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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Off my bucket list
So glad we finally made it here. Smoke from the fires did mask some of the beauty of crater lake. We stayed the night at the lodge. We love national park hotels. So much history. We had a 2 bedroom loft. It was cute and quirky. Ate dinner at the lodge. One of the best dinners of our trip. Good job to everyone here.
Great outdoor experience
Crater Lake is a MUST see. The staff was truly exceptional. The lodge must have been grand in it's time but it's tired and in need of a through cleaning. There's no excuse for dust/dirt which was everywhere, common areas as well as the room.
Iconic Lodge located on Crater Lake
Well, you have to start with the place this lodge is located on...Crater Lake. Have been there several times, and it never disappoints. But the last time there was a clear night and the Milky Way Galaxy was in full view one of the nights we were there.. Of course this was just plum luck. But seeing it from such a great lodge and venue was just fabulous.
Beautiful location and historic lodge
Enjoyed our stay at the Crater Lake Lodge for 2 nights. We had a queen valley view room. The room was clean and had a bed, desk, 2 chairs, sink and bathroom. The room was comfortable, but the bed was not. It made us wonder how old the mattress was.... The hotel had a marvelous back porch filled with rocking chairs overlooking Crater Lake. The hotel bar had nice cocktails and snacks for purchase. The only place to eat dinner was the lodge. It was a very nice meal, but cost $90 for 2 entrees with sides, bread, one salad split and 2 glasses of wine. Would have been nice to have an option for a second place to eat considering the prices at the lodge. Regardless, we did enjoy eating dinner there. The breakfast at the lodge was spectacular and the price wasn't too bad. It was great to have a fantastic breakfast before a day of hiking. There were two nice fireplaces in the lodge where people could sit and relax. The lobby bar area was packed with people and difficult to get a seat in the evening. The best part was being right on Crater Lake! It was great to either walk out the door to hike or go on a short drive to a trail head. Would stay here again when in the area.
Classic, Old Hotel Beside a Spectacular Lake
We spent two nights in a queen lakeside room at Crater Lake Lodge. Rooms in the historic lodge are basic but clean and attractive in keeping with the historic nature of the lodge. The queen bed is comfortable, and two bedside tables are convenient and large enough to hold a sleep machine. The desk and chair provided enough tabletop space for toiletries and food stuffs. The small closet had enough space to hang a few clothes and a luggage rack for our suitcase. An upholstered chair was good for sitting when we snacked in the room but otherwise was a catchall spot for our miscellaneous items. A door to an adjoining room was solid, and we heard no noise from guests in the room next door. A window looked out to the lake; better views were outside, but a look out on our first morning alerted me to the coming beautiful sunrise. Room lighting is a little dim in the evenings, but the windows gave good light during the day, and other hotel spaces are better for lounging in the evening. While not spacious, the bathroom is actually larger than many historic hotel bathrooms. The tub/shower is fine, the toilet has good water flow, and the sink vanity has adequate space for a few toiletries. The bathroom has a window. In early September, we were glad for the raised windows in both bedroom and bath to provide good air circulation. The Great Hall and back porch are wonderful spaces for sitting, chatting, writing, eating, and games. Many guests make use of the areas, but we never failed to find a place to sit. If wanting to watch sunrise from the back porch, arrive early at dawn light and grab your chair. Take your own breakfast to enjoy with the complimentary coffee and tea set up in the Great Hall, or just enjoy sunrise and coffee and then have breakfast in the dining room after sunrise. The location of Crater Lake Lodge is the best for proximity to the lake. We enjoyed two sunrises and two sunsets as well as time spent on the Rim Drive and the trails and viewpoints all around the lake. The lakeside path took us to Rim Village and beyond in one direction; in the other direction, the path took us to the Garfield Peak trailhead.