We traveled here over Memorial Day weekend to visit the infamous Sumpter Flea Market, held each Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day weekend. It was our first time in this specific area of our state and we chose the Lodge at Granite for its charm, its proximity to the town of Sumpter without actually being in the chaos of the Flea Market doings (the Lodge is in the tinier hamlet of Granite, about 14 miles from Sumpter), and the fact that it is pet-friendly. We stayed in the Owl's Perch Room (each room has its own theme) upstairs, which had a nice view, two lovely windows, a small dinette table with two chairs, a couch and two double beds. The on-site manager was personable and very attentive. The owners are wonderful people, and you feel their special touches all over the Lodge. The artwork, the movie collection (there's no TV reception, but you'll be sure to find at least 1 movie among the 700+ piece library of films to watch. There's a communal kitchen and coffee/tea, and pastries and fruit are provided each morning. You can stow your food in their fridges, and even buy ice for a reasonable price, if you've brought your own ice chest, as we did. You'll find a great selection of books and magazines to peruse, and many board games and decks of cards, as well. Speaking of decks, the wrap-around deck has multiple tables/chairs and is a lovely place to wind down after a busy day of flea market haggling! Early in the morning, deer wandered across the property right below our window. We wandered through the restored pioneer cemetery, soaking in the history of this once-thriving gold mining town with a population today of less than 50! We enjoyed the quiet, chatting with other guests, the sunsets on the deck, and yet could be in Sumpter shopping the flea market in just 20 or so minutes! We will definitely look to stay here again, and what a great place to come with a bunch of friends! Our room was really reasonably priced and our little corgi was just $5 per night!
- Also Known As:
- Lodge At Granite Sumpter, Oregon