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Elkhorn Valley Inn Bed and Breakfast

33016 N. Fork Rd SE , Lyons, OR 97358 USA (Show map)

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Rejuvenate yourself ’somewhere in time‘ and experience the serene tranquility that only Mother Nature can inspire. Come enjoy the perfect, Elkhorn Valley getaway, surrounded by the scenic splendor of Cascade Mountains and "ancient" forest where flora and fauna abound. Travel back in time and get away from the city and crowds. Extremely peaceful, a nice retreat for your special occasion. Public access is provided to many forested walking trails within nearby BLM land, Federal and State forests. Not far from the inn, guests can view towering 800+ year old trees, still growing within Opal Creek Wilderness Area. Golfers can enjoy challenging play at Elkhorn Golf Course less than one mile away. Enjoy a delicious "homemade" breakfast served with a breathtaking view from the outside deck or inside where you can feel the warmth of a glowing fire. Later, a variety of small town restaurants and shops are available within a short 3-4 mile drive from the inn over scenic Gates Hill.Watch our video on YouTube, type in elkhorn valley inn bed and breakfast.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

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A great place to stay.

4.4 on October 06, 2014

We have stayed in a maybe a couple dozen B&Bs and this is one of the nicest. Lots of outside space on the upper deck and wraparound porch. Comfortable king-size bed and a large room that was nice and dark at night. Friendly helpful host. Great breakfast. We would definitely stay here, should we ever visit the area again.

Found a new gem - definitely coming back :)

5 on October 11, 2013

Family-owned and operated, with family pride. I was looking for a retreat space, and this was perfect. This lovely spot is tucked away in a gorgeous, quiet area, with trails and campgrounds (and a golf course) nearby. It is affordable, I could bring my dog, the service (and home-cooked meals) were fantastic, above and beyond. The facilities are absolutely charming and comfortable. Will definitely come back in the future - excited I've found a go-to get-away!


5 on September 14, 2012

My husband and I spent our one year anniversary at Elkhorn and we have rarely been so impressed. We only stay and Bed and Breakfast's, never hotels so we have a lot of experience of good and bad B&B's and this one is by far my favorite! I am a very picky eater and sleeper but I do not have one complaint, the food was fresh and amazing and the bed was outstanding. If you are looking for breath-taking views, incredibly quiet, awesome innkeepers, the best bacon have found it with Elkhorn!

one night stay.

5 on August 03, 2012

We were greeted with a smile and warmth from both Robin and Larry. They made us feel right at home. Very quite area and beautiful views. Well worth the drive to the the place. Breakfast was served when you wanted and on time.

Absolutely wonderful. One night was entirely too short!

5 on August 01, 2012

My husband and I stayed here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I have so many food allergies I wasn't sure whether I'd be able to eat much of the breakfast. But Robin and Larry were enthusiastically accommodating, serving us absolutely delicious gluten free pancakes with fresh blueberries, flax milk and a variety of other hypoallergenic foods. We were served out on the back deck next to a crackling fire, with a stunning view of the forested mountains and the soothing sound of the creek down below. It was absolutely lovely. We felt so welcomed and pampered in every way by both of them. It's obvious that they really enjoy hosting their guests. We stayed in "Robin's Nest," a romantic room with a timbered ceiling, gas fireplace, private bath, and a deck with an equally stunning view of mountains, forest, and a meadow where the deer were grazing early in the morning. There is a lovely little common area that we didn't have time to explore, but it's like a cozy library with a gas fireplace, comfy chairs, lots of books, DVD's, games and a computer. There is also a private little cottage that was so romantic... Next time. We can't say enough about this place. We will definitely be back!


5 on July 09, 2012

Stayed 3 nights and friends came a day later and stayed 2 nights..we had the room that has it's own bath and when friends came they had the room next to us and shared our bath..both our rooms shared a wonderful deck that allows R&R and views of spendor and beauty undescribeable.. And the Breakfast's...OMG!!!!..absolutely the best..wireless wi-fi is available if you need to keep in touch as cellphones don't work..but isn't that the rest and relaxation...hiking and golf course so close...Robin and Larry are so gracious...Just can't say enough kind things about this place...IT IS A 5STAR IN ALL CATAGORIES!!!!!

I absolutely loved the Elkhorn Valley Inn

5 on June 18, 2012

Gerry, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. We stayed at the Elkhorn Valley Inn for 2 nights on a trip to Oregon to visit relatives. My wife had stayed previously, but this was my first trip. She was extremely complimentary of the Inn, but I found it even better than she had promised. We stayed in the cabin, which had a living room and kitchen, a separate bedroom, and a large bath. Even an outdoor area with a gas grill and a fire pit. We loved it. Totally comfortable, everything we needed, stylish. Larry made a killer breakfast each day. He even built a fire for us. Helped us with internet access. This is a friendly place that you should definitely visit if you are anywhere near.

Central Oregon Country Paradise

5 on May 13, 2012

Approaching from a winding road which switches from pavement to gravel to pavement again, taking care to watch out for a few dangerous potholes, you will spot a roadside sign: “Elk Horn Valley Inn Bed and Breakfast.” Enter here. If it is a colder season, two or three smoking chimneys may greet you in the spacious driveway. Built in the 1930s and situated on 55 acres of pure, country joy, this lovely house was purchased a decade ago and turned into a bed and breakfast. Two creeks run across the backyard, just below the 50 or so foot drop off of the back patio. It is a lush, green amphitheater of tall pines and grassy meadows. The pleasant sound of flowing water abounds, as do the songs of birds and the ribbits of frogs. I have even heard rumors of salamanders running around. The rustic yet modern feel of the home will comfort you, bringing back memories of of so-and-so’s lovely country home – or perhaps your own, if you are lucky enough to have one. We stayed in the Robin Nest, a long and wide room with a fireplace, king-sized bed, and plush carpets. Larry will give you a tour. If he is not in, you will meet his mother, a should-be prize winning pancake chef. I will not give away her secret ingredient. You will not go hungry when you stay here. Both quality and quantity are the core values of the fine breakfasts served. The blue-berries are homegrown. Larry will tell you how two varieties are required for proper pollination. It feels like home. Larry is a true gentleman and a fine cook. He may even put on a concert on the back porch with his acoustic guitar. And he should not shy away from those vocals. He has the golden, baritone voice of a country/folk singer. Highly recommended by both the lady and I, we cannot say a single negative word about the whole experience. A great nest from which to venture out on hikes, we climbed Henline Mountain all the way into the snow caps and may go back in the summer when all of that has melted.

A slice of heaven

5 on September 08, 2011

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to stay at many B&B's across the U.S. This place is definately my favorite and far exceeds any B&B I have visited. The moment I walked in, I felt welcome. The rooms were beautiful, service outstanding, breakfast delicious and value for your money, well worth it. I was amazed at the tranquility and serene atmosphere. It was just what the doctor ordered, to get away from the hustle and bustle. I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes to stay at B&B's. The experience goes beyond words. Irt was a slice of heaven.

A Peace of Heaven :-)

5 on October 04, 2010

My husband surprised me with a 2 night getaway to Rene's Cottage at Elkhorn Valley Inn. What a peace-filled, quiet place! Cozy gas fireplace which encourages napping, view of the mountains everywhere you look, a wrap-around porch with breakfast outside and God's beauty and peace surrounding you. What more could you ask for? Our lovely hosts. Robin, Karen and Larry are so hospitable and take care of everything with such a sweet attitude. Robin: thank you so much for the lovely anniversary picnic lunch (my husband asked ahead for an extra fee, but well worth it)--wonderfully seasoned fried chicken breasts, hard boiled eggs, salami and brie, fresh strawberries, cantaloupe, and grapes, pecan pie, and more than I can remember. We even had leftovers for dinner that night. We spent the day Saturday driving around and visiting 5 of the local covered bridges and the rest of our time enjoying the comforts of our cottage, complete with french doors leading to our own private patio from our bedroom. We can only hope that next time, God will bless us with clear skies for stargazing. Gives us reason to return. . . We left relaxed and not wanting to leave. May God continue blessing you so that you can keep blessing us with your lovely home and hospitality. Thank you so much for making our anniversary special, Kathy and Mike (Tigard, OR) P.S. (For those of you who remember your swimsuits, there is a hot tub at the main house to use. We also had DVD's, video and cable channels if you do TV).

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Location Type

98 miles from Pacific Ocean coastline., Peaceful mountain valley., Gates ,Oregon, Lyons, Oregon, Mill City Oregon, Stayton,Oregon, Detroit Lake, Sublimity, Oregon, Nearby winery, nut, grape and christmas tree farms, Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Portland, OR (PDX) 97 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, National/State parks, Nature area, Opal Creek Wilderness Area, Breitenbush Hot Springs, Detroit Lake and Silver Falls State Parks, Elkhorn Valley Golf Course, Upward Bound and Camp Cascade Sports, The Oregon Garden, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, DVD Player, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Picnic baskets/lunch packages, Local road and trail maps., Rene's Cottage fully equiped, Phone in Garden Gate room and Rene's Cottage., Bottomless cookie jar, Outdoor Pergola for weddings

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Trout, steelhead and fall migrating salmon fishing, Fall hunting for elk, deer,bear,cougar and grouse., Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only smoking is allowed in limited areas (respect our guest)
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children staying (case by case basis)Cottage any age
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required subject to guests.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit is required to secure the reservation by Visa, Master Card or mailed personal check.
  • Cancellations: Deposit, if cancellation made less than 5 days before reservation date, is subject to forfeiture. All cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. If cancellation is unavoidable, your deposit will be refunded in the form of our gift certificate that will expire within 12 months from date of cancellation. If you use our gift certificate as your deposit you will be refunded half the value amount of the gift certificate.



Robin, Bob and Larry (son)

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About the innkeepers

Robins hobbies and interests include cooking, gardening, refinishing furniture, antique hunting, interior decorating. Her twin brother Bob, ex-smokejumper, now finds personal satisfaction gathering firewood from adjacent forest. Larry is the general all purpose handy man, maintaining the beautiful grounds and enjoys cooking too!

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  • Time Served: Guest determined
  • Serving Location: Indoors & outdoors deck, gazebo & covered porches., Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Ask us!, Gluten Free

Signature Dish

Nana's Famous Strawberry French Toast
Sunday morning speciality! Our full breakfast is prepared, and we accommodate most diet preferences. Our Gourmet Country kitchen with fireplace, outside decks or gazebo with breathtaking views are perfect for breakfast.



33016 N. Fork Rd SE , Lyons, OR 97358 USA (Show map)

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Free gift card up to $150!