check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

Refresh Your Soul in our Private Parklike Paradise...Apartment Rented Separately

62 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


Vida Lodge Rental Photos and Description

5 bedroom, 3 bath when rented with apartment (rented separately).

Been dreaming of a river lullaby? Then look no further!

Paradise awaits! The Prince family invites you to share our one of a kind private park like lodge in beautiful Vida, Oregon.

The main house offers a master suite with King size bed and his and hers dressing rooms. There is also a twin bed for the little ones should Mom and Dad wish to keep them close. A 32" flat screen TV with satellite is included in the master should you wish to keep up with the outside world. Fall asleep to the song of the creek and river serenading you. The views of the river and creek from the master suite are incredible!

Bedroom two offers a very comfortable Queen bed with a large closet and TV with DVD and satellite.

Bedroom three offers twin beds with a TV and large closet.

Our two bedroom apartment is available for larger groups (rented separately). Apartment accommodations include a queen, full size, and very comfortable hide-a-bed, kitchen area with full size refrigerator, and view of the river.

The apartment offers comfortable space for up to six more (total of 15) guests, and is only available in conjunction with rental of the main home. Rates (in addition to main house rental) range from $95/night to $150/night depending on the season.

New for our 2015 guests, we have added a game room with pool table, ping pong table, a regulation arcade style air hockey table, PS3 game console with games, and a 40' flat screen TV for the big and smaller kids in your life.

Our property is located on the sunny North side of the river with beautiful views of the river, creek and foothills of the Cascade range. With over 400 feet of creek and river frontage, there is always a place to wet a line, or just your toes :)

The home is situated well off the highway on a quiet dead end street. Road noise is blocked by a 6' stone wall next to the highway and approximately 200 yards of trees and grass.

Enjoy fishing? We are blessed to be located on one of the finest trout/steelhead fishing holes on the river, with easy access to the river and creek.

Fry your hatchery fish on the grated firepit at the river or cook them on the Green Mountain Smoker on the riverfront deck. Please release all wild fish unharmed :)

Enjoy romping in a big yard? Come play on one of the largest lots on the river. With over an acre of grass and landscaped garden bordering the creek and river, there is plenty of room to wear yourselves out or just relax and enjoy the peace and serenity.

Volleyball, croquet, bocci ball, badminton, soccer, tossing a football or frisbee? You can't find a better location!

The property is surrounded by an incredible mix of outdoor activities. Rafting, hiking, mountain biking, golfing, fishing, hot spring soaking, birdwatching, wildlife viewing and so much more are all just minutes from our front door.

Our asphalt driveway provides plenty of space for an RV or your toys, with a plug in off the gargage/apartment on the driveway.

Our Mckenzie home has been our family retreat for 30 years. We are happy to offer to share the magic of the Mckenzie with you. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do, and trust you will

Keywords: Mckenzie River Lodging, Mckenzie River Lodge, Mckenzie River Cabin, Mckenzie River House, River song, golfing, golf, Tokatee, Deerhorn, Track City, Hayward Field, Ducks, Duck Football, riverfront, flyfishing, fishing, salmon, trout, steelhead, whitewater rafting, hot springs, boating, guided fishing, riverfront lodging, Vida, Leaburg, Blue River, Mckenzie Bridge, Wayfarer, Eagle Rock Lodge, Vida Café, Ikes Pizza, birdwatching, wildlife, eagles, osprey, Belknap Hot Springs, Cougar Hot Springs, Walterville, Cougar Reservoir, Blue River Reservoir, Upper Mckenzie, Lower Mckenzie, Mckenzie River Trail.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Charles and Kelly Prince
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
Call Owner

About Charles and Kelly Prince

Howdy All!

My name is Charles Prince. I am married to a phenomenal woman named Kelly, who, along with our kids is the light of my life :)

I was born and raised in Oregon (as were my wife and children) and learned from an early age to appreciate the beautiful gifts in my backyard--the Mckenzie and Willamette River's.

Back in those days our parents cut us loose in the morning and expected us to wear ourselves out by evening.

Living between the Mckenzie and Willamette afforded me wonderful opportunities to hone my independent streak and fishing skills.

I was a fishing and rafting outfitter on the river for 12 years before I decided to pursue a different path in life...

We have six children (four boys and two girls) who have been raised around the river. Many of the finest days of our lives have been spent at our Vida home.

We feel truly blessed to have such a quiet, pastoral setting to share with our friends.

Our dog's Gerta and Barchen say it is awesome too :)

Good dogs are welcome, but there are no fences, so please keep them close.

We hope you will enjoy our home as much as we do...


Charles and Kelly

Charles and Kelly Prince purchased this lodge in 1986

Why Charles and Kelly Prince chose Willamette Valley Oregon

Our home is unique in that it has approximately 400' river and creek frontage, plus over an acre of grass to run, jump, fish, play or just relax.

As you will see when you arrive--our hearts are in it :)

What makes this lodge unique

From the moment you turn in the paved drive, the Mckenzie begins to work her magic on you.

Before you even begin to unpack the car, walk down the sidewalk past the arched entry and gaze at the river...

then you will understand what makes our location and home so unique.

Take in the incredibly large yard well off the highway which makes for an exceptionally quiet and peaceful location for getting away with family and friends.

There is outstanding fishing right on the property. Our home is located at the mouth of Gate Creek, one of the largest tributaries of the river. With over 400 feet of river and creek frontage, there is plenty of room to soak your toes and wet a line.

The Rainbow and Steelhead congregate at the mouth of the creek which can lead to amazing days!

Flyfishing is especially good from June through July and again in September/October for Rainbows and Steelhead looking to fatten up on Caddis, Mayflies and other treats.

The property is also an excellent raft takeout.

Come experience the magic of the Mckenzie for yourself--but beware, it is an addictive experience :)

Guestbook comments from the owner

2013 was a fantastic year on the river, but a very sad one for our family.

The exciting changes to the home we had been planning finally came to fruition with the addition of the vaulted ceilings, new covered front porch and refurbished covered deck.

The availability of the newly refurbished apartment expanded occupancy and has been a real hit with our guests as well.

All of the excitement was tempered however by the loss of my Mom in Spring and Kelly's Dad in late summer.

Kelly and I are looking forward to a wonderful, and hopefully less stressful 2014!

Here's wishing all our former and future guest's all the best in this new year!


Charles and Kelly Prince
Dec 2013
  • 1 of 3


based on 62 traveler reviews

Refresh Your Soul in our Private Parklike Paradise...Apartment Rented Separately
average rating of 4.822581 based on 65 reviews

Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The seven of us had an amazing time together sharing two nights at this very comfortable home on the McKenzie River. We enjoyed walking along the river's edge, skipping rocks, and taking beautiful photographs. The grassy backyard is perfect for Frisbee, yard games and picnics. The home is well stocked from the kitchen to the reading area to all of the TV's. We rented the upstairs apartment also, which is updated and roomy with it's own living area and kitchen. In the evenings, the game room provided continual entertainment and laughter as we realized how out of touch we are in our pool, ping-pong, and air hockey skills! The house is very accommodating, with privacy for everyone (of all ages) as well as great gathering areas indoors and outside. The bonus for us was a short, scenic drive for golf at our favorite Tokatee Golf Course. We will definitely return to this special property and hopefully stay longer!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Beaverton, OR

A Beautiful Setting

  • 4 of 5

This was a wonderful get away for seven of us friends, all women. We enjoyed our stay with the great scenery and fantastic weather. The kitchen was well outfitted with plenty of room to prepare our meals and for storage. We saw a lot of wildlife: osprey, mergansers, wild turkeys, and rabbits. It was very quite and peaceful, a true getaway for all of us. Although we didn't use the game room, we could see how that would be a benefit for a family with children as it had pingpong, pool table, foosball table, games and a television. We had a lovely time and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Salem, Oregon

Fantastic as usual!!!

  • 5 of 5


Your property continues to be one of the highlights of the summer for my daughter and our two grandsons. This year the two grandsons found the small creek and I could not keep them out of it. They had their mother in the creek with them playing around and naming all the little features: Amir's pool, Alden's riffle, Papa's bend etc. Thank you for making this beautiful place such a great place to stay. I know we will be back!!!


  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Beaverton, Oregon

Absolutely perfect. We went with our large family, plenty of room for everyone.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great space for a large family. All age groups had something to do. Everyone caught fish right from the shore. I would highly recommend this home it was an awesome weekend

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

What an amazing place!

  • 4 of 5

Family and friends gathered for our daughter's wedding that was happening in the area. This house was beautiful, could handle a varied group of people and give them both a communal area to gather and individual areas for quiet talks. The place is truly lovely and peaceful. The river was an added treasure--both refreshing and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Eugene, Oregon

Terrific family get away spot!.

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a breath taking setting. The house was very clean and comfortable. Nothing was lacking or missing. We had three couples, three small children, and a teenager with us. Everyone was happy and entertained. The game room was amazing. There are many fun places nearby to visit and explore. We are considering booking this house for our next reunion.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Eugene Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Ike's Pizza
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Tokatee--a gorgeous and challenging course!
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Eugene Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Vida Cafe
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Hoodoo Ski Bowl
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Heceta Beach
Car: recommended

The Mckenzie River has several natural hot springs to soak away your stress.

Belknap Springs is a developed spring 30 minutes East on Hwy 126. With two pools and river view, it is a gorgeous setting.

Terwilliger Springs 'Cougar Hot Springs' are more rustic springs managed by the Forest Service located approximately 30 minutes S.E. above Cougar Reservoir on Aufderheide Scenic Dr. The springs are situated a short 1/3 mile off the paved road in an old growth forest. Truly a gorgeous setting!

The Mckenzie River Trail offers a great hiking or mountain biking adventure just 15 minutes upstream.


Rates & Availability

Vida Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Colors...Apt. $125/Nt
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving...Apt. $150/Nt.
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall...Apt. $100/Night
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Season! Apt $150/Night
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Wonderland Apt.$95/Nt
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Flower's Apt. $125/Nt
Mar 17 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summertime! Apt. $150/Nt
May 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July Week! Apt. Inc.
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Back to Summer! Apt. $150/Nt
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Solar Eclipse! Apt. Included!
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer again! Apt. $150/Night
Aug 22 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend! Apt. Inc.
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Last of Summer! Apt. $150/Nt.
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Indian Summer Apt. $125/Night
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving! Apt. $150/Nt.
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall...Apt. $100/night
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Season! Apt. $150/Nt.
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
House cleaning fee $115 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 1.8%

We now have extra sleeping accomodations for larger groups up to 15 people with the availability of our two bedroom apartment. Spring/Summer rate (5/22 through 9/30) is $125.00/Night and Fall/Winter rate (10/1 through 4/30) is 100.00/Night. The apartment is only available with rental of the home. Additional cleaning fee of $65.00 for apartment.
New for Dec. 2014-Gas fireplace. game room/bathroom and hot tub on the covered deck.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Vida Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath has two dressing rooms with large shower...
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bathroom in apartment rented separately
  • Bathroom in the master bedroom feature his/hers dressing rooms with mirrors and sinks with a large sit down shower between. Second bathroom in main home is a shower tub combination. Apartment bathroom is a shower tub combination.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , Full bath with separate mens/womens dressing rooms.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen with TV.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twins with TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Apartment space rented separately for large groups
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Apartment space rented separately for large groups.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortable fold out sofa for two in apartment.
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very comfortable sleeper sofa in the game room
  • King size bed with memory foam mattress in master bedroom with an added twin for children. Queen bed in North bedroom with a 4' memory foam topper for extra comfort. Twin Beds in the West bedroom with a twin in the master bedroom for young children... The apartment offers a queen bed, two twins, and a comfortable couch/hideabed for accomodations up to 6. There is also a very comfortable sleeper sofa in the new game room that sleeps two. Apartment is only rented in conjunction with the main house. Off season rate 10-1 through 5-20 is $95/night. Peak season rate 5-23 to 9-30 is $125/night.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Partner Offers