The Oval Door

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

Loved it!

4.8 on November 22, 2017

Inviting spaces, comfortable room for lounging and wonderful food, complemented by friendly and capable hosts.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you on another trip!

- Nate & Brian (Innkeepers)

Superb stay!

5 on September 11, 2017

A first class B & B! Nate was a great host and welcomed us like we were family. Rooms were excellent and comfortable. Breakfast was very tasty. Would definitely recommend staying here.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you, thank you! We really appreciate this! Please come back any time!

- Nate & Brian (Innkeepers)

We Will Be Back!

5 on September 11, 2017

The location of this wonderful B & B couldn't have been better. It is a short walk to downtown Eugene. It blends in with the older homes on the street, but it was built in 1997 as a B & B. Saying that, a grand staircase welcomes you through the Oval Door, named for its custom oval shaped window. We didn't see all the rooms, but the ones we did are a good size and feature spacious on suite bathrooms. The couple who runs the B & B are foodies. The breakfast was delicious and their hospitality was wonderful. The place was immaculate. Our next trip to Eugene will include another stay here.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for this review! We really appreciate it! Looking forward to hosting you again at some point!

- Nate & Brian (Innkeepers)

So worth a visit !

4.4 on September 09, 2017

We have been to stay at the Oval Door twice now and we look forward to our next visit. We love the place - you feel right at home when you step in the door. Brian and Nate are outstanding hosts and work hard at making their guests comfortable. They make an effort to provide us with vegan options at breakfast which we really appreciate :-). The Oval Door is well worth a visit.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for this! It's always great to see you both! Take good care until next time!

- Nate & Brian (Innkeepers)

Oval Door, Eugene, OR

5 on September 08, 2017

The Oval Door is truly a home away from home for us when we visit Eugene. Nate and Brian are the consummate hosts, seeing to every need of their guests with warmth, humor and good cheer. For us, these several-times-per-year visits will come to (mostly) and end because our son has graduated. We'll miss staying at this excellent bed and breakfast.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! It means a lot to us - as does you guys choosing us as your place to stay in Eugene. Please come back when you just need a vacation :)

- Nate & Brian (Innkeepers)

BBB - The Best of the B and B's!!!

5 on September 05, 2017

My daughter wasn't keen on a B & B, but I insisted and now she wants to go back and stay at The Oval Door again, just longer next time! Conveniently located (we were doing a campus tour) and provides all the "right at home" feel that I love in a B & B. The hosts were a delight and the food was very good! Highly recommend The Oval Door.

Innkeeper Response
This is so wonderful to hear, thank you! This made our day! We loved being your hosts and look forward to the next time!

- Nate & Brian (Innkeepers)

Best Bed and Breakfast stay anywhere ever!

5 on September 02, 2017

This is a gem of a B and B. Nate and Pete have worked very hard to deliver a beautiful B and B experience. If you want to stay in an elegant, tranquil, welcoming and supremely comfortable location in Eugene look no further.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much! We so appreciate the review! It means a lot to us. Please come back again!

- Nate & Brian (Innkeepers)

Attention to Details and Outstanding Welcome

5 on August 27, 2017

Every detail imaginable (and some I never thought of) were taken care of. Great technology and fabulous coffee, wine and food. They provided a sense that this was "my" place and that they were happy to have me as a guest. I would return in a heartbeat! Susan Kettmann

Innkeeper Response
Susan, it was such a pleasure to be your hosts! We were genuinely happy to have you stay! Looking forward to your next visit already, cheers!

- Nate & Brian (Innkeepers)

Top Choice BnB

5 on July 30, 2017

Have stayed in BnB's nationally and internationally, and must say Brian and Nate have made The Oval Door one of the best, if not the best, facility we have experienced. Incredibly impressed with how they have thought of everything - adding touches no other BnB provides, whether it is earplugs, complimentary micro-brews, or just their overall hospitality. Will stay here whenever within 100 miles of Eugene, OR.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you! Thank you! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! We would love to host you again at some point!

- Nate & Brian (Innkeepers)

The place to stay!

5 on July 06, 2017

Great room, price, and service! Nate and Brian were friendly, helpful, and great cooks! Make sure to schedule in breakfast there as often as you can- all in all a wonderful experience! They made me a B&B convert!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the review! So glad we were able to convert you, ha! Come back any time!

- Nate & Brian (Innkeepers)

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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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