I will be visiting Oregon on a budget and plan on spending about 4 days in southern Oregon and then up to Portland where I will be traveling from Seaside down the coast to Bandon. Do you have any ideas for lower cost cabins, hostels or places to stay overnight?

If you want to spend time in Ashland, your best bet is Ashland Hostel, which has dorm rooms for less than $30 per night. See this link. On the other end of the Rogue Valley, Valley of the Rogue State Park just north of Gold Hill is one of the nicest state parks, where you can have a yurt all to yourself for $36 per night. It’s heated, too. Depending on the time of the year, and day of the week, you can book with short notice online. Check out the park here.

Answered by Sarah Lemon, Ask Oregon Expert
February 3rd, 2012

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  1. Katherine Hoppe says…

    check out the yurt & cabin options at the state parks. generally around $35-$50 a night and usually the best views possible. Here’s a link to the state parks site: http://oregon.gov/OPRD/PARKS/rustic.shtml and there’s also county and KOA kampgrounds that offer the same options and lots of the KOA’s even rent sheets so you don’t have to travel w/ those (or better yet, just pick up cheap set at walmart and donate when you leave)

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About Ask Oregon Expert Sarah Lemon

Sarah Lemon is a writer and editor for the Mail Tribune newspaper in Medford, Ore. The Tribune's food editor, Sarah covers Southern Oregon's unique, up-and-coming food scene in the weekly section, A la Carte, and on her blog, The Whole Dish. She also produces stories on a wide variety of topics from the outdoors, health and fitness to entertainment, the home and gardening for the Tribune and associated publications.

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