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  "Beautiful way to begin a new decade - in the woods - a magical cocoon with waving trees all around. Many thanks for the wonderful space as home base to explore the amazing countryside all around."
  Lynne & Perry, Amity, OR 1.23.20

  "Absolutely LOVED our stay! As Dean told us, "This is a place for healing!" We will definitely be back!"
  Kasi & Dan, 1.5.20


  "We had a wonderful stay, absolutely love the atmosphere."
  Shelly & Vinny, 12.28.19

  "We identify as bears and this cabin in the woods provided ample habitat for us to express our natural instincts (as bears). The food inside the Guest house was a lovely respite from our usual road fare (nuts and berries). So we were of course very satisfied to eat a lovely egg puff and warm coffee. Thank you for permitting us to enjoy this lovely habitat (as bears).
  Nader & Emily, Issaquah, WA 12.28.19

  "Barenton is our enchanted home away from home. After 5 years it feels so good to be back in this magical oasis. The care and intention that has been put into this place has given us the much-needed opportunity to reconnect with our spirits and meditate on what matters most. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for all you do to maintain this sacred space. It's so special to us. And of course, thank you for your welcoming ways. The coffee is delicious and the paleo bowl was perfect."
  Stacey & Jeffrey, 11.8.19

  "Thank you so very much for everything. The grounds, the view of the ocean, the cabin are so stunning! I adore your attention to detail, & your efforts toward preservation & sustainability. We had an amazing time! The relaxation was much needed and I'm so glad we stayed here to do so. We feel refreshed & recharged."
  Zebulon & Anamarie, 10.29.19

  "Thank you for providing such a magical vacation from our vacation. We are on our way up to Seattle from SF and this has been our favorite spot so far. Our 24 hrs here feel effortlessly designed - from the games on the table to the CD next to the stereo. I particularly loved the treasures under the path lights. Thank you, and we hope to return!"
  Swelyn & Owen, 10.29.19

  "Celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary & it was perfect! Thank you for making it extra special. The nature, the peace, the woods, we fell in love with everything. We will definitely be back. Thank you for creating this piece of tranquility. Cheers to love!"
  Annette & Kate H, Hillsboro, OR 9.15.19

  "This is a magical place. The grounds are not only beautiful, but intriguing and enchanting. Nate and I are celebrating our engagement, and I don't think we could've found amore perfect place. Thank you for sharing this haven with us. Thank you for the time to revel in just being together. Most of all thank you for the care and keeping of this beautiful nature."
  E & N, 8.28.19

  "Once again, we had a wonderful time here at WildSpring. This was our second time here, the last time was in 2011 to celebrate our 3rd anniversary, and here we are at our 11th. Thank you for everything. Our cabin was perfect and the grounds just as enchanting as I remembered. I can't wait to come again. This time I don't think we will wait 8 years. Cheers to long lasting love and happiness."
  Kevin & Megan, McMinnville, OR 8.25.19

  "A wonderful place of achieved peace where the air is freedom and time seems to stop. You created so much love and equilibrium and we are so happy being part of that on our honeymoon...and of course we would like to come again!"
  Meri & Nicolas W., Basel, Switzerland

  "We have never slept in such a beautiful, peaceful place. We enjoyed every minute of it and everything we could ever need was right at our fingertips! Every morning being welcomed with a wonderful home cooked meal made us feel at home and inspire to recreate the delicious dishes at home! Thank you for such a warm, welcome stay. We'll be back again"
  Holly & Caleb, Portland, OR 7.21.19

  "We had an amazing stay here at WildSpring. Thank you so much for the warm welcome and so many hidden treasures around the property. So tranquil and peaceful, the breakfast was so great. Great way to start your morning - We will be back again. Thank you."
  Mike & Libby L., 5.16.19

  "Another fabulous stay - twice in 1 year - this time w/one of our daughters & boyfriend who stayed in Raintree. Spectacular moon - hammock swinging/relaxing - delicious food and welcoming hosts. Love the whimsy & thoughtful sense of place. See you next time,"
  Beth & Jeff, 7.14.19

  "We stayed two nights celebrating our 13th anniversary. We are so happy to have found this hidden gem! Absolutely loved our stay. Calm, relaxing, romantic. Definitely recommend this wonderful little cabin! And breakfast was amazing."
  Larry & Lana, Shady Cove, OR 7.8.19

  "We needed a place to get away from "it all," decompress and regroup. Your lovely place fit the bill perfectly! The peaceful & serene atmosphere, combined with the pure beauty of this place provided the perfect antidote for our "ails." Thank you so much for creating and maintaining such an amazing place to come and get away from "it all." We are relaxed and rejuvenated!"
  Catherine & Raymond E., San Lorenzo, CA 7.6.19

  "What a special place WildSpring is! The quiet atmosphere was amazing. Loved the decor in our Barenton cabin. Played the CD - so relaxing. You two are so lucky to live in this forest. We will spread the word. Breakfast was best ever! Thank you again for keeping this natural envisionment."
  Susie & Scott, Blackstock, 6.30.19

  "My husband Abram and I came here for our final night of vacation and it did not disappoint. We work opposite schedules most of the year, so it has been so incredibly lovely to reconnect at the Oregon coast. This delightful haven in the woods was the perfect ending to our coastline adventure. Thank you for providing this beautiful space."
  Joy & Abram, Hillsboro, OR 6.28.19

  "My best friend and husband of 34 years brought me/us to this beautiful, peaceful place. To slow down and sit with him in such welcoming and peaceful surroundings is truly a gift. We enjoyed walking the grounds and observing the ocean - especially from the hot tub. Thank you for all that you have created here."
  Kari & John, Cincinnati, OH 6.25.19

  "You have created a beautiful and peaceful place. We loved it here. Thank you for helping to make our 10 year anniversary so special. Your attention to the little things like the art and labyrinth make this place unique and so beautiful. I also want to say thank you for my gluten-free breakfasts. It meant so much that you were willing to prepare food that I can eat and everything was so yummy! My favorite though is your view of the ocean by the spa. It was wonderful to sit out there and listen to the waves."
  Gretchen & Nick, 6.23.19

  "Thank you so much for your warm hospitality and for sharing this beautiful, peaceful sanctuary with us. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will plan to return. The breakfast was delicious, the spa so warm and therapeutic, and our experience - heavenly! We are grateful you are here. In peace & love,"
  Christine & Don, 6.5.19

  "What a magically peaceful place. We don't want to leave! Stayed only one night on our way up the coast - heading to Seattle/Tacoma area to grab my son, in the Air Force, then on to the North Cascades, but we are already planning our next visit - HUPEFULLY on our way back to LA (however, after staying here I might not ever go back to LA!). The cabin was perfectly cozy, bed comfy, shower amazing, breakfast delish. LOVED walking around the grounds discovering little sculptures & carvings we missed the first time through. Dean & Michelle - you're living the dream! And thank you for sharing it with us!" Much love,"
  Michele & Mike, 5.30.19

  "What an amazing, peaceful place to relax and catch our breath from our crazy daily schedule. WildSpring is so beautiful. - thank you for your dream. We will be back - We foresee many trips back in the future."
  Ginny & John, Portland, OR 5.20.18

  "We are so pleased with our visit and stay here. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful property with us. Truly magical and peaceful. The Guest House was very welcoming, breakfast was delicious! This will be a memory we will never forget and always hold close to our hearts."
  Luejon & Danielle, Las Vega, NV 5-18-19

  "This is a beautiful location for a retreat. The cabin was so cozy and comfortable! Thank you very much for carving this place out for weary souls to visit."
  Barb & Steve, 5.14.19

  "Thank you very much for hosting. This is an amazing place in nature. We are inspired by the beauty of your home! Wow! Also was so fun to look at your books! Thank you!"
  Felix & Mary Jane O, St/ Petersburg, FL 4.28.19

  "What a delightful spot to slumber beneath the sentient pines!"
  Lisa O, St. Petersburg, FL 4.28.19

  "This was such a magical place, something new and amazing at every turn. Loved learning all the history behind this beautiful place & the owners. We will stay longer next time so we can experience as much as possible."
  Lezlee * John D., SLC,. UT 4.26.19

  "We had a great, relaxing stay! We love it here & plan to come back! Thank you for making our stay enjoyable"
  Russell & Sydney, Flowwood, MI, 4.23.19

  "I’ve been walking through some heavy things for this season in life and when my husband surprised me with this weekend getaway for us, I never thought I would find such peace for my soul here. It was a much needed breath of fresh air and relaxation. Thank you."
  Joe & Tierra, 4.7.19

  "Beautiful atmosphere. Thank you."
  The Ss, 3.10.19

  "Had a relaxing time. Setting is perfect, beautiful trails and very comfortable cabin. Tom & I enjoyed the hot tub during the night. It was an adventure to walk in the darkness and get to our cabin. Loved the view from the guest house. We wish we had more time to enjoy everything this place has to offer."
  Paola & Tom, 3.7.19

  "Fabulous stay. Will be back again & again & again. Thank you for all your thoughtful touches . Star lit hot tub. Breakfast. Roses."
  Beth & Jeff, 3.5.19

  "Fire with our water. Polished hands. Searching for the ocean's treasures. Beauty. Connection. Spirit. LOVE!"
  D & N 3.3.19

  "Thank you for creating such a serene space in this beautiful forest. Love the combination of elegant, rustic & whimsical in landscaping & shelter. This two-night s provided us a much needed restorative space & time that will carry us for a long time. We will come back. Much love & peace,"
  Joan & Thomas, 3.1.19

  "We wanted a romantic Valentine's Day getaway and couldn't decide on staying in the woods or on the coast. So we got both! This far exceeded our expectations and had the perfect amount of amenities. The breakfast was delicious, the hot tub was perfect, and our cabin was cute and cozy. Thank you so much for a lovely night!"
  Megan & Clay, Portland, OR 2.10.19

  "A perfect getaway from the hustle & bustle of everything. God's beauty was evident in this beautiful setting. We are on our way to having all 50 states visited. So thankful we found your place to enjoy Oregon. May 2019 be a fabulous year for you."
  Kevin & Shannon B., Eddyville, KY


  "WildSpring was a relaxing and charming as possible...simple, elegant, comfortable. The breakfast was delish!"
  Rol & Judi P, Red Bluff, CA

  "Arriving at WildSpring was like taking a huge, deep inhale. Every detail of my stay here was maximized for serenity and creativity. I cannot wait to return again soon! Much gratitude."
  Ryan K, Brookings, OR 11.12.18

  "Thank you so much! We had an amazing time here at WildSpring. It was the perfect place for our honeymoon! We enjoyed our time together & with nature. Thank you so much!"
  David & Cassidi, Springfield, OR 10.28.18

  "We had a peaceful stay at this lovely forest paradise. Hot tub was fantastic and breakfast was so delicious! Really appreciate the gluten-free breakfast selections. Our romance is officially rekindled! Also thanks for the plentiful deer..."
  Anita & Ross, Bainbridge Is, WA 10.18.18

  "Thank you so much for the opportunity to spend a glorious week here! We relaxed, connected & completely lost track of time! It is everything we hoped to find to celebrate our 10 yr wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing place!"
  Mach & Cater S., Michigan, 9.15.18

  "Such an incredible experience - WildSpring is truly heaven on earth!! It was the most peaceful & relaxing way to celebrate the start of a new year in life! We can't wait to come back one day. Thank you!"
  Paul & Caroline, Washington D.C. 8.27.18

  "What a lovely spot you have created - a little slice of heaven. All was perfect. We wish we had had more time to take in all the peace and beauty, but we will be back for a longer stay. Thank and all the best to you."
  Nenie & Nicole, 8.26.18

  "Thank you for sharing this magical place. We felt like creatures in a fairy tale. What a lovely memory!"
  Heather & James, 8.20.18

  "What more can be said about this amazing "find." than what has already been stated and repeated by the former tenants of Barenton Cabin 4. We came here to celebrate my 77th birthday and to spend some restful time and to explore the area ...of Port Orford. Our home is in McKinleyville, CA. Our property is beautiful and wooded and green. The yard is maintained to wild birds and wildlife. We greatly appreciate the efforts put into creating this wonderland of beauty. Thank you WildSpring for a restorative two days. We hope to return someday. Whether we actually do or not - we will hold this wonderful setting in our fond memories of travels together."
  Mike & Sandy, McKinleyville, CA 8.15.18

  "What a treat to find somewhere so different from the usual overnight resting places. We spent two enjoyable days here. Loved the Port Orford area. WildSpring is amazing. You have thought of everything. From delighted visitors from England."
  Ian & Sally, 8.10.18 Oxfordshire, England

  "A lovely two days in this fine & tranquil setting. Quiet rules! Pine scents rule! Listen to the breath of the Earth. Thank you for doing it right."
  Janice & Chatham, Portland, OR 8.6.18

  "A wonderful rest, of mind and body on our way down the coast en route to the Redwoods. The walk in the woods, sitting on the bench overlooking the sea, and the maze were restorative after the long drive. Fairies were most welcoming: turns out they are distant cousins of our fairy gardens residents back home. Barenton was a home away for us. An ideal cottage in the woods. We enjoyed all the creative, thoughtful and imaginative touches both within and without. Silent and peaceful rest in the woods, dreamt of angels... Great breakfast, then coffee on the point overlooking the sea, walked the paths amidst the filtered sunlight. Not newlyweds, but great spot to rekindle forty-four years of marriage."
  Doug & Ginny, Buffalo, NY 7.29.18

  "So happy we found this lovely place to spend our night. We are headed back home to California after a stay in beautiful Canada - Bangg, St. Louis, Jasper & Vancouver, then the San Juan Islands & down Washington & Oregon. This property is definitely the most magical of places. Michelle & Dean, thanks for the hospitality & Yummy food! And of course thanks for the morning spa for my husband!"
  Ken & Trace, Morgan Hill. 7.27.18

  "Leaving the smoke in the Valley was needed this week. We made a stop at WildLife Safari on our way and arrived here in time for a glass of wine while watching several whales go by - spouting and playing. We opted for cooking in at the Guest Hall - can't beat the view! Beautiful sun dappled through the forest of cedars made for great pictures. Being our fourth stay, we knew what to expect but always enjoy the story of how WildSpring Guest Habitat came to be. Our normal hot tub visit was relaxing as ever - quiet, serene. So glad to find all our special touches here (wineglasses, chocolates, flowers). Wonderful visit - yet once again!"
  Steve & Sherry Sl, Medford, OR 7.24.18

  "We were blessed to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in such a special setting! Our goal was to relax and reconnect before the next chapter in our lives. Success! The property, the delicious breakfasts, the service ...all spectacular! We felt comfortable from the moment we arrived and wish we could stay much longer in this "fantasy." Thanks for all the extra care and planning!"
  Todd & Kristen, 7.13.18

  "Who knew one could discover peace and serenity in such a "wild" location? Our experience here, though brief, will last forever in our fond memories of the Oregon coast. Thanks for the chance to create such a wonderful moment of time."
  Steve and Katie, 7.9.18

  "This is one of the most unique places I have stayed. It is truly hidden gem. Thank you for making this place magical and giving us such an amazing experience."
  Ani & John, Woodland Park, NJ 7.6.18

  "Beautiful property - you can tell how much pride, thought, and work went into building this great space. Love all the artwork incorporated here in the natural environment. Enjoyed the soft bed after so many nights of tent camping! Husband lover the truffles"
  The A Family, 6.26.18

  "Beautiful setting and wonderful time here. Gorgeous views - magical woods & cozy cabin that's beautifully decorated. Serene, many beautiful sites and we love this Oregon coast. Thanks for sharing your home."
  Mary & Robert, N. Caroline 6.16.18

  "We made the most last-minute plan to drive down from Seattle to San Francisco. Arnold is moving to the Bay area and wanted to spend a relaxing weekend driving down." Luckily, the WildSpring habitat has vacancy for the night before the Memorial Day weekend and we had the best stay ever. The spa and the excellent breakfast spread were the highlight of the trip. The cabin was so cozy. It was just amazing watching Star Wars, sipping wine and falling asleep here, thank you!"
  Arnold & Aamanthat, 5.26.18

  "This is our second time staying at WildSpring! What a hidden gem this place is. We fully enjoyed our stay, resting & relaxing. Feeling fulfilled and happy. Thank you for sharing your sacred space. In gratitude. with love,"
  Zuriel & Kirpal, 5.13.18

  "You should be very proud of your property. Unique, stunning, we absolutely love it! Brought the love of my life here to share this beautiful property. Reminds me of a fairytale here!"
  Stevie & Codi, Sacramento, CA 5.10.18

  "We enjoyed our honeymoon stay with you. The cabins were beautiful. The views and wildlife were amazing. The hospitality was wonderful and the home-made breakfast was delicious. Thank you for making our trip so special. We hope to come back soon. Thank you again!!"
  Clint & Llaara S, 5.9.18

  "We had an amazing stay here at WildSpring. Beautiful, tranquil, with great hospitality, just what we needed on our busy trip. We hope to return again one day!. Thank you,"
  Behnam & Kirsty, Kent, England 4.24.18

  "We enjoyed our stay very much!! What a peaceful & relaxing spot for this weekend! We explored the dunes north of here & the coast south to Gold Beach & into the corridor, very beautiful. This trip was part of a gift to Mark for Xmas & Sat, 3/3 was my 28th birthday. So we were celebrating & exploring. We loved staying here & would again. Thank you so much for the amazing hospitality."
  Kate & Mark, 4.1.18

  "What a blessed two days - perfection surrounds us & we leave much better than we arrived. Thank you much.
  Mark & Angelea, 3.29.18

  Lovely, relaxing place. Special days! Nice breakfast menu! Enjoyed every thing about the stay!"
  Larry & Sandy R., 3.22.18

  "Karl & I came here to recharge & get away from it all. This was the perfect place - a new beginning and fresh start for 2018. A place to find love and cherish each other. Magical! Thank you for the beauty, tranquility, and delight."
  Tamera & Karl, 1.12.18


  "We came to celebrate beating cancer together and were so impressed with the thoughtfulness, beauty and love that fills this place. The care that went into creating a wonderful place is so apparent and something that makes it such a unique, welcoming retreat. We plan to come back for our anniversary as often as possible."
  Lizzi & Ziggi, 12.12.17

  "What a beautiful place! The detail and thought that is put into this place is truly amazing. A romantic getaway weekend with this being the perfect place for it. This coast has so much to offer, I wish we had more time to explore it. We will be back! thank you for taking such good care of us, WildSpring is completely magical. Can't wait to stay again!"
  Kenia & Julio, Seattle, WA 12.1.17

  "Thank you for sharing this beautiful place with us. Can't wait to come back again!"
  Jason & Kandice, 11.20.17

  "This romantic mysterious place is filled with love. It was the perfect getaway for veterans weekend. The hot tub was amazing and so was the 1/2 mile walk to RedFish. We couldn't ask for a more peaceful and exciting and romantic weekend for us. Thank you for having us and this beautiful place you have, we will be back soon! XOOXO"
  Brittany & Hans, 11.12.17

  "Magically! Perfect getaway from the crazy L.A. life. This was our second honeymoon and we truly enjoyed every minute. Going 14 years strong and still love each other madly."
  Francisco & Kimberly R, 10.3.17

  "Beautiful & special place!! Great & amazing way to start our honeymoon. Shu'auv-xwa-nin-la "We thank you"
  Jack & Sharla S., 10.2.17

  "What a magical, peaceful, beautiful place WildSpring is! We were here for three nights and wish we could have stayed longer. Thank for creating such a wonderful relaxing vacation spot. We will surely return."
  Frank & Ellen, NJ 9.28.17

  "What a wonderful place here! Thank you so much!"
  Ursula & Pau, Switzerland, 9.3.17

  "Can't wait to come back someday! This whole place is magical. amazing way to start our West coast road trip! Thank you!"
  RJ & Suzie, 9.1.17

  "Thank you! Your place is wonderful! Can't wait to come back. One night is definitely not enough."
  Rhonda & Drew, Gilbert, AZ

  "Absolutely wonderful visit. Peaceful retreat that was much needed. Very grateful for the tranquil natural setting & ambiance of the cabin. Enjoyed the hot tub, flowers, movies, music, walking paths, views & breakfast! We have been extremely pleased with all aspects of our visit! Thanks again!"
  Megan & Jason, Ashburn, VA 8.18.17

  "WildSpring has become our new favorite place to go to relax! Thank you for starting our vacation off perfectly! The atmosphere, new staff, food, spa, music, puzzle, hikes, and our wonderful cabin were perfect in every way. The labyrinth was very powerful and much needed. THANK YOU! Don't change a thing about WildSpring - most relaxing and mind clearing we've ever experienced."
  David & Tammy, Portland, OR 8.11.17

  "We had such a wonderful, peaceful visit. I couldn't imagine a better way to celebrate my 35th birthday. We greatly appreciate everything here (the art, spa, view, cabin, food, etc). Thank you for the remarkable and memorable stay. We hope to return soon. In gratitude."
  Melissa & Erich, Salem, OR 8.10.17

  "The beauty, the serenity and quietness of WildSpring was a cherished background to our 2 days here. Barenton cabin provided all the comforts of home without all the distractions of home. We played here like kids! We chose WildSpring Guest Habitat to celebrate our 40th anniversary and it did not disappoint! It will always be an anniversary highlight!!"
  Rick & Debbie, Branson, MO 8.6.17

  "First and foremost, what Dean & Michelle have built here is nothing short of magical. Me & my boyfriend stayed here for 4 beautiful days for my birthday. I will forever cherish my "annie" here as I feel this stay is one of my highlights in my life and it's a great way to ring in a new trip around the sun. Thank you for having us. We can't wait to come back."
  Lawryn & Kevin, Reno, NV 7.30.17

  "Thank you so much Dean and Michelle. We love your heavenly hideaway. Would love to make it back here! Love,"
  Michael & Mirando, !A 7.26.17

  "Once again, we have enjoyed our stay! So much beauty and nature around here. We've come here 3 times now and like it more with every visit. Thank you for creating such a wonderful place to relax, unwind and chill out. Breakfasts were amazing as well! XOXO"
  Chris & Chelsie, 7.25.17

  "This place and our stay here has been nothing short of magical. We are so thankful this wonderland escape from reality exists! I could not have imagined a better way to spend our first few days of marriage. The attention to detail in every square inch of this place and to every little bit of our getaway continued to blow us away. We hope to come back here soon! Thank you!"
  Lena & Ali,. Portland, OR 7.14.17

  "After reading several other entries, it's hard to say anything new or different. But this has been an absolutely perfect weekend in every way. It has been a very stressful past couple of years & this place is exactly what we needed. I nearly cried when I walked in the door of this cabin. Your attention to detail, from comfort, to delight, is amazing. You forget nothing! I am/we are so grateful you both followed your dream and created this place. Thank you! I can't think of any better way to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. Blessings!"
  Gary & Barb D., Lakeland, FL 7.11.17

  "Thank you so much for such a lovely relaxing experience. This is our second time here and it's better than last time. Breakfast was amazing, as was the hot tub. Until next time."
  Anthony & Michelle, Arenthm, PA 7.28.17

  "Sincerest gratitude for another exquisite visit to this place of quiet spirit and beauty. And thank you for your ongoing exquisite stewardship of this sacred place. Ever with thoughts of peace, love & equanimity"
  Juliana & Jack N, Petaluma, CA 6.29.17

  "Lovely cabin in the woods! Hoping to return someday. Love the trees! Very quiet. Would stay forever!"
  Udin & Mike H. Pennsylvania 6.27.17

  "Peaceful, whimsical! Loving. A crisp heartfelt embrace of nature. Rejuvenating. Inspiring. Our trek continues with a grateful eye over our shoulder....Until next time. Thank you. I second all of my husband's poetic words above." all the best,"
  Jon & Jenny C., Los Angeles, CA 6.26.17

  "You have truly done an amazing job of designing this space - you can tell that your heart and souls are in and we truly appreciate that you are sharing it and your talents! We will remember our time here and hope to return for a longer stay! Sincerely,"
  Kath & Dan U, MO 6.24.17

  "Wonderful place. So relaxing!! We hope to take the relaxing spirit of WildSpring."
  May & Glenn R., Belfast, N. Ireland 6.23.17

  "We are so glad we found this place! It's heaven! Thank you for looking after us so well on our honeymoon as we travel up to Vancouver. I like to think that Barenton cabin brings a little good luck to all the couples who car getting engaged, honeymooning, and celebrating anniversaries here. We hope to be back one day, but we're a long way from home..."
  Clare & Steve, London, UK 6.19.17

  "What a lovely place! Couldn't have honeymooned any place better. We will return. Thank you,"
  Paul & Trinity P, 6.14.17

  "We had a lovely 4-night stay here. This was our first time at WildSpring and since it's also our honeymoon, it felt extra special and magical. Breakfast was constantly delicious and our whole stay was wonderfully relaxing. Looking forward to coming back for an anniversary sometime in the future."
  Kamely & Christopher, Eugene, OR 6.2.17

  "The most amazing place ever. Perfect setting and perfect hospitality. Thanks for everything."
  Dale & Karrie, Salt Lake City, UT 4.28.17

  "Had on amazing time. Nothing is better than waking up and seeing deer right outside our windows 1st time in Oregon and will now not be our last."
  Daniel & Emily, Stockton, CA 3.28.17

  "What a special place. We had an amazing time celebrating our late honeymoon/early 1st anniversary trip. Already planning our return!"
  Courtney & Peter, Eureka, CA 2.27.17

  "Absolute heaven! So happy to have found this paradise, and lucky to spend Valentine's here. Best V-day ever!!"
  Joel & Carolyn, Ashville, NC 2.14.17

  "We had a wonderful long weekend getaway at WildSpring. This forest is magical. We came on a "misty" weekend & it truly added to the enchantment. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us. Much love,"
  Deanne & Jake, Klamath Falls, OR 2.5.17

  "Fun, magical weekend at WildSpring. The perfect place to celebrate our birthdays. Met some great people, explored the labyrinth, and really enjoyed the Guest Hall. This truly is the best guest habitat ever!"
  Cas & Abbie, Corvallie, OR 1.14.17


  "We love finding and exploring new places for romantic getaways. WildSpring is amongst the best places we have stayed. Thank you for creating a such a magical, serene destination to truly get away from the hustle & bustle. With love & gratitude."
  Jamila & Ned, Oakland, CA 12.30.16

  "We had a lovely stat at WildSpring. It was a relaxing alternative to a busy, generic hotel."
  Josh & April, Dayton, OR 11.25.16

  "What a calming long weekend away. Thanks WildSpring for the peace and rest. Truly a break that we both needed from our busy day to day."
  Patrick & Howard, Portland, OR 11.13.16

  "Thank you WildSpring for another beautiful couple of days. This was our second stay here. The first time was 11.8.15 we became engaged. She said yes. We hope to come back here every year. Your love built this place and it shows."
  Frank & Debbie, Paradise, CA 10.11.16

  "Busy lives have stopped for 24 hours to breath and reset volume to factory settings. When we imagine taking breaks, this is very close to what is looks like. Thank you so much for making the commitment, making the sacrifices it no doubt required and plowing through red tape so we might enjoy your efforts If you come to Coos Bank, please let us take you to lunch."
  John & Angela, Coos Bay, OR

  "You've done a really great job. It's such a lovely and enjoyable place! With a personal touch we love. Everything is just "WOW"
  Annie & Martin, Paris, France 10.26.16

  "Thirtieth anniversary for Vicky and me. Thoroughly enjoyable and peaceful. Thanks!"
  Mark & Vicky B., 10.14.16

  "Diane and I are on our honeymoon and this stay has been at the top by far. The tranquility pours out from here and you have created something very special at WildSpring. Best of luck and we will be back well in advance on our next trip to the west coast!"
  Mark & Diane H., Aurura, IL

  "I don't think we've ever stayed anywhere like this before! That's probably because there isn't anywhere else like this! A fabulous experience and thanks for creating something so unique. A lot of hard work must have gone into making this special place and you should both be proud of it. We have many friends in the UK who would love to stay here, and we'll send them along. Kindest regards,"
  Julie & Ian, Surrey U.K. 9.12.16

  "Thank you for all you have done to create such a warm and mystic beautiful place. We have truly enjoyed all of the thoughtful touches that went into making our time here memorable. I hope we will be back again soon to take this in again."
  Dave & Mary, 8.24.16

  "Celebrating 9 years of a wonderful marriage! This was the perfect getaway."
  Josh & Kandis, Redmond, CA 8.21.16

  "We have thoroughly enjoyed or stay with you. Thank you for creating such a wonderful place to escape and relax! We couldn't have chosen a better place to spend our honeymoon. We will definitely be back!"
  Leslie & Juel, Kansas City, MO 7.31.16

  "Beautiful place. Cant wait to bring my husband so he can enjoy it too! Everything was perfect. Thank you for the hospitality!"
  Stacy A, your Brookings, neighbor 7.30.16

  "I stayed here with my best friend while we attended Cape Blanco. Beautiful & private place. Lots to see! Would love to come back with my significant other some day soon."
  Codi M, N Calif 7.30.16

  "What a magical place you have created. We were only here one night & wish it could have been longer. Can't wait to come back!!"
  Ellen & Bill D., Lanhome, PA 7.1.16

  "Such a peaceful, breathtaking place to spend a honeymoon. We loved every second of it and wish we could stay forever. We look forward to coming back soon."
  Dave & Joyce, Denver, CO 6.29.16

  "Thank you for creating such a magical place. Eric and I have been coming here for many years. It's become "our special place." I’m leaving here now engage" to the love of my life. Thank you for an amazing weekend. See you soon."
  Debbie & Eric, 6.26.16

  "What an amazing retreat! Such a beautiful relaxing place. We have enjoyed our time here. So much thanks for being a part of our engagement."
  Sam & Kari, Fox, OR 6.19.16

  "Words can't describe how amazing our stay was. Tranquil, true beauty, wonder and magic here at WildSpring. We were able to have our magical wedding here and will be back to celebrate our anniversary. Thank you thank you thank you."
  Leo & Kim G., Orlando, FL 6.16.16

  "Jeramie and I spent two nights here for our mini-moon. It was the perfect place for us to reflect, celebrate, and relax. Thank you WildSpring and thank you Port Orford. I am so happy we spent our first days of our marriage here. We will be back."
  Zoe & Jeramie, Portland, OR, 6.10.16

  "WildSpring - this is truly a unique and wonderful place! Dean & Michelle - thank you for creativity and sharing a place so special...and fantastic puzzles"
  Karen & Dave, 6.3.16

  "Our one-night stay after a week of Oregon/California travel will bring us back again! We feel like hobbits in fairyland. We're Oregonian and never tire of the beauty here. But WildSpring is unique. The creative spirit here is overwhelming in its serenity and peace. Thank you!"
  Jan & Dave, 5.27.16

  "Fabulous! Everything was awesome & we will be back for a longer stay! You thought of everything to make your guests feel at home."
  Franz & Pat F., Fredericksburg, VA 5.12.16

  "A true slice of heaven! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place for our "date weekend." It was the perfect combination of romantic peacefulness and relaxation that we desired. You've thought of everything. We can't wait to come back and enjoy this truly majestic place again."
  Heather & Richard, Jefferson, OR 4.16.16

  "Thank you for such an amazing stay! We had such a wonderful time here and everything was just perfect! We look forward to coming back during our next trip to the west coast!"
  Colleen & Andrew, Brooklyn, NY 4.13.16

  "We had an amazing time here, the grounds are hauntingly beautiful and cabins are so cozy. Breakfast was delightful, hope to be back again soon. Thankyou!"
  Erika & Todd, 3.20.16

  "Thank you for making this place so amazing! Everything was wonderful, from the cabins, to the hot tub, to the excellent breakfast! We wanted some place relaxing, and serene to spend our honeymoon and this place was perfect! We will most definitely be back!"
  Chris & Rebecca K., Springfield, OR, 3.9.16

  "Thank you for a lovely stay (our 23rd anniversary). Great views. Love the hammock and bliss."
  Allison & Jason, Corvallis, OR 2.20.16

  "We have been blessed with another beautiful and spiritually regenerative visit and stay here at WildSpring. We have come to regard this sanctuary as another home away from home. Many thanks Dean and Michelle for your stewardship of this sacred place, and for your gracious hospitality."
  Juliana & Dr. Jack M, Petaluma, CA 2.18.16

  "Thank you so much for making our stay with you fabulous! We look forward to coming back when we can have more time to enjoy. This was the perfect choice/option for us. We were looking for something that was "more than a hotel room." We found it. Thanks again!"
  Austin & Christen, Yreka, CA 2.12.16

  "Thank you for preserving this little bit of Nirvana. The love you have for life, nature, and each other shines through every corner of this place. Happy Travels,"
  Tim & Shyssa, Medford, OR 1.25.16

  "WildSpring is an amazing incredibly beautiful and serene. The perfect getaway for our first wedding anniversary! Thank you for the wonderful experience, we will be sure to come back again."
  Anup & Rachana, Hillsboro, OR 1.24.16

  "Our first trip together as a couple and it couldn't have been more perfect! The room, the whimsical decorations throughout the grounds, the amazing breakfast and hospitality from Michelle & Dean, this was the perfect way to spend a weekend away. We can't wait to come back! Thank you for everything!"
  Andrew & Kashia, Eugene, OR 1.17.16

  "Such a wonderful place! After a week of traveling Oregon, we loved relaxing in this peaceful atmosphere. The food, hospitality, and property were outstanding. WildSpring is so amazing! Thank you for everything! We will definitely be back.”
  Nick & Kori, Rocklin, CA 1.9.16


  "I cannot truly express in words what these past two days and nights have meant for us. WildSpring is magical. After a tough year, the toughest yet in our 9 years together, we were able to connect and relax. Here's to a 2016 full of wonders and blessings and happiness. May we all find love and light, and all mankind find Peace on Earth!. All our best,"
  Magen & Jarjed, 12.27.15

  "What an amazing place to spend our honeymoon! Thank you for everything. We will be back! Sadly leaving,"
  Skyler & Michelle, 12.15.15

  "Thank you for sharing your dream with us; we came out to t his majestic place to celebrate 2 years together. "All because two people fell in love" & continue to every day. Though through rain & hail the beauty is unmatched. A sense of calm & peace permeate this haven of escape you have created. Again, thank you for sharing your dream. P.S. Foley's Irish Pub in Bandon has great fish & chips."
  Jennifer & Toni, Newberg, OR 12.12.15

  "Thank you for a lovely stay, your respect for the environment is much appreciated and unfortunately a rarity in hospitality. We hope to return again!"
  Suz & Josh, Sydney, Australia 12.11.15

  "We will be here to celebrate John's 61st birthday. We took in the light breezes through the windows over the bed, a symphony of candles and beautiful walks around your gardens. We enjoyed your sanctuary for 2 days here. Thank you for creating a peaceful, inspiring place amongst the trees and alongside the ocean. All the best."
  J & J, 12.5.15

  "Thank you for this lovely beautiful & peaceful! Blessings & Shalom"
  Blair & Linda W

  "All because two people fell in love. Thank you for a magical time in a magical place."
  Sid & Arunheh, 11.29.15

  "There's something special...magical about this place. The perfect place to be in love & let nothing else matter. Thank you for creating such a beautiful & inspiring little spot in the forest. We will never forget our night spent here."
  Kendra & Ray, 11.16.15

  "We came to disconnect from everything, only to find ourselves being reconnected to nature, to ourselves, to each other. What a wonderful place! We are already planning our return trip. That stay will be for much longer."
  John & Angela H., Olathe, KS 11.15.15

  "Thank you for creating this perfect piece of paradise! What an amazing & enchanting place this is. My boyfriend surprised me with a wonderful overnight stay here on our Crater Lake to the Oregon Coast Road Trip. And this is where he proposed to me & made me the happiest woman alive! This beautiful place will always be very special to us & we will enjoy coming back again. Thank you for the beautiful hot tub at night and wonderful breakfast in the morning! We are so happy. With love,"
  Frank & Debbie, Chico, CA 11.8.15

  "Thank you so much for the wonderful stay. We really enjoyed our time at WildSpring. The breakfast was great and the cabin was perfect. We really liked the eco aspect of the accommodations and loved being among all the trees and animals. The Guest Hall is so accessible and we spent some time playing board games when the winds got extra fierce on our hike. Thank you again. We hope to be back some day,"
  Jakki & Justin, Saskatoon, Canada

  "Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful place. We had a wonderful time here and hope to come back soon. It is so peaceful and serene out here, and the time and effort you've put into this place really shows. Some of our favorite memories are enjoying the delicious breakfasts each morning while watching the ocean from the deck of the Guest Hall. We appreciate all your hospitality and look forward to seeing you again!"
  Michelle & Devon, Maple Ridge, BC 10.2.15

  "What an absolutely beautiful place! The setting is so pretty, the views from the hot tub are fantastic & we had the best night's sleep in that super cozy bed. So happy we stayed here!"
  Katherine & Jonathan, London, UK, 9.26.15

  "Thank you for creating such an amazing and relaxing space! We enjoyed our time here and hopefully our travels will bring us back in the future!"
  Brenda & Alex, Madison, WI 9.20.15

  "What an amazing and wonderful place. So relaxing and peaceful. Can't say enough about Michelle and Dean, their hard work really shines through. Will definitely be back!"
  Mike & Betty Houser, Wimberley, TX, 8.24.15

  "Thank you for creating this wonderful oasis. This place has provided us with the much needed respite away from the hustle & bustle of the big city. If only we could stay longer. Until next time... Thanks again!"
  Kelsey & Kevin, Astoria, NY, 8.5.15

  "We very much enjoyed our stay at WildSpring. Very relaxing! Great breakfast!"
  Mary & MaryKay, 7.25.15

  "So relaxing and such a peaceful ambiance. We thoroughly enjoyed out stay in this beautiful place on this wonderful coast in Oregon."
  Fran & Mike, Leicestershire, England, 7.21.15

  "Wow, what a great place to stay for our honeymoon. Great trails & breakfast & just a great place to relax, no need to go anywhere. It is a beautiful place in general to explore & everyone is so friendly. This is a place we will definitely be back soon. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable. Thank you for everything."
  Nakeisha & Nathan P., British Columbia 8.29.15

  "We fell in love with Oregon and each other 20 years ago, and have been lucky in so many ways, not least of which has been sharing our continuing happiness here with our deer friends (doe & 2 deer actually), the fantastic woods, and this amazingly soulful place. Thanks for the best anniversary (we'll be back) - "We're all just walking each other home..." Ram Dass"
  Juliet & Rob, Larchmont, NY, 2.20.15

  "This place is beyond perfect. The last 24 hours has been the best part of my adventure so far. Even alone, this place is perfect. I could spend all day in that hot tub. My run on the beach was amazing as well. I can’t wait to come back! Thank you!"
  Zack S., Chicago, 7.17.15

  "This is a magical place! We had a very memorable experience. This place will stay with us always."
  Jeff & Luann, 7.15.15

  "Thank you for a lovely setting for our 33rd anniversary. The hot tub was perfect, the room quiet and comfortable, and it was just what we needed after two nights of tent-camping. We love the art and eclectic collection of pictures, furniture, and bric a brac (that word meant in its best sense). Thanks again."
  Peg & Phil, 6.26.15

  "Thank you so much for creating and sharing this rejuvenating sanctuary. We will hold this special place as we move on back home. We appreciate all that you have done here."
  Laura & Shelly, Penn Valley, CA 6.21.15

  "We had a wonderful time staying in Barenton for the start of our honeymoon. WildSpring Guest Habitat is so peaceful and lovely. Though we were only here for one evening, we enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub, hiking the trails, and eating a delicious breakfast in the Guest Hall. We hope to return soon!"
  Alissa & Will, Portland, OR 6.15.15

  "Amazing property and the tree carvings were incredible. We will never forget this special place and hope to return soon."
  Rory & Carlie, St. Louis, MO 4.23.15

  "This is our 1st weekend away from out "wee beastie" who will be 7 months this week and even though it was hard to leave for the first time we are very pleased it was to come here! This is exactly what we needed, and the sad part is the first thing we did after exploring the Guest Hall and lookout was to take a much needed long nap...I am sad now it was only 1 night and next time well make sure it's 2! Thank you for sharing your small piece of heaven with us. On a side note, anyone wanting some great fish and chips, The Crazy Norwegian is pretty awesome! We will be seeing (or not seeing) you again!"
  Janice & Adam S., Roseburg, OR 4.11.15

  "Thank you for sharing your vision with all who are fortunate enough to visit WildSpring. The trees offer deep peace and grounding energy - so needed in a chaotic world. Have we been breathing at all? Here a home - here we can rest and remember who we are."
  Donna, Astoria 4.11.15

  "What an amazing place to come to on our first trip (and not our last!) to the Oregon coast. We can see why you were so persistent in getting this magical place. We had such an amazing (can't read) adventure and look forward to staying here again (and telling all our friends about it!). The hail storm was a fun addition to it all (in the hot tub no less)! Thank you for your hospitality & lovely delicious breakfasts!"
  Chealsy & Kevin, 4.6.15

  "Too special a place for the usual oohs & ahhs. Instead, a few recommendations: • Cape Blanco hike. • Loebel (?) park & OR redwoods at Brookings • Redfish - Wed wine & music • Agate Cafe - great fresh pizza & salad - (still new & sparse decor when we visited - give it a try) • wonderful place - take time to enjoy it."
  N & C, 4.3.15

  "With deep gratitude - Thank you for sharing this Habitat and letting us melt into it. The spirit of peace we felt while here, we will carry with us and always remember. The hammocks stopped time, the spa released, the forest surrounding and the ocean crashing regenerated. We return to Missouri refreshed and resolved to make tranquil our everyday lives."
  Tom & Sarah H., Columbia, MO, 3.27.15

  "We really enjoyed this heaven on earth. The peace & tranquility were inspiring. I especially enjoyed the labyrinth. We will be back again when we can spend more time. A single night wasn't enough! Thankyou!"
  Belinda & Mike S., Folsom, CA 3.11.15

  "What a welcome spot in the woods after driving south on 101 all day! The view can't be beat. Our only regret is that we only planned to stay one night - shame on us."
  Cary & Tom, Colorado Springs, 3.11.15

  "Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise! The quiet and tranquility was a lot to handle at first (we left a busy 3-year old and 5-month old to have grandma time), but we quickly realized this was just the escape we needed to get back to appreciating each other. We will definitely be back!"
  Brett & Courtney N., Winchester, OR, 3.8.15

  "We had a restful fun-filled time at WildSpring. Thanks Jack & Julie for telling us about this place. The breakfasts were out of this world. We want to return & wish our stay would be longer."
  Evelyn & Chuck W., 3.4.15

  "Many thanks once again for another restful & rejuvenating respite at this beautiful haven of grace, natural Beauty & Peace... This is why you slip through into your innermost home: Close your eyes, and surrender. Rumi, Sufi poet."
  Julianna & Dr. Jack N, Petaluma, CA 2.28.15

  "This place is so adorable. Thanks for such a magical time! Can't wait to share about the adventures here. Until next time!"
  Zoe & Leslie, 2.24.15

  "This place, this magical place was exactly what we needed to take time to just be & experience. Thank you for your immeasurable hospitality, kindness & dedication to us during our stay. You went above & beyond to make us feel at home & at peace. So much love,"
  Stacey & Jeff, 2.8.15

  "What a wonderful spot to get away and relax. Sadly, we did not get to fully experience all that is offered. Our stay is brief but most memorable and will be in our thoughts to return. Thank you."
  Andy & Debbi, Fairfield, CA 1.15.15


  "We've had the most wonderful time at WildSpring and Port Orford! We loved exploring by day (Cape Blanco - gorgeous! Humbug Mountain - had it to ourselves!) and then relaxing at night at this hot tub. Absolutely delicious breakfasts, beautiful and comfortable cabins - the perfect getaway. Thank you so much, best."
  Cait & Phil, Seattle, WA 12.14.14

  "If you are reading this now, I'd like you all to just reflect on how lucky we are to experience life right now. Where I come from, basic necessities are a luxury. No drinking water on tap, no safe places, no government to protect, no affordable basic commodities and utilities, so if you have any problems right now, go to the labyrinth and feel grateful for what you have. Enjoy life & this peace of heaven here at WildSpring, because not everybody has the opportunity to."
  Kai C., Manila Philippines, 12.4.14

  "Such a beautiful place! We were greeted by Bambi on arrival! Cutest little deer! Lovely private cabins! Really felt like we were alone in the woods! We took advantage of the DVD collection as we were in need of some R&R! Wish we were staying longer! Beautiful!"
  Sarah & Ian, Tasmania, Australia 11.23.14

  "What a wonderful place to relax. Everything has such a beauty and tranquility to it here. Every detail has been planned out. Thank you for a wonderful relaxing stay. And for making such a nice relaxing place."
  Jonathan & Jessica, Portland, OR 11.8.14

  "Words can not explain how "deeply alive" one feels at this spot! One night is not enough! You have thought of every detail one can imagine. Thank you so much for sharing this experience with us. We will be back!"
  Karen & Dean F, Berrien Ctr, MI 11.6.14

  "We were here two years ago, and are so happy we could come back for another visit. This is one of the most serene, inspiring and quiet places you can be in. Everywhere you look you see something interesting. A true inspiration to be here. Excellent breakfast, dishes, Warm right from the oven, fresh fruit salad. Perfect! Thanks for taking such good care of this unique place."
  Gunilla & Alan P, Portland, OR 11.2.14

  "Thank you for sharing this magical place, it is more beautiful and peaceful than I imagined. Wish we could stay longer but hop0e to make it back again someday. Your attention to detail, beauty and comfort can be seen and felt in everything you have created here. Thanks again!"
  Barbra & Andy, Conifer, CO 10.10.14

  "We had a wonderful time, but one night hardly seems enough! We hope to stay again when we make it back to the west coast. Beautiful setting - loved the cabin, hot tub, the whole experience. Thank you."
  Bill & Julie K, Columbia MD 10.8.14

  "Just woke up to complete our 3-night stay. Sadly, it is time to leave this amazing spot. Hard to say what was the best part of our visit, because it was an experience of so many sublime things! Whale spotting, walking the labyrinth as the sun poked through the woods, admiring the reflection of the moon while in the hot tub. Enjoying the well appointed cabin & enjoying the efforts of our wonderful hosts, Michelle & Dean. My wife and I can only hope to get back here again!"
  Dan & Diane V, Austin TX 10.2.14

  "One day is NOT enough. The woods are enchanting, the hospitality warm and the accommodations perfect! So glad we found you! Our massages with Gail were THE BEST I ever had (and I owned a spa). I can't think of one thing that would have been better during our stay here...except longer! Congrats, you guys have created Nirvana in the Oregon coast and we will be back!"
  Kathy & Brad K

  "Thank you! Such a tranquil and beautiful place with fantastic breakfasts. We loved the trees, gardens and surrounding area spotting whales."
  Sean & Nick, Surrey, England 8.29.14

  "We really appreciated the beautiful decorating and spectacular landscaping - very charming and comfortable. Thank you - we hope to come back and spend more time."
  Keith & Kathy, Michigan/Chicago 8.17.14

  "What an amazing sanctuary...soft trails winding through he ferns and tall trees, soaking in the hot tub in the light of the supermoon, incredible attention to detail throughout each part of the experience, check-in, all of the signage in the rooms and common house, a fantastic vista from the breakfast table, delicious food - what variety and special care. Incredible that today we noticed you accommodated 4 special dietary requests! You have created something unique and so special here. A place of rejuvenation. Let us know if you are ready for a vacation in South America sometime! and we'd love to host you like you hosted us!"
  Jen & Mike 8.11.14

  "Two years ago we fell in love. One year ago we were married. today we are celebrating our first anniversary. To spend it in this beautiful, magical place is perfect. Thank you for an incredible stay!"
  Thomas & Ashley 7.30.14

  "A wonderful vacation from our vacation, two nights of great sleep & relaxation in that lovely spa in the middle of a two-week roadtrip. The perfect place to say goodbye to the Pacific as we head inland and up to Portland, where we will fly back home to Delaware & and home on the not-nearly-as-beautiful, busy Atlantic coast."
  Jen & Tom, 7.22.14

  "Married 7.13.14. In love since 3.1.94. Thanks for the girl of my dreams! Thank you both. We had a wonderful time! We are just starting our new lives together as husband & wife. What a blissful place for it to begin! We hope to come back for our 1st anniversary."
  Crystal & Tom K

  "My wife and I have been married for 78 years and best friends for 15. Our love is still just as strong as ever, though the mystery and treasure of this forest gem has made us both feel like young and fresh lovers again. Our evening was filled with unbound laughter and a need to draw each other closer, though already tightly embraced. thank you for keeping this treasure hidden and for your love of life."
  David & Jennifer, TX 7.14.14

  Patricia & Gianni, Boston, MA 7.12.14

  "Our first trip here and a special surprise for me on my 65th birthday! This is such a special place, unique in so many ways. The tranquil setting and beautiful forest. The comfortable cabins, we especially enjoyed the special breakfasts we had & and music that played in the background. We had fun discovering all the hidden things throughout the trails - amazing touches to put this place at the top of places to stay. We will return again for sure - just to hopefully see Johnny again (a tame deer here). That was a highlight - thanks again!!!"
  Steve & Kathy, Tigard, OR 7.7.14

  "Our first time here and we will be back. Enchanted by all the thoughtful and amazing art on the grounds. For us, our first trip as empty nesters. The energy of WildSpring helped us connect as we more forward on our now 26 years together. Thank you so much. We'll see you soon."
  Bill & Tacy G, San Francisco, CA 6.30.14

  "Our fourth time here in as many years. Each time has been a memorable, spiritual experience and this time was no exception. The weather was spectacular for hiking Cape Blanco, RedFish was perfect as always and we got to meet Johnny (Ed note: a tame deer). Thank you for making your vision a reality and creating the perfect retreat for connecting with my best friend and true love."
  Debbie & Eric, Portland, OR 6.29.14

  "The perfect start to our brand new lives. We had an amazing stay. We only wished it didn't have to come to an end. You guys have done an amazing job here. Especially with breakfast. Such amazing food, we almost asked to buy lunch and dinner from you too! Anyways, thanks for the honeymoon. Thanks for the unforgettable experience."
  Nate & Cas M., East ID

  "What a wonderful, enchanting respite!! Loved the massage! Was sincerely needed as was read-ended two weeks ago and the drive was a bit uncomfortable. Gail was fabulous! The sunset was indeed romantic, as well as the jacuzzi. Can't wait for breakfast to experience what is in store for us! We must return for another incredible husband of 49 years found you and surprised me in such a loving, touching way...WOW!!! Thank you for being here!"
  Dean & Ann, 6.19.14

  "We stayed here for 1 night towards the tail end of our honeymoon trip around America and loved every minute. Such beautiful surroundings. So quiet, so peaceful. We felt so relaxed! Michelle & Dean are wonderful hosts and put on an amazing breakfast of lovely food and loads of it! Sorry we couldn't stay more than 1 night - we will definitely be back!"
  Lucy & Darren H, Guernsey, Channel Islands 6.5.14

  "Thank you. Restful, tranquil, peaceful & the food was delicious. Thank you for the gougeres and rice custard (my non-gluten food). I loved it!"
  Jay & Gem, 5.28.14

  "Thank you for pursuing your dream then letting us partake in it even for a short time. This place is wonderful. Worth every ache during our long drive. Loved every minute of our brief stay. Hoping to visit again."
  Archie & Johanna B, Santa Clarita, CA 5.22.14

  "We greatly enjoyed our time at WildSpring. We are in the middle of a long & busy trip and this was the perfect respite along the way. The cabins, service and food(!) were all outstanding. I am sure we have been spoiled for our next stop on our trip."
  Ann & Geoff H., CT 5.16.14

  "Driving from Portland to San Francisco we discovered this overwhelming beauty of the Oregon coast which was even exceeded by arriving here at your WildSpring. Thank you very much for this special place. We enjoyed it so much (although it was only one night, which is far too short a stay!) We both hope to visit again."
  Markus & Hanna V, Frankfurt, Germany 4.29.14

  "I have found my Zen. My happy place. All your hard work and time has created one of the most tranquil retreats I could ever imagine. My body and soul had been needing a mental and physical "time-out"; I allowed my mind to dawdle and wander away from stressors, the daily grind that beats on your brain, the alarm clocks, neighbors, traffic, the dreaded "W" word (work...). IO found peace. I found rejuvenation. Thank you for allowing me time to be myself, but also taking such good care of me. I couldn't have asked for anything more. Cheers and be well (maybe I'll bring my husband next time...or not...)"
  Jen S., Kenmore, WA 4.21.14

  "WildSpring was a great three-day stop on our honeymoon road trip. The breakfasts were wonderful, only outdone by the fabulous views from the guesthouse. It is great that each time we walked through the woods, even along the same paths, we kept noticing new bits of artwork. But our favorite part was the endless DVD collection and nightly Scrabble games over cups of tea. Thanks."
  Kelli & Patrick, 3.31.13

  "What a wonderful way to wake up to the first day of spring! WildSpring is truly a unique spot. We will return for a longer visit. Thank you for creating such a sacred spot. Peace."
  Harriet & Greg R, 3.20.14

  "This vacation getaway was planned by our five wonderful children for our 25th anniversary! We had our honeymoon at the Oregon coast. They couldn’t make it home but wanted to make sure we done something special. The walks on the beach, trails & horseback riding, the cabin & awesome food here was perfect! We really enjoyed this time. Thank you."
  Mr & Mrs Mark T, 3.14.14

  "Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us here in the forest. It was a heavenly experience for us with blue skies, mild weather & the soothing green trees & foliage. After recently losing my young sister, we found this place to be a healing & restorative experience. Our favorites were: the hammock, relaxing music, green calming views, the shower, and specially delicious breakfasts! We want to return to this place of romance for our 48 yeas of marriage. Love takes time."
  Harvey & Kathy, Medford, OR 3.11.14

  "Love the woodsy feeling. Spa was great! Breakfast was yummy! (Whitney's word!) Everything was wonderful! including the soaker rain! Thanks."
  Mike & Whitney F., 3.9.14

  "We loved waking up surrounded by trees that you can see in every window of our cabin. A heavenly habitat here! I would love to come in every season, but winter was wild and wonderful, and we had one sunny day to explore the area, one rainy day to relax, and 3 incredible peaceful nights. All the artistic details made this place a feast for the eyes, & the delicious breakfasts and nature surrounding make it a complete experience for our bodies & spirits. Thank you for an incredible getaway."
  Ann & Ron E., Kenmore, WA 2.18.14

  "We got married in Bandon, OR, on Feb 13 and stayed here hoping for a romantic getaway. We got that and more. We are so in love with this retreat and will most definitely be back. Everything was perfect from the second we arrived. We've had the best & most memorable time here, the perfect place to connect and begin our journey as husband and wife. Thank you so much."
  Mr & Mrs M, 2.15.14

  "This was the perfect place to enjoy some solitude and clear the mind. The cabin is so cozy and comfortable and hearing the crash of the ocean from the hot tub soak was amazing! My first of hopefully many solo mini getaways, looking forward to returning and spending more time in this lovely place."
  Katie H., Portland, OR 1.26.14


  "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: 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


  "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 - 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


  "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'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


  "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 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!"

  "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


  "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


  “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



“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

  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

  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


  “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


  “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


  “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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