More than any other great mountain lodge, Oregon Caves Chateau retains the character and authenticity of a true vintage lodge. From the first second you walk into the warm wood serene lobby, you are treated to a beautiful forest view, lovely vintage furniture and an incredible staff. We stayed for 2 nights, ate 2 wonderful dinners in the dining room and 2 great breakfasts in the coffeeshop. Every staff member was friendly, enthusiastic and obviously cares about the monument and the chateau. Our room was pristine vintage right down to the creaky plumbing and folksy Monterey furniture. As an aficionado of both vintage properties and mountain lodges, Oregon Caves Chateau is a truly special place, more than Timberline Lodge or Crater Lake Lodge (who both have phones and TV's) it gives you a true FEEL of the history of such a beautiful. Staying at the Chateau is also the best way to take the evening Candlelight tour of the caves - an experience not to be missed. Well worth the effort, and if you like peace and quiet, well worth a couple of days. If you love vintage anything, do not miss the Oregon Caves Chateau!
- 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