The historic 71-room Crater Lake National Park Lodge which is built on the edge of a caldera originally opened in 1915 and is open from late May to Mid-October. Three restaurants, gift shops, cabins, RV parking, camping and gasoline can all be found within the Park. The Lodge features one of the most breathtaking views of the deep blue Crater Lake. Boat tours are available July through Mid-September (weather permitting) and the park offers many hiking trails of different levels of difficulty, as well as guided walks and informational talks given by National Park Service Rangers.
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TripAdvisor Ratings & Reviews
Worth every minute. Worth every dime!
We did a one night stop here on a road trip and were so glad we went out of our way to do it. We arrived in time to see the sunset which was nice ... but the real spectacle is the sun rise. It was very worth setting the alarm to be up as the sky was just starting to illuminate and then to watch the beautiful transformation as the sun crested the distant mountains. Breathtaking. We had both dinner and breakfast in the Lodge Restaurant. It was a little pricey for the value, but I think the remote location and convenience of eating right downstairs from our room was reasonable.
Historic Lodge amidst Beauty
I booked a standard room for 3 nights with two full size beds for roughly $250 per night. For me that was a little pricey but I had wanted to visit Crater Lake ever since I saw the PBS special on national parks a few years back. Our room was clean and decor outdated, no TV or phone and overlooked a parking lot and road. Basically just a place to sleep. Heat worked well since it was cold outside. The lobby was very nice; old but well kept and rustic as one would expect. Lot's of comfy places to sit and two large stone fire places. At 4:00 pm each day a forest ranger came in to give a talk about nature. There is also plenty of rocking chairs outside on the deck overlooking the lake. The setting is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places on earth and many paths to walk along at this lodge. A trolley tour is also available a small walking distance from the lodge. A must see!
The most Blue water ever
Crater lake is amazing, it is the most blue water you will ever see. The food at the lodge is good and you can hike all the way up to the top of the trail and overlook crater lake. There is a lot of places you can drive to see around the loop and you can also hike down to the lake where you can swim and take a boar tour.
A nice place to chill
At the south end of the lake and a good place to go to after the Rim Village (drive to if it's cold), this is a rustic, majestic lodge with a nice fireplace, lots of seating to relax in and talk, a dining room, and outdoor seating with views of the lake. Even if you're not staying here, it's a good place to check out.
Beautiful old hotel
OK, so the main reason you're here is for the lake itself; which is absolutely gorgeous. Our lake view room was on the 3rd floor with a king bed & a claw foot tub! The 3rd floor corner room was nicely laid out, king bed was comfy & the view was wonderful. The odd thing was the tub, no shower! So when you're all sweaty & sticky in need of a shower this wasn't the room to have! It didn't have a separate sprayer to kinda wash yourself down with first & the pressure was low so it took forever to fill up the tub 1/2 way. Odd that they even have these tubs as you would think they would want to conserve water. The other odd thing was there was a huge window the whole length of the tub, it did have a curtain but it was odd. We asked if they had another room with a shower but they were sold out. So if you're making a rsvp a year in advance & paying aver $250 a night note on the rsvp that you need a shower. The hotel has old charm but with that comes some shortcomings. The carpet in the hallways was really old, kinda smelly & in need of replacement. It would be great if they had either wifi or a tv in the room (knew they didn't) because there isn't anything to do after the sun goes down unless you want to hang out drinking. All in all we would stay again requesting a shower. The location is beautiful & you're there to visit the park.