In 2014, R. Dabney Thompkins and Allen Colley designed an experimental weekend getaway now known as the Summit Prairie Fire Lookout.
Located in Tiller, on 40 acres of meadows and surrounded by 160 acres of Umpqua National Forest, the fire lookout features wooden interior decked out in Pendleton, large kitchen table and a queen size bed with two twin beds. The interior has heated running water, stove and a solar powered propane refrigerator and freezer. It also has a wood-fired hot tub and hammock tree.
You can rent the lookout for groups of 20-30 people for weddings, classes, retreats and other activities on the 160-acre property. Tents, table settings and other party equipment is available for rental.