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Sweet-Home is a small logging town located on the southeastern edge of central Oregon's beautiful Willamette Valley, not far from the Oregon Coast. This community of 8,300 is recognized as "The Gateway to the Santium Playground Recreation Area," which contains Foster and Green Peter Lakes, Clear Lake, the Santiam and Calapooia Rivers and many state and federal parks. The lakes and rivers offer excellent fishing, boating, rafting and swimming, while the parks have many camping, picnicking, hiking, rockhounding and hunting opportunities. The Mount Bachelor ski area is also just a short drive from Sweet Home, and the town is located at the entrance to the beautiful Cascade Mountain Range. Points of interest in the town include the East Linn Museum and the Weddle Covered Bridge, a community restoration project that adjoins Sankey Park. A variety of colorful murals decorate many of the town's buildings, concentrated along Main and Long Streets, as well as in the Sweet Home High School auditorium. Sweet Home also hosts the Oregon Jamboree, which is the Northwest's largest country music festival, and a Celtic Festival and Highland Games. Sweet Home is approximately 61 miles from Eugene and 97 miles from Portland.

Surrounding areas: McKenzie River, Oregon (26.2 mi)

Sweet Home Vacation Rentals

Sweet Home Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Valley Inn2885 S Santiam HwyLebanon, OR11.9 mi.(541) 258-8184
Travelodge33180 Hwy 228Halsey, OR18.5 mi.(541) 369-2804
Phoenix Inn Suites4310 Spicer RdAlbany, OR21.8 mi.(888) 889-0208
Phoenix Inn Suites Albany3410 Spicer Road SEAlbany, OR22.7 mi.(541) 926-5696
Quality Inn1100 Price Rd SEAlbany, OR22.7 mi.(541) 928-5050
Best Western Pony Soldier Inn Albany315 Airport Rd NeAlbany, OR23.3 mi.(541) 928-6322
Comfort Suites100 Opal Court NEAlbany, OR23.3 mi.(541) 928-2053
Holiday Inn Express105 Opal Court NeAlbany, OR23.3 mi.(541) 928-8820
La Quinta Inn & Suites251 Airport Rd SeAlbany, OR23.3 mi.(541) 928-0921
Motel 6 #4183752 International CTEugene, OR26.3 mi.(541) 741-1105
Holiday Inn Express-eugene/springfield3480 Hutton StSpringfield, OR26.4 mi.(541) 746-8471
Quality Inn & Suites3550 Gateway StSpringfield, OR26.4 mi.(541) 726-9266
Best Western Grand Manor Inn971 Kruse WaySpringfield, OR26.5 mi.(800) 626-1900
Comfort Suites969 Kruse WaySpringfield, OR26.5 mi.(541) 746-5359
Courtyard By Marriott Eugene/Springfield3443 Hutton StSpringfield, OR26.5 mi.(541) 726-2121
Motel Orleans3315 Gateway StSpringfield, OR26.8 mi.(541) 746-1314
Crossland520 Harlow RdSpringfield, OR27.0 mi.(541) 741-3908
Shilo Inn Eugene3350 GatewaySpringfield, OR27.1 mi.(541) 641-6565
Corvallis Budget Inn Motel1480 SW 3RD StCorvallis, OR28.2 mi.(541) 752-8756
Super 8 Motel Corvallis407 NW 2ND StCorvallis, OR28.3 mi.(541) 758-8088
Holiday Inn Express - Corvallis781 Ne 2nd StCorvallis, OR28.4 mi.(541) 752-0800
Ramada Inn Eugene225 Coburg RdEugene, OR28.6 mi.(800) 917-5500
Red Lion Hotel Eugene205 Coburg RdEugene, OR28.6 mi.(541) 342-5201
Salbasgeon Suites1730 NW 9th StCorvallis, OR28.8 mi.(541) 753-4320
Shaniko Inn1113 NW 9THCorvallis, OR28.8 mi.(541) 754-7474
Best Western Grand Manor Inn925 NW GarfieldCorvallis, OR28.9 mi.(541) 758-8571
Motel Orleans935 NW GarfieldCorvallis, OR28.9 mi.(800) 626-1900
Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis2500 SW Western BlvdCorvallis, OR29.1 mi.(541) 752-5000
Eugene/Springfield Residence Inn By Marriott25 Club RdEugene, OR29.1 mi.(541) 342-7171
La Quinta Inn & Suites155 Day Island RdEugene, OR29.1 mi.(541) 344-8335
Rodeway Inn & Suites300 SW Sublimity BlvdSublimity, OR29.2 mi.(503) 769-9579
Franklin Inn1857 Franklin BlvdEugene, OR29.3 mi.(541) 342-4804
Motel 63690 Glenwood DrEugene, OR29.4 mi.(541) 687-2395
Phoenix Inn Eugene850 Franklin BlvdEugene, OR29.5 mi.(800) 344-0131
Valley River Inn1000 Vly River WayEugene, OR29.5 mi.(541) 743-1000
Eugene Hilton Hotel66 E Sixth AveEugene, OR29.6 mi.(541) 342-2000
Excelsior Inn & Breakfast754 E 13TH AveEugene, OR29.8 mi.(541) 342-6963
Bed & Breakfast
Getty's Emerald Garden Bed & Breakfast640 Audel AveEugene, OR29.5 mi.(541) 688-6344
A Bed & Breakfast On The Green2515 SW 45TH StCorvallis, OR29.8 mi.(888) 757-7321

Sweet Home Weather & Climate

The McKenzie River Area enjoys a generally mild climate with an average temperature of 53 degrees, mild winters, long growing seasons, and very few drastic weather elements. The area usually experiences sunny, mild summers that continue into October. The majority of rain falls in the winter and early spring months. It rarely snows in the McKenzie River Region, but during winter, snow may occasionally dust the foothills and skiing is available in the mountains at Willamette Pass. Depending on snow conditions, the Pass can be open from Thanksgiving to April. Summertime temperatures are generally in the 80s with cool evenings, although the region can experience a week or so of higher temps in the 90s or even 100s.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 47°F 33°F 7.09 in. -
February 51°F 35°F 6.29 in. -
March 56°F 37°F 5.78 in. -
April 60°F 39°F 4.63 in. -
May 66°F 43°F 4.02 in. -
June 72°F 48°F 2.59 in. -
July 79°F 50°F 0.86 in. -
August 80°F 50°F 1.16 in. -
September 75°F 46°F 1.93 in. -
October 64°F 41°F 3.95 in. -
November 52°F 37°F 8.49 in. -
December 46°F 34°F 7.86 in. -

Sweet Home Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Corvallis Municipal airport (CVO) located about 28 miles west of Sweet Home in Corvallis, Oregon, Mahlon Sweet Field (EUG) located approximately 30 miles southwest of Sweet Home in Eugene, Oregon, Mcnary Field (SLE) located roughly 37 miles northwest of Sweet Home in Salem, Oregon, the Mc Minnville Municipal airport (MMV) located around 58 miles northwest of Sweet Home in Mcminnville, Oregon, the Aurora State airport (UAO) located about 58 miles north of Sweet Home in Aurora, Oregon, and finally the Newport Municipal airport (ONP) located approximately 66 miles west of Sweet Home in Newport, Oregon.

Sweet Home Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Enchanted ForestTurnerOR32.6 mi.
Oaks Amusement ParkPortlandOR77.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Mallard Creek Golf CourseLebanonOR12.2 mi.
Pineway Golf ClubLebanonOR12.2 mi.
McKenzie River Golf CourseWaltervilleOR21.4 mi.
Golf Club of OregonAlbanyOR24.1 mi.
Tokatee Golf ClubBlue RiverOR26.0 mi.
Elkhorn Valley Golf CourseLyonsOR26.4 mi.
Diamond Woods Golf CourseMonroeOR28.1 mi.
Golf CityCorvallisOR28.2 mi.
Oakway Golf CourseEugeneOR28.2 mi.
Trysting Tree Golf ClubCorvallisOR28.2 mi.
Marysville Golf CourseCorvallisOR28.3 mi.
Fiddlers Green Golf CourseEugeneOR29.5 mi.
Laurelwood Golf CourseEugeneOR29.5 mi.
Riveridge Golf CourseEugeneOR29.5 mi.
Ski Areas
Willamette PassEugeneOR29.5 mi.
Mount BachelorBendOR74.2 mi.
Cooper SpurPortlandOR77.8 mi.
Mount Hood MeadowsPortlandOR77.8 mi.
Mount Hood SkibowlGovernment CampOR79.0 mi.
State Parks
Cascadia State ParkOR13.1 mi. 
Washburne State ParkOR26.3 mi. 
Bowers Rocks State ParkOR26.4 mi. 
North Santiam State ParkOR27.1 mi. 
Jasper State ParkOR30.0 mi. 
Fall Creek Reservoir State ParkOR31.6 mi. 
Silver Falls State ParkOR31.8 mi. 
Lowell State ParkOR33.1 mi. 
Elijah Bristow State ParkOR33.2 mi. 
Dexter State ParkOR33.9 mi. 
Detroit Lake State ParkOR35.6 mi. 
Sarah Helmick State ParkOR35.9 mi. 
Alderwood State ParkOR38.0 mi. 
Blachly Mountain Forest State ParkOR39.1 mi. 
Earth Art InkCorvallisOR28.4 mi.(Art)
University of Oregon Museum of ArtEugeneOR29.5 mi.(Art)
Oregon State Archives Online ExhibitSalemOR40.4 mi.(History)
Hallie Ford Museum of ArtSalemOR40.4 mi.(Art)
A.C. Gilbert's Discovery VillageSalemOR40.4 mi.(Children's)
Guy Leabo MuseumCottage GroveOR44.5 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Oregon ZooPortlandOR77.8 mi.
Wildlife SafariWinstonOR94.4 mi.

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