Wapiti is the Native American (Shawnee) name for elk, many of which inhabit the local area. Nestled next to the creek and a stone bridge, this cottage has a lovely view from the wrap around deck. The spacious kitchen, grand stone fireplace and open great room make this cottage an ideal place for reunions with family and friends.
Tyee is a Chinook Jargon word for chief, boss, leader or anything superior of its kind. An example of its use is tyee sammon, which means King Salmon. Chinook Jargon was a shorthand language used between Native American tribes on the Northwest Coast and later by the Europeans who traded with them.
A "Lul" Quoy is the Chumash tribe's name for dolphin. It also means "to go in peace and to protect." It is said that when the Chumash migrated to the mainland, their grandmother, Hutash, built them a rainbow bridge in order to get across. However, she told them not to look at the water below when they crossed the bridge. Some of the tribe did look down and fell. But because of the grandmother's great love for her children, she turned them into dolphins before they hit the water.
The word Umpqua has many possible meanings. The most accepted definition is "thunder water," but it can also mean "dancing water" and "satisfied". The name was given to a number of bands of the Athabaska-speaking Native Americans who lived at the Umpqua River drainage and its surroundings.
The Amanda cottage was inspired by the legend of Amanda, a blind Coos Tribe woman who suffered injustices during the 1860’s relocation years. Named in her honor, an Amanda statue veiled in Weeping Cherry and surrounded with Baby’s Tears resides near the cottage door. To learn more about her story and the local trail built in her honor.