Airbnb Summit Prairie Lookout Tower

Dec 28, 2017

Category: Living

Before satellites, digital cameras, and airplanes — the best way to stay on the lookout for new forest fires was from the top of a ridge lofted 40 feet from the ground in a United States Forest Service tower. Erected in the early 1900s, these cabins provided advanced warning to the small mountain towns scattered throughout the woods. Now, nearly 100 years later, these old cabins serve as exotic vacation spots and inspiration for new homes like the Airbnb Summit Prairie Lookout Tower.

Located on a 160-acre property in Southern Oregon, this cabin boasts a modern set of amenities with an uninterrupted view of the surrounding Umpqua National Forest. The only way to access the cabin is by hoofing it up 4 flights of stairs and climbing up through a trap door. Once above the treeline, guests will find a large, open-plan room with full kitchen, propane heater, guest beds, and surrounding 8-foot deck with open-air shower. Couches in the cabin can be converted to sleeping areas, while the fold-down ladder on the ceiling leads to a private room at the tip-top of the lookout tower. The only downside? The outhouse is 4-flights down and in the woods.

Book: $175/night

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