McKenzie River Inn

McKenzie River Inn “Retreat for the Arts”

McKenzie River Inn

Three acres of lush grounds and 460 feet of river frontage surrounded by old growth forest highlight the historic McKenzie River Inn. Meander along trails that lead to benches and picnic areas or visit our orchard with fruit and nut trees. Stay in one of our riverside cabins or attend the retreats to learn the techniques (world-) class artists use in their work of art.


Our (artist-) retreat-workshop program offers teachings and instruction from various artists (world-) famous for their work throughout the year. The 700 square feet studio is utilized with work benches, easels, and leather sewing machines and our outdoor courses, like painting classes, take place on our patio in spectacular surroundings. These classes have limited enrollment and come with full meals and daily excursions. Check this site for our 2018 itinerary of artist retreats or call us on 541 822 660 or e-mail for more information.

Cabin rental

Spacious and private, the cabins offer a variety of accommodations that may include decks, whirl-pool tubs and full kitchens and have private bathrooms. Two of the three cabins are pet friendly. Parking is provided in designated area’s next to your cabin. We offer free WiFi, high speed internet in and around all buildings including the riverfront.


The majestic McKenzie river. You might have heard this is a world class fly fishing river, awesome rafting with an incomparable scenic beauty, but did you know we have easy accessible and easy to hike to waterfalls, the number one rated hike & mountain bike trail of 26 miles, three hot springs and the 185 feet deep Clear Lake with it’s petrified forest and a ski resort. By car his can all be reached within an hour from the McKenzie River Inn.

The McKenzie River Inn is one of the oldest resorts on the McKenzie with a guest rating of 8.9 (source 2016).

Ask about our guided fly-fishing, couple retreats, rafting trips and scenic floats on site (See links on this site for more info).



Some of our recent reviews (posted on the VRBO web site and copied)


Review #22267813 “The Osprey Cabin Right On The McKenzie River”

Great place. River in the backyard. Cozy cabin. Bert was a great host.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Couldn’t have been a nicer setting.

Date of arrival
May 31, 2018

Jim B.


Review #22341063 “The Osprey Cabin Right On The McKenzie River”

Beautiful, quite, getaway
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Absolutely amazing stay at the Inn. The owners are very kind and accommodating. The cabins are extremely cozy! Highly recommend staying here.

Date of arrival
June 9, 2018

Kathryn K.


Great visit
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Great overnight fishing trip, appreciated the cabin, hospitality and fishing tips! Thank you.

Date of arrival
June 18, 2018

Joe D.


Review #22513404 “The River Otter Cabin on the mighty McKenzie River!”

Cozy cottage with beautiful view of the river (and a great fishing spot!)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I loved the character of the cottage. Paintings on the wall were done by a friend of the owner and the owner is an excellent person. Loved the coziness of the cottage! The cottage has a little deck and leads out to a perfect spot on the McKenzie river. We got to do some fishing right outside of the cottage, it was wonderful! We also thoroughly enjoyed the string of lights that came on in the back.

Date of arrival
June 22, 2018

Austin S.


Review #22680420 “The Osprey Cabin Right On The McKenzie River”

Scenic river cottage
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This cabin was the perfect getaway for my partner and I. Fishing steps from our porch was the best, and the accommodations were comfortable and cozy. The owners were warm, helpful, and friendly. We hope to return next summer!

Date of arrival
July 2, 2018


Review #22932651 “Kingfisher Cabin Right on the McKenzie River”

Best spot I ever stayed with the river right in front of my cabin to fish every morning and evening!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Amazing serinity, very friendly and absolutely stunning scenery. Close to amazing waterfalls, hiking, guides fishing trips, rafting, mountain biking etc.

Date of arrival
July 19, 2018


Review #23063356 “The River Otter Cabin on the mighty McKenzie River!”

Great place
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Beautiful place to stay and relax and enjoy the beautiful McKenzie river

Date of arrival
July 27, 2018


Review #23315282 “The Osprey Cabin Right On The McKenzie River”

Osprey Cabin Review
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Bert: I had a wonderful time at your Osprey cabin. Other than the TV issue, all was excellent. The view, the cleanliness, the service: all top rate. Thanks much!

Jeff M.

Date of arrival
August 10, 2018


Review #23663951 “The River Otter Cabin on the mighty McKenzie River!

”Simple and serene.
A much needed break on the river with no distractions or interruptions. Exactly what I needed.

Thanks so much Bert.

Robin S.
Submitted: Sep 8, 2018 | Stayed: August 2018


Review #23720055 “The Osprey Cabin Right On The McKenzie River”

Relaxing River Inn!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Had a great two night stay in The Osprey Cabin! A quaint get away in the country, right on a beautiful river, with gracious hosts! So close to the river I could have fished from the back patio of the cabin!

Date of arrival
September 7, 2018


Review #23883806 “The Osprey Cabin Right On The McKenzie River”

Beautiful View
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
The cabin was a bit rustic for my taste and well worn. When I mentioned that the couch seemed broken I was told that they are going to update the cabin so I do look forward to staying there again. I did get to see one of the renovated cabins and it was quite nice. That being said bed was super comfortable with lush linens, the place was really clean. In addition to the coffee maker, there was coffee! The river view is spectacular! Bert and Annie are wonderful hosts and overall it was a really nice visit. If you are looking for luxury, keep looking. If your looking for really great surroundings with lovely owners that treat you well and care that you are comfortable and happy then this is the place. I stayed there because I was visiting nearby family so did not participate in their artist’s workshops. They look great and if I can tear myself away from my grand kids I may sign up for one. Thanks for a great week. See you again!

Date of arrival
September 9, 2018


Review #23772615 “The River Otter Cabin on the mighty McKenzie River!”

Relaxation !!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
superb, ! Great way to relax & the river makes you rest easy at night. We will be back >

Date of arrival
September 12, 2018


Review #23880123 “The River Otter Cabin on the mighty McKenzie River!”

Great experience
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
A friend and I stayed 3 nights in the cabin and did 2 days of fishing with Burt. The cabin and location is beautiful and private. The fishing was good. Burt made sure we were having fun and wow, what a great cook! I’ve never had a better lunch!

Date of arrival
September 20, 2018


Review #23932726 “The River Otter Cabin on the mighty McKenzie River!”

Great place on the river!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Perfect for office team building or just a family vacation.

Date of arrival
October 1, 2018


Review #23940464 “Kingfisher Cabin Right on the McKenzie River”

Wonderful, Romantic stay on the McKenzie
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We had a wonderful stay at the McKenzie River Inn in the Kingfisher cabin. The cabin is great for a romantic get away and the river is just steps from the back door. We fished a bit and just really spent time to ourselves. It truly was a nice, reconnected weekend.

Date of arrival
September 28, 2018


Review #24315918 “Kingfisher Cabin Right on the McKenzie River”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Our stay was wonderful! We will definitely return. Complete privacy, very high quality yet completely humble. Quite a combo.
Thank you!!!
Sharon O.

Date of arrival
October 13, 2018



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