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Cozy 800 Square Feet Cottage With River View! One Bedroom One Bath Nice Kitchen

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom with Tub and Shower, Full Kitchen, A/C Sleeps 4-6 WIFI!

Cozy 800 square feet Cottage with RIVER VIEW! One bedroom and Bath. Nice kitchen with dishwasher & Washer & Dryer. Queen bed in Master & Queen sofa sleeper. Satellite TV & DVD player. Cell reception is good for Verizon- AT&T is currently a little spotty. WIFI with unlimited downloads now working. We were just there and able to watch Netflix on the DVD player with just a little buffering. NEW DUCTLESS HEAT PUMP for REAL summer Air Conditioning. Dogs only with prior permission and additional cleaning fee-please email first- Thanks! (Pet Policy at the very end of this description)

The Cottage is a short 40 minute drive from the Eugene/Springfield area along scenic Highway 58. Located in Westfir (population 258) and 5 miles from Oakridge with full grocery store, gas stations and many restaurants. We can see the Alpine Trail from the cottage. Our cottage is the place to stay when you want privacy a great river view.

(1 queen bed, one queen sofa-sleeper and one twin day bed w/trundle)

$75 Cleaning fee

Dogs Only- please email first- extra cleaning fee of $75 (Pet Policy at the very end of this description)

Ladder Access sleeping loft fee is open for use and will be $75 deducted from deposit. My housekeeper is tall and the loft is short so she charges extra. The loft has no A/C is very hot in the summer but is open if you want to use it. There is a wall heater for heat.

Recycling/Septic- We are on a septic so please nothing but waste and tp. Westfir has limited curbside recycling (bin on back porch) we encourage you to take your recyclables home if possible. Thank you :)

Garbage day is Thursday.

Train/road noise? The Westfir/Oakridge area is on the main line of a major railroad. The City of Westfir is within a "no whistle zone" so train noise is limited- however you will still hear the train, especially the heavy freight trains going uphill. We have noticed that Friday night seems to have the most trains. We are on the main road through town and there can be some traffic noise from time to time. There is currently quite a bit of thinning logging going on and log trucks on the road from time to time. We find the noise kind of soothing but if you don't, we have some earplugs in the bathroom cabinet just in case.

Is the cottage a place for guests with young children? Due to proximity to road and river guests with young children should be advised to be extra vigilant.

The house is yours to enjoy with a washing machine, fully functional kitchen, towels and linens and cozy furniture. Oakridge is a larger town a few minutes by car away, with more stores and restaurants and amenities. You will have the place to yourselves, we will be just an email or phone call away.

The Neighborhood

The Cottage is in Westfir a tiny logging city of almost 300 surrounded by beautiful National Forest. The office covered bridge- the longest covered bridge in Oregon- is located here. The north fork of the middle fork of the Willamette river is designated “Wild and Scenic” just past the bridge. The Aufderheide scenic byway starts here too.

What to do? All sorts of two wheel fun-mountain, road and motor biking. The famous Alpine mountain bike trail overlooks the cottage. Huckleberry flats OHV area has over 30 miles of trails for both motorcycles and ATVs. You can also enjoy hiking, boating, birding, hunting, fishing and kayaking.

Visit Oakridge a short 4 miles away, where you can shop the thrift shop St Vinnies, or have a great micro brew in the trendy uptown area. Rent a bicycle or dine on pizza, burgers and some of the best Chinese food in the state(Lee's) -and don't forget the deli at Ray's food place for something tasty to go. Take a drive to McCredie Hot Springs and Salt Creek Falls they are just up the hill on Highway 58.

Fly fishing is open year around with best fishing in May/June and September according to local and blog sources. Just google search- North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Willamette River- for more information.

"Fishing regulations for the North Fork are as follows: Any angler over the age of 12 is required to possess a current angling license. The North Fork is open year round to fly fishing with a barbless hook only. Reels and barbed hooks are illegal. Daily catch is limited to 2 wild trout that are a minimum of 8 inches long. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has detailed information and regulations at or call 541-782-2933. Please remember to keep our rivers clean and safe. Remove any trash, glass etc. to keep the area safe for swimmers and fish alike. Do not allow your children to be near the river without supervision and proper safety equipment. Please keep in mind that the river runs through residential areas and voices do carry.(from the City of Westfir newsletter)"

Getting Around

Diamond Express a part of Lane Transit Service has a stop less than 2 miles away.

What is the capacity for people, bicycles, and wheelchairs on the vehicle?

The primary Diamond Express bus is a 35 passenger vehicle with two spaces for persons who use a mobility device. This bus also includes a front mounted bicycle rack that holds three bikes. At the driver's discretion, additional bicycles can be placed on board. Sometimes the back-up vehicle must make the run. It is smaller and can only carry two bikes and fewer people.

Sorry no smoking, fires, candles or camping.

Check Out:

Please leave used towels and sheets on the floor near the washer. Start the the first load to keep our cleaning fee down if you have time.

If sofa bed has been used please leave it out unfolded.

Remove trash from interior garbage cans and place outside in cans.

Please place cans outside the fence Wednesday night for Thursday pick up

Kitchen clean: wipe counter tops, and load and run dishwasher.

Remove any opened food from the fridge or cupboards.

Turn any lights and appliances off.

Replace any furniture that was moved.

Ensure any exterior windows and doors are closed and locked.

Winter- leave heat pump at 61 degrees all other heat off.

Summer- heat pump at 80 degrees.

Double-check all drawers and closets for personal items.

Please sign our guest-book.

Replace key in lock box.

Please depart by 11am -Text us when you leave if possible-so we can prepare the house for our next guests. (late checkout is often available free of charge-just let us know if you are interested.)

Have a safe journey home!

When you get home:

Leave us a review, like us on Facebook and tell your friends :)

Pet (Dog Policy)

Dog should arrive clean and or freshly groomed.

Any lingering dog odor will result in additional fees.

Guest hereby agrees to comply the following:

1. Guest to pay additional dog fee in the amount of $50 per dog.

2. All dogs must comply with the following specifications-

a. May not exceed 50 lbs.

b. Must be at least 1 ½ years of age or older.

c. Must be spayed or neutered.

d. Must be up-to-date on rabies vaccinations and all other vaccinations. Heartworm preventive is highly recommended.

3. All pets must be leashed at all times.

4. Guest is responsible for cleaning up any/all pet refuse.

5. Pets are not allowed on furniture at any time. Any evidence of pets on furniture may incur extra cleaning fees.

6. All pets are to be treated with a topical flea and tick repellent three (3) days prior to arrival. Fleas and ticks are very common in this area and can cause harmful/fatal illness to humans and pets.

7. Pet must not cause damage to premises or furnishings. If damages are caused, the cost of the damage may be deducted from security deposit.

8. Guest should prevent pets from producing excessive noise at a level that disturbs neighbors.

9. Pet will not be left unattended for an undue length of time, either indoors or out. Pet will not be left unattended on balcony, patio, or porch.

10. Homeowner assumes no responsibility for illness or injury that may incur to pets or humans while on the premises.

The Guest shall be solely responsible for the pet while on the property.

More Details

Owner
Owner/ Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Owner/ Manager

The River Cottage was the first privately owned home in Westfir built by Harry in the 1920's. Grandpa Harry was a saw filer for the Westfir Lumber Company- later purchased by Hines- He hand selected the best lumber from the mill and built most of the house himself. When we had the new windows put in the workers were amazed how square and straight the opening were. Harry and Mildred raised two children in the this small home. They were simple people who had lived through the depression and rarely threw anything away. Harry had a large garden and Mildred canned or froze the produce. Their son James was the first in the family to attend college in Eugene at the UofO. After graduation he came back to Westfir and worked as a manager for the mill eventually becoming mill manager.

In 1997 my dad bought out his sister who had let the place fall into disrepair-blackberry vines actually had to be taken off the roof. He called in the best local craftsmen to repair and rejuvenate the home. Our family has been using it since then. From the time our kids were little they just loved coming up to the cottage. One of our favorite pastimes in sitting on the front porch and watching the many bikers and motor-bikers go by. It's a great spot to watch the traffic go by, drink a beverage and solve the world's problems.

We live out of the area but have a great support team. You will have the cottage to yourselves. We will be only a phone call or email away.

Julie

Owner/ Manager purchased this cottage in 1925

Why Owner/ Manager chose Oregon

This cozy river cottage is located in the tiny community of Westfir, OR. With space for 4-6 guests, as well as a good size yard for your pets, this is the perfect place to stay while you explore the area. It has 1 bedroom with a queen bed. In the middle room a twin trundle and a new comfy sofa sleeper in the main room. We have also opened up the ladder-access sleeping loft with two twin beds for an additional $75 clean fee.

In the living room, you will find two leather recliners just made for relaxing and a nice flat screen tv with satellite access dvd player. On the back porch a wonderful view of the river.

Whether you're in town for recreation, rest, or to experience the natural beauty that abounds, let this charming cottage be your home away from home while you're visiting the Willamette National Forest.

Fishing information for 2016/17:

"North Fork Middle Fork Willamette River and Tributaries

*Open all year

*2 wild trout per day, 8 inch minimum length

*Fly fishing only, barbless hooks required"

What makes this cottage unique

Summer 2017 Westfir River Cottage Update:

Well after a cold and damp winter, I'm sure we all ready for some sun and warmer weather! We have been busy this spring. So far, we've cleared underbrush for a better view of the river, added new gravel for the parking area, and done lots of mowing.

New local business include a Dollar General store that is now open in Oakridge. Rays supermarket is still the best full service grocery store with an excellent deli department. The local bike shop, Willamette Mountain Mercantile, is a great resource to help with planning and supplies. Deep Woods Distillery is now open for tastings- it's located on 1st street in the uptown area, open Fri-Sun. Just up the street from the distillery is Katrina Marshall, LMT- offering full therapeutic massage services. Find them both on Facebook in the pages liked by the Westfir River Cottage.

Fly fishing is open year around with best fishing in June and September according to local and blog sources. Just google search- North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Willamette River- for more information.

Let us know how we can help as you plan your trip to our home. Please like our Facebook page.

Amenities

Westfir Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The number 1 house rule- RELAX
  • Pet (Dog Policy) Please read entire pet policy in property description
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • This cozy river cottage is located in the quiet community of Westfir, OR. With space for 4-6 guests, as well as a good size yard for your pets, this is the perfect place to stay while you explore the area. It has 1 bedroom with a queen bed. In the middle room a twin trundle and a new comfy Queen sofa sleeper in the main room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing

Reviews

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5

Lovely cottage oasis!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed the cottage tremendously and would definitely like to stay here again. I stayed with my husband and two sons, ages 11 and 13. We enjoyed the beautiful YARD and river access tremendously. So much fun to just romp around during the day and spend our nights in the cozy cottage. Thank you to the kind owners for their willingness to rent such a wonderful retreat!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love sharing our little corner of the world with others and are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to seeing you again:)
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Portland, OR
5

Cute house right on the River!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. Perfect for mountain bikers with easy access to the surrounding trails. Great yard looking out at the river. Owners were thorough with details. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beaverton, Oregon
5

Quaint spot on a beautiful river

  • 5 of 5

Nice place along the river. Close to a historic bridge and minutes away from many wonderful places to visit and trails to hike. The house is well equipped

With washer and dryer,satellite tv and plenty of sleeping spaces. If you're a hiker or mountain biker or just love the mountains, this is a wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, Thank you for your kind words. Just to let you know we now have WiFi and hope this helps the guests feel even more at home:)
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4

Lovely Weekend on the River

  • 4 of 5

We spent three nights in the lovely cottage. The AC was great for keeping it comfortable but to be honest we spent the nights on our cots down by the river and the days in the river. The space is great for a small family or a couple of good friends though the second toilet and the shower are very...ummm...public. We rode our mountain bikes for three days right from the cottage and loved it. Buy groceries in Oakridge before heading to Westfir, the Budweiser in the Westfir market had a best by date from July 2015. By the third night we didn't even hear the train. Thanks for great experience, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy cottage with a river out the backdoor

  • 5 of 5

This cottage had one of the best backyards for morning coffee by the river,an evening glass of wine,reading or a nap.Easy access to mountain bike trailheads was a bonus. I asked a lot of questions before booking,and Julie said "she would rather under promise and over deliver",and she did! Thanks,from two Michigan mountain bikers

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are too kind! SO happy that you enjoyed your stay and found the WRC to be comfortable. We vacation here too and want a great place for everyone to visit!
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5

Good Stay at the Westfir Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I spent five nights at the cottage while on a fishing trip. The cottage was clean and very comfortable. While the cottage is close to the road, there was a lot of privacy in the backyard down by the river. A great place for an afternoon nap or to enjoy the river view. You can definitely hear the train, but I noticed it less after the first day. The At&t cellular signal was weak and intermittent. I would not count on using your phone for a mobile hotspot. The cottage accurately matched description and pictures provided and is centrally located to all the activities the area has to offer. My security deposit was returned promptly. Overall, I had a great stay and would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Waldo Lake
"Famous local late summer paradise. "
Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Eugene- Mahlon Sweet
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Brewers Local Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Circle Bar Golf Club
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Westfir Lodge
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Willamette Pass
Nearest Beach
110 Miles
Heceta Beach
Car: recommended

Photos

Rates & Availability

Westfir Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Nightly Rate
Jun 26 2017 - Jun 26 2017
1 night minimum stay
$99
$799
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Jun 27 2017 - Jun 27 2017
1 night minimum stay
$99
$799
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Jun 28 2017 - Jun 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
$99
$799
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
July-Labor Day
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$130
$825
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$129
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Pet fee is optional please contact me to have me remove the fee if you are not bringing a pet.

There is an additional $50 fee to use the ladder access sleeping loft upstairs.

4 person maximum. (1 queen bed, one queen sofa-sleeper and one twin day bed w/trundle)
(Currently not available October-March) Call me if you want to have more than 4 people

Small Dogs Only with permission and pet fee

Internet/WiFi: There is no internet or WiFi service at the cottage, we receive good cell reception if you can set up a hot spot through your data connection. Perhaps this will let you get a little unplugged from the daily grind. ( we do provide satellite TV and a Blu-Ray DVD player)

(Unfortunately the broadband internet is currently full in Westfir and satellite internet is cost prohibitive. We are on the wait-list for broadband but we are not holding our breath. So it's a long story...)

Air Conditioning: There is now a ductless heat pump for real A/C. We have a ceiling fan in the living room and smaller fans in the master bedroom and the middle room. The house usually cools off in during the night when you open the windows.

Recycling/Septic- We are on a septic so please nothing but waste and tp. Westfir does not offer curbside recycling so we encourage you to take your recyclables home to place in your recycle bin. Thank you :)

Garbage day is Thursday.

Fishing regulations for the North Fork are as follows: Any angler over the age of 12 is required to possess a current angling license. The North Fork is open year round to fly fishing with a barbless hook only. Reels and barbed hooks are illegal. Daily catch is limited to 2 wild trout that are a minimum of 8 inches long. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has detailed information and regulations at www.ODFW.com or call 541-782-2933. From the City of Westfir newsletter.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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