Trouthaven offers comfortable, modernized vintage cabins that are fully equipped with all that you might need for your vacation. Other amenities include boat docks, nature trail, horseshoes and access to Wallowa Lake.
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TripAdvisor Ratings & Reviews
I need to be honest here. The cabin we had was ok. Bathroom was very small - no sink - Just toilet and shower. You can just barely sit on the toilet and not hit your knees on the wall if you are short. It is a gravel path up to the cabin. Beds are ok, a bit soft. I had an issue with the heater in the cabin - it ran most of the night and woke me up every time it turned on - it had a very significant noise when turning on. I know people love this place. If you are used to camping, then this probably going to be ok for you. I did have a small spider in my bed. We checked everything and there was nothing else in the beds. Eric the owner is VERY helpful.
My husband and I and a friend couple stayed here for the weekend for a wedding. I really loved trout haven. The owners were super super nice. The grounds were beautiful and right on the lake. Being on the far side of the lake away from the touristy area was fantastic. What was even better was no cell service or TV or Internet. It was so nice to unplug and have a good time period the cabin we stayed in was the 2 bedroom cabin and it was great. The kitchen is small but adequate. The bathroom was nice and clean. The living room dining room area was good size. The Queen size bed room was small prie'ne the room with the 2 double beds was pretty good size. The grounds were well kept and there is a picnic area which is large and a game room. You can rent a small boat for I think it was $15 an hour. I just loved everything about it. I will definitely go here again.
What it is, not what it is not!
We loved it, probably because we needed it! Great to unplug and decompress, not email or do anything internet. Peaceful, quiet and serene. Feels like you've gone back in time when you're here. Close to town and thus easy to access free internet and sync communications, as needed. Bring your own...it is austere, although if you need anything they are on it. Next time, we'll bring our own coffee machine/beans/mugs and wish they provided kayaks or similar to fully leverage unique lakeside access.
Wonderful old fashioned lake cabins
This was the perfect place to decompress-old-style cabins (but in immaculate shape), perched on the edge of Wallowa Lake-are a step back in time. There's no Wifi, spotty cell service, and that's great for getting away from it all. Drive 10 minutes into Joseph, and you can get connected, but while at Trouthaven, your only job is to relax, read a book, or take a refreshing dip in the lake. Host Eric has lots of ideas and suggestions if you want to be busier. This was a great four-day stay, and there's a reason people book for the next year before they depart from Trouthaven.
One of my all time favorite places after only 1 stay
There is no two ways to say this - Eric and Sara (and family) provide such a fantastic, family focused, memorable experience. There is nothing we've ever done that compares. Trouthaven will not be to everyone's liking. You have to drive a bit back into Joseph to get anything. The cabins are basic, but are the epitome of what you think of for a lake cabin which are just right for the experience. There is no cell service and no wifi so if you are hoping to stay connected don't bother, but you wouldn't be missed anyhow. In contrast, this is about unplugging, playing, talking, relaxing, laughing, doing and otherwise just enjoying life in it's most basic form. Our kids could run free and have unbridled fun all around the property. Eric and Sara's kids joined in and it made for a lot of fun for the kids and kept them really occupied doing kid stuff. You can enjoy the view of the lake, take a boat ride, play horseshoes, kayak (bring your own), run in the sprinkler, read, chat with new folks staying there as you watch the sun go down. Fortunately Trouthaven is not really far from Joseph or even Enterprise so if you want to get a dinner out, get a latte in town or some activities away from the cabins it's not prohibitive. And can I just say this is some beautiful country. I had heard all about this from friends but until you see it for the first time you just cannot appreciate it. This place has a lot of repeat customers so plan ahead. We even met a woman with her grandkids who had been coming here for like 40 years. This is a multi generation owned and operated family lake resort. Again it's old school how you might dream it up. I cannot understate how much Eric and Sara made this place so welcoming, Eric is around most of the day operating the place and he is a gem of a person, just about as friendly and helpful as can be. Our son even forgot a prized stuffed animal and Eric mailed him to us after being found. We will be back no doubt and hope this place never goes away.