Destination guide

In the heart of the Oregon Cascades

Detroit lies in the heart of the Oregon Cascades. Originally named Coe, it was changed to Detroit in the late 19th century due to the large number of inhabitants who came from Michigan. Its small number of residents swells during the summer months with weekenders who descend upon the town to mountain bike along the winding roads and trails or sail and waterski across Detroit Lake. The Detroit vacation rentals are available year-round, offering the opportunity for snowy activities like cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter wonderland.

Things to do

Soak up the natural hot springs

Without a doubt, the star of the show in Detroit is the Breitenbush Retreat which offers a range of naturally-fed hot springs, tubs and steam rooms. It's open all year round, so you can strip down and jump into the steamy pools during the winter months to look out over the snowy wilderness. While you're there, you can try the delicious organic vegetarian dishes served at the restaurant or relax the body and mind at one of the yoga sessions, meditation or other workshops. The retreat is close to all the Detroit vacation rentals. Afterwards, why not take a trip to one of the local wineries and vineyards?


Lace up the hiking boots

There's no shortage of adventure activities to keep you busy while you stay in a Detroit vacation rental. You can jump on hired mountain bikes to ride along the scenic roads that hug the Breitenbush River, or lace up the hiking boots to go walking along the paths in the Willamette National Forest. During the spring and summer, the days are best spent on the Detroit Lake sailing towards the dam using the continual winds, waterskiing and wakeboarding, or simply cooling off with refreshing swims. You can also perch on the banks of the river with your rod to catch everything from rainbow trout to bullhead catfish.


Cool off in the summer and harvest in fall

Detroit has a pleasing climate with 4 distinct seasons. The long summers are warm and dry, with an almost Mediterranean vibe. While staying in a Detroit vacation rental, you can spend your days cooling off in the refreshing lakes and rivers. The temperature begins to dip in fall, but this is harvest time in the Willamette Valley and you can join the swathes of other people in the fields helping to pick bursting pinot noir grapes. The winters can see snow, but this doesn't stop travelers coming to explore the wintery wonderland.

Natural features

Over 300 species of wildlife to spot

The nearby Willamette National Forest spans over 100 miles of pristine land from the Cascade Range to the west of the state. Filled with Douglas fir and other conifer species, the forests provide a habitat for an astonishing variety of wildlife. Chinook salmon and bass swim through the lakes and streams, while big game animals like Roosevelt elk, black bears and deer amble around the forest floor. When you are staying a Detroit vacation rental, join one of the wildlife spotting tours to get up close to some of these fascinating and often elusive creatures.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Detroit

Fly into Salem, OR (SLE-McNary Field), the closest airport, located 45.7 mi (73.5 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Detroit?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 3 vacation rentals around Detroit. From 2 house rentals to 2 , find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.