Destination guide

Pastoral pleasures in Cottage Grove

It’s proudly known as the Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon, which should give you some idea of how folksy and idyllic Cottage Grove is. The tranquil, tree-filled landscape around this small town is so picturesque, it’s attracted many filmmakers over the years – the region has been the setting for screen classics like Buster Keaton’s The General, and the iconic coming-of-age movie Stand By Me. Given the rustic grandeur of the surroundings, it’s rather appropriate that Cottage Grove vacation rentals also exude rustic charm, with secluded cabins and cottages nestled amid wooded areas, and making a fine base for fishing and hiking getaways.

Things to do

Historic charm in Cottage Grove

Seeing the famous covered bridges of Cottage Grove is top of many visitors’ to-do lists when visiting this neck of the woods. You can cycle, drive or simply stroll through these old landmarks that pepper the area, from the Currin Bridge to the Chambers Covered Bridge. They certainly make memorable backdrops for vacation snaps. Meanwhile, you can have a nostalgia trip at the Bohemia Gold Mining Museum, which is set in an old dance barn and celebrates the region’s mining past with photos, vintage tools, and ore samples. Foodies may also want to make time to visit local vineyard tasting rooms and sample the best in Oregon wine.


Sightseeing in and around Cottage Grove

Do you want to find attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Cottage Grove has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hidden Valley Golf Course (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Middlefield Golf Course (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Saginaw Vineyard (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • King Estate (9.7 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Chateau Lorane (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Cascades Raptor Center (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)

Summer festival fun in Cottage Grove

Summer is always a good season to book Cottage Grove vacation rentals. Temperatures are warm without being uncomfortably hot, and the weather is ideally suited to getting out there and immersing yourself in the woody landscape. There’s also the added bonus of Bohemia Mining Days, an annual summer festival that’s been going since the 1950s, and see the town come alive with parades, live music, and market stalls. Fall, with its attractive copper colors, is another fine time to go on this rustic getaway.

Natural features

Outdoor adventures near Cottage Grove

Set along the flowing waters of the Coast Fork Willamette River, and surrounded by untamed natural beauty, Cottage Grove is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. On the east side of town, you can enter Row River Nature Park, where bird-watchers should look out for woodpeckers, buffleheads, and black phoebes while walking the trails. And, close by the town, there’s Dorena Lake – this wide, blue body of water is a hugely popular place to fish, swim, or go boating, while hikers can get out into the emerald forests that surround the waters.

How to get there

How to get to and around Cottage Grove

The nearest airport is in Eugene, OR (EUG-Mahlon Sweet Field), located 23.5 mi (37.8 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Cottage Grove?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 26 vacation rentals near Cottage Grove. From 11 Houses to 2 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cottage Grove for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Cottage Grove?

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 Cottage Grove:

  • West Eugene: 54 vacation rentals
  • Amazon: 60 vacation rentals
  • Southeast Eugene: 33 vacation rentals
  • Whiteaker: 17 vacation rentals
  • Harlow: 29 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 Cottage Grove?

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

  • Saginaw Vineyard: 158 vacation rentals
  • Chambers Railroad Bridge: 132 vacation rentals
  • University of Oregon: 120 vacation rentals
  • Autzen Stadium: 181 vacation rentals
  • Fern Ridge Reservoir: 160 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 11 Houses in Cottage Grove. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cottage Grove include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2 rentals available
  • Cabins: 7 rentals available
  • Cottages: 7 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 internet/wifi in Cottage Grove?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 24 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Cottage Grove. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.