The Oval Door

988 Lawrence Street , Eugene, OR 97401 USA (Show map)


This downtown Eugene bed and breakfast is easy walking distance to many fine restaurants, Hult center, downtown shops, and only 12 blocks to the University of Oregon. Each spacious room has a private bathroom, TV, ceiling fan, individually controlled heat and air conditioning. Free wireless available to all guests. A perfect choice for both leisure and business travelers. Wine, beer, soda, tea and cocoa are complimentary, along with our famous cookies. Fantastic gourmet breakfast is served at guest's convenience by chef/owners. Dietary needs are happily accommodated.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7


5 on March 02, 2017

A welcoming and delightful visit to Eugene. Second time at the Inn, just as nice as the first time. Nate and Brian have done a nice job in redecorating and adding their touches.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for the kind words! We appreciate you taking the time to write a review! Looking forward to your third visit :)

The Oval Door-loved it

4.0 on November 12, 2016

we stayed at the oval door for 5 nights and wish we could have stayed longer. Nate and Brian were outstanding hosts and met our every need and request. Rooms were spotless, food was exceptional, and three choices for breakfast each day was a nice treat and all the food, fresh baked breads and homemade granola great--cookies and wine in the afternoon was just the right touch. walking distance to Main street and market can't wait to go back

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the wonderful review! We love hearing that you enjoyed your stay! It was our pleasure to host you! You're welcome back any time :)

Oval Door

5 on November 08, 2016

We've stayed at the Oval Door numerous times and it's always a great place to stay in Eugene. If anything, the Oval Door is even better--Nate and Brian have taken up the mantle of "excellent hosts"--and their clients are the better for it. The Oval Door is a bed and breakfast jewel!

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We appreciate you taking the time to write and for the words of encouragement! We'll look forward to seeing you again hopefully!

Wonderful place

5 on October 27, 2016

I have been staying here for years. I love it and was delighted to find the new owners are every bit as wonderful as the old ones. They are welcoming, responsive. The breakfast is delicious. There was a fire in the living room fireplace which is nice on rainy Eugene mornings. The rooms are spacious. It is a easy walk to downtown. Nice older neighborhood. A great place to stay.

Innkeeper Response
Wonderful! So glad to hear this. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us! Hope to see you on another trip in the near future!

Delightful Eugene Inn

5 on October 23, 2016

What a great place! Comfy bed, walkable location, gracious hosts and tasty breakfast. Oh, and don't forget the glass of wine!

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed your time with us! We loved hosting you! Hope to see you again before long!


5 on October 03, 2016

I would stay here again in a heartbeat. The breakfast was wonderful and the hospitality superb.

Innkeeper Response
This made our day! So glad you enjoyed your stay and felt welcome - it's what we strive for with all guests. Thanks again for taking the time to write! Hope to see you on another trip!

Fabulous stay!

5 on September 30, 2016

We enjoyed everything about our stay at The Oval Door. Nate and Brian are excellent hosts and offer many amenities including fresh, yummy cookies each day. They were as interested in our travels as we were! They offered a variety of breakfast entrees and flexible dining times. It was very helpful that they had a plan for us to arrive past the preferred time! A glass of wine was a nice touch! Thanks so much!

Innkeeper Response
You are so very welcome! We're so glad to hear that you guys had a good time and enjoyed your stay! It was our pleasure to host you. Hopefully we'll get the chance again at some point!

Lovely Place to stay in Eugene

5 on September 25, 2016

A quiet, comfortable, romantic getaway in Eugene, Oregon close to everything. Nate and Brian are hospitable and respectful. Various options for breakfast including meal choice and seating area. Guests have the option of sharing their breakfast time with other guests or enjoying an intimate spot by themselves. The house is very well kept and comfortable. It offers old world charm with modern amenities. One of the best bed and breakfasts I have visited.

Innkeeper Response
This means a lot to us, thank you! We appreciate the feedback and are so glad you enjoyed your time at our home.

Great place to stay!

5 on September 21, 2016

Very lovely home and pleasant hosts. Highly recommend.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the review! We really appreciate it! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay.

This was a wonderful place to stay. The owners were wonderful and provided extras that were appreciated, like wine and cookies.

5 on September 19, 2016

I will stay here again. It was very clean and the breakfast was delicious!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much! Please come again any time! Cheers!

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Rooms & Rates


This romantic room is set up with a queen size bed and a pull-out full-sized couch for a third person. Private bathroom with shower, flat screen TV, air conditioning (during summer), desk and sitting area. This room is on the 2nd floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Pamper yourself in luxury in this light and airy room. King size handcrafted bed, 6 foot soaking tub, vaulted ceiling, flat screen TV, desk, luxury robes, air conditioning. This room is on the 3rd floor (top), with a lovely view of the tree tops.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


A Nineteenth Century design queen size bed charms you in old-world style. Sitting area with full-sized couch, private bathroom with a shower, writing table, flat screen tv, air conditioning (during summer). Located on the 2nd floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


This finely appointed room has a King bed, or can be made into 2 twins. Private bathroom with shower/tub combo, vaulted ceiling, large closet space, flat screen TV, comfy chair, small computer desk, and air conditioning. This room is located on the 3rd floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


This charming room has a queen size bed and private bathroom with shower. Located on the 2nd floor, with flat screen TV, air conditioning (during summer), writing desk and sitting area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Relax in comfort in this cozy room with two twin beds. Private Bathroom with shower, flat screen tv, writing table, and air conditioning (during summer). Located in the 2nd floor. Can be converted to a king for an additional $20 fee.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

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Location Type

City, Downtown, Wine country


Portland, OR (PDX) 10 miles

Directions to property:

Downtown Eugene - I-5 exit 194B to exit Jefferson Street, continue 3 blocks left on 10th, to corner of 10th and Lawrence

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, To ocean 1 1/2 hours, to ski 1 1/2 hours, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Telephone, Videos , gym passes

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights min. on most weekends, call for more information
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card hold
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made within less than 72 hours will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total reservation rate. The deposit balance will be refunded if the room can be re-booked. Failure to give notice of a cancellation will result in the full reservation charge.
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Nathaniel & Brian Foster

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

The Innkeepers, Nate & Brian, are your hosts. Brian is the resident chef and loves creating gourmet quality breakfasts each morning for guests. Nate tends to the cleaning primarily and acts as Brian's sous chef. Both Nate and Brian love the Eugene area and are happy to call it home. Brian is originally from North Carolina; Nate is from Washington State. They look forward to welcoming you to your home away from home.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 9:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian vegan, low carb

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Special Package

Winter Special

Rooms are discounted 10% to 15% from regular price through March 30th. Rates listed reflect discounted price.

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