Cottage Grove

Discover the All-America City (1968, 2004) of Cottage Grove, Oregon, a charming, small town just twenty minutes south of Eugene - Springfield. Find live music, theatre arts and small-town favorite eateries in this city that borders both Oregon Wine Country and the Cascade foothills teeming with rushing rivers and photo-worthy waterfalls. Cottage Grove is also a prime gateway to outdoor adventuring.

Signature Experiences

  • Hike Spirit, Moon and Pinard waterfalls - within 5 miles of each other.
  • Drive, cycle or walk through six historic covered bridges in and around town. 
  • Seek out the sites from movie scenes from Buster Keaton's "The General" to present-day favorites like "Animal House" and "Stand By Me."
  • Take a walking tour of Cottage Grove's over 20 outdoor murals immortalizing small-town history.
  • Sip wine in the charming red barn at Saginaw Vineyards.
  • Explore an old gold mining ghost town.
  • Bring home a piece of Cottage Grove with something from Territorial Seed Company
  • In the summer, take a dip at Wildwood Falls
  • Grab a beer at Coast Fork Brewing.
Take a two-day tour of covered bridge country during the peak of autumn color. Located at the… More Info
Cottage Grove is the "Covered Bridge Capital of the West." Who can resist the romantic allure of… More Info
Escape into a delightful, undiscovered world of Willamette Valley farms, small towns and waterfall… More Info
Combine the exploration of historic covered bridges with a cold, craft beer from a local Cottage… More Info
You've heard of these small towns' charms, you have an afternoon open for exploring historic… More Info
The Cottage Grove mural walking tour is an easy self-guided tour you can do in one day. Ten… More Info

Restful Retreat

Encircled by agricultural lands, vineyards and wooded hills, Cottage Grove attracts outdoor enthusiasts for weekends of hiking, bicycling, horseback riding and camping. In the summer, its lakes and waterways host swimming, fishing and boating. Stay in the town's hotels, B&Bs or seasonal campgrounds.

Like the surrounding region, Cottage Grove is also an excellent spot for wildlife watching and birding. Drive north along the agriculturally picturesque Highway 99 to explore the neighboring town of Creswell for an afternoon of wine tasting and golf.


Food & Drink 

Pick up a sandwich from the Fun! company on Main Street or listen to live music at Axe & Fiddle or one of the two craft breweries in town.

More Things to Do

FUN! Company on Main Street in Cottage Grove
Take a spin around historic downtown Cottage Grove and learn about all the film sites, local lore and historic happenings… More Info
Bohemia Gold Mining Museum
Learn about the history of gold mining in the area with real artifacts and a gold panning station.… More Info
Beauty & the Beast at Cottage Threatre
Superb theatre productions play to sell-out audiences.… More Info
Brice Creek Falls by David Putzier
Hike behind a waterfall and swim in an aquamarine pool.… More Info
Cycling Mosby Covered Bridge in Cottage Grove by David Bassett
Visit all of the historic treasures in the "Covered Bridge Capital of the West".… More Info
Saginaw Vineyard Tasting Room, Cottage Grove, Willamette Valley by Natalie Inouye
Saginaw Vineyard
Taste wine in a charming red barn, set among vineyards and sheep pastures.…