DREAMING OF A RIVER LULLABY? REFRESH YOUR SOUL HERE...$205.00 TO $420.00/NIGHT

Charles Prince

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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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DREAMING OF A RIVER LULLABY? REFRESH YOUR SOUL HERE...$205.00 TO $420.00/NIGHT

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House & Apartment rented separately. 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 7-13)

Our home is located on the sunny North side of the river with a large deck and huge yard for sunbathing and entertaining.

Need to accommodate a larger group? We now have our apartment available with sleeping space for up to six more people with rates starting at $95/night.

Enjoy fishing? Our property is located at the mouth of Gate Creek on one of the finest trout fishing holes on the river.

Enjoy a tasty hatchery trout supper? Fry your fish on the grated firepit at the river or cook them on the Traeger Smoker on the riverfront deck. Please handle all wild fish gently before returning them to the river.

Our property is on one of the larger lots on the river. Over an acre of grass borders Gate Creek and the Mckenzie.

Volleyball, croquet, bocci ball, badminton, soccer, tossing a football or frisbee? You would be hard pressed to find a better location anywhere!

Our asphalt driveway provides plenty of space for an RV or your toys, with a plug in off the gargage/apartment on the driveway.

Our family retreat for the last 26 years...we are offering it for the first time in 2011 .

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do, and trust you will!

Why the Owner Chose McKenzie River: It was originally our home. Raised my first four children here before life changes and work demands drew me away...

Wish we were there now ;^)

The Unique Benefits at this House: An incredibly large yard well off the highway makes for an incredible location for retreats or getting away with family and friends.

We are blessed to have outstanding fishing right on the property, with a private raft take out just above Leaburg Lake which allows access to several more great rapids after the normal takeout below Marten Rapids...

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
2013 was a fantastic year on the river, but a very sad one for our family.

The exciting changes to the home we had been planning finally came to fruition with the addition of the vaulted ceilings, new covered front porch and refurbished covered deck.

The availability of the newly refurbished apartment expanded occupancy and has been a real hit with our guests as well.

All of the excitement was tempered however by the loss of my Mom in Spring and Kelly's Dad in late summer.

Kelly and I are looking forward to a wonderful, and hopefully less stressful 2014!

Here's wishing all our former and future guest's all the best in this new year!

Cheers!

Charles and Kelly Prince
Jan 2014
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Charles Prince

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Hello!

My name is Charles Prince. I am married to an incredible woman and partner in life Kelly...

My family and I have been blessed to own our Mckenzie River home for almost 30 years now.

A career change neccessitated we move to the valley--but the river is always in our heart.

We welcome you to experience the magic of the Mckenzie for yourself--but I must warn you! The experience is highly addictive :)

As you will see our hearts are in it 3

Charles Prince purchased this lodge in 1985

I ran a large fishing and rafting business from the property for many years. It is the perfect location for a raft takeout or fish fry on the river.

The large yard is an excellent place to raise and wear out children. Guess I took that to heart--we have six!

With over an acre of grass and 400 feet of river and creek frontage far from the Mckenzie Highway--our home is the ideal location to truly get away from it all...

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Dreaming of a river lullaby? Refresh Your Soul Here...$205.00 to $420.00/night
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Dreaming of a river lullaby? Refresh Your Soul Here...$205.00 to $420.00/night
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399652
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McKenzie River Willamette Valley Oregon
Nashville, TN, USA
5

Tranquil home in a lush, riverside setting!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I absolutely adored everything about this place, particularly all the fun outdoor activities, home-away-from-home atmosphere, and naturally stunning environment surrounding us at every turn. We loved waking up in the morning to skip rocks on the riverbank or play a game of croquet in the backyard. My only regret was not being able to stay longer. What a stunning, comfortable home with all the amenities you need for your Vida stay!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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McKenzie River Willamette Valley Oregon
NW Oregon
5

WOWZZERS!!!!

  • 5 of 5
WOWZZERS!! Such a super place!!!
Our 3 generational family get-a-way at The Prince McKenzie Home was amazing!!!
There was sooooo much space & sooooo much beauty!
The yard is amazing! A river view, room for a "pup tent fort", games for adults, lots of running, laughing and jumping area all around with Still more area for bubbles, a fit pit and and and more..... Yet safe distance (for little ones) from the river.
The 1st place, our adult sons headed to upon arriving was the river. Within moments our grandson had a fish on!!! A granddaughter caught a fish with her 1st cast! To many fish to count were caught! :-) As we watched the kids, down river about a hundred feet, we hear a loud splash. What was that, we ask? Then, an Osprey raises from the river with a fish in his talons! WOW!!! The Osprey came to feed several times a day. So neat, real life nature in the back yard!!! The grandkids played in the water, their Dad's fished, as us ole folk enjoyed it all!
Traditions of a nightly "camp fires", complete with Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler and Hand cracked ice cream were made, as the sounds of the river flow just behind us. So special and peaceful!!! Most of our time was spent outside playing enjoy this wonderful yard. We hardly left "The Prince Park".
The house is very well stocked! Over the years of going to different place, we've learned to take a few things, such as a wine bottle opener, can opener, nice skillet for cooking eggs and a pancake griddle. ALL of the items were left in the car because Charles and Kelly provided all needed items our family to borrow! A Complete Kitchen!!! Loved it!!!
The beds are great! Ours was so comfy, "Poppa" even said one morning: I don't think I even moved! :-)
The decks are great! The lower open air deck, was a huge favorite lunch, snack and game spot, (when they sat quiet for a few minutes).
The upper covered deck/porch was a favorite for art projects and a last night "dance party"! Beautiful and comfortable!
There are areas of the home that can be closed off so little grandchildren, can nap and not be bothered by noise from the rest! Great feature!!!
The upstairs apartment is a fantastic feature --- The "late nighters" can stay up, play cards, enjoy an adult beverage, even cook, laugh and not wake the little ones. Super plan!!!
WOWZZERS, almost describes this amazing place!!! We Will be back!!! (We've never said that of any other VRBO Property we've visited.) LOVED IT!!! Thank you Charles & Kelly!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: WOWWZZWERS!!!!!! You really made Kelly and I smile with your review Bobbie.
Family is what our Mckenzie house is all about, and I am always so happy to hear reunions such as your came off so well.
I can't take the credit though. The home is just a nice place to stay. The Mckenzie is what creates the magic!
We look forward to hosting you and your clan again soon.
Cheers,
Charles and Kelly
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McKenzie River Willamette Valley Oregon
Renton, WA
5

Exhausted Fly-fisher.... I think we caught them all!

  • 5 of 5
Have lost count of how many times we have been here now, this might be the sixth or ?? Will be back in October.. Weather was ok for the full 10 days, only rained for two. We have been staying on the McKenzie for so long now (25+ yrs.) we pretty much know our way around, where to fish etc. River fishing can't be beat anyway except right out front! Other folks in the family knocked back 10-15 ea. day we fished at Leaburg Lake (catch and release). Hard to beat that! Good food, the Traeger came through as always, if you don't know how to use one, learn! Great amount of off street parking as we always bring one truck, one car and one boat. Highway is close, but no road noise once on the property, just the peaceful river. Still have a bit of tendonitis in my right arm, but makes me smile as I sit here and type! We hit up the Vida store (just a half block away) almost everyday for the "things we forget". One of the best parts is we get to bring our little blind Basset Hound! Thanks again Charles and Family..
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

Everything and More

  • 5 of 5
3yrs in a row we've experience nothing but enjoyment. Fishing is excellent but most enjoy the beautiful property Charles has. So relaxing you don't want to go home. Love your place, hope to see you next year
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Roger. Kelly and I are so glad you two enjoyed your long weekend.
It seems you have figured out the secret. As much as we love them, if you need to truly relax and get away...leave the rest of the family behind :)
We look forward to sharing our Mckenzie Paradise with you again soon.
Cheers,
Charles and Kelly
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McKenzie River Willamette Valley Oregon
Bend Or.
5

dads 80th birthday

  • 5 of 5
Charles was so helpful with our stay. We got together for my dad's 80th birthday and to be together as a family on the 10th year anniversary of my sister's passing. What an amazing place the Princes have!!!! The house is wonderful and has everything you would need to make your stay wonderful! The view of the river from the house is exceptional. There is a lot of grass for outdoor games which we took advantage of. We loved the house and surroundings so much we have booked another stay in July. Thank you to the Princes for the use of their wonderful vacation rental! Highly recommend staying here!
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you and your family had such a wonderful time upriver...
Most folks don't realize just how beautiful the Mckenzie can be in March. You hit weather in the 70's and the beginning of the Azalea and Rhododendron bloom. Those days are hard to beat!
We are looking forward to having you back in July when the fishing, and the weather should be hot!
Cheers,
Charles and Kelly
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McKenzie River Willamette Valley Oregon
5

Wonderful Christmas Memories

  • 5 of 5
All we wanted for Christmas was an old-fashioned family get together at a nice location outside of the city. What we received was a beautiful, roomy, cozy, well-stocked cabin with stunning views of the Great McKenzie River from almost anywhere in or outside of the property. We had a fabulous time and will always remember Christmas 2013 at the McKenzie River house! Thank-You Charles for a beautiful, no-hassle, holiday rental experience!
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: As I sit here recovering from surgery I find myself smiling really big :^)
I am so happy your Christmas getaway turned out so well!
The McKenzie is magical in every season...I am happy you were able to discover her spell.
We look forward to hosting you and your family again Linda.
Thank you for staying...
Cheers,
Charles and Kelly
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Eugene
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Eugene
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Heceta Beach at Florence
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Riverside Reastaurant and Lounge
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Hoodoo Ski Bowl
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Tokatee--highly rated public course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Vida Cafe
Car: recommended

Just 30 minutes East of Eugene on Hwy. 126 E. at the mouth of Gate Creek in the village of Vida on the Mckenzie River six miles east of Leaburg and 14 miles west of Blue River, and 24 miles west of Mckenzie Bridge.

Flyfishing, fishing, rafting, golfing, hiking, hot springs, waterfalls, lakes, water skiing, huckleberry picking, mountain climbing, rock climbing, trail riding, mountain biking, horseback riding, fish hatchery, canoeing, kayaking, birdwatching, hunting, relaxing...

Other Activities: Horseshoes, Shopping, Boating, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Snowmobiling

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Availability & Rates

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McKenzie River Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Fun...
May 23 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$285
$1,710
 
 
Fall Colors
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
$215
$1,290
$2,750
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 28 2014
3 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Late Fall/Early Winter
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 23 2014
2 night minimum stay
$215
 
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 26 2014
3 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Tween Time
Dec 27 2014 - Dec 29 2014
2 night minimum stay
$215
 
 
New Years!!!!!
Dec 30 2014 - Jan 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$285
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
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Amenities

Amenities

McKenzie River Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village
  • River ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom in apartment. Inquire for apt. rental rates...
    Full 1 - toilet , shower , Dual dressing rooms with large sit down shower...
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second bath for main house...
  • Master bathroom with large walk in shower and seat with his and hers dressing rooms for your comfort. Second bath/shower combo in main house for back bedroom guests. Third bath/shower combo in apartment. Inquire for apartment rates.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Queen bedroom in apartment--inquire for rates...
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Double bed in apartment--inquire for rates...
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortable sleep sofa in apt. living room sleeps 2...
  • Queen Bed: Queen bed in Master Bedroom with a 4' memory foam topper for extra comfort...Double Bed: Double bed in the North bedroom. Twin/Single Bed: Twin Beds in the West bedroom. Child Bed: Twin beds for adults or children with a twin in the master bedroom for young children...
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • waterfalls
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • hunting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Cell Phone: Excellent Verizon coverage with good coverage for most other providers... Waterfront, not Lake/Oceanfront. Ask for details: 400 ft. of creek and riverfront for your enjoyment...Water View: Beautiful view of the Mckenzie River and Gate Creek...Mountain View: Views of the Cascade Foothill's from the river view windows and deck's. Ski-In: Via Cross Country Ski's if it's really Snowy :) Gas/Electric BBQ Grill: Traeger 'Li'l Tex' Pellet Smoker on the deck. Easy to use and makes the tastiest barbecue you have ever tasted! Deck/Patio: Covered deck off the Master bedroom with a large open deck and two tables for entertaining off the living/dining room. Full Kitchen: Fully equipped kitchen with all you need to prepare great meals! Cooking Utensils Provided: Service for 10+ Video Library: Movies in the house as well as rentals available at the Vida Store three minutes away on foot... Pet Friendly: Well behaved pets are allowed...
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