Our Property


Back of Beyond Recreation & Retreat is located in the scenic Warner Mountains, 15 miles northeast of Lakeview, Oregon, at 5,700 feet above sea level. The cabins are nestled in Ponderosa pines next to an aspen grove on 20 fenced acres. Willows, sagebrush, a few junipers, and seasonal wildflowers add to the mix. A seasonal creek runs through the property through Spring. The property backs onto the Fremont National Forest.

We are next door to wilderness and the only full time residents of this valley. There is no light pollution, and on a clear night you can see the Milky Way. Enjoy private sunsets looking west across the vast Camas Prairie while sitting on a bench at the corner of the property. Wildlife viewing is a constant in our neighborhood. The silence is punctuated by the call of songbirds and Sandhill cranes, who flock to Camas Prairie in season, and the night-time/dawn chorus of coyotes in the distance.

Cell phone reception requires a short walk depending on your carrier. Verizon and Cellular One have the best reception in this area.

Owners Cam and Christine live on the top 10 acres of the property – available if needed, but respectful of your privacy.

 

Location...

 

Located 1.5 miles south of the snow park on Highway 140 East, Back of Beyond R&R is the perfect jumping off point for adventure and exploration!
 

  • Drive up for a picnic on Drake Lookout at 8200 feet for views of the Goose Lake Valley, California, and Nevada. Off to the Southwest, Mt. Shasta rises as a dream over 100 miles away.

  • Hike over 50 miles of maintained trails that run the length of the Warner Mountains in Oregon, and extend into California.

  • Explore the Great Basin semi-arid desert and the Warner Valley to the East.
    The Warner Valley is a one of a kind surreal landscape with 11 vast, connected lakes that run along the foot of Hart Mt. and are surrounded by open semi-arid desert. The Warner Mountains and valley are named for Captain William Warner, leader of a cavalry detachment of the U.S. Topographical Engineers. His entire detachment of 28 soldiers was wiped out by Snake Indian dog soldiers in the area in September of 1849. Prior to the battle of the Little Big Horn, it was the worst event in the U.S. Army history of the Indian Wars, and the implementation of "Manifest Destiny".

  • Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge has the largest remaining herds of antelope in North America.

  • Enjoy the secluded hot springs on Hart Mountain.

  • Ride mountain trails up to 8,000 ft.

  • Fish for native red band trout (like Dolly Vardon). Fly-fishing on Deep Creek and Vee Lake, or lure fishing for crappie and bass in the Warner Lakes, as well as Drew's and Cottonwood Reservoirs, Dog Lake, and Goose Lake.
  • Bird watch at the foot of Hart Mountain in the Warner Valley, where a series of lakes and wetlands form part of the Western Flyway for migrating birds. There are trails and blinds for bird watchers.

  • Discover the largest concentration of Native petroglyphs in the entire state of Oregon, on and around Hart Mountain. Native Americans have lived in this area for over 10,000 years.

  • This is Cowboy country as well, and sometimes there are cattle drives up or down our road, depending on the season. The Lake County Fair and Round Up takes place over the Labor Day weekend, and is the real thing!

  • Lakeview, the county seat, is a historic western town with modern amenities, including a public outdoor swimming pool. Click here for more information about the town and beautiful county.

  • Lakeview is known as the Hang Gliding Capitol of the West. One of the launch sites is just 15 miles north of the cabins.

  • Lake county is home of the Oregon state gem the Oregon sunstone, north of nearby Plush.

 

 

Activities...

 

Enjoy…
 

  • Hiking (or strolling!)

  • Mountain biking

  • Trail riding

  • Four wheeling

  • Rollerblading (really!)

  • Wildlife viewing

  • Alpine wildflowers

  • Mushroom hunting

  • Rockhounding

  • Hang-gliding

  • Photography

  • Fishing

  • Target shooting

  • Archery

  • Downhill skiing/snowboarding at nearby Warner Ski Hill (5 miles away), w/ski lift

  • Cross-country skiing

  • Snowshoeing

  • Snowmobiling on designated trails right out the gate

  • Or... read, write, draw, paint, reflect, curl up by a warm fire and just BE!


Cam is highly knowledgeable about trails, campsites, petroglyph sites, and getting off the beaten track throughout the area, and would be happy to help you plan your activities (hikes, day trips) to make the most of your time here.
 

 

Lakeview Amenities...
 

WiFi is available in Lakeview.
BLM, Forest Service, Fish & Wildlife can provide maps, fishing permits, and many other resources.
Groceries and Beverages: Safeway, and the gourmet locally sourced delicatessen, the Lakeview Lockers; Coyote Quick Stop (liquor store)
Restaurants: Mario's Dinner House & Lounge (steak dinner); El Aguila Real (Tex-Mex); Hunan (Chinese); The Happy Horse (lunch); The Eagles Nest (lunch & dinner); Subway; Burger Queen
Auto: Les Schwab; Napa; Chevron, and other gas stations
Pharmacy: Howard's Pharmacy
Medical: Lake County Medical Center and clinic
Hardware/All Purpose: True Value, ProBuild
Apparel & Gifts: The Niche Boutique; Back Yard Floral (plants, candy, wine)
Fabrics & Quilting: Goose Tracks
Vintage: Feather Your Nest; Again and Again

Laundromat: Diane's Corner Laundromat
Lake County Library
Museums: MC Ranch Chuckwagon Museum- Cowboys (The MC ranch in Adel was the childhood home of author William Kittredge); Schmink Museum (Lake County history); Lake County Museum

Swimming: Public outdoor swimming pool at the base of Bullard Canyon

Golf: Lakeridge Golf Course (9 hole). Click here for more information.

Bowling & Pizza: Lakeview Lanes with Papa Dan's pizza

and much more...

Lake County info Home Page  http://www.lakecountyor.org/

Lakeview Oregon  https://www.stateoforegon.com/directory.php?city=Lakeview&form=biz

 

Owners Cam and Christine