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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"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 2014Review Submitted: January 11, 2015
"We loved this beautiful cabin with it's wonderful setting. We were able to explore the secluded grounds and relax in the gazebo and listen to the creek, in exquisite privacy. The cabin is full of interesting and unusual decorations from Steve's travels. We loved the outdoor shower after a day of hiking around Clear Lake, to Koosa & Sahalie Falls and other scenic attractions. This is a beautiful area and this was a wonderful base for our explorations. We hope to come back soon."
Guest: KAREN A.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 30, 2015
"Two families totaling 7 people booked this house for 4 nights, to attend a local swim meet. I can't tell you what a perfect little find this was! The photos don't do it justice. The house was incredibly clean, tastefully decorated, and very spacious.
The kitchen had everything we needed, plus some wonderful items we didn't have time to use (crockpot, coffee grinder, blender, wine fridge, etc). The laundry area was great. The beds were very comfortable. The air conditioning was a lifesaver after hot days in the sun. The backyard was secure for the pups. The home was so fresh and clean you would never even know this was a dog friendly property. The kids raved about the wifi speed and cable options, much better than we have at home!
Overall, this is one of the most thoughtfully kept houses I have ever rented. We had everything we needed, plus some! Christina was wonderful to deal with. I can't wait for our next trip to beautiful Eugene!!"
Guest: Heidi HDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 2, 2015
"How do you review a place where you step outside as a swallowtail butterfly floats past? The sound of the river brushed away our workaday stress and freshened our perspective. While our grandchildren found quiet pools with smooth stones and a beach where they made sand birthday cakes for each other, our kids took in the sights. We ate breakfast on the deck in dappled sunlight and roasted marshmallows over the fire at night. How could it possibly get better? The surrounding scenery and special sites (e.g. Cougar Reservoir, Sahalie Falls, and Clear Lake) were beautiful and just a short drive from Caddisfly. The service was excellent and the price was a true bargain. We wanted to stay longer and would come back in a heartbeat. Every moment in this place was special."
Guest: Rich & DianaDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 28, 2015