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Tranquil landscape with riverside firepit, gas grill, gas fireplace, and deck
This charming cottage located at the beginning of the 'Wild and Scenic' Molalla River Corridor is the perfect getaway for those seeking quiet communion with nature, hiking, biking, using it as home base to explore the area's many attractions, or just chilling out on the porch with a good book.
Molalla River Cottage is comfy and bright, tastefully decorated, and offers a pleasant respite for those seeking peaceful relaxation in a beautiful rural setting. Entering the front door you will find a fully equipped kitchen with everything needed to prepare your own meals if desired. As you walk through the kitchen you will find the open living room with gas burning fireplace and hardwood floors. There is a comfy sofa, chairs, and a daybed for lounging or sleeping. Togetherness awaits whether you choose to relax with a good book or enjoy a movie or music on the DVD player.
This getaway is a single-level floor plan for those with limited mobility although there are a few steps to the front porch and a step down to the living room. The back porch provides a peaceful place to relax by the creek on a warm and sunny summer day or a BBQ on the gas grill in the evening. Perhaps the most appealing feature of this lovely cottage is easy access via a short marked trail through meadow/pasture to the beautiful Molalla River. The trail leading to the river is slightly steep at the end. The river changes with the seasons and the cottage owners provide a lovely sitting area by the river with firepit for quiet reflection.
What's nearby: Sweet Creek Cottage provides a comfortable stay within easy access of the Molalla River Corridor, Hardy Creek trail system, (horses and mountain bikes, hiking), and the Table Rock Wilderness Area. A drive along this scenic waterway reveals numerous waterfalls and geological features. This charming cottage is 15 miles from the historic town of Silverton (where you will find the beautiful Oregon Garden) and just seven miles from the rural town of Molalla where full services (groceries, restaurants, medical services, gas, etc.) are provided. Molalla is also home of the world famous 'Molalla Buckeroo' and Parade during the 4th of July holiday season, professional bull riding events, world class sky diving, city parks, and historic sites. Easy access to numerous sites of interest, rural beauty, and the Molalla River make this retreat a great choice for an active getaway or a quiet and peaceful time of rest and relaxation.
Things to know: *Please note that there is another home on this property with a tenant that lives there full time. The bathroom has a shower only (no tub) *The river can have strong currents at different times of the year and caution is advised when swimming, fishing, rafting, etc. Renters are advised to check on local conditions and any necessary licenses for fishing, etc. While guests cannot bring dogs, there are friendly dogs that live near this home. So if there is a pet allergy in your group, please keep that in mind
No pets are allowed at this vacation rental.
Parking notes: park out of the circle driveway in the driveway that leads toward the big barn to the south - 2 max
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.
Limited mobility access
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Internet : Molalla Communications
Gas grill : Private
Safety & accessibility
Limited mobility access
Laura P.Jun 2022
Cottage was clean and well stocked. The beds were comfortable. The setting is peaceful and beautiful with the sound of the river in the background. A very friendly cat greeted us regularly as did a cute, friendly dog.
Russell K.Mar 2022
Peace, tranquility, and beautiful scenery.
Bryce G.Jan 2022
We had such a nourishing stay here and were so grateful for all of the personal touches including the delightful collection of DVD’s and VHS tapes which gave us options from a collection over the years.
We haven’t slept that well in a long time.
The spot served as a peaceful Ceremony space for my partner and myself to discuss wedding plans and find each other in a new reality including virus awareness. Wetiko. Thank you all for taking great care of us.
Bryce & Tiffany
Anna R.Aug 2021
Wish I could have stayed longer. It a quiet beautiful setting. I can sit at the table to eat dinner with the door open and hear the river. Only a fewthings would have made my stay better. Instructions on how to play the CD player. My son got it to work once but when I turned it off I couldn’t get it back on. I did not have a spatula turn over my eggs. The last thing is better instructions on the path to the river. If I hadn’t seen the owner and conversed over the fence I would have gone the wrong way.
Peter M.Jun 2021
This cottage was a nice place to get away into a wooded area near a river. The owner's house is only about 20 yards away, but we didn't end up seeing anyone for the entire weekend. There is a trail to the river with a nice spot for a firepit. The kitchen was nicely equipped for preparing meals. The décor is cute and comfortable. The wifi signal was strong for some remote work needs.
Bonny O.Jun 2021
We loved our visit to Molalla River Cottage. Sitting on the covered deck, enjoying the breeze, listening to the river and the occasional visit from the local pets. Truly an oasis for getting away from the city. The kitchen had everything we needed, we loved having the BBQ available on a hot weekend. We will definitely be back!!!
Kent F.Mar 2021
We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. The cottage itself is very charming and comfortable. The firepit next to the river was the perfect place to relax by a fire at the end of the day. There are a lot of great places along the river within a short driving distance to park and explore the river and local scenery. We will definitely be back.
Haley J.Nov 2020
My partner and I spent a wonderful thanksgiving cozy by the fire pit on the river while our short ribs slow roasted in the oven. It was a gorgeous property, very serene and lush. The hosts were so generous & kind. We forgot salad dressing so they lent us some vinegar with no hesitation. Very kind of them!
The cabin was SOOO cozy and the gas fireplace really kept us warm & snuggly. We had a wonderful time and will definitely be coming back!
Genevieve L.Jul 2020
We loved the quiet. We live in a big city in California
Up there , the only noises were: the river and the birds
The house is very nice with two decks where I really enjoyed reading books when we were not visiting the area.
We had the visit of two lovely dogs and an awesome cat!
If I had to say something a little negative : I cook a lot and I would have love more cooking ustensiles.
A salad spinner, better pots and pans.
If my friends ask me about a lovely spot to spend relaxing time , I will definitely recommend the cottage!
Nicole L.Jun 2020
Our small family had a special time at the Sweet Creek Cabin. Our hosts were lovely and made us feel comfortable and welcomed. The cabin and the home are closer then we anticipated but this was not a problem for us. The cabin was adorable and the location was ideal. We will visit again.
Direct access to the river wasn’t possible because of the lack of beach below the fire pit area - but that was ok with us. We could see the river and hear it (even from the cabin). Our kids would have liked to go closer but it was safer this way anyway. We spent are days driving along the river and seeking out new spots daily. Such a beautiful area with waterfalls and day use sites for free along the river. At night we would go back to the cabin for a fire on the ledge over looking the river. The sounds and sights of nature made it truly feel like summer!
We left feeling like the Molalla river area was a hidden gem.
Oleg N.May 2020
Clean and fresh air, garden trees, mountain river, and a cozy cottage are what expects you in this place. All the basics are available throughout the cottage. Dishwasher would help, but not necessary.
Sara S.Mar 2020
We loved the cottage itself and the beautiful setting it is surrounded by. The owners were friendly and easy to work with. Would definitely stay again!
John T M.Oct 2019
Very comfortable. Nice location. Charming.
Thomas M.Sep 2019
The stay was wonderful and quiet and close to a lot of beautiful hiking trails. Great place.
Ashlee M.Sep 2019
This quiet little cottage was even better than expected! Full of vintage charm and country touches, it has everything you could need (fans, internet, tons of extra towels and bedding, BBQ grill, washer/dryer, comfy beds and couch, well-stocked kitchen, etc). Loved the big rooms, the lovely view from the back deck, the friendly animals, access to the river, and the short drive to the Molalla recreation area. Can't wait to come back when we can take advantage of the riverside fire pit.
James A.Aug 2019
Secluded, beautiful river location to swim or fish and enjoy the Oregon beauty
Brenda C.Jul 2019
Loved the quiet back to nature of the area. Hanging out on the back patio listening to the river was so peaceful. A very restful weekend.
Janice M.Jul 2019
The cottage is in a beautiful meadow with flowers and the river just behind. Very comfortable home with everything we needed. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Mary C.Jun 2019
Amazing location away from it all. Relaxed on the deck, enjoying the bird life and sound of the river.
Rosanne M R.Oct 2018
Quiet, clean and secluded but near town.
Karen S.Sep 2018
The cabin was clean, quiet and relaxing. Enjoyed sitting outsid and listening to the birds and sound of the river. There's no TV or internet access so is a good place to get away from it all.
Lisa H.Sep 2018
We loved this quiet, peaceful cabin on the molalla river! What a treat to walk through the backyard to a magnificent river! There’s plenty of hiking in the area and we loved it was just 20 minutes from our daughter’s farm. We will be back for sure. No WiFi is a very good thing and we are grateful for the opportunity to truly unplug. Thank you for sharing your wonderful cabin with us.
Amy B.Sep 2018
This cottage was PERFECT!
The owner lived on the property, she is very kind and pleasant!
Angella K.Jul 2018
Well appointed, clean and comfortable stay. River just a short walk away. Would definitely stay again.
Daniel K.Dec 2017
If you're looking for peace, quiet and solitude, this is the place for you! Well off the beaten path, and hidden away in the woods with the sounds of the river. It's not far back to "civilization" - we spent our days sightseeing, antiquing and wine tasting, and nothing was really too far of a drive. It's on the smallish side, better suited to a couple than a family, but it was perfect for what we wanted. One note, if you're going with a vacation rental in order to do your own meals, the kitchen wasn't as well equipped as some that we've stayed at. It wasn't bad, had all the basics, but there weren't any lids for the pots and pans, no collection of spices, condiments, oils, or things like foil, baggies or plastic wrap. I brought along my own spices, which is what I'd recommend. Overall, the cottage is very cute and charming, and we greatly enjoyed the week we stayed there.
Becca G.Nov 2017
I chose this location for a family getaway. Loved that it was a bit more remote than being in town and the lack of cell service was actually a plus! A chance to unplug and unwind.
Cara H.Nov 2017
Beautiful in every way. We stayed in the fall, and the changing leaves, wet climate, and amazing river in the backyard were everything we could have hoped for and more. Not far from Portland for day trips, but far enough to feel secluded and at peace.
Rod B.Sep 2017
Very relaxing . No hustle and bustle of the city.
Amber M.Sep 2017
We loved this place!! Very peaceful and the river is just out your back door! Nice and friendly owners with cute dogs that our daughter loved! Definitely recommend this spot for chill weekends!
Johnnie M.Sep 2017
The peaceful, serene setting was just what I needed for my three-day solo writing retreat. The owner is right next door: friendly yet left me to do my thing. Loved lounging on the back porch to the sound of the river. It had everything I needed. I'll definitely be back!
Konrad M.Aug 2017
The place was amazing. Just one thing it was a bit of driving going to places we wanted to see and vist while we were out in Oregon. But that's just a bad part on us for not researching ahead of time. Other then that it's a really nice and peaceful place to stay. And the river is a great please to walk to. And the puppies are supper friendly and always welcome you if they are outside on your return to the cottage. Overall great please to stay.
Kristina S.Aug 2017
cute for a few days away from the city, it's not as remote as we had expected; the owners are close. it's a decent walk to the water and fire pit. we had no cell service, which was good since we wanted to get away and 'unplug'.
Randee G.Aug 2017
This location was perfect for us as we were attending a wedding at Fernhill Woods Ranch in Molalla. We loved being out in the woods but close to everything and only 10 minutes from the venue. The house is adorable and had everything we needed for the weekend. The owners next door were very polite and friendly yet unobtrusive which we appreciated as we were constantly in a hurry to go to rehearsal dinner/the bridal suite/breakfast and coffee runs/etc. We would definitely stay again if we had the chance.
Michelle V.Jul 2017
We had a wonderfull stay at the cottage, beautiful nature and very private. It was clean, everything was there, nice decorated and had a very nice surrounding area! Unfortunately we're going back to the Netherlands, otherwise we defenitly came back.
Elizabeth C.Jul 2017
A wonderful place to rest and restore oneself. The wind in the trees and the birdsong is all one needs. The cottage is beautiful, clean, and everything you need is there. Just bring food and you are good to go. I loved it, this cottage was exactly what I was looking for! The Vacasa team is beyond excellent... I am so fortunate to have "found" them. I will be recommending them to everyone I meet...and I see a lot of people every day. Many thanks Vacasa!
Sara F.Jun 2017
Great location if you are looking to get away, very cozy house with comfortable bed! We loved all the beautiful landscaping around the house, the back deck was perfect for bbqing and relaxing. You can hear the wonderful river from the house but it is a short walk away, beautiful spot and worth the walk!
Cindy F.May 2017
The cabin is quaint and comfortable and the area is beautiful. The owners are right next door and did introduce themselves; they are very nice. It is a quiet place to rest and we slept very well. There was quite a bit of rain when we were there, so you should have alternate plans than hiking and fishing. We had a great time!
Matthew R.Apr 2017
My wife and I spent an extended weekend to do some hiking along the Molalla River and had a wonderful time. The cottage is well kept and nicely nestled close to the Molalla River (you can hear the river from the back porch). Highly recommend this little jewel!
Reid T.Nov 2016
The cottage was very clean, surprisingly spacious, and comfortable. The owners greeted us when we arrived, but let us be during our stay. The dogs on the property were very friendly. We had a little trouble finding it, just get your directions down before you go, and try to get there in the daylight. We were trying to find it at night, and got turned around. Overall, a very nice place to get away from it all!
Rebecca G.Nov 2016
The cabin is a great place to get away from it all. We were pleasantly surprised to find out the cabin does in fact have wifi and Verizon cell service!
Dennis N.Sep 2016
We enjoy our stay at Molalla and would recommend it.
Carol A.Sep 2016
Great little get away! We enjoyed are couple night stay at the cottage. We had a great time reconnecting and just relaxing with no worries ot hustle and bustle of the city.
Madeline M.Aug 2016
It was a perfect little cottage for our weekend wedding. The beds were comfy, the house was clean and quite.
Claire V.Aug 2016
Very remote with a rushing river soundtrack. Rocks are slippery but you MUST walk at least a little bit of the river. The water was low during our visit, so we were able to. Comfortable cabin.
Laura R.Jul 2016
Great peppier th. Clean. Quiet. Nice river access
Richard R.Jul 2016
This was a very nice getaway. Had all the conveniences of home away from home. Was especially pleased with the access to the Molalla River.
Brody W.Jun 2016
Very beautiful place.
Glen G.Jun 2016
Service with the on-site owner could be more open mined we are not from here
Vassar B.Jun 2016
Please know there is no cell service here (with my provider) and no internet (even though there was a modem and router in the kitchen). Sure, if you are here for a romantic get away - literally - great. Unfortunately, I was here for quiet work time, for which Internet was important. I think it's a good idea to fully disclose the lack of an amenity that many would expect - these days it's almost like not having an indoor toilet to not provide Internet. (And if you wanted to veg out at night, the DVD "collection" had 6 totally random titles.) I was super frustrated but the location was beautiful and very private.
Ron R.Sep 2015
If you want to escape from the hustle of routine, then this is the place. Worth the drive
Larry M.Sep 2015
A quiet, cozy, comfortable, and very nice get-away cottage. Would definitely stay again if ever in that part of the country. Easy access to all things.
Petra L.Aug 2015
Great location to explore Oregon. Nice to be away from the touristy area yet good access when you need it. We slept very well too as it's really quiet at night.
Barbara V.Aug 2015
What a perfect cottage! Small enough to be cozy...but big enough to feel open and airy! Lots of great windows to enjoy the beautiful surroundings! The bed was so comfy! We absolutely loved our stay!!! Shhhh don't want everyone to love it so we can have it again and again! Thank you for the perfect weekend!
Sara O.Jun 2015
Very cute out-of-the way cottage about 8 miles outside of Molalla. Easy drive to town and surrounding areas. We enjoyed our stay here and would definitely stay again.
Lisa H.Jul 2014
For a last minute find, we were more then pleased. The cabin was cute, cleaned and fully stocked with more then we needed. The River was amazing! The owners are a bit too close for comfort(I only say that cause it was our anniversary and we were looking for a bit more privacy) but they are very quiet and kind. Chloe was a special treat! I think you will be very pleased...We cant wait to go back!
Thank you for this great feedback. We're so glad that your experience with us was such a positive one and that you would choose to stay with us again. We look forward to it!
Travis N.Aug 2013
This is a beautiful property! It was a little farther from the city than we expected (about an hour away from Portland and Salem)
If you're looking for a peaceful place to get away from it all it doesn't get much better
Brenda C.Jul 2013
Sweet Creek Cottage is situated in a beautiful and peaceful setting...just what we were looking for a weekend away!
Pat C.Jun 2013
This is a great get out of touch location. There is no cell phone service unless you drive out about a mile. It worked for me, but be aware. The owners were wonderful and offered great advice of where to go to enjoy the natural beauty of the Molalla River. I would go back to this spot. The bathroom is small, but it meets all major requirements.
A thumbs up on this place.
Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return!