No other place in the world is like this. If you want something different and original this is the place for you! The drive up the mountain to get there is beautiful (but I would not do it in the dark as there are very steep drop offs). It is in a lush, green enchanting forest and then all of the sudden coming up out of the ravine is the chateau. You still have a lot of mountain above you once you reach the Chateau. Beyond unique and quaint, you simply must stay at the Chateau even if you are not physically able to do the cave tour ( the entrance of which is across the street). When you step inside you almost feel like you should whisper. It will take you back to the 30s or 40s instantly. They have so many things that have been kept original. Six stories, the top 3 having rooms. I would suggest a deluxe queen room. Most of those have great views. It is basic in terms of "not being updated, " but you will love the once in a lifetime experience. They do have a variety of room types, so just pick something that suites the number of travelers. The bed was very comfortable and the linens seemed new under the historic bedspread. You could take the bedspread off and use the comforter and sheets easily. Everything was clean. No TV or air-conditioning, but they did have a fan in the room along with original steam heat radiators. Yes, the plumbing and radiators might cause some noise or creakiness, but you have to over look that part and soak in the beautiful experience of the scenery and historic value of the place. The staff was excellent, knowledgeable and seemed local to the area which was nice. I LOVED the view out the windows sitting in the lobby and the dining room. Did I mention that there is a REAL babbling brook going through the dining room. Too cute to miss!! The dining room food was only fair. I can't say that it was amazing, but the view and service made up for it. I would suggest arriving before dark and enjoying your evening with a book and drink in the lobby, and then do the cave tour the following morning if you can only stay one night. Enjoy!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Chateau Cave Junction