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Recent Willamette Valley reviews

  • Wine touring in McMinnville

    "This was a cozy, comfortable place to stay. It was clean, roomy, and had all the amenities we needed....no extra cost for what is usually wifi with lousy reception. There is a fully-fenced backyard for sunny weather and both front porch and back deck are just one step. It is located in a quiet neighborhood, and there are some great wineries in the surrounding area. Should I return to the town, this would be my first pick!"
    Guest: Kirsten S. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 22, 2014
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  • Nifty Thrifty is both nifty and thrifty!

    "I spent the month of February at "Nifty Thrifty." I've stayed at a number of VRBO/Homeaway locations-all very good-but none better than this. This is about as good as it gets. This small 2-bedroom home, with attached garage, provided me with everything I needed. It's conveniently located with restaurants and grocery stores within walking distance. It's also located only three miles south of downtown. If you want information on where to eat or visit, Ellen, the owner, is more than happy to accommodate. I'll be back."
    Guest: West Coast I P. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: April 12, 2015
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  • Unplug, reconnect and recharge

    "This hidden gem exceeded all of our expectations. My wife and I wanted a place to unplug, reconnect, and recharge. We made our reservations in the summer and spent the rest of the year looking forward to the trip. It started with a forecast of inches of rain (okay by us) and a call from the owner letting us know about the hot water pump problems the previous reviewer noted. We received regular updates during our drive on the status of the repairs, and by the time we arrived, the problem had thankfully been resolved. The owner noted that she was recovering from surgery. Perhaps that was a factor in the previous reviewer's experience? In any case, we arrived just before dark and found the cabin to be as described - nestled in the woods on the banks of the McKenzie and delightfully secluded. The hot tub had already been filled and was just the right temperature upon our arrival. This is not your ordinary hot tub! The cedar tub is situated in woods, perched above a tributary stream and overlooking the river. You reach the tub from the cabin by descending a short flagstone-paved path and crossing a cute bridge over the tributary. Robes were provided to make the trip out and back more comfortable. Inside, we enjoyed the cabin's unique architecture, thoughtfully-placed windows, french doors, and ample amenities. The cabin was clean and the care taken by previous renters was clear. The heat - all three forms of it - was more than ample. Beware the heated floors... my wife is now convinced that we need to install heat in our own floors! The television is small by modern standards and not well-placed for viewing from the couches, but it is perfectly adequate for watching a movie in the evening (there is a DVD player) and doesn't detract from the overall experience in the way that a modern large-screen TV might. This is a place to snuggle up and read by the wood stove, sip a glass of wine together on the deck, contemplate the passing river, and unwind in the hot mineral waters. In the warmer, dryer months this would make a great home base for exploring the many outdoor attractions of the McKenzie River, McKenzie Pass, and Santiam Pass. Of the cabins and B&Bs my wife and I have explored in Oregon thus far, this one is our favorite. It offers indulgent amenities without pretentious luxury or commercialism. We'll be back!"
    Guest: Mike V. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 11, 2015
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  • Great stay!

    "My husband and I stayed here for a month because we relocated for his job. It's a great cottage in a quiet neighborhood & just what we were looking for. The kitchen had everything we needed to make us feel at home while we were looking for a home! (Our stuff was in storage.) I'm thankful that pets were allowed. Our 2 Boston Terriers loved laying on the back deck. We were able to walk to a convenience store, credit union & a handful of restaurants in Philomath. Thank you for making this available to people, Monica!"
    Guest: Erin W. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 14, 2015
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