A brief introduction to our buildings and outdoor features.
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Estancia Serenova's Owltree was named in honor of the Nyberg family who once operated the Owl Tree Ranch at the turn of the 21st century at this location. This 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 3,000-square-foot house features a spacious kitchen/dining room, a cozy community room with a wood stove and comfortable furniture, as well as a small reading alcove. The capacity for the Owltree is up to 25 guests. It is ideal for a small group retreat. The Owltree will be available for events and guest accommodation this summer.
Recently completed a two-year-long major expansion and renovation, this house once was home to musician Jon Nyberg. In 2016 we began a capital improvement project to rehabilitate this house that had fallen into a long period of disuse and to expand its floor space by about three times, and now it is a quasi-American ranch style architecture. The south wing is a self-contained guest suite and will become available for use for events and accommodations, and as a bridal suite during weddings. The north wing will be a private residence. Our administrative office also will be located in this building in the near future. The name Elalah pays homage to the indigenous history of what is now Columbia County; Elalah was a pre-colonial village that was once located around what is known today as Deer Island, Oregon.
(The Elalah North is not available for rental or public use.)
The Country Cottages: Nyberg, Walrod, and Sleeth
The wooden country cottages were hand-built using traditional Mennonite craftsmanship. Each of these cottages can accommodate up to four guests comfortably (with one of them with maximum capacity of 6). They are ideal for personal retreats and lodging primarily during summer. Individual guests may reserve one of these cottages online for $100 per night with two nights minimum (subject to a nominal convenience charge). The cottages are named after historic figures with ties to this area, including musician Jon R. Nyberg, Dr. Dory M. Walrod, and Mattie Cone Sleeth.