My friends and I enjoyed a nice weekend at Lonesome Duck. We stayed at the Rivers Edge cabin, which is directly next to, and attached to, the caretakers home. Here are the positives: The cabin was beautiful, the beds comfortable, and the linens soft. The view from the back porch onto the river was great and it was fun to watch all of the birds come and go during the day. The kitchen was well-equipped and we were happy to see that some basic things (paper towels, tin foil, etc) were there for us. I've rented many houses before and it can be a pain to remember all of these little, but necessary, items. However, there is no dishwasher, so big groups beware because there will be lots of dishwashing. If you're looking for something private, this is not the cabin for you because, as I mentioned above, you are within 7 feet of another home. For the group that we had, this was not a big deal but should be noted. There were also little touches that we enjoyed: binoculars for wildlife viewing, games and puzzles, and lots of books to enjoy. The owners will provide wood for the fire, but that costs an additional fee as well.
We stayed during the off-season and our rate was ~$500 for the weekend. Here is where my only complaint comes in. The Rivers Edge cabin sleeps 6 people. Our group had 5. Yet, for any person over 2, you had to pay $25 extra per person, per night on top of the overall rate. Personally, when I'm paying $500 for a weekend and it's a place that sleeps 6, I don't see the rationale in having to pay more for a group that consists of more than 2 people. It felt like being nickle and dimed and that left a bit of a sour taste in my mouth. This is something I would expect from a roadside motel, not a beautiful cabin. I can understand this fee if the group had more than 6 people in the group, but I don't know of many couples who are going to rent a 3 bedroom, sleep 6 cabin, just for the two of them. Overall, a nice stay for the weekend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lonesome Duck is your vacation headquarters for year-round outdoor activities in Southern Oregon - visit Crater Lake National Park or the Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuges, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, fly fishing, birding, family gatherings, getaways, corporate retreats. Beautiful housekeeping log homes ideal for naturalists, birdwatchers, anglers, photographers or other outdoor enthusiasts. Located between Klamath Falls and Crater Lake National Park along the renowned Williamson River, famous for trophy rainbow trout. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lonesome Duck Ranch & Resort Chiloquin, Oregon