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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, masstudio@earthlink.net
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

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 Willamette Valley Oregon

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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Car: necessary


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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(11 traveller reviews)

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A Retreat for All Seasons Near McKenzie River and Hot Springs
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 14 reviews

Very cute, quiet, quaint property.

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! Arrived around 3 pm,....it was 100 degrees. We found the dipping pool by way of the little trail thru the old growth forest,....it was amazing! The cabin had everything to have a relaxing weekend with friends. All we had to provide was our food. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to hosting you again! Thank you, Robin
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A great escape

  • 5 of 5

The forest home was comfortable, clean and a great way to explore the McKenzie River area. We had a great weekend!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Tranquil as promised

  • 5 of 5

In an absolutely stunning location, this property is located at the edge of the Willamette National Forest. They really have supplied everything you need to unwind and find things to do in the area. The cabin is lovely, and has more than enough space for what you're likely to be doing, which is relaxing after being outside all day. Instructions for entry and check out were pretty clear and well organized. In case you're a coffee lover: yes they do have a coffee mill.

My tips: there's plenty of beer wine and snacks to be bought at the local markets, but bring vegetables with you. The little markets have little to offer if you are used to fresh foods. The market in McKenzie Bridge is a little nicer, though, and worth the extra drive to get supplies. We very much enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay; and thanks for sharing the valuable information about the local markets!
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A Great hideaway!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had a good few days at this property. We would have liked to have stayed longer but real life beckoned. The cabin is conveniently located to various excursions on the McKenzie. We visited Salalie and Koosah Falls, Belknap Springs, Cougar and Blue River Reservoirs and Clear Lake. All a short drive away. The cabin is quiet and cozy. I enjoyed very much reading on the deck. The only heads up would be that there are areas in the cabin that are a little dark inside and the trail to the creek could use a little attention. Besides that, we had a great time and we would easily go back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! And thank you for this good review...
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Cozy Accommodating Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is all about comfort and relaxation. We have gone for years in all seasons and it is always a memorable time. The details are taken care of so there is no need to back basic supplies and it is a true cozy cabin in the forest. We walk the old forest road by the house. It winds up for a few miles and is a great workout and hike. The boys spend endless hours by the creek finding frogs and playing. This time, there was a magical dusting of snow and we soaked at the nearby hot springs. I recommend it to anyone who wants a media free quiet getaway. A gem.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your observations! We are so glad the Forest House has been a healing getaway for you and your family, and we look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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Lincoln City

Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for six nights and loved every minute of it. While unloading our car we were welcomed by a neighbor. I found no internet or phone service refreshing and relaxing. There was snow on the ground and the second day it snowed 5 inches. We brought our dog Buddy and took him on long walks down the old logging road. We enjoyed the local Hot Springs every day. The owners were Amazing to work with and Robin even called to make sure all was well when a cold front came through. We hope to come again and visit every season.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Vida, Oregon

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £113.58
Pet Fee £37.86
Tax Rate 8.0%

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.
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