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Blue Heron House - Cozy Cottage and Yard on N. Umpqua River

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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, +2 twin beds (Sleeps 1 couple or 3 individuals)

This cozy cedar-shingled, cottage-style house has a private drive and 1 acre lot with 120 ft of frontage along the North Umpqua River. The spacious private yard features a giant sycamore tree, and a cedar deck overlooking the river below and old-growth forest beyond. A great R&R destination, honeymoon hideout, or anniversary getaway. You can spend an entire day in solitude or take day-trips to the ocean, Crater Lake, wineries, and enjoy many other activities and tours nearby.

It is located 1/4 mile from a store (food, gas, fishing licenses and tackle, beer-wine-liquor, post office) and 3 miles from several restaurants. Once you park here you won't need to drive anywhere, unless you want to explore Crater Lake National Park (75 miles), the Umpqua National Forest (10 miles), or the Wild and Scenic Reach of the North Umpqua River and the 75-mile North Umpqua Trail (2 miles).

This part of the river is famous for year-round fly-fishing for steelhead, and whitewater rafting and kayaking. Also for many short trails to beautiful waterfalls. The local town of Glide has a famous Glide Wildflower Show each April, and the Umpqua valley has winery tours year-round.

Keywords: Cabin, House, Rental, Bungalow, Retreat, Bed and Breakfast; fishing, flyfishing, steelhead, salmon, riverfront, Crater Lake National Park

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2017

About Rich

I've spent years renovating this and two other riverfront houses to share this beautiful piece of the North Umpqua River with other outdoor lovers. I live nearby and will be sure your stay is a pleasant one.

Rich purchased this house in 2001

Why Rich chose Glide

The North Umpqua is the most beautiful river on Earth, with strong wild fish, invigorating rapids, and gorgeous scenery. The old-growth forest across the river supports abundant wildlife and exudes serenity.

What makes this house unique

Watch the eagles, ospreys, and otters patrol the river from the deck along the bank high above the water. Fish for wild trout and steelhead right in front of the house, year-round.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Rich your hospitality knows no bounds! Thanks for providing such a memorable weekend along with the awesome food, sweet cabin, private reserve fishery, and killer wine hangover :).
Feb 2010
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Blue Heron House - Cozy Cottage and Yard on N. Umpqua River
average rating of 4.8 based on 26 reviews

A little piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

What a great find! Super clean and has everything you need for a comfortable stay in a beautiful part of the Umpqua Valley. Rich was superb, he went above and beyond to making sure everything was perfect for us. We will be making this a yearly get away!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Disappointing for the price

  • 1 of 5

We expected a much nicer environment, with matching updated furniture, looks like a fishing housing for a bunch of guys. You advertised as a romantic anniversary, or honeymoon venue, not at all, the mattress needs replacing as well as the bedding, very old. The bathroom tub was disgusting with all the chips and old towels. The back deck was nice, but access to the water was difficult. We will not be back or refer to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. I'm sorry you were disappointed, but glad that no one else has been. The photos are all accurate and complete, but I am also upgrading the tub and bed based on your comments.
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Immaculate home on the North Umpqua

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the lovely Blue Heron House. The home is immaculate. Very comfortable. There is a sitting area overlooking the North Umpqua River that is fantastic for enjoying the quiet morning. Rich is a wonderful host and very helpful and prompt with booking information.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful river views

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Heron House is very clean, comfortable, and cozy. It has everything you need for a relaxing escape. The private deck offers amazing river views, and Rich was welcoming and accommodating. I can't emphasize enough how gorgeous this area is!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Charming place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent three days at the Blue Heron this past summer. The house is charming, spotless, well-equipped, and in a lovely location above the Umpqua River. We spent the days exploring nearby waterfalls and Crater Lake, which is a nice day-trip from the cottage. We relaxed in the evenings at the "river deck" overlooking the Umpqua, with deer meandering through the yard at dusk. Rich was an excellent host. We will return!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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A very pleasant home!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay in the Blue Heron House. We especially liked sitting out back in the sheltered deck overlooking the river. It is a wonderful location for fishing and hiking. The house was older, but we liked the warmth and charm and Rich was very good to work with. We hope to stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Eugene, OR
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Narrows Tavern
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Roseburg Country Club
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Eugene, OR - Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 138
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Illahee, Munchies, Living Rivers
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Mt Bailey heli-skiing
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Bandon, OR - Pacific Ocean

World-famous year-round flyfishing for steelhead; waterfall hikes, Crater Lake National Park, Pacific Ocean beaches, frisbee golf, Glide Wildflower Show, winery tours, Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, Wild and Scenic River, salmon fishing in May and June.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100

Max capacity 1 individual or couple (1 small child possible)
Deposit 50% of total stay is non-refundable, pay balance in cash or credit card on or before arrival.
Rates are subject to change until reserved.
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Idleyld Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ground-level
  • 1 colorful bathroom with a small vanity
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master room, wood floor, dresser, closet, windows
  • Master bedroom has warm colors and curtains, original wood floors and wood sash windows, antique dresser; connects to bathroom. Also has 1 twin bed in living room and 1 twin bed in a small side room near the bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Romantic, classic and cozy, with large yard, shade tree, wood floors, old-growth forest across river, trail to river, fish right out front!

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