Are you looking to visit Oregon, but want to stay somewhere a bit different? Oregon is home to a huge variety of locations, from volcanic wilderness to sheer cliff faces. The differing landscape and vibrant cities make Oregon one of the most popular tourist states in the US.
I have been lucky enough to visit this state from corner to corner. My family lived in the Tacoma, Washington area for quite a few years, while I was working at a bank in San Francisco for 3 years I had the opportunity to visit Portland (and the region around Portland) for several business trips, and Mr. Misadventures and I have spent 5 weeks on the coast when we were RVing as well as a big road trip on the coast and in the wine country as part of a project with Oregon Coast Visitors Association and Willamette Valley Visitors Association.
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Whew! All that to say I’ve got experience!
When it comes to accommodations, here are 12 memorable places you can stay in Oregon that are very trip-worthy. Whether you’re traveling with family, as a couple, or going solo, make this trip one to remember by staying in one of these unique locations.
On The Side Of A Volcano
Mount Hood is a snow-covered volcano in Oregon. Visting this area is pretty safe as it hasn’t seen any major activity for over 200 years, but it’s still a memorable place to visit. Mount Hood is home to lengthy ski seasons and a huge range of outdoor activities including hiking, canoeing, and fishing. For a longer trip consider Mount Hood cabin rentals that allow you to stay on the side of this active volcano!
In A Hobbit House
Oregon is actually home to a few hobbit houses you can stay in. On a working ranch in Southern Oregon, you can find a cute little hobbit house where visitors can stay. There is also a true-to-life hobbit house carved into the hillside you can stay in on Airbnb. Browse the selection of little getaways in Oregon, which range from a cute little hut to a true-to-life hobbit house. (Or if you just want to stay on a ranch, try this one in Bend!)
On A Fire Lookout
Oregon allows visitors to stay in their fire lookouts. Families can camp, eat and view lightning storms from this handy viewpoint. You’ll need to hike to get to these locations, as some of them are in the utter wilderness, but it offers something different for the intrepid traveler.
You’ll need to book in advance as they are very popular. Fire lookouts range from canopied beds in a covered cabin to a simple camping solution, so find the one which suits you. They are also quite tight locations so aren’t suitable for large groups.
In A Lighthouse
Heceta Head Lighthouse is a six-roomed lighthouse cottage that offers its visitors soft bedding, antique furniture, and a seven-course breakfast. The lighthouse is a working one, giving you endless views of the coastline, peaceful nature walks, and the nearby beach. The B&B and the lighthouse itself both made the National Register of Historic Places.
In A Treehouse
Out’n’about Treehouse Treesort is home to 15 treehouses you can arrange to stay in. Choose to sleep between 10 feet and 50 feet off the ground. The treehouses can house between 2 and 4 people, and offer breathtaking views from accommodation straight out of a fairytale. If you’re scared of heights, the lower homes are the perfect alternative for those not yet ready to brave the higher houses.
In The White House
Portland has its very own White House. Enjoy luxurious bedrooms, fine dining, and a touch of romance during your stay. It’s also perfect for wedding venues, large events, and family gatherings. Look like you’re staying in the Oval Office while enjoying a stay in a more relaxed slice of America. (This spot is temporarily closed.)
In A Tiny Caravan House
The Tiny Hotel has five mini houses, each nestled inside a caravan. The tiny houses each come with their own bathroom, kitchen, and, bedroom. Its most spacious tiny house can sleep up to three people. The caravans have a cozy cottage-like feel. The hotel also has local music nights and events, and you can stay for up to one month if you really feel like living in a tiny caravan house for longer periods of time.
On The Edge Of A Cliff
The Oregon Cliff House literally looks over the edge of a cliff, directly onto the McKenzie river below. You can look over miles of verdant tree line, relax to the sound of the water, and feel like you’re a million miles away from the rest of the world. It comes with its own outdoor sports, like wiffle ball and cow balls, and is the perfect antidote to a busy week. (Currently closed after a fire.)
In A (Rumored-To-Be) Haunted Hotel
Are you looking for a spooky story? Stay at the Geiser Grand Hotel. The Geiser Grand is a stunning place to stay, with its breathtaking chandeliers, stained glass windows, and beautiful balconies. Lovingly restored to its 1889 luxury, the hotel is based in Baker City and was originally built as a hotel for wealthy miners and high rollers. Haunted or not, the hotel is a stunning and opulent place to stay.
In A Vintage Trailer
The vintage trailer resort is home to 35 trailers in 20 different styles in Oregon. They all have heating and air conditioning and offer the traveler something a bit different. The site has a pool and is also nearby many of the local wineries and vineyards if you want to venture out in the evening.
In A Vineyard
Oregon is home to hundreds of vineyards, some with their own accommodation. Places to stay range from B’n’Bs to glamping pods, and self-catered guest houses. Some locations offer tours and wine tastings included as part of the package, while others have horseback riding and other adventurous opportunities.
In A Silo
Abbey Road Farms in Oregon has made rooms out of its former farm silos. Each silo is a fully-operational hotel room. The farm is also home to a variety of animal life including alpacas, donkeys, and goats, giving you the chance to experience life on a farm with a bit of style thrown in. The farm is also a vineyard and has its own local tasting rooms where you can sample the local vintage.
Make Memories In Oregon
Whether you’re looking to camp on a mountain or relax in a vineyard, Oregon clearly has something for everyone. If you enjoy sleeping in the lap of luxury, stay at Oregon’s very own White House. If you fancy a scare, try to stay at one of Oregon’s Haunted Houses, or brave an impressive night on a Fire Lookout point. Make memories in Oregon today by visiting one of these memorable destinations.
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- Oregon’s Painted Hills
- Exploring Central Oregon
- Exploring the Oregon Coast
- Things to do in Newport Oregon – Rogue Ales & Spirits
- RV Travels: Weekly Wanderings #31 – Portland
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- RV Travels: Weekly Wanderings #22 – Central Oregon, Dayville
How about you? Have you visited Oregon? Do you have a favorite spot? Would you want to try one of these unique locations?
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