This Historic Oregon Lodge is the Perfect Getaway

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If you’re looking for the perfect getaway this weekend, look no further. We know trying to find a place to rest your head at night while vacationing can be difficult sometimes, and we do our best to find some of the best places in Oregon for you.

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Photo captured from a guest room on the 1st floor, looking across the back of the building at the lobby windows. (

One particular place worthy of checking out is located high atop at the Siskiyou Mountains, near Cave Junction, Oregon. It’s known as The Chateau at the Oregon Caves, and this charming lodge was built in 1934. The lodge, surrounded by the lush old-growth forest, was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987, and is considered a masterpiece of its rustic architectural style.

Oregon Caves Chateau, photographed about 1930 (

Designed by local architect and builder Gust Lium, the gable-roof structure was built of Port Orford cedar and other materials native to Mount Elijah, the site of the caves.

The gorgeous cozy lobby with it’s double fireplace (Paul A / Trip Advisor)

Each of the Chateau’s 23 historic guest rooms offers its own, unique charm. Guests at The Chateau will have the choice to enjoy casual dining in the 1930s era Coffee Shop cafe, or their more elegant dining room – which even includes an awesome stream running that actually runs through the Oregon Caves, right into the room.

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Just a hop and a skip away, you’ll find the Oregon Cave’s Visitor’s Centre and National Monument.

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Guests can take a cool guided cave tour, which includes calcium deposits hanging from the ceilings, and incredible underground rooms such as the Belly of the Whale.

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There is no shortage of beautiful areas to explore around the Chateau. Photographed below, fed by the River Styx is a little waterfall you will find here.

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The Chateau at the Oregon Caves is open from May through October. The address is 20000 Caves Hwy., Cave Junction, OR 97523.

Book now, as their rooms fill up quickly! Call 541-592-3400 for more information and availability or book online.

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  • comncents

    Since when is Cave Junction on the coast??? It’s an hour and a half inland. I guess Portland is on the coast too. LOLOL