Things to Do in Cottage Grove
We can’t wait to host you and your loved ones at Sweet Springs Family Farm! In addition to amenities offered at our countryside retreat, we are excited to share all of the wonderful things to do in Cottage Grove and surrounding areas. From outdoor activities like sightseeing, hiking, and skiing, to visiting nearby wineries and golf courses, there is plenty of fun to fill your days while you stay with us. Looking for more suggestions? We are happy to recommend our favorite places to go and things to do in the area.
Wineries & Vineyards
For those that enjoy wine, you will love all of the fabulous wineries and vineyards nearby. Enjoy a tasting or a glass of your favorite wine at a local vineyard. You can find plenty of wineries from Cottage Grove to Eugene, and it’s especially enjoyable during the beautiful spring season.
Bring your horse on vacation! Enjoy the many trails in the surrounding areas or take a ride down the road to enjoy a covered arena (daily ride in fee).
When there’s snow, there’s skiing! We encourage you to make the drive up the hill to enjoy the winter weather. Appreciate the fun of the snow while also staying near our cozy farmstay. The best part? You will be able to warm up by a cozy fire right after.
Theaters & Museums
Head into town for a fantastic show or visit a local museum. We encourage you to walk around historic downtown Cottage Grove and check out the unique atmosphere.
Cottage Grove is home to a variety of golf courses (and disc golf, too!). If you’re looking for something fun to do on a warm spring or summer day, you are in luck.
Spend the day venturing out to all the different waterfalls and natural hot springs, or tour around Cottage Grove with the Scenic Mural Route or the Historic Downtown Walking Tour. This area is known for covered bridges, and the Bridge Tour is a popular way to spend the day. Ask your host, or stop into the Chamber of Commerce and pickup a directory map, for these wonderful routes.
Cool off during hot summers with rafting. After a brief drive, you can enjoy fun in the sun on one of Oregon’s rivers. We are happy to provide recommendations for the best and safest spots to enjoy this adventure.
There’s always something going on in the area! Enjoy concerts in the park, farmers markets, car shows, chili cook-offs, art walks, and more. See our calendar below or ask your host for upcoming events.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there WiFi in all the lodging?
The only lodging that has WiFi is the Lavish Country Retreat. It is satellite internet so there is no streaming allowed.
How far is the closet town from the farm?
We are 16 miles from the town of Cottage Grove.
Which animals/pets do you allow?
We welcome pretty much any breed of animal with approval at booking. Extra fees and rules apply. Please contact us via phone or through one of the booking messaging platforms.
Can I bring my horse?
Yes, we can accommodate your horses when there is availability. You must get approval first before bringing them. You will need to supply their food. There is room to park your trailer in front of our front gate. Pasture is available for your horses to roam, with a water trough and one stall. Horse fee of $20 a night per horse will need to be paid at time of approval call/booking.
Is there cell phone service?
This is a beautiful place to have the excuse to unplug. There is NO cell service out here. If staying in the Lavish B&B you have a landline phone in the cottage. If you are staying in one of the other dwellings and find yourself needing to use a phone, just ask us. We are happy to help you.
Will Google Maps navigate us to the farm?
Yes, but please read the directions found here.
If my party exceeds the lodging limit, can guests bring a tent and camp?
Yes, with approval. There is a $15 extra person fee after 2 people.
What happens if the power goes out?
We do, at times, lose power during storms. No worries – we have a generator to make sure your lights stay on and you can stay nice and snuggled up next to the pellet stove. Please keep in mind that when it is stormy, the internet and Dish TV may go out. The Lavish Country Retreat is stocked with lots of games to play.