We spent two nights at the chateau. It was interesting. It's a lodge built in 1934, and it retains much of what the 80-year-old structure started with. Including no elevator, no air conditioning, thin walls, no phone, no TV, and no Internet.
That said, it is quaint and beautiful. We had help with luggage to the third floor. The weather was very mild to almost cold (temp dropped to mid-40s). Our floor was quiet, meaning we didn't need the ear plugs offered by the hotel along with a mint on our pillows each night. We had intermittent cell phone and texting. We lived without TV and Internet. In fact, the second evening, my wife and I spent six hours in the lobby working on a jigsaw puzzle. Great fun. Really.
Other pluses: staff were excellent and attentive and food was delicious, albeit a bit pricey. However, large portions helped soften the prices.
For a one-time experience, well worth it. I wouldn't make a return visit. Especially at the price. Our queen "suite" was $180/night.
- 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