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Beautiful River Home 15min To Detroit Lake or Elkhorn Golf Course!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Relax & unwind in this 3 bedroom, 2 bath cozy cabin located on the Santiam River

This home is located just outside Gates, Oregon along the Santiam River. Go Hiking, fishing, Horseback riding or take a guided river trip with one of our trusted river guides. Ask for info about the many activities the beautiful Santiam Canyon has to offer.

This three bedroom two bath home is privately located amongst the trees with a two-vehicle carport.

On the main floor, you will find a master suite with a queen bed and an attached bathroom. The main living area has a flat screen TV, beautiful fireplace and an amazing view of the river. This home also features a fully equipped kitchen that is set up with easy entertaining in mind. The dining area features a custom wood table that will seat six and a comfortable window nook that provides additional seating.

Upstairs you will find two bedrooms with a jointing full bath. The first bedroom has two twin beds. The second bedroom has a queen bed with an outdoor balcony perfect for drinking your morning coffee. Just outside these bedrooms is a balcony that overlooks the main living area.

The outdoor space of this home has a remarkable view and of the Santiam River. Outdoor features include a large deck where you can barbeque and dine at the over sized picnic table with the river as your backdrop. You will find a horseshoe pit and an open fire pit for relaxing and making s'mores.

Farther down on the property along the riverbank there is tent site and fire pit where you can fall asleep on the river’s edge under the stars listening to the tranquil sound of the river. This is also a great spot to take fly fishing lessons from our local Orvis indorsed fishing guide.

Contact us with any questions and don't forget to ask about our specials.

Managed by Adventure Vacation Homes

528 NE Santiam Hwy

Mill City, OR 97360

Main Office 503-897-6500

More Details

Property Manager
Adventure Vacation Homes
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2017


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Beautiful River Home 15min To Detroit Lake or Elkhorn Golf Course!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Portland, OR

Lovely, peaceful stay

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for this smooth, albeit last minute rental experience. The property manager was prompt, despite my booking in <48hrs in an off season. All was as expected. Hearing the owl at night was a treat! This was a perfect stay for our two families, each with one child. We are a mix of extroverts and introverts and there were enough nooks/crannies in this home to be very comfortable for us all. We'd stay again.

4 Stars? my reasons are small: very few small kitchen appliances. no blender or food processor, meat thermometer (I forgot mine) e.g.. Also the pantry is kept locked for the owners, so little space to store food. We had to leave it all out on counters/above fridge. A small thing, but took precious cooking space. Beds were a bit soft, but ok. Like I said, small things, and we'd still stay again at this relaxing retreat.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We stayed this July and meet up with family from Washington and California had a perfect stay, husband caught trout, had a Bar B Q on the deck over looking the river. Very peaceful. Thank You for letting us stay in your quite cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ione, OR

Fabulous getaway close to Salem

  • 5 of 5

Six of us stayed here for Labor Day weekend and the Oregon State Fair in Salem. Driving to the city was easy, and being here was so relaxing. We floated on the river with Bill, and that was both fun and beautiful. Very highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Aptos, CA

Fabulous family retreat

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous quiet setting in the Oregon woods with a spacious back deck for family BBQ's with a splendid view of the Santiam River. We loved the lived-in/homey feel of the cabin with a very comfortable open concept fully-furnished with lots of extra amenities such as fun family games, interesting books on nature and Smithsonian magazines. The kitchen has everything you would need - I made a delicious peach (from nearby Olson's farm) cobbler there. Great washer & dryer too.

We played horseshoes and enjoyed our great campfires each night singing old songs and roasting marshmallows for s'mores.

The cabin accommodated my husband and me, our 2 daughters, their husbands, and our 2 grandsons (5 years, 11 months) very comfortably.

The only criticism would be in one of the 3 bedrooms (upstairs w/twin beds) the closet door was locked evidently with owner-occupied effects, so one daughter & husband had to literally live out of their suitcases - no chest of drawers in that bedroom either.

Overall, we all had a great fun-packed week with much out-door activities: river rafting & swimming, picnics at nearby Detroit Lake, hiking on the many nearby trails to mountain lakes, peach and blackberry picking, etc., with a beautiful cabin to retreat to each evening.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forest Grove, Oregon

Biddle's lodge

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time ! The house was clean and just as nice as advertized.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Biddles house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house! Love the river access and the deck!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Salem Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Kanes Marina
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Elkhorn Valley Golf
Nearest Train
36 Miles
Amtrak Station-SLM (Salem)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 22
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Sierra Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Ski
70 Miles


Rates & Availability

Gates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday-New Years
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Processing $25
Tax Rate 0.1%

For Online Bookings, Specials and Rate Quotes please visit:
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

A reservation deposit payment of 50% of the entire rental fee is required and must be paid at time of booking. The balance of the reservation will be due 30 days prior to arrival unless the reservation is made within 30 days of the check-in date, at which time the total amount is due at time of reservation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Gates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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