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Popular amenities for Eugene vacation rentals

Stay near Eugene's top sights

Valley River Center103 locals recommend
Autzen Stadium201 locals recommend
Alton Baker Park139 locals recommend
Hult Center for the Performing Arts170 locals recommend
Matthew Knight Arena109 locals recommend
University of Oregon158 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Eugene

  • Total rentals

    1.9K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    1.1K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    40 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    470 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    1K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    108K reviews

Your guide to Eugene

All About Eugene

Eugene is surrounded by lush forests and greenery and sandwiched between the soaring peaks of the Cascade mountain range and the rugged Pacific coast. The city is famed for its sporting culture, with a world-renowned track and field pedigree and one of the planet’s most successful fitness clothing brands to its name, and a stretch of interconnected riverside parks offer plenty of scope for scenic runs and leisurely walks alike.

The city also has a notable performing arts scene, with standouts including the Eugene Ballet, shows at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, and free public performances in the park. The thriving student population at the University of Oregon makes for a varied food scene, from cafe pastries to omakase tasting menus. You can also hop around urban wineries, visit producers at nearby Willamette Valley vineyards, and tour some of the state’s signature craft breweries.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Eugene

The best time to stay in a Eugene vacation rental is from August to October. The temperature begins to cool to a pleasant fall crispness and there’s a lower chance of precipitation. Winter weather in the region can be changeable, with snow likely at higher elevations and sunny days still a possibility along the coast. Whether you’re planning a hilly hike or some cold weather surfing, you’ll need warm clothing to combat the chilly temperatures at this time of year.

Although temperatures start to rise from around April, spring can be wet, so pack a waterproof jacket. Summer brings balmy temperatures and perfect beach weather. You can join the locals at Baker Beach around 1.5 hours away to soak up the sun or head up into the mountains for a hike in cooler conditions. The Scandinavian Festival in August celebrates the heritage of nearby Junction City offering music, traditional dancing, and a smorgasbord of food offerings.

Top things to do in Eugene

Spencer Butte and Skinner Butte

Eugene is home to two buttes that offer stunning vistas. Around a 20-minute drive south of the city, Spencer Butte is reached via a trail running over 1.7 miles through vivid evergreen forests, culminating in a dramatic valley landscape. More beginner friendly Skinner Butte involves a shorter, more moderate climb directly above Eugene’s downtown.

McCredie Hot Springs

Around an hour southeast, you’ll find the bubbling spring-fed waters of McCredie Hot Springs, which sit alongside the cold-flowing Salt Creek. A range of depths and fluctuating temperatures — check before you step in, as some pools can be scoldingly hot — create an invigorating experience.

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Located on the University of Oregon campus, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History looks back on 300 million years of history in the region. Set in a longhouse-inspired building, exhibits include one of the world’s oldest pairs of shoes, fossils of giant salmon, and artifacts from Oregon’s oldest cultural site, the Paisley Caves.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Eugene?

    Eugene has a Mediterranean climate with wet, mild winters and dry, warm summers. Average summer temperatures hover around 82°F (28°C), while winter averages are about 34°F (1°C). The city receives most of its rainfall between November and March, with the driest months being July and August.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Eugene?

    Hiking Spencer Butte, visiting the Saturday Market, exploring the University of Oregon campus, or picnicking at Alton Baker Park are popular activities in Eugene. Also, consider a trip to the Cascades Raptor Center or a day out at Hendricks Park, especially during rhododendron flowering season.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Eugene?

    Summer, from June to August, is the most popular time to visit Eugene, with warm weather and many outdoor events. Highlights include Art and the Vineyard festival in July, and the Oregon Country Fair in July. Fall is also a wonderful time to visit, especially during the Lane County Farmers Market.

  • What are the best places to stay in Eugene?

    Downtown Eugene is a dynamic area with many local eateries, shops, and cultural institutions. Whitaker, known for its eclectic vibe and art scene, is a unique neighborhood to explore. For a quieter stay, consider South Eugene, a residential area close to hiking trails and parks.

  • What are the best places to visit in Eugene?

    Visit the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art for a diverse collection of art pieces. Enjoy the serenity of the Hendricks Park Rhododendron Garden, or explore the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Don’t miss the opportunity to walk through the beautiful University of Oregon campus.

  • What are some hiking trails in Eugene?

    Engage with nature on the 3.5 miles (5.6 km) trail at Spencer Butte, Eugene's highest and most famous point. The Ridgeline Trail System is also a local favorite, with over 12 miles (19 km) of trails. For a peaceful walk, explore the 2 miles (3.2 km) loop around Mount Pisgah's arboretum.

  • What are some family activities to do in Eugene?

    The Adventure! Children's Museum is perfect for families with young children. The Cascades Raptor Center houses a variety of birds of prey. For outdoor fun, visit the Owen Rose Garden, Alton Baker Park, or hike in Mount Pisgah's arboretum to enjoy native plants and wildlife.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Eugene?

    Explore the Oregon wine country in Willamette Valley, just 20 miles (32 km) north of Eugene. You can also venture to Crater Lake National Park, about 100 miles (160 km) southeast, to marvel at the deep blue waters and striking geological features. Visit the coastal town of Florence, 60 miles (97 km) west, for a change of scenery and a breath of fresh sea air.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Eugene?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 1,070 vacation rentals in Eugene featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Eugene?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Eugene. Choose from more than 470 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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