"Thank you for providing such a wonderful quiet, comfortable place of relaxation - exactly what we needed."
Pat & Jim L, Cypress County, Alberta, 3.3.11
"We stayed here for our honeymoon, and it was incredible. The cabin was so beautiful, and it only made the outer beauty more astounding. We will definitely be back for another visit, but in the summertime. Thank you for everything. PS you are the nicest people we have ever booked with. Thank you for your hospitality."
Nile & Jessica A., 2.18.11
"Thanks for the wonderful stay on our Anniversary!"
Curt & Signy, 1.42.11
"This place is extremely relaxing and beautiful. Thank you so much for your hospitality. We are sad we have to leave."
Lily & Vivek, Berkley, CA 1.4.11
"I've had such an amazing stay - this place is magical. I can't wait to come back. Thank you so much for everything, you guys are good people. Until next time, we'll see ya on the road.""
"Ah...the chance encounter of your beautiful wooded fortress. Somehow I don't believe it was chance you have created a wonderful sanctuary for us to become centered again and continue on. Thank you."
Jill & Greg U., Payson, AZ 12.5.10
"Thank you very much for creating a truly special retreat from the routines of daily life. Your attention to detail in all aspects of our stay really puts WildSpring in a class al its won. The accommodations were luxurious, the breakfasts delicious, and the spa truly relaxing. We are returning to Portland revived, and we thank you for that. Keep up the great work"
Jay & Dara, Portland, OR 11.21.10
"Thank you so much for opening your doors to veterans and allowing us to just get away. Everyone on the grounds was so friendly and the view from the hottub is great."
Josh & Rachel, Myrtle Point, OR 11.10.10
"Wonderful breakfast. Beautiful view from the deck. Friendly staff and amazing hot tub. Definitely a place to enjoy and recharge."
Anna & Rocky
"The first restful pause on a long year's journey. We hope this marks a shift on the path. These days at WildSpring are a celebration and demarcation - onward and upward we go! Couldn't imagine a better place for the pause. Love the eclectic mix of Buddha’s, Mary’s, totem poles, animals and bells - something for everyone, all are welcome. We hold here with us our remarkable and special friends who made this possible. They bless us with this gift. Love & gratitude,"
Kaje & Deirdre, Seattle, WA 10.25.10
"I've read about WildSpring for years and always wanted to come here and finally!! It's an amazing place - just what I needed - love it! Can't wait to come back - thank you!!"
Debby, Portland, OR 10.22.10
"We're in love with the place."
Q & Lindsay, 10.20.10
"When I first saw the online site for your establishment, I was struck with the unusual use of "guest" and "habitat" in the name. We've spent a lot of time on the Oregon coast (north, central & south) both in hotels and in our motor home at RV parks. After our 3 night stay, I have to admit that you truly have created an unusual and restful habitat for gusts. It was relaxing and re-energizing here. Thanks for all of your hard work and thoughtful planning."
Bob & Merilynn M 10.11.10
"Thank you for creating such a beautiful and magical place.The thoughtfulness of design is apparent everywhere. I expect to come back regularly."
Eileen, Orinda, CA 10.9.10
"Words cannot describe the beauty & tranquility of your special piece of heaven here on earth. Look forward to many more trips to see you, Oregon and the Pacific Ocean."
Patio from Long Island, NY 10.8.10
"Wonderful Surprise! My wife booked WildSpring as a 30th birthday gift. I wouldn't have wanted to spend it anywhere else with anyone else."
Jim & Amy, 10.3.10
"(To the tune: "Wild Thing") WildSpring, you make my heart sing. You make everything groovy. WildSpring. WildSpring I know I love you. Your cabins are my mother's arms. The view from your hot tub....It moves me. WildSpring. You give back everything. My soul is missing each day. Thank you WildSpring. C’mon....Thank you WildSpring"
"What a remarkable place! We have so enjoyed our two nights here. We hiked the Cape Blanco trail - really recommend it. It has everything - the forest, the beach. Very beautiful. Staying in our little cabin in the woods, knowing the ocean is nearby. This is a magical spot we hope we can come back to. Thank you for making our trip down the Oregon coast so unique and special."
Dan & Mary Ellen, Colorado 9.25.10
"What a peaceful & restful stay at WildSpring. Rain Drops, wind whispering through the spruce, and deer munching on foliage."
Paula & Dan, Wellesley, MA 9.10
"This is absolutely the most wonderful and beautiful place we have stayed. You have made WildSpring such a magical refuge. We hate to leave! However, we will be back!"
Diane & John, Santa Fe, NM 9.16.10
"Michiganders from (can't read) county celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary on the west coast. Enjoying coastal towns from San Fran to Portland and WildSpring has been one of the highlights. We'll pass the word to the folks back home. Hope to return sometime. Dean's breakfast alone would send us back this way. Thank you!"
Karen & Mike O., East Lansing, MI 9.5.10
"Another incredible week in Oregon was made even better by calling WildSpring our home for a short time. And the weather was absolutely fabulous as well! The best part of the trip, however, was when Matt proposed to me on Wednesday! Port Orford has always held a special place in my heart, but now I know it is etched on my soul Forever."
J. M. London, UK
"Hot tub.....10:40pm....good stuff..."
"Thanks for a wonderful stay. You definitely made our Oregon stay a moment to remember."
Erwin I., Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 8.12.10
"Our first time driving up the Oregon coast. Breathtaking! And your spot here is magical. thank you so much."
Jennie & JJ, Philadelphia, 7.22.10
"Days out of time...magic in the woods. And such a gracious reception. Thank you."
Katherine, Hood River, OR 2.17.10
"From New Hampshire we saw a sign in the woods the reflected our hearts - Bliss."
Steve & Lucy, 7.21.10
"Dreams dreamt can become dreams dreamt that move others to dream, and on dreaming do they see the tree w/n the forest as emblematic of the whole and as perfectly singular and beautiful on its own! Here's to seeing the trees w/n our own forests of dreams and tending them, planting and nurturing them, so that someday they too become and in their becomingness attract foe trees similar until another magical grove appears out of the mist."
"A perfect weekend in a peaceful and beautiful surround. Thank you for facilitating such a loving context - WildSpring - for my husband & I to come together again."
Lisa & Scott, Crescent City, CA
"What a fortunate stroke of luck that we heard about this oasis in the forest. It's been a perfect but too brief visit and we look forward to returning. WildSpring is a destination in itself."
Sue & Dan G., Huntington Beach, CA 7.14.10
"Just traveling through on 101 and happened to see your wonderful place in a magazine. We were very lucky that you had an opening for one night. This is a special place and we feel lucky to have found it. I only wish we could stay a couple of days and take in more of the magic. Thank you for sharing your dream."
Deb & Jillian S., White Bear Lake, MN 7.6.10
"Thank you for a relaxing, wonderful experience. The tranquility and solitude were much needed by us. I feel relaxes & rejuvenated. You have a gold-mine here."
Debbie & Mark, Sandia Park, NM 6.10
"My extended stay at WildSpring has been everything I hoped for this vacation. It was the perfect mix of solitude, tranquility and luxury. It was a great pleasure to go out hiking (Port Orford Heads, Cape Blanco) or agate hunting (3 times at Agate Beach!) and come back "home" at the end of the day The outdoor spa every night was superb. One night a doe and buck even wandered down by the spa during their feeding. One the first morning walking from the cabin to Guest Hall for breakfast, the smells and sounds of the woods brought back memories of happy summers from long ago. Thank you very much for following your dream and creating this place."
Naomi M., Idaho 5.18.10
"This is my anniversary and I started out just wanting something special for my wife. What I got was something much more. Beautiful scenery, ocean views, a relaxing environment. Not to mention the best hospitality ever. This place is the best, I'm sad to be leaving but happy to know that we will come back. Happy anniversary sweetheart, and thank you Michelle & Dean. See you soon."
"This has been the most romantic experience of my life. I honestly can say that this is paradise. Heaven on earth. The weather was very cold and rainy when we arrived and then turned into this beautiful day of hiking and walking on the beach. The bed is so comfortable and I absolutely love every little detail about his wonderful place. I think we want to spend every anniversary here. I can't wait to tell everyone I know about how amazing it was here. Ahh....Heaven on earth!"
Brandon & Rose B, Roseburg, OR 3.25.10
"Fabulous place you have here - we wish I'd known about it before I started planning my trip because we'd have stayed for much, much longer. Will definitely be coming back - hopefully sooner rather than later - to stay here and (?) me more. All the best."
"We were lucky to find a free space here on our west coast road trip and luckier that yo u persuaded Paula & Christophe to open for your guests. We planned the start of our holiday in Portland and its end in San Francisco, but left this portion to chance and having a small mystery tour. Last night we were on the ocean & woken by the tide crashing on rocks, this morning we wake slowly as light filters through the woods and rain patters on the roof. Magic!"
Jo & Chris R, US 2.25.10
"Thank you for a relaxing and magical time. One week was just enough to go home and feel like we had 4 weeks of vacation. The breakfast and hot tub a perfect delight. We could not wanted for anything. Everything here was and is done with love and thought. Thank you for a wonderful memory."
Michael & Lisa, Vancouver, WA 2.27.10
"Days out of time...magic in the woods. And such a gracious reception. Thank you."
Katherine, Hood River, OR 2.17.10
"Thank you for the amazing amount of thoughtfulness, love, intent and work that have commingled to create this beautiful WildSpring. As we rest and renew, sleep, soak, sup, walk, breath, wonder, wander & gaze, we feel held by your intent amid the great trees, who,as they sway and sing and make air, give us our very life. Thank you."
Rachael & Richard, Ashland, OR 2.14.90
"This was camping in luxury. Great for us older people. Thanks for a lovely 3 days."
Kathy jim W., Vancouver, WA 1.10.10
"My wive, Alexa, and I just loved this pace so very much. Perfect for our ten-year anniversary. So many things were wonderful here. The views, the sheets, the shower, the trees, the nice guy with the cross necklaces, the invisible water and dolphins, the sink in the guest cabin is my favorite item on the property. Oh and the hot tub is just sweet. My wife loves the bed and I had such a hard time getting her out of it. Oh and she just loves how the nice sheriff pulls everyone over and welcomes them to Port Orford. It seems a strange greeting, but there are so many of them that must be the reason. Got to have those sheriffs to make everyone happy. We will be back."
James & Alexa 1.1.10
"Thank you for sharing this miraculous place it was perfect. So nice to see a dream come true!"
Becky & Matt 11.29.09
"What special memories we will take back to North Carolina! To comfort and beauty created by your dream and hard work will be with us from now on. We wish you God's blessings in the years ahead. as you share with others the warmth and charm we so deeply enjoyed. Sincerely"
Liz & Bil C., Gastonia, NC 10.12.09
We arrive to flowers in a vase,
a peach rose, a dahlia, we think,
and some unnamable stalk
with its hovering nebula of yellow buds.
After a dinner of bread and wine
we decide on a night walk
and close the cabin door
on a constellation of crumbs.
The woodchip path, which leads
to the spa and bench beyond,
both overlooking the dark harbor,
is lit by moons for moths.
Look up! This is the sky
which inspired the myths -
historical honey, original milk
spilled on a black table.
Back in cabin number two,
seven candles light the bed.
One by one we blow them out,
each a wish, each a star."
Michael Susan, Grants Pass, OR 10.9.09
"What a magical enchanted forest. Thanks so much for your beautiful vision and endeavors of love. It was all so splendid; we will stay longer next time. Let us know when your huge shaman arrives. We will celebrate together."
Mark & Loni, Central Oregon 9.16.09
"We can't get away very much so this was somewhere close to go to for a weekend. What a nice relaxing trip! Thank you for having such a peaceful place that thinks of all the details. We had a wonderful anniversary here & would highly recommend you. PS Thank you for making Scott a gluten-free breakfast! So kind."
Christie & Scott, central Point, OR 9.12.09
"Into the redwoods, into the redwoods, into the redwoods I find myself."
"What a magical place - what a gift to spend the last two nights of our vacation here. We will return to life at peace and refreshed. Perfection."
James P, 9.2.09
"Amazing! You have created a truly magical getaway. Don't ever sell this property! If you do, sell it to us!!! Until then, we will just camp out in the woods in your surrounding property hahaha It is so lovely here. We can't wait to come back and will definitely spread the word to our friends and families that Port Orford & WildSpring are the best the Oregon coast has to offer. Thank you for the deliious food, comfy bed, beautiful cabins, whimsical art, and kind hospitality. Oh, and the hammocks, hottub & every other wonderful thing about your home. This has been a terrific part of our vacation/honeymoon. Much Peace, Health & happiness to you both."
Nicole & Chris K, North Lake Tahoe, CA 8.15.09
"It felt like we were visiting your home. Very personal - unique. Thank you. Breakfast was great. Hot tub truly hot. Views wonderful. Massage - exactly what we needed. Thanx, we'll be back."
C. D, Vancouver, WA 8.13.09
"Thank you so much. What am amazing place. So much love & thought has gone into creating WildSpring! Breakfast was delicious and the scenery - hypnotic. I could stay in theose hammocks for hours - staring @ the trees. Mornings are breathtaking. I will definitely spread the word... PS All writers should hike the Blacklock Trail - magnificant views of the ocean!"
Joetta V, Austin, TX 8.13.09
"The redwoods swaying, looking up from the hammocks, was our favorite thing. Lovely place - thank you!"
Craig & Vanessa, Berkeley, CA 8.9.09
"We had a marvelous stay. The food and hospitality were great. It's a wonderful place to relax and we had fun exploring Port Orford. Hope to come back again."
Mike & Ashlyn, Lakeport, CA 8.7.09
"Best sleep Brad has had in years. I've never felt so relaxed while on vacation. Can't wait to come back!"
Macas & Brad, Vancouver, B.C. 8.3.09
"Not knowing what to expect: We came. We saw. We relaxed. We ate. We drank. We enjoyed. It's a favorite place! Long life WildSpring! (Our home is) north ofSeattle, where it's 103 today)"
Don & Cathy D., Bothell, WA 7.29.09
"Bliss! For my husband's birthday we wanted a place to relax, away from the daily grind. Wildsprings more than fit the bill. This unique habitat is one worth coming back to again and again. Dean and Michelle really have every detail thought out, from the extra candles to the fresh and local breakfast, to the little alcoves, of art strategically placed throughout the acreage. What a great two days. Smiles,"
Karla & Adam, Hillsboro, OR 7.26.09
"Wildspring was recommended by a friend who thought we would like this place. The question, who wouldn't? Wind in the majestic trees, sun on the blue Pacific. "Mama" deer with her twin fawns, serenity...and of course, your caring attention to detail. We are blessed to have been able to share your beautiful corner of the world for even just a few days. Thank you for a lovely stay! Peace,"
Bill and Linda C, Madison, WI 7.15.09
"What a very special & unique environment you have created at WildSpring. You are to be commended on such wisdom & fortitude! And now, we have been the fortunate beneficiaries of all that you dreamed. So thank you for being! Our Raintree cabin was full of wondrous delights at every turn with every amenity to create a serene and life-affirming environment. We loved every special little detail and have great appreciation for all your lovely choices in furnishings and decor. While it is true that we too live in another beautiful part of the Pacific NW, the OR coast is definitely unique unto itself. Aren't we all fortunate to be immersed in this great beauty. Thank you for all!"
Sue & Drew S, Washougal, WA 7.14.09
"Thank you for helping us remember what it means to relax. We are always on the go all 24/7 & we forget to do things...what (?) looks like to take a deep breath and...relax! What beautiful land & view especially on the deck at sunset - sipping a wonderful bottle of Oregon Pinot & realizing how lucky we are to share this beautiful earth!"
Tim & Tiffany, Sherwood, OR 6.25.09
"We came to celebrate 25 years of marriage and found a spot as wondrous as those 25 years together. Highlights: Every small detail of design and decor (some to be replicated in Boulder...). A whale sighted in the bay (NEVER to be replicated in Boulder!). The walk at the lifeboat House where we recognized the western cousins of wildflowers and birds we've come to know by name over the years spent living further east on the continent. Waking up under sheltering trees in a bed that was incredibly comfortable - so much so we almost missed breakfast (classic case of bed vs breakfast, and bed almost won). Tracking the dancing flight of swallows from the hot tub and enjoying them those talents & this place to call home. Thank you for providing such a lovely, tranquil, and soulful backdrop for us as we continue on our little journey together."
Sara & Keith E, Boulder CO 6.12.09
"What a wonderful get-a-way from the rush & go of life. Jeremy & I had no idea it would be just what we needed but it was & that and more. Thank you!"
Claudette & Jeremy S, Wilsonville, OR 3.27.09
"Thank you! My daughter and I are thinking about making this trip again next year! Beautiful Oregon and yummy breakfast!"
Amai & Norma M., Eugene, OR 3.21.09
"Dear WildSpring - you made my heart sing!!! Thank you for being... (the mid point of my road trip) And creating...THIS Magical Space! And sharing (just when we needed it most!!) I (heart) your vision (you rock). Thank you both so very much!! In love since 1985."
Joceyn, Palo Alto, CA
Mike, Whistler, B.C. 3.20.09
Thank you all so much for a fantastic experience! The atmosphere surrounding our cottage is filled with love & serenity – what a wonderful place to rest & decompress. You’ve all taken such good care of us – down to the last detail – we’ve completely enjoyed our time here.”
Steve & Judy, W., 3.5.09
“Thank you for everything! Our wedding was beautiful. You put care into our services Michelle. We will always have wonderful memories of our stay here. The whole lace is very magical. The cabins are so well built & lovely – we will be back. I especially love Raintree.”
Lissa & Juan, 2.14.09
“Have to stay this ranks up there as one of the best places we have ever stayed. Love the décor and peaceful setting. Cold not have asked for more. We will be back. Thank you.”
Bret & Michell, 2.7.09
“On a solo drive from SFO to Seattle, struck hard by the coast road and its incredible views. Aloneness is a real indulgence & staying here, alone, almost supernatural. Fish & whips & wine & sunset. Hot tub under the stars. THE brightest quarter moon of my life. Off this morning to say hello to Sixes, where I spent my 22nd summer working at Camp Himuiger (sp/?), & away to Seattle. Much will have changed there, and maybe a little of me will be changes, too. Thanks for the peace,”
“Such a lovely little corner of the world…leaves too little time to write about it. We loved our stay, and like many others, wish it were longer. This place will always be special to us, and we look forward to coming back to this heaven-like oasis. We are in the midst of our Oregon Adventure Honeymoon, including Yachats, WildSpring, Florence, then off to the mountains *Sunriver) for some snow shoeing, skiing, and cuddling up by the fire. I must say, we thoroughly enjoyed all the love and energy that went into creating every detail of this truly magical place. Thank you Dean, Michell, Lani, and all who helped to create & maintain. Thank you for sharing.”
Llama & Tim T., Salem OR 12.23.08
“Couldn’t have chosen a better spot on the Oregon coastline to celebrate a part of our honeymoon adventure. The cabin couldn’t have been more cozy. The entire property is magical – we will never forget our stay here. In fact, we both hope to be back soon! Thank you so much.”
Megan & Matt L, White Hall, MD 10.1.08
“I am celebrating my 61st birthday here. Now I think I should make this an annual tradition. I think I need more time to discover all the delightful art objects in the leaves & grass. But I walked the labyrinth, counted stars in the spa and enjoyed Michelle’s guided meditation. All in all an enlightening experience.”
Susan H, Portland, OR 9.25.08
“All the joys of camping without the ickiness! Love place to spend our 26th anniversary! The spa at night under the Milky Way with all the stars – WOW.”
Gary & Jolee, Medford, OR 9.24.08
“An amazing place to wake up to on my 50th B-Day. Hard to sat it any better than the 2nd previous post! WildSpring seems to have spring up from the nature around it…doesn’t detract from the natural beauty of the trees and forest greenery…it actually enhances it. The view from the deck will be etched in our memories. Miss Scarlett, the cat, brought back recent memories of our own “Miss Katie Scarlett”…I’m sure, no accident. WildSpring is a slice of heaven we will not forget. Thank you for your gracious hospitality.”
Rusty & Stacy W., Summerfield, NC 9.22.08
“A perfect pace to stop and rest as we venture down the west coast. Started from Seattle and making our way down to LA! Wish we could have stayed longer.”
Jerry & Andrea, Cleveland, OH 9.6.08
“Loved chillin’ in the new age vibes!! Go Bambi!!”
B & T, St. Lou 8.08
“Sadly only one night in the (can’t read) and enchanting spot.
Penny & Mike W., London, UK 8.18.08
“Thank you for a fantastically luxurious and comfortable stay. We appreciated the extra efforts you took to give us non-down bedding, even though it was so soft we thought it was down at first! Definitely the nicest, most peaceful place we’ve ever stayed. Best wishes,”
Susan & Sean, Poughkeepsie, NY 8.15.08
“We have enjoyed our stay in your cozy cottage. It was so quiet and peaceful, and lovely to come home to after a day of hiking. Loved the coast. It was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.”
Ron & Rita, Charlotte, NC 7.29.08
“Married one week ago today. We celebrated our union here amongst the swaying pines, the ocean breezes and the vast horizons. In Love, In Peace and In Joy.”
Rob & Jessica 7.26.08
“’I feel thy heart beat next to mine own; its music hath a richer tone.
I rediscover in thine eyes a balmier, dewier paradise.
I’m sure thou art a rarer siren and so I seek thee, finest pearl.
A-wooing of thee still…’ John Smith
We came as two rare birds seeking solace and sweet sunsets…and that and more we found, wooed by all this is part. Thank you for the fond memories that will last us a lifetime.”
The Honeymooners 6.20.08
“Came here to celebrate our 10th wedding anniv. And we enjoyed it more than words could explain. The privacy and peace was wonderful! Thank you.”
Jeremy & Mindy H, Roseberg, OR 6.22.08
“For dreams & love.”
Michael & Lusia 6.19.08
“Came to stay in this idyllic place for my birthday – sitting in the hot tub under the stars (can’t read) such a beautiful (can’t read) was just perfect. One thing which I totally recommend is to take the walking tour out to the cliffs with Cathy Boden (can’t read) can tell all about the great history, flora & fauna. Until next time – thank you!”
Peter & Claire, England 6.5.08
“My daughter & I came for my dear friend’s funeral ceremony in Bandon @ the Beach. This stay here gave me peace and tranquility. We adore WildSprings!”
“What a wonderful, relaxing place to stay! What a great place to visit on our honeymoon. I only wish we had planned to stay longer! Thanks for such a refreshing stay! Everyone at home asked me ‘what’s in Oregon?’ When I told them of our plans to have our honeymoon here. Now I can tell them this is in Oregon – they will be jealous.”
Michelle & John O., Griffish, IN 5.12.08
“We had such a wonderful time. We can't wait to come back. The rooms are so cozy & comfortable it was hard to leave. We will definitely be back again.”
Tina & Kurt Y., El Cerrito, CA 5.5.08
“This is our favorite bed and breakfast. WildSpring can’t be beat for relaxation, privacy, beauty & romance. Thank you for creating a place we will return to as often as we can. Breakfast was also perfect”
Cyndi & Steve C., Medford, OR 5.3.08
“Had a wonderful stay This is home for us, even though we no longer live here. A beautiful place & we appreciate you being here!”
Phil & Kim C., Grants Pass, OR 2.17.08
“We loved it here! So peaceful the sea so stormy What a wonderful retreat from the world. In my grief of losing my husband and son recently I found this was where I was supposed to be, with my friend Margie here beside me. I know God brought us to this place.” Peace to you.”
“An inspiring place to rest awhile. Like a port in the storm of life – ‘The forest is lovely, dark and deep I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.’ Thanks for this place.”
“What a lovely peaceful place! Wish we could have stayed longer”
Ann & David S. Portland, OR 12.20.07
“Thank you for the wonderful weekend. It as very special for us! Greetings from Holland.”
Mariet R, The Netherlands 12.16.07
“Long long ride to arrive in this lovely accommodation. Much better than other fishing villages we’re visited to date. Tomorrow & next out to fish, and hope we do well, with our great little spot to return to. I like your music tape! So does my son. We appreciate the hospitality and closeness/intimacy of this wonderful place. And we wish you the best in this endeavor. Yours truly,"
John & John P, 11.22.07
“We’re been traveling the coast for 5 days and today was the first day we’ve actually set sight on the sun. This was an amazing stay which added to the romantic getaway that Nancy has joined me on. There is a very good chance we will experience WildSprings again in the future. Thank you.”
Gary & Nancy, Edson AB Canada 11.17.07
“I’ve had a tough tough year this year! I knew I needed to get away by myself and just think, grieve (father died – cancer) and just get it together! I’m so glad I came to WildSprings, it allowed me to rethink, reevaluate life… I think I might just come back here every year for a “tune up.” Same Time Next Year. I love cabin #2, Raintree. I think it brought me back to life. The grounds, trails, the setting is perfect. Thank you Michelle & Dean for all of your hard work Great breakfast! PS And don’t forget to book a massage. Foncy was fabulous. Thanks.”
L., Otter Rock, OR 11.11.07
“Wonderful – delightful – relaxing way to spend our 20th Anniversary.”
Ellen David E., Medford, OR 10.28.07
“A truly delightful, charming experience. Hope we can return.”
Alice & Phil A., Rocky River, OH 10.26.07
“Gail force winds and tumultuous seas. Warm gentle breezes and smooth liquid silk. The harbor awaits, always a welcome port. Before journeying, a repose from place to place. A final destination – only until and once again we venture on the seas, however she may be. This place – a harbor, a berth, a safe place, clean air, sustenance, beauty before, between, after.”
“Thank you Michelle & Dean, for taking this small piece of heaven & sharing it with others.”
Catherine M, Southern CA 10.8.07
“’By which we note the Fairies were of the old profession; they’re songs were Ave Maryes, they’re dances were processions.’ Richard Corbett, Bishop of Norwich, 1582. Thank you.”
Richard & Alexa, New York 9.29.07
“Coming from the prairie land of Kansas, the Oregon coast and this place were a fantastic combination of beauty, peacefulness and awe."
Sonja & Dave B., Kansas 9.21.07
“Thanks for the peaceful harmony of this place. Sharing a wedding here was like an awaken dream, full of calm, mature, and simple elegance.”
Nadege – Clauge B., France 9.16.07
“I can’t wait to tell my friends about my surprise birthday stay. Everything was perfect and thoroughly enjoyable. I highly recommend a massage from Foncy! She is wonderful and what a nice, lovely woman. I can’t wait to come back and experience this again (thanks, Aaron!)
Crystal F., Ashland, OR 8.25.07
“Absolutely beautiful!! Such a welcome change of pace from the crazy city life which we live. And a perfect place to start our new life together – we couldn’t have picked a better honeymoon spot!!! Serene, quiet, beautiful. What more could you want. Thank you!!!”
Alan & Dianna J, Dallas, TX 8.10.07
“What a wonderful, peaceful retreat on our busy odyssey. We loved the gardens and labyrinth.”
The T. Family 8.6.07
“We had a wonderful stay in this little hideout on the edge of the ocean! We wish we could stay longer”
Cheryl & Richard 7.11.07
“It is hard to top the expressions noted on the previous page. I did enjoy the solitude. The spa was delicious Thank you!”
“Thank you! It was a magical experience and filled with ideas for our own retreat someday. Love and blessings!”
Nala & Jen 6.25.07
“Peace, love and martinis! Peggy and I celebrated our 22nd anniversary at this enchanting place. Whales, deer, quail, sea lions, wind, rain, sun and lots of fresh ocean air. We should have visited more with family but self indulged in each others arms…on second thought, that is exactly what we needed. Thank you for a wonderful time. We will remember our stay with fond thoughts.”
Lloyd & Peggy M., Bend, OR 6.10.07
“’Show me the landscape in which you live, & I will tell you who you are.’ Ortega. You have told us so much of who you are, by what you have created in WildSpring. Our wilderness journey across the coast of this great Pacific Northwest brought us here & the sacred space transformed us – as we truly entered a transpersonal place in mind body & spirit. Thank you to all that have come before us, all that come after & Dean & Michelle, for co-creating that such a place continues & is so needed on this Earth. Namaste.”
Maria & Scott, Spring Valley, WI 5.6.07
“Thank you so much for the relaxing retreat.”
Tony & Aime, PDX, OR 8.13.07
“I have come for the counsel of trees.
Sea spray cleanse
Wisdom of the wind.
Embrace of earth.
A releasing down a floating up.
A soft heart.
Happy birthday, Julia
Thank you Dean & Michelle.”
Pamela, Portland, OR 4.22.07
“We were amazed at how beautiful and peaceful everything was. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect night of star gazing in the spa. Thank you for everything and we will definitely return.”
Aaron & Meredith A., Greenville, SC 4.13.07
“Wonderful – wonderful – wonderful. The moment we arrived we knew we came to the perfect getaway. A birthday gift from my husband. We were able to get that much needed rest and relaxation. You thought of everything to make us feel so comfortable & pampered. We look forward to making this an annual trip to enjoy peace & nature.”
Bonnie & Randy M., Grants Pass, OR 3.25.07
“Thank you for sharing your home with us. The moment we walked into our cabin we knew we had picked the perfect place to celebrate our 20th anniversary! Every detail was appreciated. This is a tranquil and beautiful place to rest & revive; the incabin massages were wonderful ! (Foncy) The paths are enjoyable, the breakfast great and most of all the quiet peacefulness much needed What a treat! We can go home and be better parents, mates & friends.”
Pam & Dan, Coos Bay, OR 3.17.07
“Thank you for the wonderful and relaxing retreat – it was just what I needed I don’t want to leave but I look forward to coming back sometime.”
“This was a great place for us to reconnect – quiet, peaceful, secluded – it felt like we were the only ones here. Breakfast was great and we enjoyed a candlelit shower. Lots of fun – thanks a bunch”
Rachel & Ben, Ashland, OR 2.25.07
“You have built a beautiful serene habitat for recovery from the hectic day to day world. We totally enjoyed spending our 39th wedding anniversary weekend with you and will be back”
Chuck & Gail N, Langlois, OR 2.17.07
“We were calmed and our senses were allowed to elevate. Deep breaths replaced the anxious air of the city when we entered this spiritual place. Today we go on more hikes and complete a week’s vacation.”
Jill & Linda 2.19.07
“This beautiful place is beyond words & more a feeling of ‘being’ as life should be – peaceful & one with nature. Thank you for building this wonderful haven along the beautiful south coast & for paying attention to detail. We wish you much success & we will be back. Truly the most relaxing & restful place we’ve been to in years."
“The perfect idyllic setting to relax and unwind from the urban, inner-city pressure cooker of Coos Bay – ‘Oregon’s Bay Area.’ So quiet I could hear my own stomach acids making a hasty retreat A great deal of thought and organization have made this a wonderful respite. Two thumbs up, five stars and 99 1/2 to Michelle and Dean”
Craven M., Coos Bay, OR 2.3.07
“Over 30 years ago I drove from Seattle to San Francisco with my father. Now I drove with a friend the other way. I came from Fiesole (Florence, Italy) to do it. I’m so pleased to have found this lovely place and hope to come back one day.”
Barbara C., 1.16.07
“This is such a special place – wish we could have been here longer. Thank you for making this such a great place to spend a part of our honeymoon.”
Jan & Jim R., San Ramon, CA 1.4.07
“This was a place where two lovers who found each other eight months ago through the grace of God could come together in stillness and deepen their relationship. Through the beauty in each other, through the beauty of nature and the beauty you make in this place. Thank you.”
Peter & Kristy, Portland, OR & Arcata, CA 12.31.06
“It is not often when heart & place come together, when personal & global style resonate. When it does…you have done a needed & wonderful thing. Thank you. En Theos.” “
thanks for a lovely pace, time & space Thanks for your mindfulness & openness. Thanks for creating and augmenting beauty.”
Stephen & Katrina 12.06
“Very beautiful – calming – quiet – just what I needed. I look forward to my next visit.”
Margarett, Friant, CA 11.19.06
“This is an enchanted place. A peaceful place to go to sleep in and a glorious place to wake up in. Thank you.
Pat G., Australia 10.12.06
“What a wonderful place to enjoy nature at its best. Michelle & Dean, thank you for creating such a peaceful enviornment to get away from the everyday grind. I could not imagine a better way to celebrate my 20th anniversary with my husband and to enjoy a long overdue visit with my father. These memories will last forever.”
Mark & Jana S., Rainbow TX 10.5.06
“Magical woods – wonder cottage! Greatly appreciated & splendidly enjoyed. Thank you for realizing your dream & co-creating this sacred space! Keep visioning! I truly felt like a babe in a safe wood!”
“After a stressful weekend, we needed the peace & beauty that you’ve provided here. What a great way to celebrate our 1st year of marriage! Thank you! We can’t wait to come again & send our friends. Thanks for the care you’ve taken for details & for the incredible “homey” but luxurious experience.”
Jason & Liz M, Lincoln City, OR 8.29.06
“What a beautiful and peaceful place! We had a wonderful time here, especially stargazing by the spa. We shall pass the word on about this little piece of heaven on earth.”
Stephanie & Simon, Vancouver, BC 8.17.06
“This was a wonderful space to spend my 39th birthday! We enjoyed it very much. As the 1st to enjoy Tai Chi with Dean in the morning, we’d like to say keep it up! Your dream has helped to create such special memories for so many and we carry them away like birds with seeds. Thank you for your gift of this space. Thank you trees & birds for your music & most of all, that you Derek, my loving husband for making this life so sweet.”
Wendy & Derek S., Bend, OR 8.12.06
“We loved our brief stay at WildSpring. The lovely paths, sculptures and carved seats made even the walk up to the Guest Hall a pleasurable outing. Your artistic sensibilities and consideration for your guests’ wishes combine to make this a unique and special place. And that was a rockin’ drum circle last night! Thanks a million – we’ll tell everyone about you!”
Jane & Larry E., Laguna Niguel, CA 8.11.06
“A beautiful place and much needed respite after a long drive. Thank you for everything!"
Tara & Melissa & Denise 8.1.06
“So much more than simply a place to stay…it was its own experience. Calming, rejuvenating, reflective, restorative. Thank you for creating such a magical, beautiful place!"
“Thank you for creating an environment that nurtured my spirit and body. Peace.”
“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 a wonderful way to reconnect to my inner self while on a busy family vacation with teenagers! I loved the labyrinth. We all loved the hot tub and music – of the trees and the tapes. Recharged and in love.”
Carol M. 8.23.06
“An absolute peaceful mind-relaxing experience. We could not have picked a better location. Dean and Michelle, you both are truly blessed. Thank you so much for the entire experience.”
Sasha & Matt 7.30.06
“Thank you for a wonderful and peaceful stay. Your attention to detail is appreciated. You have truly created a sacred space and place. Thank you! We will be back!”
Melissa & David S., Denver, CO 7.20.06
“Thanks so much. We had a super time. Can’t wait to come back to the beautiful grounds and delicious sundaes.”
Casey & Crystal, Los Angeles, CA 7.17.06
“We made an unplanned visit here on our way up north & are leaving very pleasantly surprised and relaxed. A great way to end our trip. This truly is a sanctuary and appreciate the attention to detail throughout the inn.”
Katie & Curtis M., Portland, OR 7.08.06
“My husband and I haven’t had a vacation since we met two years ago. True to his usual form, we were scheduled to attend a family reunion here by staying at a non-descript place up the way and only for as long as necessary. Mercifully, even the frumpy places fill up here for the 4th July. Hence our needing to arrange our stay at WildSpring. Once my husband saw what you were offering, he extended his time off from work and in turn extended my time here to match. Thank you for this glorious offering. Our entire family will benefit greatly from all that is WildSpring’s.”
Michelle W., 7.05.06
“We enjoyed a relaxing 2 days in your wonderful retreat! We will remember southern Oregon coast fondly! We celebrated our 10-year anniversary and a weekend together. Thanks.”
Keny & Brooks, 6.26.06
“It has rained, hailed, been very windy, and even a bit of sunshine – what a perfect way to celebrate our anniversary! An especial thanks for the fine selection of loaner CDs.”
Dave & Jan 4.15.06
“Thank you for your attention to the home away from home comforts that make being away from home a delight.”
Helena & Jim 3.06
“Thank you for building this wonderful group of cabins far FAR away from our everyday life. It was all perfect, but I did notice that the deer refused to follow the labyrinth circuit properly. It was the only flaw. Thanks to Gerry Frank for recommending you to us.”
Don & Jeri J., Lake Oswego, OR 2.06
“The Beauty Way. Beauty above you. Beauty below you. May beauty surround you. May you always walk in beauty. – an old Navajo Prayer.
Juliana N. and Jam M, Petaluma, CA 1.29.06
“WildSpring was the perfect prebaby getaway – calm, relaxing, stress-free. Thank you for taking such care in creating this beautiful place. And thank you for your attention to all of our needs. We hope to be back.”
Scott & Jeff, Portland, OR 1.16.06
“You have done a lovely job creating a special place here. You can tell by all the little touches in the cabins. And we appreciate the extra effort with the dietary needs. We really felt taken care of! P.S. These cabins were built really well – with the winds last night, nothing rattled!”
Gayle & Mitch 12.30.05
“This stopover was truly a magical and delightful experience. Thank you for welcoming us into your home…a treasure indeed! We will most certainly return to discover the entire experience.”
Rachel & Mani, NYC, NY 12.22.05
“As always, WildSpring is a place of absolute selfishness for me because all my needs are cared for here! I come to retreat mentally, spiritually, physically and find that the plush bedding, thick towels, ancient forest, path lights, moonlight reflecting on the steaming spa all allow me to soak in the complete safety of the experience, know I will be cared for and about. Thanks Dean & Michelle, you offer me that which I rarely offer myself…luxury and simplicity.”
“The perfect place for us to spend our first night as Mr. & Mrs. We will remember this day and this place for the rest of our lives! I’m sure we will return.”
Mark & Julia R. 11.12.05
“You have created a bit of peace & tranquility in our little corner of the world. This is perfection.”
The C. family 10.20.05
“So glad we found this guant hideaway. Simply beautiful harmony with nature. It’s nice to know there are places like this. Hope to come back again."
Dr. & Mars. John L., Tucson, AZ 10.13.05
“Thank you thank you thank you! For this wonderful space, wonderful hospitality and the wonderful magic in this place. We had an absolutely beautiful wedding experience, and our bride and groom glowed. I’m certainly going to send people your way – and I hope we get back this way again.”
The C. family 10.2.05
“We enjoyed our stay so much we changed our plans to we could spend an extra night! Watching the sun set while enjoying a glass of wine overlooking the headlands was the perfect way to celebrate our anniversary! We’ll be back soon!”
The M. family Chicago, IL 9.26.05
“A peaceful respite for us as we celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.”
Mike & Betsey L. 9.15.05
“Thank you for a wonderful and relaxing retreat!! You have a great think going here! We loved every minute!”
Doug & Deb M., Eugene, OR 9.3.05
“Thank you for the wonderful hospitality and kindness you showed us here. It was one of the best hotels that we ever stayed at."
The D. Family 8.14.05
“Your taste for beauty? Impeccable. Your desire to evoke emotions and then hold the beholder in one place? Immensurable. Thank you for such beauty. What a jewel to behold. Will see you again. Grateful travelers.”.”
Regina & Jeanne T. 7.25.05
“What a beautiful, relaxing place to celebrate our 15th Anniversary! We were able to wind down and truly enjoy each other without the stresses of everyday life. Thank you, Dean & Michelle, for your wonderful hospitality.”
Mary & Jim A., Beaverton, OR 7.17.05
“We thank you so much for all that you have done to make us feel comfortable. Your place is very beautiful and relaxing – wished we could have stayed longer – but now back to the grind. I am sure we will revisit. Till then, good luck and God bless."
Dave & Sharon B. Salem 5.7.05
“Our lives are better, just knowing this piece of heaven exists – and honors those who dwelled her before us. Thank you so much for all the thought and care you gave to creating this special retreat.”
Paul M. & Sarah P., Mill Valley, CA 6.2.05
“We were so happy to be able to stay here with you again! This is, without any exception, the most beautiful, peaceful place we’ve ever stayed. You have been so welcoming and kind to us, and made us feel at home with you. That means so much to us both! We have some wonderful memories to take back to New Jersey that will get us through the stressful months ahead. Stay well and we look forward to being back here soon!”
Karen & Doug H., New Jersey 4.27.05
“A wonderful oasis for respite at the end of an overly stressful day on the 18th. The grounds and cabins are exquisite – attention to detail abounds and nurtures the soul.”
Kay P. 4.19.05
“If this is Nirvana I am ready. I have not been relaxed & this peaceful in a very long time. I felt supremely nurtured. Your place is stunningly beautiful. Thank you for everything.”"
Eileen Griffin, Connecticut 4.05
“A wonderful, serene and relaxing environment that touches all the senses and soothes the soul. Thank you for all the attention to our stay.”
Mary Ann N. 4.17.05
“Thank you for your gracious hospitality. The feather bed and beautiful comforter was a nice treat. The surroundings are beautiful and I enjoyed the whimsical figurines set in with them are serious ornaments. It reminds me not to take life too seriously and that it’s okay to have fun. This is a relaxing place. Thank you. P.S. The food was great too, and the coffee…what can I say…it was all great. The retreat was wonderful.”
Leslie W., Salem, OR 4.10.05
“Dean & Michelle – everything was either beautiful or delicious, and some were both! Many thanks for a memorable stay.”
Fred & Barbara L. 3.05
“Thank you for creating such a lovely, peaceful haven. We will definitely be back!"
Melanie A. 3.23.05
“What a beautiful spot! We had so much fun exploring the town, the beach and the surrounding area. And WildSpring made the perfect “home” to come back to each night. A soak in the tub, a hot fudge sundae, a quiet CD, a great movie, a black sky sparkling with starts…you haves have it all figured out!. We’ll be back (unless we’re actually in heaven right now having unknowingly crossed over to the other side. That’s how it feels!)"
Army & Jane M., 3.14.05
“Thank you Dean & Michelle for your gracious hospitality. This restful break was very rejuvenating for us. We look forward to seeing you soon. Sozo Tea & Coffee House in North Bend, OR will spread the good word.”
Andrew & Sheila C. North Bend, OR 2.10.05
“The term “guest habitat” sounded unusual. But you have certainly defined it! It could become “habitual.” I grieve having to leave. This has been two tranquil days of long-needed peace and relaxation. Thank you for creating such an environment that puts my inner soul at peace. I can’t remember the last time I have slept so well or felt so pampered.”