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Little Cabin on the River - A Coastal Waterfall Wonderland

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cabin


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + , 1 Bath, (Can sleep 2 adults one child)

The Little Cabin on the River is licensed through the Coos County Public Health Department, State of Oregon.

Hideout in a coastal forest. Built in the early 60's as a fishing retreat, it is a perfect getaway for two adults. Completely remodeled, this cozy little cabin is located right on the river and in the heart of old logging history. With the mountains and river, it provides a perfect excuse to hike, bike, fish and explore. Minutes from Coos Bay, enjoy the beaches, local seafood, and a barbecue all in the same day.

Located on the East Fork of the Millicoma River, three miles from Golden and Silver Falls State Park in Coos County, and with the 92,000 acre Elliott State Forest and the 210,000 acre Weyerhaeuser Millicoma Tree Farm as neighbors, you'll enjoy the beautiful southern Oregon Coast Range at its best.

With a bright open kitchen and living area, it makes your stay comfortable and relaxing. Heated by a gas fireplace, it makes cold winter nights cozy and comfortable. The main bedroom boasts a comfortable queen bed, and in the winter warm cozy flannel sheets and down comforter. There is a small bunk area off of the main bedroom with one small built-in rustic bed.

With 80' of river frontage, watch river birds, otters, ospreys, salmon, chipmunks, quail, deer and the occasional elk, who venture down to enjoy the apple orchard. Build a fire in the fire pit on the river bank below the cabin's private deck and enjoy an evening under the stars. We even provide the wood!

During the summer months, when the river is at its lowest, enjoy a small island where blue heron, ducks, deer, otters, kingfishers, and other river wildlife come to explore. Right in front of the cabin, it makes morning coffee a whole lot more enjoyable.

THE FISH ARE HERE! Chinook salmon spawn in front of the cabin from November to January and steelhead fishing starts mid-December and runs through March. Trout season runs from May 26th through October 31st. In the fall experience the beautiful colors of nature and in the winter, perhaps a snowfall or two.

Spring brings lot's of early wildflowers like the Chocolate Lily, the white and pink Trillium, and the beautiful native rhododendrons in colors from white to deep purple. During the months of July through late September, fill your basket with fresh blackberries or spend time picking apples in our orchard. In October, visit the Mahaffey Ranch in the town of Allegany, and pick out that perfect pumpkin. Enjoy their corn maze and cannon, and the best apple cider in the state.

Open all year are the wonderful hiking trails at Golden and Silver Falls State Park. Hike through an old growth forest of Douglas Fir, Big Leaf Maple and Oregon Myrtlewood, while enjoying the scenic, beautiful and historic Glenn Creek. At a height of 240' Golden Falls is quite possibly the most impressive waterfall in the Coast Range of Oregon. Both falls are located within a rustic state park, adorned by a trail system and a nice picnic area at the trailhead. Originally the Allegany to Scottsburg Pack Trail, Silver Falls hiking path was a stage coach route from 1909 to 1912.

Featuring a fully equipped kitchen, and plenty of towels, pack your toothbrush, and those books you've wanted to read, and stay awhile. Whatever you choose, we know you'll enjoy your stay.

(We have provided several books on our area's local history, covering logging, legends and mysteries, along with vintage photos covering the original town of Allegany and Golden & Silver Falls. Hike above Golden Falls and explore the old homestead, making for an exciting day trip.)

Keywords: Cabin, Mountains, Forest, River, Waterfall, Wildlife, Fishing, Salmon, Steelhead, Hiking, Exploring, Hunting, Oregon Coast, Peaceful, Relaxing, Cozy, Private, Ocean, Beaches, Fall Colors, Wild Flowers, Logging History, Star Gazing

More Details

Tom & Dee Jackson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Tom & Dee Jackson

We enjoy fishing, gardening, and hiking. My husband has been fishing here since he was eight years old. We both enjoy the awesome seclusion of this area. This picture, taken in front of the cabin, shows my husband, Tom, with a fresh caught steelhead. Caught right alongside the cabin, it weighed out at 14 lbs and 32''. Another great place to fish for steelhead, is at Nesika Park, located just three minutes from the cabin!

Tom & Dee Jackson purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Tom & Dee Jackson chose Coos Bay

Tom grew up alongside this little cabin. When it came up for sale in 2010, we couldn't think of anything better than to open it to family, friends, and travelers. Tom's family has been a part of this wonderful valley since the 50's. Never crowded, it is a great place to kick back and relax. The weather is milder here and we don't get that cold wind or fog off the ocean. This is a rural area, but also a safe and fun place to bring your family. Mine grew up here.

What makes this cabin unique

You can really enjoy all of the seasons here. We look forward to the summer barbecues, swimming, and just being outside. Fall is wonderful with all the trees changing colors and the salmon traveling up river to spawn. One of the best places to see this is right in front of this little cabin. Winter brings wild mushroom picking, and the rain, which raises the river and makes Golden and Silver Falls so spectacular. Fishing is one of my family's favorite things to do, so we live where they can do that. Even our five-year old Great-Granddaughter fishes with her Papa. In Spring everything is green, the birds start to nest, and the mountains are covered with beautiful morning mist.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your cabin is very nice. You have done a great job on the remodel! The kitchen is well stocked with spices, etc. and there are plenty of dishes, utensils and tools. The bed was very comfortable. My husband and I enjoyed the books on the local history, very interesting! Enjoyed our stay. Paula & Mack, Roseburg, OR
Sep 2010
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Coos Bay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 3:30 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Antique claw-foot deep soaking tub with separate shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed with comfy flannel sheets and soft downy comforter in the winter, and soft sateen sheets for the summer. Feather pillows, soft blankets and a memory foam mattress. There is a single bed in a small room off of the main bedroom. Ideal for one child.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We provide a hair dryer, hand soap, first aid kit, candles, kerosene lanterns, battery operated lanterns, flashlights, bottled drinking water, body wash, shampoo/conditioner, binoculars, dish soap and laundry detergent. We also encourage our guests to enjoy our apple orchard, walk down the private community lane, pick wild black berries, and enjoy the neighbor's llamas. Lots of wildlife. We have a herd of deer. several cubbies of quail, and a magnificent American Bald Eagle, who surveys the river frequently. Natural swimming hole upstream near Glenn Creek junction and the Millicoma River (within walking distance from the cabin). Also wading/swimming is available at Golden & Silver Falls State Park.


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average rating of 4.96 based on 101 reviews

CCCC = clean cozy cute cabin

  • 5 of 5

it was like a little Mansion of a Cabin in the woods if you can picture that! the cabin is so perfectly stocked they haven't left anything out! they also have very interesting books on Oregon History -CCCC- clean,cozy,cute,cabin.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I really enjoyed your way of describing our little cabin. :) It was such a pleasure having you as our guests. Enjoy your summer, and please come again!
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Springfield, Oregon


  • 5 of 5

Loved the little cabin. Very peaceful. Clean and spacious.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful relaxing place.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I absolutely loved our stay at the little cabin on the river. Eagles in the morning landing on the trees right next to the cabin. We couldn't have asked for a better place. It was much better then we could have ever expected. We will definitely try and come back again. I hope it's not so booked that we can't get in. Thank you Tom and Dee for a wonderful place for us to stay. Oh and our little dogs loved it too. Harmony loved watching the Blue Jays land on the railing in the mornings.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You and your family were an absolute delight. We would be very pleased to see you again. Wishing you and your family the very best in the coming holidays. Thank you for coming!
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Overall very nice.

  • 3 of 5

The cabin itself is very nice and very well appointed. They have done a beautiful job in providing a lot of history of the area in both pictures and books. There is not really a good access to the river if that is what you are looking for. Our lifestyle changed from the time we booked to the time we actually stayed in that we took custody of our 9 year old granddaughter and had to pay an additional cost, which was somewhat understandable because she did use up some laundry I guess. We were told that the place wasn't geared for kids, but they had a swing in the yard and bunk beds. We thought that was odd. Dee did deliver some kid movies, which was nice, and they offered peaches which we took advantage of. We had a huge issue with the bed not being very comfortable at all! Very soft. We both did not sleep well - always rolling to the middle, and when I stripped the bed at the end of our stay (a requirement) I discovered a very soft foam addition to the mattress. Ugh!. We also saw a note when we arrived to expect to hear Weyerhaeuser trucks as early as 3am! Fortunately we didn't hear them, but that would have been double-awful and a good thing to disclose - but can understand why they wouldn't do that up front. All in all, an okay stay if you like being rural, which we do - but not a good place to take active children unless the water is low (which it was allowing loads of entertainment for her). Although the owners did their best to give you privacy by design, it is not as private as the picture portrays. We probably won't be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the first things a vacation rental owner does is to take corrective criticism and make changes when possible. The other thing a conscientious vacation rental owner does, when a review is so far out of sync, is take all of the past reviews and work from them. We have and will continue to provide a comfortable, affordable, and enjoyable experience at our cabin. I am sorry that you did not experience that. NOTE: I just need to address some things that you unfortunately felt necessary to mention in your "review." First the "foam mattress" is a memory foam mattress that accompanies a Beauty Rest Mattress. We do carry an Oregon Health License, which means our cabin is "clean" and meets all requirements. Most vacation rentals DO NOT have health licenses. Also, the note on the Weyerhaeuser trucks was just information for our guests when they asked, because we are "in" a working tree farm where logging "trucks" do travel. We have "never" had a complaint about the "noise" at any time a guest has stayed, including you. Also, adding your granddaughter was adding an additional guest, unless you don't think of her as one, which was above our "two guest special" that you were charged when initially making your reservation. If you had noticed, I did not review your stay because, quite frankly, you left the cabin a mess, although you were still fully refunded your security deposit. With that said, we are very "pleased" you will not be back either. PS: The swing is for our guests, whether small or large, but was originally put there for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren to enjoy when the family stays for holidays. Yes, our family stays at the cabin also and we treat it as a part of our home, because it is.
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Super fantastic cabin

  • 5 of 5

9-11-17 to 9-15-17

Thank you so much for sharing your slice of heaven. We loved this week so much! We appreciated how stocked up and clean this place was! We couldn't have asked for a better week here. The view's are breathtaking. This stay really recharged my soul. I think there must be magic in the air here. Thank you again for all of the memories.

Ryan & Jessica, San Antonio, TX

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you. Please come again!
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Pristine Charming Cabin in River and Meadow Setting

  • 5 of 5

My only regret is our schedule didn't allow for another night's stay. We planned on arriving at 4, but things changed and we were not able to get there until 8pm. It was a beautiful country road along the river. My thoughts in planning it was that the drive there would be part of the experience. And it didn't disappoint! When we did arrive, my face lit up to pull into a beautiful green meadow in front of the cabin. The cabin itself seemed bigger when you got inside, and it was tastefully furnished to be very pleasing to the eye and also practical to use. Dee and Tom have very good taste with antiques and furnishings that are meaningful to the area. There were books and photos that gave you the the history and flavor. Just wish I had more time to really browse through things more thoroughly. There is a small fenced yard and a lovely sunny deck overlooking the river. I heard the goose and got a glimpse of her in the morning. Fruit trees and weeping willow added to the experience. This is ideal for a couple who want a romantic, quiet getaway or a single who wants a setting to inspire. Good for the soul! This was the perfect start to our southern coastal Oregon excursion.

Dana and Rich Esquibel

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the absolutely wonderful review! So glad you chose to spend some of your southern Oregon coast adventure with us! It was a pleasure having you. Please come again!
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Southwest Oregon Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Coach House, Eastside
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Bandon Dunes Golf Courses
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Coach House, Eastside
Nearest Beach
26 Miles
Sunset Beach/Shore Acres State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Little Cabin on the River
Nearest Point of Interest
Golden & Silver Falls (End of Hwy 241)
Nearest Point of Interest
Town of Allegany
Nearest Point of Interest
Little Theater on the Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Oregon Sand Dunes
Nearest Point of Interest
North Bend Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Town of Charleston
Nearest Point of Interest
Shore Acres State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Bandon Dunes Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Nesika State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Allegany Post Office & Community Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Millicoma Fish Hatchery
Nearest Point of Interest
Myrtlewood Grove
Nearest Point of Interest
Town of Bandon
Car: necessary

Crabbing, wild mushroom picking, sand dune ATV rentals, charter boat fishing, and native American culture/activities. Where to fish? Owners can help, and provide river fishing guides . Trout season runs from May 26th through October 31st. For more fishing/hunting information go to


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 1.8%

SPECIAL - $95 per/night for 2 guests ONLY January 01 to April 30, 2018
SPECIAL - $105 per/night for 2 guests ONLY May 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018
SPECIAL - $95 per/night for 2 guests ONLY October 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018
Stay 6 nights get 7th night FREE. Stay 2 weeks get 2 nights FREE.
Guests paying by check/cash receive a 3% discount. Discount not offered through VRBO/PAYPAL for e-checks.
Debit/credit card payments accepted through PayPal or VRBO
Pet Fee $10 per pet/per night. No large breeds, two medium or small breeds. No pets allowed without a signed Pet Addendum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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