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Little Cabin on the River - A Coastal Waterfall Wonderland

Coos Bay, OR, USA
  • Cabin750 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + , 1 Bath, (Can sleep 2 adults one child)

The Little Cabin on the River is licensed through the Coos County Public Health Department, State of Oregon.

Hideout in a coastal forest. Built in the early 60's as a fishing retreat, it is a perfect getaway for two adults. Completely remodeled, this cozy little cabin is located right on the river and in the heart of old logging history. With the mountains and river, it provides a perfect excuse to hike, bike, fish and explore. Minutes from Coos Bay, enjoy the beaches, local seafood, and a barbecue all in the same day.

Located on the East Fork of the Millicoma River, three miles from Golden and Silver Falls State Park in Coos County, and with the 92,000 acre Elliott State Forest and the 210,000 acre Weyerhaeuser Millicoma Tree Farm as neighbors, you'll enjoy the beautiful southern Oregon Coast Range at its best.

With a bright open kitchen and living area, it makes your stay comfortable and relaxing. Heated by a gas fireplace, it makes cold winter nights cozy and comfortable. The main bedroom boasts a comfortable queen bed, and in the winter warm cozy flannel sheets and down comforter. There is a small bunk area off of the main bedroom with one small built-in rustic bed.

With 80' of river frontage, watch river birds, otters, ospreys, salmon, chipmunks, quail, deer and the occasional elk, who venture down to enjoy the apple orchard. Build a fire in the fire pit on the river bank below the cabin's private deck and enjoy an evening under the stars. We even provide the wood!

During the summer months, when the river is at its lowest, enjoy a small island where blue heron, ducks, deer, otters, kingfishers, and other river wildlife come to explore. Right in front of the cabin, it makes morning coffee a whole lot more enjoyable.

THE FISH ARE HERE! Chinook salmon spawn in front of the cabin from November to January and steelhead fishing starts mid-December and runs through March. Trout season runs from May 26th through October 31st. In the fall experience the beautiful colors of nature and in the winter, perhaps a snowfall or two.

Spring brings lot's of early wildflowers like the Chocolate Lily, the white and pink Trillium, and the beautiful native rhododendrons in colors from white to deep purple. During the months of July through late September, fill your basket with fresh blackberries or spend time picking apples in our orchard. In October, visit the Mahaffey Ranch in the town of Allegany, and pick out that perfect pumpkin. Enjoy their corn maze and cannon, and the best apple cider in the state.

Open all year are the wonderful hiking trails at Golden and Silver Falls State Park. Hike through an old growth forest of Douglas Fir, Big Leaf Maple and Oregon Myrtlewood, while enjoying the scenic, beautiful and historic Glenn Creek. At a height of 240' Golden Falls is quite possibly the most impressive waterfall in the Coast Range of Oregon. Both falls are located within a rustic state park, adorned by a trail system and a nice picnic area at the trailhead. Originally the Allegany to Scottsburg Pack Trail, Silver Falls hiking path was a stage coach route from 1909 to 1912.

Featuring a fully equipped kitchen, and plenty of towels, pack your toothbrush, and those books you've wanted to read, and stay awhile. Whatever you choose, we know you'll enjoy your stay.

(We have provided several books on our area's local history, covering logging, legends and mysteries, along with vintage photos covering the original town of Allegany and Golden & Silver Falls. Hike above Golden Falls and explore the old homestead, making for an exciting day trip.)

Keywords: Cabin, Mountains, Forest, River, Waterfall, Wildlife, Fishing, Salmon, Steelhead, Hiking, Exploring, Hunting, Oregon Coast, Peaceful, Relaxing, Cozy, Private, Ocean, Beaches, Fall Colors, Wild Flowers, Logging History, Star Gazing


Tom & Dee Jackson

Member Since 2010
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Tom & Dee Jackson

We enjoy fishing, gardening, and hiking. My husband has been fishing here since he was eight years old. We both enjoy the awesome seclusion of this area. This picture, taken in front of the cabin, shows my husband, Tom, with a fresh caught steelhead. Caught right alongside the cabin, it weighed out at 14 lbs and 32''. Another great place to fish for steelhead, is at Nesika Park, located just three minutes from the cabin!

Tom & Dee Jackson purchased this Cabin in 2010

Why Tom & Dee Jackson chose Coos Bay

Tom grew up alongside this little cabin. When it came up for sale in 2010, we couldn't think of anything better than to open it to family, friends, and travelers. Tom's family has been a part of this wonderful valley since the 50's. Never crowded, it is a great place to kick back and relax. The weather is milder here and we don't get that cold wind or fog off the ocean. This is a rural area, but also a safe and fun place to bring your family. Mine grew up here.

What makes this Cabin unique

You can really enjoy all of the seasons here. We look forward to the summer barbecues, swimming, and just being outside. Fall is wonderful with all the trees changing colors and the salmon traveling up river to spawn. One of the best places to see this is right in front of this little cabin. Winter brings wild mushroom picking, and the rain, which raises the river and makes Golden and Silver Falls so spectacular. Fishing is one of my family's favorite things to do, so we live where they can do that. Even our five-year old Great-Granddaughter fishes with her Papa. In Spring everything is green, the birds start to nest, and the mountains are covered with beautiful morning mist.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Queen size Bed with comfy flannel sheets and soft downy comforter in the winter, and soft sateen sheets for the summer. Feather pillows, soft blankets and a memory foam mattress. There is a single bed in a small room off of the main bedroom. Ideal for one child.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Antique claw-foot deep soaking tub with separate shower.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Surrounded by the Oregon Coastal mountains, including the Elliott State Forest, and Weyerhaueser Millicoma Tree Farm. Three miles from Golden and Silver Falls State Park, Coos County, Oregon.
        • Near The Ocean
          We are 45 minutes from Shore Acres and Sunset Beach.
        • River
          Located on the East fork of the Millicoma River, at the junction of Glenn Creek.
        • Rural
          Located in the Glenn Creek area of Coos Bay, Coos County, Oregon.
        • Water View
          The cabin's private deck is 50 feet from the Millicoma River.
        • Waterfront


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Bottled Water
                    • Carport
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Covered Parking
                      Carport, one car
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Firewood
                    • Free Long Distance
                      Within the United States
                    • Garage
                      Detached carport, one car
                    • Gas Fireplace
                    • Gas Heating
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      All electric heat, with the exception of the gas fireplace.
                    • Internet
                      Satellite internet available. Provided as a courtesy. No downloading of movies or music please.
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Linens Provided
                      Two sets of sheets, extra pillows, blankets, and all the towels you should need.
                    • Living Area
                    • Living Room
                      Couch, TV, Stereo
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Winter, room for a car and boat. Summer, room for additional vehicles.
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      During the summer room for an RV, car, boat. Winter room for a car and boat.
                    • Secure Parking
                    • Shampoo
                    • Telephone
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      We do not provide beach/river towels. Please bring your own.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Laundry soap provided.


                        • Kitchen
                          Dish soap provided.
                        • Blender
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffee and coffee filters provided.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Teapot, crockpot, toaster, bakeware, mixer, cookie sheets, bread pans, cutting boards and casserole dishes.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Plenty of dishes, cups, both drinking and wine glasses, and silverware, including steak and carving knives.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Dishwasher soap provided.
                        • Freezer
                          Plenty of ice available.
                        • Grill
                        • Catering Available
                          Available, if arrangements made in advance. Also groceries.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Coffee, sugar, flour, rice, creamer, salt/pepper and some seasonings/spices.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          All electric kitchen.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Dining area with view of river.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • MP3 Dock
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  We provide some board games, two decks of cards and numerous puzzles.
                                • Books
                                  We also have a small library offering fiction and non-fiction books along with Readers Digest, Better Homes & Garden, and Sunset magazines.
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Satellite TV
                                • Stereo
                                  A stereo with CD player and iPod docking station.
                                • Television
                                  32' HDTV
                                • Video Library
                                  Can accommodate special requests.


                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Fun river to bring your kayak or canoe.
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Binoculars
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      80' of river frontage with access. Patio furniture (table, chairs, lounge/pads) provided.
                                    • Deck Furniture
                                    • Fully Fenced Property
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      All areas of the cabin, front yard, fenced yard and river fire pit, are grass.
                                    • Outdoor Furniture
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Both propane and charcoal BBQ grill. We provide lighter fluid and briquettes.
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      Deck overlooks river. 50' from river.
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • marina
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • forests
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • pond
                                            • rain forests
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • waterfalls
                                            • winery tours
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • photography
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • racquetball
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • We provide a hair dryer, hand soap, first aid kit, candles, kerosene lanterns, battery operated lanterns, flashlights, bottled drinking water, body wash, shampoo/conditioner, binoculars, dish soap and laundry detergent. We also encourage our guests to enjoy our apple orchard, walk down the private community lane, pick wild black berries, and enjoy the neighbor's llamas. Lots of wildlife. We have a herd of deer. several cubbies of quail, and a magnificent American Bald Eagle, who surveys the river frequently. Natural swimming hole upstream near Glenn Creek junction and the Millicoma River (within walking distance from the cabin). Also wading/swimming is available at Golden & Silver Falls State Park.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 3:30 PM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              101 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              CCCC = clean cozy cute cabin

                                                              sharon F.

                                                              it was like a little Mansion of a Cabin in the woods if you can picture that! the cabin is so perfectly stocked they haven't left anything out! they also have very interesting books on Oregon History -CCCC- clean,cozy,cute,cabin.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for the review. I really enjoyed your way of describing our little cabin. :)

                                                              It was such a pleasure having you as our guests. Enjoy your summer, and please come again!

                                                              Wonderful Cabin by the river

                                                              Jan And dean D.

                                                              This place is perfect for lovers of woods and trees,ferns and mosses. The hummingbird feeder provides continuous entertainment. The river itself has a hilarious goose who floats down then swims or flys back. The Stellar jays live up to their name. Leave all that traffic noise behind and come here for nature at its finest. Don’t forget to learn about myrtlewood.


                                                              Jackie H.Springfield, Oregon

                                                              Loved the little cabin. Very peaceful. Clean and spacious.

                                                              Wonderful relaxing place.

                                                              Hope are the roads to this cabin pretty clear in N B.

                                                              My husband and I absolutely loved our stay at the little cabin on the river. Eagles in the morning landing on the trees right next to the cabin. We couldn't have asked for a better place. It was much better then we could have ever expected. We will definitely try and come back again. I hope it's not so booked that we can't get in. Thank you Tom and Dee for a wonderful place for us to stay. Oh and our little dogs loved it too. Harmony loved watching the Blue Jays land on the railing in the mornings.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              You and your family were an absolute delight. We would be very pleased to see you again. Wishing you and your family the very best in the coming holidays. Thank you for coming!

                                                              Overall very nice.

                                                              Brenda P.

                                                              The cabin itself is very nice and very well appointed. They have done a beautiful job in providing a lot of history of the area in both pictures and books. There is not really a good access to the river if that is what you are looking for. Our lifestyle changed from the time we booked to the time we actually stayed in that we took custody of our 9 year old granddaughter and had to pay an additional cost, which was somewhat understandable because she did use up some laundry I guess. We were told that the place wasn't geared for kids, but they had a swing in the yard and bunk beds. We thought that was odd. Dee did deliver some kid movies, which was nice, and they offered peaches which we took advantage of. We had a huge issue with the bed not being very comfortable at all! Very soft. We both did not sleep well - always rolling to the middle, and when I stripped the bed at the end of our stay (a requirement) I discovered a very soft foam addition to the mattress. Ugh!. We also saw a note when we arrived to expect to hear Weyerhaeuser trucks as early as 3am! Fortunately we didn't hear them, but that would have been double-awful and a good thing to disclose - but can understand why they wouldn't do that up front. All in all, an okay stay if you like being rural, which we do - but not a good place to take active children unless the water is low (which it was allowing loads of entertainment for her). Although the owners did their best to give you privacy by design, it is not as private as the picture portrays. We probably won't be back.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              One of the first things a vacation rental owner does is to take corrective criticism and make changes when possible. The other thing a conscientious vacation rental owner does, when a review is so far out of sync, is take all of the past reviews and work from them.

                                                              We have and will continue to provide a comfortable, affordable, and enjoyable experience at our cabin. I am sorry that you did not experience that.

                                                              NOTE: I just need to address some things that you unfortunately felt necessary to mention in your "review." First the "foam mattress" is a memory foam mattress that accompanies a Beauty Rest Mattress. We do carry an Oregon Health License, which means our cabin is "clean" and meets all requirements. Most vacation rentals DO NOT have health licenses. Also, the note on the Weyerhaeuser trucks was just information for our guests when they asked, because we are "in" a working tree farm where logging "trucks" do travel. We have "never" had a complaint about the "noise" at any time a guest has stayed, including you. Also, adding your granddaughter was adding an additional guest, unless you don't think of her as one, which was above our "two guest special" that you were charged when initially making your reservation. If you had noticed, I did not review your stay because, quite frankly, you left the cabin a mess, although you were still fully refunded your security deposit. With that said, we are very "pleased" you will not be back either.

                                                              PS: The swing is for our guests, whether small or large, but was originally put there for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren to enjoy when the family stays for holidays. Yes, our family stays at the cabin also and we treat it as a part of our home, because it is.

                                                              Super fantastic cabin

                                                              Ryan R.

                                                              9-11-17 to 9-15-17

                                                              Thank you so much for sharing your slice of heaven. We loved this week so much! We appreciated how stocked up and clean this place was! We couldn't have asked for a better week here. The view's are breathtaking. This stay really recharged my soul. I think there must be magic in the air here. Thank you again for all of the memories.

                                                              Ryan & Jessica, San Antonio, TX

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              It was a pleasure having you. Please come again!


                                                              Coos Bay, OR, USA

                                                              Crabbing, wild mushroom picking, sand dune ATV rentals, charter boat fishing, and native American culture/activities. Where to fish? Owners can help, and provide river fishing guides . Trout season runs from May 26th through October 31st. For more fishing/hunting information go to www.dfw.state.or.us.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Additional Guest Fee
                                                              $0 - $23
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              SPECIAL - $95 per/night for 2 guests ONLY January 01 to April 30, 2018 SPECIAL - $105 per/night for 2 guests ONLY May 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018 SPECIAL - $95 per/night for 2 guests ONLY October 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 Stay 6 nights get 7th night FREE. Stay 2 weeks get 2 nights FREE. Guests paying by check/cash receive a 3% discount. Discount not offered through VRBO/PAYPAL for e-checks. Debit/credit card payments accepted through PayPal or VRBO Pet Fee $10 per pet/per night. No large breeds, two medium or small breeds. No pets allowed without a signed Pet Addendum.

                                                              101 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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