11 Cool and Unusual Places to Stay in Oregon

Oregon is one of the top, if not the top, places to visit in the United States. It’s easy to see why with all the good beer, delicious food, and beautiful scenery! There’s so many options when looking for places to stay in Oregon, and while we love a good hotel room with all the comfort and normal amenities, we’re also really into finding cool places to stay. Because we’re so into finding off the beaten path accommodations, we thought we’d share some of our favorites. We’re bringing you some of the most unique places to stay in Oregon. We’re talking treehouses, cabins, greenhouses, and even a teepee. Being Oregon locals, one of our favorite things to do is road-tripping around the state to explore new places. Oregon is easy to get around and a very pretty state to drive around. So next time you’re visiting Oregon and looking for a great road trip from Portland, we have some new places for you to try! Believe us, all your friends will be super jealous when you’re sleeping in a treehouse or yurt! Here are some cool places to stay in Oregon.

1. An adorable tiny house hotel in Portland, Oregon

Tiny homes are becoming the next big thing, and Portland has capitalized on that with visitors, making the worlds first tiny home hotel in the Alberta district of Portland. Caravan has 6 different custom built tiny homes available to rent, on an urban lot in the Alberta district of Portland. The hotel includes a fire pit, BBQ, Adirondack chairs.  Each tiny house is stocked with everything you need, including cookware, microwave, fridge, complimentary coffee and tea, and much more. Some are even pet-friendly (with a one time pet fee of $25).  If you’re thinking about a living in a tiny home this is a great test, rent it for the weekend first. There will be plenty other tiny home hotels popping up in other cities soon. Add this to the top of the list of the cool places to stay in Portland!

What to do in Alberta district: eat at Radio Room, the Tin Shed, the Alberta St. Pub and the famous Grilled Cheese Grill.  Have ice cream at the most amazing ice cream place ever, Salt n Straw. And if you are in town on the last Thursday of the month, the infamous Last Thursday art walk is just outside your front door!

Don’t miss some of our favorite things to do in Portland

Cost: Starting at $165/night     Website: Tiny House Hotel

Distance from Portland: 15 minutes from downtown Portland

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A small village of tiny homes formed together to make up a tiny home hotel. Photo Credit: Tiny House Hotel

If you’re looking for an awesome airbnb in the heart of Portland, check this one out

2. A cozy vintage airstream trailer in Dayton, Oregon

Located in the perfect place for exploring Oregon’s wine country, The Vintages Resort is a group of 31 vintage trailers set inside the Willamette Wine Country RV park. These airstreams are some of the most romantic places to stay. Each trailer is slightly different but all trailers include gourmet pour over coffee, terrycloth robes, the best mattresses ever, high quality linens, propane grills, and all the utensils the need, including a wine opener! All trailers have heat and air-conditioning. Some trailers are pet-friendly. The perfect location for a weekend of wine tasting. Oregon wine country definitely has some cool places to stay, but this vintage airstream park is one of our favorites.

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What to do in Dayton: The number one thing you should do is wine tasting!  The Willamette Valley is the Mecca of wine in Oregon, especially Pinot Noir. The Willamette Valley is one of the nations top wine producing regions and there are more than 300 wineries in the area. Favorite wineries to hit include Stoller Family Estate and Domaine Serene. If you don’t like wine, the Evergreen Aviation and the Space Museum are close by. Enjoy the spa at Allison Inn. Eat at the Joel Palmer House or Block House Cafe.

Cost: From $115/night     Website: The Vintages

Distance from Portland: 1 hour

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A resort full of vintage and modern trailers, complete with a pool, hottub, fitness center, and store.

Check prices at the vintages resort

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3. An isolated lookout in Sisters, Oregon

If you’re looking to get away from it all and just enjoy a gorgeous view, the Green Ridge Lookout is the perfect place. One of the most unique hotels in Oregon to stay for a night, as its 20 feet above the ground with incredible views of Mt. Jefferson and the Metolius River Basin. The lookout has windows facing every direction and you can enjoy a panoramic view of the snowy mountains. The 2-story lookout includes solar powered lighting, a propane refrigerator, a fireplace, heater, range, and an oven. There is also a nearby outhouse and fire pit. You’ll need to bring your own water, toilet paper, and food. This places fills up fast and is only open May-October, so make sure to book early.

What to do in Sisters: Ski at Mt Jefferson, do some catch-and-release fly fishing on the Metolius River, or hike through the forest. Head into Sisters for a bite to eat and drink at Three Creeks Brewing.

Cost: $40/night     Website: Recreation.gov

Distance from Portland: 3 hours

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The Green Ridge lookout is 20 feet above the ground with incredible views of snow-capped mountains and dense forest. Photo Credit: Recreation.gov

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4. A historic lighthouse in Yachats, Oregon 

Located on highway 101 on the Central Oregon Coast, the the Heceta Head Lighthouse Inn sits right next to the Lighthouse. The lighthouse and the innkeepers house are both historic landmarks. The lighthouse is said to be the most photographed lighthouse in the United States. The lighthouse is one of the most unique hotels on the Oregon Coast. The bed and breakfast is located inside the innkeepers house, perched on a cliff with an incredible view of the Pacfic Ocean and the beach.  The inn includes 4 guest rooms with private baths and 2 rooms with a shared bath. Kitchen is available for use by the guests.  If the view from the bed and breakfast is not enough to convince you, then maybe learning that each guest gets a seven course breakfast will help you decide. The menu changes seasonally, but they highlight the best of Oregon with artisan cheeses, local sausages, and fresh produce.

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What to do in Yachats: There is plenty to do along the Oregon Coast. Cape Perpetua and Thors Well, two of the popular landmarks along the Oregon Coast, are located just south of  Yachats. Stop by Yachats State Park for some tide pools. Grab a beer at Yachats Brewing. Eat at Ona Restaurant or The Drift inn.

Cost: Starting at $125/night       Website: Heceta Lighthouse Inn

Distance from Portland: 3 hours

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Heceta Head lighthouse inn is perched on the edge of a cliff with a magnificent view of the ocean. Photo Credit: Heceta Head Lighthouse

5. A scenic treehouse in Cave Junction, Oregon

Who doesn’t want to stay high above the ground in a treehouse? The Out ‘n About Treehouses are home grown. The “treesort” is part of 36 acres of woods, right near Siskiyou National Forest. A treehouse is one of the most unique hotels in Oregon. There is a central facility that includes a kitchen, bathroom, and laundry. Breakfast is included in the price. Also available is zip-lining, rafting, hiking, and horseback riding. No phones, air-conditioning or tv available in the rooms. Be aware, only a few of the treehouse have bathrooms inside, so pay attention when booking.

What to do in Cave Junction: The Oregon Caves National Monument is filled with marble caves available for guided tours. Drink wine along the Applegate Valley Wine Trail.  Eat at Wild River Brewing and Pizza Company.

Cost: Varies depending on the season starting at $120/night for 2 people, $290/night for 4 people      Website: Out n About Treesort

Distance from Portland: 4.5 hours

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Out n About Treesort is a 5 star treehouse resort for adventurous travelers. Photo Credit: “A tree house for a family?” (CC By 2.0) by Nicolas Boullosa

6. A rustic glamping tent in Hood River, Oregon

This is another great glamping space in Oregon!  Westcliff Lodge has regular hotel rooms as well as 2 glamping tents but why would you want to stay in a regular room when the tents have a phenomenal view of the river? The tents are 12″ by 14″ canvas tents, filled with everything you need. The lodge is set on 5 acres and the tents are secured in the back. A port-a-potty and outdoor shower are located nearby.

What to do in Hood River: Visit the Columbia River Gorge, 80 miles of waterfalls and cliffs, for wonderful hiking and viewpoints.  Get your fill on good Oregon beer at some of the best breweries in Oregon: Pfriem Family Brewers, Full Sail brewing, and Double Mountain Brewing. During the summer, wind-surf or paddle bard on the Columbia River. Eat at Bettes Place for breakfast (the cinnamon rolls are amazing), and Celilo Restaurant and Bar for dinner.

Cost: $83/night        Website: Westcliff Lodge

Distance from Portland: 1 hour

Book a night in a glamping tent

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Westcliff lodge has 2 glamping tents right on the water for a scenic view. Photo Credit: Leanto


7. Relax in the wilderness on the Rogue River

This is no ordinary lodge. Paradise Lodge can only be accessed by boat, raft, or hiking in. Which means this place is definitely away from civilization, and the perfect spot for relaxing. Located right on the lower Rogue River, surrounded by diverse wildlife, you are literally in the middle of the forest. Paradise Lodge has 6 different cabins, that have 18 total rooms. Choose between riverview or meadowview rooms. Each room has a private fall bathroom and deck access.  Accommodation rates include the stay, appetizers, dinner, dessert, and breakfast. There’s also a store if you happen to forget anything. Dogs are welcome for an additional $50 pet deposit.

What to do: The perfect spot to unplug and relax, or get out and adventure. You’re in the wilderness, so don’t plan on driving anywhere while you’re here, but there’s plenty of outdoor actives to do. There’s 38 miles of hiking trails, rafting and boating excursions, and plenty of wildlife to fill your free time.

Cost: $175/night to hike in     Website: Paradise Lodge

Distance from Portland: 4.25 hours

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Leave the hustle behind, and hike or boat in to the Paradise Lodge. Photo Credit: Paradise Lodge

8. An ecofriendly cabin in Port Orford, Oregon

These unique cabins in Oregon has 5 cabin suites nestled among a forest of trees, and only 2 minutes to the ocean. The grounds sit atop a bluff overlooking the ocean. A very quiet and serene location, as no cars are allowed near the cabins, allowing for a quiets night sleep. Not only are the cabins serene, but the most beautiful part might just be the open air jetted spa.

What to do in Port Orford: Cape Blanco lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse continually operating in Oregon. Whale watch or body surf at Port Orford Bay, one of the most spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The Oregon Coast has plenty of hiking options, depending on your fitness level. If you’re into golf, Bandon Dunes golf course is only an hour away. Eat at Griffs on the dock, Wild Oaks Grill, or Crazy Norweigians.

Rate: starting at $198/night     Website: Wildspring Guest Habitat

Distance from Portland: 4.75 hours

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This beautiful eco resort sits on 5 acres, with cozy cabins, a beautiful view, and gorgeous outdoor hottub. Photo Credit: “Wildspring” (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0by Oregon Coast LLC

9. Camp in a teepee in Madras, Oregon

Kah-nee-ta Resort and Spa has 20 teepees to rent, each with its own fire pit. Bring your fiends, as theres room for 10 people in each teepee. Just because its a resort doesn’t mean its not camping. The teepees are clustered in a field. You bring your own bedding and camping essentials. The resort is a popular family vacation as theres plenty to do for all ages, with a spa, hot springs pool, and golf course right there for the guests convenience.

What to do in Madras: At the resort, the hot springs mineral pool is heated during the winter and cooled during the summer, play miniature golf, relax at the spa, or golf at the course. Nearby is the Indian Head Casino, The museum at Warm Springs, and Smith Rock State Park.

Rate: $69/night        Website: Kahneeta Resort and Spa

Distance from Portland: 2 hours

Book your stay now

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Camp in a teepee with all your friends, with access to a hot springs pool, golf, and other family activities. Photo Credit: Kahneeta Resort and Spa

10. Relax in a peaceful green house in Silverton, Oregon

A cozy 330 square-foot converted greenhouse with minimal wood and plenty of glass windows that has a living room, cedar hot tub, and a bedroom upstairs in the loft. Nearby there is a barn for guests use that has a full bathroom, fridge and microwave. The greenhouse is surrounded by wonderful scenery, looking out onto foliage. Relax in the hot tub overlooking the beautiful scenery. While this looks pretty luxurious, this is still considered glamping. While there is a nice comfortable queen bed, there is no central heating, but there is a space heater. You can’t miss a chance to stay at one of the best places to stay in Oregon, a greenhouse.

What to do in Silverton: Eat at Gather or 3 ten water. Grab a beer at Silver Falls brewery. Visit the Oregon Garden, with 80 acres of lush gardens including different educational specialty gardens.  Hike around multiple cascading waterfalls at Silver Falls State Park.

If you’re visiting Oregon in the spring, make sure to visit the tulip festival for gorgeous views

Rate: $133/night     WebsiteGlamping Hub or Airbnb

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Distance from Portland: 1 hour

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The cozy cabin is a converted greenhouse with minimal wood and plenty of glass windows for sunlight. Photo Credit: GlampingHub

11. Soak at the hot springs in Burns, Oregon

Crystal Crane not only has a hot springs pond, but also multiple various types of accommodations. Crystal Crane is your personal oasis to relax and unwind after enjoying the hot springs. A variety of accommodations are available ranging from tent camping, sleeping cabins, a teepee with a soaking tub, and private rental units. Overnight guests have access to 2 communal rooms, a kitchen, and a game parlor/library. The mineral hot springs pond is kept at 101 degrees. Located in the country, the hot springs is a place to come to enjoy the night sky. The hot springs is available for day use as well. This is also a part of the Crystal Crane Hot Springs RV Park, if you are looking for a RV spot.

What to do in Burns: The Alvord desert, a 12 mile lake bed desert under the Steens Mountains, is one of the driest places in Oregon. There is over 185,000 acres of bird watching.

Rate:  From $25/night for a campsite to $75/night for the bunkhouse cabin     Website: Crystal Crane Hot Springs

Distance from Portland: 5.5 hours

Find the perfect place to stay now

SaveSaveSaveSaveWe hoped you liked all these cool and unique places to stay in Oregon. Hopefully you’re inspired to book a road trip and stay in a new place that we’ve mentioned. Portland is a wonderful starting place if you’ve going to be exploring Oregon, but make sure you venture out and road-trip around Oregon. There are some really cool places to stay in Oregon that go beyond this list, but these are just our favorites.

Where’s the coolest place you’ve stayed? Let us know in the comments




  1. I love this post. On our next visit to the US we want to spend some time hiking in Origin so this post gives me some great ideas of places to stay.

  2. No TV, no noises and just the sound of nature for the Tree House. Definitely will make a peaceful and a great experience. Will love to book a stay there some day…

  3. Love the lighthouse photo on the cliff with the beautiful backdrop. Sounds very tranquil and looks magical. I have to put Oregon on my to visit list.

  4. These are real accommodation goals. Wahoo! The highlight for me is the Heceta Head Lighthouse. I can imagine what waking up to the magnificent views like. I also like Oregon’s Dayton for the wine tasting tours it’s area boasts of. I dont know if I’ll travel to all these places but whenever I find myself here, I’ll so much head to one of these places for accommodation.

  5. Oregon is such a good choice when travelling. I enjoyed your post and wish I could visit Oregon too. I would like to experience the tree house. It looks amazing!
    By the way, I think that every countries I visited were cool. I guess it is because I was with my partner everytime I travel and that makes it extra cool. 🙂

  6. Wow, these are really unique places to stay, and to think they’re all in such close proximity to each other could make for one awesome trip! I think i’m leaning toward trying the tiny homes hotel first 🙂

  7. Logs Oregon ( except the amount of rain in North) & the nature & wine etc. always meant to make it to Heceta Head but didn’t looks fab! I also loved Hood River- did you make it there?

    I did a 4 month trip where I visited Willamette Valley & lots of B& Bs thereabouts last year. So fun!

  8. What a great article! You have done some excellent t research! I’ll be in the Pacific Northwest this summer and this info will certainly My come in handy!

  9. Wow there’s some seriously cool places to stay. I love them. Perhaps we need to put Oregon on our list when we do our US and Canada year out in 2019. Kx

  10. I’ve always wanted to to go Oregon! It looks incredible. I’ll definitely have to stay in some of these places whenever I get the chance to go!

  11. I love hearing about different kind of places to stay anyway and there are some beautiful suggestions here, love it! Particularly like the isolated lookout in Sisters!

  12. I think we floated by Paradise Lodge last summer on a rafting trip. These are definitely some interesting ideas, I especially like the thought of trying out a tiny house first!

  13. Oregon is so close to me and now i want to check out all these locations!! thanks for sharing this! The lighthouse photo SWOOOON how picture perfect! god isn’t the PNW just the best ever!

  14. Wow, who needs traditional hotels when there are these unique options available? I think that even if you are worried about comfort in these places, there will be no regrets after opting for them. They just all seem so adventurous and special that they simply cannot disappoint. Thanks for putting this article together, it is very helpful.

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