Destination guide

Have a true taste of Oregon in Corvallis

It may not be as well known as the hip haven of Portland to the north of the county, but Corvallis is a hidden gem of Oregon which provides a true taste of the region. Quite literally, if you visit one of the many winery tasting rooms around Corvallis, where you can sip on some of the famous Oregon Pinot noir. The city, which is home to Oregon State University and its student population, has a buzzing nightlife, while the many public parks – almost 50 in all – make it an idyllic area to wander on sunny afternoons. Corvallis vacation rentals will make you feel right at home, whether you opt for a swanky studio apartment or a large, log-built home on the banks of the Willamette River.

Things to do

Art and history in Corvallis

Culture-seekers should have the Arts Center on their to-see list – it hosts an ever-changing array of exhibitions, showcasing Oregon artworks, sculptures, talks, and more. Some of its shows have achieved national prominence, and it’s well worth checking the events calendar to see what’s on. Meanwhile, a short drive outside of Corvallis itself, you’ll find the Benton County Historical Society Museum, which also displays local art, as well as vintage fashion, and fascinating insights into the area’s heritage.


Outdoor adventures in Corvallis

Anyone with an interest in wine will be in heaven here. Just a short drive from Corvallis vacation rentals, you’ll discover the rolling vineyards of Oregon’s wine country, fertile and green and ripe with promise. You can try their local wine in the rustic tasting rooms, before having a picnic close to the vines, while gazing out at the lush landscape. Yet more relaxation can be had at Riverfront Commemorative Park, an oasis in the heart of the city, with views of the Willamette and ornamental trees to recline under. Don’t nod off for too long, though – you can also head onto the river itself on a kayak. You can even go on an evening stargazing tour down the waterway.


Sunny escapades in Corvallis

Its geographical position means Corvallis enjoys fairly mild weather all year round. If you had to pick just one season to book your Corvallis vacation rental, it should probably be summer. It gets very warm, but not uncomfortably hot, and this is the perfect time to venture out into the parks, visit vineyards, and take in the local forests. Of course, spring and fall work well too, while even the coldest months can be a pleasure for wildlife watchers, thanks to the flocks of wintering birds which swoop into the region.

Natural features

Forests and wildlife in Corvallis

Corvallis is nestled within the Willamette Valley, and garlanded with swathes of natural beauty. To the north is the McDonald-Dunn Forest, which features more than 11,000 acres of forested land. Despite its size, it’s a bit of a hidden gem, making it a wonderfully quiet and serene place to hike or bike through. Meanwhile, to the south of Corvallis, you’ll find the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, where you can explore habitats from wetlands to prairie. It’s home to rare plant life, birds, and languid herds of Roosevelt elk.

How to get there

How to get to and around Corvallis

Fly into Corvallis, OR (CVO-Corvallis Municipal), the closest airport, located 4.3 mi (6.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Salem, OR (SLE-McNary Field), which is 26.8 mi (43.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Corvallis?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 59 vacation rentals near Corvallis. From 26 Houses to 7 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Corvallis for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Corvallis?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Corvallis. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Oregon State University: 66 vacation rentals
  • Willamette Park: 67 vacation rentals
  • Osborn Aquatic Center: 76 vacation rentals
  • Peavy Arboretum: 85 vacation rentals
  • Gill Coliseum: 66 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Corvallis listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Corvallis?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 26 Houses in Corvallis. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Corvallis include:

  • Cottages: 7 rentals available
  • Cabins: 7 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 6 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Corvallis?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation rentals with pool available in Corvallis. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.