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“Fabulous Oregon Gem!!!!!”

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The Chateau at the Oregon Caves
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cave Junction
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Portland, Oregon
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“Fabulous Oregon Gem!!!!!”
Reviewed 14 May 2013

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.

Room Tip: I think any room would be great - we chose the cheapest economy room, and while it was on the 3rd fl...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

We went to visit the Caves not knowing that a hotel/lodge was on site. It was one of those out of the past, perfectly kept, lodges. The rooms themselves are very basic, but that not why you'd stay here. It is old and exact as it was. You want to wander the paths and enjoy the lobby. A very pleasant surprise at the end of a long winding road - it was nice to be able to stay. Hidden gem

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Huntington
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

The winding butterfly covered road up to the caves was a great indication of how nice this stay was

We stayed in the haunted room, which was very spacious. The decor, walls, and ceiling oozed vintage charm, giving no indication of the current decade and although it lacked most lacked modern updates (the sprinkler system made a nice coat rack) we slept well and had a real great time.

I was hoping to be visited by the ghost (as she is not fond of men) but my wife ended up being the lucky one as she spoiled her shower.

The cafe is quaint and we had a nice breakfast, not 5 star dining but a great little soda fountain style diner. The restaurant had excellent food but was located pretty much in the middle of the gift shop. All in all it was a very nice stay.

Room Tip: If you book in advance, ask for room 310 which is larger and undoubtedly haunted. Lots of walking...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

If you plan to visit the Oregon Caves (HIGHLY recommended) then you may want to consider staying at least one night at the historic Oregon Caves Chateau. Mind you, there is NOTHING fancy about the accommodations, however the lodge itself is rustic beauty personified!

The Oregon Caves and Oregon Caves Chateau are nestled in the Siskiyou Mountains, and the views from every vantage point could not be more beautiful. Quiet, calm and serene...just what a summer get-away should be. The lodge is very rustic, with a huge, double sided fireplace in the lobby, with plenty of casual seating throughout the entire lobby. We were fortunate to visit in late summer and the weather could not have been more beautiful, and the crowds were not at all bad.

Chateau contact information is:
PO Box 1824
20000 Caves Hwy.
Cave Junction, OR 97523
Phone: 541-592-3400
Toll Free: 877-245-9022
Fax: 541-592-4075

Book ahead, and I promise you won't be disappointed! The restaurant (we did not try the small, lower level cafe) has a very decent menu, and the food was delicious, and the staff warm and welcoming. We felt right at home.
For more information, this is their website: http://www.oregoncaveschateau.com/Index.asp

Room Tip: I think all rooms have views, but if you get a higher floor, you'll have more to see.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 5 November 2012 via mobile

The Historic chateau has a woodsy charm! Surrounded by antiques and comfortable chairs, the lobby is a wonderful place to settle with a good book and a cup of hot tea! The rooms are plain and clean. There are no TV's and no Internet, so if you want to get away from it all this is the place to stay when visiting the Oregon Caves!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

I'd never heard of Oregon Caves and discovered the lodge because of the PBS documentary. Unlike other park lodges, most of the Chateau is in it's original condition. Yes it is creaky and the walls are thin but it is charming. The National Park Service is currently considering whether or not to save the Chateau, and hopefully they will decide to give it a historic renovation like many of the other park lodges. The Chateau is run by a local nonprofit organization to provide local jobs. The service was good and very friendly. The Chateau dining room does not live up to the fine dining of other park lodges but the Caves Cafe/Coffee Shop is a blast from the past and the food is better than expected. Don't miss having a milkshake, and the portobello burger with sweet potato fries was great. Oregon Caves Monument is a little jewel. We enjoyed the cave tour (I went twice) and the trails through the forest.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Culver City, California
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

The Oregon Caves is out of the way - but a fun and funky experience.
This place is off the beaten path - and the lodge is an historic treasure.
This place is disconnected - from TV, the Internet, cell phones ........ It is a place to commune with nature and get away from disturbances. To hike, see the caves, and relax.
There are also no elevators - so be prepared to walk up stairs - especially if you are on the third floor. Yes, the walls are very thin - but I found my neighbors to be courteous. And, yes the water takes about 15 minutes to heat up.

But - all in all - if you enjoy staying in a classic old lodge with big windows looking out on the forest, you should love this place.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Property: The Chateau at the Oregon Caves
Address: 20000 Caves Hwy, Cave Junction, OR 97523
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Region: United States > Oregon > Cave Junction
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Beverage Selection Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cave Junction
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 23
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 
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Chateau Cave Junction

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