URL: Individual URLs RequiredOregon provides an unparalleled blend of natural landscapes: sheer rock cliffs, dense forests, wild seas, and towering mountains. Add to that a collection of friendly cities and a thriving cultural scene, and you have the recipe for a great vacation. Whether you’re into outdoor adventures or you simply appreciate the beauty of the Earth, this spectacular state makes the perfect destination. The best cabin Oregon cabin rentals place you close to popular attractions and within a short drive of world-class hiking, mountain biking, sightseeing, and paddling.

1. Portland

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As Oregon’s largest city and the undisputed heart of culture and entertainment, Portland offers a welcoming urban environment. If you’re looking for cabins, start your search on the outskirts of the city. For the best views, look for vacation rentals near the Willamette River or the Columbia River; if you’re after forested properties, your best bet is northwest Portland. Thanks to the extensive MAX Light Rail coverage, you can still take advantage of the city’s excellent public transportation system. While you’re in town, rent a kayak for a paddle through the city, or enjoy excellent hiking near downtown at Marquam Nature Park or Macleay Park. In the city, don’t miss the food truck pod at Alder Street.

2. Mount Hood

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Get out of the city with a trip to Mount Hood, a small town with beautiful views of its namesake peak. Here, you can find stunning log cabins tucked into deep forests, or opt for lakeside homes with backyard fishing and boating. If you’re visiting in the winter, take advantage of the snow with a rental near one of the mountain’s six ski resorts. In the summer, hike the network of trails, including the busy Mirror Lake route and the challenging Timothy Lake Trail. The Mount Hood area also features excellent climbing at Carver and Bridge Cliff. In the spring and fall, try out the local wineries and farm tours.

3. Newport

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Experience Oregon’s spectacular coastline in Newport. Enjoy a front-row seat to fall and winter storms with a cabin on the ocean, or enjoy a private dock on Yaquina Bay. If you’re after beaches and hiking trails, vacation rentals near Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site or South Beach State Park. During your visit, be sure to check out Yaquina Head to see Oregon’s tallest lighthouse. In the summer, try out sea kayaking; any time of the year, enjoy a bonfire on the beach. For a fun local experience, head down to the docks and purchase freshly caught seafood directly from fishermen.

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4. Bend

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Enjoy forested landscapes and views of far-off peaks in Bend, a small city in central Oregon. If you’re a climber, rent a cabin near Smith Rock State Park to enjoy close proximity to the area’s best rock faces. For a classic Bend experience, rent a stand-up paddleboard or kayak and head to Soda Creek. This small stream winds through wide-open grasslands, with stunning views of trees and snow-covered mountains. In the winter, head to Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort for skiing and snowboarding, or stay close to the city for excellent cross-country skiing. Snowmobile trails also wind through the local forests; local companies offer starlight snowshoe tours.

5. Camp Sherman

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Immerse yourself in postcard-perfect beauty in Camp Sherman. In this lightly populated area, sparkling rivers wind through open meadows and thick forests, and nearby mountains dot the horizon. Cabins abound, so you can choose from storybook-style homes in the forest or beautiful log cabins next to the Metolius River. From spring through fall, enjoy fly fishing in the river, or rent a canoe for a gentle downstream paddle. If you’re interested in hiking, head to the shores of Lake Billy Chinook to spot unique Oregon hoodoos. Winter brings a variety of outdoor activities; ride through the forests on a snowmobile, or spend a day on the slopes at the Hoodoo Ski Area.

6. Seaside

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Immerse yourself in a vibrant oceanfront community in Seaside. This charming town features a walkable downtown area, as well as a popular 1.5-mile promenade along the ocean. The best cabin rentals lie to the far north and south; many have beautiful ocean views. For the most spectacular seaside scenery, look for rentals near Ecola State Park. During your trip, drive a few miles south to Cannon Beach, where you can explore the beach, check out tide pools, and take a dip in the ocean. See the town from the water with a boat trip down the Necanicum River, or hop on the Tillamook Head National Recreation Trail to hike through the local rainforest.

7. Brookings

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With its quiet atmosphere and remote feeling, Brookings is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. If you want to get off the beaten path, search for rental cabins on the forested, rocky cliffs that overlook the wild seas. For great fishing off of a private dock, search near the Chetco River. After you’re settled in, lace up your hiking boots and head straight for Harris Beach State Park or the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, where beautiful trails wind through the forest. Bring your surfboard and wetsuit to try your luck on the waves, or simply build a bonfire among the rocks on the stunning beach.

 
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