We purchased the living social deal and just returned from our weekend at the inn. I was very nervous about what we might find after reading the reviews here so I wanted to add mine as well. As soon as we arrived at the river otter cabin and walked in, I immediately understood the smell so many people have described. Let me clerify that it is not a dirty smell at all, it smells exactly like my great grandmothers house! It is just an old country home smell, we bought a candle and it didn't bother us at all. We panicked a little the first night when I went to open the wine and realized I didn't bring a corkscrew, until I opened the drawer in the kitchen and found that they have everything! We ended up rumaging through the cabinets amazed at how thoroughly the kitchen is stocked! pots and pans, covered dishes, colander, wine glasses, silverware, knives, seafood forks, corn on the cob spears, etc. That alone made us really appreciate the small detail they provide at the inn. The tv downstairs had a dvd player and a vcr as well with a few movies too, there were board games and puzzles in the linen closet for the kids, extra pillows and blankets. I believe the river otter is the only one that is 2 story, but upstairs was the master bedroom which was very spacious. It has a small tv, and a chair that overlooks the river which is literally right outside the door! The bathrooms are plenty big enough and the master has a shower stall with very good water pressure (the water however does not warn you when it runs out of hot water. It just turns cold. lol) My only complaint really about the entire stay was that the master bedroom does not have a door. (It is still semi private since it is upstairs and there is a walkway into the room before you see the bed anyhow). Overall my husband and I decided we would love to come back....in the summer! In december there was almost nothing to do without driving 45 min to an hour. We did very much enjoy our family snowball fight but Vida has very little to offer. Gas was ridiculously priced in the town. The Vida Cafe was really good and the hostess there was a lovely woman who was very sweet to our children.
If you look around you will find a cobweb here and there, as you would anywhere in the country, but if that ruins your stay, you should really stay in the city in the first place. We enjoyed ourselves!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Three acres of lush grounds and river frontage highlight the McKenzie River Inn B&B and Cabins in Vida, Oregon. Meander along trails that lead to hammocks, benches and picnic areas. Stay in a romantic suite or a guest bedroom on the second floor of the inn with a Jacuzzi tub. Spacious and private, the cabins offer a variety of accommodations that may include decks, whirlpool tubs and full kitchens. All buildings are located ca. 50 feet from the river. ... more less
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