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The Riverhouse on the Wood River 3 miles from Crater Lake Park south entrance

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Enjoy our home and 3 acres of piece and quiet, with best views of Milky Way

No need to get in the car and drive to the river, it's 30 feet across the lawn. The Riverhouse is a unique 3 bedroom home with large decks, the yard has 1200 feet of Wood River frontage. Fly fish or swim from the yard.

Barbeque on the deck, sit by the fire at night and gaze at the millions of stars over head. The biggest comment we get about the Riverhouse is how peaceful it is. There are 2 1/2 acres of landscaped property for you to enjoy. Play horse shoes, swim, bike, hike in the Seven Lakes Basin just three miles from the Riverhouse. Crater Lake Park entrance is 5 miles up highway 62. My wife and I have seen many beaver in the Wood River. Visit the Oregon State fish hatchery 10 minutes south on Highway 62 where you will take in the Cascade mountains and the Wood River Valley on this short drive or bike ride.A new addition to our area is the Crater Lake Zip Line. The longest zip line in Oregon just a 20 minute drive from the Riverhouse. Please check them out online.

Tim and Jean Wiest
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Tim and Jean Wiest

I grew up 15 miles from The Riverhouse and have admired this property since I was a child. We live in Vacaville Ca. and southern Oregon. We have 4 sons between us and 5 grand children. We love the Riverhouse and spend as much time in Southern Oregon as possible.

Tim and Jean Wiest purchased this house in 2006

Why Tim and Jean Wiest chose Fort Klamath

If you want privacy and peace come to the Riverhouse. Sit on the deck in the morning with a cup of coffee and watch the river go by. Birds are chirping, Eagles overhead. Fish from the yard, play horse shoes, just enjoy the nataral beauty of this property. BBQ on the deck at dinner time, enjoying the river and birds and squirrels. Gaze at the Milky Way and the rest of the Heavens at night.

What makes this house unique

Close to Crater Lake. An Oregon State fish hatchery 5 miles away. Peace and quiet in your own place. Lots of trails to hike and bike. Seven Lakes Basin is just a ten minute drive, Klamath Basin is home to two national wildlife refuges. Sun Pass State Forest is ten minutes north, the historic Fort Klamath site is two minutes drive or a nice 15 minute walk. I recommend the walk to the Fort to take in the Cascade Mountain range, the cattle grazing on miles of pasture, it's just a great place to see.


Fort Klamath House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , This consists of an outdoor porta potto, clean and sanitary.
  • tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 4 is a detached studio with a futon. It has no bath facilities at this time. There is an outside porta potti available for this studio.
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(72 traveler reviews)

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The Riverhouse on the Wood River 3 miles from Crater Lake Park south entrance
average rating of 4.4722223 based on 72 reviews
Santa Rosa, CA, USA

BEST getaway ever for us two

  • 5 of 5

Though well described and I liked review-write-ups, our own experience was amazing….relaxing….the September warm-hues of the willows, the quiet river sounds, (though NOW I see I forgot to really look for Beavers that were mentioned by Jeff), all the sitting spots and pretty new red umbrella just begged for more people, but we really needed the quiet, and after hiking Garfield Peak behind Crater Lake Lodge, just decided to stay put. No restaurants, brought our own comfort food, including amazing salmon a friend had got on his recent Bodega Bay ocean outing at home county, Sonoma, northern CA, great on the very clean BBQ. Very comfortable….missing it….want to return with more folks.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a Crater Lake visit and more...

  • 5 of 5

This is literally the best place for a Crater Lake visit. Even the "town" character is perfect. The house... The yard.... The river....You can't beat it.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Portland, OR

Quick visit

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late one afternoon and left early the next morning, and it was cold and raining. So we did not have much chance to enjoy the property outside. However, it was easy to find, comfortable and well furnished. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely house and location

  • 4 of 5

We all enjoyed our stay at the Riverhouse. Everything that was needed was in the house. The house is surounded by a big deck on 2 sides of the house. Lots of outdoor space. The location fire pit set up outside is great and the location of the house just perfect to get to the Crater Lake National Park.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Laguna Beach, California

Peaceful, Beautiful and Conveniently Located Close to Crater Lake National Park

  • 5 of 5

For our visit to Crater Lake National Park, we decided to stay in this lovely home, and were very pleased with our decision. This home is located right by a beautiful river, in a very large and well kept park like setting. We felt right at home with the fully equipped kitched, spacious living room, comfortable bedrooms and were also delighted with gorgeous views, nature all around, wondeful trees, singing birds, and peaceful surroundings. Each night, we took advantage of the firepit and supplied wood for a gorgeous evening fire under the brilliant stars.

Crater Lake National Park is just a short drive away, making this home a great choice for outdoors/nature lovers and those wanting to experience a visit to this beautiful national park while enjoying a comfortable home type setting for their stay.

If we ever have the good luck of a repeat visit to Crater Lake National Park and surrounding areas, we would definitely choose to stay in this home again.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great stay

  • 4 of 5

we loved the river house - beautiful location, lovely home, kitchen well stocked. tim was very responsive when contacted. would return again

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Klamath Falls
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Klamoya casino
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Klamath Falls
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Klamath Falls. Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Highway 97
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Annie Creek or Crater Lake Lodge
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Mount Bachelor

We are right on the way to Carter Lake National park !!

While you are staying please enjoy, biking, hiking in Seven Lakes Basin, fly fishing, bird watching, kayaking on the Wood River. Come and see some of the biggest fish in the nearby fish hatchery.

Also the historical Fort Klamath, with the history of the soldiers and Indians.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $35 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.8%

Our cancellation policy is as follows. If you cancel within 30 days of your stay we will refund your money less a $50.00 administration fee. If you cancel within 30 days and we can book another guest for those days the same applies. Another example would be if 2 of 6 guests wanted to cancel 3 days before the stay there would be no refund given for those 2 guests who cancelled.
*base rate is $175/night for 1-2 people
*each additional person (up to 6 people, irregardless of age) is $25/night additional.
If you have requested 2 guests and more come in your party unannounced the charge will be $50.00 per additional person per night.
*maximum occupancy is 8 unless approved by the owner
There will be a $50.00 charge for any dishes not done and kitchen not cleaned.

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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