Go back in history for interesting family adventure!
We drove from the California side taking the old highway route from Crescent City and the highway has been widened and paved, (my old map showed it as a one lane gravel road). We surprisingly drove through a tunnel on this route, before reaching the Oregon border. A sign clearly pointed us in the direction of Cave Junction, (not realizing the road ends there) or we would have easily drove to Ashland. We had no idea a hotel was located on-site, but not wanting to rush our family adventure driving so far out of the way, we checked into the historic 1800's hotel. We opted to take the Cave tour the next day, in order to rest, relax, shower and check out the surrounding hotel grounds and quiet areas. I do not remember an elevator to get up to our third floor room, but this was an adventure and stairs were part of it. I laughed when my son asked where the television was, as there is none. While showering I noticed people going up to the Cave Entrance on a nice mountain trail. We explored the old hotel that even a famous U.S. President stayed at after it first opened and discovered the hotel has a restaurant. That evening I tried the Buffalo that was on the menu, it was very delicious with mash potatoes and wild Brown gravy. The Cave tour was the highlight of this trip and we thoroughly enjoyed the well lit walk. I really recommend for and out of the way adventure with no electronic distractions!