Paul Newman slept here. So did Henry Fonda, Lee Remick and Richard Jaeckel. Nominated for two Oscars, Sometimes a Great Notion is a movie based on Ken Kesey's bestselling book. It tells the story of a logging family on the Oregon coast, the house itself representing the toughness of the family. This house was built for the movie and has been lovingly cared for so you and your family can experience the iconic home for yourself. Nestled next to the Siletz River, Sometimes a Great Notion is roomy, gracious and comfortable, with five bedrooms, three and a half baths, and accommodations for up to 16 guests. Enter the home and enjoy the stained glass in the foyer and the original vintage wallpaper seen in the movie. The large living area boasts plenty of comfy furnishings. The kitchen and dining area is roomy enough for more than one cook, and an ornamental woodstove in the corner of the dining room provides extra warmth and ambiance. Off of the dining area is a door to the enclosed sunroom, comfortably furnished for you to savor your morning coffee while watching the river. The laundry room and a bathroom are located behind the kitchen. On the ground level of the home are two bedrooms, each with two queen beds. There is a card room with a poker table and a door to the deck and the backyard. Throw some steaks on the propane BBQ grill, and relax at the picnic tables with your loved ones. If it's raining, you can either play poker or try your luck in the game room at the pool table while enjoying some drinks from the wet bar. Upstairs you will find the master bedroom, imposing with a king bed, its own wood stove and a private deck. In the master bathroom, soak away your cares in the large claw foot tub set on its own rock platform. There are two other bedrooms upstairs; one with a queen bed with a double futon and the other with a queen bed. These bedrooms share a full bathroom. The river and mountains offer peace, serenity and outdoor entertainment. Bring your canoes, kayaks, fishing poles or crab pots. Enjoy the spring and fall salmon runs and fish off of the private dock. Sometimes a Great Notion is surrounded by the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge and contains some of the finest examples of estuarine habitat in the country. Birdwatchers will thrill at the sight of Bald Eagles, Red Tailed Hawks, King Fishers, Snowy Egrets, Blue Herons and migratory birds. This secluded and scenic home is private but only minutes away from the Salishan Golf Course, the Salishan Marketplace and Lincoln City where you can enjoy shopping at the outlet mall or play the slots at the Chinook Winds Casino. Some of the finest restaurants in Oregon are located nearby, including Kyllo's Seafood and Grill. Your dog is also welcome at Sometimes a Great Notion. While you're here, watch the movie Sometimes a Great Notion, check out the memorabilia, and bask in the fact that you and Paul Newman have been in the same location.
Parking is available for up to five vehicles at this home. Please note that boats, trailers, and RVs are unfortunately not permitted. This home allows you to bring up to two dogs while vacationing here. Please do not leave dogs unattended at any time in or on the property. The wood stoves in the kitchen and master bedroom are temporarily out of service and cannot be used. The living room fireplace is for real wood only.