Considering the quirkiness and diversity of Oregon’s residents, it’s no surprise that Oregon is also home to some beautiful and unique AirBnbs and vacation rentals. If you’re planning a trip to the Pacific Northwest, save yourself the research and check out these awe-inspiring retreats for a getaway you won’t soon forget.
Portland: Iconic Saul Zaik Treehouse
Located three miles from downtown Portland in the city’s Southwest hills, this treehouse is an architectural and engineering marvel. Surrounded by lush forests, the home boasts spectacular views of the city and nearby nature reserve. Guests love the floor-to-ceiling windows, modern decor, friendly host, and – of course – the gorgeous views.
Oregon Fire Lookouts:
If you want an adventure that doesn’t involve pitching a tent, consider renting one of Oregon’s Fire Lookouts. Located in Mill City, Gold Butte Lookout – one of Oregon’s many Fire Lookouts available for rent – is perched atop Gold Butte and sits at an elevation of 4,618 ft. The lookout was built in 1934 and restored in 2005 by an amazing volunteer effort. Surrounded by an exterior catwalk, guests at the lookout can enjoy panoramic views of the Cascade Range.
Heceta Head Lighthouse:
An iconic landmark on the Oregon Coast, Heceta Head Lighthouse is perched atop a cliff in Yachts, Oregon. The circa 1894 lighthouse and Light Keeper’s house are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Light Keeper’s cottage is one of the last remaining on the Pacific coast. The Heceta Head Keeper’s House has been converted into a bed and breakfast, where guests can rent a room for the night, and enjoy beautiful views of the ocean in an antique and authentic setting.
China Mountain House:
Perched atop a secluded bluff, boasting beautiful views of the Southern Oregon coastline sits the charming China Mountain House. Here, modern architecture and mother nature combine to offer guests the art-filled ambiance of a downtown loft surrounded by the tranquil beauty of nature. Located in Port Orford, Oregon, this beautiful beach house features a home theater system, large deck, 12 foot high ceilings and glass walls facing the ocean, as well as beautiful decor featuring pieces of original art.
Medieval architecture meets modern amenities at Blackberry castle, where guests can stay like royalty in a secure and peaceful environment. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Portland, you’ll feel hours – and centuries – away from the city’s hustle and bustle. The beautiful home features a tennis court, indoor trampoline, European sauna, theater room, gym (with a built-in climbing wall), a fully stocked bar with three beers on tap, five full bedrooms and bathrooms, a beautiful oasis with palm trees, a mini vineyard with an in-hill wine cellar, and much more. If you’re looking for a luxurious lodging experience, here’s one you won’t soon forget.
Camp in comfort at one of Oregon’s yurts. Oregon State Parks’ Yurts protect you from the elements, and offer kitchens, covered porches and even heat and electricity, making them a great tent alternative for camping in Oregon’s unpredictable weather. The rustic yurts sleep five, are 15′ in diameter, and feature a skylight that opens as well as an outdoor fire pit.
Isabella Luxury Yacht:
If you’re visiting Oregon during the summer, and looking for a luxurious lodging option, Isabella mega yacht will definitely float your boat (had to say it). Isabella is a luxurious, 118′ Westport with 5,000 square feet of living space featuring five suites, onboard hot tub, fine dining and more. You can stay dockside or, for longer visits, charter the yacht to a favorite destination. While Isabella’s home port is Portland, throughout the summer she travels along the beautiful Columbia and Willamette Rivers. The yacht features an overnight dock at Beacon Rock, or will anchor to view the spectacular Multnomah Falls. She will also cruise to the San Juan Islands, BC Coast lines and the inside passages to Alaska.
Bonus: They also have a private jet to fly guests to and from her location.
Caravan – The Tiny House Hotel
Located in the heart of Portland’s Alberta Arts district, Caravan is the world’s first tiny house hotel. In these tiny houses, funky and artistic design elements meet multi-functional and space efficient furnishing to provide guests 120 – 170 square feet of cute yet comfortable living space. All of Caravan’s tiny houses are built by local builders, and feature flushing toilets, hot showers, electric heat, a sitting area, a kitchen, and plenty of local-made art as well as sustainable, fair trade products. Visit this one-of-a-kind hotel to experience what it’s like to stay in a custom-made tiny house on wheels.
Vivid Vineyards Loft
Located on a working vineyard in Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Vivid Vineyards Loft is an ideal lodging experience for wine lovers looking to tour the area’s boutique vineyards. The custom loft features vaulted ceilings with skylights, an open living room with large windows, and cozy seating areas that are great for relaxing after a long day of wine tasting. The lavishly equipped, free-flowing kitchen was designed by a French-trained pastry chef and is sure to fulfill any foodie’s fantasy.