The 9 Best & Most Unique Airbnbs in Eugene, Oregon

by Arthur McMahon
Updated March 14, 2022

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Eugene, Oregon is the beating heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Travelers from all walks of life come here to see what the fuss around the Pacific Northwest is all about.

Known for its abundant and diverse agriculture, outdoor recreation, and obsessive love of ducks, Eugene draws in people for a wide variety of reasons. Whether you’re visiting a student at the university or spending a night in town on your way to the Cascades or the coast, there are dozens of interesting and unique places to stay.

While Portland tends to be the main draw for most of Oregon’s first-time visitors, Eugene has a lot going on, too. It’s also under most people’s radars, so your chance of reserving one of the best places to stay around the city is pretty high, even on a last-minute trip.

The list below showcases many of the top-rated and most unique airbnbs in Eugene and the surrounding area. You’ll find everything from posh spots in the middle of the city to secluded escapes out in the countryside.

These are the best airbnbs in Eugene, Oregon. It’s a small and welcoming city — get ready to fall in love.

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1. Luxury Rural Retreat

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Why you should stay: Sleep in a fishbowl, if that fishbowl was ridiculously luxurious and in the middle of the woods.

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $190/night

Retreat into the hills south of Eugene where privacy and luxury await inside of this chalet-style home. This wonderfully artistic home is secluded and offers outstanding views of the area’s hillscape from its atrium-style wall-to-wall bedroom windows and expansive deck.

Guests looking for a unique experience can book a private pottery-making session with the host. Lessons take place in the downstairs bedroom since converted into a classroom.

Though you’ll likely be enjoying the natural landscape outside of town during your stay, central Eugene is only 20 minutes away. On the road into town, you’ll pass by the trailhead to Eugene’s most popular hike up to Spencer’s Butte, which overlooks the metropolitan area below.

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2. South Eugene Chalet

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Why you should stay: A rustic-yet-refined ski resort-inspired chalet in the wooded outskirts of South Eugene.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 night
  • Rates from: $200/night

This unique house was crafted to mimic the warm and inviting atmosphere created by backcountry ski huts and cabins in the mountains. Designed by a professional architect, the home has large wooden beams and interior rock features he wanted as his own private sanctuary — but now, it’s yours to explore. The brick floors, molded plaster archways, and vintage fold-out windows are both charming and visually intriguing.

The house sits on a dead-end street on a hillside above town. The immediate neighborhood is quiet, but it’s only a short walk to the nearby shops, restaurants, and trails of South Eugene. Amazon Creek and the numerous surrounding trails are only a few blocks away.

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3. Park Avenue Cottage

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Why you should stay: Relax in an enchanting guest house near Eugene’s coolest neighborhoods.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $104/night

Park Avenue Cottage is a bewitching little villa perfectly sized and appointed for up to four guests, though two may be more comfortable. The building sits in a manicured garden and is conveniently located just off of River Road near the Willamette River. The cottage is next to northern Eugene’s main road and the popular Ruth Bascom Riverbank Trail System.

That mean’s you’ll have a quick way to get around Eugene no matter how you decide to travel. The riverside trail system is popular with runners and cyclists throughout the Eugene/Springfield metro area, and the road connects directly to busy downtown avenues and the city-crossing Beltline Highway.

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4. Private Oregon Roundhouse

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Why you should stay: A classic Eugene home — so uncommon experiences and off-kilter accommodations are the norm.

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $78/night

The Private Oregon Roundhouse is set in a purpose-built wild and rugged backyard. Au naturel is the theme. The grass is encouraged to grow tall, the pond is perfectly mucky for the duckies, and tree frogs cling to both the branches and the windows. The property exists in accordance with nature, rather than in an attempt to conquer it.

To call this hippie chic may be a bit much, but it certainly emanates the upscale, take-it-easy nature vibe Eugene is known for. It’s near the center of South Eugene where shops and the Amazon Creek Trail are only blocks away. This is the place to stay if you want to see first-hand what it feels like to be a Eugenian.

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5. Gracie’s Place

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Why you should stay: Enjoy the finer things in life at this opulent apartment.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $107/night

It’s plain to see there’s something special about Gracie’s Place, with its elegance and high-end styling. Beauty, comfort, and tranquility are the hallmarks of this lovely home, and guests seeking luxurious accommodations will certainly find this College Hill apartment to be one best airbnbs in Eugene.

Let the hand-built fireplace be the centerpiece of your evening conversations, the patio your window to the world, and the private garden your sanctuary. This is a peaceful part of town, but it’s still very close to downtown and the University of Oregon.

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6. Eclectic Artist Loft

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Why you should stay: An imaginative home with an awesome sound system near the University of Oregon.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $115/night

If reclaimed basketball court floors, hand-milled cedar plank tables, and bedroom skylights sound interesting to you, then you’re sure to get a kick out of this Amazon Artist Loft. It’s quite spacious and comfortable, with artistic grandeur and plenty of creative touches.

The upstairs loft bedroom is decorated with plush carpeting and bedding. Nearby is a pair of high-end stereos and tons of CDs that audiophiles are sure to drool over.

Due to its location, this is a prime place to stay for anyone visiting the University of Oregon or planning to go catch a Ducks game as it’s a quick trip to campus. There are several neighborhood parks and trails nearby, too.

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7. Treehouse Library Loft

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Why you should stay: Sleep in an exquisite library with a massive exterior deck in the forest.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $94/night

Spend your time inside the Treehouse Library Loft perusing the robust collection of beautifully arranged books or relax on the large exterior deck as deer, turkeys, and other wildlife pass through the trees.  The amount of outdoor space here is amazing, including a porch, wrap-around patios, and an outdoor hot tub in the woods – be sure to check out the photos of deer casually strolling right under the deck.

You’ll be staying on a quiet cul-de-sac in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the area. The property is high in the hills in Southeast Eugene where the homes blend seamlessly into the surroundings.

Those looking for an escape to nature will appreciate the proximity to the Mount Pisgah Arboretum and the trails of the Howard Buford Recreation Area.

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8. The Pendleton

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Why you should stay: Posh accommodations for a large group in a walkable neighborhood.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2 night
  • Rates from: $399/night

You’ll find luxury, convenience, and serenity at The Pendleton. This classy and stylish townhome is in the trendy Crescent Village neighborhood with a spa, multiple restaurants, and several nightlife options but a few steps from the front door.

The well-lit interior is refined and understated with splashes of bold color. The cozy patio is a great spot for grilling some grub on a sunny afternoon, and the neighborhood’s atmosphere is sure to draw you in as you walk along the friendly streets.

Despite its urban setting, this home is exceptionally spacious and can easily accommodate a large family. Everything you need for a short or long-term stay is available from a fully stocked kitchen to on-site laundry and much more.

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9. Castle in the Forest

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Why you should stay: Tell your friends that you stayed in a castle. A two-story, tiny-home castle.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $46/night

Designed to look like it came straight out of medieval times, Castle in the Forest is a cozy brick-and-mortar townhouse with eclectic — or rather, Celtic — styling. Downright unique, this guest house is also exceptionally conveniently located and affordable — maybe one of the most affordable airbnbs in Eugene, period. It’s a truly well-rounded package.

The cottage is in the forested hills between the rhododendron wonderland of Hendricks Park and the beautiful Laurelwood Golf Course. The University of Oregon is less than a mile away, as is the southeast campus neighborhood where you’ll find several of the city’s most popular eateries.

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Plan your trip to Eugene

Now that you found the best airbnbs in Eugene, it’s time to plan the rest of your trip. Here’s a list to get you started:

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