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Trout Creek Camp - a Rustic Get-away in the Williamette Valley

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Trout Creek Camp is a family-owned property of over 200 forested acres, streams and waterfalls located in the foothills of the Willamette Valley, about a one-hour drive from Portland.

Your rustic cabin is located directly on the confluence of rushing Trout Creek and the sparking Molalla River, a tributary of the majestic Columbia.

The cabin has panoramic views of the clean, clear river, teeming with salmon and trout. Birds abound. You may frequently see river otters or beavers building their homes. Old-growth and second-growth fir, pine and cedar trees surround you.

Over 100 years old, the cabin has a large master bedroom, living room, large kitchen/dining room, a sleeping loft and large bathroom. A broad sitting porch looks over scenic Trout Creek, perfect for reading, writing or relaxing. The cabin easily sleeps four.

The soothing sounds of the river and creek will wash away your everyday cares. Plunge into the crystal clear water to swim in the natural pools, or hike up the river to the rapids and waterfalls.

Enjoy rhododendron blooming in the spring or pick blackberries in the summer. Try your luck fishing for the salmon lazily circling in the river (license required). Hike the trails on the property or through the adjacent conservation lands.

This rustic retreat is ideal for nature lovers, writers, hikers, fishermen and contemplative types.

If you require all the modern conveniences, this beautiful property may not be the best fit for you. Cell phone service is spotty. But there are two wood-burning stoves, refrigerator, hot-plate, microwave, washer and dryer, a landline phone and internet access.

Welcome the evening sitting beside a fire in one of two outdoor fire pits, one with the creek view and one with the river view.

More Details

Bill Rowan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Bill Rowan

This rustic retreat is a place to sit and read on the porch overlooking Trout Creek all day long. You can fish for the salmon that swim in lazy circles in the deep cool water of the Molalla River. You can take long walks around the property and the adjacent conservation areas. As a day comes to a close, you can watch the stars from around the campfire, or snuggle up inside near the wood burning stove.

Bill Rowan purchased this cabin in 1910

Why Bill Rowan chose Oregon

This property has been in our family for generations. My feisty grandmother resisted many efforts by logging concerns to buy the lumber rights, or to build logging roads through the property. As a result, it is now a rare example of virgin first and second growth forest. The home is extremely private. Except for the caretaker who lives on site, the closest neighbor is over a mile away. It is rustic, comfortable, and truly away from it all.

What makes this cabin unique

Trout Creek Camp is not fancy and not modern. But if you, like us, appreciate simplicity, and enjoy nature in all its wonder, your needs and expectations will be more than met.


Molalla Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • festivals
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Trout Creek Camp - a Rustic Get-away in the Williamette Valley
average rating of 4.428571 based on 14 reviews

The best 'remote getaway' spot we've ever been to!

  • 5 of 5

Arrival was easy, we were welcomed in an extremely friendly manner by Ian, he even gave us a tour of the place. And what a place they have there! It was bigger than we expected, the photos don't do it justice, although with one bathroom it might feel cramped with 5/6 guests. That's not to say however, that it won't sleep 5/6 guests, the loft can sleep 3 comfortably with 2 in the master and then maybe another on the couch at a push, if you don't mind sharing the bathroom it would happily serve as a family getaway.

With it just being the two of us though it was more than comfortable! The master leads out to a little porch covering (perfect to keep fishing gear) and then down to the hot tub (which can get really hot!!!)

We fished the river sadly with no luck, but that didn't detract from the views, the location is phenomenal, right on a fork where a rushing creek flows into the river, if it were warmer you could happily swim in the river where it pools mostly, just down behind the cabin. To the side the creek more resembles rapids, although again there's a very slight pool you could dip your feet into. Again, scenically, it can't be beaten, the fire pit is a bonus and while there is an outdoor grill, the caretaker (Zef) brought us the charcoal BBQ to use for our stay, the large overhang was great as it rained a little but we could still sip drinks and relax outside, with all the trees surrounding it's quite insulated from the wind so even in colder weather it just feels 'crisp' outside and you don't really get cold.

Service was amazing, we weren't interrupted at all by Zef and Jess (who were fantastic hosts) and enjoyed an amazing short getaway from the hustle and bustle of life. No TV was welcomed, books by the wood stove fire place make you appreciate your surroundings, evenings with no signal (so no phones going off) were blissful.

There is wifi however so if you choose to check email/check news or stream some tv to a tablet then you can.

I almost don't want to give it as good a review as we are certain to book this again and I don't want competition for bookings.

To sum it up, if you want a fast paced vacation, go to vegas, but if you want the beauty of nature, serenity and seclusion or just top quality time with family without the tv and social media then this is the place to get it!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect seclusion and serenity.

  • 5 of 5

Had an absolutely wonderful stay. The epitome of relaxation. The Last night involved the hot tub in the rain. An amazing experience!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brother Dale you are welcome back anytime. Remind me to send some photos of all the chanterelles we'll be eatin' in the Fall!
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Very nice

  • 3 of 5

This place was great !! Only complaint there were bed bugs !!!! Please do something about this .. maybe wash sheets better and more often ive never been bitten by bed bugs and its not a fun experience at all they itch like crazy!! And maybe clean the hot tub better and put down some gravel around it and getting down to it would be a lot better and cheap fix;) .. otherwise great location and stay

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To recount: We tried the beds and inspected and cleaned the entire place and found no evidence of bed bugs. And then we did the whole process again....and again. Our clean hospitable rental is not where you contracted your issue.
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  • 5 of 5

We LOVED the wooded seclusion such a short drive from home (PDX)! Thanks to the caretaker for being responsive to our needs, helpful while unobtrusive! The cabin is rustic but has everything needed to be comfortable. Amazing views overlooking the river.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! :)
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Top notch river property for fishing and fireside chats. Cabin is rustic but has everything needed.

  • 4 of 5

I would come back here, particularly in the late spring/early summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular setting....

  • 2 of 5

Hosts were charming; setting is spectacular.. the deficits were discouraging: no dry kindling for the fire, not enough paper to get the fire restarted in the morning. The moldy coffee grounds in the coffee maker set me off in deciding not to stay the second night, We had hoped to return for additional future stays and would have preferred to share our concerns directly with the hosts but do not have a means to do so. the hosts are new, and I think the setting is more often used for spring, summer and fall days. We were visiting in the harsh rains of Christmas week to be close to family. I doubt that these issues which caused us to leave after one night, would not occur routinely. Had we discussed our concerns with the hosts I am sure they would have provided for our needs. We had accomplished our visits with family and simply preferred to go home without discussing our reasons with the hosts---.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We wondered where you guys had gone. I'm sorry that you found the setting so outside your taste we regret if we as hosts played any part in that. I understand that it can be quite a challenge to start a fire without a large base of very dry kindling. I apologize if there wasn't enough provided. I would have happily chopped some of the maple that was outside the door or even gone across the street to find a dry cedar log if I had been aware. You are the first unhappy lodgers we've hosted so far and I hope that we can have you back for another night some time and impress you with a better experience. Please let us know if you would consider giving it another try and we'll cover you for the night you didn't spend at the cabin and then some. Sincerely, Zeph
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Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
The Tap Room, The Spot, White Horse Saloon,
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Arrowhead Golf Club
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mt Hood Ski Bowl, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Car: necessary

The closest town, Mollala, is eight miles away by a newly paved road, for those times when you want groceries, a hearty lumberjack breakfast, excellent Mexican food, or to start a day of antiquing and exploring. Wonderful wineries, hiking trails, hot springs, and Mount Hood are within easy driving distance for day trips.


Rates & Availability

Molalla Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Firewood $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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