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Rugged Country Lodge
Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Pendleton
Certificate of Excellence
Dallas, Oregon
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106 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Charming, Cozy, Clean & Comfy”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Quick notes. Don't overlook this small restored motel. Much improved over last visit. Great place when you need quiet place to sleep. Nearby Hospital and train are not an issue, you don't hear (or feel) them. Seriously. The trains in Pendleton are amazingly quiet.
Small breakfast, but the price of the room is so good, if you want a big breakfast, just head up to The Saddle.
Love inside secure entrances yo room, when I travel alone. We will be back. Thanks!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Bellevue, Washington
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

Great price, great value. Enjoyed the breakfast provided in the Rooster Room: coffee, juice, hard boiled eggs, cereal, etc.. Room had a very homey feeling. Would stay there again if passing through that way.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Northern California
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

The good: very clean and nicely furnished. Reasonable price.

The bad: noisy in the wall AC unit, barking dog next door and the freight train rolling by several times a night. No in room coffee and the breakfast room did not open until 7AM. We were on the road by then. The woman checking us in acted as though she didn't want to be there. Ice was only available at the office. If it was open. We will not return.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aspen, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

Really charming Western town, and despite this motel's roadside location/appearance, it is such a lovely place! I felt like we were staying at a friend's with a really nice guest room. Very homey feel to it, due to the rustic furniture, country decor, and bathroom. The service was also great, we had to call a few times to get the staff to the office but it was after hours. The internet and TV services were both better than average. I would definitely stay there again! It was close enough to enjoy dinner downtown, and it seemed like such a neat town. And it was perfect for us because it is not far from the highway. We did miss the continental breakfast, as it ended at 9, but they gave us coupons for a local restaurant.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

Are room had spiders, ants, cockroaches, and small bugs. When I went to the front desk with a cockroach I had killed the man said,"I sprayed the other day". He then said we could move across the hall. I asked him what guarantee I had that the other room would be any better and he said," I don't know if it will but you can go look and let me know". REALLY! What a dump.

  • Stayed July 2013
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RuggedCountryLodge, Manager at Rugged Country Lodge, responded to this review, 14 July 2013
I'm very sorry you found a cricket in your room the pest control guy has been called also we do not have cockroach's the bug that you had brought to us was a black cricket again sorry for any in convince this may have caused you
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Seattle, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2013

The Rugged Country Lodge was one of the first places we've stayed in where TripAdvisor steered us wrong. Neither my wife nor I can understand how this place gets 5-star reviews. The only pro of our entire stay was that our room was clean. I'll keep the cons short and sweet...

STAFF: We were met by a chain-smoking woman in her pajamas who barely acknowledged our presence in the evening. She seemed much the same in the morning when she unlocked the breakfast room for us (same pajamas, lit cigarette, and all). I don't think she greeted us, smiled, or attempted small talk once.

BREAKFAST: Frozen gas station burritos or packaged oatmeal and bottled water. My wife was afraid to drink the coffee.

SURROUNDING AREA: In the morning we noticed ours was the only car in the parking lot. The area around the motel is not the greatest, most of the buildings are run down and far from downtown Pendleton.

We would not stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Petersburg, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2013

This place blurs the line between hotel & motel- there's an outer door for 3 or so rooms, then a small hall or stair inside that leads to your individual room door. It's off the highway, but in front of a relatively busy road nonetheless, about 2 miles from the downtown shopping & dining area, and less than a mile to the Pendleton Woolen Mills. The person in the office checked us in quickly, though it wasn't a cheery welcome by any means. Our 2x queen room was smaller than average, but very nice; Everything was clean, neat, relatively new. The wireless Internet was probably the fastest of the 6 places we stayed at along our trip. The continental breakfast was adequate, but by no means deluxe: No fruit, no pastry, just coffee, bagged bagels, cereal, hard boiled eggs, canned juice, etc. The neighborhood isn't exactly scenic, but it was fine, especially considering that you're in a cow town in the middle of the desert. My wife is squeamish about independent motels, but she was quite happy with this one. If we travel to Pendleton again we would happily stay here a second time.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Rugged Country Lodge

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:
#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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