Where to Stay in Southern Oregon by Kirsten Alana

Where to Stay in Southern Oregon

Planning to visit Florence or Eugene? Then you’ll need to know where to stay in Southern Oregon. These properties are at varying price points and vary in style. All have something to offer almost any type of traveler. These are good places for friend groups, couples, families, or even solo travelers.

My stay at these properties was hosted but all opinions and images are my own. While at the properties in this post, we were on the land of Coos, Siletz & Siuslaw people.

Where to Stay in Southern Oregon if you enjoy Glamping: Bay Point Landing

I loved my stay here so much, that I dedicated a full visual-heavy post to explain what it is. I share how great it is in exhausting detail! [Except that I forgot to include photos of the airstreams {!!}. I ran out of time to make it to that part of the property.]

Think modern camping. Some would call this glamping. There are cabins. And there are airstreams. You’ll see the most incredible sunsets. It’s a plot of land that offers spots for RV parking. The cabins of varying sizes and shapes have kitchenettes or kitchens. You can cook! There are fire pits. I loved the breakfast sammie from the food truck! There’s a heated saltwater pool. It’s pet-friendly and accessible. There’s a beach, a games room, and a fitness room. There is complimentary equipment to go clamming.Where to Stay in Southern Oregon: Bay Point by Kirsten Alana


  • Bay Point is located in Coos Bay, Oregon.
  • There is a canteen on site to purchase food. I highly recommend the whiskey salted caramel s’mores.
  • The food truck also provides breakfast and some meals, the schedule varies.
  • EV charging is available.
  • Prices seem to begin at $100 USD/night for a site for a trailer or RV depending on the season. That includes full hookups and premium amenities.
  • Cabin and airstream prices seem to begin at around $200 USD/night depending on the season.

Don’t only take my word for it: Google gives Bay Point 4.4 stars/5 with over 500 reviews!

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Where to Stay in Southern Oregon: Bay Point by Kirsten Alana Heated Saltwater Pool at Bay Point Landing by Kirsten Alana

Where to Stay in Southern Oregon if you enjoy history: Weasku Inn

Built in 1924, it was a favorite escape of Clark Gable. Pictures of him adorn shelving in the Inn’s main cabin. They overlook where you check-in, and you’ll pass them as you enter the breakfast room. A roaring fire will greet you on a rainy day. Couches you’ll sink into, and not want to get up from, beckon in the common room. Lilacs, camellias, and wisteria decorate the property under the bows of pine trees. A vintage VW Karmann Ghia sits in a parking spot, just waiting for the past to come back alive and drive off in it.Weasku Inn in Southern Oregon is a place to stay by Kirsten Alana


  • Weasku Inn is in Grants Pass, Oregon. See it on Google Maps.
  • Cabins, rooms in the main lodge, and suites are all available on this site that’s close to the Rogue River but no longer on the Rogue.
  • The property has many walking trails to enjoy.
  • Complimentary rocking chairs can be found in cabins that have a porch.
  • Keeping to its “theme,” the Inn can arrange fishing trips for its guests.
  • Prices seem to begin at around $131 USD/night with breakfast included.

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Where to Stay in Southern Oregon that’s right on the beach: Driftwood Shores 

This large resort and conference center is a much larger and slightly more dated version of a classic beachfront resort. However, it has the widest and longest beach front that I have ever experienced at a property on the ocean. And that’s having visited 50 states and more than 60 countries. It’s truly massive! If you want to go somewhere you can take long, long walks on the beach every morning as the sun is rising, maybe see a local bringing in that morning’s catch, and you don’t need the most up-to-date-room; then, this is the place for you. I did think the bed was quite comfortable and that’s more important to me than the latest furnishings or style. Where to Stay in Southern Oregon includes Driftwood Shores by Kirsten Alana


  • Driftwood Shores Resort and Conference Center is in Florence, Oregon. See it on Google Maps.
  • There is a pool on-site and plenty of parking.
  • The staff is friendly.
  • There is an elevator. However, it’s a very long building. So the walk from the elevator to my room was quite far. If you need accessibility, I recommend a ground-floor room.
  • My standard room had a kitchenette and was massive. It was a size that could easily accommodate a family with kids, or a group of friends. Some would have to sleep on pop-up beds, in a crib, or on the floor. But there’d be room.
  • There’s also a deli/market on site.
  • Leave a lot of time for long walks. The beach is perfect for it. It’s also got enough hard park to enjoy running on the beach.

Prices seem to begin at around $174 USD/night.

Book directly on their site for the best deal.

Where to Stay in Southern Oregon if you want to be in Eugene: the Graduate

Graduate Hotels are all located in college towns. Eugene’s outpost of the popular USA chain-that-feels-like-a-boutique calls upon references to Nike [the brand and the goddess] and The Simpsons for its decor. But it doesn’t stop there. You’ll want to make a game out of figuring out what decor means and what it’s in reference to. It’s quirky so if young and vibey aren’t your thing, maybe it isn’t the place for you. But I loved it! I found the rooms to be fun yet also very comfortable! The bed particularly so. The Graduate Hotel in Eugene by Kirsten Alana


  • The Graduate Eugene is just a block from a large Nike store.
  • It’s conveniently located to allow you to easily walk to 5th Street Market and 5th Street Market Alley. They abound with options for places to eat, drink, and shop for souvenirs.
  • Coffee machines are available in the room. Ice machines are on every floor.
  • There’s a restaurant just off the lobby for meals all day. A coffee shop with excellent expresso drinks and small breakfast items to go is also in the lobby.
  • There is a pool. But it’s small!

Prices seem to begin around $175-193 USD/night.

Google Maps gives Graduate Eugene 4.1 stars/5 with over 1,450 reviews.

Book directly on their site for the best deal. See my photo essay for more images of the hotel, and the town of Eugene.

These places to stay

are in the Eugene Cascades Coast region of Oregon and are also marketed as part of Travel Lane County. My thanks to these local tourism organizations for hosting me and First Nature Tours for being my guide and transportation.

Closing Notes

If you’re also visiting Hood River during your stay in Oregon, I recommend Columbia Cliff Villas.

  • July 21, 2022

    I really like the first one with the glamping style, the pool looks amazing, I already want to dive in. Never thought of going to Oregon with this idea. Thank you.

    • August 03, 2022

      Thank you for the comment, Rosana! I’m so glad you found Bay Point to be an attractive idea. Our whole group LOVED our stay and the only complaint was that it was too short. I already want to go back.

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