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Small space living on the McKenzie River

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
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:
1 July, 2017

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 Willamette Valley Oregon

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 in Vida in 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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(11 traveller reviews)

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Small space living on the McKenzie River
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Nice new house right on the river

  • 5 of 5

Great location to the river. Newer nice cottage

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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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: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved this place!

  • 3 of 5

Had everything we needed, especially in the kitchen.

Bed & sofa = comfortable. View of river was superb.

Carpentry was unique, distinctive and furnishings, decor, tasteful.

Owner made the reservation process simple.

Day hikes were easily within reach.

Found ourselves eager to return to our cabin after a long day on the trails.

Would recommend to anyone who loves the call of the Oregon woods and rivers.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house right on the river

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this house - we stayed for a few days last year and came back this year for a two-week visit! We love the inside of this beautiful home and how close it is to the river. The house has gorgeous wood on the inside and big windows, with two nice porches to enjoy the river. Thanks, Casey, for another wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Casey has created a "small space" that seems much larger than it is. The large windows overlooking the river, and the decking outside, make you feel like you are in a big overlook of the McKenzie River. We enjoyed sitting on the deck and waving to the "drifters" on the river. Great job Casey!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay and fish......

  • 5 of 5

We decided to turn the trip to Eugene for our daughter's UoO graduation into a riverside 3-day weekend. The cabin is very, very well trimmed and the furnishings are clean and modern. It has a balanced feel of a Los Angeles hillside home with a riverside cabin, made special with wood and tin treatments, and lots of glass overlooking the river. I enjoyed fishing via the covered downstairs concrete deck.....while my wife and daughter's godmother enjoyed the deck and reading.

My report: I was catching and releasing, using a slinky weight to bottom-bounce the rocks and a single fake pink salmon egg in the mornings and yellow in the afternoon. The fish stack up down river and along the bank. Cast out and let the current take the line straight into them...under the shade tree.

In 9 hours over 2 days I caught and released 15. They are all hatchery fish, clipped adipose fin... fun!

On my last night, just before dark..I had another trout on the line...as it got within 10' of where I unhook them...the line slammed hard (like something big ate the trout). Up popped a river otter with the fish, he barked at me and disappeared...stole it right off the hook. 1st time for me....so cool...

We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Eugene, OR
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Eugene, OR
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Vida, Oregon

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

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.
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