CAVE JUNCTION, OREGON PROPERTY EST. 1934 • NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK A heritage lodge nestled by a geologic wonder, the Chateau at the Oregon Caves retains the peace and charm of a bygone era. Sheathed in Port Orford cedar, it spans a wooded ravine and stands in harmony with its surroundings. Cave Creek flows from unusual marble caverns to cascade into a reflecting pool, then through the Chateau’s lower level and down the ravine. Architect Gust Lium’s building is hailed as a rustic post and beam masterpiece with a grand staircase, an intimate lobby that invites relaxation by the massive fireplace, original light sconces, and unique architectural details throughout. A Gift Gallery features talented artisans of regional renown. Guided tours in summer months. Reduced rates May, June, September, and October. William Gruber met postcard company president Harold Graves at Oregon Caves in 1938. This led to the creation of the View-Master, a 1939 New York World’s Fair sensation. ORIGINAL INN CHARMING SERVICE TRADITIONAL DÉCOR RUSTIC AMENITIES 23 inviting guestrooms many appointed with original Monterey furniture designed especially for the lodge. Accommodations include economy through deluxe suite and offer canyon or waterfall views. Limited handicap access. Free live music or Park Service presentations in the lobby most evenings. Historic Fred Kiser “Artographs.” Cave tours and hiking trails available. DINING Charming original Caves Café offers breakfast, lunch, or an old-fashioned hard ice cream shake. The creek-side dining room presents impressive canyon views. Both offer Northwest cuisine featuring choice ingredients, local meats, fresh produce and baked goods, and award-winning wines and brews. Quick snacks and treats also available in the Gift Gallery. LOCATION The Mystic Corridor runs from the Redwood Coast to Crater Lake. This PBS “Great Lodge of the National Parks” is just 20 scenic miles away, set in wooded splendor of the ancient Siskiyou Mountains. The absence of phones and TV invites savoring the serenity of whispering pines and cascading water. Rogue Valley Int’l-Medford Airport: 75 miles, 1 hour, 50 minutes. Chateau shuttle from the Illinois Valley Airport: 24 miles, 47 minutes. 20,000 Caves Highway Cave Junction, OR 97523 T 541.592.3400
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