The Oregon Caves Chateau is one of the most peaceful, beautiful, hidden gems in Oregon. We checked in last week (on opening day) and the staff were absolutely fantastic. We got an economy room, and it exceeded our expectations...while it was very basic, it had all we needed, the view was still fantastic, and we had the sound of the waterfall as background noise.
The food is quite good - the dining room is expensive, but you get huge servings. The Cafe is wonderful...so atmospheric...obviously, anything that has to get brought up the mountain is going to be more expensive, so I didn’t have an issue with the prices.
The building itself is gorgeous and very tasteful/low-key compared to the other National Park Lodges. Yay to no phones, no cell reception and no TV…everyone should spend a few days disconnected…really! There are the cave tours (a MUST DO), great hiking trails for all levels, books, games, and the gorgeous great room/lobby area…I recommend a two night stay, and 3 if you can swing it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1 Hour drive from Grants Pass Oregon. The Chateau is a six-story structure with a reinforced concrete foundation and a superstructure of wood frame construction with enormous post and beam interior supports. The building spans a small gorge and a great deal of the building's mass is banked into that depression. The first floor houses mechanical equipment. The second contains basement storage areas. The dining room, coffee shop and kitchen areas are on the third floor--at the same level as the lower trout pool grotto at the immediate head of the gorge. The fourth floor is at road level and contains the entrance lobby and some hotel rooms. The two upper stories have additional hotel rooms. Exterior walls are shiplap siding sheathed with cedar bark, giving the building a shaggy, rustic appearance.(Sorry no pets allowed at this time) ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chateau Cave Junction