The River Cottage is located in Mehama (Lyons mailing address) which is 25 miles East of Salem, Oregon. Take Hwy 22 East past Mehama and turn left at the blinking yellow light onto North Fork Road. Take the first right onto Pioneer Rd, cross the bridge and when the road takes a sharp curve to the left it puts you onto Taylor Park Road. The River Cottage will be on your left (river side). Enjoy the beautiful drive as you watch out for deer!
The River Cottage can sleep six adults plus 3 kids (if they aren't too picky). For a small additional charge ($20 a night) there is a hook up available for a small RV or travel trailer for additional guests. The upstairs includes a master bedroom (king size bed) and master bath with shower. There is also a loft which has toys, movies and a couple of sleeping mats for the kids. The main floor's guest bedroom has a bunk bed (double lower and single upper). The guest bathroom has a tub/shower combo and includes a washer/dryer unit. There is also a very comfortable queen sleeper hide-a-bed in the the great room (living/dining & kitchen).
Entertaining can be fun at the River Cottage. Between the large dinning table and eating bar twelve places can be set for inside meals with family and friends. An outdoor table, chairs and propane BBQ are available on the deck for enjoying meals outside on those warmer days.
The location of the River Cottage makes day trips a great option. There are great hiking trails close by with Silver Creek Falls and Opal Creek being a popular destinations. Detroit Lake and Breitenbush Hot Springs are both within 40 miles of the River Cottage. Additionally, there are multiple snow parks for winter fun within 60 miles from the River Cottage.
There is a wood burning fireplace that burns like a wood stove in the living room. Too cold to swim? No worries, enjoy the six person hot tub located on the covered patio. Both the fireplace and hot tub are guaranteed to keep you warm during Oregon's chilly times. When warm weather hits, you can enjoy the outside deck over looking the river. There is a great swimming hole, but being physically fit is required as there are many steps down to the river and you must climb over some rocks to get to the water! There is a viewing bench half way down the steps, for resting, or just sitting and watching the fun. At all times there is a great view of the Little North Fork River and you can listen to the year round water falls across the river.
The River Cottage is fully furnished so you only need to bring your personal items and food!
If smaller children are included in your party, close supervision is a must as the Cottage is located on a high bank above the river. Please remember river safety and bring life vests for smaller children. Water shoes are also recommended.
With a small pet deposit, we are doggy friendly!