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A Retreat for All Seasons Near McKenzie River and Hot Springs

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-10)

Come stay in our private cabin on the edge of the National Forest! Soak at Belknap or Cougar Hot Springs, or take advantage of HooDoo skiing specials... Located about 50 miles east of Eugene, on a clean mountain stream; near waterfalls, swimming holes, whitewater rafting, hiking, skiing, or golf. The newly protected "Finn Rock Reach", part of the McKenzie River Trust, is just a mile away across the Finn Rock/Quartz Creek Bridge with acres of (unimproved) hiking areas. Float the world-famous McKenzie River, and fish in its sparkling clean waters; after a day of exploring the area, return to our cozy cabin in the woods for a quiet evening on the large deck overlooking the lush Pacific rainforest. Sleeps up to 10, with a large deck, full kitchen, dishwasher, wood stove (wood provided). Daily or weekly rates; self-catering, 2 night minimum. Small group and family-friendly; contact us to reserve your retreat or reunion!

Keywords: Forest House, casual and comfy, getaway, retreat, reunion, workshop space

More Details

Robin Winfree-Andrew
Member since: 2011
Speaks English,
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Robin Winfree-Andrew

We love to travel, and so we enjoy making our cabin a place for other travelers to relax in a beautiful location. We have both lived in Oregon for over 40 years, and we love to share the incredible beauty of the Cascade Mountains with our guests.

Robin Winfree-Andrew purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Robin Winfree-Andrew chose Vida

The Forest House is uniquely located on the edge of the Willamette National Forest, and in a great central location for exploring all the McKenzie Valley area has to offer. We hope our guests will enjoy the peaceful quiet of the forest, as well as the sounds and view of Elk Creek from our deck.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Waking up on Christmas morning to everything covered with snow, what more could we ask for? We had an amazing time while we were here: great location, great food, and great company. We went for hikes, even down to the creek in the snow, and built snowmen and had snoball fights. Thanks for sharing your little hidden gem with us; we are thinking this would make a great Christmas tradition!
Dec 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Vida in Lane County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 13:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • $50 dog deposit per dog
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) sofabeds and mattress pads
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Chemical-free, on-demand hot water in shower, central furnace


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(17 traveller reviews)

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A Retreat for All Seasons Near McKenzie River and Hot Springs
average rating of 4.647059 based on 20 reviews

Gorgeous private setting with an incredible deck!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed with his parents for a weekend event. It was just the retreat we needed! The deck and yard at this house is so serene and beautiful! We loved cooking meals and eating out on the deck each morning and evening! The loft was such a cool space too. I would recommend this house for anyone looking to get away, relax, and be within minutes of gorgeous McKenzie River hikes.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! And we hope to host you again... all the best, Robin
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Rustic and private, beautiful scenery, cute cabin.

  • 4 of 5

Cabin was clean and warm, secluded but has a neighbor with large dogs that bark a fair amount. Only one bed, the upstairs sleeping arrangements are satisfactory but not particularly comfortable. Kitchen was spacious but if you plan to do much cooking it's wise to being pots and pans necessary to do so. No internet, which is fine but a little inconvenient, if you're looking to get away from your phone this is a great opportunity! Cozy and comfortable for our family get away, we brought our own bbq for outdoor cooking.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Fantastic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was great place to relax and unplug! Our hosts were wonderful and accommodating and very good about communication. My best friend and I chose this place to get away for a weekend and loved every minute of it! The cabin is on the rustic side but in the most charming way possible! Prepare yourself for days of lounging, sans internet, on the huge porch listening to the river, and for evenings on the couch enjoying a good old VHS from the 80s! Worth every penny and would definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We have tried to create a quiet oasis in the forest... We look forward to hosting you again.
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Cozy mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a weekend in February. It's in a nice setting and is very quiet due to being located at the end of a road above the town of Blue River. The house had all the amenities we needed except wi-fi. The bed in the main bedroom is very comfortable. There is a great deck overlooking the forest and an accessible creek can be heard burbling down the slope. The wooded environment and the A-frame architecture gives the place a shrine like quality. It just felt good to be there.and we will probably be back, perhaps during the summer when we can enjoy more of the outdoor activity opportunites that abound in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your kind review...
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True to its name

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely visit at the Forest House. It is cozy and well-appointed and in a wonderful location. For those visiting in the off season, there are not many dining-out options in the area so be prepared to take advantage of the well stocked kitchen!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your positive recommendation... Best wishes, Robin
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A Beautiful Private Forest Experience

  • 4 of 5

This was a perfect cabin and location for our family to enjoy nature at it’s best. The cabin was well equipped with everything we needed and we left with special memories of a our time in a very special place.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad our Forest House was a great experience for your family! Thank you for your kind words, and we hope to host you again! Robin
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £7.65 per person per night
Pet Fee £38.24

Rental fees are subject to 8% Lane County room tax. Refundable security deposit is based on the number of guests and the amount of time of the stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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