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 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!

Welcoming & Charming

5 on September 07, 2016

I really enjoyed my stay, the delish breakfast, and the welcoming hosts. I recommend this charming Eugene location, 2 blocks from downtown on an established residential block.

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for leaving us a review! Much appreciated! Take care!

Great place to stay!

4.0 on September 06, 2016

We had a great experience at the Oval Door. Highly recommend the beautiful home. We especially enjoyed the wine and cookies at check-in! Great job.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for the review! We hope to see you again!

Have been staying here for years, met the new owners this time, very nice and accommodating people. In know they will be successful. We will continue to stay a The Oval Door when we are in Eugene.

4.6 on August 31, 2016

Bryan and Liz C.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for the kind words, Bryan and Liz! We loved having you guys stay! We look forward to the next time! Take good care until we see each other again.

August stay at the Oval Door

5 on August 30, 2016

Our second stay of the summer at the Oval Door was a very pleasant stay. So comfortable; it feels like home. Easy walking distance to a wonderful French bakery, Noisette, and other great restaurants, like The Davis. As usual, the breakfast prepared by Brian was delicious, and because we had to make the early Cascades Amtrak train on our departure morning, Nate and Brian prepared a great brown bag breakfast for us to take along. This is my definite go to place when in Eugene. Lori L.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for the kind words, Lori! We loved having you guys stay! We look forward to the next time!

Lovely Inn, Fabulous Hosts

5 on August 05, 2016

I had stayed at this Inn last year before Nate and Brian bought the Inn. I rebooked at the Inn because it was close to the university and a lovely space. What a pleasant surprise to come back to new but such welcoming and warm hosts! Nate and Brian have brought a sense of warmth to an already beautiful inn. The home is beautiful, the rooms well appointed and breakfast is wonderful but what makes this inn stand out so much is the hosts who go above and beyond to make sure their guest's experience at their inn is perfect. Thank you Nate and Brian. See you in September!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed and your stay and look forward to having you back in September! Take good care!

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Rooms & Rates

Wild Rose

This romantic, vintage room is set up with a queen size iron bed and an additional bed for a third person. Private bathroom with shower, flat screen TV, air conditioning, desk and sitting area. This room is on the 2nd floor

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

Morning Glory

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

Queen Anne's Lace

A Nineteenth Century design queen size bed charms you in old world style. Sitting area, private bathroom with a shower, writing table, flat screen tv, air conditioning, and jetted tub (not in room). Locate 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

Forget Me Not

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

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

English Daisy

Relax in comfort in this cozy room with two twin beds. Private Bathroom with shower, flat screen tv, writing table, and air conditioning. Located in the 2nd floor.

  • 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

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.



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 9:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian vegan, low carb