Destination guide

In the heart of Rogue Valley

The city of Medford lies in the heart of Rogue Valley in southern Oregon, roughly halfway between San Francisco and Portland. The strapline for the town is 'Medford is pretty cool', and most visitors have to agree. From your Medford vacation rental, you can set off on urban adventures enjoying theater productions, microbreweries and local cuisine in cozy restaurants. Alternatively, just a stone's throw away is the vast wilderness which just begs to be explored by foot, bike or kayak. For something a little gentler, visit one of the vineyards to sip on vintages.

Things to do

Enjoy a Broadway production

If you're going to do just one thing in Medford, make it a visit to the Craterian Theater, a cutting-edge performance center which frequently hosts musicals, dance productions and concerts. If you stay in a Medford vacation rental at the right time, you may even be able to see one of the big Broadway tours that come to town. Alternatively, join the fascinating Haunted Brothels and Opium Dens tour to learn about the town's salacious history. The nearby Applegate Trail Interpretive Center offers a glimpse into the lives of the area's pioneers.

Activities

Getting outdoors in Oregon

Some might say that what you can't do in southern Oregon isn't worth doing. The list of outdoor activities is simply staggering. Jump on board whitewater rafts to ride the rapids on the Rogue and Upper Klamath Rivers, mountain bike along the Bear Creek Greenway, hike along the foothills and sections of the Pacific Crest Trail or ski down Mount Ashland – it's all on offer around these parts. Alternatively, set up camp along the river banks and cast your net in to bag a salmon or learn about wine production in the local vineyards. Everything is easily accessible from Medford vacation rentals.

Weather

A mild climate year-round

Medford is protected by the surrounding mountain range and enjoys a year-round mild climate with little to no humidity. The distinct seasons offer a variety of activities. During the hot summer months, hiking and biking in the surrounding countryside is at its best. It's relatively dry through the year, so no need to bring your coat. The winters usually bring in blankets of snow and are best spent in one of the excellent restaurants sampling local cuisine, exploring a nearby museum or catching a show at the theater. Grab a Medford vacation rental today.

Natural features

The deepest lake in North America

The nearby Crater Lake National Park is just an hour's drive up the road from your Medford vacation rental. It's said that Native Americans watched the crater form over 7,000 years ago when an eruption caused the volcano to collapse. Fast forward to today and the lake is now the deepest in North America, stretching down over a mile. It's one of the most pure and pristine on earth and draws photographers, artists and scientists from all over the world every year. During the winter, the surrounding cliffs get blanketed in snow making it particularly scenic.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Medford

Fly into Medford, OR (MFR-Rogue Valley Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Medford?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 234 vacation rentals near Medford. From 109 Houses to 50 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Medford for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Medford?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Medford:

  • Historic Railroad District: 53 vacation rentals
  • Siskiyou-Hargadine Historic District: 97 vacation rentals
  • Historic Downtown District: 88 vacation rentals
  • Skidmore Academy Historic District: 51 vacation rentals
  • Mount Ashland Ski Area: 198 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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

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

  • Rogue Valley Country Club: 247 vacation rentals
  • Centennial Golf Club: 247 vacation rentals
  • Rogue Valley Mall: 251 vacation rentals
  • Medford City Hall: 251 vacation rentals
  • Quail Point Golf Course: 247 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Medford 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 Medford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 109 Houses in Medford. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Medford include:

  • Cottages: 50 rentals available
  • Cabins: 50 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 50 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Medford?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 12 vacation rentals with pool available in Medford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.