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Cozy 2bd cabin on the lower Umpqua River -fish, hunt, explore or just relax!!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

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. Limited wifi available. Good for texting etc but not for streaming.

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.

More:

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

Owner
John and Kaycee
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 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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Amenities

Scottsburg Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Enclosed shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Spacious main bedroom with very comfortable new queen bed, writing desk, and ample storage. Window looks out to garden.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Cozy 2bd cabin on the lower Umpqua River -fish, hunt, explore or just relax!!
average rating of 4.6875 based on 42 reviews
Klamath Falls, Oregon
5

OUTSTANDING LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

LOVE THE RIVER AND REALLY LIKED THE DOCKFOR MY BOAT

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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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REDMOND, Oregon
5

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
5

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
5

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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A STEP UP FROM CAMPING, AT BEST

  • 1 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marisa. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Naturally as owners we want everyone to have an amazing time and enjoy the cabin and property. We can see we fell short of your expectations. You make some great points though and in our efforts to constantly improve owe have taken notes. In particular we have added a large fan and have asked the housekeeper to open the windows to allow a breeze to bring the temp down. It's an old cabin so naturally there is no AC so in the middle of the summer it's hot when all the windows are closed. We have been renting the place for 3 years and really not had feedback about the walls. Yes there is a gap at the top as the roof angles up. We will look into closing the gap in the future. Same thing with the door. Most guests are families or couples rather than two parties looking for privacy so we believe that's why it has not been an issue for most. It's just how the place was built many years ago. We like your idea of more personal storage in the second bedroom and while there is a set of shelves will see if we can add a chest of drawers. Weeds/ tall grass were missed by the gardener down by the dock and have now been cleared as they generally are. Finally with regards to chairs - we supply a few and while most are new there are a couple of older ones that we will cycle out. We truly do want to see everyone enjoy the place and are committed to doing what we can to improve, listen, and accurately describe the place. As our reviews over the years attest, most folks love what is offered but we will take you up on your suggestions and feedback.
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Map

Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Eugene
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Wells Creek, Scottsburg
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Reedsport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HWY 38
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles
Reedsport
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Winchester Bay
Car: necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

Scottsburg Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Summer season with dock
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
$895
$2,760
 
 
July 4th week
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
$995
$2,670
 
 
Summer season with dock
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$155
From
$185
Fri,Sat,Sun
$995
$2,760
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$195
Fri,Sat,Sun
$995
$2,760
 
 
Summer season with dock
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$165
Fri,Sat
$795
$2,160
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$99
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$540
$1,275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $59

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

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