My cabin is half a mile from downtown Moscow, 5 minutes cycling or driving, and 15 from UI campus. It sits on a southwest-facing, sunny hillside on half-acre of grass, trees, flowers, and garden. When it was built in 1940, it was surrounded by residences and open space. Now it is surrounded mostly by businesses, but West Morton is a dead-end dirt road. Nearby is a big grocery store, drug stores, breweries, bars, and restaurants. Nothing is far.
Typical of a rectangular log cabin, the main floor consists of the kitchen, eating area, living room (all connected), the guest bedroom, the bathroom, and a utility room. Upstairs are 3 big bedrooms a storage area. Heat is from a natural gas heater where the wood stove used to be. The guest bedroom is small but bright with natural light; it was my library and still has books and family photos. There is no closet. Immediately adjacent is the bathroom, which is large. The tub is an iron clawfoot that was enclosed in the '50s. A shower was added above the tub in the '80s. Be advised, if you have mobility issues, this is not the bathing system for you because you have to step in and out of the tub. The porch, with a couch, table, and chairs, is used as another room in the summer, as is the shady east side. The west side consists of two large weedy/grassy yards with bushes, trees, flowers, a big dog pen, and a shed. Behind everything is a grassy hillside with trees, bushes, and garden areas. When I say "cabin", I'm not being romantic; this is a cabin, not modern, not beautiful. Both the house and yard are in better shape now than when I bought the property in 1976.
The downstairs is all common area except for, obviously, the guest bedroom. You can use my refrigerator and cook you own food.
Interaction with guests
I work part-time at the Moscow Food Co-op, walk the dog, go to the gym, have meetings and other commitments, but I'll be available to give you a tour of Moscow. I've lived in Moscow for over 41 years.
Other things to note
Park in the driveway, not on the road. The driveway is inclined and gravel. The walk to the front porch is an inclined, flowerbed-lined path with uneven surfaces. If you arrive at night, use a flashlight. A string of red chile lights on the porch and lights around deer antlers will welcome you. Be advised: if you have mobility issues, my residence is not the best place for you. There are 2 cats; one is very friendly and will do everything possible to get in your lap. There is also a very friendly dog, an Aussie, Border Collie mix. If you want to sleep in the big bedroom upstairs instead of the guest room, you may, but the bed is a mattress on the floor and obviously, you'll have to go up and down stairs. If you are staying for several days, I think you'll like the space and privacy of the upstairs room.
A light breakfast is included (ingredients are generally organic): coffee, bread, fruit, cereal.
I have collected a lot of information about the area which is in a notebook.
Guests of guests leave by 10 pm.
I work at the Moscow Food Coop; previously I taught English (in Chile, China, and the US), and before and during that, was an academic editor and writer (UI and WSU). I speak Spanish as my husband is Chilean. I have lived in Moscow (and in this cabin) since 1976 except for time working and traveling in other places. I like to hike and backpack, I practice pilates and yoga. I am involved in environmental groups such as Citizens Climate Lobby and Friends of the Clearwater, I volunteer for the Washington-Idaho Symphony, and am a member of the Unitarian Church.