Peaceful Riverfront Escape on the McKenzie

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You'll find peace and solitude here at the cabin along the rushing Mckenzie River. Imagine a day spent exploring waterfalls, swimming holes, hiking and river rafting, then coming home to this restful haven nestled amongst giant trees to pop open a brew, sit on the deck, and take in the views.

While the cabin itself is small, it's the perfect size for a home base for all your adventures. During the colder months, you can enjoy your coffee in front of a warm fireplace, or take a dip in the river for an energizing cold plunge during the hot summer months! The cabin is loaded with board games and ways to spend quality time together at the cabin itself, which we loved.

During our time in McKenzie River, we did four main activities. Firstly, I took my pup with me to see the famous Tamolitch Falls and Blue Pool, and it was a marvellous sight to behold – talk about jaw-dropping blue hues! To cool off after our hike, we all did cold plunges in front of the cabin, then ended the evening at a local brewery with live music. Our adventure came to a close the next morning by watching the sun rise at Blue River Reservoir. It was the perfect (dog-friendly) escape!

Things We Did

  • Hike
  • River
  • Food & Drink
  • Sunrise
Tamolitch Blue Pool Hike
A must-see hike when visiting Oregon! You'll never believe the color of this stunning pool – crystal-clear turquoise! This hike lived up to its name. I brought my pup along (yes, it's dog friendly!) and it took us about two hours (give or take) because he insisted on playing in the river at every single chance he could get! I don't blame him, it was so refreshing!...
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    Cold Plunge in the River
    In desperate need of cooling down after a toasty afternoon hike, we put our brave faces on and ran into the river for a cold plunge! Even though summer has started, the river stays pretty chilly year-round....
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      Tacos, Drinks & Live Music
      The perfect ending to a perfect day: drinks, dogs, tacos, and live blues music! We absolutely loved the whole vibe of this outdoor restaurant. Plenty of picnic tables, dog-friendly, massive fire pit for when it cools off, and a rad live band!...
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        Sunrise at Blue River Reservoir
        Before heading home for the day, we grabbed our coffee and headed down to see this gorgeous lake before the sun came up....

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