Are you planning to move to Corvallis, Oregon? Congratulations! Many find that Corvallis has a friendly small-town vibe while still offering easy access to cultural events, great restaurants, and amenities one might expect in a larger city.
Guests who stay at our vacation rentals enjoy making Corvallis their home base as they explore the Willamette Valley and the Oregon Coast. We will let you in on a little secret, living here is even better!
Being in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Corvallis is surrounded by wineries, farmland, forests, and open spaces. It is also an easy drive to mountains, beaches, and cities like Portland, Eugene, and Salem.
An Extended Stay Rental Makes Moving Easier
Rather than stay in a hotel, why not opt for a clean and cozy home? Fernwood Circle Guest Houses are among Corvallis’ premiere sources for business travel and vacation rentals. Our rentals are stand-alone houses or apartments complete with your own private entrance.
We book both short stays for visits and extended stays for guests who need lodging for 30+ days while they look for a house, start a new job or enroll in an educational program at Oregon State University or Linn Benton Community College. We even have rentals exclusively for an extended stay.
Corvallis is a welcoming community, however, during uncertain times new residents sometimes have trouble finding a house or an apartment. It is typically a seller’s market with many houses selling almost immediately after they go on the market. If you don’t already have a house ready, it may be easier to find one if you are already in town.
Since we manage multiple stand-alone guest houses, our guests stayed in quiet residential neighborhoods close to Oregon State University, Hewlett-Packard, downtown Corvallis or Samaritan Regional Medical Center.
Tips for a Safe and Pleasant Move
Due to recent outbreaks, people are more germ-conscious than ever. Fortunately, we have always paid close attention to details including cleanliness. Our housekeeping team thoroughly cleans between guests. In fact, we have been called a “germ-o-phobe’s dream.”
Staying in a stand-alone house or apartment makes it easier to control how much you interact with the outside world more than you could in a commercial hotel or motel. Many Corvallis hotels and vacation rentals are in commercial areas like downtown or on another busy commercial street. Fernwood Circle Guest Houses are all located in some of Corvallis’ nicest residential neighborhoods.
The Moving.com offered recommendations for those who are packing and moving during the COVID-19 outbreak. Some of these ideas will also help ensure a healthy move in the months following the outbreak.
- Use new boxes.
- Whenever possible clean everything before packing.
- Communicate with movers and arrange to maintain the recommended physical distance.
- Supply hygiene items like gloves and hand sanitizer for your movers to use (or DIY your moving).
- If you need to place furniture and large items in storage, reach out to Corvallis-area facilities early.
Corvallis Resources For a Smoother Relocation
Visit Corvallis offers a Relocation Box for people moving to the area, they charge $9 for shipping and handling. The page also has links to resources like banks, real estate agents, healthcare facilities, and other essential local amenities.
The Corvallis – Benton County Public Library offers an extensive mix of online and more traditional resources. They also host a full calendar of community events and book clubs for all ages. Their virtual and reference desk are valuable for anyone connecting with employment, education, housing, the local economy, and arts and entertainment.
Both of the major health care providers in Corvallis maintain “Find a Physician” type resources for those looking for primary care. For details visit the Corvallis Clinic or Samaritan Health Services.
You might also be interested in learning more about how booking your business travel or vacation rental saves you money and convenience.