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Maupin Deschutes Riverfront Retreat

Maupin, OR, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • 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


Mary Kaufmann

Member Since 2014
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!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Downstairs Private Bedroom #1
        1 double, 1 bunk bed
      • Upstairs Bedroom #1
        1 double, 1 bunk bed
      • Upstairs Bedroom #2
        1 double, This bedroom has a private full bath attached to it
      • Downstairs Sleeping Area
        2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Upstairs Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower, This bathroom is attached to Upstairs Private Bedroom #2
        • Downstairs Bathroom
          toilet, shower
        • Main Floor Bathroom
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Water View
            • Waterfront
              From our riverside deck enjoy unobstructed views of the Deschutes River and its rugged basalt canyon walls. Listen to the shouts of passing rafters and watch anglers fishing for trout and steelhead.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                          All linens provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Central air
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Electric heat - individually controlled thermostats in each room.
                        • Internet
                          Free hi-speed WIFI
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Full sized dryer
                        • Living Room
                          Comfortable seating, four swivel chairs and leather couch
                        • Parking
                          Parking for 4 vehicles allowed in front of the house. No RV or camper parking access.
                        • Telephone
                          Free Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                          Towels provided for the house - please bring your own towels for rafting or use on the river
                        • Washing Machine
                          Full sized washer, soap provided


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Mr Coffee drip coffeemaker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              All the dishes, serving ware, utensils, glasses you need to have a great bbq dinner!
                            • Dishwasher
                              Dishwasher available
                            • Kitchen
                              Kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, hand mixer, blender, mini-chopper, Cuisnart, rice cooker, slow cooker, baking pans, muffin tins, salad spinner, mixing bowls etc.
                            • Microwave
                              Microwave available - regular and convection microwave
                            • Oven
                              Oven available
                            • Pantry Items
                              Spices are in the upper cabinet next to the stovetop, toilet paper and paper towels are provided.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Refrigerator with ice maker and water dispenser
                            • Stove
                              Six burner ceramic cooktop
                            • Toaster
                              Toaster provided


                                • Dining
                                  Oval dining table that seats 8
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Games
                                      Several board games and playing cards available
                                    • Stereo
                                      Bring your own CD's


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          700 square foot deck on main level with five chairs and additional built in bench seating, two additional side decks and covered front deck with built in bench seating
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Open, vacant lot next door for playing games - no outdoor fires
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Propane bbq grill


                                            • not suitable for children
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • whitewater rafting

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              33 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews


                                                              tanya b.-

                                                              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.

                                                              Richard C.

                                                              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

                                                              Leslie M.

                                                              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..

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              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!!

                                                              Patricia R.

                                                              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!!

                                                              Mimi F.Milwaulkie, OR

                                                              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!!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              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.

                                                              David H.

                                                              Fully outfitted for cooking. Comfortable beds.Great house.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks David for staying with us - glad that your group had a good time!


                                                              Maupin, OR, USA

                                                              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

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              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

                                                              33 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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