About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
This cozy, well appointed home is located on the east bank of the Deschutes River at the junction of Hwy 197 and the upstream Deschutes River access road, just one-half mile upstream from the Deschutes River bridge. The house is just 30 feet above the river bank - one of only three homes in Maupin directly on the river! Open the windows and the sound of the river roars through the house! The house is extremely well equipped to make your stay on the river complete - with the best deck on the Deschutes - you will never want to leave!
The house is 2000 sq ft on 2-½ levels, fully air-conditioned with high-speed internet, telephone and cd player - no television - just the roar of the river to keep you entertained!
Main level includes entry from parking area (holds four cars comfortably), a well equipped kitchen, washer & dryer, full bathroom, living area, dining area, writing desk, a 700 sq ft riverfront deck and a gas bbq.
Upper level has two private bedrooms – one bedroom has a double bed and full bath, the other bedroom has a double bed and twin bunk beds.
Lower level has a private bedroom with a double bed and twin bunk beds. The semi-private sleeping area has two twin beds and twin bunk beds. There is also a full bath on this level and a sitting area with a couch and two chairs plus a dining table and access to a lower deck.
Please Note these Non-Neogitable Rental Policies:
Groups of up to 8 persons maximum allowed
Minimum age to rent the house is 25 years
No extra persons allowed over and above rental guests
No Pets allowed in the house or on the premise
No Smoking in the house
No parties at the house
No Children under 12 allowed - please speak with owner about children in your party
Not wheelchair accessible
Parking area is not accessible for an RV or a camper
No fishing cleats, wading boots or river rafting gear inside the house - you will be charged for any damage done to the property
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
About Mary Kaufmann
The Deschutes River is one of the most famous fisheries in the lower 48 states, year around trout fishing plus surface orientated steelhead attract fly anglers the world over and as avid fly fisherman it is what drew us to the river as well! The consistent climate, easy access from Portland (only 3-stop signs once you enter the interstate) and a friendly relaxed small-town atmosphere is a strong magnet. Living alongside the rivers 'white noise' is relaxing and calming, plus it has a cooling effect. Wildlife frequently observed include deer, otter, osprey, night hawks, swallows and quail. Life is slow and and peaceful here.
Mary Kaufmann purchased this House in 1980
Why Mary Kaufmann chose Maupin
Riverside property is scarce on the Deschutes River. There are only a handful of such properties in Maupin and there is something special about living 'riverside.' It is the sound of rushing water, wildlife, the Milky Way at night, yet being close to town and easy access to the the city. Juniper, sage, high desert, the beautiful basalt cliffs of the Deschutes River Canyon and the fresh smell of the river will ignite your senses! We can pretty much guarantee you won't want to leave the deck all day and at night we love to sit on the deck and watch the stars come out!
What makes this House unique
The sound of the river, beautiful trout and steelhead and the wonderful climate are some of the reasons we love this location. Sunshine most every day and clear skies at night make this a perfect spot to relax and unwind! Reach Maupin via the beautiful Columbia Gorge and enjoy the scenic drive, waterfalls, fruit orchards and wineries and go home via Mt Hood to get a taste of Oregon's tallest mountain and some beautiful alpine scenery! You will see some of Oregon's most unique geography and get a glimpse of what makes this area so special!
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Loved everything. Although we are not big TV watchers, having cable TV would probably be a nice addition. We were able to figure out how to stream the Pats football game on a laptop. Our son is a huge fan and was looking forward to the game on TV. Though it worked out just as well.
Great place to stay. Wonderful house overlooking the river, very comfortable and well equipped.
Excellent sleeping places great decks easy access to rafting the Deschutes. Also lots of wildlife - ospreys across the river and three otters swimming around one morning. We came for the eclipse but would return for the overall great place!
3rd Annual non-rafting raft trip
we really enjoy staying in this cabin. lost of beds to choose from and 3 showers which means no one waits to shower. The new hardwood floors are a nice addition they look great. It is so comfy and cozy, we will return next summer for another fun filled trip..
Thanks Leslie to you and your group for coming back to the cabin again! It is a great spot to relax and 'non-raft'! Sometimes its hard to get off that deck! We look forward to your next trip - thank you again!
Beautiful house on the Deschutes river!!
the Deschutes river house was prefect for our family gathering! 6 adults. Beautiful home sitting right above the river! Great location, stores and restaurants just steps away. After doing a awesome rafting trip there was plenty of hot water for all of us!! Rainbow bar and the Riverside have good food and friendly staff! I would defiantly recommend home to my friends!! Thanks Mary
There is no place better!!
This is a one of a kind find! There is no other place in Maupin that has a better location than this. It has it all! Beautiful home with a wonderful layout and a huge deck that gives you the best view of the river and rafters as they go by. You can sit on the deck and the deer and osprey will give you hours of entertainment. We even had deer in the yard. The sound of the river rushing by is so relaxing. Best place to stay in Maupin for sure!!
Thank you Mimi for staying with us again - I'm glad that your group had a fun weekend! We appreciate your continued patronage!
Great house with a deck over the river.
Fully outfitted for cooking. Comfortable beds.Great house.
Thanks David for staying with us - glad that your group had a good time!
Maupin is a high-desert community located on a bluff overlooking the Wild & Scenic Deschutes River canyon. It is famous for its world class fly fishing for both rainbow trout (called Redsides) and steelhead...and for white water rafting. Maupin is 120 miles east of Portland via the scenic Columbia River Gorge, 45 miles south of The Dalles and 90 miles north of Bend. In addition to the outdoor activities, there is a very nice market, restaurants, bars and several rafting and fishing operations. Access to Mt Hood (year around skiing at Timberline, Alpine Slide at Government camp, backpacking, etc.), central Oregon, eastern Oregon, the Columbia Gorge, historic Shaniko, Native Americans dip netting for salmon at nearby Sherars Falls, and the Lewis and Clark Museum at The Dalles ensure plenty of possible exploratory side trips. Roadside anglers can access 30 miles of river, 5 miles upstream and 25 miles downstream from the house. There is no direct access to the river from the house property because of a high bank and thick vegetation. Whitewater rafters can 'put-in' 5 miles above the house and raft for 5 or more miles, enjoying Class 2, 3 and 4 rapids thru the fastest drop on the lower Deschutes. If you're not an experienced rafter, there are several rafting companies in town you can hire to guide your group. Do-it-yourself or single to multi-day guided float trips are available thru the un-roaded sections of the river, both for whitewater enthusiasts and anglers. Mid-summer weather is hot and dry with temperatures typically ranging between 50-60 at night and 85 to 100 during the day. Summer water temps are usually in the 60s. During spring and fall, cooler air and water temperatures prevail.
Additional information about rental rates
Minimum age to rent this house is 25 years old Maximum number of guests is 8 - No Exceptions No extra people allowed at the house other than guests in rental party - i.e. no large parties, no campers allowed Stays over weekends must include both Friday and Saturday nights - unless okayed by owner The following Holiday Weekends are Three Night Minimum Stays - Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Thanksgiving NO Pets allowed in the house OR on the premise (in vehicles etc.) under any conditions No Fishing Cleats, Wading Shoes or River Rafting Gear allowed in the house, new wood floors you'll be charged for damage No children under 12 No Smoking in the house