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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 2 - 5 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! Located in the famous Upper Willamette Valley- Westfir/Oakridge Oregon.The Great Outdoors is ready to be explored-Fishing-Mountain Biking & Hiking! Experience an authentic mill workers cottage- 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. Stay connected with our WIFI/ unlimited downloads. We were just able to watch Netflix on the DVD player with just a little buffering. NEW DUCTLESS HEAT PUMP for REAL summer Air Conditioning. Sorry no pets.

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

Sorry no pets.

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 town 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 where you can 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 internet 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 (tent) 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- Turn heat pump off- close and lock windows.

Double-check all drawers and closets for personal items.

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 :)

More Details

Owner
Owner/ Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 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 Westfir

This cozy river cottage is located in the tiny community of Westfir, OR. With space for 4-6 guests, 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:

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.

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

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The number 1 house rule- RELAX & ENJOY
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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

Relaxing girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

A great place to relax! Access to the river and close to walking trails. Great WiFi & TV-Comfortable Beds- Well appointed and stocked kitchen. House was very clean and warm. We enjoyed exploring the new Dollar General and St Vinnies second hand shop in Oak Ridge along with choices of restaurants. A great place to stay year round.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So Happy that you your friends enjoyed our cottage. Please come back soon.
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5

Wonderful little cottage right on the river!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, rustic little cottage, comfortable and well appointed and well maintained. Location couldn't be better for outdoor recreation in an amazingly beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay along the river

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of 4 ladies that were attending a mountain biking event. This cottage was perfect for our group. We didn't feel crowded and slept like babies each night. Can't wait to come back. Trails are awesome in the area and sitting and relaxing along the river after a long day on the bike was heaven!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! Sounds like you had a marvelous time. We are so happy you want to return and value guest feedback. Thanks again!!!
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5

Beautiful view on the river, nice cottage perfectly maintained

  • 5 of 5

A real gem!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great cabin on the river

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was as described and even more, very well equipped, very cozy, lots of maps and information. The "mud room" was very handy when coming in after fishing, and the a/c was very welcome in the heat wave. Nice to hear the river sounds from the bedroom. Great location for fishing on the North Fork - highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us. Thanks for mentioning the new A/C. We want our guests to be able to relax and enjoy themselves. We love sharing our cottage and hope you can come back to soon.
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Awesome Riverfront Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location. River front and beautiful. House accommodated our needs perfectly. Came for Mountain Bike Oregon. Definitely returning

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy you had a great time in Westfir! It is truly a great place to Mountain bike and relax:) Please come again!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

No Pets.

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


Internet/WiFi: Currently working with unlimited downloads- just a little spotty.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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