Oregon offers the full range of accommodations, including basic to deluxe hotels, inns, resorts and lodges. Outside major cities, country inns, woodland lodges and bed-and-breakfasts expand the choice of accommodations beyond chain and privately run motels.Read More ...
Along the coast, expect tiny bed-and-breakfasts, no-frills motels, condos, rustic cabins and seaside resort complexes. A view of the Pacific should be easy to find, no matter which you choose. The famous Salishan resort is designed to respect (and blend with) the coastal landscape, and its swanky spa offers ultimate relaxation.
In the Cascades region, look for secluded riverside cabins, fishing lodges (some remote), recreation resort condos (usually near ski areas), as well as familiar motel chains. Don't miss three of the region's most famous lodgings: Timberline Lodge, Crater Lake Lodge and the Columbia Gorge Hotel (built next to the gorge in 1920 and frequented by Rudolph Valentino, Clara Bow and other celebrities). Stay in a tepee or a lodge room with a view at the Native American-owned Kah-Nee-Ta Resort. Golf and a huge mineral-springs pool are some of the amenities at this oasis, which is located on a desert plateau.
In the eastern part of the state, there are fly-in or pack-in lodges, guest ranches and motels with resort amenities. Though Oregon is, in most places, a year-round destination, be aware that some properties close in late fall or early spring.
One particularly memorable way to spend the night is to stay in one of the historic fire-lookout posts that can be rented from the National Forest Service. The watchtowers are always located on the peaks of the highest mountains, offering expansive views. Glassed-in 360-degree windows surround the small cabins, most of which sit on stilts 20-60 ft/6-18 m above the ground. Two of Oregon's best are Fall Mountain Lookout (Malheur National Forest) and Bald Butte Lookout (Fremont National Forest). Most rent for about US$35 a night.< Show Less