Meet Our New Neighborhood
by Yoko Minoura
If you’ve ever wanted to chuck it all for a cabin in the woods so you can spend your days chasing powder or tearing up single track mountain bike trail, Tetherow might have a solution.
Six vacation homes – located across Skyline Ranch Road, south of the clubhouse – are Tetherow’s newest addition. Part of a neighborhood dubbed the Trailhead, the homes are intentionally situated to give guests immediate access to the Phil’s Trail network and the national forest beyond. Upper‑story rooms and, in some homes, a second‑story deck boast views of Mt. Bachelor and other nearby peaks; each home also features an outdoor hot tub and patio with furniture.
“You can jump on a trail literally outside your door,” Vacation Homes Manager Jade Schneringer said. “There’s lots of room (at the house) for skis, bikes, boots, even kayaks.”
Like the homes at The Cairn, Tetherow’s existing vacation home neighborhood, the new dwellings will be individually owned, but rentals and maintenance will be handled by Tetherow staff. Interest in the new neighborhood has been high; two of the first six homes at the Trailhead have already sold, according to Schneringer, while the remaining four are currently listed with The Ladd Group, part of Cascade Sotheby’s. The Trailhead neighborhood will have 11 homes upon completion.
As vacation homes, owners must make the home available for rent 38 weeks out of the year.
And it seems that more guests are becoming interested in homes for their Central Oregon getaway – particularly homes with resort amenities just a walk away.
“I think we’ve all been pleasantly surprised with the success, sales‑wise and (rent‑wise),” Schneringer said. “The real beauty of having the vacation rental at a resort is that you have that care – you have that service around the clock.”
All of the Trailhead homes have five bedrooms, each with an en‑suite bathroom; one of those rooms, located above a detached garage, has its own entrance, a small kitchen, and a deck, making it particularly suited to individuals or couples who would like extra privacy. Overall, the homes at the Trailhead are a little smaller than the ones at the Cairn, but covered outdoor living spaces and impressive views keep them from feeling cramped.
And allowing guests to enjoy a feeling of seclusion, surrounded by natural beauty even while inside, may be one of the best ways to help them get a true Oregon experience.
“The Trailhead in particular, it’s very cozy, it’s very Oregon. It has that Northwest feel,” Schneringer said.
“You’re surrounded by the Cascade Range, but you can still see the twinkling lights of the Old Mill,” she added. “It’s such a home base for all the best Central Oregon has to offer.”
For more information, go to https://tetherow.com/live/neighborhoods/trailhead/.