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
A Gem of the National Park Service!
We didn't have any problem with anything in our room, which overlooked Crater Lake. The lodge setting is spectacular, and having the opportunity to stay here is a lifetime experience. A guided tour around the Crater Lake Rim was informative and interesting. Breakfast was delicious! It appeared that one could order appetizers and drinks and sit outside on a deck overlooking the Lake, but you would need to research that if interested.
gotta stay here to watch the night time sky!
CRATER LAKE IS A MUST SEE ! Went from Portland to Breitenbush to Sisters to Bend and stayed in Crescent, Oregon at the Woodsman Country Lodge before heading early in the morning to Crater Lake. Crescent Oregon has about 2 restaurants and 2 hotels - at least its close enough to Crater Lake. By getting to Crater Lake early, I missed the crowds and took a drive around the east side of the lake - stopping often to see the incredible views. took a pleasant easy walk to see waterfalls at Dewie Falls. Then headed to Crater Lake Lodge. I was lucky and got into a room due to a last minute cancellation just a few days before I arrived. So keep checking the website or call! Really worth it to stay at the Lodge , cabins or campsites so you can take your time to walk around,take the boat ride and to see the milky way on a clear night! We were lucky it cleared up since the wildfires had obscured the views earlier in the day. bring an air filter mask if you go out west during dry summer seasons ... the wildfires can be devastating and the ashe makes it difficult to breathe. eyedrops /saline solution helped me. I was happy my boat ride to wizard island was canceled as I would have been too tired climbing up that! It was hard enough climbing back up from the boat ride around the lake. The boat ride was great - just take your time with water and a hat and a walking stick to go back up. try to get to the parking area early to get a spot. (I am over 50). EXTRAS: Sisters is a fun town to visit - great horseback riding Also - Great easy 2.6 mile loop hike to Sahalie and Koosah Falls in the McKenzie River Section of Oregon's Cascade Mountains. Not wheelchair accessible. Really pretty hike alongside the rushing bluish cold river. Also really enjoyed a day at Breitenbush hot springs. Clothing optional; vegetarian food; pleasant river to read your book by or meditate next to. Grants Pass has a fairly tame but fun boat ride on the rogue river; and a great Glass Factory - check out Lila's for lunch. Ashland has the Shakespeare Festival - see a production at the outdoor Globe Theater mockup and take the behind the scenes tour.
Great location, room needed a little maintenance
This lodge is set in a stunning location, hence the room fees. The advantage of staying in the park was why we stayed in the end. The staff were relatively friendly initially but when we complained about our breakfast experience they were not interested in the slightest which was very disappointing. The room was nicer than expected though the bathroom and sink area really needed some maintenance. The soap dispenser had come off the wall & needed fixing and the bathroom needed updating and thoroughly cleaning. We'd stay again but only for the location not the facilities. We did have breakfast but this was a very poor experience - we had to wait a very long time for our food and when it arrived the pancakes were not cooked. These were sent back, my partner finished his before we received the replacement which again were not cooked. In the end we left them. We couldn't say the staff had been particularly good on this occasion.
A Crown Jewel Of The National Park Service!
For my 60th birthday, I wanted to do something unique and go somewhere that truly inspired me. I had visited Crater Lake before, but had never had a chance to stay at Crater Lake Lodge, which is considered one of the "crown jewels" of the National Park Services lodges. And my spouse really wanted to see Crater Lake as well. So I decided to plan an entire trip around a visit to the park. I booked our reservation eight months in advance, and was lucky to get the last room available for the last week of September (the lodge normally books up about a year in advance). We got one of their loft rooms, which is two levels and features two queen-size beds. We arrived on a perfect, warm cloudless September afternoon. And of course that first view of the lake will take your breath away. Especially when it's seen from your hotel room. The positives of the hotel are that, after a major renovation about 15 years ago, the hotel is comfortable and provides all the basic amenties. The public areas are majestic and retain most original design aspects of the lodge. The staff are AMAZING! It appears they love working there as much as their guests love visiting. They are very helpful with special requests and providing information about visiting the park. The only reason I can't give it five stars: The loft rooms are their most expensive rooms, and are unique in that they have two floors. But even though it was late in the season, with snow on the ground and the temperatures dipped into the 30's at night, our loft bedroom was very warm all night long. Even though we left our windows open the entire stay, and had our fan on high-speed the entire time, the room was uncomfortable. This is probably due to the location of the lofts, on the very top floor of the hotel, just beneath the roof. As the heat naturally rises during the day, it makes these rooms unusually warm. We didn't complain, as we knew there was nothing that could be done. It was just a feature of a 102 year-old hotel. There is no air conditioning, which would have helped. But as the lodge is only open five months a year, that wouldn't make sense. Another thing we missed was having a shower in the bathroom. The loft bathrooms feature a beautiful antique claw-footed tub, and are very charming. But there is no shower head attached to the tub (which one usually finds), so our entire party of four adults were required to take baths. Which proved a little time-consuming. If you are going to visit Crater Lake and spend some time, you should really try and stay here. If possible, get one of the king-size lakeview rooms (they usually sell out first). The loft rooms are great for families or couples. Even though it wasn't the most comfortable of rooms, the ambiance and the staff more than make up it.
The Crater provides a stunning location for any hotel but I do think the Lodge carries its end of the bargain. Nestled on the rim of the crater the lodge is just what you'd expect of a "lodge," complete with the smell of a burning fire, big wooded lobby and social spaces, friendly clientele and plenty of room to comfortably relax and take in the view. We were thoroughly impressed. The room was fine, not necessarily super special, but plenty good enough for me - might be due for a reno. Definitely no concerns about cleanliness. I would return and recommend this location in a heart beat.