Crater Lake’s closest full service town is showcased by the Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel and Dinner House. Built in 1888 as a Stage Coach Stop half-way between the Rogue Valley and Crater Lake, this Nationally Registered Historic Hotel has been restored to all of it’s glory.
- Cleaning Station
- Complimentary Water
- Floor Pump
- Long-Term Vehicle Parking
- Public Restroom
5star for location and atmosphere, 3 for the room
If you want to explore this beautiful and remote part of Oregon and don’t want to camp, this is the best option. Being a fan of historic hotels, we opted to stay in the oldest section. I can’t comment on the newer motel section, but our room had a very comfortable bed and a tiny, but adequate, ensuite consisting of a shower and toilet. The hand basin was in the bedroom itself. All this meant there was no room for two people to be on their feet in the room at the same time. So one of sat, or lay, on the bed while the other dressed or used the basin. In any event, the weather was very pleasant and the wide verandah with its couches and chairs most inviting. We enjoyed chatting to other guests. There is no other real dining option around, so we ate in the restaurant each night. The food is honest home style cooking. Not particularly memorable, but generous serves and tasty.
Historic is the word
Historic is the correct description for the motel. Rooms are basic, clean and small. Shame dining rooms was closed. Due to rim roads being closed due to snow, we decided to cut our stay short. Property would not entertain any kind of refund, which was a shame. Would I recommend staying, probably not!
It was a great little getaway for our 33rd anniversary. The staff and room was nice. Although power was lost during the night due to a storm, staff still cooked us breakfast, which was great! We were the only ones staying at the time and staff went out of Theo way to make sure we were taken care of!
Quaint and Friendly
We stayed here because the lodge at Crater Lake was booked. The drive to Crater Lake is manageable from Prospect and the choices of places to stay are limited. There isn't much to do in Prospect because it's very remote. Our room was very nice although the bathroom was somewhat compact (as is common at many B & Bs. The staff was courteous but It would have been nice to have someone to help carry suitcases upstairs (we're a little older early 70s). The dinner we had was excellent. My wife had the salmon and I had the chicken with Rogue River blue cheese. Both are good choices. It's good that the food is good because there are only two other places to eat in Prospect. The morning we left we visited a couple of nearby waterfalls within walking distance.
Beautiful location for a Historic Hotel
Excellent restaurant accompanied this little piece of paradise nestled in the Crater Lake area. Mill Creek and the Rogue River area are hidden gems that are really incredible places to go for a walk. Highly recommended