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Alyssa Brownlee

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Minutes from McKenzie River Trail, Tokatee Golf Course and more!

Bedrooms 4
Property type lodge

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Lodge, 4 Bedrooms, 10 beds, 4 Baths, perfect for large groups. Small cabins too!

Gather your friends and family and escape to your private mountain getaway at the Delta House at Horse Creek Lodge - beautiful, comfortable lodging at affordable rates in the heart of the McKenzie River recreational valley. Nestled in the woods just off Highway 126, the McKenzie River Highway, but close to all the recreation and sightseeing the area has to offer. Minutes from some of the best mountain biking in the nation, we are situated a mile from the end of the world-famous McKenzie River Trail. The Delta House is also just a few miles from world-class golfing at Tokatee, Trail, 30 miles from Hoodoo Ski Area, rafting and fishing, and bountiful hiking trails - including the popular "Blue Pool Hike" - throughout the Willamette National Forest. And if the Delta House is already booked during the dates you're interested in, give us a call and ask about our 3 beautiful cabins on the property as well.

The Delta House is a single-level home that boasts 4 beautifully furnished bedrooms, each with 2 or more beds, and a private full bath, and a tv with cable. All bed and bathroom linens are provided. Each room has a private entrance and faces out to the patio and the large courtyard, which features a barbeque and a small pond. Inside, you'll find a well-appointed, spacious kitchen that is equipped to suit all of your cooking and dining needs. You can easily serve groups of 20 or even more. Pass through the kitchen and dining room and you'll find yourself in a beautifully furnished, welcoming living room with lots of comfortable seating options as well as a grand wood fireplace.

Start the day with coffee on the patio, grab your bikes and let us shuttle you to the top of the McKenzie River Trail or head out to Tokatee for a round or two of golf, maybe go for a stroll and take in the view at Sahalie Falls, then come back and grill some steaks on the barbecue. There's plenty to do on the property too - badminton, horseshoes, fishing on Horse Creek, just a short stroll through the woods from the cabins or Delta House. Or take your bike for a spin on our new, professionally designed and built pump track! Finish off the night playing cards around the poker table, or maybe relaxing in front of the fire with a glass of wine. So many adventures and experiences await you here, there's something for everyone, no matter what your interests are!

For our mountain bikers: ask about our shuttle service (discounted for our guests) for McKenzie River Trail or O'Leary Ridge. And warm up for your ride by taking your bike for a spin on our pump track, designed especially for us by Kirt Voreis and built by Dirt Mechanics out of Bend, OR. For those interested in adventures on water, ask us about our guided river rafting trips on the beautiful McKenzie River - perfect for people of all ages and ability levels. We also offer stand up paddle board rentals - they're a fun way to get out on the water and explore the beautiful and pristine waters of the many lakes and reservoirs in our area.

If the Delta House is already reserved during the dates you're interested in visiting us, just send us a message or give us a call and ask about our 3 adorable fully-equipped cabins on the property from only $120/night (summer) or $100 (low season). There's so much to do and see, you'll want to start planning your next visit before you even leave...most of our guests book their next trip upon departure! And don't let the snow dissuade you from making a winter trip - it's beautiful in the winter and the roads are very well maintained so we're accessible year round! There's even shuttle service available to take you wherever you want to go to play in the snow!

Keywords: Lodge, woods, forest, creek, retreat, courtyard, McKenzie River, mountain bike, raft, recreation, golf, reunion

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Alyssa Brownlee (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Alyssa Brownlee

After falling in love with Horse Creek Lodge 2010, became the owners early in 2011. We're outdoor enthusiasts who hope to inspire others to enjoy the outdoors as much as we do. It's a family business, so you'll often see our son and daughter re-stocking firewood for guests, doing yard work, and helping out wherever we need them to. When we're not working on the property, we raft, hike, bike, or if it's wet or snowy, we just hunker down in front of a warm fire in the living room and read, play games or just relax.

Alyssa Brownlee purchased this lodge in 2011

Why Alyssa Brownlee chose Willamette Valley Oregon

My husband and I fell in love with the area one summer during one of our rafting trips on the McKenzie River. We decided we wanted to to be able visit more, but didn't want to have to camp, so why not buy a vacation home?! We enjoy the property year-round, as do the many golf groups, mountain bikers, skiiers, quilters, and just regular families who visit throughout the year. Most groups love the place so much that they book their next trip before they even check out!

What makes this lodge unique

The Delta House is tucked away off the main highway, surrounded by trees, so you're in a very private setting. You can hear the whisper of Horse Creek and the McKenzie River in the background, the sound of the wind rustling the leaves on the trees, catch a glimpse of wildlife - elk, deer - on the property. You have access to acres and acres of Forest Service Land, including some areas of old growth forests, that are only accessible through our property. It's beautiful year-round, no matter the weather! You're so close to world class mountain bike trails, Tokatee, Hoodoo, and so much more! Our property is a favorite among mountain bikers (thanks to our location, shuttle service, pump track), golfers, adventurous families, and retreat groups.


Minutes from McKenzie River Trail, Tokatee Golf Course and more!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Awesome Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last summer as part of my bachelor party/trip. Could not have picked a better spot to hang out with my buddies. Alyssa, the owner, went out of her way to make our experience perfect. She worked out our rental bikes ahead of time and made sure all adjustments were completed before we got there. Not only were we stoked to hit the trail but really enjoyed the owners company during the shuttle ride to the top. She even came out searching for us when we...ahem...didnt make it back at the estimated time. Seriously we could not have been happier seeing her waving at us in the pick up van cause we were wiped out!

Coming back to the cabins we were able to quickly start the fire in the fire pit with ample access to wood from the wood stack. Cabins themselves were spacious and kitchen was big and had everything we needed. The next morning we went out exploring and found trails that led to the creek. Really cool location that would be great for really anybody or group. Didn't get a chance to play volleyball but will definitely hit it up next year!

Thanks Alyssa for making the trip really memorable for me and my bros!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 126, McKenzie River Highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Hoodoo Ski Area
Car: recommended

The McKenzie River Valley is home to breathtaking sights and activities year-round; there's something for everyone whether you're here to play hard or relax. Explore area waterfalls, hiking and biking trails, lakes and more just minutes from our property. The world-renowned McKenzie River Trail, one of the top mountain biking trails in the country, starts a mile from our home, making shuttling easy. Two of the most amazing bikeways, McKenzie Pass (hwy 242, home of the Cascade Classic) and Aufderheide are also right in our backyard. Tokatee golf course, just 3 miles from our property, offers fantastic golfing with breathtaking views at an affordable rate with discounted tickets available during the spring and fall. The McKenzie River, pristine and clear, offers world-famous fly fishing and great rafting for paddlers of all ages and experience levels. If flat water is your preference, explore stunning lakes and reservoirs: Clear Lake, Blue River Reservoir, Big Lake, etc., on a stand up paddle board - what an amazing way to experience the serenity and beauty of our area. Fall and spring are perfect times to forage in our emerald old growth forests for mushrooms - morels, chanterelles and more! When the snow falls, Hoodoo Ski area offers a great, affordable and family-friendly experience just 30 miles up the road from us and they're kind enough to offer us discounted lift tickets to pass on to our guests!

Our quiet wooded setting, tucked away from the highway and nestled among towering cedars, Doug fir and Alder, provides a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city and is the perfect place to just commune with nature or rest up after a day of adventures with your friends and family. There's no shortage of things to do and experience year-round, no matter what your interests are.

rafting trips and shuttle service available


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Blue River Lodge Rental Rates

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Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Blue River Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Each bedroom has its own full, private bathroom!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
  • Each bedroom has 2 double beds, for a total of 8 double beds, and there are two additional twin beds - one in each of the end bedrooms. The sofa in the living room is also a sleeper sofa (double)
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Fully equipped kitchen, dishes and utensils for at least 20 guests, large courtyard, covered patio, 10 acres of wooded grounds with trails, horseshoe pit, fire pit, picnic tables, borders Forest Service Grounds with Horse Creek and McKenzie River access, old growth forests, fishing, rafting. Guided river rafting trips, stand up paddle board rentals and mountain bike shuttles available from our lodge!

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