Originally built in 1922 as a Masonic & Eastern Star home, the Grand Lodge is off the beaten path in Washington County wine country, thirty minutes west of Portland. After exploring local vineyards, enjoy a meal in our Ironwork Grill or Yardhouse Pub, unwind in the soaking pool or get a massage from Ruby’s Spa. Later, stroll the gardens, play some pool in the Doctors Office or share a bottle of wine in Bob’s Bar.
- Pet Friendly,
- Spa / Hot Tub,
- Family Friendly,
- Restaurant / Lounge,
- Handicap Accessible,
- Internet Access,
- Air Conditioning,
TripAdvisor Ratings & Reviews
I really want to like this place...but...it was very disappointing.
My wife and I wanted to enjoy a little getaway weekend, but it turned out to be an incredible letdown. There were only “foundation” rooms available when we booked our reservation, so our expectations weren't very high. The room smelled musty, but we were able to open the window and air it out. The closest shared bathroom, however, was a disaster: the sink was falling off the wall and the shower area had a moldy, rotting hole in the wall. Luckily the other bathrooms were in better shape. The grounds are an amazing place for a leisurely walk and the soaking pool is delightful, unfortunately the service in the restaurants and bars is a disaster. After we arrived, we had a drink in the bar just off the lobby; service there was not great, all the staff just seemed occupied with other matters, but we were in no hurry; we let it slide. Later, we wandered out to Pat’s Corner for dinner. We walked into the seating area with no idea how things worked. We found someone cleaning a table who looked up long enough to tell us to have a seat anywhere. We found a nice picnic table on the lawn and sat down. Several minutes passed with no one acknowledging us, so I wandered around, trying to find someone. I flagged another person and asked for menus and he said they’d be right over. Several minutes later he returns with menus and says someone will be right with us. Several minutes later (are you sensing a theme?) our waitress arrives to take our drink order and says she’ll be right back for our dinner order. We thought we had connected with someone and things would get better. We did not know how wrong we were. Several minutes later our server took our order. Several minutes after that, we get our drinks from someone-not our server. By now the sun is setting so we decided to move to a sunny spot, two tables over. Had our server delivered our drinks we would have told her then, but we didn’t see her at all. Little did we know the move was, …dramatic music here… to another section. Luckily, there is a band playing fun, summer music and we were there to enjoy the evening; but we realized it had been more than hour since we first sat down. We noticed that a table that had sat just a few minutes earlier (45 minutes after we arrived) got their food before us, I had to say something. When our server finally found us, I calmly and politely, mentioned that we were not happy with our service up to this point. She apologized and explained that the kitchen had to remake one of the orders. She said she would send a manager right over to talk to us. Several minutes later our server returns and says her manager “is busy with another customer” but will be with us soon. Several more minutes later our server returns and says her manager “is at lunch” but he said he will comp our meal but not the alcohol because it is against the law. I inform our server that there is no such law but if that is their policy I understand (See ORS 471.407 that prohibits using free drinks to encourage business) My pizza -that had to be remade- finally arrives, without my wife’s order. Many apologies and frantic confusion but we are assured her order will be right out. We share the pizza, as we are both famished at this point, the other order finally arrives, and we are presented with the bill for the beer and wine. Our server apologized and said she hoped we would come back again. Note we never saw the manager in the hour and 45 minutes of our experience. Needless to say, for the rest of our stay we tried to avoid the restaurants and bars. I made the mistake of having breakfast on our final morning. Just like before, service was mediocre at best. At checkout, I was prepared to let someone know how disappointing our stay was. Not surprisingly, the front desk clerk at checkout did not ask about our stay. We have shared this story with everyone who has asked about our trip; from the area wine tasting rooms to other restaurant servers and our friends. The response has consistently been, “Yeah, I’ve heard their service is not great.” The McMenamins brand is quite strong, as evidenced by how busy they are. I support their vision to remake old buildings and provide an escape, but the entire experience feels like it is being run by some kids on summer break. There was no indication of management during our entire stay. It appears that corporate has chosen to cut costs on maintenance and service to maximize cash flow so they can continue to expand. The restaurant manager that was working on Thursday, June 13 needs a serious reprimand if not to lose his job and corporate needs to look at the long-term impact their cost cutting is having. I know it will be a long time before we return to any of the brand properties. That’s a drag because I do love what they set out to do.
We stayed here for a wedding and I am so happy we did because it was great to go back to the room after the ceremony, change clothes and then enjoy the reception. The grounds are really lovely. he staff is nice and the environment was fun. My room was a king and had a bathroom. Some didn't. Basically, I would give it a 5 star rating if you were staying for an event because it's a fun place. If I were just going there to stay in a hotel, I would give it a 4.
Stat the night, enjoy the lodge
This place is awesome. So different. Clean and comfortable, but has all kinds of history and character. Stay the night, enjoy the bars and then close the night with a visit to the soaking pool. 305 What a long strange trip it’s been.
Grandeur Old Lodge setting
The restaurant is in an older brick structure with lots of personality. The service was average with a polite waitress who was not sure about selections on the menu. The food was prepared well with ample portions.
Fun, delicious and don't miss it!
This is an old converted elderly residential facility built by the Masonic group for their members. It was built in 1922 and is a fascinatingly unique building with little sitting rooms tucked all over, bars, a restaurant, movie theater and spa all hidden in this gem. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, wandered looking for the hidden rooms, and played a game of shuffleboard with after-dinner drinks. We want to stay over night next time to really enjoy the full scope of activities.