Loloma Lodge is the most romantic winter trip you can take in Oregon
written by Jen Stevenson
It’s the most romantic of winter settings—squirreled away in a rustic, snow-capped cabin on the river, watching the white-tipped rapids with mugs of mulled wine in hand, fireplace crackling in the background, beef bourguignon bubbling in the oven. Such is the scene at recently revived Loloma Lodge, a pristine 11-acre retreat perched on the banks of the beautiful McKenzie River, an hour east of Eugene.
The lodge was acquired in spring 2017 by dynamic Bend-based husband-wife duo Wallis Levin, 33, and Tyrone Hazen, 37, who were only dreaming of owning a cozy riverfront cabin when they serendipitously stumbled on a miscategorized real estate listing—for an entire riverfront resort. Falling hard, they soon had the keys in hand and set about molding the storied site into a one-of-a-kind destination for nature weddings, off-the-grid corporate retreats, nostalgia-filled family reunions and quick weekend escapes from city life.
Loloma’s daily itinerary is sublimely simple—after cooking up an omelet with eggs from the hen house and fresh greens foraged from the organic garden, stroll the serene forest glen, rest on a river-facing log bench and commune with the resident hummingbirds that flit through the meadow. The bravest souls may even want to follow in the footsteps of Hazen, who takes a daily dip in the frigid, crystal-clear river—or just toss him a wave from your cabin deck.
56687 McKenzie Highway