Minto-Brown Island Bunkhouse

2501 River Rd S Salem, OR 97302 US

Summary: 2 Guests, 1 Bedroom, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Bathroom, 1 Living Room

About the property

The Bunkhouse Retreat is proudly owned by a founding Salem family whose history, beautiful grounds, and skilled landscape architecture dates back to the 1900’s. The downstairs space, which is entirely yours, features a bathroom with a shower, microwave, Keurig coffee maker, and basic utensils for dining. While wandering around on the grounds and you might catch a glimpse of the resident pony.

The Bunkhouse Retreat is located in the north end of the 1,200 acres of the lush, natural, open, and wooded area known as Minto-Brown Island Park. Walk, jog, or bike along 19 miles of hard and soft trail through native timber and grassy meadows. Enjoy fishing spots, a paddleboat area, and paved bikeways. 

Minto-Brown Island Bunkhouse Retreat is a beautiful place and a tranquil wildlife sanctuary. Improvements have been kept unobtrusive to preserve this rural land, which serves as a reserve for waterfowl and wildlife. Observation platforms along the sloughs provide unique bird-watching opportunities for visitors, and many species call the park home.


Microwave, Krups Coffee Maker, Mini Mini Fridge, Dishes and Utensils, Can Opener, Wi-Fi (Spotty), Towels, Toiletries, Hair Dryer, Air Conditioning, Heating, Parking, Cable Television, Books, Video Library, Porch/Veranda, Deck/Patio, Lawn/Garden, and Outdoor Furniture

Guest Access

The door has a number keypad and I will assign a unique 4 digit code to you. Usually the last 4 numbers of your phone number or a 4 number pin you give me. Guests check themselves in at their convenience.

We will send you a video tutorial on how to check in two or three days before checking in.

Considerations before booking

Has poor internet access, the connection is spotty

Not wheelchair accessible

No kitchen

No children allowed

Further Notes About Wifi

The Wifi network is called CenturyLink3019, password aaf7bc87te7x4b. The internet speed is 0.5 Mbps. There is a wifi extender called “Bunkhouse” with the same password, aaf7bc87te7x4b.


$95 a night, a minimum of 2 nights, and a $50 cleaning fee

$20 per night extra per person after 2 guests

5% week-long-stay discount 10% month-long-stay discount

There is an option if approved by host for an early check-in for $25 every hour you check in early and $25 for every hour for a late check-out. Please contact host directly for approval at [email protected]


Book by emailing [email protected] or text or call (503) 930-3020

Check-In Time: Between 4:00 PM and 9:00 PM

Check-Out Time: Before 10:00 AM

Cancelation Policy

Full refund for cancellations made within 48 hours of booking, if the check-in date is at least 14 days away. 50% refund for cancellations made at least 7 days before check-in. No refunds for cancellations made within 7 days of check-in.

If a cancellation is needed email me at [email protected] or text or call me at (503) 930-3020

Enjoy Your Stay!