Oh, beautiful Oregon. There are so many amazing places to visit in the Beaver State, the possibilities for vacations are endless. We know how daunting it can be to plan an overnight trip, especially when you have a tight budget. Hotels in particular can get pretty expensive—but have you ever thought of trying something a little different? From bed & breakfasts to treehouse cabins, there are plenty of awesome places to stay in Oregon that will be easier on your wallet than a hotel (and probably more interesting, too). Here are 10 unique, rustic alternatives for overnight trips in Oregon:
10. Go "glamping" in a yurt.
Want to spend the night in a beautiful setting but don't want to go through the hassle of tent camping? Many of Oregon's wonderful state parks offer this awesome alternative: yurts. Yurts have electricity, heat, lights, enough beds for 5-7 people, and an unbeatable rustic charm - all for about $40-50 per night. There are also "Deluxe" yurts for rent, which are a little more expensive but include a kitchen, bathroom, and shower.
9. Rent a cabin.
Many of Oregon's state parks and nature areas also offer cabin rentals, ranging in size and amenities. Here's a photo of one of the cabins at the stunning Silver Falls State Park. Cabins vary in price; a basic cabin with simply amenities can cost as little as $40 per night.
8. Stay in a tiny house.
Starting at $145 per night, this option is a bit more expensive than the others, but it'll make for a truly unforgettable experience. Instead of staying at a hotel next time you visit Portland, consider renting a tiny house from the Tiny House Hotel. This adorable hotel is made up of six incredible tiny homes equipped with all of the normal luxuries of a house, but cozier.
7. Experience Joseph and the Wallowas at the Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast.
Oregon is full of amazing Bed and Breakfasts - there are far too many great, affordable B&Bs in Oregon than I could list here. One of those lovely places is the Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast in Joseph, where you can rent a gorgeous room for as little as $94 per night.
6. Experience the coast at the Cannon Beach Hotel
Another great bed and breakfast is the Cannon Beach Hotel. This charming B&B is a perfect place to stay while you're visiting the Oregon Coast. The Travel Channel called it the best B&B in Cannon Beach, and room rates start at only $89.
5. Live in a treehouse at the wonderful Out 'n' About Treesort.
Located in Cave Junction, the Out 'n' About Treesort offers many unique, unforgettable experiences. You can stay the night in an amazing treehouse cabin for as little as $80 during the off-season. In the summertime, you can rent a treehouse for two for $140 per night.
4. Rejuvenate at Breitenbush Hot Springs.
This wonderful resort on the McKenzie River is a perfect place to spend a relaxing weekend in a beautiful setting. This rustic resort offers cabins, lodge rooms, dorms, and campsites for overnight guests, starting at $59 per night, which includes three vegetarian meals per day. Here you will find gorgeous scenery, natural hot springs, a labyrinth, workshops, and more.
3. Go camping.
There's arguably no better way to experience nature one-on-one than on a camping trip. Roast marshmallows over a fire, sing campfire songs, watch the stars at night, and spend the day exploring the landscape. There are amazing campgrounds all over Oregon, usually costing around $10 per night.
2. Stay at the Green Springs Inn and Mountain Cabins.
Located near Ashland, this highly-rated Inn and restaurant offers lovely, sustainable cabins for rental as well as lodge rooms for as low as $79 per night.
1. Spend the night above the trees in a fire lookout tower.
For a truly unique experience, spend the weekend overlooking the forest in one of Oregon's awesome fire towers. Unbeknownst to many, there are certain fire towers in Oregon that are available to rent depending on the season. These tend to fill up quickly, so be sure to book in advance. Lookouts typically cost around $40-50 per night. Here's a photo from inside the lovely Clear Lake fire tower.