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.
What fun spots you’ve rounded up Brianne!!! I want to stay in ALL of them – Particularly the Fire Lookouts and the Tiny House Hotel!
These all look fun! I especially love the tree house and the light keeper’s house!
These all look like such awesome places! Oregon is at the top of my U.S. bucket list!
That treehouse looks terrifying (for someone with a fear of heights anyways ;).
But those fire lookout ones look awesome, so do the yurts!
What a fun list of places.
Incredible! It is possible to rent for long term?
This post couldn’t of come at a better time.. Looking to travel to Oregon in the next month or two. Definitely looking into the treehouse! So rad!
Yurts are my favorite! Especially in the winter! I will have to check out the rest of these options though because they look amazing.
I love Oregon! It holds a very special place in my heart and I can’t necessarily pinpoint a reason why. It’s just a beautiful place and my husband and I have some very fond memories of a road trip vacation we had there. We want to go back soon with our kids and now I definitely want to stay in those tiny houses! So cool 🙂
I’m sure this was a super fun post to write! I didn’t realize the yurts looked so cozy! We’ll have to try those out! For a luxury stay, I’d love to try out the China Mountain House and the Blackberry Castle!
HOW HAVE I NEVER KNOWN THERE WAS A TREEHOUSE FOR RENT?!?!
Sorry, got excited. Just . . . frickin’ TREEHOUSE!
These are all so great! The fire lookout is on my bucket list- and I know exactly where the blackberry castle is- I’ve driven by that tons of times!
What a great round-up of fun spots to stay! Love all of the different options for lodging in Oregon. As much time as I spend in wine country here, I’ve never heard of Vivid Vineyard Lofts and I am in love with the photo of their kitchen! Adorable!
I love these super quirky rental ideas. We love the yurts in the state parks, but I didn’t know you could rent a fire lookout! That’s awesome!
Such amazing places to stay at in Oregon, can I stay at them all?? We love Portland and often visit once in 2-3 months and crash at our friends place every time but should definitely try, maybe the treehouse sometime.
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This is an amazing list. I definitely have to remember this on my next trip!
What a great list of some amazing fun houses to rent.
I saved for future looking, though I doubt I could ever afford some of these, but still fun!
What an amazing and beautiful list!
Great list my wife and I will have to check out some of these vacation rentals. I especially like the Vivid Vineyard Loft having stayed in the Stoller Vineyards “Pool House” this seems like a very cool way to check out the vineyard.