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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, License #54468.

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:
May 23, 2017

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 Southern Coast

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
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
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 4
  • 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 ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 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, 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(88 traveler reviews)

Little Cabin on the River - A Coastal Waterfall Wonderland
average rating of 4.9886365 based on 89 reviews
McMinnville, Oregon USA

Beautiful home with stunning view of river

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this beautifully decorated, very clean, comfortable home. The view of the river from the large windows is stunning! It's a bit of drive, but well worth the peace quiet and tranquility of this amazing cabin. The only sounds we heard were the resident white geese and some wild turkeys. It made for a very restful, amazing vacation. We visited Gold and Silver Falls, which are just down the road; they were some of the most amazing, magnificent falls we've ever seen. We were the only ones there. We will definitely make another visit to this great little cabin.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Golden & Silver Falls are really a hidden gem. Being so close makes it easy and fun to pack a lunch and go exploring. It was wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your coastal adventure, and thank you for the awesome compliments. It was a real pleasure having you as our guests, and we look forward to seeing you again. Have a wonderful summer!
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Looking for a little piece

  • 5 of 5

It was what I was looking for. I was trying to get away from work and detune a bit. Being out of cell range and such a nice and quiet spot made it perfect. Thanks

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Quaint Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Dee and Tom's little cabin. It was further away from some attractions we initially wanted to see, but it ended being the far better choice in the end! The cabin was cozy, the back porch was great for breakfast, and it was all set against a beautiful backdrop. The very close by hikes to both Silver and Golden falls are a must!

Thank you Dee and Tom for your responsiveness and making sure we had everything we needed!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great - so cozy and clean and the fireplace was a nice treat! I was so surprised at all the little amenities they had, from the bathroom cabinet with everything from qtips to band-aids and even little nail files to the kitchen spices, dishes - loved that they had cast iron skillets!

The deck looking at the river was very comfortable, fun watching the geese that were living close by. Very relaxing. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you as our guest. I know our geese enjoyed your stay as much as we did. Have a great summer and hope to see you again. Thank you for the nice review!
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Excellent accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Given a choice between staying at a local hotel or at a beautiful and well maintained property like the little cabin, it's really a no brainer in my opinion. You do have to take into consideration that it's going to be a bit of a drive between where the cabin is located and town but I think it was well worth the effort. One thing that was immediately apparent upon arrival is Tom and Dee take pride in ownership and are committed to keeping their property well maintained and very neat and clean. Basically everything you'll need for your stay is provided except for groceries. Take the advice to stop at the local supermarket before heading in to buy some groceries and after you arrive you'll realize what a great decision you made to book a stay here. I will mention that the drive in isn't going to be a snap, the road is narrow in places but it is well maintained, even through the last few miles that are not paved. Pay close attention to the directions Dee provides and you shouldn't have any trouble finding it, just remember when you're getting close to follow the sign to Silver Falls. The little cabin is in a very quiet and relaxing setting. Fishing is my primary hobby and unfortunately I didn't necessarily pick the best time to visit for that due to the rivers being closed but my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay anyway. The falls are located very close and definitely should be on your list of things to see in person while you're there.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Place off the Beaten Path

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a nice quiet place in a remote area, this is perfect. The cabin is clean and well maintained. The cabin is very well equipped and stocked, impressive. I wish I had more time to spend here. Communication from the owners is very good.

Don't miss the nearby waterfalls. Drive to the trail head and then hike to see the falls. We hiked the upper trail and was able to see both falls. The hike is up hill, but not too strenuous if you take it slow.

Enjoyed the stay and, if I make it back to this area, I will stay here again. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to get away from the tourist oriented places along the coast.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 (available weekends). Trout season runs from May 26th through October 31st. For more fishing/hunting information go to


Rates & Availability

Coos Bay Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 1.8%

SPECIAL - $95 per/night for 2 guests ONLY January 01 to April 30, 2017 (min two nights)
SPECIAL - $105 per/night for 2 guests ONLY May 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016 (min rwo nights)
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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