|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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Just 18 miles up Oregon Scenic Highway 38 from Reedsport, is the historic town of Scottsburg. One of Oregons oldest communities; there is not much here now except for a number of homes along the banks of the Umpqua River. The temperature is often a good ten degrees warmer than the coast, and with the towering cliffs of pine trees, and the river flowing peacefully by, you will realise this is a very special place.
This charming cabin has a rustic log interior. The cabin has a full kitchen with all the modern amenities, a full bathroom. There are two bedrooms - the master with queen bed, a desk, and storage. The walls have a small gap up the top so some light and noise does transfer from room to room. Most folks never notice it. The second room is smaller with two twin beds.
The cottage is set about 150 feet from the River on over an acre of property. The cabin shares the property with a main house that is not rented out or used when the cabin is rented. Please note you are not able to see the river completely from the cabin, as the lot has clusters of trees that provide shade. This is a perfect place to have a private getaway or bring the kids for swimming and fishing in the river during the day and campfires in the evening. (Please note there is a complete fire ban in the county in peak summer season - that means no campfires, fireworks, or charcoal grills). We do provide a gas grill in order to BBQ.
The river is tidal, and this is the last stretch of the Umpqua you can get a motor boat to. Beyond the bridge it is too rocky, and shallow. There is a dock, and boat ramp just two miles away. We can provide referrals to a number of excellent local fishing guides if you would like to try your hand.
Our dock is in the river during summer months only. Its the perfect place to sit, and soak up the sun, or jump off into the river to cool down.
Scottsburg is less than twenty minutes to the west of Elkton, where you can go wine tasting, visit the Butterfly Pavilion and Education Center, or tour Fort Umpqua - a replica of the Hudson Bay Trading Company fur trading outpost. Scottsburg is 20 minutes east from Reedsport. Activities in Reedsport and Winchester Bay include; Dean’s Creek Elk Viewing, Umpqua Discovery Center, Umpqua Lighthouse State Park, ocean fishing, crabbing, sand dunes, and much more!!
There is a general store in Scottsburg just a short drive away,or the nearest shops are in Reedsport. Please note that AT&T does not work here. Verizon, and Sprint seem to. We love it because we leave our phones off, and our troubles goodbye.
There is room to park your RV, boat trailer etc. No cable TV but we have a good selection of videos, books, or family games.
Please note that no pets are allowed at this time.
If you have any further questions about the area, or property please do not hesitate to email or call.
Thanks, John and Kaycee
If a Reservation is Cancelled or Reduced:
- 14 days or more before the arrival date, you will be given a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee and less a 3% processing fee on funds collected on a credit card will be taken from advanced security deposit.
- 13 days to 4 days before the arrival date, you will be charged a $250 cancellation fee taken from the security deposit.
- 3 days and less before the arrival date, you will be charged the full reservation cost.
Area Fishing Guide
The Umpqua has one of the most varied river fisheries in Oregon, including a world-class smallmouth bass fishery and strong runs of spring and fall chinook. The Umpqua’s north and south forks come together northwest of Roseburg, and the mainstem flows more than 100 miles northwest to Winchester Bay. Smallmouth bass fishing begins at the top of tidewater and continues up to the forks and into the South Umpqua. Late winter and early spring offer trophy fishing for the Umpqua’s largest bass, while the warm summers bring fishing so fast and furious that an angler could tally 200 fish in a very busy day. Spring chinook are fished from late March into July, with best catches usually in April and May. Fall chinook start moving up in August and September, although the bigger fishery for them is in Winchester Bay (see below). Hatchery coho are planted in the South Fork and move through the mainstem quickly after the first fall rains. Both winter and summer steelhead fishing can be good, with summer fish peaking in June and July on their way to the North Umpqua. The larger winter run sometimes includes a fishery for wild steelhead, and hatchery fish on their way to the South Umpqua are present in good numbers. There is usually good steelhead fishing from December into March. The Umpqua also has a good run of shad that arrives in May and June. Shad are fished from Scottsburg upstream, including popular spots at Sawyer Rapids, Yellow Creek and the forks.
Umpqua River Smallmouth Bass Fishing (Spring Tactics)
Umpqua River Smallmouth Bass Fishing (Summer Tips)
Umpqua River, North Fork
Treasured for its good runs of wild and hatchery summer steelhead, the gorgeous North Umpqua is also fished for wild winter steelhead, spring chinook and fin-clipped coho, and it offers fine trout fishing above Soda Springs Reservoir. A mix of hatchery and wild summer steelhead enters the North Umpqua in June, with catches high in July and August and again in October and November after the water cools. The river’s winter run gets going well in January but these days is primarily wild fish. Spring chinook are present from April through October, with peak catches in May through July. Trout fishing is best above Soda Springs Reservoir for both rainbows and browns. There is a popular fly fishing-only stretch in the 31 miles of river below the reservoir’s dam.
The Umpqua River’s bay at Reedsport and Gardiner is a great producer of fall chinook salmon, and it also has good numbers of fin-clipped coho salmon, sturgeon, striped bass, perch, crabs and softshell clams. Fall chinook fishing is very popular, providing catches from July through September. Hatchery coho – along with lots of wild fish – are caught in good numbers in late summer and early fall. Fishing for white sturgeon is good in winter into spring. Striped bass move between Winchester Bay and the lower Smith River, with some good bay fishing from June to October. Perch and rockfish are caught in numerous locations from boats, jetties and docks. Crabbing is popular from boats and a pier in Half Moon Bay. Softshell clams are abundant on the flats off Bolon Island and elsewhere. Boats from the ports also access offshore fishing for salmon and other species.
Great local hunting in the valley and surrounding hills. This cabin is the perfect location in the fall/ winter season to base yourself for outdoor adventure in the area. Scottsburg is located close to the Siuslaw, Melrose and Tioga units - home to bear, cougar, deer, elk, wild turkey, game birds and more! See local fishing information at bottom of this page. Plenty of room for a group of hunters or fishermen to relax an unwind after a day on the river or on the trail.
Our family have lived on this river for 25 years, and we grew up here. When this property came on the market for the first time in 50 years, we new we had to make a move. With a stream running through the property, tall trees, and the river front location, we love this place as a getaway from our busy lives in Portland. We have spent the last year preparing to rent the cabin, and have added a new roof, and fixtures and furnishings. We do hope you will enjoy this special part of Oregon as much as we do, and look forward to welcoming you to Camp Umpqua.
John and Kaycee purchased this cabin in 2012
Thank you for renting out your place and sharing this beautiful area with strangers. Us five ladies and baby really enjoyed getting together for a bachelorette party weekend. Drove to the coast, did a few wineries, and ate in Elkton at Tomaselli's. Enjoyed the sun, games and chatting. Thank you.
A great little cabin for my adult son and I to spend some quality time together. Since my son likes to cook we were able to catch a good mess of bass the first night and had a great meal. The kitchen is very well stocked with all the necessary cooking equipment that made our stay great. Since I like to cook the breakfast I found the waffle cooker and had waffles a couple of mornings. We usually go to Walport or Newport but decided to try a new place and enjoyed Reedsport, all the people were very friendly. We spent one day exploring the Smith River which was really worth the drive a very interesting place. Unfortunately the Salmon fishing was not very good so got skunked on that front but did get a few crab for dinner one afternoon out in the bay and got to watch the Coast Guard do their maneuvers. The cabin served as a great base for us as we pursued our outdoor activities, just wish the dock was still available to use on our stay but understand the owners concerns about high water.
We will probably be back for another stay in the future, had never been on the Umpqua River before and really enjoyed it.
The neighbor downstream is probably one of the nicest guys I have ever met, he owns Ace Hardware in town and can fix you up with your fishing and crab licenses, plus give you some good hints on where the fish hang out!
If you're looking for a private getaway with incredible scenery–without sacrificing location –you found the right place!
The cabin: is exactly what you need when you’re spending days out of doors! We stayed in the room that has two twins, both are very comfortable, that can become a queen size bed. The bathroom is clean, and plenty of room to hang towels (we did a lot of swimming). Full size functioning kitchen and a spacious living room. We were quite warm in the cabin, no complaints of temperature (we came early September), there were extra blankets too. Full size yard, lots of room to run and play games. It's easily accessible from the main highway, yet tucked enough away that you aren't bothered by the sound.
The location: a short walk from the cabin and you’re at the dock on the river. Breathtaking views, perfect for swimming and kayaking. Bring your water toys! A quick 18 mile drive west and you’re at the coast!! Along the way there are adorable towns that have stores for all your necessities.
The hosts: were fantastic and easy to work with. John and Kaycee are professional, helpful and provided a well-kept clean cabin.
Overall this place is well worth the drive and money to stay here. Don’t pass it up!
Our Labor Day weekend was incredible! 4 days was not enough time to enjoy all that the small town has to offer. The cabin is cozy, quiet, private, and comfortable. It feels like a home away from home without the hustle of the city. We have two boy with an 11yr gap between them and we had no issues keeping them both happy. We spent our time playing in the yard, swimming, and kayaking. On our last day we drove out to Winchester Bay Beach which was a quick drive and well worth it. We had such a great time that we will most certainly come back. I would recommend it to anyone. Amazing place!
For the amount of money we spent, we were dreadfully disappointed. We arrived around 5:00 p.m. and the place was stuffy and hot. The main bedroom has a load bearing post at the foot of the left side of the bed posing a tripping hazard to a groggy sleepy person in the middle of the night. The walls do not reach the ceiling so no privacy. The bed configuration of the second bedroom, was ackward and offered no personal storage during the stay. It had curtains instead of a door. The selling point for me was the river but the owners should trim the weeds back to provide a clear path. The launching chairs were dirty and uninviting. Like I said, a step up from camping. I would not recommend this place.
Private, peaceful setting. Some road noise from highway 38, but will not keep you awake. However, bedroom walls do not go all the way to ceilings, so not completely quiet if others are noisy in the next room. It will not keep me from coming back. A lot of other thoughtful accommodations. The temperature was beautiful for our August stay. Some really good bass fishing too! Thank you!!
We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful cottage! It was very comfortable for our family of four. The living room in particular was so comfortable and cozy, perfect for hanging out and reading, playing games, or watching a movie. I was impressed with the selection of movies, books, and games already there. Without wifi or even cell service for most companies, you are really off the grid, and it is easy to relax and just breathe for a few days. The yard is a great size for games- we spent a lot of time playing catch, tossing horseshoes in the horseshoe pits, and my sons had some epic light saber battles as well. The yard backs right on to the river, and I spent every morning we were there sitting on the dock, gazing out at the peaceful, dazzling water. Absolutely gorgeous! We do not have a boat, but for someone that does this place would be absolutely amazing.
The location is perfect for short day trips to nearby attractions- I recommend checking out Lake Marie at the Umpqua Lighthouse state park, heading up the 101 to Florence for dinner in their cute old town district, or checking out the nearby town of Elkton and the beautiful butterfly emporium there. We also drove down to Sunset Beach near Coos Bay, and it was one of my favorite Oregon coast beaches.
Overall, highly recommended for some much needed peace and downtime. I would definitely recommend it to friends, and I really want to go back!!
Don't arrive with an empty tank of gas - its 18 miles to the nearest gas station in Reedsport, and 35 miles to Drain if you are heading back to I5, and the Portland/ Salem/ Eugene area
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 25 2017 - Sep 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Maximum occupancy on property is 4 people. Seasonal Rates apply May 15th to September 15th - Dock will be in the river during these times. Please note that due to high water levels during winter months the dock is removed.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.