McKenzie River Mountain Resort

Two-Night Stay with Optional Waterfall Tour, Biking, or Scrapbooking at McKenzie River Mountain Resort in Central, OR

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Rustic Cabins amid Willamette National Forest

Oregon’s Willamette National Forest stretches across 110 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains, encompassing more than a million acres of cedar and fir trees, alpine streams, and waterfalls. The town of Blue River lies on the western outskirts of the forest, just 40 miles east of Eugene. Here, on 6 rustic acres, is McKenzie River Mountain Resort—an ideal base from which to explore Oregon.

The homey waterside cabins are equipped with full kitchens, overstuffed sofas, and deep soaking tubs. Head to the game room for ping-pong and air hockey, or venture outside to play horseshoes or volleyball. For quality fishing, the Blue River—so named because the rocks in the riverbed seem to tint the water—is the place to go to catch rainbow trout and steelhead salmon.

The waterfall-tour option allows guests to go on a self-guided excursion to three area waterfalls. The mountain-biking package includes bike rentals and scheduled shuttle service that will ferry you to two bike trails. One, the McKenzie River Trail, offers views of waterfalls and pristine lakes amid an 300-year-old growth forest. The trail also includes handmade log bridges, streams, and a lava flow. With the scrapbooking option, guests can hunker down in the conference room with snacks and crafts to make their own scrapbooks.

Blue River, Oregon: Forested Mountain Town near Skiing and Hot Springs

Just 40 miles east of Eugene, the small town of Blue River lies in the western range of the Cascade Mountains near the border of Willamette National Forest. The surrounding McKenzie River Valley is a haven for lovers of the outdoors. Come winter, the Hoodoo ski area in nearby Sisters is a hive of activity, with 32 ski and snowboard runs and a tubing park. You can go for an après-ski soak at Terwilliger Hot Springs, where clothing is optional. When the weather warms up, popular pursuits include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, fishing, and golfing at the Tokatee Golf Club, which boasts views of the Three Sisters Mountains from the greens.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Two-night stay for two

  • Option 1: $199 for cabin 1, 2, or 3 with self-guided waterfall tour, valid 5/7/13–6/30/13 (up to a $458 value)
  • Option 2: $219 for a lodge room with daily mountain-bike rentals and scheduled shuttles to two trails, valid 5/15/13–6/30/13 (up to a $420 value)
  • Option 3: $329 for a bunk room with scrapbooking package, valid for check-in 5/10/13 (up to a $598 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 6/30/13

  • Cancellation policy & fees: 30-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies.
  • Taxes: 9% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Fire pit and outdoor barbecue area
  • Indoor game room
  • Flat-screen TV with basic cable
  • Complimentary WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 6/30/13 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 5/7/13-6/30/13, 5/15/13-6/30/13, or 5/10/13-5/12/13, depending on option purchased
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 30-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • 9% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Cabins 1–3

  • Two queen beds, one twin bunk bed, and one twin/full bunk bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 9
  • Adding occupants above standard: $15 per night for each additional guest
  • Brick fireplace with pellet-stove insert

Lodge Room

  • Bed types vary by room
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4 to 6, depending on room
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed for Groupon offer

Bunk Room

  • Bunk beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: up to 20
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed for Groupon offer

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets up to 40 pounds may stay in Cabins 1, 2, and 3 for an additional $20 per pet per night.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: may be available for an additional fee; request at booking.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 53 miles from Eugene Airport (EUG); about 160 miles from Portland International Airport (PDX)
  • By car: about 43 miles east of Eugene

Customer Reviews

The great atmosphere. Being out in the middle of nowhere but still minutes from great food and great views.
Cristina J. · September 8, 2013
The comments above.
Fran H. · July 21, 2013
pet friendly and clean cabin - nice community fire pit but we supplied our own wood.
Karla D. · July 11, 2013
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