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“Exciting Changes at the Inn!”

The McKenzie River Inn moves into a different direction in 2018!

Artist-in-residence Annie Margarita came up with the idea to invite other accomplished artists and instructors to our place to do retreats with students and to form an artist social hub in the heart of the Cascade mountains. After a lot of brainstorming I think we have a formula that works in many ways. So far 13 retreats/seminars are lined up with seven instructors. From leather carving to handbags, shoemaking to fly fishing, heritage crafts are the theme for 2018. In the meantime the three cabins, the River Otter, Osprey and Kingfisher will be available as vacation homes or overnight rentals (minimum of two nights) when there are no retreats planned on those dates.

Annie and I are very excited about this for we have been looking out to do something that extends our interest in each other’s art without losing all the lodging history the McKenzie River Inn had for forty years. Closing the bed and breakfast was a no brainer, after eighteen years we have been serving lots of guests, but this kind a lifestyle kept me away from spending more time with my kids and from what I like to do most, as a river guide and be part of the artistic world Annie brought with her!

Maybe we sparked your interest in one of our classes or just want to relax in one of our updated cabins….?

“Exciting Changes at the Inn!”

Here is what guests in the cabins had to say about their recent stay:

Dear Bert,

Wow—you are an unique and special person!!! I got your “gift certificate” for the Kingfisher Cabin. I must say, your generosity and consideration was a pleasant surprise and so very much appreciated during a major life event. This death was such a major shock to the family involved. The death occurred the day before our trip to your cabin was to be. The disappointment regarding the loss of the trip was pale compare to the death of a father and a husband!!! The death was not anticipated at all and was a major chock to several people.

Again, your generosity has made a big difference!!! We are all in shock, so I am not sure when we will be able to take advantage of your offer—but we intend on using it at some point. When things settle a bit, I will call and schedule a time when it seems the cabin is available. Also, yes—it would be fun to fit a float trip on the the river!!

Thank you so very much—you have provided a positive memory during a really bad situation—

May 23rd, 2018


Bob C.

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.


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