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Small space living on the McKenzie River

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 680 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This place has soul. Small but spacious, old meets new. Enjoy the McKenzie River and all the valley has to offer. Simple modern comforts meet restored and remodeled old highway cabin. Watch the river, eagles, ospreys and boats pass by the house. Covered porch under the house provides river level access and shade in the hot sun, upper deck is at house level for river watching. Easy access to McKenzie River recreation and Eugene/Springfield and Sisters/Bend day trips.

Casey Plank
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Casey Plank

I like people and the earth and love sharing good things! I live in Seattle and this place allows me to stay connected with family in Oregon and the amazing-ness of rural Oregon. I care about environmental protection and social good - owning and renting this place has given me an opportunity to make building material, size and waterfront land management decisions with both pleasure and the earth in mind. Income from this rental supports organizations, programs and work related to equity and education particularly as it relates to youth and teens.

Casey Plank purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Casey Plank chose Vida

The McKenzie River is a magical place. This property and cabin were dying when it was purchased with the intent to salvage and restore. I grew up in Oregon and the McKenzie Valley has a lot to offer with easy access to both the Willamette Valley and Central Oregon.

What makes this cabin unique

Renting this place allows you to make your vacation time and money go to more than simple pleasure. Real estate isn't really my thing, but finding ways to connect with people and the bigger picture are. You will notice photos throughout the rental from all of over the world that run along themes of food, water and environment. Income from this property supports social justice work throughout the northwest as it relates to issues of youth development and access to opportunity. There are only a few places along the river that provide the beauty and closeness to the River itself - I look forward to sharing this with you!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin around the Vida around the Lane County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • limited accessibility
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting


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Small space living on the McKenzie River
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Perfect, calm and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying and it won't be our last. We love the river right outside the windows. The cabin is a perfect blend of old and new. Something we did this year was spend more time down below on the "concrete patio". It is quiet and cool on this hot Oregon summer. Everything about the place speaks to us and we had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing, sounds of the river throughout the house, lots of wildlife viewing from deck

  • 5 of 5

This was our first VRBO and a smashing success. The perfect place to sit and read or watch the river go by. Close to breathtaking hikes on the Mackenzie Trail, quick drive to Sisters. The house is perfectly placed along the river for maximum views, is neat and clean and cozy. We did not want to leave and will definitively be returning!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

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  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable cabin right on the river

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable cabin, nicely furnished and outfitted with many modern appliances.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice new house right on the river

  • 5 of 5

Great location to the river. Newer nice cottage

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serene river house

  • 4 of 5

The house is very clean and cozy. It is directly on the river as pictured. The beds are comfortable. The kitchen very well stocked with all necessary dishes, flatware, etc. The bathrooms are quite adequate. The only negative is the noise from the traffic of Hwy 126 but once we were inside the house the noise didn't bother us much.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Eugene, OR
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Eugene, OR
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.25
Refundable Damage Deposit £229.5

No smoking. Pets negotiable - contact owner. Be adults, take care of things. Protect the river - be conscious of trash, things falling from deck, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.