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The Riverhouse on the Wood River 10 minutes from Crater Lake Park south entrance

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


About the property

2 1/2 acres of piece and quiet, best views of the 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

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 Oregon

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
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 ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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The Riverhouse on the Wood River 10 minutes from Crater Lake Park south entrance
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 65 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: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved Riverhouse

  • 5 of 5

Riverhouse is large and lovely, on a beautiful open property by a fast-running creek. Wonderful place for 2 couples, but can sleep 8 people. Great for families - there's a barbecue, a huge deck area, 2 picnic tables and plenty of space for outdoor play. Only drawback is that there's only one bathroom. My husband and I loved Riverhouse. I recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose CA USA

Great family house.

  • 5 of 5

Love the place and location. Pretty hot in July so appreciated the fans.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice country home

  • 5 of 5

Our nuclear family had a recent reunion at the home by the river. Its a very nice place that all of us enjoyed the weather helped by being perfect however it's a great experience by itself. The house is spotless and the owners responded to all of our needs . You can't go wrong here.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful, and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our short stay in this comfortable older house. It was our one non-campground stay in a week of travel and the beds and plumbing felt luxurious to us! The house has lots of space, though only one bathroom. (And no dishwasher, that will matter to some people.) Very comfortable beds, living room, dining room, kitchen had everything I needed. Very quiet and peaceful. Definitely bring groceries. We did restock our milk and beer at the nearby "organic deli" but bring all your essentials. The kids loved this place and wished for a whole week there. The giant yard with river is the star of the property. Enjoyed the big deck, the fire pit, the horseshoes, the lawn, the stars, the quiet, and the water.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Wonderful family stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed very comfortably at The Riverhouse, 2 grandparents, 2 parents and 2 children. We loved it. The space was unbelievable, it was heaven. Only a short hop to Crater lake that was amazing. The house itself offered a wonderful break from tech (with wifi available if you wanted it). We played horseshoes, had a campfire, enjoyed a bbq and the most amazing night sky, with a chorus of coyotes in the woods over the valley. It was magical. Thank you so much, really highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Klamath Falls. Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Annie Creek or Crater Lake Lodge

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 $25
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $25

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.

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