "Thank you for this amazing place! This is our 3rd visit here in 4 years and was the perfect location for our wedding! The deck was so amazing with the view that there was no need to even decorate. Thank you for helping my new husband with his injury and making arrangements for us. Our wedding was perfect (even thought the groom was on crutches) and I am so thankful to have had it here."
  Kasey & Ashley K., 7-5-13

  "Thank you for this amazing place! We will definitely be staying longer the next time we visit! It was such a nice relaxing time. Breakfast was amazing. We couldn't have asked for a better place to make some honeymoon memories! All the little personal touches are so warm and welcoming! Thank you for such a great stay."
  Nicole & Tony, Yisle, IL 6.27.13

  "We wish we planned on staying here longer. We will be back. Just what is needed to rejuvenate the soul. It is rainy and cold but yet peaceful and serene. Lovely and we appreciate the warm welcome."
  Dave & Mancy, Berkeley, CA 6.24.13

  "During our stay we called home to check in with our 21 year old son. Before hanging up he said, "have fun camping or whatever." (I think he must have remembered something about a cabin in the woods.) I just chuckled as I looked around this place (Barenton) when he said "camping." Yet WildSpring did deliver the peace and power of the natural world that I remember from a time in life when I spent a lot more time "camping." Truly a wonderful find!"
  Diana & Nicholson N., Salem, OR, 6.17.13

  "Thank you for a truly enchanting evening on an already magical road trip! Your website set high expectations and your hospitality and ambiance manage to exceed them! This is a truly unique place! P.S. breakfast was amazing!!"
  George & Bridget C., Cleveland, OH 6.14.13

  "We celebrated Will's 46th birthday. We enjoyed the quiet respite from our busy daily life. We remembered to breathe and soak in the silence. Thank you for this lovely place and letting us soak in it for a little while."
  Melinda & Will H., Eugene, OR 4.28.13

  "A different experience for us. 3 sisters back to PO for closure from Salem to Dalles, first stop Lincoln City to say final goodbye to Dad at the ocean, then down 101 to Port Orford. Visit to grandpa's grave just up the road fro here. Final goodbye to our grandmother down by Battlerock, where she took us as kids. And finally a farewell to our mom. Last year was long & hard losing our parents 4 months apart so quickly & unexpectedly. But we came together is a family and somehow made it thru. the weather was beautiful yesterday on the beach. Now the sisters begin to heal. A different experience for us."
  P. sisters, 4.21.13

  "After a very stressful and sometimes chaotic wedding experience at Timberline Lodge, this retreat was a welcoming stay. The peace and quiet of this little slice of paradise was exactly what we needed to connect as husband and wife. The breakfast was amazing, the company divine and the scenery was perfect. The beach was a wonderful place to see wildlife and we were thankful for the restaurant recommendations. We can't thank you enough for everything. We felt like guests at a friend's house."
  Mr & Mrs W., Sacramento, CA 4.10.13

  "Thank you for your vision. My husband surprised me with a week long coast trip and this was the perfect beginning... A reminder of how lucky we are to live where we do! We feel blessed to have been able to be surrounded by good friends, beautiful scenery and delicious food! thanks again!"
  Kyle & Kaylynn G, 3.27.13

  "Best idea ever! The woods are more than I realized, fresh, comforting, peaceful, something to take with you for the coming year. We really enjoyed our short stay. We hope to come back. Best to you both,"
  The P's, 3.15.13

  "Sincerest gratitude for another restful and spiritually rejuvenating stay here at WildSpring.... Your devotion and stewardship of this land is deeply appreciated and greatly admired."
  Juliana & Dr. Jack M, Petaluma, CA 3.3.13

  "Thank you for creating such a beautiful and serene spot! It has a tranquil and sacred feel that rejuvenates the soul and quiets the mind. Breakfast was always delicious and the view was spectacular! Blessings to you both."
  Steve & Janice N., Medford, OR, 2.10.13

  "Thanks for allowing us to stay in your little piece of paradise! This is one of the most serene places we have ever visited. Beautiful views, great walks, wonderful areas for contemplation,...we feel blessed! Thank you again!"
  Bobbie & Rhonda, 1.29.13

  "A quick overnight on our trip to Palm Desert. Very Quiet and the trees are majestic! (& breakfast was great - complete with a whale show!)."
  Norinne & John C., Victoria, B.C., 1.16.13

  "Thank you for an amazing escape! The peaceful loveliness was just what we needed!"
  Mitchel & Michelle A., 1.9.13

  "This oasis has been the perfect slice of paradise. The decor is so elegant and inviting. The lovely host whom we have has the pleasure of meeting are so inspiring. Thank you for making our blissful stay so memorable. Love,"
  James & Melinda, New York 1.1.13

2012

  "What a perfect setting to celebrate the last chapter and new beginnings. Weeks of storms ceased to leave us blessed with three days of sun. Redfish and Paula’s provided fantastic dining, and Dean's breakfast is always a welcome treat. The space Dean and Michelle have created speaks to us, and I can't think of a better spot to celebrate beginning next year of our lives together."
  Eric & Debbie, Portland, OR 12.31.12

  "This has been the most magical honeymoon we could have asked for. Everything from the beautiful scenery to the warm hospitality has been fantastic. Michelle and Dean have really cultivated something great. We will never forget the wonderful memories that were made and we will definitely be back for more! thank you both so much for an unforgettable experience."
  Brittany & Nicholas T., Sacramento, CA 11.21.12

  "We had a relaxing and romantic weekend. Just what we needed after our crazy work schedules in the early Fall. It gave us time to reconnect with each other and to enjoy nature. We loved the mist and the raindrops cascading down the moss on the trees."
  April & Matt B, Rogue River, OR 10.27.12

  "We depart tomorrow celebrating Mej 64th b-day. Great relaxation. Every walk discovered a new sculpture! Loved the labyrinth. During our stay, we explored Cape Blanco and Bandon, combed the beach for agates and LOVED the hot tub every day."
  Ted & Merrille O., 10.19.12

  "Thank you for our relaxing few days. You have created a special place that we have thoroughly enjoyed during our time here. the breakfasts and your warm hospitality make WildSpring unique. We enjoyed visiting the local sites and had fine meals at the Redfish, the Crazy Norwegian and Paula’s Bistro. Hope we have an opportunity to return to the Pacific Northwest and stay again."
  Joy & Kevin, Trabuco Canyon, CA 10.10.12

  "A magical space you've created - thanks so much. We will return."
  Diane & Dick, Corvallis, OR 9.23.12

  "What a find! You thought of everything. Hope to be back."
  Carla & Robert, Vancouver, Canada 9.9.12

  "What a charming oasis of peacefulness you have created here. From the cozy cottage, to the spa, to the lovely grounds with their hidden gems, we felt we'd discovered a bit of heaven. One night was too short, and we hope to be back!"
  Ann & Chris M. , Toronto, Canada, 9.16.12

  "So great we spent an extra night. Lovely place along a lovely coast! Thanks & peace,"
  Fred & Deb, Guilderland, NY 9.5.12

  "What a wonderful oasis you have created! We enjoyed a lovely night here on our 35th anniversary celebration tour! We will return to this rustic elegance!"
  Beverly & Kirk, Portland, OR 8.24.12

  "What a glorious place to enjoy 2 nights on our honeymoon. We saw 4 deer, relaxes in the spa, experienced the Labyrinth, and sensed angelic presences as soon as we arrived. Bless you for the fabulous food and hosting this beautiful spiritual oasis."
  Adam & Jan C., Canada 8.16.12

  "What a lovely sanctuary you have created and the bungalow was so cozy! We very much enjoyed our stay - Thank you!"
  Bret & Sylvia 7.12

  "Finally a human place with a spiritual space. Trees, hot tub, full moon, whimsical nomes, crashing waves, tasty wine, a fine wife. Cozy comfortable cabin, a screeching hawk, a young deer, even a Madonna. My bride I were impressed. No more hotels, motels for us."
  Bill & Linda, Brooklyn, NY 8.3.12

  "Thank you for a lovely night - from the moment of arrival to the end of our stay, it was an experience we will always treasure."
  JC & Julie C., 7.24.12

  "Such a wonderful hidden gem. Every last detail seemed so genuine and thought out. After a few B&B swing and misses, WildSpring has restored our faith in the idea of a bed and breakfast. thoroughly enjoyed our experiences from check-in to check-out."
  Joe & Megan, 7.20.12

  "From the moment we drove up, we felt safe, secluded, and cared for. This was the second night of our honeymoon and it was the perfect balance of beauty and relaxation. Thanks for the warm room, breakfast and spa."
  Kevin & Crystal M., Medford, OR 7.16.12

  "We're here celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. We have had a very relaxing time and thoroughly enjoyed the whimsical statues and nooks. One of the best surprises of all was having the ace to ourselves. Sometimes it's nice not to share, and this was one of them. The weather has been glorious as we came from 105 in the valley. thank you for a lovely anniversary."
  Roy & Nancy Merrill, Oroville, CA 7.15.12

  "Thank you so much for the wonderful time we had at WildSpring! The land and views are spectacular and the cabin is just absolutely perfect! We loved the decor and could see ourselves retiring to a place like this someday. It is obvious that you both put a lot of time and love into this place and it expressed that love in every inch of the property. thank you also for the amazing breakfast! Always so delicious! I hope we can return at some point! Best,"
  Amiya & Charlie, Seattle, WA 7.12.12

  "My wife & I enjoyed a very relaxing day and night here during our side trip up the coast while visiting her childhood home in the southern Oregon high desert. We're feeling nice and recharged for our next stop at Crater Lake!"
  Tim & Lori C., Houston, TX 7.7.12

  "It's wonderful to feel so at home when we are so far away Your passion for this great place you have created is evident everywhere we turn, and has created an incredibly peaceful, relaxing sty. We wish you continued success."
  John & Kay, Alexandria, VA 7.4.12

  "We enjoyed our tranquil habitat for a while. This is a beautiful space. Thank you."
  Steve & Emily, 6.24.12

  "We had a wonderful time - just the R&R we needed! Thanks!"
  Sam & Danielle, 6.18.12

  "What a beautiful place. Driving over through grants Pass, Klamath Falls and then to here was a wonderful drive. Celebrating or 35th anniversary here is going to be awesome. 2 days here and we are so relaxes. We had a great time here and hope to come back again. Hoe to meet Michelle next time! the spa every night was awesome and WildSpring really is a Human Habitat Retreat! thank you!"
  Ron & Toni M, Boise, ID 6.9.12

  "What a beautiful setting. You and nature have created a truly wonderful place to rest. We will tell our friends and family so they too can enjoy the peace and beauty.""
  Les & Michelle J, San Diego, CA 6.6.12

  "When we first arrived here we were in awe with how enchanting the forest is with its beautiful ferns, moss and artwork...fairytale like. The cabins are really enchanting. I like having the wagon to help us carry our luggage to the cabins, it make a cumbersome task a pleasant experience. It's all those little touches that helped make this place so special...the umbrellas...they received many compliments at the farmers market and I told them who supplied them. Thank you for the gluten-free breakfasts. Sincerely,"
  Daisy & Morgan, K, Reno, NV 6.3.12

  "3rd year back and just as incredible as before. Not a better place to celebrate my birthday and anniversary of my husband’s proposal. Last night swinging in the hammock under the canopy of trees and a clear sky was the highlight. Until next year..."
  Kelly & Aaron J., Hood River, OR 5.28.12

  "What an amazing find! My husband and I will be back someday in our travels. Peaceful & uncomplicated - a joy. Thank you!! Warmest Regards,"
  Mark & Leah H, Northglenn, CO 5.23.12

  "Cool cabin, lush grounds. Make sure you request the muffin for breakfast, homemade. Also, don't be afraid of the rope swing, it's fun. For dining try Paula's Restaurant and Grill, first class through a& through."
  Nick & Maria, Soledad, CA 5.18.12

  "A delightful stay - so relaxing and the owners are extremely nice."
  Jeanne & Byron J., San Francisco, CA 5.10.12

  "Thank you for your quiet, elegant hospitality - exactly what my wife and I needed on our first vacation together. Hope to return soon. The French Toast Custard for breakfast blew my mind."
  Isaac & Elizabeth W., Seattle, WA 5.1.12

  "What a wonderful relaxing experience! Everything turned out so well. We slept great, ate wonderful food and truly enjoyed the peaceful surroundings! A special place to get away to! Redfish Restaurant was a great experience too! Hiking around Cape Blanco campground & lighthouse - beaches....weather was fantastic!"
  Mike & Shannon, Medford, OR 4.22.12

  "The best sleep we have ever had!! You're so hospitable & set the pace for tranquility to begin! I'm sad to have to leave! Looking forward to coming here again on our future travels from the SiFi Bay area! Thank you! A definite gem!!"
  Kevin & Julia J., San Francisco, CA 4.20.12

  "A very special place created with a great deal of thought and care. We will be back for a longer stay. WildSpring is enchanting and dream lie. From the large to the small each detail is so beautiful."
  Jonathan & Julie B., Berkshire, England 3.30.12

  "This was a truly relaxing vacation! So peaceful & serene. A perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. An ideal setting with beautiful cabins. We'll be back again!"
  Nick & Julia, Portland, OR 3.26.12

  "Such a delicious experience!! I can't ever recall having such a peaceful, serene stay while traveling - so special to have found WildSpring while on our two week road trip from Colorado. Thank you for your wholehearted passion in creating such a soulful place for others to enjoy. Namaste,"
  Cathy & Bill, Boulder, CO 3.8.12

  "We have enjoyed our relaxing stay! What a treat! Thank you!"
  Jeff & Meredith, 2.26.12

  "This place heals the soul! Thank you so much for such an amazing Valentines Day for my love and I. Breakfast was amazing. Everything is so amazing we hope to come back soon. You two have the perfect establishment! Love always,"
  Josh & Annie

  "As I write this note I am so glad that I don't live far away. We are 1/2 hr down 101 in Bandon. I will easily be able to come back and enjoy the absolute beauty and peacefulness of this charming place. Thank you, a wonderful experience. P.S. I leave thoroughly relaxed."
  Eileen & Ken, Bandon, OR 2.14.12

  "Very quiet & spiritual! Happy Valentine's Day,"
  Pleasant Hill, CS 2.10.12

2011

  "Absolutely lovely and serene. Thanks for sharing this special place."
  Courtney H., San Francisco, CA 12.19.11

  "Thank you for the amazing stay, we don't want to go home! We are humbled and inspired by your amazing story. Everything was beautiful and perfect. Thank you for sharing a part of your soul with us. See you again soon!!"
  Abel & Ingrid, Portland OR 11.20.11

  "We had a wonderfully relaxing stay, and a beautiful commitment ceremony. Dean and Michelle are fantastic and made us feel welcome and at home. WildSpring really is a magical place, and we will surely be back again. Maybe for our anniversary. Thank you!"
  Amber & Olivia, Hillsboro, O 11.13.11

  "One word: Interesting........."
  Nancy & Carlos, 11.11.11

  "Thank you for sharing your beautiful dream with all of us. What an inspiration! showing us all what life can be like. Out first weekend away from our three children in five years! What a treat. We will be back -"
  Karen & Bob, Talent, OR 10.15.11

  "All that is" is here. Thank for providing an outstanding experience. Our hiking guide, Cathy Boden, was excellent. I hope others will discover her expertise. Thanks again."
  Gina & Yves, Milwaukie, OR 9.24.11

  "What a wonderful place! We feel fortunate that we found it & were able to enjoy the serenity. Thank you!"
  Mike & Katie, Columbus, OH 9.20.11

  "Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy your art and special place in the woods. Hopefully we absorbed all the peace and quiet to tide us over for the next couple weeks. Your attention to whimsical details, lovely colors, even in the coffee cups and blankets draped on the beds and sofas, the oceanview dining and spa-ing, the hammocks swaying in the breeze under the sighing evergreens, a delicious dinner at Redfish, hikes along the beaches...it's what life is all about. thank you. We won the lottery here. Love the peak window, walk-in shower so much...your accomplishment is to make so many people happy!"
  Linda & Mark, Newark, DE 9.17.11

  "We can't thank you enjoy for what a beautiful time we had! Your property is amazing, like another world! James and I are so happy to have been married in such a memorable place. We will never forget our experience here. Love & Light,"
  James & Jenny, 9.11.11

  ""Interesting concept. Loved the antique decor. We thoroughly enjoyed the peace & quiet in the woods."
  Rex & Phyllis, 9.10.11

  "Thank you for an unforgettable experience. It is difficult to leave this beautiful, tranquil, unique place. We enjoyed ourselves, and will recommend of course to family & friends."
  Naomi & Ronnie, Jerusalem, Israel 9.9.11

  "Thank you for making our 3rd anniversary trip a great one. The breakfasts were all wonderful. We hope to come again someday when we have the money saved."
  Kevin & Megan S., McMinnville, OR 8.26.11

  "WildSpring is utterly breathtaking - what a fabulous oasis you have made here. After driving up the 101, Port Orford is truly a hidden little gem! We had a lovely evening dining at Redfish (try the halibut!), sunset at Cape Blanco & then a moonlight soak in the hot tub. We turned the jets off and just sat in the warm water, letting the cool night air waft around us while listening to the ocean - absolutely peaceful & romantic. Thank you for sharing your little paradise with us!"
  Melissa & Matt M, Canton, NY 8.9.11

  "Tranquillo...muy tranquillo. awesome Place!"
  Jeff & Elizabeth, Bend, OR 8.11

  "Thank you so much for sharing this peaceful place with us! It was truly the perfect spot to spend our honeymoon! Peaceful & destressing after all the wedding planning. We both feel rejuvenated and looking forward to coming back! Thank you for making our honeymoon a great one! Can't wait to come back to take more time to reflect and pray. Thank you!!! P.S. Best fruit salad!
  Tasha & Josh, Washougal, WA 8.4.11

  "It was a joy to stay here. I wish we had a week! Thank you for the aesthetic and spiritual nurturing you have provided. It was also a pleasure to talk with you both. Hope to see you again. Namaste,"
  Susan & Michael L, Briarcliff Manor NY 7.31.11

  "From the big city/desert to the amazing envisionment you've created here. Thank for sharing with us. We will be back."
  Erik & Ann, Phoenix, 8.1.11

  "From the moment our feet touched the ground here we knew this place would be special. You have created a place that is both spiritual & romantic. We just recently celebrated 33 yrs at being married. This places makes you feel like newly weds. Thankyou for sharing your little peace of heaven with us. The memory of this place will last a lifetime. We hope to be back again someday. Fondly,"
  Mike & Terri L., Cary, IL 7.18.11

  "Nothing could have been any more perfect that our stay at WildSpring except for an extra week in this paradise. In two days we barely scratched the surface. This was our 10th wedding anniversary and our first time away from our 4 year old daughter. There is no better way we could have celebrated our marriage. We plan to make a long weekend at WildSpring a yearly tradition. Thank you so much. Love,"
  Cab & Gary St., 7.10.11

  "It's hard to imagine this place could feel even more special than it did when we first stayed here a year ago...but it has. This place will remain very sacred to us - Aaron asked me to marry him last night in the spa overlooking the ocean. I couldn't think of a more peaceful setting. Thank you so much for creating such a magical place. We will be back."
  Kelly & Aaron, Hood River, OR 6.1.11

  "You have both created such a wonderful & tranquil pace here. We are spending our honeymoon here. The rain won't stop falling and the wind berates us whenever we leave, however, this is a safe, beautiful, sacred place. The wind doesn't touch us. The rain only sprinkles through lightly, as though it's only purpose is to gently kiss our cheeks. In this tranquility dome, you've created so many sources of adventure - both spiritual, physical & intellectual! My favorite is still the swing. How grateful I am, for that enlightening experience! Dean - I hope you find an incredible outlet for future contributions to the theatrical world. Michelle - I am so excited about our guided meditation with Miss Scarlet tonight! We wish you both all the love in this time space continuum. We might even stay for a 4th night!"
  Aaron & Erica, Ashland, OR 5.31.11

  "Beautiful & serene - what a lovely spot to relax, unwind & enjoy the Pacific Northwest. We enjoyed the beach @ Humbug Campground, climbed Battle Rock & hiked near Agate Beach. Wandered among the art galleries and soaked in the hot tub each evening. Wonderful breakfasts & views! Thank you for your hospitality and for the wonderful respite you have provided us."
  Gene & Carlene V, 5.28.11

  "Thank you for being such a beautiful jewel along the Oregon coast. We hope to be back someday. Fondly,"
  Debra & Karen, 5.21.11

  "Thank you so much for working so hard to follow your dreams & create a dream-come-true respite from the weary everyday world. Such peace, romance & equanimity are such things that fairy tales are made up - and yet, you have proven that life is what you imagine it to be... fairy tales need not be confined to the pages of books! I can't express how truly incredible it has been to stay here & share in the blessings of the divine. Thank for the delicious food, the romantic decor, and the artistic & magical surroundings. And of course...for the spirals (which speak so deeply my soul & inner being). Perfect place to honeymoon. Perfect. With peace, love and gratitude."
  Marlina & Kris M, San Antonio, TX 5.9.11

  "Very relaxing and rejuvenating after our busy & exciting wedding week. Quiet & Peace that helped us to get back to ourselves. Thank you for creating a beautiful place and for sharing this place with us."
  Mark & Kristin S., Eagle River, AK 4.29.11

  "Is there really anything more to stay than WOW and thanks! We enjoyed every second! An outstanding place to visit. Peace"
  Carolyn & Russell K., Sacramento, CA 4.1.11

  "Such a magical space here at WildSpring. We came here to hit the reset button on life. The tranquil paths and whimsical art allowed us to do just that. We had sun, and calm sea as well as wind and stormy seas allowing us to enjoy the spa in the pouring cold rain and didn't even care for the first time in our lives. Breakfast was fantastic along with the attention to every detail. We hope to return often. Thank you,"
  Wendy & Julie, Portland, OR 4.11.11

  "Thank you for creating such a tranquil beautiful place for us to celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary. The spa under the stars was wonderful. We slept like removed from earth.Breakfast with that view was perfect. Lovely."
  Kathy & Bill, Riverside, CA 4.8.11

  "Ahhhh....perfection! What else can I say? Except "Thank you !"
  Sherry B, Grants Pass, OR 3.17.13

  "Thank you for a most enjoyable getaway. Your hospitality (cabin) was the best experience we have had in a long while. We turn home both relaxed and rejuvenated. We shall return!!"
  Jeff & Shirley W., Roseburg, OR 3.2.11

  "Thank you for a wonderful 25th anniversary. We have enjoyed our stay. Very nice. Good cooking, Dean!!"
  Ron & Dawn B., Portland, OR 1.24.11

  "Attention to detail...the setting & decor inspire good moods & conscious awareness of physically derived delight. The surrounding grounds have an immaculate & refined ambience that readily lends itself to romantic mischief & heightened peaks of pleasure (to each his/her own). Sleeping stations were comfortably absorbing & the bed frame very stable. Dean & his wife prepare amazing food & we wish to express our heartfelt gratitude for all the thoughtfulness."
  Charlie & Alicia 1.23.11

  "Our stay here was incredible! The beautiful surrounding and quaint cabins make this a haven unlike any other. Being able to see the ocean and have such a breathtaking view from the Guest Hall was wonderful. this was the perfect way to end a perfect honeymoon."
  Derek & Taylor M. Puyallup, WA 1.4.11

2010

  "Once again our stay was absolutely perfect. We will be back soon"
  The S's, Arcata, CA 12.25.10

 

"Climbed Battle Rock! Wine and massages. Dinner delivered, when a hot tub soak. Shower with tea after. Follow by poetry in pictures. Book/movie while lounging." 12.21.10

"Conquered Mt. Humbug (Perfect timing with Christmas so near) after a delicious breakfast - thank you so much for the vegan cobbler - yum! Relaxing in the spa at night after such a long hike was amazing! We even got to see the moon and some stars tonight! A gorgeous sunny day was unexpected." 12.22.10

"Slow breakfast while watching ocean. Explored resort grounds (walked labyrinth in mediation). Created a watercolor painting together, using natural utensils (gathered around our cabin) instead of paint brushes." 12.23.10

"We woke up this morning ready to go home after such an inspiring and rejuvenating stay here. Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality. You obvious care about every little detail of ensuring each trip is perfect. And an extra thank you for accommodating to my vegan diet - that's not easy to come by. The cobbler is awesome! I'm sure we'll return! In gratitude.' 12.24.10

  April & Drew

  "It has been wonderful these past three days! What a beautiful and peaceful place this is. It is full of thoughtful little details to make our stay special and the roses were everything I'd hoped for. It was delightful celebrating our 30th anniversary in the hot tub under a moonlit sky with a gentle rain falling around us. Thanks again for creating such a wonderful place."
  Randy & Sally T., Forest Grove OR 12.21.10

  "This place was just what we needed during a very sad and difficult time in our lives. The peace, nature and tranquility fed our souls. This place is a blessing, magical, tool"
  Ghaith & Tiffany, 12.9.10

  "Happy Thanksgiving! What a great stop on our quick trip down the coast. We hope to return to spend more time in order to slow the time."
  The Hs, Edina, MN 11.25.10

  "This place was absolutely beautiful and the staff was wonderful. Had a great relaxing time and hope to b able to make it down in the future. Great honeymoon!! Was able to relax after one heck of a week. Thanks again!!"
  Alicia & Jerry M., 11.21.10

  "We had a wonderful stay and look forward to returning for many more anniversaries to come..."
  Jared & Stacy, Vancouver, WA 11.15.109

  "Once again, we've had an awesome time.... We'll be back,"
  Tom & Teri Sue D., Springfield, OR 11.14.10

  "I had a wonderful visit. Thank you for your kind gift of a stay for us veterans & military personnel. This is a lovely peaceful & serene retreat facility. The food was great and you were wonderful hosts. Sincerely,"
  Macceo, Portland, OR 11.12.10

  "Relaxation. Rejuvenation. Thank you Michelle & Dean for making WildSpring such a wonderful place."
  Alysha & Jeff, Springfield, OR 11.9.10

  "Came to northern California and drove the coasts north from Oakland to Portland. Stopped in San Fran, Carmel, Montecito, Trinidad & now here. The cabin was cozy and clean. Very well done! Loved the shower & bathroom. Best yet! Loved all the trails & wildlife. The spa was wonderful with its view. The breakfast was fabulous. Enjoyed the frittata and cobbler very much. Very peaceful & relaxing 40th birthday trip. Thank you!"
  Stephanie & Jim D., Platte City, Missouri 10.26.10

  "More than we expected! Busy with school and work. This is exactly what we needed. Absolutely beautiful too! Thank you so much for having us. It's not too far from where we live so we will definitely be back! Thank you,"
  Sadie & Sam, 10.16.10

  "This place was fantastic. No doubt the best place have stayed so far on our honeymoon road trip. There is a positive energy here that I cannot explain. All I know is that it "charges your batteries," prepares you for what is around the next bend on the road of life. I know this sounds crazy, but it feels that we were meant to be guests here. Thanks for the positive experience."
  Lisa, Denver, CO 11.14.09

  "Unbelievable!! Thank you for creating such a peaceful & beautiful spot to stay & rest! Will definitely pass along this place to any & all we come across!"
  Jim & Bernie S, St. Louis, Missouri 10.13.10

  "Breathtakingly beautiful. We arrived at night and found in the morning that we had awoken in a forest coast paradise. Thanks so much and we'll be back very soon!"
  Aaron & Britt 10.6.10

  "Every once in a while you experience a place so special, so full of peace and beauty you want to call home and say: "Sell everything...and send us the money..." This would be one of those places. We are coming back as soon as possible. I would stay, but my wife needs someone to carry the luggage."
  LeMar & Debs, Salt Lake City, UT 1-.3.10

  "Thanks for a wonderful visit. The cabins and food were divine. We especially loved the whimsical creatures scattered throughout the grounds - we have our own menagerie at home. The highlight was waking up from a nap and seeing a deer grazing nearby."
  Bebe & Michael, Arlington, VA 9.27.10

  "We loved our stay here! It was perfect! Wish we didn't have to leave so soon, so we are SAD. Thanks for everything...you guys are the best. Can't wait to come back!"
  Phil & Linda, Portland, OR 9.24.10

  "Spending 2 weeks here in Oregon down the coast from Portland to the redwoods then back up to Mt. Hood and the river. Lots of hiking and fishing We loved the cabin here. Saw no one for 2 days, but some one did make our bed when we were gone, and saw our mess from traveling so much, felt bad..."
  Michael & Colleen, Mesa, AZ

  "Jon and & came here to celebrate our wedding anniversary (9 years) & anniversary as a couple *16 years!). WildSpring was exactly the kind of hidden gem we love to find. This cabin has so many special, well thought touches. I loved the peaceful front porch, comfy bed, places to sit and read & luxurious bathroom. We are actually remodeling our own home & now a walk-in slate shower is a must. Breakfasts were so delicious & nourishing, a great start to our adventure-filled days. Thank you so much for accommodating out gluten-free needs. WildSpring was a feast for all our senses. Thanks you!!!"
  John & Prisha B, Corvallis, OR 9.6.10

  "Everything was wonderful and so heartfelt. Thanks so much for making our stay in Port Orford so memorable. Hopefully we will make it back here again soon. Best,"
  Soarsh & Stephan, Washington D.C. 8.25.10

  "What a peaceful and unique place! We have thoroughly enjoyed our nights of luxury in their wilderness. We will remember this place in years to come when we look back at our honeymoon on the west coast. Many thanks for making us feel welcome. The newly weds,"
  John & Jessica, Cambridge, UK 8.23.10

  "We had a wonderful time here! The wedding was beautiful & the wedding nite was PERFECT! We are sorry we missed breakfast, but we will be back in a year or so to make up for missing it. You are wonderful people & this place is a MIRACLE. Bless & Keep you,"
  Kristina & Eric, 8.18.10

  "We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful place! Congratulations to Michelle and Dean for their good taste and the atmosphere they have created. Merci et au revoir!"
  Christine & Justine, Pully Switzerland 8.3.10

  "Thank you!"
  8.1.10

  "We know WildSpring would be a wonderful place and we were not disappointed. Beautiful, peaceful, comfortable, with evidence of thought and love at every turn. We hope we will be back and we'll tell the world to come here in the meantime. Much love,"
  Richard & Lynne, London, UK 8.31.10

  "We've stayed this place first time. What a nice, comfortable room. We both enjoy nature. This is a perfect place to enjoy forest and ocean. We've stayed here for three days and loved it!! Thank you so much to create such a wonderful place! We want to be back here again."
  Bryan & Hareka, Dallas, TX 7.23.10

  "To our first anniversary...what an enchanted place to spend such a wonderful time with one another. From a delightful breakfast in the morning sun, overlooking the ocean to wandering through fern-lined paths that lead to the little comforts of our quaint, little cabin... We could not have had asked for a more perfect experience. Thank you so much."
  Cole & Abe, Portland, OR 7.18.10

  "Today we are married 20 years. The last 3 days here have been a time to celebrate and contemplate, truly a joy. Dean & Michelle, thank you for everything, it was PERFECT and we will be back."
  Shane & Chris, Fallon, NV 7.14.10

  "On our very first trip to Oregon & couldn't have found a better place to listen to the wind sweeping through the trees. Port Orford is a unique place, the 4th Jubilee highlighted what a wonderful town this is. We especially loved the eye level fireworks from the back of the Guest House! We're thinking to make this an annual tradition. We leave here rested & peaceful knowing that we have experienced a very special place."
  Melissa & Patrick D., Long Island, NY 7.5.10

  "We had a peaceful, joyful time together at WildSpring. Thank you for creating this beautiful retreat - we'll recommend it to our friends!"
  Jenny & Andrew, Chicago, IL 6.27.10

  "We feel fortunate to have found this hidden sanctuary. While we want to share its splendor with all our friends, at the same time we want to keep it to ourselves so it won't be spoiled. We have our home & vineyard in St. Helena (Napa) California which is our piece of heaven and are happy to have found this "gem." Thank you so much for making it available to us. We can't wait to come back!"
  Mayra & Henry, St Helena, CA 6.10.10

  "Thank you so much for making this wonderful place available. We came here two years ago and got engaged and now we are here celebrating our 1 year anniversary. We plan to make an annual trip here since we have never been disappointed. Thank for you making our anniversary amazing!"
  Nic & Shandra G, Bend, OR 6.6.10

  "Amazing place. Passing through from Hood River heading to the Redwoods. Feel so lucky to have found this spot. Wonderful thunder & lightening storm last night - great hot tubbing in the rain. Couldn’t have found a better place to start our journey. Thanks for your obvious dedication to WildSpring. It is unprecedented!"
  Kelly & Aaron 6.4.10

  "The combination of sea & trees is as if Mother Nature took elements of the most beautiful places on Earth & condensed them into this beautiful serene oasis. Thank you for a wonderful celebration of our wedding,"
  Matt & Alexis E. 5.28.10

  "Just in from an overseas trip and I have to tell you that 14 days can be a little much. My counterpart rushing here and there fulfilling her corporate agenda. A lat later we are here. The sweet smell of the local fauna, the sound of the tide and the warm sun broke whatever structure that may have found us and the kind hospitality of Dean and his assistance allowed being here a real treat. Thank you and may this place be blessed for those who visit. Hugs,"
  David & Kere 5.10.10

  "We're so glad that you lived the "7 Rules for Making Your Dreams Come True." Even with the torrential rain storm, WildSpring was a delight to all the senses. Please keep panting and sculpting; enjoy everything as we do - life is short but it's legacies are not. We will be back some day Thank you for a great stay in WildSpring."
  Caren & Heja S, Calgary, Alberta Canada 4.26.10

  "Our vacation couldn't have come at a better time or been spent at a better place. WildSpring is amazing! We really loved our cabin. The decorations are wonderful and the bed was so comfy! The first day of our stay had us greeted by 3 deer right outside our cabin door! The grounds are beautiful and the view from the soaking tub was unreal. Thanks for a wonderful place to stay to get away from stress for our 3 year anniversary. Well be back!"
  The G's, Hillsboro, OR 3.30.10

  "Our expectations were exceeded in a big way! This place is so peaceful and the room so well done. We loved all of the little touches in the room and on the grounds. We'll be back!"
  The W's, Canby, OR 3.27.10

  "You made our 7th anniversary 7th heaven, at WildSpring. Thanks for our enlivening conversation,, too, Dean. Here's to liberty & the gentle path. Cheers, PS Michelle, thank you for giving us such good news on our special day. We enjoyed your views & feel blessed by the WildSpring land."
  Marjorie & Marcus, Eugene, OR 3.22.10

  "My husband and I enjoyed our time here in cabin 4. We drove both N and S to see the amazing views and then came back to this cozy cabin for movies and relaxation. It was a wonderful 4 day getaway! PS Breakfasts were delicious! The Guest Hall gave us peaceful, joyous feeling whenever we entered."
  Ron & Eileen, Damascus, OR 3.8.10

  "We came without expectations, drove though the pouring rain & fierce wind. We found peace, tranquility, a sense of home that we had been needing down to our core. This space is so inviting & secure. We couldn't have created a space that is more what we needed than this. we both breathed more deeply, connecter better, & felt more relaxed than we have in ages. We will return. Thank you for this place, a living Valentine."
  Amy & Sue, Klamath Falls, OR 2.14.010

  "If I could live here I would! No seriously I have typed up my own rental agreement!! The combination of the beautiful woods, the sound of the ocean and the romantic cabin have made my 28th birthday unforgettable. We have already decided we will be returning to enjoy your space again. Thank you for everything you guys do here."!”
  Kaleena & Tomas, Portland, OR 1.29.10

2009

  "Amazing, magical enchanting place. Thank you! WildSpring has become my #1 B&B now!! Great location, yummy food, great atten. to detail. Exquisite cottages. I've already recommended you! I'll be back."
  Lisa, Denver, CO 11.14.09

  "Our stay here was fantastic! The spa was heavenly. Stars galore! Attention to detail perfect! Grounds gorgeous & food great!. Thank you both."
  Harry & Kathe, Cottage Grove, OR 11.9.09

  "Absolutely MAGICAL! I found you on the Internet. We booked cabins 3 & 4 to celebrate my father's 90th birthday. The food was marvelous. Yesterday's custard French Toast made my father's day. Now I want to come back alone to truly enjoy the magical place and enlightenment I feel here."
  Candy & Paul, Ashland, OR 11.8.09

  "What a beautiful place! We awoke to a deer grooming his antlers on a small tree in back! Amazing & peaceful, magical. Love all the artwork inside and around the grounds. Taking time to enjoy the earth and appreciate it, looking in amazement everywhere, we walked. Beautiful& stunning views of the ocean!"
  Alaine & Cristine, Cottage Grove, OR 11.2.09

  "We are grateful to you for creating this amazing place. We have thoroughly enjoyed every moment, & will be back! We wish you peace & joy. Blessed be."
  Cal & Charlotte, Kauai & Mr. View, CA 10.8.09

  "Love your style! Antique furniture with modern touches and copper accents.....and your pet deer that greets us in the grove. And, accommodating the heard-to-please with a vegan breakfast cobbler. We'll be back. This has been a perfect b-day getaway."
  Michael & Angelina, Portland, OR 10.5.09

  "It is so beautiful here - we felt so at home on our vacation. We live outside of Chicago but have a cabin by a lake in Wisconsin that we can escape to. It too is a pace of calm, waved lapping onto shore, birds singing, eagles fishing. We share your love of nature as it provides a dream come true here. If ever in the midwest - look us up - we'd be happy to introduce you to our little bit of heaven as well. If you "kids" vacation out here - we will highly recommend Wildspring...a place of beauty & respite. PS The ambiance & comfort in the cabin was exceptional - thankyou!"
  Chip & Deb J, Rockford, IL 10.2.09

  "So much of the time, places just don't meet one's expectations - not the case here. Thank you for one of our best experiences ever!"
  The M's, Austin, TX 10.24.09

  "We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful, relaxing place to stay! It was so great to get away from this craziness of NYC! Thank you!
  Alison & Kevin, Brooklyn, NY 9.9.09

  "A piece of Heaven! No wonder Adam & Eve found trouble in the Garden of Eden. Inspiring, relaxing, rejuvenating!"
  Dan & Gail P, Nyssa, OR 9.8.09

  "A unique blend of elegance & rustic charm - the mantra of my wedding. With high expectation, it was everything I imagined and more. We are blessed to have taken our vows on such sacred land. We are grateful for the moments of laughter & serenity that will forever live in our hearts. We look forward to all the magic to follow us as we journey on. Namaste"
  Nicci & Mike, Boston, MA 9.6.09

  "A lovely respite from the hustle & bustle of the daily grind. Bravo Dean & Michelle! Bravo!"
  Carrie & Andrew, Washington DC 8.31.09

  "What an amazing place! We are jealous that you have found such a location to live & work and w/ such beauty. We will remember our sparkling wine, spa retreat w/ the sound of ocean behind us. Thank you for such a relaxing time away from the chaos of NYC. We hope to visit again soon."!”
  Steve & Asma, NYC, NY 8.28.09

  "This place has turned out to be a diamond in the rough! We got married in Bandon & were having a terrible time finding a place to stay after the wedding until we stumbled across WildSpring on the internet. The quiet, secluded & peaceful atmosphere is just what we were looking for."
  Katee & Greg, Bend, OR 8.24.09

  "What an amazing & relaxing stay we had! Thank you. We are here for our honeymoon & hope to be back for our anniversary."
  Jenn & Casey O 8.21.09

  “We came here two years go on our honeymoon and it is just as wonderful as we remembered; quiet, relaxing, and beautiful. Thank you!”
  John & Erin, Portland, OR 1.1.09

  "We have enjoyed the peace & quiet of WildSpring and this beautiful area."
  Garth & Lucy P, Suffolk, UK 8.19.09

  "We are here celebrating our 5th Anniversary. Lots of fun exploring the area attractions & relaxing in our cabin. We enjoyed our time here. Thank you."
  Donna & Geoff, Woodburn, OR 8.17.09

  "A most spiritual, beautiful space! Thanks for your attention to detail It's as if every stone was placed & every tree ha grown with intention & purpose. Thanks for creating a welcoming, relaxing environment in this most sacred of place on the earth."
  Cindy S, Huntington Beach, CA 8.4.09

  "For a quiet reprieve from a hectic and immensely rushed daily life...Wildspring was everything we could have asked for.We only wish we had more time to enjoy the wilderness, the silence and this magnificent space. Thank you."
  Nilam & Keshiv, New York, NY

  "Beautiful & special. A mini-mansion cabin that somehow reminds me of my(?) bohemian (?) who loved Klimpt & buddha. Gorgeous breakfasts, trees, deer & quite a lover's vibe! We'll be back!"
  Stephanie & Larry, Los Angles, CA 7.28.09

  "I wonder what it would be like if we gathered all the human beings that found this place in some special way. I think it would be a "God-like" experience. Thank you for being the conduit of "creation" for Wildspring. We had a fantastic stay here & will be back one day soon"
  Marsha & Chuck P, Sutherlin, OR 7.25.09

  "Wow! What an incredible stay! We were browsing through the internet and saw this place and the spectacular views. Within 30 minutes we packed and took off. And WildSprings - you didn't let us down! Thank you... PS Thank you for the great weather too. It was 66 F here and 102 in Medford."
  Cassius & Vonda C, Medford, OR 7.17.09

  "Our deep gratitude is rooted in a place too deep for words! Thank you for lovingly creating this beautiful, healing place."
  Jim & Linda S 7.14.09

  "For our 5th Anniversary, we planned on getting away, but were unable to go where we wanted. We can across this place and gave it a shot. What a perfect weekend! We're so glad we couldn't go to that other place because this is exactly what we wanted and needed. We will be back for sure!"
  Ashley & Kasey 7.5.09

  "A lovely few days. Your thoughtful and elegant touches are delightful and made our stay exceptional. Thank you!"
  Susan & Chris, Easton, MD

  "Fantastic weekend! This is truly a rare find. We celebrated our 10th Anniversary. This is our first anniversary away on our own. We realize we need to take more time like this and hope to be back. Thanks for everything!"
  The T's, Roseburg, OR 6.28.09

  "Perfect! Exactly what we were hoping for. 3 days of Peace & tranquility. Celebrated our 10th Anniversary & Linda's 50th birthday. Spa every night! Explored the surrounding area (Cape Blanco, gold Beach), hiked, walked the beach. The best part...listening to the wind in the trees & at times just the silence. A wonderful place you u have created. Thank you!"
  Chris & Linda, Chicago, IL 6.22.09

  "Like stepping back in time, the cabins are so warm and comfortable. The grounds so healing to the mind & soul. Like two different worlds and times coming together. Pure joy - thank you. PS Coffee in the cabin would make it perfect!"
  Peggy C, MI 5.24.09

  "Breathtaking! What an amazing experience. 3 days of tranquility and serenity. Couldn't have happened at a better time in our lives. We will never forget the beauty of WildSpring."
  Tom & Lisa H, 5.234.09

  "It is rare indeed to come across a place that is so emotionally and physically comforting; an environment that I have never been to, yet deeply fells like home...the way it is meant to be."
  Tyson V 5.16.09

  "There is a stillness here..."
  Lena 09

 

“The way I found you I knew it was no accident. When I went to your web-site and saw the cabins, which by the way look exactly like my fantasy of what I dream of having one day, I knew our stay would be magical. I woke up this morning and said to Ivy who wonderful I feel to have stayed here and have this place, Michelle and Dean in my memory forever. With much gratitude," Lance L, NYC

“I am a believer in the way things unfold and that reasons for circumstances reveal themselves in time. I am so pleased at the way we found ourselves led to this beautiful and enchanted place, furthering my belief that there are no accidents. Everything about this place is perfect…the location, the energy, the accommodations, the food and most of all the people – Thank you for making our time here so special. I am forever grateful."  Ivy L.,NYC

 

Lance & Ivy, NYC 3.21.09


  “Yesterday I saw what may have been one of the first pale, lavender blues, wild iris, unfurling its delicate petals. It was so beautifully illuminated by the long, soft and radiant shafts of sunlight filtering down from the green forest canopy above….. This our fourth visit to WildSpring, and once again we thank you for providing such a peaceful, rejuvenating, and healing refuge for Spirit & Body & Mind. It was wonderful to at last meet you in person Michelle. You & Dean are very blessed. May Beauty Surround You… Paz Y Lun Y Amor (sp?)."
  Juliana & Jack M, 3.19.09

  “What a blissful joyful respite – blessing to you in all your endeavors. Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place. Happy Valentine’s Day 2009.”
  Sherry & John H., Portland, OR 2.15.09

  “After seventeen hours of driving, our expectations were very high. WildSpring did not disappoint. From the deer waiting for us at the spa, to the rain & sun mixture peering through the trees, the ambiance should last in us…at least for the seventeen hours it takes to get home.”
  Tyson & Josie, UT 2.14.09

  “Knowing that places like this exist makes our lives together richer. We are stronger now and more grounded to know that if our other lives become too out-of-focus that perhaps part of the solution waits at WildSpring. I suppose now we war to take a bit of WildSpring with us and share the spirit of this place with others. Thank you for doing what you do so well. Best wishes for 1009."
  Emily & Bryan, Karsas, TX & Portland, OR 2.8.09

  “Thank you! We were here for less than 24 hours and the peace your vision blesses with seemed like we have been on vacation for months. Blessing to you and all.”
  M&M, Portland, OR 1.4.09

  “We came here two years go on our honeymoon and it is just as wonderful as we remembered; quiet, relaxing, and beautiful. Thank you!”
  John & Erin, Portland, OR 1.1.09

2008

  “It’s easy to sit here and say you’d like to have more money. And I guess that’s what I like about it. It’s easy. Just sitting there, rocking back and forth, wanting that money.”
  H&C, Almost New Year 2008

  “An enchanting and invigorating two nights and days: walking the beaches, walking the wooded paths, star-gazing (yes, the night of Dec 21 was miraculously clear), watching old videos. No TV, halleluyah. Keep up the nature-friendly feeling to everything here. We’ll pass the word…”
  Cynthia & Richard, MA 12.22.08

  “You have created a restful and peaceful retreat – thanks for sharing it with us. We look forward to your visit to Mendocino sometime soon! Muchas gracias.”
  Lindsay & Erin, Mendocino, CA 12.7.08

  “On our way up the coast of California & Oregon we decided to take a night of rest and not realizing how beautiful this place would be when we made our reservation, we now wish we would have spent a couple more nights here to fully take in the beauty. Definitely an amazing place that we will plan on staying again!. The perfect retreat! Thank you!”
  Stacey & Danny, Clovis, CA 11.25.08

  “Our only regret is that we only had 1 night to stay at your very heavenly sacred spot in the woods. We came in late after a horrible rain & windstorm *10 hours of it from San Fran), so missed out on the spa – which is beautiful. We did however take advantage of the labyrinth – one of the many reasons for picking this spot. Dean, you were a saint at the end of that very scary drive in the pouring rain, waiting to help us to our cabin & lay out stuff for sandwiches if we hadn’t eaten This was the halfway point for us between S.F. & Portland, but nearing the end of a 2 ½ week driving & flying journey from CT. We hope to come back someday, & take full advantage of your wonderful – spiritual – healing space & hospitality. This is our 3rd year civil union anniversary – maybe we will be legally married at our next trip.”
  Pam & Lori, Branford, CT 11.3.08

  “We loved the quiet respite while we were here. Our kids learned about this beautiful place & paid for us to spend the time here. We enjoyed every minute of it! That spa was fantastic! This cabin was very comfortable. Overall it was a beautiful way to celebrate 40 yrs of marriage. Thank you for the care & detail you put into making WildSpring such an unforgettable experience.”
  Kip & Linda R., Mt. Shasta, CA 11.2.08

  “What a lovely sanctuary We enjoyed our stay. Best wishes for a long & fruitful road.”
  Kevin & Cere F., Malvern, PA 10.20.08

  “I see your windows of light.”
  Brett & Jacque, PA 10.18.08

  “We came to WildSpring as 3 weary travelers: mom is a survivor of the very recent Hurricane Ike, Mitch a near drowning in a corporate tsunami, Lisa working out various annoying illnesses. Our sray at this incredible place has given us an ease and filled our soulds with the best of tonics – peace. A gentle rain is falling this am – I can barely stand to leave. Thank you Dean & Michelle & Scarlett!”
  Joan, Mitch & Lisa, Houston, TX/Los Angeles, CA 10.2.08

  “You have created an oasis of peace and tranquility here at WildSpring. It is a place for the body, mind and soul to relax and breathe in the day. Thank you so much.”
  Dan & Cindy M., Crofton, MD 9.12.08

  “Kate and I have rekindled our relationship…I have lightened the heavy heart of a warrior finding peace. Thank you for sharing this magical land.”
  Craig M. 8.8.08

  “These past three days have given us what we so needed – Peace, Rest and Re-connecting with each other. Life has a way of moving so fast that we forget the small moments and what truly is important. We both feel privileged to have spent time here in this beautiful forest of tranquility. Our hearts are full. We are truly blessed. Thank you for everything!”
  Lynda & Ernie S., Algonquin, IL 8.29.08

  “Honeymoon bliss! We’ll be back to celebrate our anniversaries (and anniversaries!)”
  Holly & Lawrence K., Seattle, WA 8.23.08

  “Such a beautiful & relaxing place. It’s hard to leave but we’ll be back.”
  Bill & Sharon, Corvallis, OR 8.21.08

  “Thank you for sharing the magic of WildSpring with us…we are so happy to have stayed here. It is a beautiful, peaceful and restorative place, and we hope to be back…soon!!”
  Rebecca & Toby, Boise, ID 8.12.08

  “Wonderful place! Fine breakfast and nice spa!!! Thank you very much!!!”
  Armin, Martha, Dan & Nathalie, Switzerland 8.8.08

  “Simply Amazing! How very cool. So beautiful – so relaxing. Thank you for “the chill.”
  Rob & Barb S., Maulton, NJ 7.30.08

  “Everything was wonderful! What you’ve created here is truly special & I look forward to coming back soon. This was the most peaceful and relaxing lodging experience I’ve ever had. Don’t change a thing! Michelle, it was great talking to you and thanks for the tips for our trip down to Eureka!”
  Michael & Alexandra, Bay Area, CA 7.28.08

  “Thank you for creating such a peaceful environment and for sharing it with the world. It’s obvious you all have found the secret to life and it is quite inspiring. This has been a much needed retreat and sabbatical. Thank you again!”
  Jason & Paula Z., Genoa, NV 7.21.08

  “What a wonderful peaceful retreat you have both created. Thank you so much, Dean & Michelle, for creating this haven. You are wonderful hosts and the spiritual quietness of your hospitality surrounds your guests.”
  Jan & Tom C., Issaquah, WA 7.17.08

  “Thank you for your hospitality and sharing of these beautiful surroundings. The silence and calm has been a blessing to our minds and souls. We will be back to remind ourselves of what is important in life.”
  Robert & Monica, Battle Ground, WA 7.11.08

  “A beautiful place…thank you for your hospitality.”
  Jack & Beth R, Farmington Hills, MI
Jackie & Aaron F., Eureka, CA 7.9.08

  “WildSpring is amazing. We love the quiet, the hot tub’s view, and the eco-conscious philosophy here. This was the perfect place to start our honeymoon. Thank you.”
  Ashley & Mike, Palo Alto, CA 7.3.08

  “Dean & Michelle, thanks again for sharing this amazing place!!”
  Jerry & Julie, 6.12.08

  “This was an unexpected surprise during our journey down the coast. Met another couple from England during our stay. Very relaxing & quiet. Wish we could stay longer. View from the beach was fantastic.”
  Dan & Lynn S., Elgin, IL 6.2.08

  “We really enjoyed our stay! This was two nights of our week-long trip up the Oregon Coast to have one last vacation with just the two of us. We are expecting our first baby in a couple of months. The WildSpring Inn exceeded all of our expectations & we’re going away relaxed, rejuvenated and hopefully ready for whatever parenthood throws at us! Thank you for the serenity.”
  Mike & Michelle C., Stockton, CA 5.27.08

  “Thanks for a wonderful respite!”
  Karen & Mark, Bellevue, WA 4.13.08

  “What a beautiful place! I think this is the first time I’ve relaxed in six months. I think my husband enjoyed it as much as I did. Thank you for a beautiful oasis. We will remember it always.”
  Christina & Joel P., Aurora, CO 5.8.08

  “Thank you for a very beautiful & peaceful place to relax. Even enjoyed the spa in the cool weather. God bless you.”
  Pat & Harold M., Grants Pass, OR 4.17.08

  “What a wonderful surprise. This was the most peaceful, romantic thing I could have done by my husband’s birthday! He had a wonderful, stress-free weekend, as did I!!! Thank you for everything! We’ll be back!!!”
  Rex & Shari S., Albany, OR 4.7.08

  “Thank you for providing this beautiful & quiet Sacred Place to all of us to spend some time healing and rejuvenating. We were once again touched deeply by the Spirit of this place as were our friends who accompanies us on our journey this time. Hou niit akeye oyasin! (May we all continue to walk in beauty).”
  Juliana & Jack, Petaluma, CA 3.31.08

  “Thank you so much for creating a relaxing setting in this location. Your guest habitat is a wonderful compliment to the surrounding forest. We are sad to leave but look forward to our next visit.”
  Jeff & Emily H. 3.27.08

  “Perfect place for our honeymoon – elegant simplicity, quiet, beautiful! Thank you for this place – we’ll be back!”
  Kate & Marc, Kahspell, MT 3.1.08

  “This place is absolutely wonderful! Everything we needed to get away from our stressful lives. Thanks!’
  Scott & Daina, 2.18.08

  “Perfection, in every way. Thank you. Namaste,”
  Caren & Greg 2.8.08

  “After a very stressful 2007, this was a very relaxing, romantic and a wonderful new beginning for 2008. Peaceful, quiet, serene – words can’t express what I mean, to complete the magical rhyme – to stay an indefinite time.”
  Randall & Maggie, Eureka, CA 1.13.08

2007

 

“Hosts move unseen
Paths swept clean
Doe and fawns stop, curious
Beam of sunshine in the ferns
Buddhas smile.

Bride in white
Climbs the stairs
Lighthouse lens turns
Light and shadows sweep her face
Radiant.”

  Brian & Melissa R., Portland, OR 12.13.07

  “We had a wonderful time. Especially loved the hot tub and common areas. Beautiful place. Thank you!”
  Holly, CA 11.26.07

  “Thank you so much for creating this beautiful retreat. It was so wonderful to get away from our hectic lives for a couple of glorious days. We will definitely be back. Thank you so much,”
  Jennie & David M., Klamath Falls, OR 11.20.07

  “When we entered your enchanted forest, I felt a reverence not experienced in any cathedral in my life time of traveling. I felt I should speak in quiet tones as to not to disturb the sleeping angels. How privileged I feel to have communicated with the spirits of these ‘old men’ (trees). Such wisdom they can share…if we will but listen. Thanks for the birthday cake and roses. We will carry these memories with us for the rest of our days. Blessings,”
  Linda & Jack, Bend, OR 10.9.07

  “Lovely and tranquil – wonderful rain or shine – and ‘moonstones’ for me!
  Andrea & Jim S., Concord, CA 10.5.07

  “Yes!”
  Chicago, IL 9.23.07

  “A beautiful spot in which to wind up our 10 day trip around Oregon & California. The perfect place to celebrate our first anniversary and birthday.”
  Jill & Gordon R., Michigan & Hampshire, England 9.20.07

  “This place you’ve created is most remarkable. The entire staff was wonderful and somehow inconspicuous while meeting our every need. As others have expressed before us this is a place to rejuvenate your spirit and rekindle romance. What you have done here is unique. We cherished every moment and look forward to returning. We’ve already decided that we will schedule our next trip west around a stay here.”
  Dan & Betty S., Thurmond, MD 9.6.07

  “WildSpring is the most tranquil place that we’ve stayed at – ever! Thanks so much for the scrumptious breakfasts, attention to detail and the beauty of this place. We look forward to our next visit. Warmest regards,"
  Cindy and John, Washington, D.C. 8.29.07

  “’So now, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith in his promises, we can have real peace with him because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. For because of our faith, he has brought us into the place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to actually becoming all the God has had in mind for us to be.’ (Roman 5:12). This is a wonderful spiritual retreat to connect with God and each other. Thank you.”
  Randy & Jeanne B., Gresham, OR 8.22.07

  “Thank you so much for the relaxing retreat.”
  Tony & Aime, PDX, OR 8.13.07

  “Thank you for the wonderful stay. We have been together for almost 8 years and were thinking about getting married here next year. This place is beautiful, but may be a little too small for our wedding party :( Thanks for the escape.”
  Eddie & Delilah, Grants Pass, OR 8.11.07

  “We came too too late…arriving after dark. Carting our luggage into the forest, surprised to unlock the door to what seemed like a rustic cabin only to find Victorian-style antiques and Buddhist-Zen art. Sinking into the downy bed, silence overwhelmed, soothed, nurtured to the core. Breakfast, after exploring the property of tall conifers, was decadently healthy. My body said ‘Thanks.’ Walking the forest again, visiting the owners’ premises, I realized this special place was blessed with special energy. They have done this place well. Down to every rock. Ahhhh….wellspring. Namaste,”
  Dee & Liam H., 7.26.07

  “This is a very special place! You can forget about the stress of life here & relax – wonderful, quiet, peaceful, water, and sounds. Thanks again."
  Terry S, Yakima, WA 7.23.07

  ““We had a great stay – very relaxing & peaceful. We are expecting our first child in early November and this was a perfect getaway before the big arrival."
  Erica & Peter, Beaverton, OR 7.18.07

  “These beds are incredibly comfy and cozy…ah SLEEP…and lots of reading. Thanks for the recommendations. We tried the Mailboats on the Rogue and saw bald eagles, a bear, (can’t read), river otters, deer, ospreys. The driver was very knowledgeable and the 360 turns were a blast. The Crazy Norwegians had great clam chowder, fish and chips and RAZZLEBERRY PIE. My son & I went to the Port Orford Lifeboats and Museum and met 2 lovely volunteers with some very interesting information. In our way back to WildSpring we found a lock-out point with a lovely view of the coast. We’re taking my husband back today. The Guest Hall is a beautiful setting for breakfast, a delicious healthy breakfast, and we enjoyed playing checkers there in the afternoon, too. It is good to be with just your family, to reconnect & build memories. God has truly blessed me.”
  R, J & C, Lodi, CA 7.15.07

  “Thank you for a restful night. It was well needed on our adventure down the coast. The smell of the trees, the sounds of the ocean, the birds flying overhead were just breathtaking. A gift from my mother on our honeymoon. What a wonderful idea. Thank you for everything – we will be back. (The breakfast was amazing – thank you!”
  Jen & Judson M., Woodstock, IL 7.9.07

  “Here we are in an obviously lucky place on a historically significant day. WildSpring has been a healing highlight of our vacation – peaceful and delightful. Hope the two of you are able to enjoy such a feeling of ease and freedom as you have brought to us and so many others. We couldn’t have asked for a more magical space in which to enjoy this seventh day of this seventh month in the seventh year!”
  L & K, Eastwood, CT 7.7.07

  “This is the perfect way to ‘camp’ in the woods near the ocean. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather – 70 & no wind – most of the time. Thank you for a lovely place.”
  Sue & Jake 6.28.07

  “We came for our honeymoon to enjoy each other and leave our busy lives behind us for a few days. We couldn’t have asked for a more peaceful & relaxing environment. Everything was perfect and the hospitality was great. Thank you for everything. We will definitely be back again! God bless,”
  Seth & Jessica A., Eugene, OR 6.21.07

  “With the angels alive and well in this heavenly spot on earth we applaud you both. Dean for being such a great caretaker of this land and of the earth. Continue on your path and we journey on ours. Thank you for sharing it with us. Blessings,”
  Brenda & Earl, Toronto, CA 6.18.07

  “I didn’t know how relaxing a place could be. Thank you. Perfect place to begin our lives together. Thank you.”
  Garrett & Amanda H 6.17.07

  “Well done! Cheers,”
  Kef & Dawn B., Yellowstone, ID 5.30.07

  “Kim and I had the most wonderful time – Thank you so much for creating WildSpring with nature! Love and blessings to you.”
  David & Kim, 3.29.07

  “We came for our 9th Anniversary and enjoyed a wonderful relaxing time. Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy nature & the beauty of the Oregon coast in this way. You have done a wonderful job and are very hospitable.”
  David & Cara W., Jefferson, OR 3.16.07

 

“Tomorrow is the conclusion of this, our second winter pilgrimage to this beautiful part of Oregon, and to this Sacred Space – “WildSpring.” The Creator’s Power & Majesty can never be expressed on cathedrals of stone, nor any artifice created by humans. The Great Spirit of whatever name one chooses to call that which has no name, is everywhere present in every tree, every stone, every fern and every creature here at WildSpring. Thank you for the great care that you have given to us during our stay. And thank you for your loving stewardship of this Sacred Land.”

'Everything the power of the world does is done in a circle. The sky is round and I have heard the earth is round as well. Stars are round. Birds make their nests in a circle, for their religion is the same as ours.' Black Elk."

  Juliana and Jack, Petaluma, CA 1.24.07

2006

  “My compliments to your mothers, as well as your mother’s son, Dean. It is one thing to come and have my senses indulged and delighted – they all were. And so, for this while I revel in the peace and beauty I am favored with. It is another thing altogether to have discovered The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time here for me to feast upon – thoughts I can take away with me and leave a better person than I was when I arrived! How convenient for me that all the Brilliance was compiled by John M. Shanahan in bite size servings of two lines or less. Ahh, I am satisfied.”
  Patti W, 12.29.06

  “One night was not enough to experience WildSpring to its fullest. The unobtrusive service was excellent.”
  Bill & Beth, Amherst Junction, WI 10.30.06

  “October in Oregon – what a treat! Any season at WildSpring is, I’m sure, a small bit of heaven. We have loved the beauty, serenity and incredible thought that has gone into the property. Thank you for sharing your special peace.”
  Pam & Norm G., Hartville, OH 10.26.06

  “Today is my 50th birthday! My husband found this spot on the Internet and surprised me! What a wonderful surprise! As we ate our breakfast on the deck this morning, we watched 2 whales playing so near the beach. A million dollar moment! Thank you!”
  Janette & Bernie O., Salem, OR, 10.21.0

  “A last minute trip lead us here. And we found a piece of paradise. Every detail is just perfect. And the views are so beautiful. We are looking forward to many return visits over the years. We are so happy we found you!”
  Sue & Tem M., Bend, OR 10.6.06

  “We had one day dark & gloomy and full of rain; one day bright and brilliant with sun. Here each day had its own beauty. Lovely place.”
  Patrick & Rosalina R., Washington D.C. 10.5.06

  “Coming here was my birthday present this year. Thank you for making it so special! What a lovely, serene setting this is – with all those special touches that make a place to unforgettable. I hope we can return again & again. We leave feeling cleansed, renewed & at peace. The spirits that reside here have smiled upon us.”
  Yvonne & Mark, Medford, OR 10.01.06

  “Within 15 minutes of entering our cabin we were out the door with a glass of wine, a book, and a sketch book and on the sun deck doing what we came to do – relax! One can tell you created this place after years of travel and spiritual practices. The detail and surprises we found on every turn is what makes this place so different from anything else we have seen. You have brought back my lost passion for meditation and spiritual awareness and I hope to bring it back into my life. We leave relaxed, energized, and anxious to share our experience to our families and friends. We can’t wait to come back and spend a few more nights. Stargazing in the hot tub and seeing a shooting star was the icing on the cake.”
  Eric and Sarah, 9.13.06

  “We arrived on September 11, 5 years after the New York disaster, and found here on the other side of the States, a little world full of peace and harmony. This is truly a magic place. It gave us much more than a silent and relaxing stay!! Thanks for this experience.”
  Anke & Stephan, Germany 9.12.06

  “Michelle & Dean, you have created a unique pastoral escape – wonderful in every respect. We only wish we had a 3rd night. The setting is calming and inspiring. The bed, furnishings & creativity you put into the “cabin” make it a wonderful relaxing experience. Thanks and best wishes to our outstanding innkeepers.”
  Dan, Corinne & Jenna H., Los Angeles, CA 8.28.06

  “When I need to go to my most favorite & peaceful place in my mind, I will return here.”
  Tom & Janet Fetter, Cumberland, RI 8.23.06

  “What an incredible soothing, calming and relaxing place, where one can truly perfect the art of doing nothing. Our stay was far too brief, but one night was enough to make the transition from distressed to de-stressed. One can only imagine the impact of a two or three night stay. By day 2, we would have the ceremonial burial at sea for the cellphone and Blackberry. By day 3, the only thing that would stop me from resigning from work to become a wood nymph would he the lack of a communication device. Michelle and Dean, WildSpring is a wonderful, idyllic experience. Thank you for sharing.”
  John & Andrea, Toronto, Canada 8.22.06

  “We saw the beautiful and ugly side of the world yesterday. This brief stay has given us the opportunity to be refreshed. This place made it possible to regain the peace & joy & wonder this vacation is about. Thank you for allowing us to use your wonderful facility. The experience was truly extraordinary. We will be back!”
  Bob & Renee, Bozeman, MO 8.21.06

  “Wow what a beautiful place! Stayed here at the end of our road trip 1500 miles. As we head back to Washington, we will be a little more relaxes. Thank you for attention to detail. P.S. Breadworks restaurant was amazing!.”
  Tami & Nate, Bothell, WA 8.3.06

  “The Sign of the Snail. It was everywhere we looked. On the silverware, the bottom of the coffee mugs, on the wall going to the office. No one knows that this is the sign of our love, but us. We knew we were exactly where we were supposed to be. This was our magical sanctuary. It was more than we cold have ever imagined. Our only job was getting here. Once we arrived the fairies took over. It was like we got to step outside ourselves and embrace our inner beings and each other as a couple. We could gain more depth and insight and understanding about our lover with each passing day. This will be our special place forever. And one day in the not so very distant future, we will express our undying love for each other until death do us part and even after that…We will do this with our friends as witnesses in a commitment ceremony called marriage. Thank you Dean & Michelle, you are beautiful people with beautiful spirits and energy. Much love.”
  Kathy C, Portland, OR 7.28.06

  “50 candles! A communion of friends & family gather together. A circle of renewal – each a peace of my soul. My final stop on this birthday journey “WildSpring,” a gift from my truest love – a gift of solice-relaxation-nature-rejuvenation!! What could be a more fine gift? I will never forget this experience. I will find my way back soon. Thank you so much Michelle and Dean, you have created magic amongst the trees. Love to you both.”
  Kit, Portland, OR 7.28.06

  “Thank you for creating WildSpring and ensuring the space stays so peaceful! Breakfast, reading on the deck, the spa – everything felt just right.”
  Patty & Carl, Medford, OR 7.21.06

  “With reluctance I prepare to leave to journey home today, but I take with me a renewal, physically & spiritually. Your conscious efforts to ensure a haven of nurturing & serenity is so appreciated, and totally enjoyed. The wind in the trees – the wonderful food, creative artwork, gracious host and hostess, relaxing music, homey cabin was all delightful. Thank you, thank you. I’ll definitely return and spread this wonderful spirit to my friends and family. Until the next visit.”
  Pam K., Portland, OR 7.16.06

  For once in my life – words fail me!! Except to say that you both are lovely & powerful inspirations to me (I love traveling my path to encounter people like you!!) And P.S. Pam forgot to tell you, she said as we were walking here last night ‘WildSpring is nature on a silver platter.’”
  Cheryl S, Mulino, OR 7.16.06

  “What a gem! Our stay here was wonderful and more than we ever expected. Lots of delicious food and the Italian Breadworks in town. Stunning view. Thanks (2,562 miles on our BMW motorcycle tour, heading back to Portland, OR”
  Rebekah & Chuck, Portland, OR 7.13.06

  “Thank you for allowing us to be closer to God. The world needs more messengers like you.”
  Bon & Bob N., Caldwell, NJ 7.13.06

  “Michelle & Dean – What a beautiful expression of tranquility, love, peace and beauty. Thank you so much for some wonderful R&R time and reconnection for us. We feel truly blessed to have met you and look forward to much more to come.”
  Brent & Julia H., WA 7.9.06

  “Dean & Michelle – Blessings to you for being such gracious hosts to your weary guests. God provided the raw materials and you were the visionaries – the workers… Best 3 days of a wonderful 5 year marriage celebration. Thanks much, we will be back (often). You have the gift of hospitality and you are faithfully exercising it!”
  Terry & Olivia, Medford, OR 6.27.06

  “Very peaceful, tranquil space – even the rain is gentle & pleasant. Thanks!”
  Mary and Jim, NY, NY 6.15.06

  “Thank you for a relaxing stay. You have made this such a pleasant place – a wonderful escape from the everyday hustle-bustle of life. The music, the peace and quiet, wonderful books…and good food. Thanks for the special hot fudge sundaes. We will remember this wonderful mini-vacation.”
  Terri & John P., Estacada, OR 6.6.06

  “I had 2 1/2 weeks to build up in my mind what WildSpring might be like, and the 8+ hour drive up here brought those expectations to dizzying heights. Imagine my surprise when upon arriving my expectations were very much surpassed! The beauty and inherent peaceful calm of the place, the amazing thoughtfulness of the folks here are truly an amazing and spiritually gratifying experience. We came to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday and we both feel the only downside is that we have to leave. Many thanks.”
  David & Linda, San Francisco, CA 6.3.06

  “Thank you for the great and beautiful space. We had a wonderful holiday weekend – very relaxing, very peaceful! It has been good to slow down, rest, and reflect.”
  Michael & Melinda, Seattle, WA 5.29.06

  “Alas, good things must come to an end. We’ve had a wonderful 3 nights here. This was a great place to celebrate 20 years of marriage! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and attention to detail and quality. We shall tell all our friends and hope to return before another 20 years catches up to us!”
  Laura & Ed, Roseburg, OR 5.22.06

  “25th wedding anniversary. Wonderful private place! It was nice to have the whole place to ourselves. Hints: Breadworks = very good. Gold Beach = Patti’s Rollin in Dough. Hot tub on beach – clean. Bed very comfy. Forest talk to you at night. Very very quiet. Learned how to meditate and communicate with the Angel in me! We will be returning! We pray a blessing on this special place!”
  Don & Teresa, 4.4.06

  “50th Birthday Celebration for Margie R…and her spouse and 10 other friends. It was perfect comfort & excellent hospitality. Thanks, Dean.”
  Margie, R. 3.19.06

  “Barenton cabin has been a “meant-to-be” space for us within this incredibly serene and spiritual place on our Earth. We walked through the door on Friday and there facing us was a cedar chest exactly like the one I got 54 years ago for my 12th birthday on Feb 18 in a second-hand store in Ketchikan, the territory of Alaska! I’ve never seen another like it. And the setting here – the woods, the ferns, the sun through the tall trees – as I look out the windows, transports me back to the days of my childhood and my native american friends and their peaceful culture. I feel very grounded again. And I am so grateful my husband Mel brought me for my 66th birthday weekend. Thank you, Dean and Michelle, for making this magic possible for us. Namaste.”
  Sandy & Mel W ., Roseburg, OR 2.19.06

2005

  “So many things we wish we could take home with us: The sound of the waves crashing, the trees blowing in a storm, the sight of the lush, seemingly untouched environment around us. Thank you so much for y our generosity in sharing this magical world you’ve come upon with others.”
  Rujita & Vivek, Portland, OR 12.27.05

  “A wonderful place to come and stay and reconnect with each other and so much more! The simple elegance and personal touches made us feel very welcomed and nurtured. Thank you.”
  Ruby & Paul, Ashland, OR 11.14.05

  “A wonderful place to celebrate forty years of marriage! May all those who begin their marriages with a honeymoon here and all those who celebrate that day have long years of togetherness, along with the lovely memory of WildSpring.”
  Mary Alice & Ken, 11.6.05

  “Welcoming. Interesting. Lush. Delightful. Spiritual. Perfect Escape. Relaxing & renewal. Inspiring. New beginnings. Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your beautiful space with us on our first anniversary.”
  Sabrina & Jesse, Talent, OR 10.22.05

  “Peaceful interlude of shadow & light. A beautiful place for peace & renewal. Thank you.”
  Mark & Teri, 9.18.05

  “This is such a place of beauty and peace. Everything has been done with such thoughtfulness and intent. I loved every moment I spent here. Thank you.”
  Lisa C., Talent, OR 9.6.05

  “This was quite a treat for our honeymoon. Wish we could stay longer (next time!!)! Thank you so much for the simple elegance and peacefulness of it al – I will be sure to tell my friends. We are all people of the earth and your place has touched my spirit.
   

  “I love the flute. Loved the breakfast. Such a comfy bed. And what a view from the spa.” Thank you. Looking forward to taking this relaxation with us and to returning here in the future to renew that!”
  Molly & Jarrod, Corvallis, OR 7.30.05

  “We had a wonderful stay here. Thank you for your hospitality and seclusion. If you get get to Portland/Gresham, look us up.”
  Tom & Cheryl, 7.14.05

  “A very special intimate environment to enjoy along or with the one you love. Embrace the natural beauty and spirituality of this sacred space. Get lost in the moments you create here. We will leave with nourished souls and beautiful memories. A special 12th anniversary. Thank you.”
  Lisa & Scot W., 7.10.05

  “Adorable! Peaceful and relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed all the attention to detail. A unique spot. Thank you for designing and sharing."
  John * Rebecca C, Seattle, WA 7.4.05

 

“This place is amazing. The attention to detail, the comfort, the beauty, the friendly people. The cabin was perfect, exactly what we needed and nothing we could have imagined. Magical. Absolutely magical.

"I know I’m gushing, but there aren’t any better words. Other people speak of the relaxation of the place, but I came away charged, creatively and physically. On this honeymoon up the coast, we’ve stayed in many places, but this is the first that made us feel so very welcome. Like we belong here.

"Like we have to come back.

"If you are here, in this cabin, in this moment, you already know how unique this small shelter of wood and sky is. What you really need is advice: whether you are here for many days or just a few, make the time to spend lying in one of the hammocks or watching the ocean’s colors change in the light of the fading day. Light the candles, open the cabin and listen to the pulse of the ocean meet the breath of the wind through the trees.

"I would tell you that the moments you spend here are sacred in a way that no other place in your journey will be, but if you are here…you should already know".

  Honeymooners for 3 nights. Jasper & Beth 6-21-05

  “Our first wedding anniversary – what a truly special place we have stumbled upon to celebrate at. No luxury spared, no details forgotten. Your dream to create a serene & spiritual place that all can experience brings a calm, awe-inspiring energy within. We look forward to this place & the next anniversary that we truly be surrounded by each other in a beautiful place. Thank you for creating a special place.”
  Linda & Chris, Gibsons, British Columbia 5.30.05

  “My stay here feels like a beautiful gift, unexpected, given for no reason but to delight another. You’ve made the perfect gift in WildSpring and I thank you for sharing it. Until next time,”
  Irene E., 5.22.05

  “This was a welcome respite at the end of a long road trip. After leaving Bowling Green, Kentucky last Friday, we traveled more than 2,500 miles through Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California driving a brand new red Corvette convertible, and a two-day stop at WildSpring was a wonderful tranquil oasis before the final leg to Washington tomorrow. We’ll be spreading the good news about WildSpring to everyone! Congratulations on a first-class operation and we wish you much success.”
  Kathleen & Bob, Camas, WA 5.13.05

  ““Thank you for a wonderful stay. The attention to detail in these rooms and in the grounds is amazing – beautiful.”
  Valerie & Jim, 4.2.05

  “Jeff’s birthday and this was his treat and oh, what a treat it was (is)! We are thinking birthday tradition here… So great to arrive and have the pictures & words (the advertising) seem to spring to life and actually be true. Nothing to disappoint here. Food is really good & healthy (thanks!) and personal touches abound. We live in the country and usually have difficulty sleeping away from home – usually too many people, too many loud sounds – not here. Jeff actually slept in past 4am in a true testament to the tranquility and gentle sway of the trees and lull of the ocean. You are most definitely on the right track. We love the quiet and almost complete “aloneness.” Thanks for a most pleasant stay – we will be back!.”
  Jeff & Sandy, 3.19.05

  “This is Ken’s birthday. We chose this lovely spot for our first stop on a romantic drive to San Diego, via 101 from Florence. Everything is beautifully done. We sat in the hot tub in late afternoon with the sun setting behind the trees, watching the ocean and two deer grazing peacefully nearby. We appreciate your efforts to ensure tranquility, beauty and comfort. Thank you.”
  Ken & Pat, Florence, OR 3.4.05

  “This is a magical spot – enhanced by your thoughtful stewardship. We leave refreshed & renewed and ready to plunge back into our busy lives, but we hope to return.”
  Ed & Donna S., Coos Bay, OR 2.28.05

  “We came to say goodbye to a dear friend who is leaving this world for the next adventure; this was the perfect place for us to retreat to. Thank you."
  Penny & Hi, Orcas Island, WA 2.4.05

  “WildSpring – renewal and release is available here. Leaving behind that which is not needed, taking with that which is needed – all given with your generous hand. Thank you.”
  Liza U., Bandon, OR 1.1.05

2004

  “A beautiful experience in a beautiful spot. You have done something remarkable here and we thank you for sharing. Looking forward to the next visit.”
  Susan & Don, Ashland, OR 12.26.04

  “We enjoyed a peaceful and magnificent stay. Thanks you! Have faith in your dreams. The results are awesome. We look forward to our return stay."
  Gary & Daralyn M., 8.8.04

  “What a magic place!. The beauty, the elegance, the tranquility so soothing to the soul. Thank you for sharing your sacred space with us. We leave feeling renewed and relaxed.”
  Doug & Susan H., Redmond, OR, 7.19.04
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