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Fish, hunt, explore - Riverfront Cozy 2bd Cabin on Umpqua River fenced 1.5 acres

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Fish, hunt, explore - Riverfront Cozy 2bd Cabin on Umpqua River fenced 1.5 ac

Outstanding Riverfront Cabin on 1.5 Acres. The property is completely fenced and very private.

Just 18 miles up Oregon Scenic Highway 38 from Reedsport, is the historic town of Scottsburg. One of Oregons oldest communities. The temperature is often a good ten degrees warmer than the coast, and with the towering cliffs of trees, and the river flowing peacefully by.

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 has a queen bed and a twin bed, the second bedroom has two twins. 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 cottage is set about 100 feet from the River on an area and a half. The cabin shares the property with another house that is not rented out or used when the cabin is rented. 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). A large lawn outside the cabin allows for family BBQs, games or a quiet place to relax.

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 boat ramp just two miles away. We can provide referrals to a number of excellent local fishing guides.

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 18 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. We love it because we leave our phones off, and our troubles goodbye. WIFI is available but please not this is real service, great for text or searching the internet but you may not be able to stream movies.

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

Cancellation Policy:

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.

Winchester Bay

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.

Area Hunting

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.

More Details

John and Kaycee
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About John and Kaycee

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful family getaway! We had lots of fun fishing (we caught a lot!), swimming, playing games and relaxing. We will definitely be back soon.
Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Wells Creek, Scottsburg
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HWY 38
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Winchester Bay
Car: necessary


Scottsburg Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Enclosed shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Spacious main bedroom with very comfortable new queen bed, extra twin bed, and ample storage. Window looks out to garden. TV and VCR.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Fish, hunt, explore - Riverfront Cozy 2bd Cabin on Umpqua River fenced 1.5 acres
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 59 reviews
Helena, Montana

Lovely, Lovely, Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as described. Swimming off the dock was spectacular; cabin had everything we needed; location was lovely.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property right on the river

  • 4 of 5

We spent 3+ days at this beautiful home on the river. The dock was a great place to hangout and enjoy the beauty of the Umpqua. The home was clean and well maintained with a lot of board games and even Wii for the kiddos. We have just a couple suggestions: add a swing by the path overlooking the doc (we took the beach chairs down, but a swing would be incredible), add a new WiFi router (some of us had to work and service at the house is horrible), add "tie up" hooks to the doc. We took the suggestion to tie-up the floats to the doc but we could have used a few more places to tie on to. The only downside to the property is road noise from the hwy across the river. Overall this property is awesome and we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful private property

  • 5 of 5

The property was much larger than we expected and very private, we liked that it was completely fenced with a gate. There is a large dock that the entire family enjoyed, the kids loved swimming in the river, my husband fishing off the dock and I read for hours in a comfy chair. In the evening we enjoyed BBQing, horseshoes and watching movies. This was a perfect escape for our family to relax and rejuvenate.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast staying here in late July. The property was very well taken care of, well manicured lawn, nice looking paint, everything was in working order. I actually had to call the owners to make sure we were in the right place. It was a lot nicer than I expected. The cottage/cabin is spacious with a full kitchen. There was plenty of counter space for cooking and we were not wanting for any sort of dish, cookware, or appliance. The beds were clean with extra blankets and pillows. We played badminton and horseshoes, threw frisbees around and swam in the river, of course. It is about a 20 minute drive to Reedsport, there are lots of little shops around, a fantastic chainsaw carver on the main drag, and grocery stores. The water at the beach was colder than expected but exploring and playing in the dunes made up for that. Plus, the river water was in the mid to high 70s. The evenings are quite and we spent some time reading a couple books after the kids went to sleep. We did a little fishing too, caught smallmouth and pikeminnow.

Two things I was concerned about when we rented had to do with the river. I was worried that it was really close to the cabin and we wouldn't be able to let the kids out to play in the yard; its not that close, there is probably more than 75 yards between the two. Another worry I had was the water speed, it is slow, you wouldn't know it is a river if it weren't marked as such on a map it is great for swimming.

All in all, this is a great property and we hope to stay again, until then we are recommending it to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Swimming from the dock and relaxing at the Cabin were amazing

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and property was very clean, well maintained, and offered plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Tons of games and movies were available to entertain yourself during the quiet evenings. Swimming from the private dock was quiet the treat. The property and surrounding area is so beautiful. Very peaceful setting and left feeling very relaxed! The wifi was very slow and no cell service (which the ad and owner warned us about) but we loved the opportunity to enjoy just hanging with friends and disconnecting from our demanding jobs.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, and very clean and well kept.

  • 4 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay with grandsons ages 7, 8, and 9. Swimming and fishing off the dock or playing in the nice big yard, the boys were very entertained.

Another bonus is the beach only a short drive from the cabin.

It did get warm in the afternoon with no air conditioning but cooled off nice at night!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $69
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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