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Rugged Country Lodge
Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Pendleton
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Klamath Falls, OR
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15 reviews
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“Awesome Stay!!!”
Reviewed 17 October 2012

First impression was meeting Crystal and she was so friendly & delightful....our stay was so welcoming, we decided to stay an extra day!! Lots to see and our hosts filled us in on local fare. Our room was small but comfortable, very clean and we enjoyed cookies and iced tea in the afternoon. The breakfast was delicious with many choices....best coffee!!! We felt very cared for and we enjoyed the special touches both in our room and in the breakfast room. We gave the Rugged Country Lodge a 12!!!

Room Tip: We stayed on the Main floor, and it was fine....they did a nice job on updating the lodge.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Washington state
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

stay here if you are in the area!! every thing was perfect and the staff was excellent!! stay away from the name brand inns and hotels and you will be very surprised at this cute inn. owner is doing a great job of remodeling!! please put a coffee pot with coffee in room!!

Room Tip: corner room with couch is the best. it overlooks the railroad tracks and is really neat to watch the...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Newberg, Oregon, United States
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2012

We truly enjoyed our stay here just prior to the Pendleton Round Up. Its an older place but has been remodeled and is very fresh, clean and cozy with nice colors, and the beds are very nice. The morning breakfast was a big surprise, since I haven't traveled much in recent years. Unless your a pampered snob who expects a 5 star hotel breakfast, You will like this one, It was better than any thing I get at home. Something for every body including gluten free bread and cereals, fresh banana bread, OJ, deli ham, Swiss cheese and much more. There is no pool but I didn't care. If your on a budget and don't want to stay in a dump with a pool, than this is the place for you; And the staff couldn't have been nicer. Its about a mile east of Downtown, close to good restaurants and activities, quiet and I loved it. I will come again some day.

Room Tip: Single rooms are small but comfy. Rooms in back get a little tiny noise from a passing train in the...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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RuggedCountryLodge, Owner at Rugged Country Lodge, responded to this review, 6 October 2012
Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. We are so glad you were able to stay with us. We enjoyed having you and hope you come back soon!
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Helix
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

The updating they have done is very good. You can tell by the style and construction it is an older structure, but that is what gives it its charm. The have kept that nostalgic look of 30 years ago, when highway Motels still had some class, but have upgraded the quality and service. I was so comfortable that I slept late and missed the breakfast - I won't do that again as I understand it is also very good. Nice job Rugged Country Lodge!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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RuggedCountryLodge, Owner at Rugged Country Lodge, responded to this review, 1 October 2012
Wow! Thanks so much for taking the time to write. Your description of us is exactly what I've been trying to convey--that is--the old-fashioned, little roadside motel that has the charm of yesteryear, yet upgraded. I'm sorry you missed breakfast, so you MUST come back!
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

Thanks for a very nice stay at RCL...we had a great time during Round Up! The owners have put a lot of small changes and improvements in place and we enjoyed them all...the nice breakfasts and the wine and appetizers in the late afternoon. Taneesha, as mentioned by another guest, was so helpful and cheerful, every day. The rooms were nicely taken care of and everyone was eager to be sure we were enjoying our stay...we'll be back in 2 years, thanks again! Loved the flowers and vegetables planted for all to enjoy.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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RuggedCountryLodge, Owner at Rugged Country Lodge, responded to this review, 25 September 2012
Thanks so much for noticing our improvements. We intend to have even more upgrades by next Round Up. We believe in giving more whenever we can, not less. Having said that, I do want to clarify that we do not normally do appetizers and wine in the evening--just during Round Up, but that is something to think more about. We look forward to seeing you on your next "turn" to do Round Up!
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New Hartford
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

The Rugged Country Lodge is clean and friendly. They go the extra mile for service. Though not very walkable to downtown, it's a short drive and convenient to local restaurants. Much more charm and charactor than the typical chain hotel and at a comparable price. Highly recommeded for a nice change of pace.

Room Tip: No elevator to second floor, so ask for first floor if that is a problem.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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RuggedCountryLodge, Owner at Rugged Country Lodge, responded to this review, 25 September 2012
Thanks for your thoughtful review. It makes me so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. I sure wish we had that elevator, but know that we are ALWAYS willing to carry luggage! And of course, you are right, asking for the main floor is no problem. Please hurry back!
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

We were so happy with all the little changes made at Rugged Country since our stay there two years ago. Rooms are nice and have been updated with Pendleton blankets on the beds. Breakfast, which we always enjoyed, is even better. Meats and cheese, croissants, fresh fruit and great Buckin' Bean coffee. Taneesha, was such an enthusiastic employee to greet people in the morning. Enjoyed talking to her on several different days. They have also added a complimentary wine and appetizer time in the afternoons. Nice touch. We will be back for the round up in two years. Our other group will be there next year, making sure we have our favorite place to stay in Pendleton the year after.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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RuggedCountryLodge, Owner at Rugged Country Lodge, responded to this review, 25 September 2012
Your group is always a joy to have during Round Up. We loved having all of you and I'm so glad you liked our improvements--especially our Pendleton Woolen Mills bed accessories. We had to scramble to get them in before Round Up and we made it. I'm so glad you enjoyed our staff also. We are SO blessed at having great employees. Thanks again and see you soon!
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Property: Rugged Country Lodge
Address: 1807 SE Court Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801-3348
Region: United States > Oregon > Pendleton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Pendleton
#5 Family Hotel in Pendleton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Rugged Country Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In an age of ordinary, experience the extraordinary at Pendleton's only 'bed-and-breakfast motel'. Rugged Country Lodge was completely renovated in 2005; many luxury upgrades to the Dream Soft bedding have been added. Experience for yourself the cozy home comfort we are so famous for! With the distinction of being the only motel in Pendleton featuring the Pendleton Woolen Mills Bedding, we are truly "all that" when it comes to Quality and Value. We offer doubles, suites & single rooms and each room type is decorated a bit differently. All pristine Clean and Affordable rooms are non-smoking, boost luxury pillow-topped queen beds, down and microfiber bedding with triple luxury tone on tone sheeting, refrigerators/microwaves, air-conditioning, Free wireless and cable. Our bathrooms feature original vintage tile in fun colors, spa quality amenities and boutique details. We are now Eco-friendly as well! Enjoy a FREE Continental breakfast each morning in our darling "Rooster Room". In the evening the aroma of home baked cookies, iced tea will greet you upon check in! ... more   less 
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