McKenzie River Inn

McKenzie River Inn “Retreat for the Arts”

The historic McKenzie River Inn has 3 acres and 460 feet of river front on the McKenzie River surrounded by old growth forest. Unique, exclusive and romantic, stay in our private riverside cabin or attend a retreat to learn a new skill as you enjoy everything the area has to offer.


Our retreat program offers teachings and instruction from various artists famous for their work throughout the year. The 700 square feet studio utilizes  work tables, easels, and leather sewing machines; our outdoor courses, like painting classes, take place on our river patio. Many classes have limited enrollment. Check this site for our 2020 itinerary of artist retreats, call us at 541 658 2000 or e-mail for more information.

Cabin rental

Spacious and private, the exclusive and unique Kingfisher cabin offer a variety of accommodations that includes patio, whirl-pool tub and full kitchen. This cabin is pet friendly. Parking is provided in designated area close to your cabin. We offer free WiFi, high speed internet in and around all buildings including the riverfront.

Please note: We do have a minimum two night stay in the cabins June 15th through September 15th.

Call 541 658 2000  for the best price!


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 hikes to waterfalls, three hot springs and the 185 feet deep Clear Lake with it’s petrified forest and a ski resort and two covered bridges.  All within an hour of 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 by Bert’s Guide Service, couple retreats, rafting trips and scenic floats  (See links on this site for more info).


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



Cute Cozy Cabin in an Excellent Location

Such a serene spot to spend an evening! Bert was a very helpful host and even recommended a great nearby hike for me.

Amelia, December 29th, 2019


Review #29563779

Spent our 12th anniversary weekend here, very cozy and cant get much closer to the river! Bert was great and made getting checked in and settled very easy.
Date of arrival – December 27, 2019


Cozy clean cabin on the McKenzie River. There are two hot springs located within 30 minutes of the cabin. Restaurants are limited and lackluster, but the cabin has full kitchen amenities at your disposal. The host Bert was very friendly and helpful. We would stay again.
Dec 27, 2019

The Osprey Cabin Right On The McKenzie River
Review #28816250

Super clean and comfy! Also really comfortable bed. Gorgeous view of river right from patio. Will definitely be back for future vacations!
Date of arrival – October 12, 2019

Amazing property 30 feet from the river. Great weather and so was the fishing.
Date of arrival – September 20, 2019

Review #28292497

We were greeted by Bert upon arrival and he was very friendly. He showed us the cabin, answered our questions and then left us to our privacy for the next two days of our stay. If you are looking for a place to relax, fish, raft, or a great location for day drives of the beautiful mountains and rivers around McKenzie River off 126, I highly recommend staying in any one of Berts houses. We came back refreshed and ready for the week. Thank you Bert, we will return again! Sincerely, The Van Vlack’s

Date of arrival – August 31, 2019


Date of arrival – August 31, 2019

The Osprey Cabin Right On The McKenzie River
Review #27560721
Location is beautiful, directly out your door is the river. We ate breakfast on the deck overlooking the river and it was amazing. So glad they had a little well equipped kitchen and comfortable bed with hotel style bedding. Loved it!

Date of arrival – July 26, 2019

Kingfisher Cabin Right on the McKenzie River

Review #26849790


Don’t look any further…book it while you can!

Date of arrival – June 28, 2019

The Osprey Cabin Right On The McKenzie River

Review #26849891


Clean, awesome bed, quaint cabin…fantastic view and scenery

Date of arrival – June 28, 2019


Great spot, great host, terrific views, very peaceful. Would stay again. Had to leave early due to illness but it was a lovely area.
Jul 9, 2019

Deborah , (US)
Reservation Number 
Pro: -The location was relaxing and in a gorgeous setting. The owners were delightful and very helpful with suggestions regarding what to visit, and historical information about the area. Annie Margarita is an excellent artist and very generously shared her art studio with me. The owners son, an excellent clarinetist, graciously played for me one evening outside by the fire where his parents were enjoying a relaxing reward after a hard days labor attending to the grounds.
Con: -Nothing.











Value for money



Kingfisher Cabin Right on the McKenzie River

Review #26780250

We enjoyed our stay there, and very glad we picked the Kingfisher cabin. An older remodeled cabin but we thought it was quite nice. The bed was comfortable,. We did get cool at night, but turned on the heater and all was well. We want to stay there again! Also, Bert & Annie are nice and friendly and made us feel welcome! Thank you Bert & Annie!


date of arrival : June 21, 2019



Arrival date: Fri, Jun 7
Beautiful romantic cabin!

The cabin was super easy to find. Bert greeted us as soon as we got there and was super nice and friendly. The cabin is beautiful! Surrounded by trees in the front and back and the river is literally like 30 feet away 😊�, very private and romantic. Inside the cabin the bed was super comfortable, kitchen has everything you need, there’s also a small desk, couch, cd/cassette/radio player and air conditioning. In the bathroom there is a shower and a amazing jaccuzzi tub with Jets and fits 2 people perfectly with lots of room. You open the glass doors in the back of the cabin and there is a small BBQ grill and a patio table set to enjoy the view of the river. There is a grassy area right up front to enjoy the sun and the river. In the cabin you can see and experience the river from your bed! It is just beautiful! Thank you so much for the hospitality and amazing cabin, we will definitely be back 😊�!

Older Charm
Posted May 30, 2019
Burt is a wonderful host. The cabins are exceptionally clean which is difficult to accomplish in classic cabins even when they are fully remodeled. Beds are best quality.



8 out of 10
by Rebecca on
Posted May 19, 2019
Beautiful and very peaceful. Doesn’t get much better than to wake up to that view! And dog friendly a definite plus.

5 out of 5
by Anonymous on
Posted May 19, 2019


Arrival date: Sun, Apr 21, 2019
River Wonderful!

Thanks to our special host we had a very cozy, lovely stay at the Inn! My birthday was extra special with the wonderful view of the River from our cabin. Spectacular spot in the universe! Thank you so much Bert!

Paula & Tony



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 #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 #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 #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

Review #24784074 “Kingfisher Cabin Right on the McKenzie River”
killer river view!!  
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Ahhh so relaxed now. We stayed 2 nights and the only problem was that we couldn’t hang longer. Perfect get away.
We are refreshed, renewed, and very grateful.
Love the dog friendly aspect.
The bed was insanely comfy too! The whole area is gorgeous. We’re already discussing our return.
Date of arrival  
December 25, 2018





































































A herd of 11 elk visit our orchard on a regular basis, occasionally they cross the river in front of the cabins…..

Elk 720p click to play

This is just an excerpt of the wildlife we experience at the McKenzie River Inn. Across the river is a nesting pair of Bald Eagles. Resident Red breasted Sapsuckers are often seen foraging in the black english walnut tree. Beavers, Mink and Fishers can be spotted at dusk and dawn.

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