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Unique Lodging in Oregon

Published: October 06, 2022

 

If you're looking to step outside of the ordinary and try something new, you need a getaway to one of these unique lodging options in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. This list of unusual and wonderful places to stay is sure to make you rethink what a hotel can be. 

The Eugene Dome

Eugene, Oregon

Set in Oregon's beautiful wine country, not far from Eugene, is a spectacular dome on five rolling and wooded acres. Looking like a flying saucer or a hobbit's home, this round concrete stucco-style structure with multiple "space-age" round windows offers a charmingly-decorated, comfortable interior and a truly unique lodging experience. The Eugene Dome has an open floor plan with a curtained-off bedroom space and bathroom. From this unusual dome retreat, hike the private property's many trails through the forest or visit boutique tasting rooms at the nearby wineries.

The Whiteaker Hostel

Eugene, Oregon

Whiteaker Hostel Common Room

Photo: Melanie Griffin

The Eugene Whiteaker International Hostel is an affordable way to be immersed in Eugene's counterculture scene. The Whiteaker Neighborhood is where art and rebellion flourish, and that culture seeps into the walls of this communal lodging location. Take a short walk to one of the many nearby breweries, wineries, distilleries or fine restaurants in the neighborhood where almost every wall hosts a unique mural.

The Graduate Eugene

Eugene, Oregon

Graduate Hotel Lobby

Photo: Melanie Griffin

The entire Graduate Eugene hotel is a great big love letter to Eugene — staying here is full of fun discoveries. There are many nods to local history, including a the giant collection of rare Nikes – a tribute to the fact that Eugene-Springfield is where the first shoe was crafted. Although the hotel is located in downtown Eugene with easy access to great food and fun, you don't have to leave the hotel for entertainment. Just head to their TopGolf Swing Suite to play a variety of sports games including a wild round of zombie dodgeball. 

The Gordon Hotel

Eugene, Oregon

Dedicated to art, this swanky hotel is in the center of the Market District in downtown Eugene. Play around with paints at the lobby art bar, enjoy interactions with guest artists and admire the many different local artworks throughout the hotel. Each room features unique, original art. On the lobby ceiling a collection of glass canning jars comprise a chandelier, behind the front desk a cascade of screens showcases digital streaming video for artistic effect and throughout The Gordon Hotel, you will see touching tributes to the hotel owner's artist father.

Tipi Village

Springfield, Oregon

Tipi Village is a secluded forest retreat where guests can sleep, glamping-style, in one of five snug tipis or in a traditional cabin. Recharge your spirit in the resort's Zen atmosphere. Quietly immersed in nature, you may observe wildlife, hear birds singing or rest in a perfect spot for meditation. Reflexology and yoga sessions are available, and each morning a gourmet breakfast is served beside the creek. For an extra treat, make arrangements to enjoy the highly recommended Spanish paella feast for dinner. (Tipi interior pictured above.)

Westfir Lodge

Westfir, Oregon

Stay in a former lumber company office in Westfir in the Cascade Mountains. Now converted into a comfortable bed and breakfast, the Westfir Lodge is a favorite for hikers, mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. 

Directly across from the lodge is Office Covered Bridge, the longest covered bridge in Oregon, that was built to connect logging operations with the payroll office. On the far side of the bridge is the trailhead for miles of the region's best hiking and riding trails along the North Fork of the Willamette River. This is also the beginning of the scenic Aufderheide Drive, a beautiful road trip during late spring, summer and fall.

Wake up with a housemade breakfast — the owners are passionate about good food and sourcing local. As regional guides, they can also help you plan your day's adventures and even take you rafting, hiking or forest bathing to some of the area's most captivating wild places. 

All Inclusive Lavish Bed & Breakfast at Sweet Springs Family Farm

Cottage Grove, Oregon
Camping and smores by Melanie Griffin

Camping and smores

Photo: Melanie Griffin

Lavish Bed & Breakfast is a farm stay that elevates country lodging to a pampered getaway. Book a relaxing massage, savor a tasty dinner at a nearby winery or get cozy at a casual campsite with s'mores, popcorn and an outdoor movie on a big screen. Your stay here can be as grand or as laid back as you like. Spend the day doing yoga, swimming in natural waters or making friends with the farm animals. Farm life has never been so easy!

Heceta Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast

Florence, Oregon

Imagine yourself as a lighthouse keeper and stay in a charming historic bed and breakfast below the hundred year old Heceta Head Lighthouse. The view form the B&B is spectacular overlooking a sheltered beach, miles of rugged coastline and, of course, the endless Pacific Ocean. Stories of a friendly ghost named "Rue" add mystery to the stately Victorian home. Each room has unique charm with comfortable appointments (and you can even request Rue's favorite room). 

Make new friends by the fireplace during the wine and cheese social, then relax with a long soak in a claw-foot tub with a view of the lighthouse shining through the rolling fog. Your stay is made even sweeter by a decadent seven course breakfast prepared with local foods and herbs straight from the garden.

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Author: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Melanie is a University of Oregon graduate who studied Cultural Anthropology. After finishing school, she worked as a touring photojournalist writing concert and album reviews for online publications. Melanie is now the Art Director for Travel Lane County. She has lived in Eugene for more than a decade and spends nearly every weekend searching for new favorite places in the county. She has also lived in California, New Mexico, Florida, Spain and Slovakia but loves Oregon the most.

Melanie enjoys exploring the vibrant arts and culture scene in Eugene.  She also loves painting, cooking for friends, dancing, hiking and learning new things.