Date of Stay: April, 2010
This is a charming old, small cabins type motel that added RV sites. The environment is among the majestic California Redwoods, thus it is a little dark, and not paved. You are within a mile of the thrilling California seashore. The cable TV is good (satellite is difficult due to the trees). The owners were more than gracious in refunding us money when our travel plans changed. I also won $625 at the nearby Casino the last night we were here. The casino has a restaurant with a terrific ocean view. To me the value for price was terrific. Our rate reflects a weekly discount of 1 free day a week. They did say that they had a 2 week limit in the park, but you could go out to one of the many nearby parks for a day and come back.
Date of Stay: September, 2009
It is 12 Miles from downtown Seattle, has low rates, a lakeside location and Wi-Fi are pluses. Tight spaces are sideways to the lake (most people don't have a lake view), poor electrical capacity, narrow roads with tight turns are minuses. This is a SMALL day use beach & picnic area that also has camping. Using your air conditioner is prohibited due to the low electrical capacity. Our 30 amp breaker quit completely, and our 20 amp breaker kept repeatedly blowing with us minimizing our use. Big rigs were there, but it is a challenge to get in and out.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
Previous reviewers missed one special thing about Casey's: it is literally on the banks of the Willamette River and there is a constant rushing sound of the river over the rocks in the streambed. I found this very relaxing, like the sound of surf. The managing couple bent over backwards to help with any need, including storing 50 boxes of my wife's dialysis solution in their storeroom. You do have to drive 70 miles roundtrip to Eugene/Springfield for movies, Wal-Mart, or a wider choice of restaurants than the 4 in Oakridge. The market in Oakridge is OK, though. The cable TV is limited, so you might want a satellite system for an extended stay. Our rate reflects the monthly charge of $570.