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The Chetco River Inn-SECLUDED River Frontage-36 acres-Swim,Fish,Family Fun

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 6 Bath Main Lodge (Sleeps 4-10+), or 2 Room, Cottage. (Sleeps 2-5)

The Chetco River Inn is ideal for those seeking outdoor activities or a simple peaceful getaway...including Family gatherings, Couple or Friend getaway weekends, Workshops,

and Retreats. Whether renting rooms in the 5 Bedroom Main Lodge (and contacting VRBO at #379566), or staying in the romantic 2 Bedroom Rockhouse Cottage in our newly planted vineyard along the river, (and using VRBO at #407642), you will have a memorable vacation.

The Main Lodge offers 5 bedrooms each with their own bath. Two large river view rooms have double beds. 3 forest view rooms have either king or twin beds. Look out over the spacious common room with its panoramic river views while cooking in the large kitchen; Or enjoy a movie in the den. Sit on the deck in one of the rocking chairs while enjoying the river view or firepit.

The estate also features a separate Rockhouse Cottage that sleeps 4 with a king upstairs and 2 twins downstairs. The 'Rockhouse' also includes a full kitchen, cozy living room with wood stove, 1 1/2 baths and a private covered patio with gas grill.

The romantic 'Rockhouse' also overlooks our newly planted Pinot Noir vineyard, and is located near our gardens. It is privately situated near the river and separate from the Main Lodge.

The Chetco River Inns' 36 very secluded acres on the banks of the Chetco River is surrounded by the Siskiyou National Forest. Our vacation rentals caters to both nature lovers and anglers, and makes for a great getaway.

The Inn's thirty-six acres are completely off the grid and private offering gentle walks, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, kayaking, rafting, paddleboarding, or simply floating down river with your friends and family.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2018

About Marci

The Chetco River Inn is our second home and we welcome you to stay and enjoy our beautiful property. We hope to spend many years creating wonderful memories with your family and friends working and playing along the Chetco River.

Marci purchased this estate in 2011

Why Marci chose Brookings

The Chetco River Inn is a breathtaking wilderness estate on a private 36 acre parcel that's surrounded by the Siskiyou National Forest and built by Clay and Sandra Bruger. Since it's creation as a homestead, the Inn has inspired memories of warm hospitality, natural beauty, and unique outdoor activities. After two recent changes of ownership, the Chetco River Inn is open once again. The popular caretakers, Oscar and Kat, are ready to welcome all visitors...and introduce you to the property.

What makes this estate unique

In the summer months, we enjoy swimming and floating down the gentle Chetco river. In the winter, we love fishing for Salmon and hiking the many surrounding unspoiled acres. During the Spring, Summer, and Fall we enjoy observing the Pinot Noir vineyard. For more information about our wonderful property, please see our web site,, or visit us on Facebook.


Brookings Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • King bedroom, upstairs - toilet , shower
    King bedroom, downstairs - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Queen bedroom - toilet , shower
    Queen bedroom - toilet , shower
    Twin bedroom - toilet , shower
    Main bathroom downstairs - toilet
  • All bedrooms have their own bathrooms.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This King bed can be split into twin beds.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King bedroom is conveintly located on the lower floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Wake up to a view of the river.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Wake up to a view of the river.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • House sleeps 10 in beds (unless your little ones join you). Plenty of space to pitch tents (with both houses rented), RV's or bring some sleeping bags, pads or linens to occupy one of the 3 couches or for the floor. All rooms have their own bathrooms. If not sleeping in the beds, please bring your own sleeping gear.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Acres of private river frontage, long stretch of beach, swimming holes, rapids, fishing, boat put-in, deep water holes for fishing or jumping, vinyard, veggie garden, orchard, chickens, camping, fire pit with grill, hiking/biking trails, surrounded national forrest, rocking chairs on the deck, hammocks, and don't forget the horse shoe pit.


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The Chetco River Inn-SECLUDED River Frontage-36 acres-Swim,Fish,Family Fun
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Mulit-generational family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had 5 kids, ages 6-18, and 6 adults, including grandparents, for three wonderful nights and four days at the Chetco Inn. The main attraction for us was the river, which we all spent most of our time in. Even the littlest of our group could paddle our inflatable kayak up to "Flat Rock" where the kids gathered to jump off the rocks and sunbathe. There was room for everyone to have their own room/bed and the kitchen is completely stocked. The library in the den is amazing. We are a family of readers and everyone was amazed at the number of books for all ages. We barbecued and had s'mores outside. One day we hiked to the Chetco Gorge (the trail is a bit tricky) but mainly we swam. I highly recommend this property and hope to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having your family and hope you return every year.
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Brookings, OR

An Annual Tradition!

  • 5 of 5

Our local mushroom club rents The Chetco River Inn lodge for our annual holiday meeting. The grounds are so beautiful, and the lodge is really warm and charming for our potluck. We always have such a great time that the group has voted to hold this meeting there every year. Thank you Marci and Dan!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grants Pass

Awesome Family Vacation Destination

  • 5 of 5

We spent four short days enjoying all this home has to offer! The grandchildren swam, swam and swam some more. Hiking, biking and family games. We had many meals together and a great BBQ. The kitchen is easy to work in and well appointed. Cooking with gas is a little different but easily mastered. Plenty of room for many cooks and many meals - two dishwashers! What a treat when there are 15 people to feed. The bedrooms are plenty as are the bathrooms. No one felt like we were crowded. I really don't think we had a down side because there were so many positives! We really loved being off the grid. Sweet, sweet family time. We will definitely return. Many, many thanks!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hosting your family and hope to do so for many years to come. Have a wonderful rest of your summer! Thank you! The Barker Family
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Maplewood, Minnesota

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Inn for a family wedding and loved the house and area. The caretakers were especially wonderful people and we enjoyed meeting them. We loved seeing the pot-bellied pig, peacocks and chickens as well.

It is a great place for a family to stay and enjoy nature.

We believe we even saw a bear on our ride out the last morning at 4:00 a.m.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Summer Getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Our extended family, 13 and 2 dogs, find a summer house every year to share for a week, and we were lucky to find the Chetco River Inn plus the Rock House cottage. It is a very beautiful spot, right on the river with outdoor furniture, a fire pit, a horseshoe pit, farm animals and areas to bike ride. The caretakers were nice and helpful, and we enjoyed seeing the sheep and pigs wandering around. The peacocks were a little noisy in the mornings, but we got used to it after a while. I agree with some other comments that a gas or charcoal grill would have been convenient but it had attractive bedrooms, huge great room and dining room table that expanded to seat us all. The best equipped kitchen we have enjoyed in 13 years of summer rentals. - Be aware that cell phone coverage is pretty much nonexistent and the wifi is only for light emailing and such, so be prepared to put all that stuff away for a while and enjoy "getting away from it all”. Altogether a memorable holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Three of us in the Rockhouse

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Rockhouse for a week in early August and really enjoyed it. Loved swimming and fly fishing in the Chetco, interacting with all the animals, (sheep wrangling, especially!), picking fresh blackberries every morning, local hikes and walks, enjoying the coast, etc. etc. There is no Wifi in the Rockhouse, so if you need to stay in contact with the outside world, it's a bit of a challenge (and only possible if you stand in the back outside the Big House). Also, no cell phone service or TV. But, if you WANT to disconnect...this is a great place to do it.

The caretakers (Kat and Oscar) are wonderful people and their positive "vibe" and generosity really add to the experience.

One thing I would note: if you're needing to do a lot of cooking, the Rockhouse kitchen is quite small (no microwave) and not particularly well-equipped in terms of kitchen utensils, though well stocked for cups, plates, silverware, etc. (For example, no kitchen tongs, no measuring cup, no good knife for cutting veggies or meats.) But these are small inconveniences and if you're prepared with your own kitchen "must haves" you'll be fine.

One addition to the house that would be awesome would be screen doors, so you can keep the front and side doors open and really bring the outside in, while keeping the mosquitoes and flies out!

I would definitely recommend the Rockhouse for people who want unplug and take a break from the world. (I didn't miss listening to NPR for one minute!)

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Crescent City, CA
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Brookings Tavern
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Salmon Run GC
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Hwy. 101
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Art Alley Grill, O'Hollerans Steakhouse
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Brookings Oregan, Harris Beach, Samuel H. Boardman
Car: necessary

Our private 36 acre property offers acres of river frontage, a long stretch of beach along the river, swimming holes, rapids, fishing, boat put-in, deep water holes for fishing or jumping, walking trails, our vineyard, veggie garden, orchard, guest camping areas, fire pit with grill, hammocks, a horse shoe pit, and seating along the banks of the river.

Enjoy world-class Salmon and Steelhead fishing directly in front of the Inn and cottage during their season. Or, local guides can be recommended for those who wish to float fish using one of their boats down a long stretch of the river. Cutthroat trout fishing is also popular in nearby tributaries of the main Chetco river. River kayaking, floating, and paddleboarding can be done with easy river access from the property. Besides trails on our property, nearby hiking and mountain biking trails are in the surrounding Siskiyou National Forest and the nearby Kalmiopsis Wilderness areas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $200
More than 10 adults $35
Pet Fee $35

Winter Rates - $110/Room, rent 2-5 rooms of Main Lodge
50% of payment due 60 days prior to reservation, remaining balance due 30 days prior to reservation.
Pet Fee - $35/Pet, 3 max
Extra Adult Fee $35/person/night *for more than 10 adults

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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