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the Secret garden

The Secret Garden is a farm house built circa 1915, hidden behind a kiwi and grape arbor.   This two story house has all the comforts of modern living as well as country lifestyle.  As a Certified Wildlife Habitat, there are birds of all kinds living in the trees and bushes creating wonderful sounds in the environment.   

With the Fish House (a large outdoor playroom), you can sit in the garden house and enjoy nature during the summer.  Seasonal food flourishes on the property from May to November with plenty to share during your visit.  You will find three three apple trees which take turns fruiting from July to September.  A 75 year old Rainier cherry and a young Sam cherry provide abundant fruit in late spring.  Figs, Asian and Bartlett Pears, Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, Strawberries, Marion berries and Raspberries.  There are also five kinds of Table, Concord and Wine Grapes, Hazelnuts, Hops, Honey Berries, Kiwi and Quince! 

You can get lost in Nature here!


We have chickens that we care for on the property, and you are welcome to the fruits of their labor.  We also maintain a working vegetable garden to share with our guests, friends, family and the community.  All of this is great fun for the kids too. 



4 walk-able blocks to the historic downtown. This house has all the conveniences needed; cable, Internet, microwave, washer/dryer and all the amenities needed for modern comfort.


We provide key-less entry to the property, so you can have all or no interactions you want from us.  We live adjacent to the property and we are here when you need us.


The town of McMinnville is the heart of the Oregon Wine Country.  With art galleries, wineries and wine tasting, the antiques and the food, you will be entertained for days, even weeks.  All within a 10 block radius! Venture out of town, and you are just miles from farmers markets, a casino, a water park, an amazing air museum, and the Oregon coast.  Head north to Portland or Mount Hood for a day trip and experience all the wonders of the Pacific Northwest!

The sounds of the yard in after a fall rain
Taken from the back deck