Yes, there are a lot of bald eagles on Neahkahnie Mountain. They can often be seen flying close to the cabin or perched in the tallest treetops. The eagle’s loud, keening cry will alert you to their presence. When we begin new things, we look up to see if they are giving their blessing!
Train your eyes to the skies during eagle breeding season (February through July) and you may be lucky enough to witness pairs of eagles doing a spiraling courtship dance, high above the mountain.
The beach is a fifteen minute walk down the road, and a nice aerobic walk back up. A short drive to Oswald West State Park, the trail up Neahkahnie Mountain, the town of Manzanita, or Nehalem Bay State Park.
Built by hand, with love, twenty years ago. Rock off of the mountain, cedar from the river. The loft and ceiling are redwood. It is a nest out of which books, articles, and visions of the world we are moving into have hatched and taken wing.
This is a place to leave the city and urban culture behind – a TV-free zone (video/DVD/wi-fi available). A retreat into the world where the rest of nature speaks loudly. Where eagles circle and sing. You can touch true peace and magic here.
Three hundred feet above the waves on the ocean edge of Neahkahnie Mountain, thirty feet above the ground, surrounded by giant Sitka spruce and Douglas fir. Look out through the trees, both south and west to the ocean. Look up from the sleeping loft through a huge skylight past the branches to the night stars.
Thank you. I had a wonderful time… Your oasis was just what I needed …. A chance to recharge.
The drawing is a still life of the freshly picked bouquet that was waiting for me when I arrived. It was so nice. Thank you for the personal touch!