It is morning and you are awakened by the smell of fresh coffee, bacon and homemade pancakes. You look out your room window to see a breathtaking view of the Steens Mountain. The Frenchglen Hotel was established in 1916. The eight rooms have a very country feel with thick quilts on the beds.Seven of the rooms have one full-sized bed. There is one room that has a twin and full-sized bed. Breakfast is served from 7:30 am until 9:30 am everyday. Lunch is served from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm. Both are opened to guests and anyone going through the town. Dinner is served family style at 6:30 pm and is by reservation only– seating is limited. Home made dinner rolls are always on the dinner menu and if you’re lucky, so is the the hotels famous marionberry cobbler. For guests who are planning a day of exploring, sack lunches are available. Guests can also sit on the screened-in porch and enjoy the gorgeous view.
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Husband and I stayed at the Drovers Inn behind the hotel while on a road trip, exploring the area. The small room was clean, had a bathroom, queen bed, a/c, wi fi, plenty of parking. We bought food in Burns for dinner & breakfast & ate at tables on the wrap around porch to enjoy peace, quiet, and fresh air. The owner/chef packed two lunches for our continued road trip for $25.00, a welcome option. While we won't be traveling that way again, I'd recommend either option (hotel, shared meals, no private bathroom) if you want a retreat from noise.
Spent 4 nights at the Drovers Inn, which is directly behind the hotel. Rooms are small but very nice. Your own bathroom and having AC is a great plus. Four days of exploring the Steens Mountain, Malheur refuge and Kiger mustangs. Also four wonderful meals served at the hotel. John Ross, who runs the place, is also the head chef. All the food was wonderful. One drawback would be the army of Mosquitoes that are there to welcome you. Bring a couple cans of Off. But it was a great time had by all. We will be back.
A wonderful gem!
Make a point to stop at the Frenchglen Hotel, whether it is to stay in one of their ADORABLE rooms (they are nothing fancy, but homey and cozy) or try their delicious food. We had wonderfully welcoming service, and I'll be sure to be back!
Clean, comfortable and convenient to Steen's Mountain and Malheur NWR
Spent three nights at the Drover's Inn part of the Frenchglen. Unlike the Frenchglen, rooms in the Drover's Inn have their own bathrooms. My room was "no frills" but it was clean, had plenty of hot water and towels and the bed was very comfortable. Meals are served at the Frenchglen. Dinners are hearty, you'll definitely get your fill! The french toast available at breakfast was so good that I had it all three mornings. I hope to stay there again on my next visit to Malheur NWR.
A quaint overnight stay in a old time rural Hotel.
Let me say I've given this review 5 stars for the experience, it you like mod cons, a choice of what you will eat for dinner or typical Hotel convenience then you wont like this place. If you want a unique and quiet experience in small town SE Oregon where you can sit on the Hotel Porch and watch the sun rise then you will. The food is basic home cooking, there is no choice, many reviews here complain about the price of the meal and the fact that there is no choice. Remember this place is 60 miles from a supermarket and the customer base is small. We enjoyed our time at the Hotel & would stay there again.