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Riverfront Cozy 2bd Cabin on the Umpqua River with private dock on 1.5 Acres

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


About the property

Charming 2bd cabin with dock on the lower Umpqua River - swim, fish, relax!!

The dock is in the river as of April 5th! ***

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
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 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 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.
Jun 2015
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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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Riverfront Cozy 2bd Cabin on the Umpqua River with private dock on 1.5 Acres
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 43 reviews
brush prairie wa

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Klamath Falls, Oregon


  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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It was a beautiful spot for just what we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was cozy and thoughtfully stalked with everything we needed. The owners we very nice and checked in with us to make sure we had everything we needed. My kids didn't want to leave and I cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Great Time!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Hidden Gem on the Umpqua River

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Amazing Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Scottsburg Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer season with dock
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer season with dock
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $69

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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