Oregon is on the northwest coast of the USA and is known for its stunning natural beauty. It extends from the rugged Pacific coastline to the peak of Mount Hood in the Cascade Mountains. Much of the state is covered in pine and fir forests. It is a fairly damp state which suits the wineries in the Willamette Valley. Whether you want to enjoy a holiday rental in Oregon’s historic towns, sleepy fishing villages or mountain ski resorts, there is sure to be something to make you want to stay longer.
A holiday rental in Oregon is all about enjoying the great outdoors. Along the coastline there are some beautiful beaches with incredible surf which is ideal for experienced boarders. Enjoy relaxing on the sand, swimming, kite-flying, sport fishing, beachcombing and spotting local wildlife. The area is favored by seals, dolphins, whales and many seabirds with plenty of marinelife in the tidal rock pools. Further inland, the Cascades are known for their scenic beauty and are ideal for driving tours, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, shooting, quad biking and climbing. The higher elevations are perfect for winter skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and other winter sports. Mount Hood and Mount Bachelor both have long sports seasons and are a popular training ground for Olympic athletes.
Newport has plenty to see and do, including being home to the Oregon Aquarium. It has a pretty waterfront with some charming shops and seafood restaurants. The capital, Salem, has an interesting history dating back to when the city was founded with a small mission. Visit the capitol building from your Oregon holiday rental and take a trip on a paddle-wheeler down the Willamette River. Portland is known as the City of Roses and hosts a Rose Festival, a world famous Rose Test Garden along with the Oregon Zoo, the Portland Art Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry. It also has great shopping and dining.Explore the Willamette Valley wine route for tours and tastings before heading to Crater Lake National Park with the deepest lake in the USA at 594 meters in a collapsed volcano caldera. Ashland draws many visitors to enjoy staying in Oregon holiday rentals whilst taking part in the famous annual Shakespeare Festival.
Oregon enjoys a mild damp climate with warm summer months averaging 27°C (81°F). In the winter the temperatures drop to around 7°C (45°F) with plenty of rainfall which may turn to snow on the higher ground.
The main airport serving holiday rentals in Oregon is the Portland International (PDX) airport. From there it is easy to pick up a hire car or 4x4 and take off exploring this lovely state around your Oregon holiday accommodation.