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Cozy Cottage on the Beautiful McKenzie River in Cascade Mts.

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Come and relax in the warm and cozy atmosphere of our charming redwood cottage (one of three) in a mountain setting. You will enjoy the living room, dining room and fully equipped kitchen as you look out at the beautiful McKenzie River. Or, walk a few steps to the river's edge and relax in the lounge chairs, have a picnic and/or enjoy a warm campfire. Take advantage of all that the mountains have to offer--golf, fishing, hiking, biking, boating, rafting, kayaking, hunting (in season) and, in the winter, skiing or sledding in nearby higher elevations. There is an abundance of sightseeing to take advantage of--waterfalls, river trails, mountain drives of many kinds. Some people come just to 'do nothing' You can sleep 4 to 6 people. There is a bedroom on the main floor with a queen size bed. Then, in a cozy loft there is a double bed and two twins. Sleep to the sound of the river. Fresh linens and towels are provided. All you need to bring are your clothes and food. Cable TV, DVD and VCR equipment is included. There are restaurants and groceries close by so you won't go hungry.

Keywords: Year round, fully equipped, deck with gas barbeque, picturesque view of woods close to the river.

More Details

Richard and Doris Lauer
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About Richard and Doris Lauer

We (Richard and Doris) are retired and are enjoying the pace of life in this area. We live next door to the cottage and enjoy being your hosts.

Richard and Doris Lauer purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Richard and Doris Lauer chose Willamette Valley

This is a family property and Richard's parents built the cottage in the 1950's. It's a special place for our family.

What makes this cottage unique

We like what the area has to offer-quiet, beautiful, clean atmosphere, small but charming community. And there is always plenty to do in the out of doors.


McKenzie Bridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , loft bedroom with three beds
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Next to whitewater river, beach with fire pit, picnic table and lounge chairs, redwood with cedar panelling interior, spacious windows offering gorgeous views.


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Cozy Cottage on the Beautiful McKenzie River in Cascade Mts.
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews
Lebanon, Or

Great location, pet friendly, and very good accommodations

  • 5 of 5

The wife and I , along with our two little dogs, had a very relaxing and fun vacation. We would definitely recommend this place to all our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very dissapointed

  • 2 of 5

We were very excited to head to the Caddisfly Resort for our anniversary this week. I have been there many times before (years ago), and always had a great experience. When we checked into our room we noticed that there was no firewood. My husband went to ask where he could find it, and was told that we had to purchase firewood at the market. The market located next door was out of firewood, so he headed 3 miles down the road to dig through their wet wood, and managed to find enough that we could have 2 evening fires. I have never stayed anywhere that provided a fireplace, but no wood. It would have been nice to know that ahead of time so that we could have brought wood with us. When we crawled into bed that night, we discovered that we were sleeping on 2 old twin beds that were pushed together. There was such a big ridge where they met, that we spent our anniversary getaway sleeping on opposite sides of the bed. When I went to cook breakfast in the morning (we ate at Takodas the night before), I opened the silverware drawer and found 3 long human hairs mixed in with the silverware. Yuck! Having been a professional housekeeper for years, I started to look closer at everything. The container that held the utensils was filthy, as was the inside of every drawer and cabinet and the inside of the microwave. The dish drainer itself was so disgusting that I used a towel to drain the dishes after I washed them. I then went to the bathroom for a closer inspection. The shelves above the toilet were covered in cobwebs, the shower floor was filthy and the shower curtain looked like it hadn't been cleaned in way too long. I decided at that point that I would not be taking a shower during our visit. I have to say the whole thing was very disappointing. I have great memories of staying there, and was looking forward to a cozy, romantic getaway with a crackling fire in the fireplace. We will never go back.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We apologize for any discrepancies this review has pointed out. The cottage has been rented constantly for months and all other comments have been positive. Please see other reviews. We inspected the cottage and all that was pointed out has been checked and corrected. The fireplace wood issue was a confusing one. We have only the one wood burning fireplace in a cottage plus a fire pit at our beach. After a long season the wood supply was not in good shape. Most people are bringing or buying their own wood. We pledge to continue to provide clean and comfortable accommodations at affordable prices.
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Los Angeles, CA. (Westchester)

Our New Favorite Spot

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to the McKenzie River for over 40 years now in our RV. The McKenzie is where I key down from the stress of living in a big city. This year we decided to try something different. We came up from Los Angeles by train, rented a car in Eugene and our stay here was beautiful. The cottages are very clean and maintained well. Dick and Doris are delightful hosts and made sure we were comfortable in every way. We spent much of our time on our private deck and down at the river's edge watching rafters and just enjoying nature at its very best. We also enjoyed delicious Marionberry pies made by a local baker. We hope to return again very soon. .Thank you Dick and Doris for all your caring.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad these people liked their stay on the McKenzie River. The beach by the river does provide a wonderful setting to enjoy and relax. The view from the decks is stunning. It's a renewing time. And there is much to enjoy in the area. The cottages are 60 years old but updated, well furnished and comfortable (warm and cozy). It's a joy to provide this place for people to come and have a good time whether they are real active or just relaxing.
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Gilbert, AZ

Amazing weekend

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Dick and Doris for an amazing weekend. You were so kind and generous. We loved the cabin, the view and the location. We made a trip to Sisters where we saw tons of snow and the day before we went to Portland and Multnomah Falls. Everyone's favorite part was either looking out the window at the river when it was raining or walking down to the river when it wasn't. The cabin had everything we needed other than food. Thank you again. We already trying to decide when we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice spot to enjoy the McKenzie river and nearby hotsprings!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I (and our golden retriever) stayed 3 nights here and it was perfect for a number of reasons: the great location, the actual cabin, and the kind owners. The cabin was situated about 15 yards from the river so night and day the sounds and views of the McKenzie river can be enjoyed even while inside. You will be a 20 minute drive from two really nice hot springs (one in the forest and another more commercial.) The actual cabin is well-built, cozy and includes everything you may need as far as kitchen supplies, bathroom amenities and bedding. The owners, Richard and Doris, were very welcoming and kind (and accommodating when we wanted to extend our stay a third night.) We definitely recommend this cabin for anyone seeking a peaceful getaway along the Mckenzie River.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A warm friendly cabin with a gorgeous river view

  • 5 of 5

Our family came with friends to enjoy a weekend. Dick and Doris are such gracious hosts. We brought our dog and the grounds are very well kept. There's even a doggy clean up station!

The views of the McKenzie River are breathtaking, and even with all the windows closed the soothing sound of the river could be heard. We're looking forward to the next time we're able to get away to this wonderful little resort.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We certainly enjoyed having you and your family. You are welcome anytime. We love to share our beautiful space here.
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Proxy Falls Oregon
Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tokatee Golf Course
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Hoodoo Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Car: necessary

Area is abundant with hiking/biking trails, water falls, lakes and streams for rafting, floating, kayaking, fishing, swimming, etc. A major golf course real close by. Scenic drives in several directions. Hot Springs nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10

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.

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